Surprise, it’s a Nintendo Direct Mini!

Completely out of left field, Nintendo released a Nintendo Direct Mini, that is almost the same length as a typical Nintendo Direct.  Here’s the direct:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf details – image share
Nintendo Zone – now able to get Street passes via Nintendo Zone. Street pass the last person that connected to it, and get the one for the person after you. Go to for locations. These street passes also apply to the plaza and use them in all games, including the recently released 4 games.
Mii Plaza update recently released – discusses the details of Mii Force, Flower Town, Warrior’s Way, Monster Manor
New trailer for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, reminds us release day is 8/11/2013
Special puzzle piece coming for Year of Luigi via spotpass, very soon
Shin Megami Tensi IV – just released, reminds of special deal if you also bought & registered Fire Emblem Awakening you get a $30 eShop credit. Also has special edition with music soundtrack for physical version.
Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party 3DS launch in November

Wii U details:
Pikmin 3 – bingo battle trailer – game is coming August 4th
Wonderful 101 – background trailer – game will be at Comic Con, also has upcoming specific Nintendo Direct
Cloudberry Kingdom coming August 1st
DuckTales Remastered coming August 13th
Spin the Bottle Bumpie’s Party launches in August
Pikmin 3 coming to GameStops all around the US this weekend. If you pre-order the download code from Gamestop, you can get it a day early.
Earthbound launches today, at $9.99 on the Wii U eShop includes online game guide, accessible on the GamePad.

About the author:

Greg’s gaming hobby started with the NES when his grandma purchased it for Christmas one year. He started with Super Mario Brothers with Duck Hunt set and Super Mario would become the first game he beat. From there he continued gaming with the SNES, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, Game Cube, Nintendo DS (original, Lite, DSi), and then was a first week Wii owner. Most recently he games on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. His favorite series include Mariokart, Legend of Zelda and Metroid. His genres of choice are action/adventure, RPG, puzzle/strategy and platforming. His life long goal of going to E3 was achieved in June 2013 and hopes to return in the future.

Greg has been blogging for NintendoFuse since November 2011. He started off as a knowledgeable contestant for the Ambassador Tournament, and was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and occasionally sharing news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as the Event Moderator.

Greg – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.