Nintendo hosted its first Nintendo Direct since June 2015. This was the first November Nintendo Direct since the passing of Nintendo president, and Direct host, Satoru Iwata. The Direct showcased the upcoming games hitting 3DS and Wii U in the coming months, but focused strongly on the holiday season lineup.
This is all the biggest news from the Nintendo Direct:
Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud
Although Final fantasy VII has next to nothing to do with Nintendo at all, it seems that Cloud, the most popular character in the series, will be playable on Super Smash bros. The trailer shows off his moves which are pretty recognisable from the game. It also shows off a level set in Midgar.
New Legend of Zelda
All we got to see was this image, which just confirmed what we all already knew, that the latest Legend of Zelda, would be hitting the Wii U in 2016. 2016 also marks the 30th anniversary of the series which is perfect timing.
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD coming to Wii U
News broke that Nintendo will be re-releasing the Twilight Princess on Wii U. Not much is known right now about it other than it will have improved visuals.
Star Fox Zero
Star Fox Zero, which was delayed from its initial November release, will hit stores on 22 April 2016. Nintendo also apologized for the delay saying that they had “to polish the game a bit more so that players will be able to more smoothly grasp the new style of play that we are proposing.”
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Nintendo showed off a brand new character to the Zelda series which is actually Link, but a female Link called Linkle. Although the character has only been revealed for the upcoming Hyrule Warriors Legends, this could be an opportunity for future titles in the series to include a female protagonist
Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII Remakes
The classic Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest: VIII: Journey of the Cursed King which are undergoing the “remake” treatment, will be headed to 3DS sometime in 2016. Of the two, Dragon Quest VII will be released first, followed by Dragon Quest VIII.
Fire Emblem Packages
Nintendo confirmed during its Nintendo Direct that Fire Emblem Fates, Birthright and Conquest with be releasing in one package or separately. The games, which have their own story, will be available digitally for $20 (R249), or you can buy the Fates Special Edition for $80 (R899) which comes with all three games, an artbook, and a 3DS XL pouch. The games are set for release on 19 February 2016.
Virtual Console getting classic Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow
Just when we thought Nintendo abandoned its Virtual Console program, it revealed that the classics Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow will be launching on the eShop for 3DS and Wii U on 2 February 2016.
So that is what Nintendo had to show the world during its November Direct. It also revealed that in December, there will be a Super Smash Bros Direct that will focus on all the DLC that will be hitting the game in the coming months. In case you want to watch the entire event, here it is: