On this day, Nintendo made their official presentations. Now, we all know that Nintendo has been slacking lately – most of their recent games have been geared to the Wii’s multiplayer appeal or mediocre remakes of classics.
Luckily, XBOX came in with a few treats to make the day worthwhile and classic series’ AC, Halo, Hitman, and Tomb Raider teased us even more with glimpses at their upcoming releases.
Guerilla Games, the creators of Killzone, debuted the brand new Horizon: Zero Dawn, a post apocalyptic open world RPG in which machines have taken over the hierarchy of earth. Building on their tactical gameplay, players will use their wit and agility to progress in this game where the characters can harvest ‘natural’ resources to build weaponry and explore the world. With Waterworld-esque clothing, completely innovative creatures roaming the maps, and incredibly detailed graphics, I definitely can say that I’m looking forward to this game when it comes out in 2016.
But that’s not all:
- The Animal Crossing series will be releasing two new games: Animal Crossing Home Designer, where players can customize their homes and yards, will come out on September 25 and the multi-player Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival will be released this holiday season.
- The Mario Franchise definitely got some attention with a few announcements: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will be a holiday release, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, which is a mash-up of Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario, will be released next spring, and Super Mario Maker, a return from E3 2014, which will be released on September 11, 2015.
- Yoshi’s Wooly World, also first debuted last year as a melding of Yoshi’s Island and Kirby’s Epic Yarn, will be released on June 25 of this year.
- Xenoblade Chronicles X will be released on December 4, 2015, for Wii U after already being released in Japan.
- Metroid Prime: Federation Force, now endowed with co-op missions for up to four players, will be released in 2016 for 3DS.
- Kingdom Hearts 3 dropped some new gameplay footage (check it out here) and will be featuring a new Tangled level whenever it’s released.
- Rare studio debuted Sea of Thieves, a multiplayer pirate game, along with a collection of 30 of its classics in a $30 bundle.
- The XBOX One preview service was also announced. With this, players can download and try games before purchasing.