A few months ago, we posted a little teaser for an upcoming fan album called "On the Breath of the Wind." Though the official announcement has been delayed much longer than we had initially hoped, Tom Swift is proud to finally reveal "On the Breath of the Wind," a Wind Waker tribute album from the OC Remix community which will hopefully be ready by the end of the year. Check out the video above to get all hyped up, and head inside to read all about it!
The biggest news today was saved for last, and while it wasn't the announcement everyone was expecting, it's just as exciting. Why? Because we are getting an all new Zelda 3DS game (the first unique Zelda game on the system) this holiday. It's features a top down perspective with 3D visuals... and it takes place in the world of A Link to the Past. It's notable that this is not, in fact, a remake of A Link to the Past in that of itself. It's an all new Legend of Zelda experience.
There are a ton of new features and great things showed off. Head inside to find out all you need to know!
In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, LEGO City: Undercover Executive Producer explains just how the game was tailored for the Wii U. “It would definitely lose something on other platforms,” he says.
“Chase is actually given a LEGO version of the GamePad as his Police Communicator, so it’s really woven into the story. ... We started with a massive array of ideas [for the GamePad] but in the end we focused on it being a police device. The map is really useful to have on at all times rather than in a small corner of the screen, plus you receive video calls from different characters.”
You can see the latest trailer for the game above. Are you hoping to get it when it comes out this March?
Yesterday was a huge day to be a fan of Nintendo; some of us are still recovering from awe-induced paralysis. With news on titles like Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Bros. 4, just to name a few, the Wii U’s lineup in the coming year is stronger than we had ever anticipated. That’s not even counting the new game from Retro Studios or even Miyamoto’s new IP. And of course, we love to see another classic Zelda title getting the remake treatment.
We understand that it was hard to keep up with all the news coming so quickly en masse, so we’ve embedded yesterday’s Nintendo Direct boradcast above. But if you’d like to save some time, we’ve also compiled one easily-navigated list of all the announcements from yesterday’s stream of information. If you didn’t visit the site yesterday, or if you want to make sure you didn’t miss anything from the feed, head past the jump to get a full breakdown of all the wonderful news.
One of the Wii U games that’s been sorely missing from the lineup is The Wonderful 101. It garnered a lot of attention back when it was first announced under the title Project P-100, and many were expecting it at launch. Unfortunately, it was delayed along with Pikmin 3, and we have yet to see it. This new trailer does nothing but make me want it even more. It seems so fast-paced and drizzling with cheesy action that I get a sort of Viewtiful Joe vibe—which just makes the waiting even harder. What do you guys think? Is it shaping up to be one of those must-have Wii U titles?
European gamers got a treat in their Nintendo Direct today; a reveal of the intro for the Wii U version of Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate. Looks gorgeous, doesn’t it? I never owned a copy for the Wii, merely played my cousin’s when I could, and I loved it. Now that it’s coming to the Wii U, I may just pick it up. It certainly looks much better. Well, obviously, as it’s the Ultimate edition. The level of detail that Capcom puts into their world is just astounding, and with the Wii U’s vastly improved online, I can’t wait to pick this up and take down any number of those bigass monsters from the trailer with friends. It’s just become one of my must-buys.
Above is the segment of Nintendo Direct where Aonuma waltzed down from Mount Sinai and gave to us the two tidbits of Zelda knowledge.
The first thing to make an impression is the slew of gorgeous Wind Waker HD screenshots. We’ve compiled them here, and it’s clear that Nintendo’s putting a lot of care into presenting this memorable game for a new generation.
Aonuma’s conversation has little to do with Wind Waker, though; he actually starts talking about the direction they want to take Zelda U; and what a direction it is! The possibility of a co-op Zelda, along with a return to a less linear style, has a lot of fans buzzing in our comments section and on the forums.
I don’t suppose any of you guys reading Zelda Informer articles are excited for this new Zelda game—or are you?
Suffice to say, I was already on the toilet when this trailer came around. This Nintendo Direct put me through several bursts of surprise pants-soiling, and I had taken precautions to make sure my pants were not further tarnished throughout the Zelda news. Gentlemen, when this trailer began to play, I gained airtime from the force of my rectal expulsion. I was hoping for a reveal from Monolith throughout the whole direct, but as the Zelda news hit us I figured that was all they were going to show. Zelda‘s huge news, after all, and a great way to close a presentation. Just as I was about to click away, however, Iwata pleasured me in ways real people could never do.
Hit the jump for speculation!
There’s a huge overlap in those who love Nintendo and those who love Disney, and that’s no coincidence—It’s all about the magic. Naturally, the recently-revealed Disney Infinity is coming to Nintendo 3DS, Wii, and Wii U, among every other console on the market. Disney Infinity is essentially Disney’s take on the Skylanders model, using their own well-known brands from recent years, such as Toy Story and Phineas and Ferb, as well as modern classics like The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The trailer above doesn’t show exactly how the main game will be played, but it showcases concepts akin to Minecraft, LittleBigPlanet, and other games, but drawing most significantly from Toy Story 3: The Video Game‘s widely underrated Toy Box feature. The game will allow you to play as characters from several fantastic Disney worlds in their own and others’ locales. If done right, this game has incredible potential both to unite Disney’s most popular franchises in one setting and as a wonderful sandbox game in its own right.
Head past the jump for more details and the full roster as we know it.
This morning’s Nintendo Direct feed presented some Pokémon players with a world of satisfaction as Satoru Iwata unveiled the latest titles in the Pokémon franchise: Pokémon X and Y Versions. The stream began with a history of the Pokémon series along with the revolutions each game brought to the table. All the while, Iwata kept mentioning how long it took to localize games after their initial Japanese releases.
All this led up to the announcement of Pokémon X and Y Versions, a brand-new Generation VI game exclusive to Nintendo 3DS, which will be launched simultaneously worldwide In October of this year. The new games will feature an unknown number of new Pokémon as well as plenty of our old favorite critters, but it seems a little early for a new generation as they’ve traditionally been released.
Head past the jump for all the juicy details on the new generation of Pokémon!