Starfox Zero Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Starfox Zero RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network All Nintendo Direct (11/12) annoucements https://www.gameskinny.com/q22et/all-nintendo-direct-1112-annoucements https://www.gameskinny.com/q22et/all-nintendo-direct-1112-annoucements Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:53:10 -0500 Lad Johnson

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Did you hear the news you were hoping for? Did anything blow your mind, foregoing your imagination. Let us know in the comments; and remember today several pieces of Nintendo history were made.

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Super Smash Bros

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For some this is the biggest piece of NEWS this year. Fans of Final Fantasy and Smash Bros will be pleased that one of the most requested characters has been announced. Cloud Strife is here with his buster sword and a new stage in tow. There are no dates on when he will be available, but we were told to expect news in early December. Have fun playing matches to the classic Final Fantasy theme song that will also be included.

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The Wii U has not been totally abandoned by third party developers. There are still quite a few games coming to the console.
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Hive Jump- Q1 2016

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Kerbal Space Program- Q1 2016

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Mighty No. 9- 2/9/2016

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Lego Marvels Avengers- 1/26/2016

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Terarria 4/12/2016

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Dragon Quest: VII & VIII

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Both games were announced and are set to release next year.

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Hyrule Warriors: Legends 

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Another bevy of good news; Hyrule Warriors: Legends gives us much to look forward too. A new original character was announced; a girl named Linkle that uses double crossbows. She is the first female version of Link. The release date was announced as March 25, 2016. You will also get a new home menu theme for your 3DS when you purchase the game.

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Pokemon: Blue, Red, and Yellow

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We were all blindsided by this one. All three of the first generation Pokemon games are coming to the eshop. The games will be true to their original versions sans one feature; players no longer need a link cable to trade Pokemon. You can now use wifi to trade and battle with your friends. These release the same day as the originals did twenty years ago -- February 27, 2016.

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MegaMan: Legacy Collection

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A collection of the first six MegaMan games; this title offers a lot of content for fans to collect in game. The game will have exclusive challenges that can only be accessed using a MegaMan amiibo. On that note there was also a new gold colored Megaman amiibo announced. It can only be obtained by purchasing a copy of the game's collector's edition. The game is available February 23, 2016.

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Final Fantasy: Fates

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Fans already knew the game would be releasing in two parts simultaneously. But today all the options for obtaining all three games was revealed. After completing one of the two launch games players will be given the choice to purchase the other game as half price. There is also a bundle available, as well a collectors edition that comes with an art-book and carrying pouch for your DS. This is available for $79.99. Other DLC maps are also planned for the games.

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Final Fantasy Explorers

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This game was initially released in Japan last December and has received a few updates since. The North American version of the game will gave players access to all of the game's released DLC free of charge. There is also a collectors edition releasing. It will include the game, an art-book, a CD sampler. and exclusive quests. Pick this up on January 26, 2016

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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 

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A release date of January 22, 2016 was announced. If you love Mario RPG's then you need this title. New battle cards with effects to help you get past tricky levels and challenges were revealed. You can use your amiibo to create character cards which are more powerful than battle cards. Mario party amiibos will be compatible with this tittle.

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Pokken Tournament

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The fighting game everyone is waiting for received some new footage. It was also revealed how players would be able to access the Shadow Mewtwo character that leaked a while back. If your copy is from the first production run; players will receive a special card that allows them to use the character immediately. If not, players can complete a few things in game and use him later. The game releases Spring 2016 for Wii U.

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StarFox Zero

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Starfox Zero was finally given a new release date. After being pushed back from this holiday season, the game is now slated to release April 22, 2016. Mark your calendars now, people.

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amiibo

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Of course these popular little trinkets were center stage. Almost every game had a mention of them. We also received a release date for some of the Animal crossing and the Lucas figures -- January 22nd

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There are also four great new games coming to the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo is obviously eyeing its casual gamer market.

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  • Typo Man-November 19th
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  • Fast Racing Neo-December
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  • Steam World Heist-December
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  • Pokemon Picross-December
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Nintendo Badge Arcade

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A free to start title, this game gives you badges to customize your 3DS home screen. Collect the badges using a claw game. Players can pay to receive more chances to collect the badges. Some badges will be limited edition, so make sure you check back often if this is something you are interested in.

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Xenoblade Chronicles X

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For those waiting on a new Metroid or Legend of Zelda game this is the best Nintendo is offering; an open world space adventure that will release on December 4th. If buying the game physically, there are four packs that can be pre-installed to allow the player to load up the game faster. It is recommended to download the first pack at the least.

