Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nintendo Direct 11/12/15

Today is the first Nintendo Direct since the passing of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Here's what they had to say.

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD- The GameCube and Wii title is being remade into HD for the Wii U. Hyrule has been taken over by the Twilight and its citizens have been turned into spirits. Link must dispel the Twilight to return things to normal. A new Amiibo of Wolf Link will be available and the game will support the Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Sheik, and Ganondorf Amiibo. The soundtrack will be a preorder bonus. Some data on the Wolf Link Amiibo can be transferred to the new Zelda game. March 4, 2016

Zelda: Triforce Heroes- A free update will be available, introducing the Den of Trials, an extra 30 stages. You'll have to clear out all of the enemies to move forward. There are two new costumes: Linebeck's Armor, which lets you see inside of treasure chests before opening them, and the Fierce Deity's Armor, which makes your attacks stronger and allows you to fire a beam in four directions.  December 2, 2015.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon- Become a Pokémon in a world of all 720 Pokémon. Solve the mystery of why Pokémon are being turned into stone. The dungeons change each time you enter them. Befriend other Pokémon to allow them to join your team. There will be a 3DS theme of the game for a short time. November 20, 2015.

Splatoon- There are some changes coming to Inkopolis. Some stages will have parts that move up and down. Museum d'Alfonsino is an art and historical museum with a revolving platform. Mahi-Mahi Resort is a poolside stage that morphs into a drier stage halfway through. More gear, including winter items will be added with new updates. Some of the new updates will happen tonight and tomorrow. With the Splatnet website, you can track your stats online. The Treehouse will have a tournament in December with Treehouse staff.

Super Mario Maker- There will be a new portal site that lets you search for courses more easily that you're interested in. It can be accessed by smart phone or PC. Register a course as a favorite and it will appear flagged on the game. December 2015.

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival- A party game. Amiibo included in the bundle include Isabelle and Diggby, but only at launch. Use the Amiibo cards to play new game modes. There's also a quiz mode. Wii U November 13, 2015

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash- You can perform a jump shot to return the ball before it bounces. Do it successfully to get a Smash Point, which allows you to perform an Ultra Smash. In Mega Mode, Toad, the referee, will toss in Mega Mushrooms to make characters temporarily large. Simple mode allows for traditional tennis gameplay. You can play with up to three other players locally or online. The game is Amiibo compatible. Tap them to change their stats and add them as a partner to the game, even online. Wii U November 20, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X- There will 4 data packs to download if you purchase the physical game. Wii U December 4, 2015

Nintendo Badge Arcade- This a crane game that allows you to win badges to decorate your home menu. It's free to start, but you have to pay for additional tries after your first 5. Get enough of one type to get a new home menu theme. 3DS eShop

Pokémon Picross- Picross is a game where you have a grid with numbers on it. Select tiles that will ultimately form a picture, in this case, of Pokémon. Complete the picture to capture the Pokémon, who can help you in the next Picross challenge. Picrites help you solve puzzles faster. You can purchase more of them. 3DS eShop Early December

SteamWorld Heist- This is a side-scrolling turn-based shooting adventure where you board, loot, and shoot through enemy spaceships. You have robot allies. Purchase it and get a 3DS home theme. 3DS eShop Holiday

FAST Racing Neo- A 60 frames per second racing game that supports 4 player split screen local play and online play with 7 other players. This is an incredibly fast racing game. Wii U eShop Early December

Typoman- A dark tale of heroes and monsters that uses the power of words to bend the world to your will. Wii U eShop November 19

Yo-Kai Watch is available now.

There will be a new Wii U bundle that includes Super Smash Bros and Splatoon. A new batch of Amiibo will arrive in January.

Pokken Tournament- Tekken gameplay with Pokémon. Shadow Mewtwo will be playable and can Mega Evolve into it's X form. There will be an Amiibo card of Shadow Mewtwo so you can use it immediately. Wii U Spring 2016

Star Fox Zero has vehicles that operate both in the air and on the ground. Use the TV and GamePad screen to navigate. The GamePad will show a cockpit view. Wii U April 22, 2016

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam- Paper Mario joins the bros to lend his paper skills. They let him slip through narrow gaps and turn into a paper airplane to carry Mario and Luigi. Battle Cards are a new addition that do things such as increase attack and lower enemy experience levels. Character Cards are more powerful than Battle Cards. Scan in Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Bowser, and Peach Amiibo from the Mario Party 10 set to get Character Cards. 3DS January 22, 2016

Final Fantasy Explorers- Explore a land of mystical crystals. There's a job system for characters to get new skills. All characters can master each job class. There are costumes of classic Final Fantasy characters. You can play with up to 3 other players in local cooperative play. Trained monsters can fill the remaining slots. All DLC will be included for free. A collector's edition will include an artbook, 20-track soundtrack sampler, 3DS case, and quests to get legendary weapons. 3DS January 26 2016

Fire Emblem Fates- There will two copies of the game: Birthright and Conquest. The endings are different. Buy one and you can download the other for a reduced price. Both games allow you to download a third storyline: Revelation. The special edition will include all 3 games plus an artbook and a carrying case. There will be new DLC maps. 3DS February 19, 2016

Megaman Legacy Collection- This game contains the first 6 games in the series, plus concept art. Challenge Mode features remixed stages from all 6 games. Unlock new challenges with the Megaman and Gold Megaman Amiibo, the later exclusive to the collector's edition. 3DS February 23, 2016

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow- The same games you remember, without the GameBoy Link Cable. The 3DS allows you to battle and trade wirelessly.  3DS eShop February 27, 2016

Hyrule Warrior Legends- The game from the Wii U, with some new content. Toon Link, Tetra, and the King of Hyrule are playable characters, along with Skull Kid, Linkle is a girl from a Cucco-raising village, who bears a strong resemblance to Link. She wields two crossbows. A home theme will be included. 3DS March 25, 2016

Bravely Second: End Layer- 3DS Spring 2016

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past- Explore the past to collect stone shards to discobver the secrets of much changed world. 3DS Summer 2016

Dragon Quest VIII will be released in 2016.

New games coming to Wii U and 3DS:
Hive Jump Wii U Early 2016
Kerbal Space Program Wii U Early 2016
Mighty No.9 Wii U February 16, 2016, 3DS Q2 2016
Lego Marvel's Avengers Wii U 3DS January 26, 2016
Project X Zone 2 3DS February 6, 2016
Terarria Wii U 3DS Early 2016

Super Smash Bros- Cloud from Final Fantasy VII will be a playable character. There will be a special Bbroadcast in December 2015.

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