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Nintendo Direct – 01.04.2015

Late last night Nintendo broadcast another of their Nintendo Direct streams, detailing loads and loads of news regarding updates to existing games, updates to games in development as well as some new titles.

I won’t go into too much detail, as I’d not want to deprive you of watching the broadcast yourselves, which I’ve embedded below, but will highlight some key points, this Nintendo Direct is definitely worth watching boys and girls!

 

Super Smash Bros (Wii U, 3DS)

  • Mewtwo DLC
    • Paid download will be available on the 28th of April at £3.49 per system or £4.49 for both.
    • If you brought and registered both Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, Mewtwo will be free to download via code distributed on the 15th of April
  • Lucas DLC, from Smash Bros Brawl on Wii and originally from the Earthbound Series will be available in June.
  • Software Update – 1.0.6
    • Adds ability to purchase DLC
    • Adjusts game balance
    • Adds ability to share Screen Shots, Replays, Mii Fighters and Customer Stages (Wii U)
  • Smash Bros Fighter Ballot – Vote for what Nintendo characters you would like to see included as DLC in the future. (https://cp.nintendo.co.jp/en-uk/)

Amiibos.

  • Greninja and Jigglypuff available 29th of May
  • Zero Suit Samus, Palutema, Dark Pit and Ganondorf available in June
  • Olimar, Dr Mario and Bowser Jr available in July.
  • DLC characters WILL have their own Amiibos in the future.

Amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights.

  • New Title, free to download in May on Wii U
  • Scanning an Amiibo will give you a random 3 minute highlight ‘demo’ from that characters game history.

Mario Maker

  • Celebrating the 30th anniversary since the release of Super Mario Bros. on NES.
  • Available September 2015.

Yoshi’s Wooly World (Wii U)

  • Available June 26th
  • Will feature Classic Mode and Mellow Mode – catered for the more ‘casual’ gamer.
  • Wooly Yoshi Amiibos coming in 3 colours – actually made of wool!
  • There will be an Amiibo bundle featuring the Green wooly Yoshi Amiibo and the game.

Splatoon (Wii U)

  • Available May 29th.
  • Features:
    • Single Player Campaign
    • 4v4 Ranked Battle Modes.
    • Battle Dojo – 1v1 Balloon Fights.
  • 3 Splatoon Amiibos will be released, the male and female characters will be available to buy at game launch, scanning them will give you exclusive missions which will reward gear and weapons that will only be available via Amiibo.
  • 3rd ‘Squid’ Amiibo will only be available in a special edition bundle with the game.

Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U)

  • New Wii U title.
  • Available on the 9th of April on Nintendo eShop.
  • It is a 2D ‘space flight simulator’ (for want of a better term)
  • Cockpit controls via the Wii U Gamepad’s touchscreen.

Swords and Soldiers 2

  • Available on the 21st of May

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Mario Kart DS
  • Warioware Touched (DS)
  • Mario 64
  • Donkey Kong 64
    • All available at £8.99 each or buy 3 get 1 free now
  • Pandoras Tower (Wii)
    • Available on 16th April
  • Sin & Punishment
    • Available on 30th April

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

  • Trailer shown
  • No release date given.

Project Zero

  • Trailer shown
  • Available later this year.

Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (3DS)

  • Available May 2015 on Nintendo eShop
  • Supports C-Stick on New 3DS consoles
  • Includes Local or Online 4 player co-op gaming

Azure Striker: Gunvolt

  • Available now on Nintendo eShop
  • Includes previous version of game if you buy soon.

Boxboy

  • New title from creators of the Kirby series.
  • Available on the Nintendo eShop now.

Pokemon Rumble World

  • Available on the 8th of April
  • Free, but includes microtransactions to buy in game currency.

Street Pass Mii Plaza

  • Two new Plaza games:
    • Street Pass Fishing: Street Passing people will give you different baits to catch lots of different fish. £4.49
    • Street Pass Zombies: Action game where Street Passing people will give you different weapons to slay zombies! £4.49
  • Street Pass Mii Plaza Premium. Adds a VIP room for Miis and Special Visitors as well as other new functionality. £4.49
  • All available on the 16th of April

Puzzle & Dragon Z (3DS)

  • Comes bundled with Puzzle & Dragon Super Mario Edition
  • Available on the 8th of May

Codename S.T.E.A.M

  • New online game modes shown.
  • Available on the 15th of May. (Demo already available)

Fire Emblem (Working Title) (3DS)

  • New Title.
  • Trailer Shown.
  • Available sometime in 2016.

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer (3DS)

  • New Title
  • Features Amiibo Cards of different Animal Crossing Characters
  • Available Autumn 2015

NFC Reader for 3DS

  • Available autumn 2015.
  • Will allow any 3DS or 2DS console to read Amiibos (New 3DS already can)

Mario Kart 8

  • Trailer for DLC Pack 2 Shown.
    • New Characters: Isabell, Villager and Dry Bowser
    • 4 New Karts
    • 8 new Courses
    • Date moved forward to the 23rd of April
    • £7.
  • More Amiibo Suits coming.
  • Free software update on 23rd April will bring 200cc races for those wanting an even more difficult challenge.

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