Nintendo Direct 3-3-16 write-up

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd 2016 at 5:52 p.m.

Nintendo Direct baby!¬† Let’s see what Nintendo has for us this time around.

Star Fox Zero (Wii U)

  • Finally ready”
  • Similar to N64 in plot
  • Alternate paths
  • Two player mode (pilot arwing and shoot with gamepad)
  • Fox amiibo is compatible
    • Classic arwing playable
    • Other undisclosed bonuses
  • Starfox Guard
    • Minigame included with Star Fox Zero
    • Use cameras/lasers to protect a base
    • Customizable enemy patterns
    • Shareable levels
  • Available on April 22, 2016

Splatoon (Wii U)

  • Update coming to improve gear abilities
  • Adjustments for ranked battle matchmaking
  • New splatfest experiences
  • Available March 8, 2016
  • Vol 1 + 2 coming with weapon set recommendations as well (first in April) (another separate update)

Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympic Games (Wii U)

  • Trailer shown
  • New event Rugby Sevens, Rhymastic Dancing
  • Launches June 24, 2016

Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympic Games (3DS)

  • Launching March 18, 2016

Super Mario Maker (Wii U)

  • Thwomps can be skewers
  • Doors and keys now available
  • Pink coins can be found now and create a key (new puzzles)
  • 100 Mario Challenge Super Expert mode
    • New mystery mushroom costumes
  • Available on March 9, 2016

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Wii U)

  • New Atlus RPG
  • Pop music driven
  • Japanese voice with English subtitles
  • Original soundtrack
  • Available June 24th, 2016

Lost Reavers (Wii U)

  • Free-to-play online co-op game
  • Namco Bandai game
  • Help out on missions and gain loot/weapons
  • Available
    • Open Beta: April 14, 2016
    • Full Version: April 28, 2016

Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U)

  • New paint hammer
  • Restore the islands’ color
  • Paint cards + flick to use attacks
  • Coming 2016

Pokken Tournament (Wii U)

  • Main battle Pokemon and support Pokemon
  • Different fighting styles for some Pokemon (some strong, some fast)
  • Available on March 18, 2016

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

  • Available on March 4, 2016

MyNintendo

  • Earn points for playing Nintendo games
  • More info coming soon

Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge (Wii U/3DS)

  • Free to download game
  • Compatible amiibo characters
    • Yoshi
    • Toad
    • Luigi
    • Mario
    • Princess Peach
    • Bowser
    • Donkey Kong
    • Diddy Kong
    • Bowser Jr.
    • Rosalina
  • Each mini has its own power
  • Early access at Best Buy/Game Stop/Amazon on March 25, 2016
    • With purchase of any amiibo figure
  • Available for free on April 28, 2016

Series 4 Animal Crossing amiibo cards

  • Available June 10, 2016
  • Isabelle amiibo figure + one with a summer outfit will be separate from amiibo festival on June 10, 2016

¬†Virtual Console + New Nintendo 3DS

  • Exclusive to New Nintendo 3DSXL
  • Play SNES games on New Nintendo 3DS systems
  • Pilotwings, Super Mario World, F-Zero available after broadcast (now)
  • Super Mario Kart, Earthbound, Donkey Kong Country available March 24, 2016
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest available April 14, 2016

Pocket Card Jockey (3DS)

  • Fast-paced simplified solitaire game
  • Level up horse and win trophies
  • Retire horse and breed new ponies
  • Available in May

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (3DS)

  • 2nd playable character
  • March 2-June 1st Azure Striker Gunvolt will be available for $9.99
  • Available Summer 2016

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations + DLC (3DS)

  • Neutral path coming (Revelations)
  • 2 new maps available at Dragon’s Gate

Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS)

  • Wind Wakers characters and Linkle joining the fight
  • New DLC available in 2016 as well
  • Season Pass will allow for 4 brand-new DLC packs coming in 2016 (get Gannondorf costume for free)
  • Buy the physical copy and get a free Hyrule Warriors Legends theme
  • Can download and play as new characters in Wii U version
    • Linkle
    • Skull Kid
    • Tetra
    • King Daphnes
    • Toon Link
  • Pre-order the game at GameStop and get a special 16-page character book
  • Medli is a free download for Wii U version and 3DS version when game releases
  • Available on March 25, 2016

Disney Art Academy (3DS)

  • Learn to draw Disney and Pixar characters
  • Available on May 13, 2016

Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)

  • New jobs: Wizard and Catmancer (hilarious)
  • Demo coming March 10, 2016
    • Best Buy Gamer’s Club Unlocked will get a code early on March 7, 2016 via e-mail
    • Unlocks play bonuses in full version of game
  • Available on April 15, 2016

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)

  • Classic turn-based RPG
  • Available 2016

Monster Hunter Generations (3DS)

  • If you play with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate save data on 3DS you will receive bonus content in new game
  • Special price of $19.99 in Nintendo eShop for 48 hours starting today (3/3/2016) at 6PM EST
  • Marth collaboration coming as well
  • Available Summer 2016

Metroid Prime Federation Force (3DS)

  • New Nintendo 3DS exclusive??
  • Federation Force vs. Space Pirates
  • Samus is not the main player character
  • Different classes in game and subweapons (based on weight limit)
  • Available late Spring 2016

Rhythm Heaven: Megamix (3DS)

  • Collection of previously released (1 was only released in Japan) Rhythm Heaven games
  • 30 brand new rhythm games
  • Available later this year

Kirby Planet Robobot (3DS)

  • Use enemy’s tech against enemies and it can copy enemy’s ability
  • Team Kirby Clash is included and you battle against powerful bosses
  • Gain experience and level up to get more powerful attacks
  • Download play available
  • Compatible with amiibo
    • Mario = Fire
    • Link = Sword
    • etc
  • New line of Kirby amiibo
    • Kirby
    • Metaknight
    • King Dedede
    • Waddle Dee
  • Get UFO ability from new Kirby amiibo
  • Available on June 10, 2016
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