This week the popular topic on the Wii U Forums seems to be Super Smash Bros., as we’re drawing closer to the October release date for the Nintendo 3DS version and the Wii U version will follow shortly after. There is still a roster of unknown characters for the game, which leads many people to speculate when they’ll be revealed. There’s got to be at least one Nintendo Direct dedicated to the game, so perhaps we’ll find out then. If you’d like to speculate which characters will be added, head on over to the forums! Another interesting post on the forums concerns the Legend of Zelda Wii U footage that was shown off at E3. Some enterprising forum goer has discovered footage of a day night cycle of that particular clip, giving us a look at what the game could be like if Aonuma does decide to include a day and night cycle within the game. Are you a member of Club Nintendo? How do you manage your coins? If you hit platinum or gold for a year, do you wait to register any new games you buy? Share your coin managing habits with the rest of the Wii U Forums crew and learn how to make the most of your Club Nintendo membership. Last year when Pokemon Rumble debuted with NFC figurines you could buy to interact with the game, we figured that was the start of Nintendo’s NFC figurine effort. While the Rumble figurines didn’t do as well here in the United States as they did in Japan, with the Nintendo 3DS supposedly having support for Amiibo figurines through an additional peripheral, perhaps we’ll see Pokemon Amiibo for the release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It’s something the forum goers are hotly debating. What do you think? local_offer from the forums Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading A photo of Nintendo’s first office in 1 Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Gizmo I like the idea of the day and night cycle in the Legend of Zelda. It wouldnt be the first time they did something like that. (if i dont recall they did something in WindWaker using the gamecubes clock) It would be cool if they added weather effects as well. matthew garcia I wonder if the choice of making decisions say like on mass effect or skyrim would work good on Zelda. Maybe have some voice acting also. Just for something new and refreshing. I’m not sure if it would work though Arthur Jarret If they handle voice acting like on Mario (see Sunshine), then no thanks! If they make player choices like mass effect and dragon age – which makes occurances feel a bit generic as a result and lessening emotional impact (opinion, of course), no thanks too! If they have player choice as a complete split in the story (like Quantic dreams games) while pushing one great narrative while having great voice acting – it might work. So, it’d all depend on how they handle it… Nintendo doesn’t have a very good record when it comes to VA, though – with the better VA work of Nintendo franchises done by third parties working on their franchises. matthew garcia I can agree to this. I think any of this can work if the quality is there. In order to pull it off though the story would definitely have to have more depth then a normal Zelda usually does JCdude I liked what Nintendo did with the choice system in Skyward Sword, so I wouldn’t mind seeing that show up in the new game. Rinslowe It’s a very interesting topic. I think making the Zelda series more cinematic, more open to modern interactive story telling could work well for the series. Even though it would increase the cost substantially. I would be all for it, in theory. Nevertheless, I’m hanging out to see how they’ve approached this as Zelda looks pretty amazing from what we’ve been shown so far. Which isn’t a whole lot, but… 00EpicGamer00 The voice acting that I imagine would be great for Zelda is a made up language, “Hylian” I guess is the language they speak in Zelda. So, basically we’d still have a text box, but the characters would be speaking in a language we don’t understand and the text box is a translation on what they are saying. This would save allot of money for translations if they chose real languages. Though, on the other hand I’d LOVE to hear how Zelda (the character) would sound like in regular English. If Nintendo wants to go that route I think a really good voice actor for her would be the person that voices Jessey and I believe she also voiced Misty in the Pokemon anime. I don’t mean the person’s “Jessey/Misty voice” but her regular, every day voice sounds so, angelic and “beautiful.” And when I matched her voice up to Zelda, it was just perfect. greengecko007 There have been day and night cycles in several Zelda games. Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword are the ones I remember, though I might be forgetting others. The interesting thing about how the Zelda series has usually handled it though is that time only passes while you are in the overworld. If it is night when you enter an area, it will continue to be night for as long as you are there. A truer and more dynamic day and night cycle would be welcome, but in my opinion it’s not a major thing that needs to be fixed. Dexrobo Weather effects would be cool, imagine this world while it’s raining. Damn. I prefer no voice acting though, after years of none, it would look weird. greengecko007 Weather effects have been in Zelda games too, though I would of course welcome them returning and being better. Personally, I really want voice acting in Zelda. Link can remain the silent protagonist, but there’s no reason an epic tale of adventure shouldn’t have voiced NPCs, especially if the goal with this latest Zelda is to create a more engrossing world. matthew garcia Link has always kind of had a quiet relationship with Zelda. Always kinda been a oh you saved me kinda relationship but nothing more. Maybe in this game he should actually break through and they have more of a love relationship. I know that sounds corny but they should stop playing games and get down to business lol 00EpicGamer00 It was semi-implied in Skyward Sword, lol. We’re getting there. I wonder if one day Nintendo will make a Zelda game where Link and Zelda actually have a kid. In fact, I think I’d like a Mario game like that too. Think about it, Mario and Luigi have their own kids and Bowser has FINALLY figured out he cannot get Peach. So he decides to go after the kids and kidnap them, for…revenge, I guess. I assume the thing that would make a parent the most angry would be if their child ever got kidnapped. And then Bowser could use Mario and Luigi’s “anger” to his advantage. matthew garcia Yeah they can make a game based on links and zeldas son lol. It would be like some hybrid super baby Dexrobo I really enjoyed the effects in MM and OOT. Link being silent and everyone else speaking would look weird to me. I prefer Nintendo not to change too much of Zelda. 