Nintendo Direct 03.03.16 Overview

As usual during an event we were found on Twitter, tweeting all the news at it happened. Were those leaks true? Yes, they were, and there was more cool stuff besides, such as the Fire Emblem Fates Europe release date! Here’s everything that happened, but first links to our in-depth coverage:


Nintendo Direct Leaks
SNES Games on New Nintendo 3DS
Monster Hunter Generations Announcement (Monster Hunter X)
Fire Emblem Fates EU Release Date & Special Editions Announced
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The need to knows:
– Star Fox Guard is a thing and Slippy’s Uncle Grippy is in it
– There will be a First Print Edition of Star Fox Zero that comes bundled with Star Fox Guard
– Splatoon is due 2 more big updates this year
– Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games adds Rugby 7s and Rhythmic Gymnastics
– Super Mario Maker will add Skewer enemies/traps, and key mechanics: keys, key doors, key coins
– There will be a new Super Expert Mode where you can unlock more mystery mushroom costumes
– Super Mario Maker Bookmark site is being expanded
– Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (AKA SMTxFE) still exists and still looks insane


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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE


– Lost Reavers still exists and will have an Open Beta shortly before launch
– Paper Mario Color Splash announced for 2016, full new Paper Mario game
– My Nintendo loyalty programme, Club Nintendo’s replacement, announced. Will link with Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone apps. Pre-registration open
– Mini-Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge announced, a free to download game you play using scanned Amiibo characters
– Series 4 Animal Crossing Amiibo announced for a June release
– Azure Strike Gunvolt 2 coming Summer 2016
– Hyrule Warriors Legends will arrive with a purchaseable Season Pass, for 4 packs across 2016. Immediate access to a Ganodorf costume on purchase
– Medli from Wind Waker is coming as a free download on both Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends


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UK Release Schedule


– SNES games on New Nintendo 3DS announced
– Monster Hunter Generations announced, with Marth from Fire Emblem armour set, and a bonus for those with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate save data on their 3DS
– Nintendo really want you to love Metroid Prime: Federation Force, and marched Tanabe on stage to promise to you personally that it will be great. It looked a lot better than its announcement
– Rhythm Heaven Megamix annouced for 3DS, incorparting some of the best minigames from the series along with new ones into one new game, and will include minigames from the Japanese-exclusive Game Boy Advance original
– Kirby Planet Robobot announced, having mechs alongside new copy abilities
– Kirby series Amiibo announced: Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Waddle Dee
– Fire Emblem Fates’ Europe release date announced as 20th May, alongside Special Edition version of the game with all editions and bonuses, and a special edition Fire Emblem Fates N3DS

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