Nintendo’s Direct presentation was as good as ever. Nothing mind-blowingly out of left field except for the sudden announcement of the return of Lucas to Smash Bros and maybe the plush Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibos as pictured above, but lots of interesting and neat new information. Read on for an edited copy of Nintendo’s own summary of the event.
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In classic Nintendo fashion, Nintendo announced today that at 4:00pm CST tomorrow they’re going to announce a bunch of real news in the midst of all the jokes that will be floating around the web. Nintendo historically likes doing this for some reason, but whatever that reason is — colour us excited. Don’t be pulling for any NX or Zelda Wii U news, but expect more info on Yoshi’s Woolly World, Splatoon, and hopefully North American wave 4 amiibos. We’ll have our usual summary after the event with the coolest news of the day, so stay tuned!
You’ll be able to watch the Nintendo Direct presentation when it goes live right here.
With Mario Party 10 launching for the Wii U this Friday, Nintendo Canada announced today that the Gold Mario Amiibo that is being sold exclusively at Walmarts in the US will be available from a number of retailers in Canada on April 10th. Amazon.ca preorders are already sold out, but keep an eye out for them in other places now that they’re officially making the trek to the Great White North.
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Genre: Strategy / Tactics
Players: 1 (2 players local/online)
Progress: Completed single-player campaign
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is one of those games that come along once in a while that makes me wonder what kind of magic mushrooms Nintendo developers have been into lately. It’s hard to explain the level of uncanny that’s going on in S.T.E.A.M., but the combination of factors presented makes it a rather decent romp on the 3DS. Part turn-based strategy, part 3rd person shooter, part tactics RPG, S.T.E.A.M. takes players through a challenging campaign set in an imaginative world while meeting colorful characters. Does Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. deserve a home in your 3DS? Read on to find out.
Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo, Grezzo
Console: Nintendo 3DS
Hours Played: ~12 hours
In 2000 Nintendo released the original Majora’s Mask as a follow-up to their hugely successful original foray into the third dimension with Zelda, 1998’s Ocarina of Time. To this day those two games still stand in the eyes of many gamers as the magna opera of the Legend of Zelda series, and for very good reason. Majora’s Mask remains the darkest, most emotional and poignant game that Nintendo ever made and stands in stark contrast to the much safer and lighter fare that post-2006 “Grey Logo Nintendo” prefers to release. Such a rare and sentimental game to the Nintendo gaming community deserves an equally stellar update with modern graphics and mechanics, but does Majora’s Mask 3D (MM3D) pay proper tribute to the classic or did it meet with a terrible fate?
Nintendo announced today that not only is the New 3DS XL (apparently not the regular New 3DS) is coming to North America on Feb. 13th, but also Majora’s Mask 3DS, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, an MH4 New 3DS XL and a very special edition Majora’s Mask-branded New 3DS XL! We already have ours preordered. : O
Tomorrow, January 14th at 8:00am CST Nintendo will air a Nintendo Direct with info pertaining to this Spring’s Wii U and 3DS releases. Hoping for proper (and soon) release dates for the New 3DS and Majora’s Mask 3DS as well as an announcement of the New 3DS Ambassador program for North America and hopefully a couple of releases in the currently mostly empty Q1 2015 season.
We’ll have our usual summary posted here after the Direct airs so that everyone knows what went down.