Friday, February 14, 2014

Nintendo Direct February 13th, 2014: Notes from 1ofWiisdom

Nintendo Direct February 13th, 2014

Hey Everyone, 

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Nintendo Direct Viewing!

I am pretty stoked about this Nintendo Direct because I called it...

I had anticipated not only that we would get a release date for Mario Kart 8, but that we would see the actual Nintendo Direct right before Valentine's Day!  I can get confirmation for this from a few folks I made the prediction too...Pretty cool go get both of them right!

The worst news from the ND is that we have to wait until Friday, May 30th, 2014 for Mario Kart 8.  The best news, imo, from the ND is that the Koopalings are going to appear as playable characters in MK8.  If you haven't picked up on it yet, I am VERY EXCITED about Mario Kart 8.

Don't get me wrong though, there was some other very exciting news in this rendition...

Without further ado, here are my quick notes from the broadcast...Please note they are just rough notes that I literally type out while watching the ND.  You can use them as a guide to where the info you might be most interested is within the video (it is fairly long at 40+ minutes).  

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Nintendo Direct 2-13-2014

Iwata presents direct to you…

Little Mac joins Super Smash Bros.
-Coming 2014


Mario Golf World Tour
-Customize Mii with 8 types of items
Gloves, golf balls, and clothing…change abilities
Win tourneys at castle club to advance
May 2nd, 2014

Kirby Triple Deluxe
-Easy to pick up and play
-Copy abilities for lots of different actions
-Lots of collectibles…Keychains
--Star Stones, help you progress…find them all for special bonus
-Special Waddle=helpful items in times of need…Street Pass for better items and key chains
May 2nd, 2014

Yoshi’s New Island
-Adv thru each stage with Baby Mario…attacked by enemies = timer to get baby Mario back…no time limit=explore each stage=giant eggs act as egg dozers
-Metal Egg Dozers by eating Metal Shy Guy
-Yoshi’s transformations
--Jackhammer, submarine, via gyro
--Super Yoshi via star…flies thru levels and along walls
--Flap Down Wings, Flutter Wings…helps beginners
March 14hth, 2014

3DS eshop
-FPS like Steel Diver (2011), competitive FPS by staying step ahead of competitor
-7 Single Player Missions
-Free Version Steel Diver Sub Wars=2 basic types, enjoy beginning on single player and all multiplayer
-Upgrade to paid…more subs and all single player
-Today, after ND

1st Time 3D
Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball
-Rusty Slugger Sport’s Shack
--Lots of mini games including Umpire like “Make the Call”
-Buy from in-game menu…haggle the price…lower it significantly
-April 2014, Free

Pokemon Battle Trozei
-700+ Appear in the game
-Red and Blue to X and Y
-Catch and become your own for use in battle
-Connect type advantage together etc…
-UP to 4P
-March 20th, 2014

Erik NOA

3DS Exclusive
-Professor Layton & the Azran Legacy
-Emmy Altva, Layton’s assistant
-Feb 28th, 2014
-Street Pass to keep you playing
-Treasure Hunts by hiding items
--Points for many items

Capcom-Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
-Big leap forward for series
-take on foes in dynamic new ways
-hunt with friends on 3DS via Internet
-Early 2015

Weapon Shop de Omasse
-Level 5 developers
-Mange weapon shop inside traditional RPG
-experience humble life of an RPG shop keeper
-Rhythm game component
-February 20th

Soccer RPG  InaZuma Eleven
-Middle School
-RPG in school and soccer practice
-Improve team members with stat boost and leveling up
-Pass shoot and duel to determine possession
-Team ups etc                      
-Available Today after ND

Renegade Kid
-Moon Chronicles
--FPS adventure

Shovel Knight
-Side Scrolling Action Game in 8 Bit

-1001 Spikes
--Inspired by 8 bit NES games…killer package

VBlank Retro City Rampage
-GTA reflash

Lots of new titles

Wii U Ubisoft
-Child of Light
-RPG inspired by fairy tale
-Princess retrieve three sources of lights
-April 30th, 2014

Iwata 1st Party updates
-DK Country Tropical Freeze
--New Trailer
-Online Leader Boards

NES Remix
-Collects best moments from NES games
-Volume 2, NESRemix 2…pulled from later NES Titles
-Full Bonus Game
--Super Luigi Bros!
---Luigi Goes R to L in World 1-2, but includes all levels from the game
--High Jump for Luigi is available
-April 25th, 2014

GBA to Virtual Console, announced Jan last year
-Finally re-releasing them this spring, starting in February
-Metroid Fusion
-Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga
-Yoshi’s Island Super Mario Advance 3
-Over time, continue to release more titles

Mario Kart 8!!!
-New Characters, not expected
-New Trailer
-up, down, and all around new 3D courses
-May 30th, 2014

Monolith Soft
-Battle Scene Sneak Peak
-Xenoblade Chronicles battle system, but more polished

Bayonetta 2
-New footage from Platinum Games
-Later 2014 Launch

End of ND
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So, I have to ask, what are you most excited about?

Currently Playing

  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • NBA Playgrounds
  • Minelogix-Minecraft PC
  • Stardew Valley - PC
  • Wii Fit U (Wii U)
  • Animal Crossing amiibo Festival (Wii U)
  • Yoshi's Wooly World
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS

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