Nintendo Direct – All the information you need

Nintendo Direct – All the information you need

As you might know, today, Nintendo gave a lot of information through Nintendo Direct. The biggest announcement must be the official release date for both the New Nintendo 3DS and the New Nintendo 3DS XL. Best thing yet, you won’t have to wait all that long to start playing on it! The next generation of Nintendo handheld consoles will be available for purchase on the 13th of February, a month from now.

The New Nintendo 3DS is a complete remaster of the original handheld. Features you can expect: a bigger screen, an extra joystick (called the C-stick), a better processor, headtracking for enhanced 3D usage and a fuction specially made for the popular amiibo’s.

New 3DS

New 3DS bundle

Besides that, there were a lot of game announcements. Here’s a list of all Nintendo 3DS games you can expect in the (near) future:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (this one arrives on the same date as the New Nintendo 3DS!)
  • A new Fire Emblem game
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (same release date as the New 3DS)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
  • IronFall: Invasion
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
  • Pokémon Shuffle

Although the spotlight is mostly fixated on the new Nintendo handhelds, the Wii U wasn’t left behind. For this console too, a bunch of new games have been announced:

  • Splatoon
  • Mario Party 10
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • Project Treasure

Besides those new titles, a lot of Wii games will be playable on the Wii U through the eShop. Always wanted to try out Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns or Kirby’s Adventure Wii? Now is your chance.

Lastly, there must be some words about amiibo, you know, those funny looking little figurines. On the 20th of March, Nintendo will release new amiibo’s, inspired by the Super Mario universe. You can expect to see a new Mario, Peach, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser and Toad amiibo. After that, on the 24th of April, the amiibo series gets another great boost as Robin, Lucina, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario and Ness join the ranks!

Amiibo2 Amiibo

As you can see, there’s a lot going down in camp Nintendo and fans surely won’t be disappointed by the amount of games waiting for them in the future. If you want to see the Nintendo Direct announcements for yourself, here’s the complete presentation!

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