The latest Nintendo Direct video/infomercial screened yesterday in the wee hours of the Australian morning. The event focused on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software launching through the American spring 2014. Here are all the noteworthy announcements and accompanying videos in once place.
Zelda Meets... Dynasty Warrios?
Well this is a surprise: Nintendo announced a new Zelda game, tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors, for Wii U in 2014. It's developed by Tecmo Koei, and it looks just like a Dynasty Warriors game.
Dr. Luigi Announced
The year of Luigi NEVER ENDS. Now Mario's lanky brother has a PHD and will be popping pills on the Wii U soon in the game that we've all been waiting for: Dr. Luigi. It's out on December 31.
New Cranky Kong Trailer
Nintendo released this new Cranky Kong trailer during their Nintendo Direct this morning. Looks fantastic.
New Super Smash Bros. Challenger Revealed
Space princess Rosalina is joining the cast of Smash Bros. for the new game, to be released on 3DS and Wii U next year.
New Mario Kart 8 Trailer — Featuring An Airport Level
Nintendo is still not being any more specific than "Spring 2014," but when Mario Kart 8 gets here, Bowser, Mario, Yoshi and all the rest will be tearing-arse around airport and cloudtop courses with a new buggy-type vehicle.
Yoshi's Island For 3DS Is Out Next Spring (Autumn in Australia)
Yoshi's New Island will be out for the 3DS in North America this spring.
Mario And Luigi Get Monster Hunter 4 Cameos
There will be Mario and Luigi costumes in the 3DS' Monster Hunter 4 according to today's Japanese version of Nintendo Direct. For those of us who like bizarre, disturbing things in our games, this is great news. Still no news of a Western release though.
Nintendo Announces NES Remix For Wii U... And It's Out Today
Ever wanted to play as Link in Donkey Kong? This is the game for you. It's out on the eShop today. Trailer above.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Nintendo's upcoming Kirby game for the 3DS now has an official name, the Hypernova super-sucking ability, and an all-Kirby Smash Bros. mini-game.
New Bravely Default Trailer
This new trailer for the role-playing game Bravely Default — out for 3DS on February 7 — shows off some of the game's features and side-modes.
You can also check out the entire broadcast below:
What do you guys think? Did Nintendo manage to pull any surprises out of the bag? Have the announcements left you feeling excited or underwhelmed? Share your thoughts in the comments section!