Ever since Corrin was announced for Super Smash Bros, people have been wondering when his Amiibo would be released. After all, it was shown quite clearly in the special broadcast…
And it’s been confirmed multiple times since then that him and other DLC characters would be getting Amiibo based on them. Everyone would. It’s part and parcel of being a Super Smash Bros character in this day and age.
However, none was really forthcoming. There were rumours and documents showing Amiibo being certified by someone or another, but nothing more than that.
Not even any evidence of said costume having an affect in any Amiibo using Nintendo games.
Until now. Because as the title suggests, an unused Corrin costume has been found in the code for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World on 3DS! Here’s a picture showing it in action:
So what does this mean?
Well, note the timing for the game. Note how Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World was only just recently released in Japan. Or how the game is due to be released on February 3rd or February 4th in most other major regions.
That tells me that Nintendo still has obvious plans for releasing said Amiibo. Like say, possibly within the next few months or so.
Either way, it seems like a clear hint that a Corrin Amiibo is still on the way, and that various ‘new’ games with Amiibo compatibility will work alongside it.
But what do you think? Are you excited about the possibility of a Corrin Amiibo costume in Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World?
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A while ago, a new Mega Man cartoon show was announced. Animated by Man of Action (the studio behind the Ben 10 series), the series was near instantly looked at with scepticism when this image of the titular character was posted online:
Well, until today that is! Because earlier in the day, a channel called ‘Film Roman’ posted some footage of the new show as part of a demo reel.
Here’s the video:
Along with some highlighted screens from it:
As you can see, it’s certainly a bit different from the Mega Man we all know and love. But is it going to be good?
Well, I’m conflicted here.
On the one hand, I don’t mind the look of the Robot Masters or environment that much. Yeah they’re different from classic Mega Man, but they’re pretty tolerable looking none the less.
But Mega Man… isn’t.
Well to be honest, I just can’t get to like the design for him personally. He looks too tall, his face looks a bit goofy and off and really, it remind me of something else from the series we’d rather forget as well.
You know, the old Mega Man cartoon. The one which had him redesigned to look more like an adult in the worst ways possible:
It just doesn’t look right here.
So that’s strike one.
Strike two on the other hand is the whole ‘transformation’ thing. Basically, Mega Man seems to switch back and forth from a human boy like design to his familiar robot design here. Like how Ben uses the Omnitrix to turn into an alien in Ben 10. Or how superheroes change from their civilian identity to their normal one to fight crime.
That really worries me for a Mega Man cartoon. Why?
Because Mega Man doesn’t really do this stuff. It’s not a superhero type deal where Mega lives a normal life and a crime fighting life at the same time. No, he’s a full time hero. He doesn’t really change his appearance or lifestyle ‘just’ to fight killer robots every now and then.
The video makes me worry they’ll change that. That Mega Man will become a human that turns robot only when the antagonists appear.
Or even worse, that it’ll do what the Powerpuff Girls 2016 did and focus lots its time more on his ‘everyday’ life. I don’t want to see say, Mega Man go to school. Or Mega Man try and find a love interest. Or Mega Man do what boring kids do in cartoons.
I want him as a hero. The design doesn’t suggest that.
But hey, what do you think? Do you like what you’ve seen of the new Mega Man cartoon? Or does his new design make you think the creators have missed the point of the franchise?
For the most part, today’s Fire Emblem Direct has mostly focused on games we already knew about. There was a bit about Fire Emblem Warriors, a game first shown at the Nintendo Switch Presentation. More details were given for Fire Emblem Heroes, the mobile game announced back in 2016.
Heck, even Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is technically a remake. A fancy one for an old game, sure. But a remake none the less.
It was all fairly lowkey for the most part.
With one exception…
Namely, the news that a brand new Fire Emblem game would be released sometime in 2018!
So here’s the announcement for it, straight from today’s Nintendo Direct:
Unfortunately, that’s all we know so far. It’s a Fire Emblem game, and it’s coming to the Switch in 2018. Hell, we don’t even have an official title yet!
