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Nintendo Direct US Roundup

Nintendo detailed major announcements for its Wii U home console and Nintendo 3DS portable system in the first Nintendo Direct of 2014. Launch dates and details for multiple games were revealed, including new characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. Nintendo also announced specifics about the addition of Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U Virtual Console service. NES Remix 2 is also on the way, complete with a Luigi-themed surprise. And a pair of games coming to the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS – Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball – demonstrate unique new ways for players to acquire add-on content. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.

Wii U News

  • Mario Kart 8For the first time ever in any game, all of Bowser’s seven Koopalings are playable characters. Players with a taste for being bad can get ready to challenge gravity on the race track with Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy. The game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on May 30.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: Little Mac, the hero of the Punch-Out!! boxing games, will make his first appearance as a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game. The game will launch in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014.
  • Game Boy Advance Games: Portable classics will start making their way to the Wii U Virtual Console in April, starting with fan favorites such as Metroid FusionMario & Luigi: Superstar Sagaand Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3. Additional games will follow every month.
  • Bayonetta 2: A new trailer for the title from Platinum Games showed off some new game features. The game is scheduled to launch later this year.
  • New game-play footage was shown for the in-development title from MONOLITH SOFT INC. The game’s battle system is based on Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii. Additional updates will be announced in the future.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • NES Remix 2: This second installment of the mashup of classic Nintendo games features challenges from later NES games likeSuper Mario Bros. 3Kirby’s Adventure and Metroid. Just like NES Remix, the sequel includes stages from the original games with new challenges, as well as modified stages that introduce new elements. The game is scheduled to be available April 25 for $14.99. Best of all, players can unlock a free bonus game:
    • Super Luigi Bros.: This is a full game based on a challenge from NES Remix. It contains all the levels from the original Super Mario Bros. game, only now it stars Luigi and requires players to navigate familiar levels in an unheard-of way – by running to the left! The game even incorporates Luigi’s signature high jump. It’s a fun new spin on a classic game.
  • Child of Light: In this RPG from Ubisoft, players take on the role of young Princess Aurora, who is on a quest to retrieve three sources of light from the evil queen. She must fight monsters and solve puzzles to progress. She is assisted by her firefly companion Igniculous, who can heal party members during battles and write messages in light to interact with other players. The game is scheduled to launch April 30 for $14.99.

