New Nintendo Direct Video Reveals Massive Amount of New Information
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a new Nintendo
Direct video, Nintendo revealed new games on the way for its Wii
U and Nintendo
3DS systems, as well as additional details about previously
announced titles. From new games in the Kirby and Paper Mario
franchises to a companion game for Star Fox Zero, this is one
video that can’t be missed.
To view the Nintendo Direct video in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.
Some of the highlights revealed in the video include:
Fox Zero: Fox McCloud returns in an action-packed new
adventure. Multiple paths branch out to give players plenty of places
to explore, and each route gives them a completely different
experience, with each battle posing its own set of unique challenges.
Players will notice their skills get better and better over time, as
they become top-notch pilots. In two-player mode, one player can fly
the Arwing while the other player aims and shoots. The game launches
April 22. The packaged version comes with a Star Fox Guard game
disc at a suggested retail price of $59.99 while the digital version
of the game can be purchased by itself from Nintendo eShop for $49.99.
Fox Guard: Players set up 12 cameras to find and defeat
enemies who are attacking the mining site of Slippy Toad’s uncle,
Grippy Toad. The game includes about 100 stages, but players can also
create their own stages by editing the placement of enemies and
uploading their levels online. The only way to get the physical
version of Star Fox Guard is by purchasing the packaged version
of Star Fox Zero. The game can also be purchased by itself from
Nintendo eShop for $14.99. Customers that purchase the digital version
of either Star Fox Zero or Star Fox Guard will receive a
$4.99 Nintendo eShop discount toward the other game.
Paper Mario: Color Splash: Prism Island is being drained
of its color and it’s up to Paper Mario to stop it! Use Paper Mario’s
paint hammer to splash paint on anything it hits and bring the color
back to the island in this new action-adventure game. The game will
launch later in 2016.
Mario Maker: More than 6.2 million courses from players
around the world are available for others to play, and now a free
March 9 update will add a Super Expert mode to the 100-Mario
Challenge. The mode is unlocked after players clear Expert mode. Super
Expert Mode dishes out six extremely tough courses. Additionally, 12
new Mystery Mushroom costumes have been added to 100 Mario Challenge.
The update also provides level creators with even more tools:
Shake a P Switch to turn it into a key. Shake a Door to turn it
into a Key Door. Creators can make enemies hold keys, meaning
players can’t advance without defeating mandatory bosses.
Shake a Coin to turn it into a Pink Coin. Players must collect
them all to make a key appear.
Shake a Thwomp to turn it into a massive Skewer column from Super
Additionally, the Super
Mario Maker Bookmark site will see additions such as
ranking categories for world records and the number of first
clears on courses, inspiring new ways to experience the main game.
- Shake a P Switch to turn it into a key. Shake a Door to turn it
& Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games: The Wii U
version of the game launches on June 24 and includes two events new to
the series: Rugby Sevens and Rhythmic Gymnastics Clubs. Every event in
the game takes place in locales modeled after the actual venues in Rio.
The hit multiplayer game is getting more updates. An update on March 8
balances some gear abilities to improve some of the lesser-used ones
and make them more appealing. Additional tweaks to matchmaking, Ranked
Battles and Splatfests aim to improve the overall user experience.
Another update arrives in two waves, with the first coming in April.
It will adjust some existing weapons and add new weapon set
recommendations as “Sheldon’s Picks.”
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: Slay monsters—and slay like a
pop star—all at the same time, in this brand-new RPG from acclaimed
developer Atlus. A sinister force from another dimension has invaded
modern-day Tokyo, resulting in a fantastical barrage of style,
fashion, music and, of course, danger. So play to your strengths in
high-energy turn-based battles, then fuse items to craft powerful
weapons and crush your foes. Around every corner you’ll find
fan-service—including Fire Emblem references—original songs by
Japanese entertainment giant Avex, dungeons themed after the
entertainment industry and eye-catching music performances. The
one-of-a-kind game launches June 24.
LOST REAVERS: BANDAI NAMCO’s latest free-to-play online
co-op action game asks players to team up with other adventurers
online to fight zombies and solve puzzles as they search for valuable
treasure. As players complete missions, characters will level up,
unlock additional skills and increase their in-game funds to acquire
new weapons. An open beta version is launching April 14 with the full
version coming to Wii U on April 28.
Planet Robobot: Invaders have mechanized Dream Land. To
restore his home to its original form, Kirby must use their technology
against them with the new Robobot Armor. The Robobot Armor can even
destroy a variety of obstacles in his way. The Team Kirby Clash mode
lets up to four players join forces to battle against powerful bosses.
Players select one of four roles, and participate in a co-op quest
to defeat a boss while supporting their team. Completing a quest earns
experience points to level-up and grow more powerful. The game is
compatible with a large variety of amiibo figures, and some give Kirby
character-specific abilities. A new series of Kirby amiibo figures
that includes Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight and Waddle Dee gives
Kirby attributes specific to each character. Tapping the Kirby figure
is the only way to get the UFO ability. The game and new amiibo
figures launch June 10.
