Just don’t deep dive out of a tree.
The old Nintendo’s Treehouse: Live format has seemingly been resurrected from the ashes of E3 and is promising a sneak peek at the two highly anticipated Switch games, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Pikmin 3 Deluxe, on its official YouTube channel.
One of the last Wii U games standing to be given the Switch-treatment, Pikmin 3 Deluxe was announced two months ago and is due at the end of this month on October 30 with all of the original game’s DLC. The promised ‘deep dive’ will hopefully go more into the enhancements and additions we can anticipate. We already know from its announcement that we can expect whole new missions, the added option to play the entire story mode in co-op, and the return of its head-to-head multiplayer mode, Bingo Battle.
I think that only leaves Super Mario 3D World, and the HD editions of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, to go until the Wii U is all but obsolete. Please, Nintendo.
Age of Calamity, on the other hand, is the latest Omega Force (best known for developing Dynasty Warriors) follow-up to 2014’s Hyrule Warriors (ported to Switch in 2018). It’s due on November 20, We already know an intoxicating amount about the game, including that its preorder bonus is a ladle. (Thanks, Dan.)
Regardless, the stream’s promise of a new stage and gameplay details should further illuminate us.
Set one hundred years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma felt Omega Force’s staple hack and slash chaos would perfectly dovetail with the events of the ‘Great Calamity,’ something we only see snippets of in flashbacks.
Are we due any surprises? Only one way to find out.