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Everything Interesting From Today's Nintendo Direct

Majora's Mask 3DS is finally coming, and a bunch of games have both specific and vague release dates.

Once a moon, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata must find the nearest camera and beginning talking into it. The result is published as a Nintendo Direct. There was one today, and lo, it came with some news.

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Nintendo's publishing a long rumored remake (update?) of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask on 3DS. It's coming next spring, and the company alluded to some gameplay changes to make it more accessible but didn't outline them.

Codename S.T.E.A.M., the latest strategy game from the developers of Advance Wars, is headed to 3DS next spring, as well.

In terms of Wii U, it was mostly trailers and vague release dates. Nintendo did promise Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for next February, but Splatoon's coming sometime in the "second quarter," and Xenoblade Chronicles X is "2015." Both Splatoon and Xenoblade Chronicles X sound like prime candidates for games to be delayed much later into 2015, but we'll have to wait and see.

On Wii U's Virtual Console, Duck Hunt's coming with Wii remote support.

The company briefly touched on its new Amibo initiative, promising Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Yoshi's Woolly World, and Mario Party 10 would all receive support for Amibo.

At the end, Shigeru Miyamoto appeared to announce his Pikmin animated shorts are available on both the 3DS and Wii U eShops. He teased some new games he's working on for Wii U, but nothing was shown.

The entire Nintendo Direct is below:

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