Nintendo 3DS News

  • Yoshi’s New Island: Yoshi gets to bash and thrash his environment by throwing around Mega Eggdozers and Metal Eggdozers. Yoshi also can transform into a variety of objects, such as a jackhammer or a submarine, both of which can be manipulated using the Nintendo 3DS gyro controls. A certain type of star even transforms him into Super Yoshi, giving him the ability to fly through the sky or run along walls and ceilings. Players who are having trouble completing a level might see the appearance of Flutter Wings, which let Yoshi fly through the air.Yoshi’s New Island is scheduled to launch March 14 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Mario Golf: World Tour: In addition to previously announced multiplayer features, the game will also include the Castle Club, a single-player clubhouse area that offers a variety of areas to help players hone their skills. The Castle Club includes golf courses, tournaments, training areas, shops, locker rooms and a café. A training area lets them focus on specific aspects of their game, such as putting. Players can customize their Mii characters using items sold at the shop, including clubs, golf balls and clothing. Different combinations of gear can affect a player’s performance. Mario Golf: World Tour is scheduled to launch May 2 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe: Kirby has always had the power to inhale his enemies and take on their abilities. Each copy ability can let him do a variety of actions and moves, depending on which buttons are pressed. The game includes a huge number of collectibles for players to find, from hidden 8-bit keychains to Sun Stones. The game takes advantage of the StreetPass feature to deliver better items to players. Kirby: Triple Deluxe is scheduled to launch May 2 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy: The game includes the series’ famous mind-bending puzzles as well as collectible items and scavenger hunts that can be shared via StreetPass. The game launches Feb. 28 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunt alongside friends online in the most dynamic Monster Hunter game ever. Capcom’s action RPG is coming to North America in early 2015 with more content and options than ever before.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Steel Diver: Sub Wars: AVAILABLE NOW! This strategic first-person shooter is the successor to Steel Diver. It features more tactical action game play than typical shooters, as players are asked to navigate heavy-duty submarines while staying one step ahead of their enemies. People can compete in local four-on-four team sub battles and go online to battle submariners from around the world (as long as each person downloads the game for him- or herself). A free version that features two basic submarines, the beginning of the single-player mission mode and multiplayer features is now available for download. An upgrade to the full Premium version of the game is also available for purchase within the in-game menu for $9.99.
  • INAZUMA ELEVEN: AVAILABLE NOW! In this soccer-themed RPG, players help their team go from underdogs to champions by training, learning new skills and recruiting the best players around. High-tension soccer battles require players to marshal all their teammates’ special moves, from flaming tornado kicks to mind-bending acrobatics. The INAZUMA ELEVEN franchise has passionate fans in Japan and Europe, and it makes its North American debut today. The game is now available for download for $19.99.
  • Pokémon Battle Trozei: This fast-paced Pokémon puzzle game has players matching Pokémon to clear them while battling and collecting other Pokémon. The game includes every single known Pokémon – more than 700 of them – from Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue toPokémon X and Pokémon Y. Caught Pokémon can be used by players during battles to help them and will even grow in strength and inflict greater damage the more they are used. The game also features four-player co-op play, and is scheduled to be available March 20 for $7.99.
  • Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball: Ex-pro baseball player and dog Rusty Slugger owns a sports shack. He’s broke with 10 puppies to feed, so he offers a variety of baseball mini-games for sale, themed around the simple pleasures of baseball. Players can bat, pitch, catch and even umpire. The initial software containing a part of the first mini-game is free, but players can purchase additional mini-games in a unique way: by haggling to lower the real-world price for each downloadable game. Additional games start at $4 apiece, but giving Rusty items or listening to his problems might improve his mood and motivate him to offer steep discounts. The game is scheduled to launch in April.
  • WEAPON SHOP de OMASSE: This is the fourth and final game in what is known in Japan as the GUILD01 series, which has delivered games like LIBERATION MAIDEN and CRIMSON SHROUD to the Nintendo eShop. In comedian Yoshiyuki Hirai’s tribute to classic role-playing games, players are tasked with managing a weapon shop inside an RPG. Players tap the touch screen in time with music to forge their weapons. Optimal timing and forge temperatures lead to better weapons for heroes to take on quests. The stronger the weapons, the more successful the heroes. The game is scheduled to be available Feb. 20 for $7.99.

128 comments

      1. Yeah and it was the only thing that stuck with me from that direct besides gba games coming to the Wii U virtual console in April.

        1. I’ve been hyped for the game ever since the first trailer. Xenoblade’s battle system is perfect.

        2. Nice to know that GBA and DS games are coming to VC. But they need to stream line VC so once you buy a game, you can play it on both systems. And they should also have a monthly service option, for like 8$ you can play all VC games.

          1. I agree that stream lining VC would be a good thing. I already have 10 gba games on my 3ds via Ambassador’s Program and I won’t buy those games again if I want to play them on my Wii U. I also have many separate VC NES and SNES games on my 3ds and Wii U that I don’t want to buy twice lol. I think the service option would be a great idea, but not for me as I would only play a few VC games. But it would still be a good idea to add it as an option for other people.

            1. Also I don’t think Nintendo would do $8 for all VC games/month. I think they would do about $15/month. You know them. lol

          2. Gee who was it that told you this about a month ago? Hmm….. Did I not say that GBA games were coming to Wii U virtual console first? Eat your own fucking words and get your facts straight before you challenge what I say next time.

