E3 2015 – Nintendo

Nintendo’s E3 2015 Digital Event, a pre-recorded announcement, was streamed on 16 June with an accompanying press release.

Star Fox Zero was the first game announced..

Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy save the Lylat system in this new deep space dogfighting adventure.  With the Wii U Gamepad and TV, players can experience the game with two different viewpoints within the Arwing – aim and shoot enemies in one direction while flying in another.

Star Fox Zero will be released in Holiday 2015 for the Wii U.

Nintendo announced Bowser and Donkey Kong Amiibo figures and vehicles compatible with Skylanders: SuperChargers, the roleplaying platformer due for release on 20 September for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U and iOS.  The figures can function as both Skylanders figures and as Amiibo by means of a switch on the base.  Though they will work across platforms in Skylanders: SuperChargers, they will be exclusively bundled with starter sets for the game.

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes was announced for 3DS in late 2015..

with Hyrule Warriors: Legends coming to the 3DS in early 2016.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force will be coming to 3DS in 2016, with up to four player co-op with players in battle Mech suits fighting to take down enemy forces and complete objective-based missions.

Metroid Prime Federation Force

Blast Ball, the game’s multiplayer mode, is a 3-on-3 sci-fi sport with players competing in Mech suits to shoot the ball into the opponent’s goal to score.  Metroid Prime: Federation Force is due for release in 2016 for the 3DS.

The game has met with an overwhelmingly negative reception, with fans feeling it doesn’t match up to the standards of the Metroid Prime series.. some have even gone so far as to petition for the cancellation of the game!

Fire Emblem Fates is a tactical role playing game developed by Intelligent Systems to be published by Nintendo for the 3DS on 25 June 2015 in Japan, and 2016 outside of Japan.  There will be two versions of the game with different stories and battles: Birthright and Conquest.

Tentatively titled Genei Ibun Roku X FE, an anime-styled crossover role playing game, was announced for the Wii U and slated for release in late 2015 in Japan and early 2016 in the West.

Genei Ibun Roku X FE - Heroes

Nintendo showed footage of Xenoblade Chronicles X, an action role-playing game for the Wii U, which will land in December 2015.

Players fight for survival while exploring the vast expanses of an unknown planet, and customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills.

Nintendo also announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, for 3DS on 2 October 2015 in Europe,

and Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, for Wii U, coming in late 2015.

Side-scrolling platformer Yoshi’s Wooly World arrives on the 26th June in Europe, for Wii U.

Yoshi's Wooly World

Yo-kai Watch from Level-5 will launch in Europe in 2016, for the 3DS.  Yo-kai Watch is a role playing game where players search around town for Yo-Kai (ghosts).

Yo-Kai Watch

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros is the latest in the Mario & Luigi RPG series, introducing Paper Mario and his unique abilities, such as turning into a paper aeroplane or creating copies of himself.. due out on 3DS in spring 2016.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash makes its way onto the Wii U in late 2015.

The game is mostly unchanged from previous entries in the Mario Tennis series, with a new Jumpshot ability enabling players to send the ball flying down the court, and Mega Mushrooms which grow players to a larger size.

Super Mario Maker, previously known as Mario Maker, was given a release date of 11 September 2015 for the Wii U.  Super Mario Maker is a creation tool which allows players to create their own Super Mario levels, and to share them with other players.

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