I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Now is the time to own Nintendo systems. Despite slow starts, the Wii U and 3DS have finally picked up steam and become essential systems to own. While both are filled with an excellent roster already, 2015 appears to be Nintendo’s strongest year yet. Check out what’s headed your way in 2015:
- Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – Wii U: Sequel to the DS title Canvas Curse, Kirby is once again bound to be indirectly moved via drawing lines on the gamepad. Not the Kirby game I was looking for, but I’ll take it.
- Code Name S.T.E.A.M – 3DS: Set in a Steampunk alternate America where Abraham Lincoln is the commander of an elite squad of American heroes tasked with stopping an alien invasion. What?
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 3DS: With Ocarina of Time’s 3D reboot and constant references to Majora’s Mask, we finally got the game we’ve been begging for. I already have the Limited Edition bundle paid off, which includes a Skull Kid figure.
- Splatoon – Wii U: That third person squid shooter that kinda looks like Portal mixed with… weird Japanese stuff. I’m actually really looking forward to this, despite bigger titles coming out.
- Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U: The sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles. Let’s hope this game is more accessible to own that the previous game.
- Starfox – Wii U: A new Star Fox game! A real one too; not like that horrible Starfox Adventures game we got back on the GameCube. One that takes place in space. With rocket ships. And apparently controls that are going to be difficult to get used to. We’ll see what that tech demo at E3 shows us. There’s no trailer for this game yet. I’ve seen literally nothing aside from Miyamoto talking about it.
- The Legend of Zelda – Wii U: It doesn’t even have an official title and I already want to throw money at it! Open world Zelda with an expensive map. Count me in.
- Yoshi’s Woolly World – Wii U: Done by the same developers behind Kirby’s Epic Yarn. I just hope everything doesn’t feel like pants this time around, whatever that means.
- Mario Maker – Wii U: “Mario level editor” in a nutshell. Sounds interesting. Not a primary purchase for me, but one I’ll eventually grab.
- Mario Party 10 – Wii U: Play as Bowser and be an even bigger dick to your friends!
There are certainly more games releasing this year that I’m looking forward to, but these are the big 10. Obviously, both Zelda games are at the top of my priority list, but Splatoon is following behind as the biggest game I’m looking forward to this year. Check out all the trailers in their links!