Nintendo has exceeded expectations and was able to develop WW:HD in 6 months

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3 years ago#1
http://mynintendonews.com/2013/10/05/zelda-wind-waker-hd-only-took-six-months-to-develop/

Aonuma: It took about 6 months. Development was still difficult. You had to consider the difference in hardware at the time. Additionally there is a technique known as toon shading, which gives the game a very animated look. At that time, the technique was established, but had not be used before by our staff, everyone had to do everything by hand.
3 years ago#2
Wasn't it announced in January? + 6 months would mean it was finished in July. Three months to get it shipped?
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3 years ago#3
BonezWell posted...
Wasn't it announced in January? + 6 months would mean it was finished in July. Three months to get it shipped?


Yeah 3 months is pretty long, but for a major publisher, thats not unusual.

Its nearly impossible to plan millions of units being produced and shipped without lead time so some games simply get held back a couple months due to production/logistical/timing reasons.
3 years ago#4
This assumes that they were working on it in January.
3 years ago#5
Thunderbird8 posted...
This assumes that they were working on it in January.


Pretty much. I think the screens in January indicated that they were just testing out some things and that active development didn't start until a bit later.
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3 years ago#6
Less effort. Full price.
PROFIT!!!!
3 years ago#7
unitedpros posted...
Less effort. Full price.
PROFIT!!!!


"Less effort"? Do you even know how these things work?
3 years ago#8
unitedpros posted...
Less effort. Full price.
PROFIT!!!!


Hmmm...full price? Pretty sure it cost me less than a normal game costs on last gen systems now.
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3 years ago#9
Not to mention, you can get it free with the system.
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3 years ago#10
I'm starting to think the next batch of Nintendo games is going to be very interesting. I sincerely hope they avoid Day 1 patches and crap like that.
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