E3 2015 Recap - Nintendo

Nintendo started Day 2 with a flourish! Find out if anything piques your interest.

Welcome to Day 2 of E3 coverage here on ZAM!

Today's first media briefing (1 of 3) was from Nintendo. It was a cheery event in true Nintendo fashion. Trailers, dates and info below!

All Events: Bethesda, Xbox, EA, Ubisoft, Playstation, Nintendo, Square Enix, PC Gaming

Table of Contents:

Complete event:

Oh Nintendo, you did it again! Muppet intro featuring the triumvirate of Nintendo execs:

Starfox Zero - Holiday 2015

Nintendo blasts off with a gameplay trailer for a new Starfox! Shows Wii U functionality and ship transformation.

  • Transform into the Landmaster and Gyrowing.
  • Aim from the cockpit with the Wii U gamepad.


Followed up with a developer story from Miyamoto, with additional gameplay:


Skylanders: Superchargers - No Date

New characters coming, and now vehicles in Skylanders.

  • Turbo-Charged Donkey Kong, and his vehicle The Barrel Blaster
  • Hammerslam Bowser, and his vehicle Clown Cruiser
    • Has a Magma Bowser transformation ability
  • Vehicles have their own movesets, upgrade trees, powers and abilities.
  • Twist the base, and you can also use it as an amiibo!


The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS) - Fall 2015

A multiplayer Zelda to be played with two friends!

  • The Totem mechanic, where players stack to reach higher places.
  • For single-player, there are "doll-like" characters you can switch between.
  • A "fashion element" to it. Collect items to create things to wear with new abilities.
    • As they're worn, your abilities change. Your experience changes depending on what you wear.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends (3DS) - Q1 2016

A 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors; a "reimagining" of it.

  • Will include all DLC characters.
  • Additional stages from Windwaker to expand gameplay.


Zelda - Dev Story

Developers discuss the Zelda titles above.


Metroid Prime: Federation Forge (3DS) - 2016

4 player co-op in Metroid Prime universe. Also includes Blast Ball, 3v3 sci-fi sports battles. Gameplay:


Fire Emblem: Fates (3DS) - 2016

Cinematic trailer for the next entry in the Fire Emblem franchise.


Genei Ibun Roku #FE - 2016

Cinematic trailer showcasing the game's wide mix of characters.


Xenoblade Chronicles X - December 4th, 2015

Monolith Soft shows off a cinematic with a handful of gameplay thrown in:


Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer - September 25th, 2015 (NA)

New Animal Crossing spinoff coming to 3DS:


Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival - Holiday 2015

Animal Crossing amiibos are coming, along with this boardgame-style spinoff:


Yoshi's Wooly World - October 16th, 2015 (NA)

Latest gameplay video! (Still loving the knit style of this game.)


YO-KAI WATCH - Holiday 2015

Find YO-KAI, add them to your watch, and battle!


Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam - Spring 2016

"Two Mario worlds collide!" The Paper Mario universe meets their 3D Mario counterparts.


Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash - Holiday 2015

The original Mario Tennis was glorious. Here's a gameplay trailer for the new one, Ultra Smash!


Super Mario Maker - September 11th, 2015

  • Mystery mushrooms in Super Mario Maker can turn Costume Mario into your amiibos.
  • 8-Bit Mario amiibo coming!
Can't wait for Super Mario Maker? Try it Wednesday or Saturday at 100+ Best Buy locations around US & Canada.

Mario - Dev Story

A great developer story reminiscing about the old way of designing Super Mario, and how Super Mario Maker fits in.


Nintendo ended with a montage of Mario games, celebrating its 30th anniversary.


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