OK, so, GamePolitics reports that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met with Nintendo executives recently in order to pitch a video game concept about promoting the United Nations. Setting aside the fact that it's unusual for a celebrity to pitch a game idea that doesn't involve said celebrity starring in the title role and shooting people, what kind of pro-U.N. game could Jolie and Pitt have in mind? How would such a game work? What's the object of the game? What's the genre? I have so many questions.
Admittedly, when I read the article the first image that popped into my mind was a political Super Smash Bros. in which Nintendo heroes attend summit meetings instead of laying out smackdowns. Can't you just picture the committees? Mario and Princess Peach represent the Mushroom Kingdom, Link and Princess Zelda come for Hyrule, Samus Aran appears for the Galactic Federation, Fox McCloud stands for the Lylat System, Kirby shows up from Popstar... the list could go on and on. The delegates would come to discuss treaties and referendums, issue sanctions against Bowser from the Koopa Kingdom, and declare Ganon a war criminal. It almost works in a twisted, bizarre sort of way.