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If you liked Splatoon then you'll love Paper Mario!

Miroku129

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So, I was browsing my Facebook timeline and found this ad in the Nintendo Official Account:



I do not know about you, but compare a rpg to a shooter seems misguided and a bad idea all around...
 

Berordn

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I do not know about you, but compare a rpg to a shooter seems misguided and a bad idea all around...

Well, it's not like marketing is about to say "hey we have nothing else for your audience this holiday season so here's a franchise you don't care about".
 

-Mutsukki-

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Is this your first time seeing this kind of advertisement? Gamecube games came with stuff like this all the time. This one actually seems to be pretty well done, since it's made in a 100% tongue-in-cheek manner, did you actually read it?
 

RecRoulette

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Fuck that. That's some desperate marketing, and makes me worry that Nintendo doesn't get why Splatoon was successful.
 

Fandangox

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So that's why Nintendo didn't market Wonderful 101.

They just figured all Pikmin fans would buy it.
 

woopWOOP

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Man, someone's really hoping some of that Splatoon popularity rubs off on Color Splash

I've already decided to buy Color Splash but c'mon NoA
 

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I see what they mean, kinda. I'm playing it right now and the game has a serious Super Mario Sunshine aesthetic inspiration, down to the use of paint and the Shine-looking Paint Stars.

Plus, never forget:



Plus, you know, it's marketing. So they're going to try to get fans of a successful game to buy a new game.
 

Miroku129

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Is this your first time seeing this kind of advertisement? Gamecube games came with stuff like this all the time. This one actually seems to be pretty well done, since it's made in a 100% tongue-in-cheek manner, did you actually read it?

Yes I read it. I find it desperate tbh.
 

Green Mamba

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Seems sort of desperate looking, but I haven't really seen much in the way of Nintendo marketing these days so maybe this is the norm.
 

BRocknRolla

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I was going to get Color Splash for my love of painting...

But I decided painting my kitchen would satisfy those urges in a more effective way. My wife is a pretty colorful character too, and might occasionally make me laugh with a witty remark as she walks by. Thanks though, Nintendo!
 
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I see what they mean, kinda. I'm playing it right now and the game has a serious Super Mario Sunshine aesthetic inspiration, down to the use of paint and the Shine-looking Paint Stars.

Plus, never forget:



Plus, you know, it's marketing. So they're going to try to get fans of a successful game to buy a new game.

LOL. I read a few years back that someone attempted an actual timeline for all mainline Mario games and spinoffs. I wonder if it's been updated.
 

jrDev

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So, I was browsing my Facebook timeline and found this ad in the Nintendo Official Account:



I do not know about you, but compare a rpg to a shooter seems misguided and a bad idea all around...
...But it's not an RPG... >_>
 

Green Mamba

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Actually, think about how bizarre sounding it would be to someone in 2014 that Nintendo would be trying to leverage Splatoon's fanbase to buy a Mario game in the future.
 

TrueBlue

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I mean, their points aren't exactly wrong.

It's just a really weird and tangential connection :lol.
 

Junahu

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Plus, you know, it's marketing. So they're going to try to get fans of a successful game to buy a new game.
Is this really a frequent thing in advertising? I mean "from the creators of..." is commonplace, but this is a different kettle of fish entirely.
 

Neiteio

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If you like thick sticky stuff

all

over

your

FACE

Then you'll LOVE

Paper Mario: Color Splash
 

NCR Redslayer

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And the sad part that I hear is that Color Splash is good, or at least better than paper jam bros and sticker star. But man are they going alll out on the marketing.
 

-Mutsukki-

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I didn't know obvious tongue-in-cheek humor could be so upsetting to people.

Right? Especially since this came from their Facebook page. Nintendo has been pretty cheeky on Facebook for a while now, a little like the Sonic page that everyone loves.
 

Tookay

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Man, it was so hard to find parallels between the two that they essentially used the "colorful" bullet point twice.