Written by: J.H. Longman
From Mario to Link, to Inklings to Pokémon, as always, we’re here to keep you updated on all of the latest news. Below you can catch all of our choice picks of noteworthy news this week. These are the Miketendo64 News Highlights of the week!
Super Mario Maker (THE BIG BAD WOLF AND HIS FRIEND THE ROCKSTAR BAT):
It’s become something of a tradition now to start of the news round-up, so why break the formula now? Diving right in, we didn’t just learn about one costume this week, but two as both Barbara the Bat and Wolf Link are now available, but unlike Barbara, the only way to get the Wolf Link costume is to introduce your Wolf Link amiibo the GamePad, but not all of us have our Wolf Link amiibos yet, we still have a week to wait, but rather a week than a month.
Minecraft U (VERSION 1.8):
Minecraft U was on the receiving end of an update this week and instead of telling you about what was brought to the game, we have footage of the new content in action, which you can see right here.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (TWEETS & TRAILERS):
With the release almost upon us, Nintendo have been up to all sorts this week with regards to promoting the game, putting out not just one but quite the number of trailers for the game and more tweets direct from Malo, concerning Poe Souls and more, but my favourite thing they’re doing, has to be the new series they’re doing: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective and just in case you haven’t yet, you can see Episode 1 right now:
Weekly Review (OCARINA OF TIME 3D & THE LEGEND OF ZELDA):
#Zelda30 may have come and gone, but until March rolls on, it is still #ZeldaMonth here at Miketendo64, so it’s only natural we kept the celebrations going by reviewing not just one, but two Zelda titles that have given us so much over the decades, albeit they are the VC version of Zelda 1 and OoT 3D as opposed to OoT 64. The two games couldn’t be any more different and if you fancy seeing how we got on and what we thought of the games, be sure to check out the reviews with the following links:
However if the Ocarina or Zelda 1 aren’t to your liking, we have a batch of reviews on games that just might be to your tastes. Be them games on the Wii U, or the 3DS:
This week on Miketendo64 (A WHOLE LOT OF POKÉMON)
Coming in at our third most viewed piece this week, is our news piece: Pokémon Direct Coming Tomorrow (26th February), in which we wrote about the Pokémon Direct which occurred just before this weekend.
Taking our second most viewed spot was another Pokémon Direct news piece: Pokémon Direct Confirms Sun & Moon, a revelation that was welcomed greatly by all those in the Pokémon community.
Now as for this week’s number one, given as how this is #PokémonMonth and our other two pieces were Pokémon related it’s obvious that our number one piece is also Pokémon related: Pokémon Sun & Moon Details Leaked. Prior to the news of the immediate Pokémon Direct, we were of course talking about the discovery of logos and trademarks for Pokémon Sun & Moon, a discovery that left fans divided between believing if it was a hoax, a possibility that would never come true and hoping like mad that these games will be confirmed during the Direct, which they were.
Virtual Console & New Releases (BRAVELY SECOND, POKÉMON RANGER AND RED, BLUE & YELLOW):
Plenty of new titles became available in the eShop this week, titles such as Pokémon Ranger and the original Gen 1 games, Red, Blue/Green and Yellow. I’ve already downloaded my copy of classic Pokémon Yellow and Pikachu and I have already paid a visit to Brock and earned my first badge with help from Mankey. But it’s not all Pokémon this week as Bravely Second has also seen its European release and it is just so good and with Twilight Princess HD out next week, I need to seriously put some hours in enough to get it out of my system or beat the game and New Game+ before TP HD arrives. (I blame the demo, I enjoyed it way too much).
Pokemon Everything (LEAKS, RUMOURS, OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION):
Given everything that’s gone on, only one game with many news articles this week, could take our Big news section and it is of course the Pokémon series. Even before we learned of the Direct we were talking about the series, be it Pokémon GO, the Mew distribution or even just about Pokémon Day, but then the rumours of Pokémon Rainbow started building momentum and before you knew it, the discovery of Pokémon and Moon came to be and then the Direct was announced. But it was no normal Nintendo Direct, but a Pokémon Direct, a 6 and a half minute show solely about the franchise’s history and just where it aims to go during the Holiday season of this year and that direction is Pokémon Sun & Moon. What started as a rumour became a leak and that leak was revealed to be true and the timing and the way it was all handled was perfectly done.
It is a bit of a shame though that Nintendo didn’t do the same with Zelda U during its anniversary. But back to Pokémon, this is also the week which sees Pokémon Day and the Pokémon Day Qualifiers happening in GameStop shops all across the United States of America and just in case you missed it and still haven’t got round to see it yet, here is the Pokémon Direct 26.02.16:
We wanted some hard hitting Pokémon news and this week we got it, Gen 7 is not only confirmed, but it will be out this year and all Pokémon you catch when playing through the anniversary released Gen 1 titles can be transferred to the new game, thanks to the Pokémon Bank, a must have application for all Pokémon Masters! And with this month of February almost over, we move into March, the month of Celebi’s distribution, the release of Pokkén Tournement, Twilight Princess HD and Hyrule Warriors Legends. March is going to be a great one!
This post was written by Jack Longman