Well, it’s an update we’ve known about for a while now. None the less, Nintendo have finally released a proper trailer showing Marin, the Koholint Island level and various additions in this new update. Here it is:
So what can we see here?
Well for one thing, Marin looks like an amazing character. Oh sure, she was pretty cool based in the Game Boy game and all that stuff. But she also never actually fought anything in said game. As a result, I was kind of sceptical in regards to how she’d actually work in Hyrule Warriors.
But now, Nintendo have 100% proven how it’d work out. What’s more, they actually went above ad beyond by putting the Windfish in the game! Yep, now Marin’s attacks don’t just use the musical instruments, they call over the flying whale to wipe out everyone on screen!
Above: Behold the power of the Windfish!
That’s pretty awesome really.
Ad while not much of the Koholint Island level seems to be shown in this trailer, that looks pretty amazing too. Definitely nails the tropical vibe that the original game was going for. And hey, makes us want to see a full blown remake of Link’s Awakening in Ocarina of Time style!
The other stuff in the update is a tad less interesting. There’s Linkle’s new ability to wear boots and kick enemies to attack them. It’s a new idea, sure. But to be honest? I doesn’t seem like it’s going to work that well. Swords, magic abilities and sails simply have a better range than kicks, and can seemingly clear out a room full of enemies much better. Just look at the trailer; Marin’s attacks took out enemies much better and more efficiently than Linkle’s kicks did.
There’s also other stuff like extra medals and fairies, if you care for things like that.
So yeah, we now have a great trailer showing Marin and Koholint Island in Hyrule Warriors Legends. The character looks great, the new area looks equally good and for the most part, all the other stuff just acts as a nice bonus on top of that.
Remember the awesome trailer we got for The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild? The one that got over a hundred thousand likes on Youtube and made it the most popular game of the whole event? That was pretty amazing, right?
Well, apparently that wasn’t the only trailer Nintendo made for the game. Oh no, they also showed a different trailer to people actually at E3! So to get everyone even more excited for the game, here’s that previously unshown trailer. The full length, expanded version of the E3 trailer that actual attendees got to see:
Above: Thanks to FinnGamer for uploading this!
It almost makes you wonder why this version wasn’t posted on their Youtube channel, eh? The social media hype for the game could have been increased even more if they did post it!
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Unreleased E3 Trailer – Reddit
Just three hours ago, the new Legend of Zelda game for Wii U and NX was finally revealed. Named The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind, it takes inspiration from the first game in the series with a massive, interesting world to explore and a massive amount of non linearity in where to go and what to see.
And as Nintendo’s only playable game at E3.. it had a lot of hype to live up to.
Does it manage that?
Yes, yes it does:
Seriously, just look at that world. It has just immense, packed to the rafters with things to look at and well… looks visually amazing too.
I’m honestly not sure where to start when it comes to discussing the game and the various changes announced at E3.
But let’s talk the general scale of things first. You see that rock climbing section at the mountaintop area? Yeah, that fairly small object the camera can barely see at a wide angle… that’s Link. And then look at all the different places we end up in throughout the trailer. The beach/ocean, the Lake Hylia esque area with bridge, the mountain tops covered in snow, various forests, underground caverns with Stalfos… That’s just in the first ‘real’ trailer.
Above: Find Link in this picture!
And it gets more impressive. That first area in the demo and livestream… that’s the Great Plateau. See how big it is?
Apparently, that’s 1% of the world in this game. 1%!
Oh, and compared to Twilight Princess, this game apparently has a world that’s about 12 times bigger. Yes really. This game’s version of Hyrule is 12 times bigger than Hyrule was back in Twilight Princess.
And the shrines? Well, these dungeon like areas are present in their hundreds. Seriously. And after every few, you can get items, like the glider.
You also get runes in these shrines, which give you new abilities. These include magnetism to move large metal objects around (and beat up enemies with them), a bomb rune which gives you bombs in unlimited amounts (and multiple varieties, etc). Each of these things (and many more) will be found in shrines and usable all across the world. Heck, you can even magnetically pick up and throw treasure chests!
