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Nintendo Direct Round Up


Nintendo's Saruto Iwata took to the screen to present today's Nintendo Direct by first introducing 2013 once more as "The year of Luigi."

The first game discussed in Nintendo Direct was Mario & Luigi's Dream Team Bros, showing off some gameplay in which it showed off some of the unique features of the title, before dating it for July 12. Next up was Mario Golf: World Tour, in which we were told that you'll be able to play against other across the globe by connecting to the internet. Iwata mentioned some standard multiplayer features and custom rules. It doesn't seem to be anything not included in other multiplayer games really. Mario Golf: World Tour arrives this summer.

Mario Party is back. Nintendo also took time to mention that you'll be able to play in various party games using Mario and Luigi thanks it being a party game will include 81 different types of mini-games to play. It's out Winter 2013.

New Super Luigi U was next up, changing the 82 courses of New Super Mario Bros. U into a new adventure, starring Luigi. Our green coloured friend can jump higher and further than Mario, no doubt meaning that the new levels will focus on this.

Donkey Kong County was also discussed, with Iwata going over the new items like the New Mode and DK barrels, all of which we have covered before, since Nintendo have already discussed them. The game is out May 24 on the eShop and at retail.

After taking a short breath, Iwata decided to talk about a new Yoshi's Island game which looked super cute, although no date was announced.

Sticking with Mario, after all that seems to be what Nintendo do best, was another new eShop only game to be known as Mario & DK: Minis on the Move. Here you place tiles on map to guide Minis home as well as avoiding obstacles etc. There are four modes included and the ability to upload new stages. The game is out May 9.

The Wii U Firmware was also mentioned, with focus on the faster loading times and giving the ability to swap data between USB drives. It was also mentioned that Virtual Console will launch the day after the update, bringing along some NES and SNES titles. The Wii U panorama view will also be launched at the same time.

Pikmin 3 was also mentioned, with Nintendo introducing a new Winged Pikmin. Apparently this will be bring new abilities to the game. The game was also said to be launching in 'a few months'.

That was it from Iwata, however there was more information for news for Europe such as Map packs for Fire Emblem and a trailer for the upcoming LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (We'll have a review of this for you tomorrow).

An Animal Crossing 3DS system bundle was also announced by Nintendo (you may have saw this leak yesterday). The system looks pretty nice and comes with a custom design and a copy of the game already pre-installed. I'm already tempted to pre-order it.

Finally Zelda Oracle of Ages & Seasons are both coming to 3DS Virtual Console in Europe this May. While a few new titles are also on the way to the Virtual Store - The Starship Damrey, Bugs vs.Tanks! and Attack of the Friday Monsters: Tokyo Tale.

Just when we thought all the announcements where done, Shin Megami Tensei 4 was also announced for Europe, as was a new Professor Layton (Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy) and Bravely Default was also confirmed for later this year.

Development of a new Zelda game was also confirmed, look out for that at the end of the year.

