Today’s Nintendo Direct presentation has been relatively short, yet we’ve heard a couple of new release dates, and a totally unexpected partnership between Nintendo and SEGA! Read on for our round-up of today’s shenanigans. Continue reading
It’s hard to believe that the only Nintendo-developed titles to arrive on Wii U thus far have been New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land. Thankfully, Game & Wario is set to rectify that in little over a month’s time, with a further selection of first- and third-party titles set to arrive over the spring and summer months. Continue reading
Level-5′s Professor Layton series has been an annual affair, first on DS, and now on Nintendo 3DS, for six years, with the final game in the puzzling prequel trilogy - Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy - arriving later this year.
Will we see the professor return on Nintendo 3DS next year? Unless Level-5 begins work on a new saga, or works with Nintendo to localise Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney, perhaps you’d like to see something a little different from Level-5 – maybe a Layton spin-off series on Wii U?
Sadly, the late 2013 release date for Azran Legacy only applies to Europe, as North American puzzle fans must wait until 2014 for their next Layton fix.
As with the Japanese bundle, it features a white system with small, coloured symbols on the exterior. It also comes with a digital copy of the game pre-installed on the bundled 4GB SD memory card.
Arriving on 9th May in Europe, the puzzle platformer will feature 180 levels in the core download, although it’ll also offer a fully-fledged level editor. Perhaps most excitingly, though, you’ll be able to upload your creations for others to enjoy, while downloading others’ masterpieces – presumably via an in-game store hosting user-generated content – will undoubtedly extend the game’s lifespan immeasurably.
Today, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. will be arriving at retail and via the Nintendo eShop on 12th July.
Mario’s not only taking a back seat to Luigi this year; he’s also taking a seat on Yoshi, as a follow-up to the SNES classic Yoshi’s Island, and its 2006 sequel Yoshi’s Island DS, is set to arrive on Nintendo 3DS.
All of Yoshi’s well-known abilities – such as his flutterjump and ground pound – make a return, although Satoru Iwata promises a selection of new features which take advantage of the 3DS hardware; the first of which being the new game’s aversion to sprite-based graphics.
Nintendo promises further details and a release date in the near future.
While Wii U has a HD remake of Wind Waker, a brand-new Zelda game is heading to Nintendo 3DS this year! Set in the top-down world of A Link to the Past - yet with a brand-new story and dungeons - Nintendo has said that the handheld’s stereoscopic 3D screen will assist players in judging distances between platforms: something that was clearly not possible on the SNES hardware.
Its gimmick sees Link transforming into a paper version of himself, allowing him to stick to walls, and pass through certain objects.
Excited? Before its arrival – presumably during the Christmas period – you can look forward to the Game Boy Color Zelda games Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons arriving on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console service on 30th May
“New Nintendo Direct presents the latest information on Nintendo 3DS”
That’s what the latest press release from Nintendo says. No mention of games, no comment on whether it’ll be specific to Europe, and with no reference at all to the Wii U. Continue reading
Last month, Nintendo showed off a plethora of upcoming first-party Wii U games via a Nintendo Direct presentation. This month, it’s 3DS’s turn in the limelight, as Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata will host a ‘Nintendo 3DS Direct’ presentation tomorrow – 14th February, at 2pm UK time – keeping us updated on upcoming first- and third-party titles for the three-dimensional handheld. Continue reading