Nintendo Digital Event 2015


Star Fox Zero, ToZ: Triforce Heroes, Mario Tenis Wii U, Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X and much more!

   Nintendo’s Direct conference was held today and brought with it all kinds of news. Fans are
   always exited when games like Star Fox Zero and Mario Maker are shown, but what else has
   Nintendo prepared for us today?

Star Fox Zero 
Shigueru Miyamoto talks about some of the new feautures the game will have, including the multiple transformations of the airwing and the optimized controllers they prepared with the gyro sensors of the gamepad. All the levels of the game can be played with different vehicles, which increases the options of the players and motivates them to replay the levels.
The Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes
TriForce Heroes is a 3 players co-op game that focuses on teamwork rather than competitivity. Some new features include game mechanics like the Totem mode and the different dress-up abilities the heroes acquire.
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Hyrule Warriors will be brought to the 3DS along with all the DLC characters that were included in the Wii U version and a few new ones from the Wind Waker.
Metroid Prime Federation Force

This 3DS was announced to launch at 2016. It is a four-player cooperative online FPS game that takes place on the Metroid franchise world. It also comes along with the 3 vs 3 sports battles.

Xenoblade Chronicles X

The game is scheduled to be realeased on the 4rth of December  of 2015.

Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival

This game is basically a party game in which players use amibo as avatars. The game includes the well known table-like features that can be seen on classic Mario Party Games, with their own set of minigames, traps, and items.

Mario & Luigi Paper Jam

Nintendo surprises by mixing up two of their famous RPG worlds: Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario. The game keeps the Mario & Luigi fighing style but adds creative features that involve Paper Mario classic powers.

Mario Maker

Mario Maker will aloud Mario fans to create their own 2D platform course and share them online. Amiibo will be supported in the form of mystery mushrooms, which aloud Mario to transform into the form of different amiibo.


About Carlos

Carlos was introduced to the gaming world at an early age, starting with the Nintendo 64 as his first console. Playing games like Paper Mario, Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda made him specially addicted to RPG and adventure games, which created his obsession of always exploring under every single rock on the modern games (and occasionally, on real life too).

TVG Review: Splatoon

Splatoon Review

Nintendo has been on a roll lately when it comes to bringing new IPs to their systems, from the Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta, to this year’s Codename S.T.E.A.M., and Splatoon might just be one of the best new IPs that the Wii U has seen!
Splatoon is a family-friendly, creative third person shooter with platforming that takes an exciting new take on one of the the most crowded and uninspired genres in gaming.
If you’re into shooting games, the gameplay in Splatoon will not leave you disappointed, it’s one of the games to make some of the best use out of the Wii U Gamepad, with your standard First Person Shooter controllers with a giros-censor to bring more accuracy to your aim, plus a handy map that shows were and if your allies need help. The button layout is intuitive and you’ll quickly get the balance between the right stick and the motion controls.
The presentation of this game great, you’ll find a lot of detail in every element of the game, the paint looks really liquid, the squids look slippery,  gravity and movement feels real, the hub world feels alive and functional.
Overall, this game has some fantastic graphics for its system, detailed textures and creative designs, and the fact that it runs at 60 frames per second is not bad at all!

The solo campaign is pretty meaty for a multiplayer-based game. It has some fun characters, amazing level designs, and it’s gradually challenging, growing with the learning curve, making a very satisfying and personal experience.
The boss fights are also very creative and will take some thinking to beat, functioning like puzzles, to not spoil much details on the solo campaign with too much information, we’ll just say that it’s very interesting and not repetitive.
The online multiplayer experience in this gameis one of the best the Wii U has to offer, with lobbies, friend-matching, customizable characters, and unlockable modes as you rank up (some of them will be locked for the first week of the game, waiting for enough players to rank high enough).
The lack of online voice chat will definitely make the experience feel incomplete to some, however, it is noteworthy that there’s an alert system in the game that functionally replaces the voice chat, even if it’s not as fun.
If you were looking at Splatoon to be the next Wii U old school local multiplayer with all players sitting on one couch having fun, this game isn’t for you. While Splatoon does have a local multiplayer mode, it’s just a 2-player, competitive match were whoever pops more balloons with their paint wins.
While it’s quite fun to have a couple matches with a friend, it gets boring really quick and you’ll even prefer to take turns on online matches. So, if you want local fun, you might be set with something more like Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, or Mario Party 10.
Overall, Splatoon is a great experience for people who like shooting plays and play solo locally or enjoy addictive online multiplayer, but for people looking for a local multiplayer experience, you are better off checking out other games on the Wii U.

