Following Nintendo's latest Direct broadcasts, a much clearer picture of the upcoming goodies on Wii U and 3DS has emerged. It was pitched as a presentation to show off current-gen games in our near-future, and it delivered on just that.
Following on from our equivalent list for the first quarter of the year, we've decided to take the opportunity given to us from Nintendo's latest showcase to show just how many promising titles are on the way in the next few months. It seems we'll have some solid gaming choices on Nintendo hardware before the E3 centrepiece sets the stage for the second half of 2016.
So without further ado, let's look at some of the gems on the horizon.
Wii U and 3DS
It may not have '2' in the title, but it's shaping up to be an intensely challenging follow-up for fans of Renegade Kid's original action platformer - Mutant Mudds. Following the first game's break-out success on the 3DS eShop, in particular, this one's sure to get quite a bit of attention from download aficionados.
The next key release for the Wii U, this Pokemon fighting game spin-off - developed by Bandai Namco - arrives on Wii U after its debut in arcades around the world. The home console version adds online play, story elements and an assortment of extra modes, while first run copies will also come with a Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card.
Another late arrival in Europe following a previous North American release, this is a stylish music-driven RPG developed by the now-defunct Imageepoch. We rated this very highly and awarded it a 9/10 in our review, saying the following in its favour: "A fitting swan song for imageepoch and another gem in the 3DS' legendary RPG lineup, Stella Glow is smart, stylish, and seriously satisfying."
This portable version has had a greater focus from Nintendo so far - it includes local multiplayer, some limited amiibo support and the usual range of mini-games. There are some new sports in this iteration, and it'll look to continue the strong run for the series.
The E3 2015 reveal for this was blown ahead of time by Tecmo Koei, and this is certainly an interesting release. The cross-over / spin-off was popular on Wii U, and now arrives on the portable with all previous DLC included and new characters, such as Tetra and newcomer Linkle; there'll even be a Season Pass for four brand new DLC packs. There'll be more fairly skilful button mashing and seemingly endless levelling up to indulge in, and this will provide a welcome action gaming fix.
Wii U and 3DS
Also available from 25th March when buying amiibo figures from some retailers, this amiibo-centric title is the latest (spiritually, at least) Mario vs. Donkey Kong title. As expected scanning different compatible Mario-themed amiibo will give characters with different abilities, like a wall-jumping Mario or a Yoshi that can eat enemies. There's no European release window as yet.
Given headline status in the March Nintendo Direct, this co-development with PlatinumGames features alternate paths within stages and unlockable routes for the campaign. In addition there'll be co-op play in which one player flies and another shoots, while the Fox amiibo will unlock an awesome sprite of the SNES Arwing. Either as a separate release or in a bundle with Zero, Star Fox Guard revives 'Project Guard' in utilising the GamePad and TV for managing multiple screens, while there'll be online play and level sharing.
One of the year's most intriguing Wii U eShop releases, this is an online co-op action free-to-play title from Bandai Namco. The formula seems rather simple as you battle through areas to reach treasure, and it'll be interesting to see how the open beta and microtransactions work out.
Another welcome RPG sequel, this time with Square Enix stepping forward. Its predecessor was warmly received, with an attractive visual style combining well with the adventure, and prior to the sequel's release in Japan the development team emphasized that new ideas and a lot of content are included in End Layer. We loved this in our review.
Currently only confirmed for North America, this collection will come with nine games in total, with four of those appearing for the first time outside of Japan. SEGA's 3D classics are among our favourite eShop downloads, so at $29.99 this collection should be a treat.
This franchise has become a sales juggernaut for Level 5 in Japan, and following its North American debut in the Holiday season it'll finally arrive in the West. It has some similarities to Pokemon but also its own style, with a neat order-based approach to combat; we gave it a recommendation in our review.
Revealed in leaks and retail listings beforehand, this looks like a rather safe spin-off in the popular drawing series. The draw of IPs such as Mickey Mouse, Frozen and more is likely to be significant here, with this being the latest in Nintendo's efforts to promote the 3DS to the younger demographic, in particular.
In light of the sales success for Fire Emblem: Awakening and the record-breaking launch for this title in North America, Nintendo of Europe will be hoping for equivalent success. The key 'choice' brings two separate core campaigns, and a third will follow as DLC (along with a whole load of maps). We loved this in our Fire Emblem Fates review.
Release some time ago in Japan, this Game Freak title has players work through a normal game of solitaire on the bottom screen while a horse race is taking place on the top, with successful moves propelling your horse further up. It appears that there will be some light RPG elements in place, too; players will be able to level up horses and each horse will have special characteristics and abilities that determine how it performs.