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Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

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An all-new move was revealed for this game. Performing a jump smash will allow players to jump up and attack the ball before it has had a chance to bounce on their side. This will add a new layer of strategy to matches. Knock your opponent off balance then use the jump smash from the designated point to perform an ultra smash.

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There are also mega battles where Toad will add mega Mushrooms to the match to make characters larger; how exciting? Add in amiibos to use as a partner in online and expedition matches.

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Animal Crossing amiibo Festival

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This game will initially launch packaged with two amiibos and will be the only way to acquire the Isabelle and Digby amiibos. Digby will be even more exclusive as he is only available with the launch copy of the game. Some of the games puzzles and game modes were also showcased. 

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Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

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This game will release on November 20th and feature every single known Pokemon.  The new connection orb will allow you to send and receive rescue requests. The game will also come with a free theme for your 3DS.

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Splatoon

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Nintendo has done well keeping this seasons sleeper hit stocked with new content. This was the largest update to a previously released game announced.

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  • 80 pieces of new gear and outfits
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  • 27 new weapon
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  • New maps- Both have features that will have you changing your strategy as the match progresses.
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    • Museum d' alfonsino
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  • New updates through July
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  • New matchmaking
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  • No additional charge
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  • New website to track stats
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  • A Nintendo treehouse tournament is also planned for next year. There are also player tournament modes in development.
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Super Mario Maker

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A new portal site was announced that will allow you to search for particular levels on your PC or mobile device. Search for the type of level you wish to play or bookmark one you find while browsing. 

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The Legend of Zelda Tri-Force Heroes.

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A free update is being developed that will add the Den of Trials areas. Unlike normal dungeons where there might be 4 challenges, these levels will have an overwhelming amount at 30 plus! Did we mention that you and your team must defeat every single enemy in a stage to move on to the next one. But don't be discouraged; the den has checkpoints littered throughout to help you make it a little further.

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New outfits are also planned: Linebeck's Uniform, which will let you see inside of chest before opening them, and The Fierce Deity Armor, which will make your sword fire off beams in four different directions.

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These are both free updates that will release on December 2nd.

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Zelda Wii U

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New gameplay footage for this tittle was shown after the reveal of Twilight Princes HD. The new WolfLink amiibo will have an effect when used with this game.

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The release window was not updated and the game is still slated for a Wii U release sometime in 2016.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

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After a weeks of speculation and rumor, Twilight  Princess HD received an official announcement. The first announcement of the event included enhanced visuals, a new wolf Link amiibo, and other enhanced features. This will be a fun experience even for those who have played this classic a few times. The game will also be compatible with other amiibos from the smash series. Twilight Princess HD releases March 4th 2016. Preorder now to receive the official soundtrack for free.

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Did you miss the Nintendo Direct event? Here's a recap of all that was announced earlier this week. Everything Nintendo has planned through early 2016 now has a release date. If you're a Nintendo fan, there is much to celebrate.

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Nintendo's first-party release calendar 2015-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/lfe4n/nintendos-first-party-release-calendar-2015-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/lfe4n/nintendos-first-party-release-calendar-2015-2016 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:51:34 -0400 David Fisher

While Nintendo might not have the best reputation when it comes to third-party titles, their first-party lineup rarely fails to impress players. However, with many big titles being pushed further back each passing day, I've decided to compile this list of upcoming games that can tide you over until the next big Legend of Zelda or Star Fox hit!

Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Release Dates:

  • JP: April 29, 2015
  • NA/EU: December 4, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles X is the latest title in Monolith Soft's Xeno series of video games. In it, players will be able to command their very own "Skells" ("Dolls" in the Japanese version). The game looks and feels much like its predecessor Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii and 3DS, but aims to take full advantage of the Wii U's hardware. Science-Fiction and Mecha fans will certainly want to keep their eye out for what looks to be a promising smash hit.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Release Dates:

  • JP: November 21, 2015
  • EU: November 20, 2015
  • NA: November 13, 2015

One of the few games coming to North America before PAL releases, Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is a virtual board game that bears similarities to the Mario Party series of games. The game requires amiibo cards and toys to play, and looks like a somewhat decent game. I mean, surely it can't be worse than Mario Party 10, right?

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Release Dates:

  • International: ~November 20th, 2015

One of Nintendo's least talked about titles, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash aims to add... something to the regular tennis formula. Previous Mario Tennis titles have seen Mario and co. getting special rackets, power-ups, and more. However, we have heard and seen nothing about Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash other than a 50-second teaser trailer where players pick up Mega Mushrooms. All we know is that this game will probably offer more of the same that we expect from Mario Sports games, and that's never a bad thing.

