It's the beginning of a brand new year, 2014. A new year also means Nintendo have another twelve months to once again stun us with their brilliance! So with that, we're going to be taking a look at the three biggest games for each of Nintendo's platforms; the 3DS and Wii U. Let's check out what you'll be playing in 2014, the Year of 'Nintendo haven't actually announced what 2014 is dedicated to yet'! We're hoping it's Waluigi!
The Three Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - Remember the original Smash Bros.? Or Melee? Remember how you thought "wow, Nintendo will never be able to top this!", and then Brawl came along? Well it looks like the same thing's happening again. We don't know how they do it, but somehow Nintendo manage to make each Smash Bros. game far bigger and better than before. This game looks to push limits by adding more: more characters, more stages, more trophies, more multiplayer capabilities, more fun... and, of course, more Nintendo craziness! It's the one we've all been waiting for... this year we'll finally see the fourth Super Smash Bros. game.
Mario Kart 8 - If there's a game that excites fans and destroys friendships better than Mario Kart, we don't know about it. Mario Kart 8 looks fantastic. And we're not just talking about the graphics, either (although they are pretty stunning)! With anti-gravity, it looks like this game will turn the series on its head... um, literally. Plus we've got the returning underwater and flying sections from Mario Kart 7, so this is set to be one of the most exciting and exhilarating Mario Kart games yet. And also, Rosalina's in it, because she seems to be getting herself into everything these days.
Monolith Soft's X - Very, very little information has been given about this game. We don't even have a title, just a letter: 'X'. Luckily, from the trailer we know the game is an open-world RPG, much like this games' predecessor, Xenoblade Chronicles. We also know giant robot mechas will be involved. If you're not already excited... you should be! This could very well turn out to be one of the best Wii U games to date. Keep an eye out for new information!
The Three Biggest 3DS Games of 2014 Kirby Triple Deluxe - The 3DS might be three years old this year, but Kirby has yet to star in a game for the system. Fortunately Ninty have realised this, and that thirst for a new Kirby game should be quenched later this year. Kirby Triple Deluxe, releasing in Japan very soon, looks remotely similar toKirby's Wii adventure, aptly named... Kirby's Adventure Wii (also known as Kirby's Return to Dreamland in North America). It will feature the usual Kirby gameplay, with some new elements thrown in for good measure. There's also a few fun looking minigames, one featuring King Dedede, and a large amount of keyrings to collect. It looks like there's a lot of content in this game, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a release date!
Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney - No objections, your honour. Although, this does remind me of a puzzle... why did the game companies take so long to announce a western release for game? Whatever the reason, Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, the mind-blowing crossover between the world's greatest puzzle-solver and the world's greatest attorney is finally making its way to our shores. On the 28th March, to be precise (no North American date has been announced yet, although it'll be there in 2014). This game features gameplay from both series; the exploration and puzzles from ProfessorLayton and the courtroom drama of Ace Attorney. Look forward to this explosive meeting between two gaming greats later this year.
Mario Golf: World Tour - Originally set for a summer 2013 release date to coincide with the Year of Luigi, Mario Golf: World Tour's developers needed more time to make the game the best it can be. If we know Nintendo (or Camelot, more importantly, with them being the developers), the game was delayed for a reason, so all we can do is trust them. 2014 will finally see the release of this game, but there's not much information to go on at this point... except that it will feature online multiplayer. Oh, and Luigi. Can't forget him!
Well, that's all we've got time for; those were our top three 2014 games for each platform! Our views likely differ from your own however, so let us know what you're looking forward to this year in the comments below.