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November Nintendo Direct!!!

ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!!!

Here is a quick Summary of what happened, with my opinions:

First off, we get the official reveal and confirmation of the rumored Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess HD! We also get a look at the AWESOME wolf link amiibo.

WOLF LINK AMIIBO!

However, all we get for The Legend of Zelda Wii U is another teaser trailer… but it confirmed it’s for 2016… SO FRUSTRATED! However, the wolf link amiibo will give a special functionality in Zelda Wii U. I believe it could give you the ability to TRANSFORM into wolf link in Zelda Wii U. Outrageous, but possible.

Next, a new mode for tri force heroes, which I don’t own at the moment. Then, another trailer for Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon.

Then 2 new maps for splatoon, which are very interesting to say the least. The museum level provides cool new angles for sniping, and the resort level reveals new turf at the end of the level! new gear was added, mostly winter gear. Sadly, playable octolings weren’t brought up.

Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival revealed a quiz mode and an island survival mode.

Also amiibo compatibility functions were described for Mario Tennis Ultra Smash. The function is that you’re amiibo can be used as a team mate in doubles, which I think is a great idea.

Another Xenoblade Chronicles X trailer. The game looks AMAZING!

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Pokemon Picross is another Pokemon Puzzle Game, like Pokemon Shuffle. CAN WE GET NEWS ABOUT A MAINLINE POKEMON GAME (*cough* or pokemon ranger game *cough*)!

Anyway. we also get a new game called SteamWorld Heist, which is an action side scrolling turn-based shooter game in space! isn’t that a mouthful!

The one thing I don’t like about Fast Racing Neo is that it COULD have been an F-zero game! Imagine how many more sales that would get! Not even kidding.

A silly Yo-kai Watch Thing. I honestly think Yo-Kai Watch will not replace Pokemon in any way, shape, or form. But I would like to see the conclusion to that very important meeting…

A recap of what has come out so far from Nintendo. Also reveals new amiibos coming soon. They are mostly animal crossing amiibo, but then we’ve gotten Lucas!

Next, Some Information On Pokken Tournament for Wii U! We Get a Look at the new Shadow Mewtwo! He will get an amiibo card to unlock him earlier in the game. It’s coming spring 2016.

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Descriptions of the Star Fox Zero vehicles and a confirmed release date for it which is april 22, 2016

Amiibo Compatibility for Mario & Luigi Paper Jam. You can get power up cards to help you in battle.

Next, Final Fantasy Explorers on the 3DS. Looks like it’s got a lot going for it.

Also Final Fantasy Fates is revealed with some new information. It’s gonna have 2 games for each path, and a third for an extended storyline. Kind of like how their are 2 pokemon games at once (Red and Blue, for example). Release is set for February 19, 2016

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Mega Man Legacy Collection includes a bunch of the previous Mega Man games, and can be used with the Mega Man Amiibo and a new Golden Mega Man Amiibo. The amiibo’s unlock special challenge levels.

This one surprised me. They FINALLY made a virtual console Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow! However, I was expecting a remake, or it would be on the phone. One other thing though, Bill said that they would preserve as much as possible, except the link cable… So would the stats function be the same as it was originally, and will there be… Missingno?!?! It’s Coming February 27, 2016. Exactly 30 years after Pokemon Red and Blue were released in America, but only on the E-Shop

So now with Hyrule Warriors Legends, we get 3… WAIT 4 NEW CHARACTERS. HOLD ON 5! OK then…The first 3 are Toon Link, Tetra, and The King Of Hyrule From Wind Waker. Then Comes Skull Kid! Who knew right! And the last suprised me the most. Linkle? Who is she? Origins please? Well, now I have to get the game for sure. But she uses crossbows like a BOSS! The game is coming March 25th, 2016

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DragonQuest 7 and 8 were also announced. Then some new games on the E-shop including Mighty No. 9, Lego Marvel’s Avengers, and, what’s this? TERRARIA?!?!

Amazing Job Nintendo. Cudos. All The Claps. 10/10 best business idea ever.

