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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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.


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

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.

TVG Talk – the Wii U in 2015

The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon, Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World, StarFox, Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Nintendo gave us a fantastic 2014 for the Wii U, and is looking like 2015 is going to be great too! But what exactly can we expect to see?
Splatoon
Splatoon is Nintendo’s latest IP, and it’s looking up to be a very unique Third-Person Shooter with platforming elements and customization. We’re particularly excited to see what it has to offer since it’s taking the summer spot that Mario Kart 8 took last year.

Yoshi’s Woolly World

Yoshi’s Woolly World is the first Yoshi title on a Nintendo home console since Yoshi’s Story back on the Nintendo 64, and it seems like it’s its first true sequel, the yarn textures on the game look gorgeous, and the 2-player co-op will probably bring the game to a high replay value.
The game was originally going to come out last year, but due to some delays it has been pushed to 2015, which is nice considering we won’t be getting many Nintendo 2D platformers this year.




Mario Maker

Have you ever wanted to create your own Super Mario Bros. level? Well, Mario Maker is exactly that! It allows you to create levels from the most iconic 2D platformer Super Mario games, which revealed so far are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros U; which are arguably the most iconic in the whole series.
We aren’t so sure about the format of this game though, if it doesn’t get more options, or some sort of story mode or a set list of levels created by the developers, it’s probably going to be an eShop-only title or a budget release like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker when it came out last year.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Xenoblade Chronicles is arguably one of the best RPG’s for the Wii, and is no surprise that the reveal of a sequel on the Wii U has fans already hyped for it.
Weather we’ll be seeing again characters like Shulk is yet to be confirmed, but the gameplay seems familiar enough to make us feel safe, and the visuals stunning, and the story interesting enough to keep us excited.

Star Fox
Star Fox is easily one of the most recognizable franchises by Nintendo, and yet, is one that has had very few releases, and of those releases, some are very experimental like Star Fox Adventures, and it has so little releases, that the last true Star Fox game on a Nintendo home console came out back on the GameCube in 2005.
Another odd thing about it is that we know very little of it, in fact, there is no screen shots, not even a logo or teaser to go on from, that’s why we picked promo art from Star Fox 64 3D, all we know is that it’ll take advantage of the Wii U Gamepad’s features like the Touchscreen and the Gyro-sensor.
The Legend of Zelda
Even though we got an HD remake and a spin-off, the upcoming Zelda title marks the first true Zelda on the Wii U. and boy it’s shaping out to be a spectacular game!
Beautiful landscapes, exploration, huge open world, dungeons, and it takes advantage of the Wii U Gamepad in ways similar to the WindWaker HD.