Nintendo today released a live Nintendo Direct on Youtube to talk about some of its upcoming projects for the next couple of months. This Nintendo Direct was especially important since this was the first Direct since the passing of former host and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Hosted by Reggie Fils-Aime, Reggie started off with a somber reminder of Iwata’s passing but thanked fans for all the uplifting words and that Nintendo Direct will continue in his memory.
Here’s a list of all the news that came out.
An updated version of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is on its way following recent Zelda remakes.
The new version will feature updated visuals and Amiibo support. Pre-orders are open starting today bundled with a bundled Wolf Link and Midna Amiibo and soundtrack. If the pre-order situation is like the last two Zelda special editions, they’re already gone.
I’m curious if this is a remake of the Gamecube version or the Wii version. I hope that this version at least lets you choose between the Wii or Gamecube control schemes.
Release is set for March 4, 2016
Star Fox Zero launches for WiiU on April 22, 2016
Star Fox Zero was supposed to launch this year, but now we know we don’t have to wait too much longer.
A new trailer was shown off showing footage of Team Star Fox rolling around in the classic Arwing and Landmaster, but also showed off new vehicles like the Walker, Graymaster and Gyrowing.
The new release date is now April 22, 2016.
The next game in the Fire Emblem franchise will be coming in two different flavors.
Detailed by Nintendo’s Bill Trinen, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest will be released on February 19, 2016. Unlike Pokémon where both games share the same story, Birthright and Conquest will tell two separate stories that tell one side of a great war.
A third game, Revelations will launch telling the conclusion of the story.
Each version will cost $39.99 but players who buy one retail copy can then get the second side for $19.99. A Special Edition will contain all three versions of Fates, along with an art book and a 3DS pouch for $79.99.
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Conquest and Revelations will be released February 19th 2016.
Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow to be re-released on the Nintendo 3DS E-Shop
For the first time, gamers can now digitally by the original generation Pokémon Games.
Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow and coming to the 3DS eShop in and North America on February 27, 2016
Link cable functionality has been updated to now gamers can trade and battle Pokémon over 3DS wireless connection, since most of 3DS games now a days you play online, so is important to count with a good internet connection to play flawlessly, for the best wireless routers guide click here and find out how you can have the best internet gaming experience.
Everything else about the original experience will be intact.
Hyrule Warriors Legends Featuring New Character, Linkle
Nintendo showed off a new video of the upcoming 3DS remake highlighting new characters Tetra, Toon Link, The King of Hyrule, and Skull Kid, but also revealed a new female character, Linkle.
Linkle, a young girl from a small town over populated with cuccos, enters the fray with a motif that’s reminiscent of Legend of Zelda’s main protagonist. That’s where the similarities end with her packing duel crossbows and special spin kicks.
She seems pretty fun, but I hope that they make her something more then just “female Link.” Also, I’m sure they could have thought of a better name.
Hyrule Warriors Legends is released on March 25, 2016.
Cloud Strife Storms into Battle in Super Smash Bros. WiiU/3DS
In the biggest news from this Nintendo Direct; Nintendo announced that the next DLC character will be Final Fantasy 7 hero, Cloud Strife.
Featuring both his look from Final Fantasy 7 and Final Fantasy Advent Treasure, Cloud destroyed the competition with signature limit breaks and summons.
Trailer also highlighted a new level based off of Midgar and costumes based off Final Fantasy’s bird mascot, Chocobos.
No announcement of release date.
Nintendo Direct ended with a Super Smash Bros. themed direct aimed for December.
– Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes
Den of Trials free update that adds a 30-stage challenge dungeon. Release date soon.
– Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Players can team with legendary Pokémon and new feature called The Connection Orb will allows players to acquire new quests as they progress and get meet more Pokémon.
Release date is November 20, 2015
-Super Mario Maker
Website coming soon to help search though Mario Maker levels. Players can put in keywords to find levels tailored to the experience their looking for. Coming in December.
New updates out tomorrow with new map, Museum d’Alfonsino. New map, Mahi-Mahi Resort, further updates and new weapons to be out by January. All updates will continue to be free.
New game announced to be out in December. The term “free to start” was used so I assume it’ll be free download but with paid content.
-Pokken Tournament WiiU
New Fighting game collaboration between Nintendo and Namco Bandai (Tekken Franchise) officially dated for the WiiU. First print run will come bundled with a Shadow Mewtwo Amiibo card. Still want a luchadore Pikachu Amiibo. Release date is Spring 2016
– Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam 3DS
Official release date of January 22, 2016 announced. Paper Jam is the team up of the Mario and Luigi RPG series with the Paper Mario series.
Has added a card battler based system with Amiibo support for extra attacks.
– Mega Man Legacy Collection WiiU/3DS
Special levels exclusive to the Nintendo platforms with Amiibo support announced. Special Gold Mega Man Amiibo to launch with boxed special editions. Release date is February 23, 2015
Dragon Quest 7: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Dragon Quest 8 for the 3DS are both coming state side with Summer and fall release dates respectfully.
-Mother 3 is coming to Japanese Virtual Console on December 17 and we still have to wait. I hope that I can play that game in my lifetime.