Nintendo’s latest streaming “press conference” is now available for online viewing. The rumours were mighty as usual, but also as usual, it was a rather low-key affair for Nintendo to announce minor things concerning upcoming games for the Wii and 3DS.
Here’s the info that can be gleaned from the North American Nintendo Direct episode:
– Dillon’s Rolling Western ugly-ish armadillo game for 3DS eShop launches today
– (I called it!) Kid Icarus localization team member interview
– Weapon fusion
– Increase difficulty, get better weapons
– Comes with 6 AR cards and a 3DS stand for free
– (I also called it!!) Mario Tennis Open trailer
– launches May 20th
– Made by Camelot (makers of the great classic Mario Golf games)
– 4 player multiplayer local and online
– Xenoblade artwork that won in the polls was announced
– Comes out on April 6th
– The Last Story for Wii is being localized to be launched this year in North America
– Spirit Camera 3DS launched Friday, April 13th
– New trailers for aforementioned games can be viewed here or on the eShop
Even more information was released through the Japanese Nintendo Direct episode, including:
– Sega GameGear games are coming to the eShop in mid-March
– New Brain Training game is in the works for the 3DS with the working title “Devil Training”, as it is supposed to be much more difficult than its predecessors
– There is a game in the works for 3DS being made by Capcom, SEGA, Namco Bandai, and Banpresto together. A teaser site for the game can be viewed here.
– DLC will be available for Monster Hunter 3G and Fire Emblem: Awakening.
– First Fire Emblem DLC will cost money when it’s released, but then become free roughly 2 weeks later
– Kid Icarus: Uprising will feature daily SpotPass downloads and the ability to trade weapon parts with StreetPass
Overall, not a bad info haul, but it looks like Nintendo’s saving the big announcements for E3. We’ll keep you posted should any more pertinent news arise.