            1. I don’t know who you told, but it wasn’t me, I belived they would do this any way. Nintendo said they have no plans to bring gba games to 3DS, so it us only logical to assume if they were coming then they would be on Wii U

              1. No you did argue with me on here when there was an article announcing DS games on Wii U virtual console games. I said “Where are the GBA games they promised us a year ago?” and then you said they didn’t say that. Well here we are now with GBA games coming to Wii U virtual console so all is well now.

    1. They never said it was Xenoblades 2 and honestly, the look at the game wasn’t that great. I’ll wait for a real trailer to come out for the game.

        1. No I never played Xenoblade, because they had a limited release at the end of the Wii’s cycle (after my Wii broke and I wasn’t going to buy a new one) and by the time the Wii U came around to play Wii games, the game costs friggen $1223212345543333…. so yeah… Nintendo should release Xenoblade on the eShop for a reasonable price.

          I thought X’s graphics looked pretty good and the ships and size of monsters was amazing, but it took them SOOOOO long to kill the creatures. Also, some of the animations were awkward, like when the ship shot it’s gun, but when you move it stopped and it took a while to get the gun back up to shoot again. I hope they polish things like that out.

          1. The problem with X is that people think it’s an action game or a shooter, and it’s not. It’s an rpg and that’s all it is. It took them a while to kill the creatures because of their levels in relation to the creatures levels, not unlike how it takes your level 5 pokemon forever to kill another level 5 pokemon. In Xenoblade the world is open and has monsters of all levels. You can be level 20 and there will be giant level 70 monsters that will kill you with one hit, that you need to keep a safe distance from.

            1. People don’t know it’s an RPG? From the first original preview & today’s video, it clearly looks like an RPG.

              1. Yea, I get a feeling people don’t really understand it’s a RPG. It’s evident by Pink0’s comment “took them SOOOOO long to kill the creatures”. It’s not a plain mindless action button mashing game.

                There’s more going on in the back grounf like the icons on the bottom of the screen and top-left. Looks like you need a good strategy and technique, it’s probably why the player mixed it up with character$mech, rather than just going straight mech.

    2. Nintendo doesn’t have that gameplay footage of X on their Youtube for some reason….prlly why there is not article.

      1. I know that pissed me off. No article here so I went on youtube and it’s not there either. What the hell man, it seems nobody is interested in that game. When it was first announced ign didn’t even write an article about it and it was the last game shown in the direct, picked over zelda to finish off the direct. When the e3 trailer was shown, it took ign 3 days to even talk about the damn game.

        1. Yeah, makes no sense. Out of that entire direct, that was really the only thing I was excited to see more of. But…they exclude it from their Youtube? wtf?
          Wouldn’t it make sense to expose the shit out of that game? Post that video everywhere! Damn…Nintendo is probably the most annoying company to be a consumer of.

        2. It’s cause Nintendo is the absolute worst at promotion. From the the community of “in the know” or “old school gamers” (you know, the one’s who helped put Nintendo on the map) it’s the most anticipated game for the Wii U. Yet it gets zero promo, much like Xenoblade for the Wii…

      1. Probably to make the Wii U more appealing. Since 3rd party support is lacking I think it is a great idea to put long awaited GBA games on the VC e-shop. They could make the Wii U into the best Retro console and hopefully sales will soar and 3rd party support will increase. They should put the whole retro library on the Wii U. I want them also on the 3DS with streamlining for both so no more double paying for one game on both systems.

  1. I thought it was a great Direct!!! Loved all the Wii U trailers at least. Koopalings, Bayonetta’s beautiful trailer, the DKCTF makes me actually want to buy the game (and maybe I will after seeing that trailer), Little Mac is kind of cool (though I would rather have had Ridley), and I am actually interested in Pokemon Trozei. Looks like a great strategy game.

      1. I won’t stop, will you? If he’s not jn this time, we’ll just try even harder 6-7 years from now when the next Smash Bros game comes out. He will eventually be a character!!!