Oh, Remember Final Fantasy, Well, They aren’t done yet! Cloud Is Joining Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS! However, It’s not a smash ballot character… ah well… NEW CHARACTER MEANS MOAR FUN!!!

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Pirates vs. Ninjas

It is here! The next Splatfest has arrived. This time it is going to be halloween themed. The splatfest is going to be as the Title says: Pirates vs. Ninjas

Hocus or Pocus. Trick or Treat. Ghosts or Goblins. These are some of the impossible decisions that have plagued Halloween fanatics since the dawning of time. However, the most heated debate has always been Pirates vs. Ninjas. Join us on for a very spooky Splatfest that aims to settle the score. Is it better to dress like a pirate? (You can use your new parrot friend to justify getting two pieces of candy.) Or is it better to be a ninja? (You can sneak up and steal your own candy! They’ll never see you coming - or going.) Join us at 9 PM PT on 10/30 to settle this score the only way we know how - BY GETTING REALLY, REALLY INKY. BEE TEE DUBS, beginning with this Splatfest the multiplier for wins has updated from 4 to 6. Good luck, Inklings!

There is also two more weponds added: The Luna Blaster Neo:

 

and The H-3 Nozzlenose D:

 

The Splatfest will be on Halloween so make sure you can play and have a Splatty Halloween!

The Squid Research Lab just received this dispatch from HQ! We believe that it’s meant to wish a Splatty Halloween to all of our Splatfest participants this weekend!

 

-🎃Skeeter🎃

NX Update 10/16/15

Some information about the long awaited console has been finally revealed. However, no photographs or trailers have been revealed yet, but this is still kind of a big deal.

For those of you who don’t know, the Nintendo NX is (obviously) a future video game console that was announced back in March 2015. We knew literally nothing except that the code name was NX. And the only real thing we could do was make NXt puns (NXt as in Next and NX).

But now we have a little more to go on.

Reported by The Wall Street Journal 10/16/15, Nintendo has been sending out developement kits to third party developers to make new games for the console rumored to be released 2016.

The developers have noted that the system has “One Mobile Unit That Could Be Either in Conjunction With The Console Or Taken On The Road.” This would leave many to believe, including myself, that this will be a hybrid console.

Rumours sprouted around early June that the console would be a hybrid. While other rumours suggested that the console would be an AR/VR system, such as the oculus rift.

Even though it seems like the Nintendo console would now be confirmed to be a hybrid, we still aren’t exactly sure what “Mobile Unit” Means. Would it be like the 3DS? Similar to how the 3DS is used with the Wii U In Super Smash Bros. 4. Or could it be more outgoing, like a virtual reality thing like the oculus rift as one controller, and other controllers similar to psat Nintendo controllers? Or maybe the “Mobile Unit” would be a smartphone? I mean, Nintendo has already bought a part of DeNA, the mobile gaming company, so it wouldn’t be so Farfetche’d…

Anyway, whatever the system might be like, it is said to have a software and hardware that supposedly matches the Xbox one and PS4. It was also shown that in around August that nintendo Patented a controller with a scroll wheel on the back, where the L and R buttons are on the DS, are gonna be kind of like the scroll wheel on a mouse.

Whatever Nintendo decides to throw at us, no matter what we can think they might, we will just have to wait and see.

Minecraft…. 2!

Yes it is a new Minecraft game. But it uis not the same as the original Minecraft. This is

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Here is the trailer:

Minecraft story mode will add new characters and will have a new animation to it but this game doesn’t have Steve or Alex in it.

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The main character that you play as is Jesse. You can choose the look of the Jesse. Here are the looks that you can change Jesse to:

The other main characters are Petra, Axel, Olivia, Rueben (Jesse’s Pig), and Lukas

The Main Characters

The game is released in Episodes each being released at different times. Episode one already has been released and Episode two is coming around Thanksgiving. The other Episode haven’t been announced when their releasing them.

A Chart of the 5 Episodes provided by the Minecraft Wiki
A Chart of the 5 Episodes provided by the Minecraft Wiki

This game has a feature where you get to choose between certain choices. This will affect the plot line a bit and change how player act.

