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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Nintendo Direct March 3: Hoping Star Fox Isn't Delayed Edition

At 5:00 PM EST, There is going to be a new Nintendo Direct.  This one comes hot on the heels of last week's Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct, and was quite the surprise announcement.  Apparently, this Direct will focus on Wii U and 3DS games that are going to be released between now and this summer.

Anyway, you can watch it live here.


These are my predictions for what we will see in today's Direct:
  • Twilight Princess HD (which releases March 4)
  • Star Fox Zero (Which hopefully won't be for a delay)
  • Metroid Prime Federation Force
  • Pokkén Tournament
  • My Nintendo Accounts
  • Super Mario Maker Costumes
  • New Game Announcement
  • Nintendo Badge Arcade
  • Indie Title Sizzle Reel
  • Dragon Quest VII & VIII
I will be live blogging the news below.  Let's see how close I was.
And we're off!

Bill Trinen up first, talking about new surprises.

Star Fox Zero news is up first! The game is finally ready!  This is pretty good news.

The structure is similar to Star Fox 64, but there is a new teleport system, and branching paths with new bosses.  There will be lots of alternate paths.  A new two-player mode has one player piloting the Arwing, and the other gunning.

Star Fox Guard is the name of the Robot Guard game shown off at E3.  You play as Slippy and you can upload your own level creations.

If you have the Star Fox amiibo, you will get a SNES version of the Arwing!

Both games will come together, and they are out April 22!

Splatoon news next!  Starting out with update news, bringing various updates and balancing and it will come out next week.

Some more weapon updates come out in two parts.  The first one will be in April.

Mario & Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  It doesn't look as dirty as it does in real life though.

A new event in the game: Rugby Sevens.  Comes out June 24th on Wii U.  Meh.  3DS version March 18.

Super Mario Maker news: Over 6.2 Million Courses made.

Some update news: Adding skewers, keys, and key-doors.  You can hide a key in a block, make an enemy hold it, or add pink coins that you have to collect.

Also, a Super Expert mode that gives you new costumes.  Out March 9.

The Fire Emblem/Shin Megami Tensei game, will have Japanese voice over and English subtitles.  Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE will be out March 24th.

That free to play treasure hunting hame, Lost Reavers, will have a beta on April 14th.

New Paper Mario game!  Paper Mario Color Splash!  Mario has a Paint Hammer, to bring back color to the game world.

Paper Mario: Splatoon is scheduled for a 2016 release.

Pokkén Tournament up next.  This looks like a pretty fun game, I will say that.

The game is out March 18th.  First printing will have an exclusive Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card.

Talking about Twilight Princess HD releasing tomorrow. Very short blurb.

Also a very short blurb about the My Nintendo Account.

Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge, free game out in April.

SNES games will be coming to the Virtual Console, ONLY for the New Nintendo 3DS.  Pilotwings, Super Mario World, and another game will be out TODAY.  More coming very soon as well.

Now they are talking about this weird solitaire horse racing game.  Pocket Card Jockey in May.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 will be out this summer.

Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation (the third path) is out March 10th.  $19.99.  In it, you refuse to choose a side.

Map DLC will also be out between now and March 17th.  $2.49 each.  New DLC added weekly between now ans the end of April.

Hyrule Warriors Legends will be getting some new DLC.  Four DLC packs.

I want to get the new characters from the 3DS game in the Wii U without buying the 3DS version.

Remember Pokemon Art Academy?  No?  Me either.  Now, you can forget about Disney Art Academy when it comes out May 13.

Bravely Second End Layer gets some new jobs, like the Wizard.  Or the person who can train cats to do the enemy's attacks.

Demo is out March 10.

The game itself is out April 15.

Dragon Quest VII!  I am so excited for this one.  Still no release date.

Now news and a trailer for a new Monster Hunter game! Monster Hunter Generations!  Coming out Summer 2016!  If you have Monster Hunter 4, you get some special items in Generations.  Generations will also have a Marth costume.

Metroid Prime Federation Force being talked about.  They've been working on the game since the Nintendo DSi.  The game is about the battle between the Galactic Federation and the Space Pirates.

They promise the game deserves it's place in the Metroid universe.  Comes out Late Spring.  Color me interested.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix will be coming out in NA this year!

Finally, a new Kirby game!  Kirby gets mech armor that can also copy abilities.  What?  That's awesome!  New Kirby amiibo will be coming out too!

You can use amiibo to give Kirby abilities in the game.  Kirby Planet Robobot out on June 10.

And that's it!

Not too bad, seven of my guesses were correct!

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