Jonathan 'Kit' Shaw

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NINTENDO - Excited football fans gather outside Sun Life Stadium before the Florida State University vs. University of Miami game on Nov. 15, 2014, for the chance to play the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game. Nintendo of America is bringing these all-star brawling games to college campuses across the country this fall as a part of the College Tailgate Tour. Picture by: Jeff Daly/Invision/Press Association Images

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NINTENDO – Excited football fans gather outside Sun Life Stadium before the Florida State University vs. University of Miami game on Nov. 15, 2014, for the chance to play the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game. Nintendo of America is bringing these all-star brawling games to college campuses across the country this fall as a part of the College Tailgate Tour.
Picture by: Jeff Daly/Invision/Press Association Images

Much joy has arisen after the recent Nintendo Direct as it has been announced that the Generation 1 Pokemon games Red, Blue, Yellow and the Japanese only Green are being released for both the 3DS and Wii U virtual console.

Originally released back in 1996 (1999 in the UK) the games were revealed to be released on the virtual console during last weeks Nintendo Direct which also Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy 7 being added to Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS and is the first time a Square character has been featured in the series. In his reveal trailer it show cased his fighting style as well as his moves which include many familiar attacks such as Braver, Cross Slash, Blade Beam and his final smash being the ever popular Omnislash, Midgar was also shown as his stage and you even get his Advent Children outfit.

Other notable mentions were Mother 3 is being released on the eShop hopefully in English as it was only released in Japan, it will hit the eShop on Dec 17 .

Hyrule Warriors Legends is getting a new character called ‘Linkle’ who is basically a female version of Link described as energetic, has a powerful kick and dual wields crossbows.

Two fan-favourite Dragon Quest titles are being re-released DQ7: Warriors of Eden and DQ8: Journey of the Cursed King will be coming to the 3DS with 7 to be released in summer 2016 and 8 later that same year.

Fire Emblem Fates is launching in February next year with two versions and a special edition.  The story is to be split into two versions ‘Conquest’ and ‘Birthright’ and a third path called ‘Revelations’ which you can download for either title.

The release date for Star Fox Zero has been announced as April 22, 2016 after it was delayed as Nintendo wanted to do further polishing on the level design and graphics/cutscenes.

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jams will make it to 3DS on January 22nd and it combines the Mario and Luigi universe with the Paper Mario universe, Amiibos will be compatible with the game and they will help unlock in-game cards for use in battle.

Amiibo support will be featured in Pokken tournament coming spring 2016 with first-run copies getting a amiibo card with the new mega evolution for Mewtwo.

Pokemon Picross will be Nintendo’s next free to start title. As you would expect it combines Picross with everyones favourite Nintendo monsters. It will be exclusively released on the 3DS eShop starting early in December.

Super Mario Maker is getting a web based course search in December which allows you to search for Mario Maker courses on your computer/mobile device and sort them to find the right ones for you.

It was announced that Zelda Twilight Princess is getting a HD remake for the Wii U in 2016 along with a Wolf Link amiibo as part of a bundle with the game.

And last but not least Zelda Wii U is still coming in 2016 and will have Amiibo functionality as data from the Wolf Link amiibo can be carried over to this next title.

Nintendo seem to be a role right now and no doubt everyone will certainly be looking forward to in the coming year.

Co-written by Jonathan Shaw & Paul Farrell

 

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