Happy Saturday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! It has been a while since the last post, for which I’m sorry. Life got busy for me again. However, today I hope to redeem myself with the latest installment of Game Grind. Nintendo recently released a new video, affectionately titled Nintendo Direct, and there is a LOT of kickass stuff in it. This post will be dedicated to highlighting the most awesome stuff from this news release and why you should be as excited as I am over it. Let’s do this!!!
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
If you’re a Zelda fan, good news! Twilight Princess is getting and HD remaster for the Wii U. If you aren’t a Legend of Zelda fan…….get on that. This remaster will be coming out in March and will feature a brand new Wolf Link amiibo that will also work with the latest installment in the Zelda series, which is still slated for a 2016 release on the Wii U.
I personally have never played Twilight Princess and am looking foreword to playing it for the first time with improved graphics.
Rule 63 Link
For those of you who are unaware, there is a Rule 63 of the internet states that “For every fictional character, there exists artwork for that character as the alternate gender.” Nintendo just endorsed a cannon version of this rule with their character Link. The female Link is known as Linkle and will be in the upcoming game, Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors Legends, for the 3DS
There she is looking badass with her twin crossbows. Congratulations Tumblr, you win.
For those of you who play Splatoon, Nintendo’s wildly successful new IP and venture into the shooter genre, new maps and costumes for your characters are available now! More free updates will be available later and updates for the game are planed to continue into 2017. It was also announced that a new bundle for the Wii U featuring both Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. The Bundle will cost only $279 and seems to be Nintendo’s way of moving some more product as the holiday season draws closer.
Could Storms Into Battle
The last, and arguable most surprising, news that pertains to the Wii U is that the titular character from Final Fantasy 7, Cloud Strife, will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. This is incredibly surprising news as Final Fantasy 7 was released on the PlayStation platform and Cloud has never appeared on any major games for Nintendo consoles. The footage of him fighting looks awesome and a new stage featuring the FF7’s iconic city of Midgar will also be available for download. Cloud’s presence in Smash makes it clear that any character has the potential to come to the stellar fighting game.
Fire Emblem Fates
Switching to solely 3DS news, the release date for Fire Emblem Fates for the US was announced. The various versions of the game will be made available to American’s on February 19th. It was also announced that a special bundle of the two version of the game along with the third extra version will be available as a bundle for $80. As someone who enjoyed the hell out of the previous game, Fire Emblem: Awakening, I feel the Feburary cannot get here soon enough.
Dragon Quest VII and VIII On 3DS
It was also announced that the remastered versions of Dragon Quest 7 and 8 will be coming to the 3DS in the West. The remakes of the two incredible games will be available to westerns for the first time in 2016. I personally have never played a Dragon Quest game, but the JRPGs seem right up my alley and I will definitely pick them up.
Blast from the Pokemon Past
For the last bit of awesome Nintendo related news, it was announced that wireless enable versions of Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow will be coming to the 3DS eShop in February. This is very surprising news as Game Freak, the company directly responsible for making Pokemon games, has never re-released their older games for newer consoles without any technical alterations or updates. As a massive Pokemon fan I am totally going to download at least on of these jems, but I am curious to see how much they charge for them and if they patch any of the glitches the games are notorious for.
Alright, that is more or less all of the important Nintendo news that has recently been announced. If you enjoyed learning about this news, please leave a like and a comment down below. You can also subscribe to 4B via email in the upper right tab. Alternatively, you can stay up to date by liking the official BaddaBing BaddaBlog Facebook Page, or by following me, @LucasDeRuyter, on Twitter. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and that it makes up for the recent lack of activity. Also be sure to come back on Monday for the next installment of Manga (And Also Anime) Monday. Have a great weekend.