Nintendo fans aren’t left with much of an extended universe when it comes to franchises.
Sure, the Mario-verse is alive and well thanks to the side characters of Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Captain Toad all getting their own adventures outside of the Mushroom Kingdom, but that’s it.
Often, fans view these side characters in a positive light in their respective franchises, so it begs the question, would other Nintendo franchises shine if they followed similar approaches?
Expanding the Universe
The biggest question here is: are there franchises that have enough side characters to build out their own universe?
I think so.
I look at The Legend of Zelda, and we’re always following Link and Zelda. That’s not a bad thing, but there are some other fun characters to explore.
Breath of the Wild served up a few on a golden platter that could shine in their own spinoff games…
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