        1. STFU about Ridley, he’s too damn big, damnit! How awkward would that look…honestly?
          Don’t use Bowser as an excuse; Bowser’s size varies by Mario games from being much larger to slightly larger.

          1. He’s not too big. They could literally make a brand new design for Ridley and make him look all cartoony like the rest of the cast. It would work, believe me.

            Half of the time I want Ridley to be playable JUST to prove all the “Ridley’s too big!” people wrong!

      2. Give it up he’s just TOO big, and Nintendo usually adds characters based on upcoming future games (Like Pit in Brawl) or newly released games (Wii Fit U trainer) so those games will sale better and appeal to those who have played Smash Bros. Ridley is a common enemy in Metroid, but that’s it.

    1. Koopalings was pretty stupid, Bayonetta looks stupid too but I’ll buy it, DKCTF trailer was really good, and all smash bros characters are just victims to me. The direct was good, the problem is all these idiots don’t seem to understand what “focusing on games releasing by this spring” means. They should be happy we got some additional info on smash and Xenoblade2.

          1. Who cares they are classic and awesome probably the only surprise I enjoyed. I have always loved them since Mario 3 and to finally get to USE them in some form is sweet. Much rather have them them bowser jr or wiggler for instance.

          2. Mario Karts is always FILLED with a crap load of characters. It’s not like they added the Koopalings and took other characters out. I’m sure they added the Koopalings and are keeping every other Mario Kart character in as well as adding other new characters… Toadsworth, Young Rosalina, Luma, Blooper??? Maybe more…

            The Koopalings are also a pretty big enemy to the Mario Universe, they are in all the NSMB and have been in other Mario spinoffs and made their debut in Super Mario Bros. 3 (a rather early Mario game if you consider Famicom/NES early, which I do) So they are filled with tons of Mario history.

      1. I don’t know why you think Koopalings and Bayonetta look stupid. The Koopalings are a great addition to the game since they ARE the main bad guys in like 4-5 Mario games. Also, Bayonetta is a fast paced fighting game that has an incredible female lead as well as a crazy, wacky story. Love it love it love it!

        I have to agree with you about peeple feeling “meh” about the Direct. I mean what did they expect an early E3? No way, but this was pretty good on it’s own.

        1. We expected to hear something about Yarn Yoshi. You know. The game we haven’t heard anything about in a full calender year. We expect to here something about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. You know, a game we have heard anything about in a full calender year. We expected to get at least a general release date for Smash Bros. We expected to get a release date for Bayonetta 2. We expected NOT to see time wasted on a long trailer for a game coming out next week and their are a billion direct feed videos all over the place of the game to watch anytime. We also expected to hear Iwata “directly” address the gamers as to Nintendo’s future plans (could have cut the 3DS portion in half and used that time to do it.)

          But I guess expecting those things are unfair……right?

          1. Oh yeah, I forgot about Yarn Yoshi and Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem!!! I too would have liked a release date for Bayonetta 2, but a “release date” doesn’t make a Direct “better” to me. Seeing colorful flashy things and new game footage is what makes a Direct for me.

            Also, most of the things you want/wanted are most likely going to be at E3. The fact that this was a “SPRING” Direct means that Yarn Yoshi and SMT X FE are not Spring titles.

            Only reason why Smash Bros was in the trailer was because it is in ALL the directs. I seriously doubt Smash Bros will be released in the Spring.

            So overall as a SPRING Direct, it was pretty good.

    1. Same minus the Bayonetta release date, but I don’t freak out about release dates like anyone else. A game comes out when it comes out, released dates don’t make anything any “better.” It’s not like I have to “plan” to drive to a store and pick up a game…

      1. Very true about release dates. Long time gamers are used to waiting and waiting and waiting, and delays upon delays. I don’t want rushed games, I want top Nintendo Seal quality games.

    1. They did have new things for the 3DS. Also, you got a “new” look at all the games AND our first “real” look at X and it’s battle mechanics (which look pretty cool if you ask me).

