Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:55pm 13/11/15 | 25 Comments
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (HD) has been confirmed for a March 2016 release on the Wii U, with development and port duties being handled by Melbourne-based Tantalus. Which is very cool. Plus, Final Fantasy VII star Cloud Strife is headed Super Smash Bros. in a mashup that should rekindle those mid-'90s feelings of the 'my console is better than yours' variety. And with dates for the upcoming Star Fox Zero, and hints that the new Zelda game will be coming out on Wii U in 2016, today's presentation was a Nintendo-palooza's worth of cool stuff. And we didn't even mention the whole female Link stuff.
Okay, so we should probably clarify that last bit. A female Link, called Linkle, will be a playable character in Hyrule Warriors Legends for the 3DS. Which is the upcoming handheld version of the Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors beat-and-slice-em-up. This news isn't exactly earth shattering stuff, mainly because Link kind of always looked like a bit feminine. So Linkle may just be the next logical step for the character
And here's Linkle.
Oh wait, that's the other way round. Anyway you get the point. Now, a female Link in a proper Legend of Zelda game would be pretty cool, and an interesting and natural shift for the series.
Speaking of the next proper Legend of Zelda adventure, The Legend of Zelda Wii U is still coming 2016. Which is surprising news for those that all but assumed development on the game had shifted to Nintendo's NX console. Which means 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for the Wii U, as Star Fox Zero has also been given a release date of April 22, 2016. In the US at least.
Here's a new trailer for the game.
In other news, naturally there was talk of new Amiibo, Pokemon, other 3DS titles, as well as a new web portal for the recently released Super Mario Maker.