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A part where you get to choose

Here is the Basic Plot (Warning: Spoiler):

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Petra finds a wither skull in the nether and trades it with a guy called Ivor in the alley for a diamond. But Petra Realizes that she got scammed for a lapis lazuli. So the gang goes to try to take back the wither skull and realizes that Ivor is trying to create a wither and destroy the Endercon. Then Ivor releases the wither. The Wither Consumes a command block and attacks. All the gang except Petra fall into a nether portal and they try to escape back out. Then they find a way out and are on a cliff side. Jesse’s friends find the temple, where it is revealed that Ivor was one of the members of the Order of the Stone, but was kicked out as he distrusted Gabriel. They then use the amulet to find out where the rest of the Order is, and the player chooses whether to find Magnus with Axel, or find Ellegaard with Olivia.

Minecraft Story Mode is available on IOS, Android, Fire OS For $5 For the first Story then it will cost $15 For the rest. It also available on Steam for $25. And is on these consoles: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 for $30. Minecraft Story mode will be on PS Vita and Wii U but hasn’t been announced when yet.

-Skeeter

Nintendo first game for mobile devices

It is here! Nintendo first mobile device game. Nintendo has released Pokémon Shuffle for Phone and Tablets

Pokémon Shuffle is also for 3Ds on the Nintendo eShop. Both version are free to download but contains in app purchases.

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For people who don’t know what Pokémon Shuffle is Pokémon Shuffle is a Pokémon Puzzle game where you match Pokémon in rows of 3 or more to do damage to the wild Pokémon to defeat it within a certain amount of moves.

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Then catch the Pokémon after the battle to build a level up your team. Each wild Pokémon is one stage. To play a stage it requires one heart which takes 30 mins. to recharge one heart.

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But you can use jewels to get more hearts or coins but jewel are hard you get. To get a jewel you can ether buy them for real money or you receive them after compete an area. Also you can earn jewels in a event battle.

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-Skeeter

And The Splatfest Winner is…

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Now that the Splatfest is over it is time to announce the winner for this Splatfest. The Splatfest Winner is Decepticons. Like the last Splatfest the scores where close. Autobots had 58% Popularity But Decepticons were better then the Autobots in battle. The final score was 266 to 234.

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Make sure you collect you super sea snail in Splatoon!

 

-Skeeter

Minecraft Skins #2

Have some Minecraft Skins.

 

How to upload to your Minecraft account:

1.) Save the image that is smaller (It says which one under the image)

2.) Go to https://minecraft.net/profile and login.

3.) Click the Browse Button then select the file

4.) Choose which player model and press upload

 

Skin 1:

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Skin 2:

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Skin 3:

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Skin 4:

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Skin 5:

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Skin 6 (Modern Art):

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Beautiful work of modern art
Beautiful work of modern art

 

-Skeeter

TRANSFORMERS SPLATFEST!?!?!?

Nintendo announced on Splatoon Tumblr Page that they will be teaming up with Hasbro to create a Transformers Splatfest

 

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The teams are going to be Autobots vs. Decepticons. The Autobots team is going to be the color pink and the Decepticons team is going to be the color purple.

Transformer Splatfest poll booth
Transformer Splatfest poll booth
The Autobots Splatfest T-shirt
The Autobots Splatfest Team T-Shirt
Decepticons Splatfest T-Shirt
Decepticons Splatfest Team T-Shirt

If they can make a Transformers Splatfest then Nintendo can make Squidward for Dlc

 

 

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Anyways the Splatfest will be from 9 PM PT on 8/28 through 9 PM PT on 8/29, so mark your calenders and make sure you will be there!

 

-Skeeter 

Steam Makes A Portable Console?!?!?!?!