Genei Ibun Roku #FE

Release Dates:

  • JP: December 26, 2015
  • NA/EU: TBA 2016

Originally announced as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire EmblemGenei Ibun Roku #FE is a turn-based RPG that takes elements of the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series, combining them into a colorful game centralized around music, swords, and demons. From what footage has been released so far, Genei Ibun Roku #FE looks like an over-the-top fun RPG that fans of either series will undoubtedly be excited to get their hands on.

The Legend of Zelda: Wii U

Release Date:

  • International: TBA 2016

If Nintendo had stuck to their original plans, we would be seeing a Wii U Legend of Zelda title flying off store shelves in the next few months. However, the game has since been pushed back to 2016. The game promises to include a massive overworld, non-linear gameplay, and more horse-riding action than previous Legend of Zelda titles. Let's just hope that those rumors about Twilight Princess HD are true so that it can tide us over until Zelda U is ready.

Pokken Tournament

Release Date: 

  • International: Spring 2016

Ever want to see Pokemon fight in a real-time environment, just like they do in the anime? Pokken Tournament is the game you've been waiting for. Similar to Namco's Tekken series, Pokken Tournament gives players control of a roster of familiar Pokemon as they relentlessly battle in circular arenas in true arcade fashion. This is looking to be one of the major Wii U titles in the foreseeable future post-2015.

Star Fox Zero

Release Date:

  • International: April 22, 2016

Another game that players were hoping to see in less than a month from now, Star Fox Zero has since been delayed until early next year. The game features classic on-rails and all-range modes that we have seen in games like Star Fox 64, but with all new dual-screen mechanics and transformation abilities. Hopefully - like Zelda U - the delays will improve the game beyond expectations.

Nintendo 3DS/New 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes

Release Dates:

  • JP: October 22, 2015
  • NA/EU: October 23, 2015
  • AUS: October 24, 2015

Tri-Force Heroes seeks to offer a more co-operative experience than the competitive nature of the Legend of Zelda: Four Sword series. In Tri-Force Heroes three heroes bearing a resemblance to Link set out across the kingdom of Hytopia to stop the evil Drablands Witch, who has put a curse of ugliness on the beautiful Princess Styla. The game looks to be much more whimsical than previous Legend of Zelda titles, and only time will tell if this game lives up to the franchise's standards.

Yo-Kai Watch

Release Dates:

  • JP: July 11, 2015
  • NA: November 6, 2015
  • AUS: December 5, 2015
  • EU: TBA 2016

A game that has recently trumped Pokemon in Japan for sales, Yo-Kai Watch aims to be the next big thing in childhood monster-catching. While it will be interesting to see whether or not Yo-Kai Watch has the same international success as Pokemon; if its sales are anything to go off of, Yo-Kai Watch might just be the go-to brand in the near future. Better watch out Pokemon Company!

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

Release Dates:

  • JP: September 17, 2015
  • NA: November 20, 2015
  • EU/AUS: First-Half 2016

Speaking of Pokemon, the Pokemon Company seems to be carrying on with the success of its Mystery Dungeon spin-off series with Super Mystery Dungeon on the 3DS. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will be the first Mystery Dungeon title to have all 721 Pokemon in full 3D. If dungeon crawling is your thing, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon might just be up your alley.

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.

Release Dates:

  • JP: December 3, 2015
  • EU: December 4, 2015
  • AUS: December 10, 2015
  • NA: January 22, 2016

Following the trend of almost releasing every 3 years, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. is the 5th installment of both the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series. In this game, Mario and Luigi team up with Paper Mario to put all of the characters in the Paper Mario world back where they belong after Luigi trips over a mysterious book and lets them loose. Both series are known for their hilarious antics and timing focused turn-based RPG elements, and so seeing what Nintendo does with both series in the same game is sure to be interesting.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends

Release Dates:

  • JP: January 21, 2016
  • International: March 25, 2016

Hyrule Warriors: Legends is a 3DS port of the well-received Hyrule Warriors game on the Wii U. The game features everything that was found in the Hyrule Warriors Wii U title - including DLC maps and characters - as well as several new characters, maps, bosses, and battlegrounds. The game can also link up with the Wii U title to unlock all the characters added in the 3DS version, although other features may - or may not - be exclusive to Legends.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest/Birthright

Release Dates:

  • JP: June 25, 2015
  • International: TBA 2016

The latest installment in Nintendo's Fire Emblem tactical strategy games, Fire Emblem Fates sees the player take control of their very own avatar who is torn between two sides - their adopted home, and their birth home - in a war orchestrated by an unknown force. The game features interesting new classes that seem to be based off feudal Japan or Europe depending on the game you choose.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Release Date:

  • International: TBA 2016

This game has received a lot of controversy since its reveal at E3 2015. However, the game still appears to be in development with a release date in 2016. The developers have since released information that the game will have both a single player element, and have Nintendo's leading lady - Samus Aran - make an appearance. We can only wait and see if this game will live up to the expectations of Metroid Prime fans.