Wii U & 3DS
This LEGO take on the hugely successful Star Wars film is coming to both Wii U and 3DS - not a huge amount is known, though it will feature some new story elements including one that'll be exclusive to the games.
Called Genei Ibun Roku #FE and critically acclaimed in Japan, this is a mash-up RPG that incorporates elements of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. It's hugely colourful and undoubtedly intriguing, and will bring a distinct RPG flavour to Wii U.
Recently shown off by Nintendo, this HD iteration arrives later than the 3DS equivalent, but still in good time for the main event in Brazil.
Just recently revealed, this is the latest Kirby platformer for 3DS with the twist being that the mascot can use the enemy's mechanised robots against them. Team Kirby Clash allows co-op players to tackle boss encounters, while Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight and Waddle Dee amiibo figures will arrive with the game.
'Spring' / 'Summer'
This was given a major focus in the Nintendo Direct, with Nintendo keen to change the narrative on a title largely derided during E3 2015. A project that's been in the making for a number of years, it'll aim to bring co-op play and elements of RPG decision making - through weapons chosen and their role in battle - to the 3DS. It's considered an important part of the Metroid Prime series, whether fans like that or not.
An announcement very much expected after a trademark listing appeared online, this is the Western localisation of Monster Hunter X (Cross), an entry that introduces new Arts and combat styles into the classic formula. With Fire Emblem armour suits as one of what's likely to be many free DLC offerings, this'll be a must-have for 3DS-owning franchise fans.
A very welcome sequel after the positive impact of the first release from Inti Creates. Gunvolt's rival Copen is now a playable character and possesses the trait to copy all of the seven new boss characters abilities and use them as his own; it's looking rather slick.
So there you have it. We've not included every eShop game we're particularly keen on (especially as many still await final release details), so there's certainly plenty to look forward to beyond this list.
So, are you excited about what Spring and Summer are bringing to Wii U and 3DS? Have we missed anything blindingly obvious? Sound off and let us know in the comments below, and you can also express your support for a few of these games in the poll.
The first half of 2016 seems kind of lackluster if you ask me.
Star Fox Guard seems interesting, but I just can't wait for Monster Hunter Generations!
Hmmm, I was thinking the same thing about the first half being lack luster, but I have changed my mind. I am super excited for Star Fox and I'm a huge Monster Hunter Fan. I already own one of the Fire Emblem Fates and enjoy it more than I thought I would. The Metroid thing might not be exactly what I was hoping for, but it still has a lot of my interest and looks like it could be a blast.
I don't know, yeah, maybe lackluster. I think the good games are going to be great while the others will be meh. Not really much middle ground which is usually what I expect with Nintendo releases nowadays.
Still kind of lackluster, but I actually do have some things to look forward to now. Federation Force is looking vaguely Metroid-like now, and Kirby Planet Robobot looks straight up amazing.
1. Monster Hunter
2. Everything else
I was going to say 'hey, where's Rhythm Paradise Megamix?!', but then I no sooner wallowed in disappointment knowing that it won't be out until autumn or winter time.
That was by far and away my favourite game in the Nintendo Direct the other day!
Kirby, Pokken, and Star Fox a must but anything else is a might/maybe thing or thinking about it🤔
I am excited for Star Fox, but it has nothing to due with the franchise. It has everything to do with being a Hashimoto game.
Games made by professionals.
Still considering HWL even if it's on the laggy side. I would say Gunvolt is the only game I'm actively excited about, but I always enjoy Kirby titles (except, weirdly, the widely beloved Kirby Super Star). Same with Bravely Second - like Kirby I'm going to get it at some point but I'm not like "oh boy Bravely Second I can't wait, day one buy!" like I was with FE Fates (oops) or Legend of Dark Witch 2.
Really nice little line-up for the next few months.
I can't wait to see what surprises they'll pull out during E3 for Wii U and 3DS!
1. Bravely Second
4. Pokken Tournament
5. Federation Force
I'm pretty sure no one cares about federation force.
Is Dragon Quest VII intentionally missing because the summer release is in question? Either way, most anticipated game is Dragon Quest.
Rather nice little line up there, bit of variety & all.
Stella Glow - definitely my most anticipated game of the year so very much looking forward to it's release next friday.
Kirby Planet Robo'.
Disney Art Academy.
Import copy of Sega 3ds Classics Collection (as well as 7th Dragon Code in July).