  2. Still, after years of waiting, still we get “Sometime in 2014”

    Although since it was supposed to be about upcoming spring titles, I guess by June X would be out…maybe…

    1. Yup, it was a Spring direct which means everything we saw, aside fro SSB4 (maybe) will be released within 5 months.

      1. As sweet as that would be, don’t get your hopes up lol. I would love to be wrong but I don’t know. Let’s hope I am!

        1. hahaha! I will be pretty occupied with Mario Kart 8 anyway. I don’t need a plethora of games to come out in the Spring to have a good time with my Wii U ;)

          1. Yea me neither, I just finished Mario 3D World today 100% (took a break from gaming a bit to start learning finger gloving). Getting Donkey Kong next week, still have to finish Wonderful 101, haven’t even started my Sonic Lost World, and also have Amazing Spider Man since I finally watched the movie this week I can play that game. Also Darksiders 2, but I gotta play 1 first. Yea I got games to play.

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          2. And yea when Mario Kart comes out I can’t wait to use Larry and Ludwig Von Koopa and the other Koopa Kids. I’ll have to get your Nintendo Name or whatever it’s called and play you.

      1. @Infinite_Rubix_Cube I wasn’t expecting megaton announcements, I was just hoping for release dates…

    2. Lol I wish! The fact that “X” still doesn’t even have an official title, story trailer and we don’t know if it’s an RPG or MMORPG means this game is at least 8-12 Months away.

  3. Nope. Too much 3DS talk. They seriously should have just had a 3DS Direct and Wii U Direct. Would have been much more effective.

    There should have at least been a mention of Yarn Yoshi and Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. Starting to think those games are cancelled. No excuse for a full calendar year and no news. None at all.

      1. They didn’t. Atlus said that being bought by SEGA has had no impact at all on their current projects(so why would they cancel?)

        Also, it took us this long to get more on X so why is it out of the question that we’ll have to wait just as long to see something more on Yarn Yoshi?

        (Remember that Yarn Yoshi was revealed AFTER X”

    1. A lot of games get anounced and then aren’t heard of for more than a year.
      SMT x FE wasn’t a trailer so much as it was a ”yup, that’s happening at some point” thing.

      1. No I wouldn’t have. I don’t have a 3DS nor have any desire to purchase one. I do own a Wii U, so for me the first 25 minutes of the Direct (excluding Little Mac for Smash Bros announcement) was a waste of time.

    2. Exactly Nintendo should be trying to get people to buy the Wii U and just like last year they are putting all their efforts in to the 3DS and shifting people away from the Wii U!
      3DS is doing great…Wii U is struggling…..so Nintendo decide to talk more about the 3DS?
      joke!

  4. Okay Nintendo Direct. Got a few surprises, but generally just what I expected. All of the first party (and second/third party) games for the Wii U look great, MK looks stunning! Can’t wait for MK8, Smash and DKCTF! Bayonetta looks interesting too, but I haven’t completed Wonderful 101 yet…

    GBA games coming to Wii U VC, out of the announced games Super Star Saga and Metroid Fusion are the games I want. I haven’t completed Super Metroid on Wii U VC and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Brothers (3DS) yet, though. Nes Remix 2 looks nice, and I will buy when I have completed, or nearly completed, the first one.

    There are surprisingly few Nintendo 3DS games I want to pick up, while the Wii U has way too many games for me to play, so I can’t even buy them all!

    1. lol well you don’t need to “complete” Wonderful 101 to play Bayonetta 2 :P Just saying.

      IU’m in the same boat as you for 3DS. I am not interested in Nintendo’s FTP games at all and I am not interested in Kirby or Yoshi on 3DS.

      1. Lol, i know. But it just feels wrong to buy another action game before I complete the last one. I have TOO many unfinished games…

        Kirby and Yoshi looks okay to me. Not super exciting new things, but standard Nintendo quality. But as I said, I have too much to play, and the Wii U games looks a lot better. X looks good, too, but I wasn’t that interested in Xenoblade, and stopped playing after 4-5 hours. Might pick it up sometimes, though!

