Category: Wii U
Nintendo rolled out one final Direct stream before the year’s end, dishing out news related to its 3DS and Wii U Spring 2014 release schedule as well as some new game announcements.
The stream kicked off with its biggest shocker: a new spin-off Zelda title tentatively named Hyrule Warriors, which will be coming out sometime in 2014. Developed by Tecmo Koei, this Wii U title is essentially Dynasty Warriors meets The Legend of Zelda, in which Link does battle with tons of monsters across the fields of Hyrule.
Other new reveals include a new Chibi-Robo! game for 3DS, free Sonic Lost World DLC that features a level inspired by Yoshi’s Island and the reveal of a new Super Smash Bros. character: Rosalina and Luma.
Mosey on over for the full recap, including all the juicy tidbits for the aforementioned games along with other kooky announcements (like Dr. Luigi), trailers and screenshots.
Nintendo’s got a good deal going on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console for both Mega Man X and Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge, but you better hop into some dash boots sooner rather than later.
The SNES and Game Boy classics are $2 a piece on their respective eShops, down from their original $7.99 and $3.99 price tags. They’ll continue to be for only two days, so you’ll have until Wednesday, Dec. 18. 8:59AM PST to take
Despite still having a working cartridge of Mega Man X, $2 for one of the best SNES action platformers out there is too good of a deal to pass up. Commence silly Miiverse posts about jumping through the boss gates and joking about how the password screen is now useless with restore points.
The official Smash Bros. website continues to tease us with snapshots. The most recent one was of Skull Kid, in a grandiose pose, wearing the infamous Majora’s Mask.
According to game director Masahiro Sakurai, Skull Kid will appear in the upcoming mascot fighter as an assist trophy.
Skull Kid, under the chaotic evil influence of his demonically possessed head-wear, was the primary antagonist of the N64 cult favorite The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. This title, as many of you know, had the challenge of following Ocarina of Time‘s legendary success. Despite its own critical and commercial success, Majora’s Mask remains more in obscurity as Nintendo continues to remake updated versions of OoT and Wind Waker. It seems Majora’s Mask will forever be the middle child here.
That being said, with this recent screenshot and the easter egg in Link Between Worlds, Nintendo seems to be hinting at some sort of new Majora involvement.
Between his disturbing childlike playfulness and unending desire to destroy existence, he is one of the more terrifying villains in the Legend of Zelda series.
The next Super Smash Bros. title is slated for a release on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U next year.
The roster for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is still growing and today Nintendo announced the return of one of the series’ most popular characters: Marth. The talented swordsman is making his third appearance in the series and is a welcome sight for many Smash fans.
Marth was the main character of Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, a strategy game released in Japan on the Famicom in 1990. The game would spawn several sequels and was quite popular among Japanese gamers. Interestingly, the series was only available in Japan until 2003 when it was introduced stateside, in large part due to Marth’s popularity in Super Smash Bros. Melee. In fact, several of the best tournament players in Smash history were Marth mains, including Ken, Azen and Mew2King, who were all featured in a recent documentary called The Smash Brothers.
Riding on that popularity, Marth made the jump to Super Smash Bros Brawl, but fellow Fire Emblem character Roy was replaced with another character from the series, Ike. With Marth now announced, it will be interesting to see if Ike makes a return or if he is replaced with a new Fire Emblem character like his predecessor.
The latest screenshot from the official Super Smash Bros. website has confirmed that the male Wii Fit Trainer will also be joining the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games’ rosters.
Since there is no character page for him, one can safely assume he will be an alternate costume for the female Wii Fit Trainer.
With this inclusion, it’s possible we might see more characters that simply exist as an aesthetic double to other pre-existing characters. Dark Link and Daisy have have appeared as costumes for Peach and Link respectively.
We’ll just have to wait it out and see. Hopefully the next update will be revealed soon. Here’s hoping for Dixie Kong.
Bayonetta 2 surprised Comic Con goers who stopped by Nintendo’s booth, not only because of the two hour wait time for this 20-minute demo, but because Bayonetta 2 looks to be a stellar action adventure for the Wii U.
Today, Nintendo confirmed that Sonic will be returning to the roster of playable characters for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS.
As of now, Sonic and Mega Man are the only two third-party characters confirmed. While the hedgehog’s return might be exciting for fans, his appearance could possibly lower the chances of other third-party characters joining the fight. Series director Masahiro Sakurai has stated that, “I think I can generally say there won’t be a trend of adding a lot of third-party characters. You can sort of think of Mega Man as being the special case.”
Could this potentially mean that Sonic will mark the end of third-party involvement? Will Solid Snake not be returning this time around?
It seems safe to say we might only see a handful of non-Nintendo characters, but with newcomers like the Animal Crossing Villager and the hilariously absurd Wii Fit Trainer, there’s no telling who or what we’ll see in this game. In the meantime, we’ll just have to keep on guessing.
*Wii U, Wii U, Wii U*. Sound the alarm because Nintendo just released a massive update for the WiiU that includes some pretty great improvements.
Headlining this patch is the option to play Wii games on the Wii U GamePad instead of on your TV. This is in line with Nintendo’s goals for the Wii U: providing options and flexibility for their users. Unfortunately, they left out the option of using the GamePad itself to play the Wii games; you are still required to sync up your Wii Remotes to play.
Also included in the update is easier access to your Nintendo Network friends list, USB keyboard support, an option for automatic recommended downloads from Nintendo and various other minor updates that improve usability. Full notes can be found after the jump.
A new(ish) challenger approaches! Nintendo announced yesterday that Toon Link will be appearing in Super Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS. This will mark his second appearance in the series, with his first being 2008′s Super Smash Bros Brawl.
This news comes as a bit of a revelation to fans of the series. While Toon Link was well received in the previous title, creator Masahiro Sakurai said in an interview with Kotaku about the new game that “we may need to reduce some characters to a certain degree, but we’re really working hard to include as many characters as possible.”
This led some people to believe that some of the “clone” characters would be removed from this version. Yet Toon Link managed to survive the cuts and it’s possible that the release of Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD played a part in the decision to keep him in the cast. There are no new Star Fox titles currently announced, so this news might shed some doubt on the inclusion of Falco and Wolf in the new game.
Similar questions will be asked about Lucas of Mother 3 fame, considering Ness has been a part of the Smash Bros. series since the beginning and is unlikely to be removed.
There’s always a lot of drama over the roster in every new Smash Bros title and the next two games won’t be any different. In adding a “clone” like Toon Link, Nintendo may bring the discussion to a fever pitch.
If you’ve been excitedly waiting for Sonic the Hedgehog’s foray into unfamiliar territory in Sonic Lost World, you may want to slow down and take this next bit of news in, as the game’s been delayed for a week.
Originally slated for release on the Nintendo Wii U or 3DS on Oct. 22, Sega announced in a recent trailer that it would be coming to North American retailers on Oct. 29.
Sega of America declined to cite any specific reason for the setback, only offering the following statement:
“We know that anticipation is high for the latest and greatest Sonic game – Sonic Lost World – and have to ask fans to hang in there for one more week. The game, available exclusively for Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS™, will ship on October 29th in North America to ensure the greatest quality gameplay that fans have come to expect.”
The release dates for Europe, Australia and Japan on Oct. 18, 19 and 24, respectively, remain unchanged.
You can check out the latest trailer after the jump.