A flashy trailer showing Link fighting various of his familiar enemies was shown first thing during this morning’s Nintendo Direct broadcast. The tentative name for the game is Hyrule Warriors, a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Tecmo Koei. It’s important to note that this is not going to be an entry in the main Zelda franchise, rather a sort of crossover with the Dynasty Warriors series. Nevertheless, it looks like it could be an excellent action game and a welcome addition to the Wii U library. Don’t take my word for it, though: watch the trailer above and decide for yourself.
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Yet another Nintendo Direct will grace us tomorrow, December 18, at 6:00 AM PT. According to Nintendo, the Direct will focus on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games that will be launching through Spring 2014. That includes the likes of Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (both for Wii U), and Bravely Default (for 3DS owners in North America).
I’m expecting the Direct to place special emphasis on Mario Kart 8, as we have very limited information or game footage on it. What do you hope to see in the broadcast?
One of the many things that’s sorely missing from the Wii U library is a return of a one Samus Aran. Luckily though, Varia Games is up to the task as we wait for the next installment in the Metroid franchise. ReVen, a sci-fi platform shooter created by Austin Morgan and John Rogeles is now currently planned for release on the Wii U and PC sometime next year. Much like Metroid, ReVen has players exploring underground areas on a mysterious planet (ReVen’s world has you exploring the planet XR-Keres) and collecting upgrades to traverse sections that were once unreachable. The title’s main character, named SyRek, is one of the last remaining of his robot race and will have you in control of various upgrades used to adapt to your enemies and the environment.
You can read more about Varia Games’ ReVen here. Until then, will this tide you over until a true a Metroid is finally released? Tell us in the comments below.
This morning I was surprised and intrigued by the appearance of a new, rather vague, page on Nintendo’s official site called “The Reviews Are In.” Clicking on it, I found it’s another attempt by Nintendo to generate interest in its Wii U and Nintendo 3DS gaming systems. The page has a simple black/gray background with various quotes and scores plucked from Wii U/3DS game reviews on various online gaming publications. Strangely, many of the quotes aren’t long enough to indicate which game they’re talking about, but you can click on any that catch your interest and find out which games they refer to. This also opens links to the full reviews, in case you want to read up on specific games.
As the Wii U struggles on, especially after the release of its competitors, Nintendo is apparently taking steps to show off what the system boasts over the PS4 and Xbox One (at the moment): a diverse library of games. What do you think of Nintendo’s latest approach to promoting the Wii U and 3DS?
Two Tribes will release RUSH on Wii U’s eShop on December 12. RUSH is a 3D puzzle game currently exclusive to PC. In RUSH, players move cubes to exits via a variety of means. Conveyor belts, warp points –both are fair game in RUSH. View the video above for a (lengthy) look at the game in action.
YouTube link: http://youtu.be/DovuN2fIuRY
Today’s pic of the day from Super Smash Bros. creator, Masahiro Sakurai is Skull Kid. Skull Kid will be available as an assist trophy, For those unfamiliar with the character, Skull Kid is a character in Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess, whose appearance has changed for the worse after getting lost in the Lost Woods. If there aren’t too many delays to the game, Super Smash Bros should be on the Wii U and 3DS sometime next year.