It is no secret that Nintendo has been expanding the range of characters it will allow into its Smash Bros. series of games. When Smash first started, it was all Nintendo owned characters, but over the course of the years, it has allowed such characters as Sonic, Solid Snake, Pac-man, Ryu and more. Its latest character choice shows that Nintendo is not above including characters not seen on Nintendo consoles. Continue reading
In a leaked confidential conference call between the heads of Nintendo’s worldwide offices and select share holders, it was revealed that Nintendo has accelerated one of its Quality of Life initiatives in the wake of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata’s unfortunate passing.
While the exact details of the program are unclear, we do know for sure the name, “Project 1UP”. In the conference call, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was heard explaining that Iwata’s legacy must be preserved to be brought anew in the near future. When answering questions on the project, Fils-Aime explained that Iwata’s brain and hands are preserved in a state of suspended animation until the technology is ready to “bring them back to life.”
Based on this quote, we can only guess as to the true nature of “Project 1UP”. It could be a system to clone Iwata and transplant his consciousness into the new body. An alternative theory is the creation of some kind of mechanical vessel which will house Iwata’s preserved brains and hands creating some kind of “robo-CEO”.