Surprise Nintendo Direct Mini

Nintendo had a surprise direct for us today. They revealed several games release dates and they also announced several new titles in the works. Mario Tennis Ace was announced in todays direct. It will continue the Mario Tennis series with a story mode. It is due out this spring. Another title that was announced is Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition. It will include all the DLC from the 3DS and Wii U title. It is due to release this spring as well. Nintendo also announced that Dark Souls Remastered would be coming out on May 25th. Nintendo gave us a release date for the upcoming Kirby game as well. It will come out on March 16th.

Nintendo really out did themselves with this mini direct. They also revealed DLC for several games. This includes Super Mario Odyssey, Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Pokken Tournament DX. In Super Mario Odyssey they have a new mode that allows players to hide balloons for other players to find. Nintendo Revealed two new Pokemon for Pokken Tournament; the two new Pokemon are Blastoise and Aegislash. The DLC for Mario + Rabbids is a new story mode that includes Donkey Kong.

I am really looking forward to Mario Tennis Ace and Kirby Star Allies. It will be great to take these full fledged console games on the go! It is interesting to see the story mode return to Mario Tennis. What games are you looking forward to playing on the Nintendo Switch?

Source: Nintendo

-MT

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What I liked at E3 2015

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony showed off a variety of games at this years E3 Conference. There were several games that stood out to me and I can’t wait to play them.

Microsoft showed off Halo 5: Guardians, and the gameplay looks great. The trailer makes it seem like the player will be hunting Master Chief. It definitely seems like a different take on Halo and I can’t wait to jump into the action. There is also a new multiplayer mode called Warzone. This new mode allows ups to 24 players; in the past Halo games have only supported 16 players.

I also liked what I saw from Starwars Battlefront. The visuals and sound effects are superior to the original Battlefront games. One of the trailers showed multiplayer battles on Hoth and they include AT-AT’s and AT-ST’s. They also include X-Wings, Tie Fighters and Snowspeeders. It is great that vehicles are returning and I can’t wait to get into the action. The game play footage also showed that players can play as Jedi and Sith when they activate a power up. Everything looks really polished and this is my most anticipated game of 2015. However, I am disappointed that there is no campaign mode.

Many Nintendo fans were not impressed by Nintendo’s E3 Direct. However, I liked several of the games that they showed off during their direct. I liked what I saw from Star Fox Zero. It looks like the player can transform their ship into several different vehicles. This new mechanic looks really cool and I think that it will add a lot to the gameplay. It has been a while since Nintendo has released a main series Star Fox game. I also thought Mario Maker looked like a lot of fun. Nintendo is giving the user a ton of different assets and tools to use. It looks like the player can randomly drop Bowser in the middle of any level. This game looks crazy and I can’t wait to see what other people create. I am also pretty excited for the new Mario Tennis game. The player can get a power up that makes them grow huge. I have always enjoyed the Mario Tennis games and hopefully this one delivers.

What was your favorite game at E3 this year and what games are you excited for this year?

-MT