As you will have seen, right now marks 20 years since the Nintendo GameCube launched in Japan and we (together with the remainder of the web) have been getting all nostalgic for Nintendo’s purple box.
As is customary on these important anniversaries (or any anniversary with regards to social media — gotta mark these seventeenth and thirty sixth birthdays, too), the Twitterverse and Facebookverse and different variously dystopian ‘verses have been fairly rightly celebrating, with Gamecube trending in players’ ideas in a method Nintendo needs it might need 20 years again.
With everybody sharing their favorite GameCube video games and reminiscences, one Phil Spencer, head of Xbox over at Microsoft, revealed his favorite GameCube recreation ever on Twitter. No, it is not Mario, it is not Pikmin, it is not F-Zero — it is not even Billy Hatcher. It is…
Yep, it is Silicon Knights’ psychological horror Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, a recreation that is still GameCube-exclusive to this present day and one which sits at quantity 12 on our reader-ranked Top 50 GameCube game list on the time of writing. It is a basic horror title crammed with Lovecraftian-style lore and Previous God gore, and maybe most fondly remembered for its beautifully efficient ‘sanity results’, the place the sport would break the fourth wall to mess with the participant’s thoughts.
Is that this an indication? Does this imply Phil is working with Nintendo to convey the collection again in some type? Is Microsoft shopping for Nintendo?!?!…
Er, no, no, and no. Test your sanity meter, please.
Anyhow, good one, Phil — that could be a high quality online game launched for the Nintendo GameCube, and we approve of your high-quality style, sir.
Be at liberty to tell us under which GameCube recreation you assume Jim Ryan would name his favorite. We will say it is in all probability… oh, a FIFA or one thing.