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The news on Nintendo Direct continues here as we see which games were announced by Nintendo as well as games which were already confirmed for a 2013 release! E3 trailers of all games have been included!
Zelda Wind Waker HD:
The legendary HD version of the successful game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was also announced for an October 2013 release. The game features better graphics as well as optimization for the gamepad! Toon Link would look better than ever in 1080p graphics!
The Tingle Tuner has been modified to include Miiverse Integration instead of Gameboy Advance integration!
Here is the best news:
We were also treated to a new Super Smash Bros. game trailer!!!! Check out my dedicated SSB4 article for more info! The game is coming out in 2014 and here is the trailer:
The upcoming games Wonderful 101, a mass-hero action game by Platinum Games for the Wii U along with Nintendo’s own Pikmin 3 were also revealed! Both games are slated to release this year!
Wonderful 101 is a new IP from Platinum games which features a super hero team leader Wonder-Red where superheroes are individually beaten by the villains but together they beat the bad guys up in unique ways!
Pikmin 3 lets you control the plant like Pikmin to explore an unknown world and complete missions! This game is a game of survival as you battle foes, collect resources and do much more!
We were also revealed a new impressive looking RPG by Monolith Soft! This game called, X, features huge mechs which can fly, transform into vehicles in a huge open world! The game has gameplay with and without mechs in an impressive world! The game looks graphically awesome showing the Wii U’s capabilities! Slated for 2014!
Finally, we were also given a peek into Bayonetta 2, a Nintendo Wii U exclusive by Platinum Games! The game is being published by Nintendo and features the return of the powerful witch as she features new costumes, a new hairdo and new powers! Here is the trailer! We will have to wait till 2014 for this game!
The Nintendo Direct has thus concluded and the first wave of information from Nintendo has passed. Nintendo’s cards have been revealed and they do have a large lineup of games coming out this year as well as smash hits (reference intended) coming out in 2014!
This year the first party exclusives announced at E3 coming out on the Wii U are:
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Super Mario 3D World
3rd party games shown at E3:
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Ubisoft Wii U Oct. 29
Batman: Arkham Origins Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Wii U Oct. 25
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Nintendo 3DS Oct. 25
Deus Ex: Human Revolution -Director’s Cut Square Enix, Inc. Wii U 2013
Disney Infinity Disney Interactive Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS Aug. 18
Disney’s Planes Disney Interactive Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS Aug. 6
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft Wii U, Wii Oct. 8
Rayman Legends Ubisoft Wii U Sept. 3
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Wii U, Nintendo 3DS Fall 2013
Shin Megami Tensei IV ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.) Nintendo 3DS July 16
Skylanders SWAP Force Activision Publishing Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS Oct. 13
Sonic Lost World SEGA Wii U, Nintendo 3DS Holiday 2013
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Ubisoft Wii U Aug. 20
Watch_Dogs Ubisoft Wii U Nov. 19
(list courtesy of COMINGSOON.net)
We look forward to seeing what Nintendo has further planned and whether they have some tricks hidden up their sleeves seeing that their competitors Microsoft and Sony are launching their consoles, the Xbox One and Playstation 4 with many games this holiday season 2013!
I also look forward to that new Miiverse add-on for art as well as Art Academy!
Keep watching this space
Coming soon: A late but detailed review on Sony’s E3 conference!