Super Smash Bros heading to Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo revealed in their Nintendo Direct E3 show that they’ve got two Super Smash Bros. games in development right now.  One for the Wii U and one for the 3DS.  The game also brings in new challenger Mega Man.

 

Mechs, Swords, and Open Worlds in Monolith Soft’s new title

We weren’t really given a title, but Nintendo promised that the world being created by the developer of Xenoblade Chronicles is going to be an open-world experience and give players the ability to pilot flying mechs.  It will be released in 2014 with Nintendo promising more news about it in the future.  Trailer below:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming in November

Developer Retro Studios is bringing back the beloved Donkey Kong Country franchise again with a new title in the series:  Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.  The developer is well-known for the Metroid Prime franchise as well as their revival of the DKC franchise with Donkey Kong Country Returns which released on the Wii in 2010.  I’m excited to see this next installment as Retro never disappoints.  DKC: Tropical Freeze is set to release on Wii U this November.  Trailer below:

Pokemon X & Y add new Pokemon type

I know I’m a little behind on the Nintendo Direct stuff, but I’m a busy guy.  Not really, but that’s the excuse I’m sticking with.

In their ND E3 conference, they unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming Pokemon XY versions that showed off the games’ new fairy type.  The type will be strong against dragon type Pokemon, an update Game Freak hopes will help bring a little more balance to their monster collection/fighting games.

In addition to the new Pokemon type is a new mode in the game called “Pokemon-Amie” which makes virtual pets out of your Pokemon.  You’ll be able to bond with your pocket monsters Nintendogs style by feeding them, petting them, and even mimicking them with your movements captured by the 3DS’ front-facing camera.  I’ve never really been big about all the features they’ve added over the years that are like the talent show and even the Dream World, but this seems like something I’ll totally spend some time with.  It seems much more worthwhile than dressing your Pokemon up for scripted stageplays.  What I’m saying is, I love catching and leveling Pokemon, I hate dressing them up, but I’ll totally pet the shit out of them.