New Nintendo Direct Offers New Info on Upcoming Wii U and 3DS Titles
In a new Nintendo Direct video, Nintendo revealed new games on the way for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, 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, some of the highlights of the video include:
- Star Fox Zero: Fox McCloud returns in a 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 challenges. In two-player mode, one player can fly the Arwing while the other player aims and shoots. The game launches April 22nd. The packaged version comes with a Star Fox Guard game disc at a SRP of $74.99 while the digital version of the game can be purchased by itself from Nintendo eShop for $64.99.
- Star 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 $19.99. Customers that purchase the digital version of either Star Fox Zero or Star Fox Guard will receive a $10.00 Nintendo eShop discount toward the other game.
- Paper Mario: Color Splash: Prism Island is being drained of its colour 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 colour back to the island in this new action-adventure game. The game will launch later in 2016.
- Kirby: 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 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 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. The game and new amiibo figures launch June 10th.
- Metroid 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.
- Monster Hunter Generations: The newest installment in the 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 $27.99 in the Nintendo eShop for 48 hours, starting today at 3 p.m. PT. The game will launch this summer.
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- Virtual Console Update: Super NES games are coming to New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL. 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 24th, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart and EarthBound will join the lineup. And on April 14th, 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 enables Perfect Pixel Mode in these versions, which gives players the option to display the games in their original resolution.