This year Nintendo needed to show consumers why, as a company, they are still strong competitors against the likes of Microsoft and Sony. After their performance at E3 this year and the vast amount games announced I feel that Nintendo have shown their importance and why their system(s) are worth having.
However some new information about the game has been disclosed to fans now, such as being able to play as Mii’s, who have three classes; Brawler, Swordfighter, and Gunner. Lady Palutena is also a playable character in the series now too. But the best news is that the 3DS version now has a release date of October 3rd, though delayed it’s good to have a set date for the most popular brawling franchise Nintendo have. While on the 3DS, I’d also like to voice my excitement for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire as long term fan of the Pokémon franchise. Honestly I was never fortunate enough to play on the Game Boy Advance. Being able to go into a world that I've only ever scratched the surface of will be oodles (yes - 'oodles') of fun. Adding the awesome mega evolution for Primal Groudon and Kyogre into the mix is getting me well and truly excited wishing November 21st would come sooner.
Looking towards the home console, there have been a fair few games which look very promising for me. Already owning a Wii U I haven’t been too spoilt for choice up until now, but that isn’t to say there aren’t already existing gems such as Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker HD, Rayman Legends (which I argue is the best version across all platforms), Pikmin 3 and newly-released Mario Kart 8.
One of the more interesting announcements, for me at least, are the three projects being headed up by Shigeru Miyamoto; Project Guard, Project Giant Robot and a new Star Fox game where the game-pad's motion sensors are used to pilot the ship and offers a first-person view, while a third-person view behind the Arwing is displayed on the TV. The last original Star Fox title to be released on Star Fox Command, which came out on the Nintendo DS in 2006, and so this new installment is highly anticipated. So far not much is known about the project other than what was briefly teased at an E3 demonstration.
Another of the announcements made Nintendo was a completely new IP for the 3DS. Code Name: STEAM is a new strategy game being developed by the amazing studio Intelligent Systems, which has been responsible for previous gems such as the popular Advance Wars and Fire Emblem series', respectively. So if you’re a fan of strategy games like me, this will be right up your alley.
2015 can't come soon enough...
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