  5. You gusys should check out their facbook page. Tons of hate because they didn’t announce games like Zelda, F-Zero, and Starfox.

    1. Morons… they would save announcements like those for E3!!!

      I sometimes feel like the brains of gaming fans lack a couple brain cells.

      1. I get what you are saying but Nintendo needs to get something big and new out cause they aren’t selling the Wii U very much and E3 may be too late. I am patient myself and can deal with it and I will still support them but many others aren’t so patient. And since PS4 and xBone are supposedly having a drought, now would be the perfect time to get some Nintendo news out there to maybe excite buyers of those two systems.

      2. And speaking of E3 I hope Nintendo goes huge this year, and I hope they don’t do what they did last year.

  6. So… I guess I am getting Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Bayonetta 2, X, NES Remix 2, Child of Light, Yoshi’s New Island, Weapon Shop, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Maybe Kirby 3D. My wallet is ready!

  7. Disappointing. I’m going to get SSB4 and Mario Cart 8 but other then those two this was a waste of my time. I just want a Wii U channel so I can play my DS/3DS games on my TV. wasn’t that promised or at least hinted at back in ’12?

    I want my Super 3DS nintendo. i’d pay 60$ to be able to play my 3DS games on my Wii U. in a heart beat.

  8. Any direct that has info on Ecks is a good direct by default.

    I guess they’re saving Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem for E3…hopefully.

  9. Nintendo fans have asked for years for new Starfox Metroid,F Zero and Nintendo keep saying no and releasing Mario rehash after Mario rehash!!
    Nintendo bragged that Mario 3d World would save the Wii U and then its gets out sold in UK and Europe by Knack for 5 straight weeks and was NOT the system seller Nintendo bragged it would be.
    They once again focused more on the 3DS when the 3DS is doing great and has no competition.
    Nintendo stock again went down after the direct which just proves how badly there are getting it wrong!!

    1. What your asking for is E3 material, NOT Spring Direct material. Quit your whining, because Nintendo has already confirmed that a new side scrolling Metroid game and Zelda U are in the works and Zelda U is confirmed to be at E3.

      Also, I got the side scrolling Metroid game announcement from a quote from Nintendo in a recent Game Informer. Nintendo’s new years resolution was that they will have a side scrolling Metroid ready for fans soon so they will stop complaining.

  10. I didn’t remember anything else aside from the sample battle video from Monolith Soft’s X. That is awesome, I wish they included more mecha footage though. Best game of the year!

    1. Unfortunately this very site posted this morning that Masahiro Sakurai’s arm pain is getting worse so that could lead to a delay. The man needs a break. I’d rather him have his health than us have his game.

  11. That’s how Nintendo is going to increase sales of Wii U – throw out tons of 3DS games in the next 3 months! Smart thinking Nintendo. Way to sink your home console. Wish I was a 3DS gamer right now. Sadly though I’m a Wii U gamer.

    1. I’m a 3DS & Wii U gamer and I want more Wii U games. I’m getting most of the ones in the direct, but they should have shown something new to get people to have faith again, since their stock has fallen and their system isn’t selling well at all unfortunately. I want them to succeed and do well on both systems.

    1. Agree…it’s really intriguing….captures the backyard little league feel. Bartering system is interesting…

  12. X looked bad. Interface cluttering up everything. Monster hardly reacted to numerous blasts of machine gun, swords, etc. It wasn’t even knocked back. Tired of having it soak up bullets, get in the mech and… do the same thing?

    I haven’t played any games in the Xenoblade saga, and if they’re all like this, looks like that won’t be changing any time soon.

    I was really looking forward to this but it doesn’t look like it’ll bring in anyone new to the series, let alone new Wii U users, if it doesn’t start to look better.

