Today Nintendo unloaded a big Nintendo Direct today, showing what to expect for most of 2016. Here are some of my favorite highlights.
Star Fox Zero:
To start off the Nintendo direct, Nintendo idea master Shigeru Miyamoto gave us some highlights for the upcoming Star Fox Game for Wii U. He announced that the game is finally ready and is every bit the action game you have been expecting. The gameplay is very familiar with new added elements. There are teleporters, new stages, and alternate paths on maps that lead to new levels within levels. The Star Fox Amiibos are compatible with the game. Trailer is below.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE:
The game that is dubbed as the crossover between Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tenshin finally has a release date in the US! And it’s just around the corner!! The game is set to be released June 24th!! If you’re a huge Fire Emblem/Persona/J-Pop fan, this game is for you. I will surely be picking this up when it comes out.
Another bit was shown for Pokken Tournament, which is set to come out later this month on the 18th. For those who pick up the game during it’s first production run will receive a Shadow Mewtwo card.
Nintendo has reinstated its rewards program in a new way. You can pre-sign up on Nintendo’s website for their new Miimoto app, and once it launches, you can start earning points from game purchases and logging into the app. More details are to follow.
Animal Crossing Amiibo cards and Figures
Series 4 of the bestselling Animal Crossing Amiibo cards will be made available on June 10th. Series 3 is due out on the 18th of this month. On June 10th, Isabelle’s Amiibo from the Amiibo Festival game will be made available for purchase separately without having to buy the game. A Summer version of her will also be released.
This game is just a couple weeks away from launch, but some DLC has been announced and will be made available on the same day. If you purchase a Season Pass, it will give you access to all the content. If you currently own Hyrule Warriors for Wii U, you can get access codes from your purchase of the 3DS game, and all the new characters can be transferred and made available for the Wii U. If you had preordered the game at a participating Gamestop, you will receive a 16 page art book. Also, Medly from Windwaker will be free to download for both Wii U and 3DS for free.
A new story trailer in English was showcased. The game will launch here next month on the 15th. Also, a demo will be launched on the Nintendo E-Shop next week on the 10th. The side story of the main characters is only on this demo and all data that is saved on the demo will be transferable to your purchased copy when it launches.
Rhythm Heaven Megamix 3DS:
One of my favorite games for the original 3DS was Rhythm Heaven. A very Wario like game, but more on the musical and rhythm level. No actual release date was announced, but it will be released this year.
Kirby Planet RoRobot:
A new Kirby game is set for the 3DS. This time, Kirby has to save his world from Tech Monsters. A cool feature is now Kirby will not only be able to use his powers that he gets from swallowing enemies, but he will also be able to the technology from the robots against them. Current Amiibos will compatible with the game. New Kirby Amiibos will also be released and will feature Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Waddle Dee.
Both Amiibos and game will launch on June 10th.
Well, that’s all Nintendo has to showcase this time around. The full video is below if you would like to watch.