One of the most shocking things to come out of genre movies lately is the reality that Detective Pikachu was actually a ridiculously solid film– the kind of video game film that properly demonstrated that video game customizations don’t to have to be bad. Apparently, Nintendo has taken note of this development and is considering catching lightning in a bottle again.
In general, it’s best not to try to read the tea leaves left by corporate earnings calls and briefings because it doesn’t always correlate directly with things that end up bearing fruit. But that doesn’t mean the details that emerge from those calls and briefings aren’t worth thinking about, just thinking about what The Brands might consider next.
From the sounds of Nintendo’s latest Briefing in corporate managementThe company is very seriously considering several ways in which it can leverage its IP address for video games outside of the scope of gaming. It’s not surprising in itself, but it’s interesting to hear that Nintendo isn’t scared to attempt to enable video game films.
“We have already embarked on several other visual content enhancement projects and we are pursuing other possibilities,” Nintendo said in a section of the document with reference to 2023 and beyond. “In the future, visual enhancement initiatives may not be limited to movies. The size of our investments will vary depending on the type of project, but we will continue to invest in these entertainment expansion initiatives to increase the number of people who have access to our intellectual property. “The company also gave an update on that planned next Super Mario Movie.
“Another way to bring Nintendo entertainment to a wider audience is with Super Mario CG-animated film, which should appear in cinemas in 2022, “it also says. “Thanks to the collaboration of Chris Meledandri, founder of Illumination’s CEO, known for production, production is running smoothly Minions Films and Nintendo’s assistant director and fellow Shigeru Miyamoto, who is co-producing. The film is distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures. “
Outside of the plumber, Nintendo knows that it is based on the rights of a whole host of characters loved by literally millions of people and, given the right circumstances, can become the focus of stories that don’t involve actual gaming. Popular as an animated series like Castlevania Nintendo has to figure out how everything else can benefit from the IP it has and it will be very, very interesting to see how the company carries out its vision in the future.
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