Nintendo Direct 11-12-15 write-up

Posted on Thursday, November 12th 2015 at 8:56 p.m.

Nintendo Direct is back!!! Wooo!  Let’s see what the new President/CEO has in store for us.  It’s good to be back ladies and gentlemen…

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)

  • Remake of the Wii/GameCube title (in HD of course)
  • Bundle includes Wolf Link amiibo that looks incredible
  • More features to be described at a later date
  • Available March 4, 2016 (Pre-orders available today and includes game’s soundtrack)
  • Some data on Wolf Link amiibo will carry forward to new Legend of Zelda Wii U (2016)

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Den of Trials (3DS)

  • New area in which you need to defeat all the enemies before you can continue on
  • 2 new outfits coming as well
  • Free DLC for the game
  • Available on December 2, 2015

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS)

  • All Pokemon are in this game
  • Dungeons changes on each entry
  • Comes with a free Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon theme (available for limited time)
  • Available on November 20, 2015

Splatoon Updates (Wii U)

  • New content coming (equipment & maps)
    • Museum d’ Alfonsino
    • Mahi-Mahi Resort
  • Update is available now
  • Official Tournament coming soon for Nintendo Treehouse members

Super Mario Maker Updates (Wii U)

  • Portal site will let you search for courses on your PC/mobile phone
  • Links back to Wii U profile
  • Portal coming in December

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (Wii U)

  • Bundle includes Digby and Isabelle (Digby only available in bundle)
  • amiibo cards work in the game for mini games
  • Includes an Animal Crossing quiz
  • Available on November 13, 2015

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Wii U)

  • Singles/doubles matches
  • New move: Jump shot
  • Mega battle mode let’s you get mega mushrooms
  • Includes classic modes
  • Online play and 4-player local multiplayer
  • Compatible with amiibo and the amiibo can power up like in Smash Bros.
  • Available on November 20, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)

  • Massive world/game
  • Four downloadable speed packs available to download now for retail copy owners
    • Basic pack (2.0 GB)
    • Enemy pack (2.7 GB)
    • Player Pack (3.6 GB)
    • Skell Pack (1.7 GB)
  • Available for pre-purchase/pre-load (downloadable copy)
  • Available on December 4, 2015

eShop Games

  • Nintendo Badge Arcade (free-to-start 3DS eShop game)
    • 5 plays for a $1 after you use your free plays
    • Available now
  • Pokemon Picross (free-to-start 3DS eShop game)
    • Capture Pokemon to use
    • More than 300 stages
    • Available early December
  • SteamWorld Heist (3DS)
    • Image & Form (Holiday 2015)
    • Comes with 3DS steam for a limited time
  • FAST Racing Neo (Wii U)
    • Shin’en (Early December 2015)
    • 8 players on-line (4 player local)
  • Typoman (Wii U)
    • Headup Games and Brainseed Factory (Nov. 19)

New Wii U Bundle (Wii U)

  • Includes Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Splatoon

POKKEN Tournament (Wii U)

  • 3D fighter from creators of Tekken
  • Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card coming for game with first production run
  • Available Spring 2016

Star Fox Zero (Wii U)

  • The crew is back
  • New flying form for Landmaster (Gravmaster)
  • New vehicle: Gyrowing
  • Available on April 22, 2016

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS)

  • Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario team up in this adventure
  • Battle cards have been added to the game
  • amiibo support creates character cards
    • Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and Toad amiibos are supported
  • Available on January 22, 2016

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)

  • 20 job classes in this game
  • Action/adventure RPG
  • Dress and fight like classic Final Fantasy characters
  • 4 player local/wifi multiplayer
    • Trained monsters can be used to fill the slots
  • Will include all the DLC from Japan’s version for free
  • Collector’s edition coming as well
  • Available on January 26, 2016

Fire Emblem Fates (3DS)

  • Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest ($39.99 each) OR buy one retail copy ($39.99) and download the other version ($19.99)
  • 3rd story in-game downloadable Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations (available later)
  • Special collector’s edition ($79.99) includes Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest and Fire Emblem: Revelations, art book, and 3DS pouch
  • More DLC will be available as well
  • Available on February 19, 2016

Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS)

  • Contains museum mode and challenge mode
  • Comes with 11 exclusive Nintendo 3DS challenges
    • Unlockable with Mega Man amiibo and new Gold Mega Man amiibo (bundled with collector’s edition)
  • Available on February 23, 2016

Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow (3DS)

  • All coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop
  • Features wireless communication to battle and trade Pokemon
  • Available on February 27, 2016

Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS)

  • New character Linkle (female Link?)
    • Dual-wielding crossbow fighter
  • Available on March 25, 2016
  • Original 3DS theme will be included for a limited time

Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)

  • Available Spring 2016

Dragon Quest VII (3DS)

  • Available in early Summer 2016

Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)

  • Available in 2016

More eShop games

  • Hive Jump - Wii U (Early 2016)
    • Includes amiibo support
  • Kerbal Space Program - Wii U (Early 2016)
  • Mighty No. 9 - Wii U (February 16, 2016)
  • Mighty No. 9 - 3DS (Q2 2016)
  • Lego Marvel’s Avengers - Wii U/3DS (January 26, 2016)
  • Project X Zone 2 - 3DS (February 6, 2016)
  • Terarria - Wii U/3DS (Early 2016)

Super Smash Bros. Update (Wii U/3DS)

  • Cloud (Final Fantasy VII) coming to Super Smash Bros.
  • Editor’s Note: amiibo coming as well? probably
  • Super Smash Bros. Special Broadcast coming in December

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