Collaborations with musicians aren’t unusual within the online game trade (we nonetheless shudder once we’re reminded concerning the likes of Kris Kross: Make My Video and the Aerosmith-heavy Revolution X) and it appears that evidently we very almost had an analogous team-up between Nintendo and good ol’ Yeezy himself.
Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has defined that, throughout an E3 present a number of years again, Kanye West visited Nintendo’s sales space and spent a while chatting with the one and solely Shigeru Miyamoto. Following this assembly of minds, West later invited Reggie for a gathering on the workplace of his trend enterprise, together with his spouse Kim Kardashian additionally in attendance – placing the previous Nintendo president in a quite tight spot:
A part of it was speaking about what he was as much as. He was experimenting with a bit of online game content material; he needed reactions to it. He comes out and says, ‘I need to work with Nintendo.’ We had so many alternative initiatives at Nintendo occurring, the opportunity of doing one thing with Kanye simply wasn’t there, and so I needed to discover a strategy to politely decline this chance to work with him. I informed him, ‘Kanye, you don’t need to work with us as a result of we’re powerful, we’re exhausting. All we do is push for the easiest content material. We’d not be the kind of companion you’ll need to work with.’ And he appears to be like at me and says, ‘Reggie, you’re precisely the kind of companion I need due to that motive!’ It’s like, ‘Oh my gosh.’
Kanye has such a ardour for the online game house, and he’s a creator.
You may hear the complete dialogue on the Speaking Video games With Reggie & Harold Podcast, which is aiming to lift funds for the New York Videogame Critic’s Circle nonprofit mentoring work.