A summery of everything in this Nintendo Direct presentation:
– New The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds footage was shown.
– Mario Party: Island Tour was also shown.
– Bravely Default will launch on Feb. 7, 2014. A collector’s edition will also be made available.
– Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy launches on Feb. 28, 2014 in both retail and eShop flavors.
– Nintendo Zone will be getting new distributions for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land, and more games.
– Unified Nintendo ID for 3DS and Wii U will become available soon. The ID must be the same for both registered consoles.
– Miiverse will also be made available for the 3DS.
– YouTube will also be viewable on the 3DS.
– The YouTube app on Wii U will also be upgraded.
– A teaser trailer for some of the upcoming eShop games were shown.
– New eShop card values are about to be implemented, mostly exclusive to Target.
– New Super Mario 3D World footage was shown.
A summery of the presentation’s major points:
– Footage of Sonic: Lost Worlds was shown, and will be available beginning October 22, 2013 for both the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. Both versions can be paired up together.
– Rayman Legends was also shown, and the footage given detailed differences between playing on screen and playing exclusively on the Wii U GamePad.
– Art Academy: Sketch Pad has been announced for the Wii U. It will be available on the eShop beginning August 9, 2013.
– Mario & Luigi: Dream Team was shown, with the badge system explained. You’ll be able to customize both Mario and Luigi with different items to enhance your stats. The game will release in both retail and eShop versions beginning August 11, 2013.
– Pokemon Rumble U was shown, and there will be 18 GameStop exclusive NFC figures that will be made available when the game launches on August 29, 2013 in the Wii U eShop.
– Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is incoming for the 3DS in 2014.
– Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney has also been confirmed for release outside of Japan in 2014.
– The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was shown in more detailed, and there will be a mysterious black Triforce within the game. There will be two worlds, both of which are different from each other. The main world will be reminiscent of the overworld in A Link to the Past, but the secondary world is quite different. The Link in this game is also a completely different Link from A Link to the Past. The game will launch in November 2013.
– The Legend of Zelda: The WindWaker HD was shown, and will release in October 2013.
– Luigi has been confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.
– Animal Crossing Plaza is now available to download for free on the Wii U, and mirrors WaraWara Plaza. The service will go on until the end of 2014.
A summery of the major highlights of this presentation:
– Pokemon X/Y is getting a new type! Introducing Fairy! Sylveon is a Fairy-type Eevee evolution, but other Pokemon, such as Jigglypuff, Gardevoir, and Marill are being converted into Fairy types. Fairy types will be super effective against Dragon types, but what it is not effective or super effective against it has yet to be confirmed.
– Pokemon X/Y will be launching worldwide on October 12, 2013!
– Super Mario 3D World will allow you to play as Luigi, Peach, and Toad in addition to Mario. Each character will have their own unique abilities. Additionally, a new power-up will be introduced: Cat! The game will be available in December 2013.
– Mario Kart 8 has been announced for the Wii U! The game will feature anti-gravity mechanics, allowing your karts to drive on walls and on the underbelly of the tracks. Motorcycles are making a return for the game. The game is set for a Spring 2014 release.
– A collection of 2013 3rd Party games have been shown for the Wii U: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, Disney Infinity, Just Dance 2014, Rayman Legends, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Disney’s Planes, Skylanders SWAP Force, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Sonic: Lost World, and Watch Dogs.
– A collection of 2013 3rd Party games have also been shown for the 3DS: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Skylanders SWAP Force, and Sonic: Lost World.
– Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been announced for the Wii U! Vikings have invaded the country, and your goal is to fend them away. Dixie Kong is making a return as a playable character. It will be launching in November 2013.
– Monolith Soft’s newest game, X, was shown. The game will have a large-scaled open world. Human-shpaed robots will be a crucial element. The game is set for a 2014 release date.
– Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS has been officially revealed! The 3DS version will feature outlines to make the characters stand out more, while the Wii U version will take advantage of its HD graphical capabilities to make characters look much more stunning. New characters that have been revealed include the Animal Crossing Villager, Classic Megaman, and Wii Fit’s Exercise Trainer. Both games will be launching in 2014.
A summery of all of the presentation’s major points:
– A new Mario and Sonic Olympic game will be incoming soon (Wii U version was the only one shown)
– Sonic: The Lost World will be launching for both Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, but information will come as E3 2013 nears.
– More SEGA Game Gear games will be made available on the 3DS eShop.
– From May 30 until June 20, you can get The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons for a discounted price of $4.99 USD each, after this period, the games will cost $5.99 USD each.
– A stand-alone version of New Super Luigi U will be made available on August 25, 2013, while the downloadable version will be available starting June 20, 2013 for all New Super Mario Bros. U owners. The downloadable version will be priced at $19.99 USD MSRP, while the retail boxed version will be priced at $29.99 USD MSRP.
– The Wonderful 101 will be launching on September 15, 2013.
– Nintendo has partnered with Best Buy so that customers can play unreleased games that those at E3 2013 are also able to play.
A summery of what’s going on:
– 2 System Updates incoming for the Wii U during the Spring and Summer
– Set to launch software faster, and to return to the Wii U menu faster
– Virtual Console games are also incoming, but after the Spring update
– NES and SNES games will be available at the Wii U’s virtual console launch, and all Virtual Console games are being re-developed and optimized for the Wii U. Special pricing will be made available for people who bought Virtual Console games on their original Wii console
– 30 cents for the Wii U Virtual Console games to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the NES system, which will be available for 30 days at the special price, with one game for this series released each month up until July 2013
– Games that will be released (in order) are: Balloon Fight, F-Zero, Punch Out! Featuring Mr. Dream, Kirby’s Adventure, Super Metroid, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong
– Future games will be integrating exclusive features to utilize within Miiverse
– Miiverse is getting expanded during Spring, including user-created communities, multiple official communities per title, usability improvements, and a filtering function. Also allowing Miiverse to be browsed with a smartphone
– No Nintendo-developed titles coming for the Wii U in January and February
– New Smash Bros. will be revealed during E3 2013
– New Mario game announced, as well as a new Mario Kart game, both of which will be playable at E3 2013
– Wii U party incoming this Summer
– New Yoshi game incoming, developed by the guys who made Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and will follow the same style as Epic Yarn
– Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is coming for the Wii U, which will serve as a collaboration between Atlus and Nintendo
– Additional collaborations are also being developed, but will be announced at another time
– A new The Legend of Zelda game is being made, and conventions, such as completing dungeons in order and playing solo, are going back to the drawing board
– The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is being remade for the Wii U, set to land by Fall 2013
– Finally, Monolith Soft, who developed Xenoblade, will be developing a new game for the Wii U, currently titled X
It seems like Nintendo Direct happens quite frequently now, as we’ve been getting quite a few of these events without much room in between! Of course, we’re not complaining, since the last one, popular deemed as Pokemon Direct, came with some pretty cool news on the upcoming Pokemon X and Pokemon Y games. Now, there’ll be a new Nintendo Direct scheduled for January 23, 2013 to reveal some new Wii U games!
The event is set to being held at 2:00 PM GMT/9:00 AM EST, and can be viewed here. So, what new games could possibly be announced? New Star Fox? F-Zero? Metroid? New IP?