You can also check our video review here:

If you’d like to read some more details concerning weapon and character customization, check our Splatoon Direct round-up.
Have you played Splatoon yet? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comment section bellow.


About Paco

Growing up in the late 90’s, Paco’s intoduction to video games was Mario 64, and he hasn’t really stopped ever since, he’s also a player kin to Wind Waker, having beatin it an unholy amount of times, and completed it at least 5 times, or so ge claims.


New Splatoon trailer! Plus, new Wii U Bundle announced!

“Get Ready to Get Inked!”

Splatoon, Nintendo’s big summer home-console title, is very close to release now, and Nintendo has released a new 30-second trailer and showcased the newly announced Wii U bundle for the game’s release.

The trailer shows gameplay footage and voice over of some of the features within the game, plus some catchphrases in hope of making an impact on your mind.

Splatoon Amiibo 3-pack
The bundle itself has the same things as any other 32GB edition Wii U, the only big difference is that this bundle has both Splatoon and Nintendo Land, it costs $299.99 at Best Buy.
The Splatoon site says the game will be released May 29th of this year. It also shows some of the features of the game plus it gives a little insight into the Amiibo functionality, which consists of exclusive gear and “amiibo challenges”, providing with a few hours of extra content should you have the figures.
You can watch the official trailer from Nintendo’s Youtube Channel bellow.

Video: TVG Talk – Nintendo Direct April 1st

On this TVG Talk, the TVGamers discuss the content seen on the Nintendo Direct on April 1st. If you didn’t catch it on Youtube when it was released a couple days ago, you can watch it here now.

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Let us know in the comment section bellow your own thoughts on the Direct.

Nintendo of America Direct – April 1st, 2015.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS, Mario Kart 8, DLC, Splatoon, Amiibo, Mario Maker, Updates, Indie Games, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Free to Download, N64 and DS on Virtual Console and more, much more!

Nintendo of America released a Nintendo Direct today full of news, special offers and updates.
Mewtwo, one of the characters confirmed.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.
Mewtwo from Pokémon and Lucas from Mother 3 have been confirmed as DLC characters for Smash Bros. Also confirmed are new costumes for your Mii Fighters, some of them based on popular characters like Link from the Zelda series and Megaman X. Also confirmed are sharing functionality for your fighters and custom stages.

Mario Kart 8, arguably the game with the best and
cheapest DLC ever released by Nintendo.

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is easily the existing title with the most news this Direct. With a new 200cc mode, Animal Crossing DLC with 3 new characters (Villager and Isabelle from Animal Crossing and Dry Bowser), 8 new courses and 4 vehicles. New Amiibo costumes for your Mii, including Bowser, Sonic, Mega Man and Pac-man.

Upcoming releases.

Yoshi’s Woolly World, Bravely Second, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Mario Maker, Splatoon, Pokemon Rumble World, all of which we knew about but have now release dates.

Nintendo 64 and DS titles are confirmed to come to the eShop Virtual Console, starting up with Super Mario 64 and Yoshi’s Island DS.

Indie releases including Affordable Space Adventures, are all coming out later this year. And a new Fire Emblem is coming to the Nintendo 3DS family systems in 2016.

Two Squidlings from Splatoon.


Is the new title with the most new information this Direct. Amiibo line confirmed for the title, in the form of a 3-pack of two Squidlings, one boy and one girl, and one in Squid form.

Local multiplayer also confirmed for the title, even though it’s unknown if it’ll be available at launch, plus two new modes, a Dojo-styled one to learn the stages in the game, and the other will be elaborated on later.

Mario Amiibo being used on a New 3DS XL.


Amiibo now have a Free to Download title called Amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Hits. which consists of tapping your Amiibo on your Wii U Gamepad (Unknown if it’ll be available for the 3DS) and you’ll have a randomly-selected NES or SNES title.

Also confirmed are the newly announced Jigglypuff and Greninja Amiibo for the Super Smash Bros. line and the Splatoon Amiibo previously mentioned.

Also announced are new Amiibo Cards based on Animal Crossing Characters for an upcoming Animal Crossing 3DS title, at the time it’s unknown if there’ll be more Amiibo Cards based on Animal Crossing or any other series.

You can watch the Direct on the link bellow.