Sunday, October 2

Tag: Capcom

Gaming

Fish & Play Aquarium Announced For Switch

Screenshot: Fishing SpiritsThere’s a Japanese arcade game called Fishing Spirits that in 2019 was ported to the Switch, then released in the West as Ace Angler. It now has a sequel, and it is not your average fishing game.Do not think of, say, Sega Bass Fishing here. This is not intended as an accurate representation of the sport/pastime of fishing. Instead, what you need to do here is imagine that Capcom’s Monster Hunter series took over management of the Animal Crossing aquarium. 釣りスピリッツ 釣って遊べる水族館 [Nintendo Direct mini ソフトメーカーラインナップ 2022.6.28]That’s the debut trailer for Fishing Spirits: Fish & Play Aquarium, a new game that was announced in today’s Japanese edition of the Nintendo Direct presentation. It wasn’t mentioned in the Western presentation, so maybe the game is only destine...
Gaming

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund Now Owns 5% Of Nintendo

Image: NintendoSaudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, a near-bottomless pit of cash tasked with diversifying the nation’s economy (and whitewashing their human rights record), has acquired a 5.01% stake in Nintendo.The news was announced in a filing made with Japan’s Finance Ministry, Bloomberg reports. It follows similar investments made last year in Capcom, EA, Take-Two and Activision, along with almost complete ownership of SNK. Bloomberg says this would make the Public Investment Fund the company’s “fifth-largest shareholder”. If this is the first time you’ve encountered this kind of money, know that the PIF fucking sucks, as does the man running it, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. As Ian wrote just last month:Saudi Arabia spent the last year throwing money around the video gam...