E3 2014 Day 1 – Nintendo Direct and More!

As day one of E3 comes to a close, here’s all the cool stuff I could find that happened during it!

I want to quickly mention one of the most exciting things for me yesterday – Grim Fandango, the LucasArts classic, is being remastered by Double Fine and brought to the PS4 and Vita. Other platforms are under discussion, and I hope this means that Disney and Double Fine will be working together in the future to bring us more “lost” LucasArts games! That might have been the thing I was most excited about yesterday.

This morning, Nintendo had their Nintendo Direct conference. Nintendo CEO Regie Fils-Aime talked to us all about what’s coming up next for Nintendo.

Yoshi’s Wooly World is upcoming, a game that takes aesthetic cues from Kirby’s Epic Yarn.

A new, open world Zelda game will be coming to the Wii U in 2015. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and will remove the linearity of the previous titles. There’s also a spin-off coming called Hyrule Warriors, a hack-n-slash game that will let you play as a bunch of different Zelda characters – including Zelda herself and Midna!

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was announced, which I believe is Toad’s first game of his very own. Bayonetta 2 also got a trailer, and the game will come with the first one as well. Mario Party 10 is coming too! You can find all the trailers from today over on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.

The 3DS version of Super Smash Brothers has a bunch of new modes that were announced today. You’ll be able to use Miis to fight with too!

amiibo

Amiibos, Nintendo’s answer to Skylanders and Infinity, were shown off. You’ll be able to take your figure and spawn it into Super Smash Bros, and data will be exchanged between the figure and the console. Skylanders and Infinity will have features only recognized by Nintendo consoles. SSB will be the first game to support the amiibo, but Mario Kart 8 will follow, and more games will use them too.

If you want to hang out with Nintendo at E3, check out Nintendo Treehouse on YouTube all week.

Moving on from Nintendo, the indiE3 project, which you can follow on Twitter here, is a place to showcase indie developers during E3. There are two channels on hitbox to watch it on, indiE3 and indiE4. Both channels have a link to the schedules at the bottom. The event lasts until June 16.

The motorcycle level from Final Fantasy VII is getting a full-fledged iOS game, called Final Fantasy VII: G-Bike. I really loved that race sequence from the orginal, and this looks pretty cool. In other Final Fantasy news, Final Fantasy Type-0 will be getting a Western release on PS4 and Xbox One. It was originally released for the PSP in Japan in 2011. Final Fantasy Agito, a FTP mobile game, will also get a Western release.

A trailer for the new Doom was released.

Check back tomorrow for more E3 news! What are you looking forward to most so far? Let me know in the comments.

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