Nintendo Direct 4.17.13 Video and Recap

Nintendo Direct 4.17.13

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Nintendo Direct 4/17/13 recap:
– Iwata starts off with more details on Year of Luigi titles.
– Mario & Luigi: Dream Team lets you switch back-and-forth between the dream world and the real world. Releases August 11th in North America and July 12th in Europe.
– Mario Golf: World Tour will have the communities feature that Mario Kart 7 had, and you can play others in real time over Wi-Fi. Can create tournaments with different rules, and the game also has local multiplayer. Releases Summer 2013 in North America.
– Mario Party for 3DS announced! Back to traditional Mario Party style, with this game feature 7 boards, each with its own set of rules. Some mini-games use AR functionality. Releases Winter 2013 in North America.
– More details on New Super Luigi U DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U: All 82 stages customized for Luigi, timer set to 100 seconds. Releases Summer 2013 in North America.
– Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has a “New Mode” with more health and items; also features 8 new levels, as well as co-op via local multiplayer. Releases May 24th in North America.
– New Yoshi’s Island title for 3DS announced! New art style and features traditional series elements like Yoshi’s flutter jump.
– Wii U system update coming next week with shorter load times, transfer data between external hard drives, auto-install software, auto-receive updates for games, continue downloads with system off, and press B button while booting to boot into Wii mode.
– Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move has more than 180 levels and 4 mini-games. Releases on 3DS eShop on May 9th in North America.
– Wii U Virtual Console coming next week, day after system update. Launch titles include Excitebike, Super Mario World, Mario Bros., Punch-Out, Super Metroid, Balloon Fight, and F-Zero.
– Wii U Panorama View coming next week as a free download on the Wii U eShop, with each video costing $2 to purchase.
– Pink-colored “Winged Pikmin” announced in Pikmin 3. Releases August 11th in North America and July 13th in Japan.
– Thanks to the fan support on Miiverse, Earthbound is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe by the end of the year.
– Iwata hands it over to Bill Trinen, who discusses Game & Wario for Wii U. Releases June 23rd in North America.
– LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins coming April 21st in North America on 3DS.
– Special Animal Crossing 3DS XL coming to North America in a bundle with Animal Crossing: New Leaf pre-installed. Same day as game’s release, on June 9th. Bundle costs $219.99. Europe also getting bundle on June 14th.
– The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Seasons coming to the 3DS Virtual Console on May 30th in North America.
– Nintendo will publish Square Enix’s title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for 3DS. Releases 2014 in North America and this year in Europe.
– Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies coming to North America in 2014 for 3DS. Releases in Europe this year.
– Level 5’s Guild02 titles will be released on the 3DS eShop individually soon in North America as Bugs vs Tanks, Starship Damprey, and Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale.
– Shin Megami Tensei IV releases May 23rd in Japan, July 16th in North America, and also coming to Europe.
– The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past II announced for 3DS! Features classic top-down gameplay style, and Link can also become a drawing and move around on walls. 3D video available as a free download on the eShop now. Releases Holiday 2013 in North America and early 2014 in Japan.

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