Nintendo is at an interesting crossroads. They’ve got to prove that this Wii U thing is still relevant in a world with two new next-generation consoles. They’ve got to show everyone that they’ve got the games that can stand up to Microsoft and Sony’s juggernaut franchises, and that the Wii U’s Gamepad is the real next generation. And we at Gaming Trend believe that they’ve got a chance to do that. With new Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda, and Smash Bros. titles in the works, plus a few additional surprises, Nintendo has an enormous opportunity to win us over with their latest Nintendo Direct video.
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I felt like they brought some solid game to the table. The cel-shaded graphics on games like Zelda look really nice, and they’re working hard to entice players who might feel alienated by the Gamepad.
That’s it for Nintendo Direct!
Special video on Nintendo website. including trailers and developer talks
Complete with a bunch of robot master powers, apparently
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Blue Bomber is going to be in next Smash Bros! How did it take this long?!
The animal crossing villager is going to be in Smash Bros, out in 2014
Yep. It’s smash bros. Looks like it’s running on both 3DS and Wii U
One more game.. Looks like Smash Bros.
New Donkey Kong game is coming to Wii U – traditional side-scrolling gameplay.
No details, just a splash screen with a bit red X. Made by same team as Xenogears. Launching in 2014
TRANSFORMING ROBOT DINOSAURS?!
Mechs? Did someboody say mechs?
Bayonetta looks like it means business – or, so they would have us believe anyway
Footage looks like…well, Bayonettta. Look for it next year
So, Bayonetta footage is probably a trailer. New look for Bayonetta, shorter hair.
Now we’re getting some gameplay
Our stream just jumped to Wonderful 101…
Apparently we’re going to be blowing flutes all over again. I don’t now that this is a game I want to play through it again.
Bayonetta remains pervy as heck.
Looks beautiful, the cel-shaded graphics hold up decently.
Getting our first in-depth look at Wind Waker on Wii U.
Dear good god man. Spin the Bottle:Bumpy’s Party – where the game looks innocent, but the title suggests otherwise.
Platinum games are up next Bayonetta?
The Spin the Bottle game might be M rated…
eShop titles being shown – Ducktales Remastered, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Oddworld: New N Tasty, Shovel Knight, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party, A World of Keflings…
We’re watching the European Nintendo Direct right now. We apologize if some wires get crossed. Our Internet’s been taking a nosedive all day too.
Iwata is his usual, formal self in these feeds.
Could it be… A possibly good sonic game?!
Skylanders SWAP Force, Splinter Cell Blacklist for Wii U.
Scribblenauts Unmasked on 3DS… Shin Megami Tensei IV on 3DS…
Disney Infinity, Just Dance 2014, Rayman Legends…
We’re being introduced to some third-party games now.
Now, the “Wonderful 101”, which will be released prior to Zelda
Windwaker will be rendered in 1080p, and feature cel-shaded graphics
There’s a bunch of multiplayer mini games that are not traditional racing.
Windwaker HD!?! :D
Mario Kart 8 comes out Spring 2014.
Legend of Zelda looks like something I would actually be excited for – if I felt inclined enough to buy a Wii U
We’re about to see the online multiplayer…
Motorcycles are returning from Mario Kart 3.
Looking forward to seeing how the Gamepad plays into this game, especially for multiplayer.
The tracks in this Mario Kart corkscrew as well so there will be some upside-down racing too.
The gliding is back in the new Mario Kart.
Was that a reference to my favorite Robin, Stephanie Brown?!
They’re showing Mario Kart for Wii U now…
Cat Mario suit… Lets Mario climb up the walls…
There’s also some sort of multiplayer component, ala New Super Mario Bros.
The game will have playable characters besides Mario and Luigi, there’s also Toad and Peach that I’ve seen so far.
It’s the same gameplay as Mario 3D Land on 3DS… very similar graphically as well.
Nintendo has just announced Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U!
We’ve found a working stream (their E3 page isn’t working for us) but we’re experiencing massive technical difficulties right now.
Aaaaaand, nothing’s loading…
Heh, yeah, it’s an early start for us.
No. I’m tired.
I’m actually pretty excited for this. Anyone else?
Hey everyone! Just three minutes and counting for Nintendo’s “press conference” to start.