Nintendo had a….well it was…an interesting presentation. They had a special announcement on Sunday afternoon which focused on Super Smash Bros. A few days prior, there was a leak saying Roy from Fire Emblem and Ryu from Street Fighter were going to be announced. Instead of just waiting til Tuesday, they made that announcement on Sunday. Ryu is a huge addition to the series as the Street Fighter franchise seems to have moved to Playstation exclusively for the time being. Ryu, Roy and previously announced Lucas were released immediately after the announcement, as well as new levels and new costumes.
Now on to the presentation. I’m writing this as I watch, so forgive me for being short. Muppets? I guess since they did the Robot Chicken thing last year, they could try something off the wall again this year.
Star Fox announcement. looks amazing. Star Fox Zero is coming this holiday season.
Now they have Miyamoto talking, and he looks excited about the game. He’s talking about the origin of the series. You can view the game on your TV in 3rd person view, and on the Wii U Gamepad in 1st person. I’m happy to see someone make use of the Gamepad. It isn’t a sequel, nor a remake, nor a prequel. Which is confusing. Hence Star Fox Zero.
Codename NX coming 2016. whatever that is. I guess it’s the new console, or add-on, or amiibo. Who knows. I guess we’ll find out next year.
30 years of Super Mario. Neat. Can’t believe it’s been that long. Super Mario Maker is coming this holiday season. I can’t wait to play the created levels. I just saw a small clip of 8 bit Link in a Mario level. Awesome. Reminds me of Super Mario Crossover.
Amiibo. Of course. They have to talk about the reason they’ve made a profit for the first time in 4 years. DK & Bowser are coming to Skylanders. WOW. I know Skylanders is losing this gaming/toy race right now so thats insane. They can be both Skylanders figures AND amiibo. Thats dope.
Man, Iwata, Miyamoto, and Reggie make ugly muppets. Jeez.
Zelda: Triforce Heroes. 3 player Zelda game for 3DS in the style of Link Between Worlds. Must buy. Coming fall 2015.
Hyrule Warriors Legends confirmed for 3DS. Looks like they’ve added a few characters. Coming 1st quarter 2016.
Metroid Prime Federation Force. 4 player co-op Metroid on 3DS. No Samus though. What a bummer. Coming in 2016.
Fire Emblem Fates. CAN’T WAIT. Coming in 2016.
A game from Atlus. Japanese levels rising. Its called Genei Ibun Roku FE and its coming in 2016 for the 3DS.
Xenoblade Chronicles X. Looks great. It will be here on 12-4-15.
New Animal Crossing. It looks like you can scan special cards using the New Nintendo 3DS (dumb name but whatever). Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer comes 9-25-15.
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF….Animal Crossing amiibo. Looks like they will be used for some Animal Crossing board game for Wii U. Oh, Animal Crossing amiibo Festival. The crowd looks really irritated.
Yoshi Woolly World time. Judge if you must, but Yoshi’s Woolly World looks fun. I don’t care what anyone says. FIGHT ME. Apparently Emi Watanabe (coordinator for Nintendo’s development dept) crocheted a Yoshi one day and they decided to make a game out of it. Coolest story bro. I will now go check to see if Emi has an etsy. The game looks so light hearted and fun. It’s a nice change of pace. Yoshi’s Woolly World drops 10-16-15.
Yokai Watch. Its a new game for 3DS. Sprt of reminds me of Pokemon…..only with ghosts. It will arrive holiday 2015.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. Combines the Mario & Luigi games with Paper Mario. Cause you know, Mario squared >>>>> Mario. Can’t wait! It comes out spring 2016.
Mario Tennis is back. I honestly haven’t played once since the N64, so I’m not sure what exactly is new. Either way, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash comes out holiday 2015.
Miyamoto and company are now talking Super Mario Maker. They are showing sketches of the original Mario Bros. People are gonna go dumb making these levels and I cannot wait. Costume Mario. Use your amiibo and make Mario look like the amiibo character. Cool gimmick. Now an 8 bit mario amiibo. looks huge! Super Mario Maker drops 9-11-15.
Reggie is now giving a closing speech. There is a Mario montage from his appreances over the years. Nostalgia trip at its finest. Fans doing Mario tributes. Awesome. Miyamoto is on the guitar playing World 1-1. Your argument is invalid right now. LetsSuperMario.com make a Mario tribute video. It’s for a good cause. Fin.
Now for some brutal honesty. If this was any other year, this presentation would be acceptable. Unfortunately, this isn’t any other year. Xbox and Playstation brought it this year with surprises and innovation, while Nintendo just played it safe. Out of all the presentations this year, Nintendo was the most disappointing for me.