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Here's What Nintendo Just Announced

Not quite megaton, but some interesting stuff out of Nintendo Direct.

Nintendo just concluded its latest Nintendo Direct presentation, and it was full of little news bits.

If you're looking for news on a new Zelda, Mario, or Metroid, though, that didn't happen. All of those things are probably happening, but Nintendo's not willing to disclose those games yet.

Here's what the company did talk about, though.

  • Little Mac joining Super Smash Bros. and it launches in 2014.
  • Mario Golf on 3DS has a single-player RPG mode called Castle Club. Game arrives May 2.
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe will also launch on May 2, with in-game items coming via Street Pass.
  • Yoshi's New Island arrives on March 14.
  • Yet another Ace Attorney game is in development.
  • The new first-person Steel Diver game will have free and "premium" versions. The free version has a few single-player missions and the entire multiplayer mode. It's also being released today.
  • Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is a new downloadable game being developed with the theme "good feelings." (Yes, really!) It includes a bunch of baseball-related mini-games. One mini-game is free, but the others must be purchased. You can, however, "haggle" with Rusty and get the prices down "significantly." The game will be released in April.
  • Pokemon Battle Trozei is a downloadable action puzzle game coming on March 20. It's actually a sequel to an existing game.
  • Inazuma Eleven is making its debut in North America on the eShop today.
  • NES Remix 2 launches on April 25 with mini-games pulled from Metroid, Kid Icarus, and others.
  • GBA comes to Virtual Console in the spring, starting with Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi, Mario Advance 3, and others down the line. Mario Advance 2, Wario Ware, Advance Wars, Golden Sun, F-Zero and others are headed to Japan.
  • New footage from X was shown, but the only release date indication is "2014" in Japan.
  • There was new footage from Bayonetta 2, as well, and it's coming "later" this year.
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Posted by Lausebub

Little Mac in Smash Bros. is pretty exciting.

PS: Still no news on SMT IV for us Europeans. Damn it. Why? D:

Posted by DeadeyeMcCoy

Little Mac hype for days time to buy twelve Wii Us

Posted by Freezer_Burn

I lost my shit at Little Mac being in Smash Bros, and I'm definitely excited about those downloadable game (INAZUMA IN MY VEINS). Could've had some Wii U to show off though.

Posted by jennoa

Well, seems like a decent line up of GBA games.

Posted by Newtstradamus

Is is bad to feel nothing from any of this?

Posted by TurboMan

WHY AM I SO EXCITED ABOUT LITTLE MAC BEING IN SMASH BROS I DON'T EVEN OWN A WII U!!!!!!

Edited by BeyondStrange

The first free to play Nintendo game is about submarines because why not?

Posted by The_Tolman

Great lineup for the 3DS but I was really hoping for a little more on the WiiU front, especially with the poor earnings reported. Oh well, the WiiU will continue to be my backup console with the quality few games that are set to release.

Posted by Kingpk

GBA games to the Wii U because Nintendo doesn't have a viable handheld that those games would be perfectly suitable for.....

Edited by rulerofeden

Yeah, the sequels that people REALLY want, like a sequel to Yoshi's Island, or Pokemon Trozei, or perhaps STEEL DIVER?

I thought Nintendo was moving in a new direction. Almost all of these announcements just indicate more stupid bullshit to me.

Posted by paulunga

Wait, isn't NES Remix out already?

Also, yes, more X! Also also, I hope the RPG mode in Mario Golf is like the Camelot GBA tennis and golf games. By far my favorite Mario Sports games.

Posted by CptMorganCA

@paulunga said:

Wait, isn't NES Remix out already?

Also, yes, more X! Also also, I hope the RPG mode in Mario Golf is like the Camelot GBA tennis and golf games. By far my favorite Mario Sports games.

I think they announced NES Remix 2, might be a typo.

Posted by Make_Me_Mad

Bayonetta 2 is going to be the best game of the next generation, until Bayonetta 3 or Wonderful 101-2 or something, and it's a shame that not many people are gonna play and appreciate it just because it's on the Wii U.

Edited by tourgen

hey at least they're trying stuff.

The idea of tying in-game unlocks, items, and even game mechanics to street passes is pretty cool. Way more interesting than just putting a real $$$ button in the UI like others are doing.

Posted by BeyondStrange

Does anyone know which Inzuma Eleven they will be releasing? I assuming the first one, but they never said specifically.

Posted by CircleNine

What a shitshow for the WiiU.

Posted by GeneralBison

"NES Remix launches on April 25 with mini-games pulled from Metroid, Kid Icarus, and others."

I thought it came out during the last Nintendo Direct thing

Edited by MormonWarrior

Boy oh boy, Iwata's inflections sure are bizarre. Shouldn't they put Reggie in charge of these or something?

Eh, whatever. I'm excited to see that Smash Bros. is for sure (?) coming out this year. And Mario Kart 8 sure looks pretty. That weird Rusty Baseball whatever looked really creepy though.

Edited by MooseyMcMan

I hope this "X" game turns out well, that might be the thing to finally get me to buy a Wii U. That and Bayonetta 2.

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Edited by HatKing

HOLY FUCK. Advance Wars. Need that shit.

Edit: Wait. Is that only the WiiU Virtual Console?

Fuck you, Nintendo. You deserve to be failing.

Edited by masterpaperlink

Boy oh boy, Iwata's inflections sure are bizarre. Shouldn't they put Reggie in charge of these or something?

Eh, whatever. I'm excited to see that Smash Bros. is for sure (?) coming out this year. And Mario Kart 8 sure looks pretty. That weird Rusty Baseball whatever looked really creepy though.

