If you couldn’t convince yourself to wake up early to catch the Nintendo Direct presentations this morning, or if you didn’t have the time and patience to watch them all, don’t worry, we’ve collected all the vital info for you here.
We’ll post more media from the presentations throughout the day, so as usual, keep an eye on the site.
Critically acclaimed Wii RPG The Last Story:
- Coming to North America!
- Published by our soulmates at Xseed
Dillon’s Rolling Western:
- Available on the eShop… Today!
- Price at ten frickin’ dollars
- Developed by Vanpool (Tingle RPG team)
Mario Tennis Open:
- Local download play for up to four players
- Online multiplayer and leaderboards
- You can use the 3DS gyro to aim shots
- Releases to U.S. May 20, Europe May 12
Fire Emblem: Awakening:
- Looks like the frickin’ business
- DLC sets offer new maps and episodes
- First DLC will be free for a limited time
- Hits Europe this year, no U.S announcemnt
Etrian Odyssey IV:
- Players explore areas in an airship
- More details announced last night
New and untitled Brain Training game:
- Focuses on concentration and working memory
- Concentration parts sounds really useful for those who’ve become scatter-brained by our information-overloaded times
- Targets both older users and young students
- Dr. Kawashima’s floating head can turn into a demon with hard challenges, Evil Arino-style
- Releasing in Japan this summer
Other notable items:
- Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii hits North America on April 6 with this alternate boxart
- Namco Bandai, Sega, and Capcom collaborating on a mystery project for 3DS under the Banpresto brand
- Game Gear titles coming to 3DS Virtual Console soon, starting with Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Dragon Crystal, and G.G. Shinobi
- Rune Factory 4 coming to Japan in July
- Soccer game Calciobit ships to stores in Japan this July, featuring online play and leaderboards
- Omiyasoft’s card/board/strategy game Culdcept releases in Japan on July 20 with online support — described as the “real culmination of the series”
- Fatal Frame II’s Wii remake coming to Europe as Project Zero 2: Wii Edition
- Nintendo will be able to send out Swapnotes to people who play certain games
No megatons — which is expected for these presentations — but lots of good news about the 3DS summer slate!