& Yokai Watch
(Rhythm Heaven Megamix is a definite too as well)
For Wii U, just Pokken & Tokyo Mirage.
You'd be wrong
That's actually the game I'm most looking forward to of any on the list, seeing as how the 3DS is nearing the end of it's life cycle and it has exactly zero quality (physical media) first person shooters on it.
StarFox Zero/Guard is my most wanted but I'll definitely be getting Hyrule Legends, Kirby, Pokken, Generations and probably Federation Force. Great first half for Nintendo.
I can honestly say that while I am excited for Star Fox Zero, Kirby Planet Robobot won the direct for me, making this recent direct an automatic winner in my book. After watching Smash Bros Final Presentation and Pokemon Directs, I feel much better after watching this recent direct.
Pokken, StarFox + Guard, Tokyo Sessions and Kirby! But Card Jockey is close 4th and if Rhythm Heaven had a release window I'd vote for that too.
If the golf and soccer events are decent, I'll definitely be picking up Mario and Sonic! The 3DS isn't exactly overflowing with games featuring either sport.
And amiibo Challenge looks like a cute, non-boring way to make use of amiibo (although I guess that's not really a "buy" because it's free).
Kirby is #1 for me. I'm also intrigued on Federation Force, and quietly excited for SMTxFE. Although I did want a release date for DQ 7.
A good line of games for both consoles
Star Fox Zero and Fire Emblem Fates!
Holy crap man, this year is going amazing with games. I'm super satisfied with the announcements, let's not forget we have something to look forward to after all these summer announcements. That's right, Pokemon sun and moon! Also you forgot about the Paper Paint Mario(which I'm eh about).
There's plenty of interesting games on that list. Star Fox Zero, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Yo-Kai Watch, Monster Hunter Generations and Pokken Tournament are all looking like they'll be great fun for me.
nothing interesting for me. maybe monster hunter if im in the mood.
Very excited for Star Fox! Glad to see not everyone is having a closed mind towards Federation Force.
I must wholeheartedly recommend Stella Glow to my European compadres here. Don't let this one get overlooked like Legend of Legacy- it's in a whole other league, trust me. Best SRPG I've played next to the Fire Emblem games (although I really liked Code Name STEAM).
Speaking of which, Fire Emblem Fates should be top priority for you guys. It's SO good.
Aside from all that, I'm glad to see a lot of people here more willing to give games a fair shake, and not "play, review and critically pan" certain games before they've even released.
Fire Emblem of course. Maybe Pokken Tournament.
Lost Reavers has me intrigued but it's not looking amazing, frames and animations are still pretty bad...
Kirby, Star Fox, and Pokken for sure. Probably Monster Hunter as well. I feel like I need to push one of these purchases back though for Ratchet and Clank. Looks like I might have to push my purchases for the rest of the year into 2017 a bit haha.
"(Choose up to 5)"
I wish I could.I chose only 2,Starfox Zero and Guard.I plan to pick up Pokken eventually but I can't say I'm excited for it as I have no connection to Pokemon whatsoever.Tokyo Mirage,I'm not sure if I want it or not,I'll wait for reviews to see if it's for me.I'm not bothered about there being little to choose from on the Wii U front as I have plenty to play but a couple of smaller E-shop titles developed by Nintendo would have been nice.
Fire Emblem Fates (all 3 versions) and Pokkén for me. Not interested in the other games.
Pretty strong line up for me but that might be because of all the delays in EU...
March - Stella Glow
April - Yo-Kai Watch
May - Fire Emblem: Fates
June - Kirby: Planet Robobot
If I was in NA it would be looking much weaker as I'd already have three of those.
It will be interesting how scalpers will catch SE of Fates which will cause quick shortage on that, and how it will be on the sideline when most anticipated games of the year will get released like Uncharted 4, Doom, Mirror's Edge and some more.
FE in US is record-breaking only because there was barely anything worth mentioning, except maybe Primal which only got attention because setting. Other "competition" is either EE of Dying Light or X-com, which is PC only.
I can see Nintendo crying again in May "Y UR GMZ NO SELL" news.
@Sticker False. Plenty of people care about it.
Am I the only one interested in Pocket Card Jockey?
Also interested in Kirby!
I might get Yokai Watch, maybe not straight away though. The demo was fun enough.
I'm most interested in the Tokyo Mirage Sessions game out of all of them though. If it's anything remotely like the Persona games I'll be in my element.
Lost Reavers looks interesting too, but I'm not sure if it would grab my attention for long.
