Nintendo is encouraging customers to discover the “game changing power” inside amiibo this holiday season with it’s new North Amercian commercial. The ad mentions the figures’ compatibility with both the New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, but only touches on a few of amiibo’s many features. See what they managed to squeeze into 30 seconds in the video below.
Although it is not the end of the year yet, Time has published a list of what they deem to be the best video games of 2015. You will be pleased to know that there’s two Nintendo titles in the extensive list covering a variety of platforms. There’s Nintendo ink-tastic Splatoon and the ultra creative Super Mario Maker. What do you make of Time’s best of 2015 list?
10. Splatoon (Wii U)
09. Undertale (PC)
08. Batman: AK (PS4/XB1/PC)
07: Ryan North’s: To be or not to be (PC, Android, iOS)
06: Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
05: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, XB1)
04: Her Story (iOS, Android, PC)
03: MGSV: The Phantom Pain (PC, PS4, XB1)
02: Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)
01: Prune (iOS)
We have had some great Nintendo games this year including Super Mario Maker, Yoshi’s Woolly World, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and many more. However, we have also had some titles that haven’t reviewed quite as well as Nintendo would have hoped. These games include Chibi Robo! Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. NeoGAF member TI82 has collected data from Metacritic and it shows that Nintendo reviews are currently at an all time low for the past 10 years. Regardless, it should be noted that Xenoblade Chronicles X and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam have yet to be released.
Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has announced to the investors that the company plans to release previously unannounced software for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS this year. We have all heard the rumours regarding The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for Wii U, so we might hear about that.
CEO Tatsumi Kimishima says there are more titles–unannounced–coming this year to promote both Wii U and 3DS during the year-end holiday season.
There’s a number of high-profile releases this holiday season so Gametrailers have taken it upon themselves to rank the ones they are looking forward to the most. You will notice there are a couple of Nintendo titles included in the list with The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes for Nintendo 3DS sitting at number ten and Xenoblade Chronicles X at number nine. Here’s the games they are looking forward to this Christmas.
10 – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
9 – Xenoblade Chronicles X
8 – Halo 5: Guardians
7 – Yakuza 5
6 – SOMA
5 – Rise of the Tomb Raider
4 – Just Cause 3
3 – Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void
2 – Fallout 4
1 – Star Wars: Battlefront
If you’ve been on social media or visited various message boards you’ll have noticed that a growing number of people aren’t entirely satirised with Nintendo’s holiday lineup this year. There’s a few spin-offs of established franchises and a Star Fox title which hasn’t really resonated with fans. However, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has defended the line-up and says that the company is always looking to surprise the fans.
“In terms of Metroid, yes, it wasn’t exactly what fans expected,” Miyamoto agreed. “With Animal Crossing [Happy Home Designer] we have a new type of gameplay but it is still the same franchise – perhaps not along the traditional line of what you expect but what we always try to do is work with the hardware we have.
“If you look across the line-up of what we have for this year we’re using the Amiibo cards, Amiibo, the [Mario Maker] editing tool, two screens. Both the new Metroid and Zelda: Triforce Hero titles are new in terms of their gameplay.
“Even moving on to the year after, we’re always thinking of ways to surprise the audience.”
Capcom has lifted the lid on the software titles it plans to showcase at this year’s Tokyo Game Show 2015. There are of course plenty of Monster Hunter related titles including Monster Hunter X – which is the next mainline Monster Hunter game. Of course, these are only the announced titles that the publisher and developer plans to show, so there could well be plenty of surprises for everyone. The Tokyo Game Show takes place on September 17th till September 20th.
- Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX (3DS) – Playable
- Monster Hunter Spirits (Smartphone) – Playable
- Monster Hunter Stories (3DS) – Stage Event, Live Stream
- Monster Hunter X (3DS) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
- Resident Evil 0 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam
- Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – Playable, Stage Event, Live Steam