Nintendo Direct details
Nintendo's latest Direct has revealed some more information on upcoming releases, and you can see it here...
Below you'll find the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, and we've summarised some of the highlights for you here.
New Sega title, Sonic: Lost world will launch for Wii U on October 18th, and brings the Super Mario Galaxy-style play to the Sega mascot, along with his own indomitable speed and attitude. A 3DS version of the game will also launch on the same date, and both versions can interact with each other, enabling trading of user created remote control vehicles, which can be used in the main Wii U game.
Rayman Legends for Wii U will span five worlds and continues the award-winning play seen in Rayman Origins. Multiplayer will take centre stage once again, and it'll make full use of the gamepad's touch screen and motion control. Players using the gamepad will be able to manipulate the world, and up to five players can participate at any one time. Solo play supports off-TV mode. Various other game modes will be included, such as football-themed challenges, invasion mode and online functions. Rayman Origins levels will also be unlocked, and Rayman can access Mario and Luigi costumes. The game will be released on Wii U on August 29 in Europe.
Art Academy, the exclusive eShop-only download was previously announced at E3, will arrive on the eShop on August 9 and gives social scribblers access to more powerful drawing tools.
Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS will span two different worlds. Like it's predecessor, A Link to the Past on the SNES, it'll feature a world-hopping dynamic seeing link travel from a reproduction of the world seen in the SNES classic to 'another world', a shadowy version of Hyrule. It's suggested that a new, darker Triforce will exist in this world.
Locations resemble those from A Link to the Past, but challenges and dungeons are all new, and the paper-link ability will feature heavily. The story takes place after the events seen in the SNES release, with a totally new Link. An exact release date is still to be announced, but it will arrive sometime in November.
Zelda: Wind Waker HD is the touched-up version of the GameCube classic sporting new HD visuals. Some gameplay mechanics have been tweaked too, and social elements have been included. It'll be available for Wii U on October 4.
The year of Luigi continues with the confirmation of his inclusion in the next Smash Bros.
Animal Crossing New Leaf for 3DS will now benefit from the new online community hub on Miiverse. An Animal Crossing-themed Plaza will allow fans to easily communicate and share images. This is free to download now. Also, existing Animal Crossing New Leaf owners can gift a free copy of the game to a friend from August 7 to September 7. More details can be found on the Nintendo website.
Pokémon Rumble U is coming on August 15 via the eShop. It's faced-paced action involving toy Pokémon, with special methods required to unlock some of the games 600+ creatures.
KORG M01D will be eShop software that allows WII U owners to create impressive MIDI tracks using the iconic keyboard, and it'll be available in the autumn.
Steam World Dig is a new title set in a robotic, steampunk wild-west world. It's an action platformer with elements of classic title, Dig Dug. It's available now.
Super Mario Bros. 2 is now available for the 3DS, and can be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop. A selection of other 3DS eShop games are also shown in the presentation.
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy has a confirmed launch date of November 8, but that's not all from the professional puzzle solver. It's been announced that Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright will arrive in Europe in 2014. The crossover mixes Layton's Puzzle solving with Wright's courtroom antics as they team up to solve a tricky mystery.
That just about covers the latest Nintendo Direct, and you can watch the full presentation below.
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