Live Blog: Nintendo 3DS Direct 04.17.2013

Join us bright and early on April 17 as we live blog the latest Nintendo Direct presentation!

By Nintendojo Staff. Posted 04/16/2013 22:00 3 Comments     ShareThis

As you may have heard, Nintendo will be airing another edition of its Nintendo Direct broadcasts tomorrow morning (which fans will be able to stream live at the Big N’s web site). The presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 AM Pacific, 10 AM Eastern Time, and is set to focus primarily on the company’s 3DS handheld.

What will Nintendo be announcing during the broadcast? Your guess is as good as ours, but we’ll be live blogging the event as it unfolds to give you the news as quickly as possible, so join us bright and early tomorrow morning as we witness more potential megatons from our favorite developer!


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That wraps up today’s Nintendo Direct! What did you think of the broadcast?

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Final megaton: new Zelda game for 3DS! Takes place in the same universe as A Link to the Past, featuring an original storyline, new dungeons, and classic top-down gameplay. Link can also become a drawing and move across walls. A 3D video of the game will be released on the eShop soon, and the title will be hitting stores this holiday season.

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Level-5′s Guild02 titles, Bugs vs. Tanks, The Starship Damery, and Attack of the Friday Monsters, announced for US release. Each will be hitting the eShop individually soon.

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Also confirmed: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy! Nintendo will be partnering with Square Enix to publish the title in North America in 2014.

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Special Animal Crossing: New Leaf bundle confirmed for North America. Nintendo also confirms The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be hitting the eShop on May 30.

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LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins launching on April 21. Features the same open-world gameplay of the Wii U title, but adapted for a portable experience.

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Second megaton: Iwata announces EarthBound will be released on Virtual Console this year! Finally!

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Now for some new information on Pikmin 3. Iwata reveals the new, creepy-looking Winged Pikmin, which can flutter around the environment. Iwata reconfirms that Pikmin 3 will be launching in a “few months.”

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First megaton of the day: third installment of Yoshi’s Island coming to 3DS! Features many of the series’ hallmarks like Yoshi’s flutter jump, and a new rendered art style.

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Apologies for the delay, everyone– we’re currently experiencing server troubles. Iwata announces Donkey Kong Country 3D will be hitting 3DS this May. Features eight new levels and an easier difficulty for less experienced players.

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Next Iwata discusses New Super Luigi U. The downloadable add-on replaces each of the game’s courses with a completely new one. Will also take advantage of Luigi’s special abilities, like his improved jumps. Coming to the eShop this summer.

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Iwata announces a new Mario Party game for 3DS. Coming later this year, and will feature seven game boards with their own unique gameplay hooks.

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Iwata moves on to Mario Golf: World Tour. Confirms online play against others around the world. Also uses the community feature from Mario Kart 7, which allows you to recruit “like-minded” players to play in your own customized tournaments.

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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will be released on August 11.

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And here we go! Iwata kicks off the presentation with more details on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The game takes place on Pillow Island, where Princess Peach is mysteriously pulled into the dream world.

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Less than an hour to go until the broadcast begins! Is your body ready?

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