Day one: Both Starfox games, Tokyo Mirage, and the two free games: Lost Reavers and Mini Mario.
Funny, no one asked "Where's the new Zelda?" It's saved for NX launch during E3. Nintendo planned this all along for Zelda's 30th anniversary this year and will make a big deal of it.
Wii U owners were being trolled by Wario the last few years, "Buy Wii U, new Zelda is coming!". Same mantra every year and then, "Buy NX, new Zelda is on NX!"
... (looks at avatar) You know what I'm getting.
@thehoppypoppy No, you are not. I can't explain why I want Pocket Jockey, but I'll pick it up day one.
Kirby, Star Fox, and I suppose Pokken.
@JaxonH Question - did you see any of Codename STEAM in that MP:FF trailer? I haven't played either but I watched the ND twice and while watching Metroid I kept thinking - it's a real time rather than turn based version of CNS. Maybe just the 3DS graphics, seemed like a similar engine maybe?
As for the list, I'm torn between -
for a dead system Wii U has lots of games coming out in just 4 months: TP HD, Pokken, SFZ, SFG, TMS#FE, M&S Rio Olympics, Mario Mini amiibo and Lost Reavers, with Paper Mario Colour Splash later, and maybe even Zelda U
there really isn't anything I want on that list, except Paper Mario, but it least it's a bunch of good games, just not my type
3DS is even better, but I'm not a handheld gamer.
Imagine this though: ALL of those games playable on NX on either a handheld or a tv. That's gaming nirvana right there.
"Upped the ante" is a bit of an overstatement. Meh
I recommend Stella Glow too while you wait for Fates.
Pretty good SRPG and it gave me exactly what I wanted (Another Luminous Arc game)
The soundtrack is also very good, and it has a lot of different battles to go on.
I clocked 152 hours on both the normal and New Game+ in order to get different endings.
Ya, that would be the reality if those NX rumors are true (and with the last 2 from the source ending up dead on, I think it's fair to say it's highly probable at this point).
The merger of handheld and console into one unit would effectively double their software output, eliminate the need for gamers to buy 2 systems, solve their home console struggles with by combining the remaining fanbase with the much larger handheld base, square up the software drought issues and, perhaos most importantly, would solve any and all cross buy issues once and for all.
Its an extremely slick move on their part, and with tech never before seen in the market, it could land them right back in the game, and then some.
Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensai is a project I'm deeply disappointed in. I don't like how they completely changed it up from what it was probably originally supposed to be.
I may be the only one excited for Pocket Card Jockey haha
There are a lot of 3DS I want to get this year, which is a relief since I was very disappointed with last year's lineup. I'm excited to pick up Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam, Fire Emblem: Fates, Bravely Second: End Layer, Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII, and Pokemon Sun/Moon. The new Kirby game looks interesting too, and I'm one of the few people who thinks Federation Force looks interesting.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions is a Wii U game?
I was thinking it was 3DS. Well, there goes my interest.
Don't forget the awesome snes games for 3ds!!!!#best news ever!
I really really hope Sega brings the 3D Classics Collection from M2 to Europe as well. Or at least Puyo Puyo 2 and Power Drift as digital releases.
Awesome to see Mutant Mudds Super Challenge coming to 3DS and Wii U in both Eu and Americas at the same time and with cross purchase enabled. I just hope Jools would release Moon Chronicles also.
Just TMS#FE for me. And hopefully SMT IV Final
You guys sure know how to sugarcoat a turd. There's only 1 Wii U game there of any real interest and that's Star Fox Zero. But I'm still not convinced, feel it's being rushed, gameplay looks tepid, they haven't included online multiplayer. And it remains to be seen how these controversial controls work.
Maybe Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE could be good but they've cheaped out on this because otherwise localisation would have taken forever. And I can't wait to hear the stories of what has been censored for the Western release.
I'd love for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be decent but the Lego games are hit and miss these days.
Come on Sega, please bring 3D Classics Collection to Europe. Please?
@JesWood13 how was it changed? I seem to recall only a thrown together with stock images trailer announcing a cross over and then nothing for like 2 years and then we got an the fist #Fe trailer.
I too wasn't expecting and FE X SMT game to look like its a Persona game but seeing as a few of us was worried that the two conflicting gameplay styles would result in one of the games being screwed over, this (both games being equally ignored) kinda works now.
@JaxonH I've managed to convince myself that if Nintendo's new system is using a shared library (so either two systems playing the same games or one system acting as a home and handheld) that we'll see one of two things happen.
