Sunday Newsday: Picross e3 Event a Success
- Derek Liesse
Game journalists were startled Thursday morning when they received an urgent invitation to attend the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The stage is usually home to Nintendo’s press events during E3. Once there, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime took the stage to announce that Picross e3 was now available for the Nintendo 3DS eShop priced at $5.99. This concluded the Picross e3 event.
“Some would question why we forced as many members of the press as we could to drop whatever they were doing today and come here within the span of four hours just to spend three minutes announcing a digital download,” said Nintendo’s Vice President of Swift Sails, Scott Moffit. “But as soon as we announced it, that whole place erupted in a thunderous applause.”
“I think what really has me hooked is the new Mega Numbers mechanic,” said an anonymous journalist during the Picross Afterparty. “It tells you how many squares you need to fill out across two different rows, instead of just one. I think this is finally the Picross challenge I’ve been looking for.”
“We’re very excited to be partnering with Jupiter once again for a digital Picross title. After the last game’s success with giant multi-grid puzzles, we knew we had to get another one out the gate,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, gracing us with an interview just as he was boarding his flight home. “And I’d like to point out that this won’t be the last time you hear from Picross,” he added with a sly smile, clearly hinting to the popular fan theory that the Picross Grid will be a playable character, stage, AND game mode in the new Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS launching next year.
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