Just a few weeks ago, Tetra and the King of Hyrule were announced as new playable characters in the 3DS port of Hyrule Warriors, titled Hyrule Warriors Legends.
But while both of these are indeed interesting choices for characters with a wide variety of attacks, it seems like they’re not going to be the only ones. Oh no, Famitsu has revealed that more newcomers are on the way as well, with fan favourites and ‘surprising’ characters soon to join the fray. Here’s a translation of producer Yosuke Hayashi’s comments about these newcomers and their role in the game:
I can’t go into details yet, but we plan to add new character(s) [can mean one or several] other than Tetra and King of Hyrule. There are fan favorites and surprising characters in the game, so I’d be happy if you kept guessing who will join the fight while waiting for follow-up information.
Seems like we could see quite a possible newcomers in this edition, with a few perhaps not even being from The Wind Waker.
Above: Some of the many possible choices for extra characters in Hyrule Warriors.
As we mentioned in a previous article, Pac-Man has already been seen as a bit of a glitchy character, with abilities that can be used to cheat in online mode thanks to developer oversights. But now, it seems like he may have an even more broken trick up his sleeve.
Behold, Pac-Man’s new one hit kill move; dropping the opponent straight through the stage floor:
As you can see in the video by popular Youtuber MasterofHyrule, moving Pac-Man’s trampoline when someone is landing on it seems to send them straight through the floor of the stage. Which if they don’t have multiple jumps or aren’t prepared, is a pretty quick KO for them.
It’s a pretty good trick to use in multiplayer, especially against characters using a transformation style Final Smash.
What do you think of Pac-Man’s interesting ‘trick’ to effortlessly KO his opponents?
Nintendo aren’t having much luck with Amiibo related crimes, are they? First we had a whole lorry full of Splatoon amiibos taken by thieves back in May, and now it seems a whole ton of Yarn Yoshi Amiibos have gone missing as well.
Above: These Amiibo have seemingly been destroyed in Europe.
Worse still, this doesn’t seem to be a simple theft case. Instead, it seems like the Amiibos in question have been outright destroyed. Is it deliberate? A mere accident by someone at the factory or shipping area? Hard to tell, but reports are coming in of cancelled Yarn Yoshi pre orders all over the place in Europe, hinting that something a tad untoward has happened to the Yarn Yoshi pre order bonuses.
Here are some samples of supplier/shop messages going around about this:
See more after the break!
Got a Mario related clip you just need to advertise to the world? Want to help Nintendo celebrate Mario’s 30th anniversary by providing them with free content?
If so, Nintendo has just the deal for you! Put simply, their official website has a section where you can submit videos to feature on the site as part of the anniversary celebrations. These videos have to be posted on Youtube and a maximum of about 4 minutes long, but can otherwise be anything you like that’s related to Mario and his games.
Here’s the official site for the ‘project’:
Above: On the bright side, Mario RPG content seems to be welcome.
So, what can we say about this project?
Well to be honest, as a Mario anniversary gimmick, it’s not a very good one. Showing people pictures of Mario related thing is the job of Tumblr or DeviantArt or Youtube, not a company like Nintendo with an actual marketing budget.
It also makes us wonder what they’re going to do about the inevitable flood of… not so ‘safe’ Mario related videos sure to come flooding in. Would they want the Brutal Mario or Mushroom Kingdom Trailer on their official site? Maybe not…
Above: That said, I would probably take something like Brutal Mario over most of Nintendo’s actual E3 announcements this year…
And while part of me wants to submit The People’s Mario video just for kicks, I suspect Nintendo wouldn’t be too pleased with that either:
Above: Somehow, I don’t think it’s Nintendo’s own political opinion…
But hey, while the more interesting kinds of Mario videos will always be found elsewhere, I guess it could be a good for a few laughs if you’re really bored. What do you think about Nintendo’s Mario video ‘showcase’ website and its announcement at E3?
Yes, it was an E3 announcement. But due a lack of time, we thought we’d cover the less important games a day or so later instead.
So here’s Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, a new Mario sports game announced for the Wii U:
What can we say about it? Not a whole lot to be honest. You’ve got footage of a single generic court with your typical Mario characters. You’ve got the new gimmick, in this case Mushrooms that make your characters bigger and more powerful… and that’s about all you get so far.
So is it going to be a good game? Yeah, probably. The previous Mario Tennis titles were pretty fun to play and had a lot of cool Mario themed courts and gimmicks in them. Does the game look decent already? Again, yes, though we only see a single court and four characters.
But perhaps it’s not a good idea to show a trailer for a game that’s this early in development. Because a game with barely any completed content just doesn’t make a good E3 video and gives people writing gaming sites absolutely nothing to talk about.