One thing that sets Nintendo apart from practically all of its competition is the lack of an achievement system. While everything from PS4 to Steam has a way of cataloging certain in-game acts, Nintendo has yet to implement a similar mechanic in its operating systems.

That may be changing though, as alluded to in a recent Reddit AMA by the developers of Lichtspeer. In an answer responding to a question that asked “does your game have online rankings?” one of the game’s developers had this to say:

“Nintendo doesn’t have an official support for Achievements and Leaderboards, like Sony or Microsoft but we know that they’re working on it. We’ll see how it goes and we’ll add the rankings along the way.”

When another redditor pointed out that Nintendo haven’t announced such a thing and probably want it kept secret, the same developer responded:

Oops.
Move along. Nothing to see here.
PS. But seriously – I have a really strong feeling they hinted it a few times.

This raises more than a few questions – while the first answer seems pretty definitive, the second deflects and makes it sound more like a personal theory. Chances are we’ll know for sure once Nintendo launches its paid online services next year.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.

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