Edited On 17 Apr, 2013

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Never played any Professor Layton would you guys recommed it
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
You forgot Earthbound Joe
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Yeah would recommend the Layton games nice artstyle some tricky brain teasers good for passing some time.
Bindiana 2 years ago
How could anyone forget Earthbound? It was probably the biggest announcement there. Except maybe 2D Zelda. Did they say when the Fire Emblem pack is going up? £2.99 for all that content (including Roy) is a bargain.
Robichoico 2 years ago
Don't give a shit about Mario or any of it's spin offs, but I'm very glad to hear Bravely Default is FINALLY seeing a release outside Japan and SMT4 is coming here as well. Interesting that Square-Enix didn't want to publish it here themselves... seems Nintendo had to really go the extra mile to get it released in English. Guess SE don't have a lot of faith in it's ability to sell in the West. Hard to blame them, but I'll be buying when it's out... whenever that is. Hard to get excited about that new Zelda either. The art style is hideous and tying it to LTTP feels like a cheap nostalgia grab (From Nintendo? Shocking I know). Still, so long as it's full 3D and not another Spirit Tracks I'll give it a chance. Lastly, no SNES VC titles on 3DS? Bullshit.
PrometheusFan 2 years ago
I'm not joking about this but when Mother 2 was mentioned I literally jumped out of my seat (Dog gave me some funny looks)
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Hope Sony are watching this. The only way to combat Earthbound being reissued is to reissue Suikoden 2
Robichoico 2 years ago
Ok I'm going to give Layton a try so what is the list of games, first to last
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Curious Village, Lost Future , Spectres Call, Then miracle mask I think
Bindiana 2 years ago
Why should Sony give a shit about "combating Nintendo"?
Hymeleon 2 years ago
Thanks
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Robichoico isnt Suikoden owned by Konami so not straight forward but I am sure the US PSn got the first one but we didnt
Bindiana 2 years ago
It just had to be on back-order didn't it
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Just go for the most expensive Saiyan to the least, I found out that's what happened hwen I went looking for the first game <_< Still need to get around to them.
DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
Japan got some extra stuff it seems too. - Goodbye Umihara Kawase, - Digimon World (redigitize) - Games for e-shop including Fire Emblem, Mario Picross, Super Ghosts, Kirby's Superstar Deluxe. - Pikmin 3 out 13/7 (8th August for Americans. Expect it around then for us too)
Robichoico 2 years ago
I remember seeing a few Layton games in my local Asda, so it's save to say where i will be going later on tonight
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
I will pray to the almighty and powerful Arceus for Nintendo to release Re-digitize over here
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Hey ShopTo, I'm in the UK and trying to pre-order the newly revealed Yoshi's Island 3D game, but I just get this unhelpful, odd message: "Sorry, we can't deliver this game to your country" Any ideas...?
DAN 2 years ago
Layton is pretty easy to get. It sold pretty damn well. You can get most of the older ones a tenner a whack. You need to have a 3DS for Miracle Mask however. That is one of the biggest puzzles for some people figuring that one out haha. And Dan. It's been announced but I dont think they've even put it up yet? At least I can't find it.
Robichoico 2 years ago
My Local HMV have the 3DS Miracle Mask game for £15 at the moment.
Bindiana 2 years ago
Lol. That is true Rob
Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
What is 'Bravely Default' all about? I hear a lot of people glad about it coming over, but not a lot on the net in English about it.
H84 2 years ago
Earthbound is trending. Take that Thatcher
Robichoico 2 years ago
Not that excited for Bravely Default given SE's recent track record and the fact that the art style makes characters look like toddlers. Main game for me in all of that has to be Shin Megami Tensei IV. Was worried for a long time we wouldn't be getting it so this is a major relief.
Marc 2 years ago
They have a Yoshi's Island 3DS page [no boxart] up, Robichoico. It's on the last page of the Coming Soon / 3DS. Maybe tt's not fully 'up' yet, though. Just a temp page.
DAN 2 years ago
It's supposed to be more like Final Fantasy V in it's turn based combat and job system. And has been well received in Japan. So you can see why people are excited for it.
Robichoico 2 years ago
Oh, it works now: https://secure.shopto.net/3ds-ds/3ds/3DSYO01-yoshis-island-3ds Tis was my trigger-happy pre-ordering finger's fault, Robichoico! :p [Gonna wait on LLTP2's boxart placeholder to be put up before trying that]
DAN 2 years ago
Another good showing from Nintendo, pretty much something for everyone there, even Captain Herpes, I mean kevin, got a little excited. Couple more games for me to preorder, and looking forward to Luigi U, DK & Mario and Earthbound too. Sadly no news on 3DS Miiverse, thought that would have been announced for definite.
Gloria 2 years ago
Dear Nintendo. I love you and have for as long as I have been gaming. But please stop trying to sell consoles on one character! Mario is getting pretty old now. Stop selling mario to me in the same damn game over and over and over again. Time for a WWE style retirement me thinks. Disappear for a bit, and then every now and then, come out and do what you do best while still allowing newcomers to get their feet in the door!
troublemaker 2 years ago
Haven't you heard, it's the year of Luigi ;)
Gloria 2 years ago
Completely agree to an extent troublemaker. Although won't complain if the games actually hold up and are decent in the end. But to be fair while there were a few Mario games we got Yoshi , Mother, Pikmin, Animal Crossing, Level 5 stuff, Wario, Zelda, Lego, Layton and Shin Megami. Hardly focusing on one series at all lol
Robichoico 2 years ago
True, but he top half of his article has 7 games mentioned, 5 are mario games. Yes, I'm counting Luigi in that count. I would like to see something new. I say the same bout other consoles, but as far as brand exclusivity goes, it just feels like Mario is getting the pointy end of that stick and the poor guy is just looking tired.
troublemaker 2 years ago
Could be worse, could be generic army guy goes to war 57.
Gloria 2 years ago
Maybe I heard in wrong, but during Nintendo Direct Iwata said that Yoshi's Island was a SNES title then it comes to DS. I'm pretty sure I've played it on GBA...
Hymeleon 2 years ago
difference is that it's Mario + Luigi, Mario Party, Mario Golf etc. They're classed as different franchises. Not the same game over and over lol Yoshi Island was on the GBA. But it was a port of the SNES one. Kinda funny that they skipped the DS one when announcing Yarn
Robichoico 2 years ago
Different franchises, yes, but the same tired character being used to sell them. I'm not denying the appeal of mario, but it is time for something new. It could indeed be generic army guy 57, or it could be "we wheel out mario again 44"
troublemaker 2 years ago
I would like to see Nintendo use some of their other IPs myself, Starfox and F-Zero for starters, but at least with Mario you know it's going to be quality.
Gloria 2 years ago
That Animal Crossing 3DS is pretty cute. <3
Gummy 2 years ago
Amazing nintendo direct, can't wait for Bravely Default and SMT 4 (also animal crossing)!
GentleTech 2 years ago
Seems the same people that complain constantly about Gears of War: Judgement being 'tired' or Killzone 4 being 'tired' and complaining about new franchises to Sony/Microsoft, are happy to see Mario over and over again.
DynamiteWhyte 2 years ago
I never said Gears Judgement or Killzone were tired, I said Gears Judgement was a bit of a turd, and that Killzone was generic. ;)
Gloria 2 years ago
Dragon Age Inquisition - PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
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