As you might have observed, as we speak 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 vital anniversaries (or any anniversary in the case of 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 avid gamers’ ideas in a means 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 isn’t Mario, it isn’t Pikmin, it isn’t F-Zero — it isn’t even Billy Hatcher. It is…
Yep, it is Silicon Knights’ psychological horror Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, a recreation that continues to be 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 It is a traditional horror title stuffed with Lovecraftian-style lore and Outdated God gore, and maybe most fondly remembered for its fantastically efficient ‘sanity results’, the place the sport would break the fourth wall to mess with the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 deliver the collection again in some kind? Is Microsoft shopping for Nintendo?!?!…
Er, no, no, and no. Verify 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 happy to tell us beneath which GameCube recreation you suppose Jim Ryan would name his favorite. We’ll say it is most likely… oh, a FIFA or one thing.