What’s up everybody and welcome to the Nintendo News Roundup. This is the special E3 edition of the roundup, part one. Did you miss any of the coverage or was it just too much to see all of it? Well, look no further. Here you’ll find the important news, not so important news, and Nintendo things that are just news to me.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo didn’t show Zelda last year at E3 and it looks like it was worth the wait. The Legend of Zelda series looks like it’s embracing the first game in the series with the do anything, go anywhere feel to it. It also looks like Nintendo has finally decided to turn it into a full blown RPG. During the play through on Treehouse, Link was able to: scale anything with Spider-man like ability, pick up enemy weapons, cook food, and even put on armor just to name a few. The graphics were beautiful. Looking like a mix between Wind Waker and Skyword Sword; and it appears like Nintendo is finally attempting to make Link an actual character instead of just using him as a surrogate for the player. The unknown voice calling for Link to wake up actually called him Link. Maybe the games just reads what the save file is named, but I’m hoping Link will finally become his own character.
Nintendo seems to be quite high on how well this game is turning out. Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime was quoted saying:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild breaks boundaries for the franchise and for games as a whole…Where you go, how you get there, the order in which you do it, and the items, weapons and approaches used to solve puzzles and defeat enemies are all up to you
Those are some pretty bold words, Reggie. I for one am hoping it lives up to these lofty expectations. Guess we’ll see in 2017.
You can check out the beginning of their gameplay demonstration with special guest, Producer, Eiji Aonuma and check out Jordan‘s article for more information/thoughts as well as the official gameplay trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild right here.
New Legend of Zelda Amiibos
When it comes to Nintendo first party games, you know the Amiibo’s will follow shortly after. Available in 2017 (most likely same day when the new Zelda launches) will be three brand new Breath of the Wild Amiibo. The three that will be available will be: Link (Archer), Guardian, and Link (Rider). Check out the detailed video below.
Use Wolf Link in the new Legend of Zelda
We finally find out what the Wolf Link Amiibo can do for us in the new Legend of Zelda game, and you know what? It seems quite useful. Since Link won’t have a companion in this game you can scan your Wolf Link Amiibo and have him fight alongside you. Check out the trailer below to see how it works.
Here’s a bunch of Mario News!
Nintendo has been spilling a bag of announcements lately for the people to eat up and take in as they present their titles this E3 via the Treehouse sessions they’ve been having. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been garnering just about all the attention, but there are still some sudden surprises regarding gaming’s favorite turtle-stomping plumber…
More Pokemon Sun and Moon gameplay
Of course let’s not forget about what opened the show and that’s Pokemon Sun and Moon. The Treehouse was there with the developers to show off new features of the game as well as some new Pokemon and hints at where the story might be headed. You can check out the whole gameplay demonstration below.
Severed coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Bad news everyone on Vita Island, Severed is no longer an exclusive. The game will be coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS digitally this Summer. Here’s the synopsis for the game:
Take control of a one-armed heroine named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.
Check out the trailer below.
Make sure to check back tomorrow for part two of the Nintendo roundup to see what Nintendo shares on its second day at E3. Nintendo’s Treehouse starts at 10:00 AM PT and can be viewed on Nintendo’s Twitch and YouTube channel. Also for more information on what Nintendo has planned for the week you can go to e3.nintendo.com and as always; that isn’t all the Nintendo news stories, but those are the important ones to me. If you feel like I’ve missed anything Nintendo related that happened this week that is important or just important to you, please feel free to share them in the comments below.