Nintendo Direct Wrap Up – April 17th

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If you were watching that Nintendo Direct video, then you know already the hum-dinger news that was talked about.  If you didn’t get to view it in person, allow us to share with you the highlights:

  • Start with possibly the Biggest announcement, a brand new Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo 3DS that takes place in the same world as Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.  The new game will be in the classic over head view of hand held Zelda titles, but will still use elements in the game to add a sense of depth and height.  While the game takes place in the same world, it is a completely new story and will feature completely new dungeons.  Link will also have the ability to “transform into a drawing” and move along walls, which will be key to solving many of the game’s puzzles.  Nintendo is aiming for a Holiday 2013 release of this new title. A 3D video should be available in the next hours/day or two to give you a sense of what the game feels like with the 3DS 3D
  • Continuing along the Legend of Zelda train, classic GBC games Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons will be available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop May 30th.  The games will feature their iconic password system to continue the adventure from one game to another.
  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 will be releasing July 16th, and all release copies of the game will come with a music cd, strategy guide and a collectors slip case
  • Three of the four Guild02 games will indeed be localized for the Nintendo 3DS eShop, as previously reported.  The games are The Starship Damrey, a suspense adventure game that gives the player no tutorial or objectives, Bugs vs Tanks, a game by Keiji Inafune where you control tanks that fight bugs, and Attack of the Friday Monsters by Kaz Ayabe, where the main character lives in a town where the monsters from old school japanese giant monster films come to life every friday
  • Both Bravely Default: Flying Fairy and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will be localized and released sometime in 2014, Professor Layton will see an EU release sometime this year
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf will release June 9th and will be released along side a special edition 3DSXL with the game pre-installed for $219.99
  • Wii U Virtual Console will be released next week in North America, and by the end of the year both NA and EU Wii U Virtual Consoles will see the release of Earthbound, or Mother 2 for you hardcore fans
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will be out July 12th in the EU and August 11th in NA
  • A new Mario Party will be released for 3DS sometime this winter
  • the New Super Luigi U DLC for New Super Mario Bros U will be released this summer
  • Game & Wario will be in stores and on the nintendo eShop June 23rd
  • A brand new Yoshis Island title will be released on the Nintendo 3DS sometime in the future
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