Another Nintendo Direct has come and gone. It has been a while since we last had the opportunity to see what is new in the world of Nintendo, so take a look at the details below and let us know if you are excited, or was this Nintendo Direct just fanservice?
Before we get into the details, let’s see what some of the chatterers are saying in the sidebar:
BiggerThanVinny Just give me some localisations and I’ll be happy
Austin Thom They should start bringing in GBA games for people who are not 3DS Ambassodors.
Donnaclus Alright, it’s starting. Keep the expectations low. #nintendodirect
Pariah164 I want more Iwata with bananas.
With about 6 minutes until it starts, the comments are rapidly appearing, almost too fast to read. so, I will just sip some coffee while I wait.
This Nintendo direct is broadcast Simultaneously worldwide, so there must be something big included. He starts out with Mario and Luigi Dream Team, and surprise…Peach is kidnapped. Mario…pictured on the left above seems a bit frustrated that this portion is about Luigi. They announce that the game will be available on August 11th.
Nintendo Power may be over, but they have left their mark in the history of video games. Over the years, many games have graced their pages. So, it only seems fitting that Nintendo Power created a list of their top games of all time! Obviously, by “all time”, they restricted it to games released on Nintendo consoles.
After the jump below, is the full list of their top 285 Nintendo games. Would you make any changes to the top ten/twenty?
After a lackluster week in sales the only Wii U title to remain on the UK charts is Nintendo Land, which landed at the 39th spot just before Sonic Generations. Is it lack of interest, lack of advertisement, or lack of product that is causing the low sales?
After the jump is the list of top 40 UK software titles. But before we go there, I think we need to give the Wii U the praise that it deserves. We cannot blame sub par 3rd party support for the downfall.
In fact, there are some great games that have come our way as a result of that 3rd party support. We have to remember though that creating a game for the Wii U is not the same as creating a game for the other consoles. There is a lot of work that goes into porting a creating a new game to take advantage of the use of the game pad, as well as other system features.
The Wii U is a fantastic system, and will undoubtedly get more and more third party games in the future. We also cannot leave out the future of Nintendo mainstays such as Zelda, Metroid, and possibly some of the classics such as Donkey Kong and Star Fox. We may not have seen every desired game at launch, but we did get a large number of launch titles to cater to everyone’s wants. This system is only a month old, as of tomorrow, and many seem to treat the console as though it has been out for a full year without the release of third party games or the launch of a new Zelda.
For those that are on the fence, take the gamble. You will not be disappointed. For those of you that are angry at the current selection of games, please give it time.