The main focus of the Nintendo Direct was the New Nintendo 3DS (jeez, that name) which will be coming to North America and Europe on February 13th along with Monster Hunter 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. We’ll also be getting some bundles featuring some pretty spiffy-looking Monster Hunter and Majora’s Mask-themed New 3DSes. Just check out this sexiness…
Following on the heels of the launch of the New 3DS Nintendo’s quirky looking new strategy IP Code Name: STEAM hits shelves March 13th, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will arrive on April 2nd.
Nintendo also announced an all new Fire Emblem game that looks very much like the excellent Fire Emblem: Awakening, as well as a new indie-developed multiplayer shooter for 3DS called Ironfall: Invasion.
It wasn’t all 3DS related news though. Nintendo also dropped some Wii U release dates and trailers, which you can check out on the next page.
First off, in a somewhat strange (but very Nintendo) move, the company is going to start re-releasing downloadable versions of Wii games for the Wii U for 20 bucks. I’m not sure if they’ve been cleaned up at all or bumped up to HD, but I have my doubts. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is available now, and Punch-Out!! and Metroid Prime Trilogy are on the way.
Nintendo’s achingly adorable new clay Kirby game, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is coming February 20th. Here’s a new trailer to rot your teeth.
The wacky, but promising new IP, Splatoon arrives sometime in May. Nintendo gave us a look at the game’s central hub world in a new trailer.
Finally, Xenoblade Chronicles X is coming out, uh, sometime in 2015. Come on Nintendo, get a date on this thing, because I need it now.
Oh, and there’s also another damn Mario Party coming out sometime soon, buuuut you don’t really care about that, do you?
Well, it definitely looks like the 3DS is getting a nice shot in the arm this year, and the Wii U schedule is thankfully looking a bit less barren than it has in the past. What do you folks think? How’s the Nintendo’s first half of 2015 looking to you?