February 22, 2012
Nintendo gives us some insight on some great upcoming games
This morning via Nintendo’s public announcement channel, Nintendo Direct; Reggie Fils-Aime made some news on some up coming titles, another impressive 3DS eShop title, and an announcement that is sure to excite some RPG fans. The first game they showed off was Dillon’s Rolling Western, a action/tower defense hybrid that will keep this new flow of quality games from the eShop going. With titles like Pushmo and Mutant Mudds, Nintendo is finally pushing their downloadable platform in the right direction. Next the showed off Kid Icarus: Uprising, which is looking extremely promising. They did state again the game will come packaged with a small stand, since your using the circle pad, L button and touch screen as your main controls, which could be awkward. There will be a weapon fusion system will be incorporated and will be able to swap weapons via street and spot pass. Mario Tennis Open was announced before the holidays and today we got a good look at what we can expect from the game when it launches on the 3DS on May 20th. The game is being developed by Camelot, which has developed the series is still at the reigns so we will know to expect great quality with an nice simplistic approach for those that think tennis is nothing more than pong. There will be local and online line play as well as a skill based matching making system for quick matches. I am on board, I have always loved this series and now it is on the go with some exciting multiplayer and this could be a fun summer for the growing portable. Ending the video Reggie showed off the alternate cover art for Xenoblade Chronicles which is beautiful and like Sony, need to implement this more. Now Xenoblade is only coming over to the states via GameStop so, go pre-order your copy of this exciting RPG that has been gaining so much critical praise. Reggie ended the segment with announcing that Hironobu Sakaguchi’s, The Last Story, will be finally making it’s way to the states courtesy of Nintendo’s publishing partner XSEED. Just when we thought Nintendo had given up on the Wii we are treated to two stellar RPG’s. There was no time frame for The Last Story other than 2012, but with the WiiU to be launching late this year, hopefully it’s sooner rather than later. The whole video is down below to watch the ever omnipotent Reggie Fils-Aime give us some great reasons to play Nintendo’s unique systems.