Valentine’s Day Nintendo Direct Info-Dump
Hey, lovers, I know you’d rather be in bed right now, playing your Nintendo 3DS, but you should get up for a bit and read about the great games being released on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U platforms this year.
- Iwata comes out with a Luigi hat on. Starts talking about Luigi’s history. “THE YEAR OF LUIGI”, since we’re getting plenty of Luigi games.
LUIGI’S MANSION NOTES:
- Miyamoto’s showing up for the first time in a Nintendo Direct to talk Luigi’s Mansion. WHAT, WE NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU?
- Dark Moon footage shown. The game is based around depth, puzzles, and clever uses of the Plotergust.
- Miyamoto tells you not to suck up too much stuff with a real vacuum. It’s official, he thinks we’re idiots.
- “I hope you can immerse yourself as Luigi,” he says. Ohohoh, too late buddy.
- Luigi’s Mansion has multiplayer, with local and online play. You work together to climb a tower and discover treasure.
- Luigi’s Mansion will come out March 24th in the US and March 28th in the UK.
MARIO AND LUIGI:
- A new Mario and Luigi RPG!
- Luigi’s dreams are the main area that Mario battles in.
- Title is “Mario and Luigi: Dream Team”.
- Arriving this Summer.
- Luigi’s not the main character, but he’s one of the main characters.
- Standard Mario Golf game, but developed by Camelot, so it’s gonna be great.
- Coming this summer in the US and UK.
- DLC for the game, with completely new levels, only starring Luigi. This will be called “New Super Luigi U”.
- Coming sometime this year.
- There was no Zelda Miiverse community, so an open, not-game-specific Zelda community so people can get hype for the next two Zelda games.
- Bill Trenen is here to tell you to buy the Fire Emblem DLC packs. I agree, in three weeks it’ll be bumped up to 6$ instead of 4$.
- New packs of DLC, all about gold. It’s all about LOOOOADSAMONEY. Priced the same as the last DLC pack.
- “You may receive a special swapnote from someone close to the game, Fire Emblem” I LOOKED OVER AT MY 3DS…I’M WAITING, BILL.
- Fire Emblem is out now in the US and will be releasing on April 19th in the UK with the 3DS XL bundle the US got previously.
- RELEASE DATE HERE: JUNE 9TH IN THE US AND JUNE 14TH IN THE UK. That’s pretty close to E3….maybe trying to keep you busy during Sony/Microsoft’s conferences?
- Your loan is smaller in this game, since you’re the mayor in this game. Politics makes us all corrupt.
- There’s a street of “model homes” called the Happy Home Showcase that has everyone you’ve spotpassed with.
- Special feature only for North Americans, unconfirmed what it is.
Style Savvy Trendsetters:
- If you for some reason give a crap, Animal Crossing clothes are coming to this game. I had no idea it was out. Give it to me as a Valentine’s gift. It’s what Iwata would want.
- “I could go on and on about Lego City” please Bill, do.
- There will be a 3DS prequel called “The Chase Begins”. It’s set in the same world, but takes place two years earlier.
- The Wii U game is dropping March 18th in the US and March 28th in the UK. The 3DS game will come out April 21st.
- Free DLC coming. Costumes for each character. You’ll see more nudity from the females. How awful.
Wii U Google Streetview:
- Available now, the gamepad can be moved to move the Google camera and lets you see 360 degrees around the area you looked up.
- Will be for free, but only for a limited time.
- Your actions cause the music timing. There’s over fifty stages, including Pokemon centric ones.
- Releasing March 28th, with a demo on the 14th. UK is getting it sometime in March.
Kersploosh (US)/Splash and Crash (UK):
- Play as a stone. Dodge obstacles, don’t get crushed.
- Launching March 7th in US and 28th of February in the UK.
Mario and Donkey Kong:
- Coming soon.
- Not the same Mario vs Donkey Kong game, many different puzzles.
Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger:
- Similar gameplay to the last, action game/tower defense.
- You can recruit new heroes to help you.
- You must also now protect a train in each level.
- Available April 11 in the US, unknown when it’ll come out in UK.
Project X Zone:
- Announced for Europe in the Summer, US Summer as well.
Etrian Odyssey IV:
- Releasing in the UK Spring this year.
New Virtual Console Games:
- Harvest Moon GBC and Legend of the River King “coming soon”.
Buy one/get one free:
- Buy Luigi’s Mansion or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and a 3DS XL and get one free game on this list: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Star Fox 64 3D, or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive.
- The following games are going on sale: BIT.TRIP SAGA, Crashmo, Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword, Ketzal’s Corridors, Fractured Soul, and Mutant Mudds.
Reminder: ZombiU Wii U bundle on Feb 17th in the US. Includes Wii U, ZombiU, pro controller, and art book.
Bit Trip Runner 2 is coming out this month.
Zen Pinball 2 is releasing this month as well. Free download, with paid DLC new tables.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate:
- March 5th in the US, March 8th in the UK.
- Demo releasing Feb 28th.
Code of Princess:
- Releasing in Europe this Spring.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon:
- Releasing in US March 24th, Europe May 17th.
Need for Speed Most Wanted U:
- Coming March 19th US, March 21st UK.
- Fully featured exclusive NfS game, “the definitive version of the title”.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate:
- Launching on Wii U and 3DS simultaneously on March 19th in the US and March 22nd UK
- You can transfer progress between both versions of the game.
- The Circle Pad will be coming to the UK for this game.
- There will also be bundles with the Wii U and 3DS with these games.
- Demo on both platforms on Feb 21st.
Toki Tori 2:
- Coming soon.
- Has a level editor.
- Will support off screen play.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
- Releases March 26th US, March 29th UK.
Injustice: Gods Among Us:
- April 16th US, April 19th UK.
- There will be a “Quick Moves list” on the gamepad. Hoo boy.
- Runs at 60 fps and will have all the DLC.
- Will launch on Wii U in June in US, no outside area announcements made.
- Original playset will include Sully, Capt. Jack, and Mr. Incredible.
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D:
- Remake of the Retro developed platformer. Coming this summer.
- THAT GAME CAME OUT WHAT, TWO YEARS AGO? JESUS CHRIST NINTENDO.
All in all a great Nintendo Direct. #YEAROFLUIGI2013