Nintendo Direct Recap: Monster Hunter 4 on 3DS, Little Mac on Smash Bros.
Nintendo had a busy day today, with the latest of their Nintendo Direct releases packing in a bunch of new information about the Japanese game company’s upcoming titles for the Wii U and 3DS this spring.
For news on their previously announced games, the Direct kicked off with a new trailer for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS featuring a new character in Little Mac from Punch-Out!! Also announced today were the Koopalings (Larry, Morton, Wendy, Iggy, Roy, Lemmy, and Ludwig) as playable characters in Mario Kart 8.
Nintendo revealed handful of brand new titles in today’s release, as well. For 3DS, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was easily the biggest reveal of the day. But alongside Monster Hunter on the 3DS, we were also shown Pokemon Battle Trozei (A match-three puzzle game for 3DS), Steel Diver: Sub Wars (a sequel to the 3DS launch title), Inazuma Eleven (a Japanese Soccer RPG), Weapon Shop de Omasse (A Level 5 placing you in the role of an apprentice in a JRPG’s blacksmith shop), and Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball (A collection of baseball mini-games).
For Wii U, NES Remix 2 was announced, within the game being a right-to-left version of Super Mario Bros. featuring Luigi titled Super Luigi Bros. Also revealed were the first Game Boy Advance Virtual Console games we can expect on the eShop; Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga, and Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3.
All of the release dates given for upcoming 3DS are as follows:
- Steel Diver: Sub Wars – Today (February 13, 2014)
- Inazuma Eleven – Today (February 13, 2014)
- Weapon Shop de Omasse – February 20, 2014
- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy – February 28, 2014
- Yoshi’s New Island – March 14, 2014
- Pokemon Battle Trozei – March 20, 2014
- Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball – April 2014
- Mario Golf: World Tour – May 2, 2014
- Kirby Triple Deluxe – May 2, 2014
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Early 2015
And the announced release dates for upcoming Wii U games are:
- Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze – February 21, 2014
- NES Remix – April 25, 2014
- Child of Light – April 30, 2014
- GBA Virtual Console – April 2014
- Mario Kart 8 – May 30, 2014
- Bayonetta 2 - 2014
To see all of the trailers shown today in the Nintendo Direct, head over to Nintendo’s Youtube channel.
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