E3 2014 Top-Contender: Nintendo
|E3 2014 Top-Contender: Nintendo|
|E3 2014 Nintendo Highlights|
E3 2014 Nintendo Highlights
This past week marked E3 2014 and we have posted a few highlights on BCCHardware, but one company I feel worth noting this year especially is Nintendo. They have a few exciting games on the horizon and the Wii U may finally be the console we’ve been waiting for. The start of their press event was on a different level than many other companies as they started with a stop-motion animation where the producer and Reggie Fils-Amie duel off like you would in Smash Bros. This was a smooth segueway into talking about Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and 3DS.
Super Smash Bros.
The new Super Smash Bros will be available on the Wii U for “Holiday 2014” but will be preceded by the 3DS version which will land on store shelves in October. Originally, it was scheduled to be released this summer, but marketing has pushed that back a bit. The game looks pretty solid and there will be a few new characters that have joined the battle as well as new arenas as well. You can use your Mii character, use the characters they provide or use a different Nintendo character that can be transferred to the system by way of NFC.
There will be three categories of characters that are pre-sorted to match your play-style: Brawlers, Sword Fighters and Gunners. Each character has four special moves to master and provide a lot of diversity to the game.
There is a new Zelda game coming down the pipe in 2015 and the gameplay video shown this week at E3 looked very good. The new Legend of Zelda title will feature an open world and there will be no set order to accomplish tasks. In previous Zelda games, you have a set path that has a set order to be able to complete quests and while Zelda has always been fun, this has made it very linear. This title looks very promising for sure.
Zelda @ E3 2014
Another game that looks interesting is Yoshi’s Wooly World. In this game, everything is made of yarn – even the characters. This is a standard platformer for the Wii U but unlike many Mario games, you won’t be timed to clear a level. Nintendo’s goal here is for you to explore and master the levels instead of rushing through them. It has both single and two-player modes that will let your friend play along with you to fight and finish off enemies. In addition to eating enemies, you can eat other Yoshi’s and then spit them out at enemies. This game sounds like a great addition to the Yoshi franchise.
Hyrule Warriors is a hack-and-slash button-masher that features the characters from Zelda with the fighting style of Dynasty Warriors. You’ll find yourself in the middle of an enemy army and have to fight your way through enemy lines – repeatedly. Battles will merge and you’ll end up fighting giant bosses. It sounds challenging, but thankfully this will be two-player as well and will offer full support for the Nintedo Wii U Gamepad.
We'll continue our Nintendo highlights on the next page.