  13. It seems that the 3DS will have a bright future full of games … It seems that the Wii U will still have a future with only nintendo games.
    Happy that Nintendo is giving a space under the light to the Indis that are gaining much importance lately.
    That they did not announce Bayonetta 1 for the Wii U is good, it means that I no longer worry about geting Bayonetta 2.

  14. Very meh direct. They started off good with a smash bros trailer for little Mac (which was awesome), and from there most of the direct went downhill. Too much time was focused on the 3DS despite the wii u doing badly, Mario Kart 8 is pretty much coming in June (May 30th?!?!), and no noteworthy retail games for the wii u in between DK:TF and MK8. On the positive side, the 3ds has a nice selection of retail games coming out in spring, a good amount of eshop games coming for both the 3ds and wii U, and GBA games are FINALLY coming to virtual console. In the end, not worth the 40-50 minutes, but it had some cool things…

  15. the direct was meh aside from some few games that i want and the gba vc, i was hoping for gba vc for 3ds but close enough, at least we will gba vc. x, bayonetta 2 that last guild 01 game, mk 8 was all that was interesting

  16. A few interesting announcements, but never what I’m REALLY hoping for. Little Mac was the only other character announced for the new Smash Bros. game? I wish more third-party characters would be announced. Such as Pac-Man. Throw in Pac-Man and I’ll be satisfied.
    I love how all of Bowser’s koopalings are playable in Mario Kart 8.

    It’s cool that there’s a new Mario Golf on the way. But MAN I wish it was on Wii U. It’s been AGES since Toadstool Tour on the Gamecube. It’s beyond time for a Wii U version. I can’t believe the original Wii never had even one Mario Golf game. In my opinion, Mario Golf is the very best of the Mario sports games. Though I still liked the original N64 version the best. The play control was the best, and it had the highly addicting mini-golf mode. I’ll never understand why they took mini-golf out of Toadstool Tour?

  17. Nintendo has royally fucked themselves. Even if they release the new batch of handhelds and consoles they are fucked. They lost all third party support and waste their time on pointless shit instead of trying to deliver their top-tier first party games early on and then let the third party games support the latter half of the system’s life. Now they are just royally fucked for a LONG time. Time to become a PC gamer.

  18. so needing a home run Direct right after proving to the world that the Wii U is on its death bed..you announce a rehash of old games Remix 2, and give yet another trailer for DKTF which comes out next week. Sure, X footage was nice but that should have been the least you could do. They needed to at least tease a new IP or unannounced game. The fact they didn’t means they have nothing to show, which means the Wii U is toast. When PS4 and Xbone really start rolling out games the Wii U will be left in the dust. This Direct could have really changed that. They could have teased a slew of games expected for the Holidays and then shown footage at E3. Instead…anything shown at E3 most likely won’t be out till 2015 (barring a rehash like Wind Waker i.e. Majora’s Mask, Mario 64/Sunshine) and by then it will be too little too late. It will suffice for us die hards but won’t be enough to keep it viable so we can really be happy. It won’t be enough to keep the Wii U alive long enough to see F-Zero, Star Fox, Metroid, Kid Icarus etc. Oh well, I am just going to enjoy what I can. I no longer have any expectations.

    1. I’m with you on this one. They seem to have forgotten that Wii u is in serious trouble OR they just don’t care. We’ve seen DKC:TF, MK8, SSB4, Bayonetta 2 so many times I don’t want them as much anymore. We needed to see some new things especially 3rd party or even 2nd party but instead it’s the same thing over and over again. How dod they expect to sell units by Directs like this? 3DS is doing fine yet they spend the whole time on it! What are they thinking?? Maybe they just don’t care and are letting the Wii U die quickly so they can put out something else instead.

  19. the best game is maybe X and there is my problem.
    i still have xenoblade for wii and it have the best soundtrack, but i dont catch the gamesystem… i dont know how it works.
    last time i was fighting one hour with a enemy (in the city) and he never died.
    i will like to learn how to play these games. but i dont find tipps for beginners.

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