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Japan is getting a 3DS XL we aren't (yet): a 3DS XL covered in other-Mario-brother. The Luigi-themed portable, revealed during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, comes with a 4GB SD card and a pre-installed copy of Mario and Luigi: Dream Team. It leaps onto Japan's retail shelves (the highest ones, since...

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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 ...

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Nintendo's Wii U will receive its Spring System Update sometime next week, president Satoru Iwata announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct event. The firmware update adds several quality of life improvements to the system, including improved load times when changing between software, or retu...

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A second collection of Level-5 games (released in Japan as Guild02) is coming to 3DS eShop as separate downloads. Like the previous collection, each is a collaboration with a known game designer. The Starship Damrey is an adventure game by Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko in which your character wa...

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Although Nintendo President Satoru Iwata had no launch date to share on Pikmin 3 during this morning's Nintendo Direct, the company's official press release just sent out notes an August 4 release date. The game will launch in stores and on the Nintendo eShop. We're following up with Nintendo for ...

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Game & Wario, which launched last month in Japan, will arrive on the Wii U Nintendo eShop and at retail on June 23 in North America. Still awaiting Europe details....

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is coming to Europe this year, but North America won't see it arrive until 2014. The news comes via this morning's Nintendo Direct which revealed the schedule for the sixth Layton entry's 3DS world tour, the Level-5 puzzler having already come to Japan on Febru...

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A new top-down Zelda set in the "world" of A Link to the Past will be released in North America in Holiday 2013. While the perspective is the same, it uses the 3D effect of the 3DS to show depth in environments. Link has a new ability that allows him to turn into paper and move against walls. This ...

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The Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL will be released in Europe and North America, Nintendo revealed during separate regional Nintendo Direct presentations. The system retails for $219.99 and comes with a copy of the game pre-loaded on its 4GB SD card. The system, which bears a tiled pattern of Tom...

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The Virtual Console will arrive for real on Wii U next week, a Nintendo Direct presentation revealed. The launch lineup includes Excitebike, Super Mario World, Mario Bros. Punch-Out, Super Metroid, Balloon Fight, and F-Zero, with GBA games and N64 games planned for the future. You might notice that...

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Earthbound (also known as Mother 2) will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console by year's end in North America and Europe. "We will announce the actual release date at a later time," said Nintnedo President Satoru Iwata during today's Nintendo Direct....

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A new Yoshi's Island sequel, with the familiar baby-Mario-on-Yoshi, egg-throwing gameplay, is due on 3DS. Footage of the 2.5D game was shown just now on Nintendo Direct. That's pretty much all we know now!...

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New Super Mario Bros. U gets the previously announced New Super Luigi U DLC this summer, specifically June in Japan. The news was announced in this morning's Nintendo Direct, which revealed as usual Luigi will be able to outjump his shorter brother, and that the DLC features some shorter stages wit...

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You could find a new Mario Party 3DS game in your Christmas stocking this year, since one is being released in Japan, North America, and Europe this winter. The news comes via this morning's Nintendo Direct broadcast, and if you've ever played, seen, or even imagined Mario Party, you know the deal....

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