GamingWhat did Nintendo reveal from the latest Nintendo Direct?

What did Nintendo reveal from the latest Nintendo Direct?


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Nintendo Direct event kicked off with a look into the past: The Legend of Zelda’s past. Clips of the classic The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask were shown, along with a Spring 2015 release date for Nintendo 3DS.

This second Nintendo 64 instalment of the beloved Legend of Zelda series took a decidedly different turn from the normal formula, requiring Young Link to save the world of Termina in a short 72 hours before a menacing moon crashed down and destroyed everything. Link would also utilize a number of masks to transform into different beings with various power sets.

This also marks the second N64 Zelda to get the 3DS treatment, following Ocarina of Time 3D’s release several years ago.

Duck Hunt Smash Bros trailer heralds Duck Hunt Virtual Console release

Splatoon trailer debuts single-player campaign, the game has been given a projected release window of Q2 2015 for Wii U.

Mario Kart 8 will not only be getting upcoming DLC, but it’ll also be getting Amiibo support. Following the release of the latest DLC trailer, complete with F-Zero and Legend of Zelda music, Nintendo announced how the upcoming figures will be used.

Scanning Amiibo figures will add that character’s suits into Mario Kart 8 for the Mii characters. Ten of the Amiibo characters, including Donkey Kong, Fox, Samus, and others, will be supported.

Mario Kart 8’s first DLC pack also has an official release date. It will release on 13th November (US).

Pikmin Short Movies debut for 3DS and Wii U, They’re roughly 20 minutes each, all featuring a grander look at the Pikmin world. For anyone that’s ever wanted to follow the misadventures of Olimar and Pikmin, take a gander at what to expect below. The Pikmin Short Movies are available right now on the Nintendo eShop, either in 3D on 3DS or in HD on Wii U. They’re currently available at $4.99 for each version.

As for Pikmin 3, Nintendo is still working on getting it out to any recent Wii U adopters by offering a free demo. Save data collected in the demo can be carried over to the full game.

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. coming to the 3DS in Spring 2015, the trailer below shows off the comic book art style that S.T.E.A.M. will employ. It also shows off the steam-based abilities and how they can be used against the invading alien menace. Of course, it’s also important to remember that steam will be a limited resource.

As no trailer been uploaded yet here is the trailer back from E3 this year

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse coming in February with multiplayer, Kirby appears to be the one most open to experimentation. Once again, with the upcoming Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which will take full advantage of the Wii U GamePad for its core gameplay premise. In the Nintendo Direct, viewers also learned that the game will feature multiplayer for up to four players.

Runbow and Sportsball lead Nintendo indie lineup for 2015, Nintendo certainly hasn’t been sitting on the sidelines. The Wii U and 3DS are also in line to receive a slew of indie games over the coming year and Nintendo has outlined much of what’s coming in the future.

  • Runbow from 13AM Games (Wii U) – 2015
  • Chromophore: The Two Brothers Director’s Cut from Ackk Studios LLC (Wii U) – Winter
  • Citizens of Earth from ATLUS (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS) – Winter
  • Nihilumbra from BeautiFun Games (Wii U) – Winter
  • The Swapper from Curve Digital (Wii U) – 6th Nov (US)
  • Thomas Was Alone from Curve Digital (Wii U) – 25th Nov (US)
  • Proun+ from Engine Software (Wii U) – Winter
  • Trine Enchanted Edition from Frozenbyte (Wii U) – Winter
  • Chariot from Frima Studio Inc. (Wii U) – Winter
  • A.N.N.E. from Gamesbymo (Wii U) – Winter
  • Gunman Clive 2 from Hörberg Productions (Wii U) – Winter
  • SteamWorld Heist from Image & Form (Wii U) – Spring 2015
  • Affordable Space Adventures from KnapNok Games (Wii U) – Q1 2015
  • Gone Home from Midnight City (Wii U) – Winter
  • High Strangeness from Midnight City (Wii U) – Winter
  • forma.8 from MixedBag (Wii U) – Winter
  • A World of Keflings from NinjaBee (Wii U) – 13th Nov (US)
  • Tengami from Nyamyam Ltd. (Wii U) – 13th Nov (US)
  • Treasurenauts from Renegade Kid (Nintendo 3DS) – Q1 2015
  • Xeodrifter from Renegade Kid (Nintendo 3DS) – Q4

  • Swords & Soldiers II from Ronimo Games BV (Wii U) – Winter
  • Beatbuddy from THREAKS (Wii U) – Q1 2015

  • Sportsball from TOO DX (Wii U) – 6th Nov (US)
  • 6180 the moon from Turtle Cream (Wii U) – Winter
  • Rive from Two Tribes (Wii U) – 2015

Hyrule Warriors gets Link Spinner from Amiibo, Using the Link figurine will introduce the Link Spinner character. This will allow Link to surf Hyrule atop a spinning disk, taking out copious amounts of enemies along the way. He’ll also have his own set of abilities, including one that allows him to summon other spinners to lob at foes.

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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