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Nintendo Direct News Roundup

/ Apr 18th, 2013 No Comments

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Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct to announce details on upcoming games and features of their consoles. The presentation centered on the 3DS handheld console but also contained news of the Wii U.

During the presentation, new games, release dates and console features were announced. Gaming Illustrated has coverage of all the information coming from the presentation. Here’s a rundown of Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct complete with links for more information.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past sequel was announced for a release on the 3DS. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons are also coming to the 3DS with a release scheduled for May 30.

- Yoshi’s Island 3D and Mario Party are coming to the 3DS.

Mario & Luigi Dream Team will release Aug. 11.

Mario vs Donkey Kong is coming in May. Mario & Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move will release May 9.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is set to release May 24.

Game & Wario is scheduled to be available June 23.

Animal Crossing and a limited edition version of the 3DS XL will be available June 9.

– The Wii U Spring Update is coming next week. It adds the Wii U Virtual Console, which will include Earthbound.

Pikmin 3 is set to release Aug. 4.

Japanese games such as Bravely Default: Flying Fair and Guild02 along with the latest Professor Layton game are heading west.

For full information, click on the above links.

 

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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