Friday, August 29, 2014
Nintendo Direct (1/10/2013) Roundup: A Link Between Worlds, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World

Nintendo Direct (1/10/2013) Roundup: A Link Between Worlds, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze delayed, new Kirby game for 3DS.

And here we are, after another Nintendo Direct. What did it reveal though? We’ve rounded up the news for you.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The new Zelda game for the 3DS will stop requiring players to acquire an item and proceed in a linear fashion; instead, it lets players do them in every order they want.

The items required for dungeons (and generally game areas) will be rented or bought early in the game at a shop, run by Ravio. Ready to explore Hyrule, more than ever, when it launches in November 22.

Pikmin 3

A free Pikmin 3 title update improves the Global Ranking features and includes deeper Mission Mode functionality. Also, it will include one free add-on mission.

New missions will be available at the eShop later, with Nintendo introducing the first, the Collect Treasure stage pack. Go download the update now!
Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World releases on Wii U on November 29, at long last. Europe is getting it in December, though I suspect the early days of it.

Super Mario 3D World features a laundry list of new power-ups, like a cat transformation for example. Mario, Luigi, Toad and Peach are all up for co-op play, too.

Two new Wii Remote Plus designs will be released on November 8; one red based on Mario and one green based on Luigi.

New Super Smash Bros

This one was swift; the blue blur, Sonic the Hedgehog, is returning to Smash Bros’ arena. No further details were given, though

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong’s Wii U outing has been delayed into February 2014, for additional polish and work on it. Can’t really complain when this is the reason though, can we? Until then, we’ll have Sonic Lost World, Super Mario 3D Land, and more games to tide us over.

New Kirby 3DS game

Lastly, Nintendo showed gameplay of a new Kirby game, with typical 2D and back-to-foreground gameplay. We’re waiting for more on it.

So, what do you like from this Nintendo Direct? I know that my Wii U is secretly smiling and crying at the same time; there’s now a probability it will start spitting flames from the consecutive play hours.

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