00EpicGamer00 I don’t think it’d be too weird. There’s lots of games where everyone talks but the protagonist. For example, Dead Space (the first one), Super Mario Sunshine, Jack and Daxter (again, the first one). I’m not to sure about this one, but I think Master Chief in Halo doesn’t speak, but everyone else does. And technically Zelda is already doing. Everyone has (text) dialogue but Link. Shouldn’t that be weird to you as well? If Nintendo ever did do voice acting, just think of Link being a very shy person and not wanting to speak too much. Vile-Okami Master Chief does talk, just not a lot. 00EpicGamer00 Oh…I’ve heard from people (that’s played the game, I guess) that Master Chief doesn’t speak at all. Thanks. Dexrobo Link being shy and not speaking is even more weird. 00EpicGamer00 How is that weird exactly? Link is already “shy” and not speaking. Why should voice acting make it any different? Dexrobo In SS Link speaks, but no text is shown. Nobody that is shy completely shelters themselves from speaking. 00EpicGamer00 I guess were just going to have to agree to disagree. I honestly just don’t see how it’d be weird or awkward or anything. I guess it might be because I’ve played allot of games that do that. Actually wait. What about Skyrim? Every character in that game speaks but yourself. Your character in that game speaks by diolouge choices that aren’t voiced, just like Skyward Sword. So, it’s been done before and no one thought Skyrim (and other game) was weird for doing that. That’s what Zelda could do, right? Every one speaks except for Link. But Link will have diolouge choices. Basically a modern version of Skyward Sword. Dexrobo Zelda has never had voice acting for any character, (except Zelda singing in SA). They’re 2 different series. 00EpicGamer00 Yes, they are two different series, but did you know Zelda has had voice acting before? Of course, Zelda singing in SS. Minda and Fi both have voiced diolouge. Sure, all they’re saying is gibberish but I like to believe they’re “speaking” in a language we don’t understand (probably Hylian) and the text was translating what they were saying. Dexrobo Yes. I’ve played Zelda before. It’s my favorite franchise. They’re not speaking a language, and it would be a disaster for the characters to speak Hylian only. Rinslowe Modern weather effects like what we’ve become used to on open world games recently look to be included in the latest Zelda. Although we didn’t see any rain effects or changing seasons etc. What was shown is quite dynamic. Clouds and light from the sun interact together and shadows are cast across the landscape. Myst covers the fields and hills etc.. It’s looking pretty good. I’d say there’s a safe bet there’ll be changing weather patterns, but we haven’t seen enough to speculate further about seasons. Sdudyoy Yeah, the used the internal clock for the main menu on Wind waker, but not the game itself. marloc_x Did Twilight Princess? chris OoT, MM, WW, and TP all did. TP I think only did it after you cleared the land of the twilight zones Daniel Gonzalez No Kinsley articles today? I’m shocked. Sylux Kuddos to the person who made this. Day and night cycle is done awesomely. And the music used for it during day and night… goosebumps. So freaking nicely done I’m actually amazed. Christopher McNair Dear God, I hope they don’t try to do amiibo for Pokémon like that. The IV’s are crap enough without needing crap toys to get the best setups. C4 How else could they do Pokemon? I’d buy my main party because why not. But… everyone’s party is different and they had to produce like 1000 different NFC figures. So it’s kind of impossible. They could pick the 10 – 20 most popular ones. I’d say that’s the most likely scenario. Pokeball with random ingame perks (I’d say at least 6 Pokemon per NFC ball) at least on paper it would work. marloc_x Pokemon Amiibo would push profit margins..HARD. sillybajillies I really do not want them to reveal more Smash Bros characters right now. They revealed all the characters for Mario Kart 8 and that took a lot of the fun out of unlocking all the characters. I might have been more excited about the Koopa Kids if they were a surprise. Hopefully, there are some returning characters and some new characters and maybe even some non-Nintendo characters on the way, but I’d need new pants if I found out about them when I actually play the game rather than all of the excitement being ruined. Asturias_Knytt That day and night cycle video isnt official dumbass Fuzzylittlebastard “giving us a look at what the game COULD be like if Aonuma does decide to include a day and night cycle within the game” Asturias_Knytt Please, before you go correcting people, read carefully yourself – “Another interesting post on the forums concerns the Legend of Zelda Wii U footage that was shown off at E3. Some enterprising forum goer has discovered footage of a day night cycle of that particular clip” Whoever posted this poor article is inferring that this footage is official. It’s not, it’s just something a fan has made. No one ‘discovered’ this. It isn’t a leak. Fuzzylittlebastard I think by “discovered” they mean found a video that someone else ( a fan) made, not an official video. Alex Steinberg I don’t think there will be any NFC figures for OR/AS, at least not at release. I believe it was mentioned that Smash for Wii U is supposed to be the first game where Amiibo will be used. 00EpicGamer00 I wish that they’d (I’m not sure sure if this is even possible) make a “huge” update to Mario Kart 8. To where you can use Amiibos as playable characters. I’m just saying, it’d be great to be able to have Link, Samus, or fox racing against Mario and co.