Bravely Second: End Layer

Release Dates:

  • JP: April 23, 2015
  • International: TBA 2016

Bravely Second acts as the sequel to Bravely Default, a game that sought to bring back classic Final Fantasy elements that have not been seen in the series since the days of Final Fantasy games on the Super Nintendo. While not much information has been released about international distribution, it is known that the game will be arriving in other regions... eventually.

Will there be more?

That is the question on the minds of Nintendo fans. With the NX looking like it will be released in 2016, many of us will be wondering if the Wii U or 3DS will receive more first-party support before the next console comes around the corner.

Unfortunately, it looks like this might be the end of the foreseeable release calendar for now. These titles do look promising, though, so let's keep our heads held high and enjoy these first-party titles as they come!

Also, remember to keep this article on hand as I will update it whenever news comes around about new release dates and games in the future!

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Star Fox Zero loses competitive multiplayer, but gains couch co-op! https://www.gameskinny.com/b5gmh/star-fox-zero-loses-competitive-multiplayer-but-gains-couch-co-op https://www.gameskinny.com/b5gmh/star-fox-zero-loses-competitive-multiplayer-but-gains-couch-co-op Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:48:05 -0400 CallSignDriver

Lately, it feels like couch co-op is slowly dying, being replaced with exclusively online multiplayer modes instead. In a strange twist of circumstances, however, Star Fox Zero's developers are abandoning online play in favor of two-player couch co-op.

Star Fox Zero Co-Director Yugo Hayashi elaborated on this in an interview with IGN, explaining, "As one kind of variation, we were thinking about a co-op control scheme. Basically one person would control flying the Arwing and the other person would be aiming and shooting."

Top Left: The pilot's perspective. Bottom Right: The gunner's perspective.

While this does sound fun as a novelty, it doesn't sound like a very challenging cooperative experience. After all, if the game is designed to be played by a single person doing the flying and the shooting, splitting those tasks between two players should be a breeze

As it turns out, that's kind of the point. "This is something maybe parents and children could be doing together," Hayashi explains, suggesting that a young child might enjoy the simpler task of targeting and shooting while the parent acts as the pilot.

From the sound of things, Star Fox Zero's co-op might just be a slightly more entertaining version of Super Mario Galaxy's "co-star mode."

Or as I like to call it, "nephew mode."

In "co-star mode," a second cursor appears on the screen, seen here labeled "P2." Player 2 controls that cursor with a wiimote, using it to fire star bits and freeze enemies. As far as co-op goes, "co-star mode" is only a slightly better alternative to being handed an unplugged controller. It's a functional babysitter, but it isn't that great of a cooperative multiplayer experience.

Setting my cynicism aside, I can see how this kind of co-op might be a real blast under the right circumstances. Sure, cooperating with a peer might not provide much of a challenge, but helping a younger relative to beat Star Fox for the very first time? Now that sounds rad.

I look forward to learning more about Star Fox Zero's co-op when it releases sometime towards the end of 2015. Until then, look to GameSkinny for more information.

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In case you missed it, here are Nintendo's E3 Digital Event highlights https://www.gameskinny.com/jihtp/in-case-you-missed-it-here-are-nintendos-e3-digital-event-highlights https://www.gameskinny.com/jihtp/in-case-you-missed-it-here-are-nintendos-e3-digital-event-highlights Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:52:44 -0400 David Fisher

Today at 9 a.m. PT, Nintendo held an E3 digital event broadcasted over twitch.tv and their own personal page here. Here are some of the highlights!

Starfox Zero

Team Starfox is back in action, and there are many new features in this latest addition to the series. As mentioned previously the gamepad's gyro controls can be used to fly, however, during the Treehouse gameplay session we learned that you can use both control sticks to play and use more intricate flying maneuvers.

A new feature in Starfox Zero is the walker transformation mode for the Arwing. Originally designed for the unreleased Starfox 2, the walker will be used for ground assault while the Arwing will be used for aerial dogfights. The transformation can be activated at any time at the touch of a button, providing new gameplay options for players.

