Nintendo Direct 11/5/14

So, Nintendo did a Direct today. It was pretty good. Here's my thoughts on it.

Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS): It's about goddamn time they announced this. Majora's Mask scared me too much as a kid, but now, I think I can handle it. The trailer promises spookiness and for it to be getting the Ocarina of Time 3D treatment. I know I'm getting it, bracing myself for the video game character I'm the most terrified of.* Coming Spring 2015.

Codename S.T.E.A.M. (3DS): I didn't follow this game at all during E3, and I gotta say, I'm a bit impressed. I didn't expect it to be taking advantage of historical and pre-existing fictional characters, like Abe Lincoln and the Cowardly Lion. Anyway, it seems to be a decent strategy game, but I'm not sure if I'll get it. Coming Spring 2015.

Ultimate NES Remix (3DS): It's the fan-favorite challenges from both Wii U NES Remix games collaborated into a handheld game, plus a Speed Mario Bros mode. I'd much rather get the Wii U NES Remix Pack. Coming December 5, 2014.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U): I still don't care for this game that much. It's just the Captain Toad levels from Super Mario 3D World, but with the worlds expanded, with new mechanics, and made into a whole game. I just don't give half a damn. Coming December 5, 2014.

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 (Wii U): Link. 'Nuff Said. Also, Mute City, ExciteBike, Cat Peach, and Tanooki Mario. Oh, and also, Mario Kart 8 will be compatible with Amiibo, giving your Miis special outfits, which is cool. I now want a Captain Falcon Amiibo just for that reason. The DLC Pack comes out November 13 (one week from today).

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U): Why are they making a sequel to Kirby: Canvas Curse? Does anyone even remember that game? Anyway, this game is just more of that, but with Waddle Dee as a multiplayer character, and Yoshi's Island-esque transformations. Bleh. Coming February 2015.

Hyrule Warriors DLC (Wii U): Amiibo is also compatible with Hyrule Warriors, with each one giving a random weapon or material, and the Link one specifically gives you a Spinner weapon for Link, which I guess will be part of the Twilight Princess DLC. Speaking of, that pack will be made available the same day Amiibo functionality is added to the game (sometime this month).

Super Smash Bros for Wii U: They showed the Duck Hunt trailer, which is cool. It shows his stage will be taken directly from the original Duck Hunt game, which is just awesome. At the end of the trailer, it says Duck Hunt will soon be available on Wii U Virtual Console. Smash Wii U comes November 21.

Splatoon (Wii U): They showed that the game actually has a single player campaign, which I'm thankful for (it means the game is more than Team Fortress 2 Kid-Friendly Edition). Coming Q2 2015.

Oh, and there was some other stuff I didn't care for.

Anyway, that was a pretty cool Direct. Hopefully we'll get another one in about a month.

HBM, signing out.
*I won't tell you who, but his name rhymes with Clappy Flask Mails-Man

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