E3 2014: Nintendo Direct Wrap-Up
Nintendo kicked off their E3 Direct with another look at the upcoming Smash Brothers for the 3DS and Wii U, with the main reveal being that you can fight as a Mii this time around. Miis come in three varities, the Mii Brawler, the Mii Swordfighter and the Mii Gunner. You can customise these Mii's to give them unique attack patterns, 36 in total. The 3DS version of Smash Brothers will release on 3rd October 2014, with the Wii U version following soon after at the end of the year.
Next, Nintendo announced their own rival to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, titled Amiibo. Multiple Nintendo characters will be made and these models can be used to interact with other Nintendo games, Smash Brothers being the first.
Nintendo then went on to announce a new Yoshi game, titled Yoshi's Woolly World, which is in the same vein as Kirby's Epic Yarn. The game is slated for release next year.
Next up is another game featuring a character from the Mario universe, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker. The game is coming to the Wii U this year and expands on the Toad levels we saw in Super Mario 3D World.
Next up, Zelda. While Nintendo did not officially announce the game, we got a brief glimpse of what the game will look like it, and it is breathtaking.
Bayonetta 2 will also contain the original Bayonetta, and Nintendo announced that the game will be released in October.
Hyrule Warriors received a bigger reveal after its debut at E3 last year, and it was announced that Midna from Twilight Princess will be a playable character in the game. Hyrule Warriors will release on 26th September 2014.
Another new game from Nintendo was Kirby And The Rainbow Curse which looks beautiful, the game will release in 2015.
Finally, Nintendo announced a game called Splatoon, an eight player four on four online multiplayer game. The game will release next year.
Overall this was a good showing from Nintendo, it would have been nice to get a full unveiling of the new Zelda game however the announcements of Ca[tain Toad Treasure Tracker and Kirby And The Rainbow Curse more than made up for this. 2014 and 2015 look bright for the Wii U, and now would be a good time to pick the console up after the release of Mario Kart 8 and the promise of many upcoming games from Nintendo.