Depending on who you ask these days, Nintendo is either still printing boat loads (albeit slightly smaller boats) of money, or they are one pixel away from falling off the face of the Earth. Ask a number of people and they will either tell you the company is going to be just fine, or that they will soon be shilling out Mario to sponsor everything from local car wash openings to “Free Pie Wednesday” at one of the three Baker’s Squares that has yet to be shut down.

Apple is either going to rule the handheld market because their 99-cent swipey games are the future, or Nintendo will continue to rule the market because we all know that 99% of those 99-cent swipey games are dumb. It’s all a matter of perspective; it’s just too bad that all of them are wrong. But we’re here to set you straight.

Rather than just leaping to conclusions, Corrupted Saves is all about bringing the thunder… of truth. So after we considered the mishandling of the 3DS launch, stopped kicking puppies to cope with the early adopter sting of the price drop, and put our eyeballs back in their sockets after they gazed upon the hideous second thumb-pad attachment, we decided to do some sleuthing. After dabbling in some light breaking and entering, we found some documents that lead us to believe that Nintendo is going to keep on trucking, full steam ahead. However, they are going to do so with a whole host of new “innovations” in mind.

Taking a cue from Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, the picture below is clearly the Big N’s own spin on the crossover fighting genre. We found it right next to the plans for the 4DS that were labeled: “The Console that Plays You!” I’m not sure I want to know what that means.

Champion them or sound their death knell, but with games like Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 on the way, Nintendo is still alive and kicking for the moment.

Nintendo Corrupted Saves Game Rant Webcomic Issue 053Comic by Zac Landry.