Let it be said this isn't a "save Nintendo" feature. Rather, it began its life as a desire to walk, unhindered, through the Mushroom Kingdom in open-world form and morphed into what it is now.
The natural change in the article's direction is a clear indication the only problem the Big N faces is lacking releases amidst a popular and much-loved stable. They don't need third-party cross-platform releases to stay in the game, because their manifest of games is magnificent, but they do need help speeding up the release process, as we explore in the feature linked below.
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