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Offline Meguumin

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"Stage Debut" for Nintendo Gamecube
« on: July 04, 2016, 05:14:07 AM »
An interesting game that never saw the light of day after E3 2003 is Nintendo's "Stage Debut". The game was intended to be the start of Miyamoto's digital avatar idea before it finally settled on the Wii as the Mii Channel.


Stage Debut featured compatibility with the GBA along with a new camera add-on. Like in the N64DD studio games you could have a picture of your face pasted onto a customized 3D model. Unlike the studio games, however, Stage Debut would give you a personality quiz to finalize your avatar instead of having the player finish the model up manually. Studio Debut also seems to feature less activities than the former games did, since the only shown activity appears to be dancing with various Nintendo characters (the other games had art and short-film programs). Most of these ideas from both games have been carried over to the current Mii creator programs and Tomadachi Life.

It's a shame that this game never got an actual release imo. It would've been pretty pricey, though, with all the peripherals that were required to play the game with.

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Re: "Stage Debut" for Nintendo Gamecube
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2016, 07:59:30 AM »
I remember seeing screenshots of this back in an issue of Nintendo Power and being really excited about it. A shame it never came out; some screenshots made it seem like it was similar to Animal Crossing but with Nintendo characters as your neighbors.

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Re: "Stage Debut" for Nintendo Gamecube
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 01:24:12 PM »
Perhaps it was for the best.  Miis do a good job of being everywhere and doing a wild range of stuff.