Nintendo Direct 14.01.15 Round-Up

A new Fire Emblem (working title) for Nintendo 3DS.

 

The new Fire Emblem will feature more important decisions than ever before.

 

No news on Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem (of course).

 

Puzzle & Dragon Z and Puzzle & Dragon Super Mario Bros. Edition will be release on Nintendo 3DS in the EU and NA bundled together into one game.

 

Pokémon Shuffle was announced — a freemium puzzle game for the Nintendo 3DS.

 

Downloadable Wii games will come out on the Wii U, and will be able to be accessed from the Wii U menu.

 

Some classic controller compatible Wii games will be playable with the Wii U GamePad.

 

Downloadable Wii Game release dates: Now: Super Mario Galaxy 2; January 22: DKC Returns; January 29: Metroid Prime Trilogy; “Soon”: Kirby’s Adventure Wii, Pandora’s Tower, Sin & Punishment Star Successor, Punch-Out Wii. £17.99, with half off for the first week.

 

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will use Amiibo. They will give once-a-day power-ups.

 

New Super Smash Bros. Amiibo come out in Spring. Robin, Lucina, Wario, Charizard, Ness, and, most importantly, Pac-Man.

 

The first non-Super Smash Bros. Amiibo set was announced — a Super Mario Bros. set, including Toad for the first time. Duplicate figures will have all the same functionality as their other variants. The remaining Amiibo will be Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser.
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Amiibo will have a big role in Mario Party 10 — in Amiibo Party Mode. Compatible Amiibo become their own game pieces, and each have their own unique boards.

 

To use an Amiibo with Mario Party 10 you must delete its Super Smash Bros. data. This was glossed over and not elaborated on.

 

Splatoon will have a hub world from which you will access the other game modes. This will be in the style of Miiverse plaza, except you can walk around it and access shops. There will be a “militaristic crab” shopkeeper.

 

The specifics of the Hyrule Warriors Majora’s Mask DLC pack was announced. It will include Tingle and Young Link as playable characters, a new Adventure Mode Map, and 3 new costumes.

 

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New Xenoblade Chronicles X video looks as gorgeous as ever.

 

Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be the first game to finally have proper cross-buy between the Wii U and 3DS. The game utilises a “tipping system” that allows users to tip their favourite level creators stars, which they can then use to buy more materials to make levels.

 

Katsuhiro Harada announced a new Wii U exclusive game, Project Treasure (working title), by Bandai Namco. It will be four player and free-to-play, but there no further information was given.

 

They showed off various 3DS download exclusive games, including Citizens of Earth, Gunman Clive 2, more Sega 3D Classics, Etrian Mystery Dungeon, and Story of Season.

 

The New Nintendo 3DS will have “many new games”. It will also have face-tracking, a c-stick, NFC, and better hardware that will improve the system’s overall performance, from speed to battery life. The XL will have auto-brightness.

 

The New Nintendo 3DS will launch February 13th in both the EU and NA.

 

The New Nintendo 3DS’ c-stick will be compatible with Circle Pad Pro games.

 

The New Nintendo 3DS will use micro SD. It will come with a 4Gb Micro SD card.

 

The New Nintendo 3DS will use the same AC adapters as the older 3DS.

 

Codename S.T.E.A.M. will make use of New Nintendo 3DS enhancements, from the c-stick to NFC. Fire Emblem Amiibo will be compatible with the game, where they will join your team, even using their own weapons.

 

Nintendo seem to be aware of Amiibo shortage problems, and suggested they will be addressing the issue.

 

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D footage was shown, but the jury is still out on how it compares to the Wii version.

 

There will be a Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate New Nintendo 3DS console in both the EU and NA.

 

A Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo will release “soon”. It will feature all 14 weapon classes, multiplayer, and an in-depth tutorial for newcomers to the series.

 

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D will feature New Nintendo 3DS enhancements.

 

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D will release February, Friday 13th, the same day as the New Nintendo 3DS. There will be a bundle available for the game and the gorgeous Majora’s Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS system.

 

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