E3 2015: Everything From Nintendo’s Digital E3 Event – IGN

During the company’s E3 2015 Digital Event today, Nintendo revealed a number of games headed to the Wii U and 3DS in the coming months.

The event kicked off with a fun opening featuring Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Reggie Fils-Aimé as puppets, preparing for the show and dancing. The puppet trio then slowly transformed into characters from the Star Fox franchise for the announcement of Star Fox Zero, the Wii U installment of the classic space shooter series.

With that out of the way, the event took a hard turn into announcements and details for Nintendo’s upcoming lineup, stressing the theme for the digital event was transformation.

This led to the reveal of two Nintendo characters joining Skylanders Super Chargers for Wii U. Turbo Charged Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be the first figures that can be used in both Skylanders and amiibo-supported games.

Next up were a pair of Zelda-related games: The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes, a co-op multiplayer adventure game for up to three players coming to 3DS in Fall 2015. A 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors mashup, is coming Q1 2016 as Hyrule Warriors Legends.

A new cooperative multiplayer Metroid game, called Metroid Prime Federation Force, was announced to be heading to the 3DS in 2016.

The company also revealed the 3DS game Fire Emblem: Fates will come to the West in 2016, in addition to Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem for the Wii U in 2016.

Xenoblade Chronicles X, the open-world RPG developed by Monolith Soft will also be headed overseas on December 4.

Animal Crossing got some attention, as Nintendo announced Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will be available in North America on September 25 and October 2 in Europe.

Nintendo then revealed Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, a new title coming to Wii U in Holiday 2015.

The company confirmed that Yoshi’s Woolly World will release in the United States in October, months later than the Australian, European. and Japanese release dates.

And though we knew Yo-Kai Watch was coming west, today Nintendo announced Yo-Kai Watch will release this year.

The event then turned to Mario, covering a slew of new details and announcements, including a new Paper Mario-style 3DS game called Mario and Luigi Paper Jam coming Spring 2016.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash was revealed to be coming to the Wii U this holiday 2015, while Nintendo took aim at our wallets by revealing a pair of 8-bit Mario amiibos.

To finish things off, Nintendo finally revealed the Super Mario Maker release date, and which amiibos will be supported by the game.

One thing Nintendo did not comment on was its new NX console, which Reggie Fils-Aimé reiterated wouldn’t be a topic until next year.

Brandin Tyrrel is an Associate Editor at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter at @BrandinTyrrel.


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