But hey, that’s still enough to get everyone’s hype up a bit, right? What do you think of the news that a new Fire Emblem title is coming to the Nintendo Switch!
As you know all, a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild was released at the Nintendo Switch Presentation a couple of days ago. Here’s the video again, in case you haven’t seen it:
As you can see, it shows an awful lot more of the game than we saw previously. There are villages, NPC species/races like Gorons and Zora. New enemies and bosses are shown. And much more besides.
However, those are only some of the obvious things! Yeah the Gorons appear here, but did you know the Gerudo make an appearance too? That at least one character has a connection to the Fierce Deity from Majora’s Mask? Or that the Deku Tree may make an appearance?
If not, then step right up, and find out more about these cool details from the new trailer!
10. The Molgera Like Sandworm in the Desert
Such as the Molgera like sandworm in the desert area. Looks pretty similar to the Wind Waker boss, doesn’t it?
And that’s not all, it also fights pretty similarly too. You’ve got smaller creatures attacking Link around it, like the Molgera spawn from The Wind Waker. The creatures jaws open in that really wide style that make it seems like he tries to eat Link from underground. And heck, the character even seems to be flying through the air when he exits the sand! Like say, both Molgera and the Twinmold from Majora’s Mask!
So yeah, I guess this guy might be throwback to earlier Zelda titles, and appear as a dungeon boss at some point in the story.
9. The Ominous Darkness in the Water
But while it’s clear that guy is a boss, the darkness in the picture is a little less easy to decipher.
Seriously, what is that?
It looks like glowing Dark Matter (from the Super Mario Galaxy series) in Calamity Ganon’s colour scheme. Or in other words, a physical embodiment of his evil encountered as an obstacle in the overworld or something.
And that’s not all that’s interesting in the picture. Oh no, look at that rock formation a bit more carefully.
Looks an awful lot like a dragon type creature, doesn’t it? Or perhaps more accurately, the skeletal remains of a dragon type creature.
So perhaps Ganon’s evil essence might be heading to revive the critter, with Link having to get there quick before things take a turn for the worse. Or maybe I’m just overthinking this.
It’s pretty hard to tell.
8. Glimpses of Dungeons?
What’s a tad less hard to tell though is quite what’s going on in the background of scenes.
That’s because they seem to show something we’ve never seen before in Breath of the Wild. Namely, the actual dungeons you explore throughout the story.
Think about it. You’ve got a giant ominous lava cave with twisted platforms and metal floors, which doesn’t any location we’ve seen as of yet. There’s a tomb like room with a Sheikah Warrior (which gives Ancient Cistern vibes).
And there are two enemies which seem a little tougher than the ones you see on the overworld. Aka the Dinolfos and the Sheikah Warrior.
That gives me the impression that they’re found in the ‘proper’ dungeons’. Like how in Zelda 1 and 2, the monsters in the underworld were much stronger than those on the overworld.
So it seems like we now have a few glimpses at the actual dungeons in this trailer too.
7. The Sheikah Warrior
But talking of the ‘Sheikah Warrior’, that’s another interesting thing in the video. Have a good look at this guy’s ‘face’:
Yeah, it looks a lot like the Mask of Truth from Ocarina of Time. It’s got the Sheikah Symbol prominently visible and looks very close to the Gossip Stones you see throughout that adventure.
So is this guy an artificial construct by the Sheikah? Perhaps some sort of golem or something?
I’m going to say yes here. He looks like a Sheikah built Iron Knuckle equivalent, so that’s what I’m going to assume he is for the time being.
6. The Helix Sword?
And it’s not just the warrior himself who’s the interesting one. Oh no, look at those glowing swords he’s fighting with.
Don’t they look familiar to you?
I’m sure they do. Because as any Zelda fan knows, their shape is identical to that of the Double Helix Sword that Fierce Deity Link uses in Majora’s Mask.
