E3 2014: Nintendo Digital Event - Zelda Wii U, Captain Toad, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

Nintendo-Digital-Event Nintendo was the last to show their goods and even though they didn't have a live press conference, they announced a hefty amount of titles that would help the struggling Wii U. Is it enough to get people excited? It's hard to tell but it's clear they are banking on Super Smash Bros and Bayonetta 2 to end the Wii U's 2014 on a high note. But as we look forward, 2015 looks bright for the Japanese company. Have a look at what they announced below. 

Mii Fighters joins the Smash Bros. arena

Amiibo figures announced

The X game revealed last year is now officially called Xenoblade Chronicles X, exclusive to the Wii U

The Legend of Zelda Wii U is coming out in 2015, and it will be open world

Hyrule Warriors gets a release date September 26

Yoshi's Wooly World revealed with a 2015 release

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse announced, exclusive to the Wii U and coming 2015.

Mario Maker announced and coming to the Wii U, also 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker announced for the Wii U

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire E3 trailer

Star Fox for the Wii U was also teased by Miyamoto

Bayonetta 2 comes with Bayonetta 1

Splatoon announced for the Wii U

Quick Mentions

- Professor Layton vs Pheonix Wright coming to the west August 29.

- Mario vs Donkey Kong announced.

- Smash Bros. 3DS delayed to Ocober 3, 2014.

- Mario Party 10 announced.

- Each Amiibo figure has chips that can store data and interact with compatible games. Games announced that will be compatible are Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Captain Toad, Mario vs Donkey Kong, Mario Party 10.

That's Nintendo's E3 presentation - Short but sweet. After the presentation, the Nintendo Treehouse found at E3 kicked off and was there to show off all the games mentioned. There were also a couple of game announcements that wasn't included in the digital event like Mario Party 10, Mario vs Donkey Kong, Professor Layton vs Pheonix Wright release date, and even confirming that Pac-man would be a playable player in the new Super Smash Bros. Very unusual that they announced some of these discreetly right after the presentation, but that's Nintendo for you.

We will give more of our impressions of what was shown in the press conference in a future post. TMG Podcast E3 Special will go LIVE next week once all the dust has cleared to go through each announcement and reveals one by one.


Smash Bros. sequel is a long way off

During Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference, what got me excited the most was when Nintendo President Satoru Iwata teased that we'd be getting 2 Super Smash Bros. games. A sequel to Brawl that would be on the Wii's successor, the Wii U and a portable Smash Bros. on Nintendo's new handheld, the 3DS. But when series creator Masahiro Sakurai basically said "Wtf?" to Iwata's tease and admitting that HAL Labs currently has no plans on making a sequel anytime soon, my heart was crushed.

Talking to NowGamer, Sakurai explained that he's focusing on releasing his upcoming 3DS title, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and has yet to decide how to best utilize the Wii U's controller for the as of yet unnamed sequel to 2008's Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

"I will think about this once Kid Icarus is complete, but as it is a game of a competitive nature, I do not think that any one person should have an advantage."

Of Brawl, Sakurai says that

"there are many things that can be improved upon" and that we should set our expectations for the forthcoming game "once you see how well-made Kid Icarus is".

The main draw to Smash Bros. is the expansive roster. Having multiple Nintendo characters from different games duking it out to see who is the best and seeing their abilities from their games adopted into a fighting game was fun. But with the inclusion of characters outside the Nintendo universe, fans are desperate to know who gets added in next. Almost every major Nintendo character is already in it and Nintendo doesn't seem to be bring out a lot of fresh faces recently.

Sakurai states

"that is completely undecided,but it is true that Nintendo has not created many new characters lately."

Source [Destructoid] Via [NowGamer]

Masahiro Sakurai says "no plans for new Smash Bros."

Well this is sad news. And to think that announcement was one of my highlight from Nintendo's press conference at this year's E3.

From Destructoid:

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced at E3 that a new Smash Bros. was coming to the Wii U and 3DS, earning himself a round of applause and a fair few excited screams from fans around the world. According to series creator Masahiro Sakurai, however, there is nothing in the works.

Sakurai warns us it could be years before we see another game.

"We've got no plans whatsoever," he admitted. "We've got two new games out in the open when there's no extra time to work with them at all. It makes me cringe, and I'm not sure it's the smartest thing to make gamers wait for several years, but the early announcement was made chiefly in order to attract new team members."

This is quite a shocking development when you consider that Smash Bros. was perhaps the biggest software announcement Nintendo had at its press conference and one of only a handful that the publisher revealed. That the Smash Bros. reveal was little more than a gamble on Iwata's part is pretty galling, to say the least.

Sakurai has "no plans whatsoever" for new Smash Bros [Edge]

Video Game Songs With Lyrics

Ever wonder what video game songs / themes would sound like with lyrics? Many variations have circled the net and a few have become well known. Here's a small compilation of some of the more famous ones.

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Give this site a look too. It has an awesome track list of video game tracks and remixes.