That was a particularly meaty Nintendo Direct, even by previous standards, so we've got out the carving knife and cut it up into more manageable bits. Here's a bite-sized version of everything Nintendo announced in this morning's broadcast.
- The 3DS is getting a new Zelda, and it'll be a top-down affair set in the world of SNES classic A Link to the Past. Meanwhile, Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons make their journeys west to the eShop on May 30.
- If you like new 3DS games, and you also like a bit of Yoshi's Island and Mario Party, then you're most likely a very happy bunny today.
- Japanese games heading west: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy wings over to North America next year, as does Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy - the prof visits Europe this year first. Meanwhile, Level-5's 'Guild02' is coming to the eShop.
- North America has one over Europe when it comes to Shin Megami Tensei 4, though, thanks to a concrete July 16 release date.
- Game & Wario hops over on June 23.
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team follow on August 11 (Europe gets the jump again on Dream Team: July 12).
- Pikmin 3 finally has a release date, albeit a later than expected one of August 4.
- The Virtual Console proper is coming to the Wii U in a spring system update next week. In terms of upcoming new arrivals, it's hard to beat Earthbound.
- The 'New Super Luigi U' DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U is due in the summertime.
- Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move heads for the 3DS eShop on May 9.
- Oh, and the Animal Crossing 3DS XL bundle is coming west.
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