Nintendo Direct delivers once again

The November Nintendo Direct was the first since Satoru Iwata’s passing. It opened with Reggie paying tribute to him before they moved onto Bill and the news that Nintendo had to share. For the European broadcast there was also a tribute to Satoru Iwata from Satoru Shibata. They announced games to be released for both the Wii U and 3DS in 2016, as well as plans they had for the rest of the year. Below is a summary of the massive amount of announcements that Nintendo Direct had to offer us.

For the Wii U:

  • Twilight Princess HD remake and Wolf Link Amiibo – Out March 2016
  • New Zelda for the Wii U confirmed for next year, where it will mark 30 years of Zelda games
  • Continuing updates for Splatoon including new levels and content
  • Videos showcasing upcoming games Animal crossing Amiibo Festival, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, and Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • Starfox Zero – A new trailer and April release date announced
  • Pokken Tournament – A Pokemon fighting game already popular in Japanese arcades will be coming to the Wii U in 2016

For the 3DS:

  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam trailer – Released January in America and December elsewhere
  • Tri-Force Heroes getting new free content, including a new area ‘Den of Trials’
  • Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow are coming to the Virtual Console, with trading available via WiFi and available on February 27th
  • Fire Emblems Fate – Comes in various packages and will be out in February
  • Megaman Legacy Collection – Includes all 6 games, original art and sketches, challenges and special Megaman Amiibos
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends – Includes some extra Windwaker characters, Skull Kid and a new character known as Linkle aka female Link. Her specialties are having a dual crossbow and spinning kick. The game will be release march 25th
  • Dragon Quest VII and VIII both coming out in 2016 in the West

A big announcement available for both consoles:

  • Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud is coming to both the 3DS and Wii U Smash Brothers game as a playable character. There will be a Smash Bros specific Nintendo Direct in December.

The full video can be seen on their YouTube channel here

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