Video: Despite Nintendo Direct’s heavy focus on the 3DS last night, there was one surprise announcement for the Wii U — The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is now available in the Wii U eShop.
Other than that unexpected news, last night’s Nintendo Direct was all about upcoming 3DS games. On top of revealing that Super Mario Maker and a new Pikmin sidescroller are coming to 3DS, Nintendo revealed the release dates for several games.
Picross 3D: Round 2 is coming on December 2, Poochy & Yoshi’s Wooly World will be arriving February 3 (accompanied by an Amiibo) and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is coming to the 3DS in early 2017. Nintendo further announced that, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, new Zelda Amiibo figures are coming on December 2 which will have “special functionality” with the upcoming Breath of the Wild.
Watch the entire Nintendo Direct above.
The Nintendo Direct website lists timestamps for all the news:
00:00 Mr Shibata introduces Nintendo Direct
00:16 Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
03:40 Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
06:28 Mario Party: Star Rush
09:28 The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary
11:05 Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System
13:04 Hyrule Warriors: Legends
14:27 Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
15:53 Rhythm Paradise Megamix
17:13 DRAGON QUEST VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
19:13 DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
19:37 Picross 3D: Round 2
20:48 Upcoming release summary
21:52 Ed Valiente introduces additional titles
21:52 StreetPass Mii Plaza
23:50 TANK TROOPERS
24:52 Upcoming third-party games
27:04 Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
28:41 Ever Oasis
30:58 Mario Sports Superstars
32:05 Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS (name not final)