The way Reggie speaks is the most bizarre

Posted by smashed_pumpkins

Some interesting stuff. I am really baffled by the lack of a release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV. They are set to release two Etrian Odyssey games within a year of each other over here. And still not a mention of SMTIV.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

LITTLE MAC

Edited by brianbeatdown

Still no real account system? It's like Nintendo doesn't want people to buy their stuff. Or rather, they'd like you to buy it multiple times or not at all.

Posted by Soldarr

Getting Mario Golf: World Tour for sure. Probably will get Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Yoshi's New Island as well.

No Wii U for me yet. X is the one game that I "have" to play. So sometime this year with the games I've missed so far.

Posted by Ett

GBA comes to Virtual Console in the spring, starting with Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi, Mario Advance 3, and others down the line. Mario Advance 2, Wario Ware, Advance Wars, Golden Sun, F-Zero and others are headed to Japan.

Wii U Virtual Console only. ( wtf? right?)

Edited by Draxyle

I can't wait for "X", and I really hope Nintendo actually puts more weight behind it rather than "nothing at all" (as with Xenoblade), because it looks like it could be quite the stand-out title for the WiiU if they wanted it to be.

GBA Virtual Console only on the WiiU is just.. super weird though. It's absolutely insane that they didn't build the 3DS and WiiU to have even a modest amount of cross-compatibility.

Posted by Thoseposers

i'm probably the only person interested in Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, something about seeing the bat lathing made me laugh and haggling down real prices is an interesting way to take it. Mario Golf and Pokemon Battle Trozei also looked pretty good

Posted by Chicken008

That 2D animation used to reveal Little Mac was amazing. I want Smash Bros. to look like that!!

Edited by Deathpooky

Mario Golf with an RPG mode sounds great, and I could see getting Yoshi and Kirby depending on how those turn out - 3DS still rocking. Still little reason to get a Wii U though. Bayonetta 2 could be great, but even with that there's only 2-3 games that I'd buy out of everything announced and released.

Expanding streetpass for better in game functionality could be interesting - I can actually use that stuff now with their Starbucks partnership. Found a single Bravely Default person in a week of streetpassing, but better than nothing as long as its well implemented in game.

Edited by DanK_

LOL @ some of you whiners. "FUCK YOU NINTENDO!!" Shut the hell up.

Anyway, kudos for putting this information all in one post as opposed to 20 individual clickable articles. Thanks again, GB.

Btw, I don't know if it's NEW information, but I'm excited that Mario Kart 8 has a release date of May 30th. HYPE!

edit: I'm also incredibly excited for DK Country next friday. That NEW Dave Wise music sounds so god damn good, like it came from DKC2. MORE HYPE!

Posted by TwoLines

GBA games only on WII U?

Haa! Man, Nintendo is so silly.

Posted by LarryDavis

Little Mac being in Smash Bros is cool and all but it's still Smash Bros.

Edited by superpapergun

@smashed_pumpkins: Some interesting stuff. I am really baffled by the lack of a release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV. They are set to release two Etrian Odyssey games within a year of each other over here. And still not a mention of SMTIV.

I may be reading your comment wrong but SMT4 is out already..

Edited by Benmo316

Does anyone really want/need GBA games on Wii U? I would imagine anyone who still plays GBA games has a GBA and the games they like. I wonder how bad, I'm guessing, they will look on a big screen?

I never played Punch Out so Little Mac is lost on me. But it's someone completely new and should have an interesting fighting style so I'm happy about that. And an official 2014 release date made me happy!

If I liked playing sports games on handhelds I would be all over Mario Golf on 3DS. Maybe someday we will get another console Mario Golf game.

It's a shame, I'm speculating, X won't be released in NA in 2014.

The addition of the Koopa Kids in Mario Kart 8 was a pleasant surprise. It's just a shame we have to wait until the end of May to play it.

Posted by chocolaterhinovampire

Mario Golf sounds sick. The GBC version had a single player rpg mode and I love that game

Posted by Fram

ADVANCE WARS

Edited by warmonked

yawn. YAWN!

Posted by Coldman

Patrick, it ain't just a new Ace Attorney: it's a new Ace Attorney directed by SHU MOTHER EFFIN' TAKUMI. He hasn't directed an AA title since the third game, for context. AA5 was amazing without his help, so goodness knows how brilliant this new one will be.

Posted by CelShader

Typo:

"The new first-person Steel Diver game will [launch with?] free and "premium" versions."

Posted by IamTerics

Man, I would totally buy a WiiU for the Bayonetta 2 alone.

Posted by SecondPersonShooter

Patrick, it ain't just a new Ace Attorney: it's a new Ace Attorney directed by SHU MOTHER EFFIN' TAKUMI. He hasn't directed an AA title since the third game, for context. AA5 was amazing without his help, so goodness knows how brilliant this new one will be.

FUCK, this is why i read the comments

Posted by TheMasterDS

GBA is not the N64. Goddamn it Nintendo. Priorities. Also rerelease DKC1-3 on Virtual Console Wii U.

Posted by Stevemax

Oh man, Advanced Wars and Golden Sun! Can't wait.

Posted by Vessel28

@superpapergun: He might mean Europe. SMTIV was announced for here but still doesn't have a release date.

Posted by Deusoma

Metroid Fusion, now that was a good time. Damn, has it really been twelve years?

Posted by Shaunage

GBA VC is the most exciting thing here for me. I missed that whole handheld, and I haven't played basically any of the big games.

Posted by smashed_pumpkins

@superpapergun: I meant an EU release date. Can't believe I forgot to add that qualifier.

Edited by CaptainNovolin

Inazuma Eleven? Oh my!

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Edited by HellknightLeon

Still nothing I care about... :(

I may be a heartless Nintendo hater... I just don't know it yet.

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