A piece of a GameSpot interview with Reggie Fils-Aime…
GS: Nintendo’s had great success with bringing over classic games from its home consoles to the 3DS. Without giving your hand away on specific titles, is there anything you can say Nintendo’s plans are for bringing more of these classics over? Does fan demand play a part in Nintendo’s decision-making process at all?
RFA: Nintendo fans are very vocal, and like any company, we pay attention to what people are saying. But I think it’s helpful to repeat what we’ve said before. The only way to truly surprise someone is to deliver something unexpected. That’s really written into our corporate DNA.
So moving forward, I guess it’s safe to say people can look forward to a combination of things they’ve always wanted…and things they never even thought of wanting.
GS: I love my New 3DS XL, and it’s a system I would’ve bought regardless, but I’m also jealous of the amazing, swappable covers for the regular New 3DS. What drove the decision to only release one version of the New 3DS in the US, and is there a chance we’ll ever get a regular one?
RFA: We made the decision that we felt was best in keeping with the needs of our user base at the time.
GS: Final question, there are a lot of great games coming up for the 3DS; this summer are you going to be playing something that’s already out or do you think your time will be taken up by one of the upcoming games? I guess that’s a roundabout way of asking what your “summer vacation” game is going to be!
A big benefit of my job is the early hands-on access I get. Right now, I am loving Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash. This is another great example of Nintendo’s ability to create a side-scrolling, re-traversal adventure. And there are other 3DS games that we will be announcing at E3 that I have been having fun with. Stay tuned!