There’s also the visual style here. Admittedly, I was a bit cautious about it when I saw the early pictures and stuff. Link seemed a tad goofy, it never really nailed a style between realistic and cartoony… it felt like we’d be getting another Skyward Sword esque mishmash. Well, we’re not. We’re getting a game that while not quite realistic or cel shaded (in the Wind Waker sense) just looks absolutely incredibly down to the smallest enemy or object. It’s a certainly a prettier visual setup than in the last few Zelda games, isn’t it?
Gameplay wise… it seems very different. So far we know that:
Link can interact with the environment in many more ways than before, like chopping down trees, setting parts of the world on fire, rolling boulders at enemies, shooting down beehives with good timing to scare away monsters… it seems a lot more interactive than most adventure games, and I’m honestly thankful for that. It’s more like a world, less like a movie set.
There also seem to be various animals roaming around. Examples seen include ducks, pigs, horses and bees, and all can be interacted with in any way you want.
No hearts drop in grass. Instead, Link eats food to heal instead, cooking it at campfires across the land. These campfires are made with the logs you chop down from the trees.
Rock climbing is a new mechanic, and lets Link climb sheer walls and surfaces.
Apparently Zygarde’s new attack in the trailer is called Core Enforcer, so we’ve updated the post. A new trailer was also posted on the English pokemon channels, so we added that in too.
Yes, we’re writing another post about Zygarde and its appearance in Pokemon Sun and Moon.
Because just after we posted the news article about its appearance in the games, we got alerted to some better quality trailers uploaded to the Japanese Pokemon Youtube channels! Here’s the one for Zygarde 10% forme:
And the one for the Complete Forme:
There’s also a new English trailer showing both the formes in one video. That can be seen here:
Pretty awesome aren’t they? And oh boy, that Core Enforcer move is really freaking powerful too. I mean, the Complete Forme utterly wastes that poor Garchomp it’s going up against, doesn’t it? One hit and a pseudo legendary gets wiped out immediately. That’s scary!
Either way, that’s the first official footage of Zygarde’s 10% and Complete Formes in Pokemon Sun and Moon. Hopefully it proves old Zygarde will be far better in those games than it was back in X and Y, right? I mean, these formes are doing enough damage to Metagross and Garchomp to make much of the OU metagame worried!
What do you think of the formes, now you’ve seen them in high quality trailers like this?
But now, an official trailer has been posted confirming all these characters and more! Here’s the video:
So what’s available here?
Well, as mentioned, Sonic is included in the game. How that works (or whether he’s actually getting a physical LEGO set) is yet to be seen. Other than that, we also have:
- Harry Potter
- Mission Impossible
- Adventure Time
- Knight Rider
- Lego City Undercover
- Teen Titans Go!
- The Powerpuff Girls
- E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- The Goonies
Jesus Christ, that’s one hell of a list. Seriously, can you imagine if Smash Bros announced that many new franchises in one game? The internet would go absolutely mental with all the hype generated!
But while LEGO Dimensions is certainly impressing us on the crossovers, we do have to keep in mind one thing. Namely, why we’re getting so many new franchises in one go.
And that’s because unfortunately, LEGO Dimensions is as hot as it could be. It’s sold about $150 million worth of toys, sure. But that’s nothing compared to Skylanders, Disney Infinity or even Amiibo. And with Disney Infinity shutting down because the market is apparently a tad too difficult and what not? That’s sure to have gotten someone worried at LEGO or Warner Bros. Still, it is apparently selling more quickly in terms of time frame, so that’s one thing, right?
Either way, let’s look on the bright side shall we? All these awesome series are coming to the game soon, they’re all now available as LEGO figures, and the company’s issues are pretty much the gamer’s gain. It’s a pretty big win for anyone who likes these toys to life games, isn’t it?
But what do you think? Are you impressed by all the new series coming to LEGO Dimensions? Will this make you actually buy the game? Or are you staying away from toys to life stuff like this?
Lego Dimensions Adds 16 New Properties, Including Harry Potter And Sonic The Hedgehog – Game Informer