Nintendo fans will no doubt be most anticipating The Legend of Zelda in 2016. It is the last remaining hope for the Wii U and is set to be it’s swan-song game when it releases in late 2016. The game still doesn’t have a final title which sums up the game’s current status. Not a whole lot is known about The Legend of Zelda yet. We know that it will be more open-world with gamers given the choice of what dungeons they’d like to finish in the order that they choose. The world is set to be the biggest in Zelda’s history and the biggest that the Wii U can handle. This is a real chance for Nintendo to take Zelda in a new and exciting direction. The game will also see the return of Epona who will feature more in fast-paced combat.
Pokken Tournament is an arcade fighting game which is being developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It contains elements from the Tekken fighting series. Released in Japanese arcades in 2015, the game will be exclusive to the Wii U and will see two fights battle against each other using Pokemon. It is different to Tekken in the sense that it is much more action-based rather than being a highly technical fighter. The game will feature Mega Evolutions and also boss fights. I’m excited to see how Pokken Tournament turns out. I was a massive fan of Pokemon Stadium as a kid and it’s evident that Pokemon is still one of the most popular gaming franchises.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a cooperative first-person shooter which is being developed by Next Level Games for the 3DS. Whilst Nintendo fans have been waiting for a true follow-up to Metroid for many years, Federation Force is a spin-off of a Metroid series. It focuses primarily on the shooting mechanics as opposed to exploration. It incorporates cooperative elements into the core gameplay. Metroid Prime: Federation Force is a game that really nobody asked for. It’ll be interesting to see how it shapes up. The final gameplay will indicate whether Nintendo really believed in the concept or if it was simply announced just to fill in some time between the 3DS and the Nintendo NX.