Prime: Federation Force: This next chapter in the Metroid
Prime series is a first-person adventure fused with puzzle
solving, focused on shooting and co-op gameplay. Players take on
missions that tell the story of the battle between the Galactic
Federation’s elite Federation Force unit and the Space Pirates. Each
player must select and carry specific sub-weapons based on their
preferred roles, then proceed to complete each mission. The game will
launch in late spring.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix: The game offers more than 100
rhythm games, 30 of which are new to the series. An additional 70 have
been selected from previous games in the series, including the
original Game Boy Advance title, which was never released in North
America. The game launches later this year.
Monster Hunter Generations: The newest installment in
the popular Monster Hunter action RPG series from Capcom is
making its way to the West. The game will feature a special
collaboration armor set based on Marth from the Fire Emblem
series. Anyone who plays Monster Hunter Generations on
Nintendo 3DS with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate save data present
on it will receive bonus content in the new game. As a special
promotion, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is being offered at a
special price of $19.99 in Nintendo eShop for 48 hours, starting today
at 3 p.m. PT. The game will launch this summer.
Art Academy: Discover your inner artist to capture the
stunning visuals of over 80 Disney and Pixar characters. With advice
and lessons inspired by Disney art and Pixar animations, learn to use
a bundle of different drawing tools to create Elsa and Olaf from
Disney Frozen, characters from Disney Inside Out, Mickey
Mouse and more! Even share your creations with your friends! Disney
Art Academy launches May 13.
Warriors Legends: The game launches March 25, at which
point players can buy a season pass to get access to four DLC packs
and a bonus costume for Ganondorf. These packs will also be available
for purchase individually in Nintendo eShop during the next few
months. A transfer code will allow purchasers who also own Hyrule
Warriors for Wii U to use Ganondorf’s Trident weapon and play
as the five new characters from Hyrule Warriors Legends in the
Wii U game. Medli from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker will
be available as a free download when the first DLC pack is released.
Second: End Layer: A free demo of the game hits Nintendo
eShop on March 10. Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked members will receive
a unique 16-digit code to access the demo early on March 7. Playing
the demo will earn play bonuses that players can transfer into the
full version of the game when it launches on April 15.
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past:
Travel to the past to save the present in this classic Dragon Quest
adventure that has been completely remade from the ground up for
Nintendo 3DS. The world has been rebuilt, the characters have new 3D
models and the story has been completely re-localized. Even customize
your party with over 30 classes and rank up in turn-based battles to
learn new spells and abilities. The game launches later in 2016.
Emblem Fates: Revelation: This third path in the story
reveals many secrets not available in the Birthright or Conquest
versions. On March 10, players can purchase Revelation for
$19.99. Once purchased, a third option will appear at the Branch of
Fate moment of the game: “Refuse to Choose a Side.” Today two new maps
(Museum Melee and Ghostly Gold) are being released for purchase in the
Dragon’s Gate in-game DLC shop, with Royal Royale launching on March
17. After March 17, additional maps will be released on a weekly basis
through April 21.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console Update: Super NES games are coming to New
Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems. At the conclusion of
today’s Nintendo Direct, Super Mario World, F-Zero and Pilotwings
will be available, mirroring the original Super NES launch lineup. On
March 24, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart and EarthBound
will join the lineup. And on April 14, watch for The Legend of
Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid and Donkey Kong
Country 2: Diddy’s Quest. The New Nintendo 3DS hardware enables
Perfect Pixel Mode in these versions, which gives players the option
to display the games in their original resolution. Find a full listing
of Virtual Console titles at Nintendo.com.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2: Gunvolt’s rival Copen joins the
fray as a playable character. Players can dash into enemies to lock on
to them, then unleash a devastating homing shot. Copen can also copy
the abilities of all seven new boss characters and use them as his
own. The game launches this summer. In the meantime, the original Azure
Striker Gunvolt game is available for $9.99, now through June 1.
Pocket Card Jockey: Solitaire meets horse racing –
really! Game Freak’s new mashup puts players in the saddle as a jockey
who must complete a fast-paced, simplified version of solitaire to
propel the horse through intense races. It’s all about leveling up the
horse through strategic positioning and placement on the track. Over
time, players can win trophies for high-ranking races to secure
sponsors. The game launches in May.
Mario and Friends amiibo Challenge: This free game can be
found in Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Tap an amiibo
figure on the Wii U GamePad controller or New Nintendo 3DS system (or
to a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS system using the
Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory) to guide one of 11 minis
across more than 60 levels. Players can tap any compatible amiibo
figure. Or, by tapping specific amiibo figures, players can guide
minis that have exclusive level sets or their own unique abilities,
like mini Mario’s wall jump or mini Yoshi, who can eat enemies.
Starting March 25, the game will be available at select retailers as a
bonus download code with the purchase of any Nintendo amiibo
figure. It will also be available to download for free from Nintendo
eShop on April 28.
Isabelle amiibo Figure: In June, Isabelle will be available
separate from the Animal
Crossing: amiibo Festival bundle, in her winter outfit. A new
Isabelle figure featuring her summer outfit is also coming. Both
figures launch on June 10.
amiibo Cards: Series 4 of the Animal
Crossing amiibo cards launch on June 10.
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let
adults manage the content their children can access. For more
information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
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