Either the old tradition of "once a gen" titles will change, so they NX could see two Mario karts
Nintendo effectively freeing up half their teams will see an increases in new and old IP. Things like F-Zero and Diddy Kong Racing can certainly take an 2nd Mario Karts place on the NX. I suspect you'll see more (hate the term) 'mature' titles like Eternal Darkness, Project Zero/Fatal Frame, Bayonetta and Beyond good and Evil as Nintendo experiments with these vacant 2nd slots.
EDIT: I am not saying Nintendo would make generic FPS shooters like the Halo/KillZone/CoD.
A meagre lineup, especially if you only own one of the 2 devices.
Oh ya, you really gotta own both Nintendo platforms if you want quantity. As we were discussing above, hopefully NX will solve that.
Still better than the Wii's swansong year though. By far.
I'm really looking forward to Star Fox Zero/Project Guard and Federation Force. I'm likely going to upgrade my original 3DS to a N3DSXL for the occasion, as my old one's showing a lot of wear-and-tear now.
This Direct was very good, and got me excited about gaming again; I've been going through a bit of a rough patch for a while, but seeing Bill Trinen and friends talk about upcoming games just really lifted my spirits.
For me the top 5 are:
Hyrule Warriors Legends/Fire Emblem Fates (joint first)
Star Fox Zero
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
It was really tough choosing between Pokken Tournament and Kirby Planet Robobot but went with the former as I haven't finished my free copy of Triple Deluxe yet (got it free in the 3DS promotion last year).
For me, my top 3 are:
2. Bravely Second (plus, I have to get BD)
It works great for me, I don't have much time for playing nowadays and XCX refuses to let me work in my backlog. 100+ and I'm not close to putting the game down....
Paper Mario and Star Fox for me!
Very little for me personally but being objective, compared to what support Nintendo consoles usually receive when they're winding down that's a pretty good selection
Barely anything came out in 2015 that I felt compelled to rush out and buy...yet I had no problem choosing 5 of these that I'm interested in, so the release list is looking a lot healthier for 2016
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE looks very interesting to me...
So, Kirby in June, assuming it's not delayed.
That's about it. Oh well, keeping a bunch of money is never a bad thing.
Yo-Kai watch, Pokken and kirby planet robobot!
I still would have liked to know about Zelda U with a release date, but for the time being...can't wait for Star Fox and the new Kirby! I would love to know if the Golf mini game will be added to the Wii U's version Of Mario And Sonic...It's been a while since a Mario Golf game came out on console formate (Since Gamecube), and I'd love for a new one to come out...this would be the closest for it. Hopefully, there's many more games coming for the Wii U!!!
@JLPick: The guys of Camelot created WE LOVE GOLF! for Wii (basically a "Capcom version" of Mario Golf) so with Wii Sports Golf and Wii Sports Resort Golf, not to mention several Pangya Golf and Tiger Woods games the Wii actually had more amazingly good golf games than anyone could wish for. And you can play them all on Wii U obviously.
Also, Mario Golf N64 is available on Wii and Wii U VC.
But yeah, Mario Golf and Mario Tennis were traditionally released in double packs, from the GBC, N64, and GBA, until the Gamecube era, so I know what fans came to expect.
Wii U - Star Fox Zero/Guard
3DS - Fire Emblem: Fates - Birthright/Conquest/Revelations, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Disney Art Academy
PS4 - Ratchet & Clank, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Phew. I've got a lot to play. Why oh why do I have my A Level Exams this year
EDIT: That's forgetting to mention all the amiibo/Disney Infinity/LEGO Dimensions figures I want to get. I can see my wallet crying.
Everybody loves KiRobobot that trailer looked really cool.
@Nintendian lol. Look I don't know about an NX port or version, that could make sense. But Zelda U is a Wii U game designed for Wii U like Skyward was designed for Wii. Maybe it'll be 2017 (which would be nice because there is nothing else planned there and 2016 is packed) but it is a Wii U game through and through, you can be sure of that. This means at the end of the day Wii U will have 3 amazing HD Zelda's on it which is awesome.
Considering how much criticism Star Fox Zero and MP Federation Force have received they're the #1 and #3 most anticipated titles...
What's wrong with you people!?
Seriously Europe, do not miss Stella Glow! I think it slipped under the radar of most Americans. Great game.
I still don't understand how these polls work. If we can select more than one answer, shouldn't the results add up to more than 100%?
@jcurls That's because Atlus published it in North America, and I think most people reasonably think $50 for a 3DS game is a rippoff. I'm not buying until the price goes down. Not like supporting the developers matters anymore.
