Nintendo Direct took place today and we got plenty of news out of it. So here is our Nintendo Direct round up for January 13.
Things kicked off with Fire Emblem for Nintendo 3DS. It's developed by the same team as Awakening. Intelligent Systems have also got some new staffers on board for the story which will offer games all new choices.
More information is coming in the future.
Next up it was Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, which are coming to 3DS in Europe too. Woo. This series is literally a monster in Japan so it'll be interesting to see how well it is received over here. Both games will come in one package this May.
Pokemon Shuffle was the next game talked about, it's basically a puzzle game which you can play on the 3DS eStore for free this February. It'll include microtransactions, so you can progress through the game quickly.
Starting today, you can download Wii games directly to your WiiU via the eShop. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is first up today. Punch Out is coming Jan 22, while Metroid Prime Trilogy comes Jan 29. Games supporting the Classic Controller can also be played using the Wii U GamePad Controller.
The games will be half price for one week after launch.
Next up we got word on new Amiibo including Robin, Lucina, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario & Ness. The Super Mario series amiibos also launch on March 20 including Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, Toad. The latter of which will be compatible with the Captain Toad game and open up a new hide & seek game mode.
Mario Party 10 was also mentioned. Here you'll be able to use amiibo to unlock themed game pieces and game boards.
In addition, Kirby & the Rainbow Curse releases next month and Kirby, Meta Knight & King Dedede amiibo will unlock new powers.
Namco's Harada-san is making Project Treasure: a Wii U exclusive, free to download 4-player co-op action game, although there was no real information other than, look out for more soon.
Splatoon was talked about next, including information that each player has different weapons/outfits, so you can customise your very own strategy. It's still looking great of course and will be released this May. We can't wait to get our hands on it.
A new New Xenoblade Chronicles X trailer was next up, it's an open world RPG of course and is coming 2015. Other than the trailer though that's all we were told.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong is Nintendo's first Cross-Buy game, so buy the 3DS version and you'll get the Wii U version for free and vice versa. Sounds like a plan.
The New 3DS and New 3DS XL were next up. The New 3DS will be available in White or Black, while the New 3DS XL will be available in Black or Blue. The video mainly explained the differences which we already know about. So what about the release date and price? Well, there was no price, but the release date is February 13.
Three new 3DS games got a mention next in Project Steam and Ace Combat 4, the latter of which supports amiibo by unlocking jets based on the character you place on the system. And lastly, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which will be released next month alongside the New Nintendo 3DS & XL. There will even be a special system as you can see below. A demo will also be released today.
A new game, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D arrives exclusively for New 3DS on 02/04. It seems you won't be able to play it on the old systems, which seems a little harsh.
Another new 3DS XL was announced too for The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask. The game and system will launch on February 13. It looks rather good don't you think?