The November 5 Nintendo Direct did not last very long, but it did show off a number of new games and shed more insight on previously announced titles. Starting off in style, the direct began with a video of the Nintendo 64 exclusive, Majora’s Mask. The mask wearing hero of green will be arriving on the 3DS in Spring of 2015.
Originally launching in 2000, Majora’s Mask is the odd sibling in the Zelda family that was never really meant to happen. Regardless, the game is the favorite in the series to many gamers and as such, has been requested for a rerelease for quite some time. Bringing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to the 3DS brought the game to new fans in beautiful graphics and 3D, now it is Majora’s turn. Bold move Nintendo.
Mario Kart 8 has two upcoming downloadable bundles, the first of which is set to release November 15, while the second will arrive sometime in May of 2015. These content packs can be purchased individually for $7.99 or together for $11.99. This first pack will bring Link into Mario Kart for the first time. In addition to that, he will have his own kart and themed level complete with Ruppees and Triforce.
This first pack will feature Cat Suit Peach and Tanooki Mario, while the next pack will bring in Villager and Isabelle from Animal Crossing. Also in this pack, is the Blue Falcon Kart, the Excite Bike stage, and more. With the inclusion of the new Amiibo figures, players will unlock specific character avatar outfits.
Kirby: Canvas Curse was a game on the DS that featured Kirby as a ball that needed to be guided with the use of the touch screen. Now, Kirby brings back that style of play in the upcoming Kirby: Rainbow Curse for Wii U. The title should be out in February of 2015.
Even though Duck Hunt dog is already a character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, he did not have his character trailer until now. In addition, Duck Hunt will be coming to the virtual console via Wii U.
A revitalization of Sonic has taken the speedy Hedgehog to new titles. Sonic Boom: Shattered Cyrstal is the 3DS exclusive that takes Sonic back to his original 2D style of gaming. The title is set to come out November 11, same day that Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric comes out on the Wii U.
Nintendo is putting emphasis on Pikman with the announcement of short movies revolving around the adorable creatures and a demo of Pikmin 3, which is now available. Those that play the demo will have the option to transfer their data to the full version of the game. These short movies total for about 20 minutes of video. Pikmin short movies can be purchased of $4.99 on the 3DS and watched in 3D or on the Wii U in HD. Here is a small sample of what to expect.
The third-person shooter Splatoon has returned with the announcement of a single player campaign and a trailer to show off. The title has been announced as coming out for the Wii U the 2nd quarter of 2015. Here is that new trailer.
Nintendo knows how to put on a show. With a number of new games and announcements, it is easy to find at least one alluring game in their upcoming schedule. After a long wait that many suspected would never end, it turns out that Majora’s Mask will make it to the 3DS Spring of 2015.