See what things from the most recent Nintendo Direct I’m looking forward to!
This week Nintendo presented their first Nintendo Direct since the passing of Satoru Iwata and it had a lot of information about upcoming games! Forget the introductions; let’s get right into it!
First up was the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which had been rumored for quite some time. The surprising piece of information here was the inclusion of the Wolf Link Amiibo and that the game will have Amiibo interactions. It was also revealed that the Wolf Link Amiibo would be able to transfer data to the Legend of Zelda Wii U game when it finally releases in 2016 so it will be interesting to see what the Wolf Link Amiibo or the other Amiibo can do in the Wii U Zelda game.
While I’m on the subject of Amiibo, there will be a few of them coming out in the future. Lucas will have his Amiibo release January 22nd and more of the Animal Crossing Amiibo (Resetti, Blathers, Celeste and Kicks) will release that day as well. The Mega Man Legacy Collection will allow players to play the first six Mega Man games complete with challenge modes, to make the old-school tough gameplay even harder. The reason why I’m mentioning this with Amiibo is that the Collector’s Edition of the Legacy Collection will have a Gold Mega Man Amiibo and any fan of the Blue Bomber will want to get their hands on that Amiibo!
Fighting games will be on the horizon with more Super Smash Brothers DLC and Pokken Tournament coming in the New Year. Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII will be the newest downloadable character to the Smash Bros roster when he officially gets added to the lineup. Pokken Tournament, the combination between Bandai Namco and the Pokémon Company, will take Pokémon fighting to another level. The first production run of the game will have Shadow Mewtwo Amiibo cards so you can start off playing with the legendary Pokémon, rather than achieve certain gameplay criteria.
This direct had a lot of Pokémon news in it with more information revealed about Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. Pokémon Picross was also mentioned but this Nintendo Direct finally gave me the news I wanted to hear for years, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow on the 3DS eShop with local Wi-Fi trading. I would have liked global trading but beggars can’t be choosers with this sort of thing. Pokémon trainers have been waiting for this news from Nintendo for years and we finally got it. This could be your first time through the Kanto region or you might be reliving classic memories! All I know is, Squirtle and I will once again get a chance to take the elite four down! The games will release on the Nintendo eShop on February 27th, the same day they were released in Japan all those years ago.
The holiday season will be here before you know it and by the looks of everything coming down the pipeline, it’s going to be a good time to be a Nintendo fan. Get those lists ready for Santa, he’s going to need some time to prepare!