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Nintendo Direct 4/17/2013

Posted on April 17, 2013 AT 09:46am

A new Nintendo Direct, showing off what’s to come for the 3DS and Wii U, was streamed live this morning at 7AM PT. You can view it below, but here are the major highlights:

    • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will once more build on the cooperation between the plumber brothers. It will be available 8/11/2013
    • Mario Golf: World Tour will feature online tournies and communities, similar in style to MK7′s online play.
    • A new Mario Party game is coming to the 3DS
    • A new update to New Super Mario Bros. U, titled New Super Luigi U, has the players play through all 82 levels sof NSMBU as Lugi.
    • The 3DS remake of Donkey Kong Country Returns, titled Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, will feature new modes, extra items, and is fully optimized for portable play. No word yet on a release date.
    • A new Yoshie’s Island game has been announced for the 3DS. Title and release date unknown.
    • Another entry in the Mario and Donkey Kong series, titled Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move will be available in the 3DS eShop 5/9/2013
    • Wii U VC titles coming to North America later this year, including Earthbound, for the first time in nearly 20 years.
    • Pikmin 3 will feature “Winged Pikmin” and be released 8/4/2013
    • New footage of the Wii U title Game & Wario shown, release date 6/23/2013
    • Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL bundle to be released on same day as ACNL.
    • The Legend Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are both coming to 3DS VC 5/30/2013
    • A new 3DS game straight out Japan, titled Bravery Default is coming stateside in 2014
    • The next Professor Layton game, Professor Layton and Arzan Legacy, is coming to North America in 2014
    • Critically acclaimed LEVEL-5 has teamed up with fellow Japanese devs to bring 3 new downloadable titles to the 3DS eShop, The Starship Damrey, Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale, and Bugs Vs Tanks
    • Shin Megami Tensei IV coming stateside this summer
    • A new Zelda game, set in the same time as A Link to the Past, will be coming to the 3DS later this year

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