Whoa

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“SMACH Zero is the first portable console that runs Steam OS. You will have access to all the games of Steam and other advantages that Steam is offering.” – SMACH Zero Facebook page

All of us who are above the age of 12 and have a decent understanding of video games should know the Steam gaming platform for the PC made by VALVE, where you can download many games to play for your enjoyment (Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, Goat simulator, and Duck Game, And FNAF 1,2,3,and 4 just to name a few). and steam is now getting into the console business. They have already announced the AlienWare console for your TV that plays steam games, but a PORTABLE HANDHELD! now THAT is something i would buy…..

BUUUUUUT…

if i’m supposed to play steam games on the go, and most of them are online multiplayer, how am i supposed to use wifi on a bus? or train? or car? (unless you or your parents have that one car with wifi). I mean SERIOUSLY?!?!? what’s the point of getting this if i can only fight BOTS in the car? MAYBE steam could make a cellular service for a low monthly price of like 10 or 20 dollars a month, but that might be a long shot.

and then how much memory would it have? 32 gigs? some games could take up all that space. an SD card slot might help. but i feel you would have to store games on the cloud (Yet another hard challenge).

i might want to get my money back already….

BUT
I still think it’s cool
and i probably will get it
you can preorder it on November 10th 2015 for $299
but anyway, thanks so much for reading, and comment on your thoughts for the SMACH Zero
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Zelda Wii U-What We Want to See

Nintendo has been keeping the Zelda Wii u’s game footage away from us for a while. it was announced last year at E3 2014 and was supposed to be release this year, but was delayed to 2016 (Which is the 30th anniversary of the legend of zelda franchise by the way…) Anyhow, whatever and whenever nintendo decides to show us the new footage (which Reggie Fils-aime confirmed that they had ready at E3, but nintendo decided not to) here are some things that we would like to see in the next Zelda for Wii U (and possibly NX????)

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#1 More Towns/Villages

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With the amazingly large map shown above, you’re gonna have to fill the vast landscapes with lots of farming villages, towns, and fishing villages, among many other things. Namely, Hyrule Castle Town and Kokiriko Village. The NPC’s should have higher AI (Artificial Intelligence, I.E. if link draws his sword, the villagers Should run in fear) and the towns should be large, but not too large so that you can’t get into many of the buildings. It would also be nice if link could ride Epona through the city. Also, The towns should have minigames, a bazaar/ marketplace, and many more.

#2 More Types of Transport

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Even though we know link can transport with ease on Epona, I would kinda want other ways of transport that would make the game more interesting. It was also confirmed that link can use the sailcloth in this game too. Could this mean that this game is a direct sequel to skyward sword???? and if so, could that mean we can also get around on the loftwings, by flying in the sky and go to other places on the map? (maybe like a funner warp system, like soaring on latios/latias in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.) The chances of that are kinda low, but another form of transport could be sailing, like in The Wind Waker. their does seem to be an ocean on the east side of the world map too, with light blue and dark blue colored water. the light blue water most likely represents water you can swim/dive in, while the dark water could be water you must sail on. canoeing through the inland lakes and rivers would be nice too, as well as fishing.

#3 Multiplayer

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This game is assumed to be non-linear, (like the original Legend Of Zelda) meaning you can go anywhere from the beginning and beat each dungeon in any order. So, with that in mind, couldn’t a second character (maybe female link as shown above?) be running around the world map at the same time? I mean, with 2 players, one on the TV and the other on the gamepad (like hyrule warriors) Doesn’t seem so hard. And, Link is also seen swinging his sword with his right hand, but Link is normally left handed, except for games that involve motion control (Twilight princess-Wii and Skyward Sword), which would also possibly hint to motion controls for the 2nd player. Link is also seen holding his sword in his right hand, on a cliff, in the original Legend of Zelda game’s (which was non-linear by the way) Concept art. Link is also seen on a cliff in the Demo with Eiji Aonuma (D, take a look

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original concept art

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cliff in gameplay demo

Anyway, back to multiplayer, another cool idea might be that one player could play as Epona, and the other as Link,
Allowing it to be easier for Link to shoot enemies on horseback. Even though this is an unlikely concept I would still like multiplayer to be a somewhat presence in The Legend of Zelda Wii-U.