Which makes me wonder: is this perhaps what the Fierce Deity’s tribe looked like when alive?
Or do the Sheikah have some connection to the ancient tribe that created the mask? Either way, it seems like we could be seeing some interesting Majora’s Mask ties in this game’s lore.
5. Another Skull Rock?
Still, onto something a bit less ‘important’ now. Do you see this skull shaped rock here?
It looks very similar to one we’ve seen earlier, doesn’t it?
Yep, that’s because it’s the same design as another skull shaped rock in the E3 demo. That one acted like a sort of enemy base, where you’d get some rare equipment by defeating enemies in the cave there.
But it wasn’t located in this area. It was on the Great Plateau, embedded in a grassy hillside. So
So what’s it doing here too? Why is this one identical landmark found in two separate places in Breath of the Wild?
Well, that’s a good question actually. Maybe it’s the design for Bokoblin hideouts in the game? Perhaps it replaces the sea towers from The Wind Waker (or the submarines from the same game)?
Or maybe it connects to the storyline somehow. And like in the Wind Waker’s Triforce Quest, it ties into a late game collectathon quest that has you finding a secret stored in these places. Guess we’ll have to wait to find out!
4. The Glowing Castle Towers
Another neat thing about the trailer is in the scene with the Calamity Ganon and Hyrule Castle.
Note the pillars there. Or more precisely, how this time they seem to be lit up with the same malevolent looking glow as Calamity Ganon itself, as well as the darkness in the earlier item on the list.
This seems to ‘confirm’ the old theory that the pillars around the castle aren’t just for show, but actually do something to restrain Ganon’s power. Kind of like how the Spirit Tracks work in the DS Zelda game of the same name.
3. The Gerudo Fortress?
We also see evidence the Gerudo are in Breath of the Wild too.
Well, I wasn’t just referring to this Gerudo character.
Oh no, look closely at the desert ‘oasis’ type area earlier in the trailer. Or more precisely, the door at the start.
You’ll see the Gerudo symbol clearly visible there and then. So not only are they in this game, but this area seems to be their headquarters. And well, based on the water and fancy architecture, it’s actually quite a nice looking area too.
So that also implies the game is perhaps set before Ocarina of Time and other such games. Before Ganon’s ‘land’ became a lifeless desert. Perhaps the war in this game is what screwed the area up to begin with. Maybe Ganon’s evil actions in Breath of the Wild are why he’s so depressed in the finale to the Wind Waker.
Or perhaps it’s all just a coincidence. Eh, I’m going with the former.
2. Another Glimpse of a Desert Dungeon?
Additionally, the desert also seems to be the location of at least one major dungeon in the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.
After all, what else could this mysterious building with the metal towers nearby be? There’s a cutscene nearby, with Link and multiple friendly NPCs in the vicinity. It’s large enough to cover multiple floors with what looks like areas to explore inside and out. And hey, just about everything here screams ‘this area is plot important’.
So it seems that’s one dungeon location in the game.
And I think I know another one too. Namely, this area:
Yeah, that Sphinx statue is again, way too big and suspicious looking not to be plot relevant here. Hence I suspect it too hides a dungeon entrance of some sort. Presumably the mountain area dungeon to go with the desert one?
I guess so. But where are the other two dungeons the game is likely to have?
1. The Return of the Deku Tree
Well, maybe this location from the trailer may give a hint there.
That’s because as you can see, it seems to be the base of the operations for the Koroks across the Hyrule in Breath of the Wild.
And you know what that usually means, right?
Yep. It usually means the Deku Tree is round the corner somewhere. In fact, it seems to be right here!
Can you see it? Yep, that seems to be the same Deku Tree design from Ocarina of Time, just rendered a fair bit more realistically and in less detail. What’s more, it seems the video narration could well be from him as well!
So yeah, another old favourite from Ocarina of Time returns in Breath of the Wild. Neat eh?