E3 2014 Nintendo Conference Review

E3 2014 Nintendo Conference:

Exceptional presentation:
-Hilarious Robot Chicken sketches, especially at the beginning
-Short, to the point
-going pre-recorded avoids all the glitches and embarassment we saw yesterday, especially from Sony

The non-surprises:
-Yarn Yoshi is now Yoshi’s Wooly World, looks like a worthy successor to Kirby’s Epic Yarn – 2015
-first real look at Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby, they look like X and Y – coming November 21, 2014
-Hyrule Warriors coming September 26
-X is now Xenoblade Chronicles X – 2015

Actual fun:
-Captain Toad Treasure Tracker announced as a 2014 game, spin-off from Super Mario 3D World
-Bayonetta 2 will include the original game with bonus Nintendo costumes, coming October 2014
-Kirby and the Rainbow Curse coming to Wii U in 2015 – clay style, but aparent sequel to Canvas Curse
-Mario Maker, NES NSMB looks available, broad featureset – 2015
– Splatoon online multiplayer game. 4v4 third person shooter. Try to paint more of the map to win – 2015

-Miis playable in Smash, customizable class and moves
-3DS coming October 3, Wii U holiday 2014
-Lady Palutena playable
-Smash Bros. GC Controller adapter is $19.99, controller on its own is $29.99 Bundle with Smash Wii U, GC Controller, and the adapter for $99.99

NFC figures called amiibo:
-Smash Wii U will be the first game to use them, can build up stats
-will somehow work with MK8 too

-Open world game
-artstyle similar to Skyward Sword
-very brief trailer, coming 2015

Before and after the show:

-TIME leaked Miyamoto’s work on 3 new games
-Project Giant Robot – motion controls
Project Guard
-StarFox is a little different in that it is apparently a hold-over from a Wii project, but Miyamoto says in the article he’s interested in releasing it episodically
-Mario Party 10 shown afterwards
-Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney coming August
-developer round-table tomorrow for an un-revealed 3DS game
-Smash invitational later today
-I think there’s more news to come