63 posts tagged Nintendo direct
Bike Rider DX 2 Galaxy ⊟
One surprise in last night’s Japanese Nintendo Direct: the announcement of a sequel to Bike Rider DX, the eShop side-scroller by Spicysoft. Bike Rider DX 2… well, it looks nuts. Here’s a bike rider riding bike through some kinda alien clone lab?
It’s out December 18 in Japan. I guess I gotta get in on this Bike Rider DX stuff!
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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy out Feb. 28 ⊟
The good thing about waiting four months after the European release is that there will be lots of good English-language FAQs.
N-not that I need help with puzzles or anything.
A buncha new stuff in Super Mario 3D World ⊟
If you’re worried about Mario “spoilers,” don’t watch this video from Nintendo Direct. For me, though, it’s impossible to “spoil” anything I care about in a Mario game, like the feel of the jumping and the thrill of reaching an impossible secret through meticulous use of available platforms.
But your mileage may vary!
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Nintendo Direct tomorrow morning ⊟
The speed with which our TinyCast ideas become reality is frightening. We haven’t even released the next episode, which we recorded last weekend and predicted an imminent Nintendo Direct, and the company has already announced a presentation for North America at 11AM tomorrow (Europe will receive its own stream at the same time).
While Nintendo says the presentation will focus on 3DS software for early 2014 (e.g. Bravely Default, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, Yoshi’s New Island, Mario Golf: World Tour, Yumi’s Odd Odyssey), I wouldn’t rule out any Wii U news if that’s what you’re into.
I’m just gonna go ahead and mention the games that I’m disappointed Nintendo will not announce: Dragon Quests, Culdcept, Kunio stuff, Game Center CX 3, Tomodachi Collection: New Life, and Yokai Watch.
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Some kind of new Kid Icarus: Uprising content hitting Nintendo Zone ⊟
I don’t know what it is, but there’s SOME kind of Kid Icarus stuff coming to the Nintendo Zone public download stations in North America this October and November, as announced in this morning’s Nintendo Direct. “Additional content for Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Mario 3D Land, as well as special Gold Pants Mii character distributions, will become available later this year,” Nintendo’s follow-up press release notes.
If this is more, like, actual game content for these games, I’m going to scream. In either case, I think our elite Kid Icarus guild, Garfield & Friends, is due to reunite and reassert our dominance over all other would-be Kids Icarus.
Nintendo Direct tomorrow ⊟
It’s that time again – that completely random time that Nintendo picks to show off some stuff. Tomorrow at 10am Eastern, Nintendo of America will host a Nintendo Direct “focused on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games launching later this year.”
Taking Pokémon across multiple generations ⊟
Something really interesting happened in this week’s Pokémon Direct. After discussing the series’ history on Nintendo handhelds, Pokemon X/Y producer Tsunekazu Ishihara, director Junichi Masuda, and Nintendo president Satoru Iwata all take a trip down memory lane, holding an original Game Boy and Red/Green's packaging for what may be the first time in years. They mention that the connectivity of the handheld devices that Pokémon has been played on in the past has been a key part of building the memories that has surrounded the Pokémon series.
Nintendo Direct shenanigans
Some very important things transpired during this morning’s trio of Nintendo Direct streams. None of those important things are in this post. Here’s what we have, though, for those of you who weren’t paying close attention to the presentations or couldn’t watch all of them simultaneously:
- Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata dressed up as a samurai warrior to discuss Nobunaga’s Ambition 3DS
- Isabelle served as a co-host for Nintendo Direct, which she should do for every one of these in the future
- Iwata loves flowers (via @keanerie)
- Nintendo of Europe preseident Satoru Shibata dressed up as Phoenix Wright (via @slimegirl_)
We also met Erik Petersen, who I’m sure has already pushed himself into the star role of several slash fiction stories about Nintendo Treehouse’s male localization staff currently in progress.
Nintendo Direct tomorrow, 10am ET
We’re breaking away from Dragon’s Crown day for a minute and dusting off this pic of Satoru Iwata in a fried shrimp hat. Tomorrow at 7am PT/10am ET, Nintendo of America will host another Nintendo Direct, as will Nintendo of Europe. The presentation will cover “details about previously announced games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.”
So probably not Tomodachi Collection. But man, that shrimp hat.
Updates on StreetPass Relay, Sega 3D Classics
Nintendo’s American and European branches both dropped their own Direct Mini videos today without any warning. Along with announcing Earthbound's Wii U release, we got new videos for upcoming games like The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and various Wii U eShop titles.
We also now know that the StreetPass “Relay” feature is coming in a few weeks. This system allows you to hit up any one of North America’s 29,000+ Nintendo Zone hotspots (at Best Buy, Starbucks, McDonalds, Barnes & Noble, some airports, and other locations), dropping off your StreetPass info while collecting data from the last person who passed by and connected. Basically, you’ll get a lot more opportunities to add new houses to your Happy Home Showcase in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Sega and Europe’s Nintendo Direct Mini broadcast also formally announced that Sega’s awesome lineup of eShop/3D ports for its classic games are coming to the West! Soon, North America and Europe will receive 3DS versions of Altered Beast, Ecco the Dolphin, Galaxy Force II, Shinobi III, Sonic the Hedgehog, Space Harrier, Streets of Rage, and Super Hang-On.
Surprise Nintendo Direct gives us new Chibi Robo and Denpa Men games for eShop
Out of nowhere, Nintendo dropped another one of its Chotto/Mini Direct videos in Japan, this time focused on the 3DS and Wii U eShop. The big item is Chibi-Robo Photography, an AR game that has players taking pictures of real-world objects that match certain outlines. Skip to 08:30 in the video to see it, as it’s a lot more interesting than that simple description. It comes out in Japan… today!
Other notable Chotto Nintendo Direct bits include the Denpa Ningen RPG 3 announcement (with houses for your Denpa Men!), a limited edition Chibi-Robo Wii U for some reason, and new video-streaming and food delivery services in Japan for the Wii U eShop.
Iwata Attorney and Monster Hunter 4 XLs
The highlights from this morning’s Ace Attorney 5 and Monster Hunter 4-centered Nintendo Direct in Japan! As you can probably tell from the limited edition hardware release date, Monster Hunter 4 will ship to Japanese stores on September 14 (with a demo coming out on July 25). You can watch a new trailer for the game below: