The Game Awards 2014: Nintendo’s showing

By GamingNexus On 7 Dec, 2014 At 04:00 PM | Categorized As Gaming Industry News | With 0 Comment

Nintendo made an unusually robust showing at The Game Awards last night, with plenty of exciting new projects to show off and update. First is the new Legend of Zelda title, still on track for a late 2015 release. Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma demoed the title, detailing how extensive the game’s map is. Aonuma-san wasn’t kidding when he said he was inspired by Skyrim. I’m really liking the AR-like checkpoint system, where you can survey the landscape from a tower and set a beacon at a desired destination just by tapping on the GamePad.

Mario Maker also had a showing, revealing that players can build levels based on the art and mechanics of several classic Mario games, including Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World. It’s the 30th anniversary of the original NES game next year, so Nintendo is planning to get Mario Maker out sometime in 2015.

We also got an update on the 3DS strategy title Code Name S.T.E.A.M., which has been given a March 13th release date. Overall a lot of great stuff to look forward to. 2015 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for Wii U.


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