If I still had my Nintendo systems, Kirby, Lost Reavers and stupidly named Fire Emblem cash-in would be my most anticipated.
As is, I'm pretty excited for Uncharted 4, DS3, Odin Sphere, MLB 16, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Senran Kagura Estival Versus and I might check out Doom too.
There's so much coming, it's getting hard to choose (and buying everything just creates ridiculous backlogs).
I just don't want to put off these purchases for too long. Still stupidly excited for FFVII, FFXV, Star Ocean 5, Ys 8, No Man's Sky (coming really soon) and Horizon.
Anyone complaining about a lack of good games is either buying one game a year, has terrible taste or is just way too picky.
Even if you're multiplayer only, there's The Division, Battleborn and Overwatch.
Fairy Fencer F Advent Dark Force (one of the best looking ports I've seen) for the JRPG fans, Mafia 3 (the second was fantastic), a gorgeous Ratchet and Clank remake, a much better looking Homefront sequel, Grand Kingdom (highly anticipated tactics RPG) and another GOTY candidate to look forward to in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
And 90% of all those games are multiplatform.
So awhile back, I heard that Nintendo would be aggressively releasing and promoting games for the female and juvenile demographic. Or was I dreaming? Because only 1 game in this list even vaguely comes close to that. Sigh.
Honestly that is a pretty darn good line-up if I do say so myself! Plenty of games assuming you own both of the systems and I know there is a few on there that I will likely be picking up at some point in the future.
I'm only excited for Star Fox out of all of those.
Oh, and Paper Mario, but that won't be out until later. I just really hope they won't screw that one up like they've done without exception after TTYD. :/
I didn't know there was a new Kirby game coming. 😳
in order it's
1) Toyko Mirage Sessions #FE
2) Kirby Planet Robobot
3) Star Fox Zero
other games I am excited for are 7th Dragon III Code, Pokken Tournament, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Disney Art Academy, Sega 3D Classics, and Monster Hunter Generations
Q) So, are you excited about what Spring and Summer are bringing to Wii U and 3DS?
A) I'm very excited for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS line-up. I'm so excited that doing answering this poll with only 5 choices is actually proving difficult. I'm stuck on whether to cast my 5 votes for Pokkén Tournament, Star Fox Zero, Star Fox Guard, Lost Reavers, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Kirby: Planet Robobot or Metroid Prime: Federation Force.
It's a good thing I don't live in the US, otherwise I'd be adding Bravely Second (which I have with me right now) and the Sega 3D Classics game. For me, the upcoming line-up of games is going to keep my very busy... now to try and decide which of the five to vote for in this poll.
Not much for there tbh but I have been used to that in recent years being a Nintendo fan.
Roll on Paper Mario and Zelda...
Fire Emblem Fates
Star Fox Zero.
They're the five I picked, in that order; but I'm looking forward to others too!
Out of the options given I am very intrigued by the two Free-to-Start games Lost Reavers and Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge. The first looks like an HD, stupid, fun title of that once existed on the PS2. B-Level quality in most areas, but still stupid and mindless fun. The second gives me a chance to try the Mini Mario game at a very low cost (already have two amiibo that work). I've not played anything the series since Donkey Kong on GameBoy.
Also interested in #FE for the unique RPG/cultural game it is. But then RPGs usually right up my alley. Same for Star Fox Guard, I may be the person that purchases one without the other depending on price. Finally the Olympics game will be on the radar just for a soccer and golf on Wii U.
I'm very excited for Pocket Card Jockey, Tokyo Mirage Session #FE, and Metroid Prime: Federation Force. I'm excited (but less so) for Hyrule Warriors Legends, Star Fox Zero, and Star Fox Guard.
I was surprised with the content in the Nintendo Direct, since I was anticipating my excitement for Mirage Sessions if it became localized, since it's such a delightfully bonkers premise, but was completely won over by Federation Force and Pocket Card Jockey. Both looked like really unique, totally Nintendo experiences. The equipment-based "class system" and cooperative gameplay make Federation Force look very, very promising.
Star Fox Zero looks interesting, but it seems like it may be something of a rehash of Star Fox 64. Guard looks more intriguing, but that may just be because my wife and I love Tower Defense games. Hyrule Warriors Legends will likely be a fixture on my 3DS, but I'm waiting to hear reviews on performance. If it plays like a less impressive version of the original, there's no point - I've got Hyrule Warriors on my Wii U.
Where is the option x) nothing for me this year?
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