Nintendo of America and Nintendo UK have announced that a new segment of Nintendo Direct will be shown for each respective region on Friday, May 17th. This presentation of Nintendo’s popular video stream plans to showcase Wii U and 3DS games heading our way throughout Spring/Summer this year. As E3 looms ever so close, this should be Nintendo’s last Direct presentation before the gigantic gaming event commences so stay tuned and be sure to watch from 7AM PST/ 3PM GMT! Click here to redirect to where the presentation will be held!
Here’s the first footage straight from the Japanese eShop showing a new addition to Nintendo’s 3D classics list. This time it’s the original Sega title, Sonic the Hedgehog, so feel free to share all that nostalgia!
Prima’s official guide for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has officially revealed the names for World 9 of the game which happens to be a sample of exclusive content included in this 3DS edition. There are nine levels in this particular world; eight are mentioned below while the ninth is known to be the original ‘Golden Temple’ stage from the Wii version and does hold onto its identical design.
- 9-1 Crushin’ Columns
- 9-2 Gushin’ Geysers
- 9-3 Spiky Surprise
- 9-4 Mischievous Moles
- 9-5 Topsy Turvy
- 9-6 Tar Ball Fall
- 9-7 Robo Factory
- 9-8 Lavawheel Volcano
Pokemon X and Y will release globally for the first time in October and Nintendo of America has been so kind as to upload all-new footage from the hyped up 3DS titles. First glimpses of your trainer riding a Gogoat (the brand new Pokemon transportation) plus more graphically enhanced battle footage is showcased. Be sure to take a look at the game mechanic evolution of Pokemon!
The Pokemon community is crazily dreaming up ideas for the series’ upcoming 3DS titles, X and Y, yet a certain ‘genuine’ source believes he’s got the insight into what we can expect from the hyped up games. Apparently, the new Eevee evolution, Sylveon, will be classified as a new Fairy-type Pokemon and will be immune to Dragon-types but weak against Poison and Steel-types. You can read all the details below but take all this info as a grain of salt for now until official word is announced.
- Fairy will be a new type. It is weak to Poison and Steel, immune to Dragon, super effective against Dragon, Dark, and Fighting, and Fire and Psychic-type Pokemon take half damage from it.
- Sylveon is Fairy-type. Some older Pokemon will be reclassified to Fairy, such as Mawile (Steel/Fairy).
- Mewtwo has two new formes, not just one. Both are activated via items.
- The professor’s English name is Patrice.
- The Starter final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Fighting, and Water/Dark.
- The first Gym is Bug, the second is Fairy, and the fourth is Fighting.
- A few attacks will be dual-typed.
- There will be a new type of battling style that Flying-type Pokemon and Pokemon with Levitate can participate in.
- You will be able to see a Pokemon’s EVs at a certain in-game facility. You will be able to boost the EVs through mini-games. It will take about two hours to get one stat to max EVs.
Legend of Zelda 3DS was only announced a day or so ago and today the press had the opportunity to try out the game for themselves. You can view the video above as Link explores, possibly, one of the earlier dungeons in the title. What are your thoughts regarding Zelda 3DS?
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team is the latest title in the humourous RPG series and 22 minutes of direct-feed audio footage has been uploaded thanks to the prowess of Nintendomination! Mario and Luigi: Dream Team will be available for 3DS on July 12th in Europe and August 11th in North America.
Last night’s Nintendo Direct segment has revealed that Mario and Luigi: Dream Team will be releasing on July 12th in Europe and August 11th in North America. The title promises humour, action, and sleeping Luigi antics as Mario and Luigi head into the latter’s dreams for one wild and whacky adventure!
A new Mario Party title, tentatively known as Mario Party 3DS, is planned to be released this winter in North America and will showcase 81 new minigames as well as 7 uniquely-ruled boards. Traditional gameplay is confirmed unlike the different mobility system utilised in Mario Party 9 meaning players move around on their own and choose their own paths around the board. AR cards also confirmed for the latest addition to the Mario Party series.
Last night’s Nintendo Direct presentation brought plenty of details centred on exciting new titles for 3DS and the most exciting announcement has to be the revealing of a new Zelda title for the popular handheld. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2 will feature a top-down viewpoint, a magic/stamina meter, the same overworld from the SNES classic, and has been confirmed as a sequel to a Link to the Past. A Link to the Past 2 will be out in time for 2013′s Holiday season. What do you think of this latest Legend of Zelda announcement?