I always get a bitter feeling after Nintendo Direct’s conclude. Not that I wasn’t satisfied, but more because I always want MORE! Nintendo announced quite a bit in today’s 46 minute direct, and while a lot of things were simply just shedding light on many titles we already new, we did receive a few surprises, Here’s our official Nintendo Direct Wrap-up!
–To kick things off for the Wii U Nintendo announced that it will be receiving and update that will enable player s to play “some” Wii titles by game-pad controls. Along with this, they have also announced that downloadable Wii software will soon be arriving on the eShop! Super Mario Galaxy 2 is available today! Punch-out will be available on the 22nd, and Metroid Trilogy will be available on the 29th!
*Kirby & The Rainbow Curse: Releasing Febuary 13th
-Compatible with Kirby, Meta Knight, and King Dedede Amiibo.
*Wave 3 amiibo coming this febuary
-Robin, Lucina, pacman, wario, ness, charizard coming this spring as amiibo.
*Super Mario Amiibo coming this year!
–Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach , Toad, Yoshi, Rosalina, and Wario amiibo on the way!
*Mario Party 10: Releases March 20th
-Getting Amiibo party as a feature.
*Captain Toad Treasure tracker update coming to enable Amiibo function.
*Splatoon: May 2015 Release
-Central hub for online connectivity
-Shop available in the central hub to buy new gear for your character
-Characters will be able to use a set of 3 weapons during matches, each weapon for different situations.
-Tingle DLC coming
-Young Link DLC coming
-Both will be packaged in a Majora’s Mask themed DLC pack.
*Xenblade Chronicle’s X: (Coming 2015)
*Project Treasure by Namco
-Free eShop title (More details TBA)
*Elliot Quest Wii U
*Blek Wii U
*Citizens of Earth WiiU/3DS
* New Fire Emblem for the 3DS
-Developed by the same team who made Fire Emblem Awakening
-Story by Shin Kibayashi
-Your choices in-game affect how the story and game progresses
*Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition for 3DS
-Coming to 3DS in May 2015!
– Puzzle Dragons Z + Super Mario Edition will be packaged together.
-Trozei styled game for free on eShop
*Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars: Release date March 5th
-Ability too tip players who make good levels
-Players will receive stars which will allow them to purchase new stage creation items.
-Free download code for both 3DS & Wii U when you purchase one or the other.
*Citizens of Earth WiiU/3DS
*Gunman Clive 2 Nintendo 3DS
*Moon Chronicles Nintendo 3DS
*Sega Classics (3D remakes) coming to 3DS
*Etrian Mystery Dungeon Nintendo 3DS
*Story of Seasons Nintendo 3DSf
-New game features. Premier online multiplayer.
*Fossil Fighters Frontier Nintendo 3DS
-Battle online in tournaments
– 6 player local match
-8 player online battle.
-Online 3 player co-op
*New Nintendo 3DS XL: Release Date February 13th!
-Updated 3D Viewing experience
-Longer battery life
-Micro SD card only (comes with a 4GB card)
-Comes in Red & Black, will not include an AC adapter.
*Code Name S.T.E.A.M: Release Date March 13th
-Will have Amiibo function
-Can add Marth/Ike/Lucina/Robin to your in-game roster via Amiibo functionality.
-More Marth Amiibo on the way later this year.
*Ace Combat 3DS
-Special Nintendo aircraft skin can be unlocked by syncing amiibos
*Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS XL: Release Date April 2015
-Bonus mode to view 3D models of all the monsters
*Ironfall Invasion 3DS – (Coming soon)
-3rd person indie shooter coming to eShop
*Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS XL Bundle: Release Date February 13th
-Available Feb 13th at gamestop only
-Demo of MH4U will be available soon, will feature online and offline multiplaye, as well a tutorial to teach newcomers to the series, the fundamentals of Monster Hunter.
*The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask 3D: Release Date February 13th
-New 3DS XL Majoras Mask Edition bundle available on Feb 13th