Don’t have time to watch an entire Nintendo Direct? Want to just get down to business? We’ve got you covered, friend. Sit back, relax, and take a look at what was presented in easily digestible point form.
Sonic: Lost World
– Three difficulty levels
– Trailer showing new footage
– Releases on October 22
– 3DS version releases same day.
– Both versions can communicate; 3DS version lets you create RC vehicles and send them to the Wii U version.
– New footage. Goddamn, this looks awesome.
– All stages can be played by five players with one on the Gamepad.
– Stages from Rayman Origins unlock as you go along.
– Mario and Luigi costumes
– September 3 release
– Seriously, if you don’t play, this we can’t be friends.
Art Academy: Sketchpad
– Available August 9th
– An Art Academy is being devloped for Wii U with in-depth lessons. No more info.
– Take photos and post them to Miiverse
– Facebook contest to caption photos
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
– Goes in-depth on badge system
– Challenge system (like achievement system) that unlocks equipment
Pokemon Rumble U
– Every Pokemon ever is playable.
– 18 different figures available at launch
– Launches August 29
Summer Carnival 92: Recca
– Coming to 3DS eShop
– Originally made for a games festival in Japan. Incredibly rare and incredibly hard.
Upcoming VC games were announced for the 3DS:
– Donkey Kong
– Tecmo Bowl
– Wario Land 3 – August 29
– Super Mario Bros. 3 – Coming to Wii U and 3DS
– Can now streetpass with Nintendo Zone locations. Will allow you to streetpass with the last person who was there
– All NintendoZone locations have exlcusive Animal Crossing items. First item is a pumpkin pie.
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy trailer
Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is coming to North America.
Both coming 2014
Trailer for Layton vs Phoenix Wright
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
– Travel between worlds as a painting
– Set many years after Ganon was sealed in LttP
– The main character is not the same Link from LttP.
– Available in November
– Not Rayman Legends but acceptable enough, I suppose
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
– Available in October
Luigi in Smash Bros. (Surprise!)
Animal Crossing Series Community on Miiverse
Animal Crossing Plaza
– Animal Crossing version of the Wii U’s Wara Wara Plaza
– Can import images and patterns from New Leaf then post to Miiverse
– Can share pattern QR codes
– Can post about or view posts about specific AC residents
– Offered only until the end of 2014
– Available now
The Wonderful 101 Direct will happen on Friday.
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