As stated this is the first Nintendo Direct since the passing of Satoru Iwata President and CEO of Nintendo. This Nintendo Direct marks off the end of this year and the first half of next year with a strong and health lineup of new games, sequels, remakes, amiibos and surprises. Love them or hate them, there’s something here for everyone.
The great yet overlooked Devil May Cry Reboot is having a second chances on the next-gen consoles. DmC Definitive Edition will come with all the DLC from the game plus several new modes and gameplay adjustments.
At the end of the trailer there was a brief announcement of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition. Not much was shown other than the title but Vergil was the one to make the announcement. This will probably be reminiscent of Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition where Vergil was added as a new playable character.
Exciting stuff for Devil May Cry fans and great action games for gamers looking for alternative game on their consoles that aren’t shooters. DmC Definitive edition is set for release March 17, 2015 and Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition is slated for Summer 2015.
In Pokemon news today we are treated to the next Pokemon installments. Instead of the traditional companion game (Likely to be called “Z”), we are treated to remakes to Generation 3. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is set for release this November.
Personally, I don’t understand why they chose to remake Gen 3 now. With the release of Pokebank there isn’t any Pokemon that isn’t obtainable. Any new features or items are better left to be added to “Pokemon Z”. This seems like a redundant cash grab. I understand the potential appeal to drawing in old fans but it’s likely more catered to players who don’t have the DS or GBA games or hardware to take advantage of the Pokebank. You know that they’re going to add new Mega Stones and battle items to appeal to the competitive crowd too. Honestly for someone who didn’t like Ruby and Sapphire, this annoys me. I would have preferred to sit on Pokemon X and Y a while longer while waiting for the companion game but if this does bring in new players then I really can’t complain.
Pokemon finally has the makeover that people wanted for the main series to have for a long time. The 6th Generation of Pokemon is here coming to the 3DS presented with fully 3D graphics and animations. The long-standing competitive RPG has had a very good run on the DS, all 9 of them. There was Pokemon Overload for a couple of years which saw a decline in the fan base. After taking a few years to clean up for the new handheld does Pokemon X and Y play as good as it looks.