Other vehicles are playable in Starfox Zero as well such as the Landmaster and a new helicopter-like vehicle known as the Gyro-wing. All vehicles will be able to transform, one of the gameplay footage reels showcasing the Landmaster's flying mode. All gameplay will take place on two screens simultaneously with the gamepad always displaying the cockpit mode, while the TV will show a more classic Starfox experience.

Platinum Games has been revealed as a collaborative developer for the game, and it shows. From the looks of it, this Starfox title will be much more fast-paced, an exciting announcement for the series.

Amiibo/Skylander Superchargers Crossover

Donkey Kong and Bowser will be making an appearance in the Skylanders Supercharged line of figures. A neat feature of both statuettes will be their dual functionality, working with both amiibo titles, as well as Skylanders platforms. These two figures, however, will be exclusive to the Wii U version of Skylanders.

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

Nintendo's latest Legend of Zelda announcement is for the 3DS. Designed to be more of a co-op experience as opposed to the competitive nature of games such as Four Swords Adventures for the Nintendo GameCube, Triforce Heroes will focus on more serious dungeon design when compared to past Legend of Zelda multiplayer titles.

According to series director Eiji Aonuma, the game will have only 3 players during co-op sessions as he believed 4 players was too many in a serious Legend of Zelda experience. He did state, however, that the game will have a single player mode implemented as well.

Another feature is the ability to change outfits for your hero. Some suits - such as the one featured above - will upgrade certain items when you use them. How other outfits such as the Zelda Dress outfit, or various other outfits showcased will function has yet to be seen. During the Treehouse event it was revealed that all three players will share the same heart meter, making this game much more challenging. 

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes is expected to come out fall 2015.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends

The Hyrule Warriors 3DS port had a short teaser trailer, introducing new playable characters: Tetra and King of Red Lions, both from The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker. From the footage it seems that players will be able to switch characters in real-time during missions, providing a new gameplay experience. The game will be released in the 1st quarter of 2016.

Metroid Prime Federation Force/Blast Ball

Metroid fans rejoice! A new Metroid Prime game has been announced.

The game appears to have a much less serious design than previous Metroid Prime titles.

Titled Metroid Prime: Federation Force the game appears to be a co-op experience featuring the Galactic Federation soldiers featured in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The game will be a 3DS exclusive that will also come with another game known as Metroid Prime: Blast Ball. Other than that, there isn't much to go off of.

Fire Emblem: Fates

Not much was revealed for Fire Emblem: Fates, other than the American title. However, we did get this trailer (above).

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

We also got a trailer for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. This trailer did not show much either, but it did give us the names of our protagonists, as well as some of the Fire Emblem heroes appearing. Some of these Fire Emblem characters include: Chrom (Awakening), Caeda (Mystery of the Emblem), Cain (Shadow Dragon), and Tiki (Shadow Dragon).

Yoshi's Wooly World

Yoshi's Wooly World has received an offical release date of October 16th, 2015.

Yoshi's Wooly World was showcased during Nintendo's Digital Event, and revealed some of the game's unique features. Some of these features include the ability to create platforms out of yarn by throwing yarn balls at empty slots such as the windmill propeller seen above, and swallowing enemies to create yarn balls.

Also shown during this demonstration was the amiibo functionality for non-Yoshi amiibos. A number of amiibo figures will work with Yoshi's Woolly World, each changing the colour of your Yoshi depending on which amiibo the player scans. A trailer for the game can be found here.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

A new Mario and Luigi RPG is coming out. This time the moustached duo will be teaming up with Mario's paper counterpart: Paper Mario!

 Both Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi games have been known for their comical plotlines, and from the trailer it seems like fans will be assured that the tradition continues. The game takes place in both universes, with characters from both series appearing as friends and foes. Whether or not Paper Mario's friends will be joining them in battle is unknown, but the game already appears promising.

The game has a proposed launch date in Spring 2016.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is about what you would come to expect from the title. The trailer highlights some of the gameplay features, including designing dream homes for villagers, as well as schools and other locales. Whether or not the main Animal Crossing gameplay features will be present is currently unknown.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, however, appears to be some sort of Mario Party clone. Not many details have been released, and the footage leaves much to speculation about how the game will operate.

Yo-kai Watch

Yo-kai Watch's trailer shows parts of the story, as well as gameplay elements.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

The newly announced Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash had a short reveal trailer, the only detail really found being the game's feature of using Mega Mushrooms during matches to grow to gigantic proportions. How it will affect gameplay is currently unclear.

Stay tuned on GameSkinny for more E3 Coverage! 

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