Here's a recap of today's 3DS focused Nintendo Direct

Nintendo reveals a slew of new 3DS games, but no mention of the mysterious NX console/handheld hybrid.

@DeekeTweak
Published Thu, Sep 1 2016 5:56 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Much to the frustration of the collective gaming world, Nintendo still hasn't announced their new NX console/handheld hybrid, instead taking time to show some new 3DS games. Here's the gist of what today's new 3DS-centric Nintendo Direct was all about.

Rather than pull a fast one and surprise everyone with a NX reveal, Nintendo showed off some new games coming to its 3DS handheld via a Nintendo Direct newsblast.

3DS game announcements include Mario Maker, a new 3DS Pikmin game, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword releasing on Wii U, Yoshi's Wooly World coming to 3DS, some Pokemon Sun and Moon tidbits, new Amiibos including special 30th anniversary Zelda figures (8-bit Zelda!) and seven new Amiibos to be used with Mario Party Star Rush, a new Nindies Summer Jam promo starting with 3DS indie Axiom Verge, and a ton of trailers on 2017 games like Dragon Quest VIII and Square Enix's interesting looking new RPG Ever Oasis.

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Check below for a complete list of everything announced during today's Nintendo Direct, complete with release dates:

  • Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (available on Wii U today)
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks DLC pack (available now)
  • Picross 3D round 2 with Amiibo support (available today)
  • New StreetPass Mii Plaza update with new mini-games and faster interactivity (available now)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice (September 8)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse (September 20)
  • Sonic Boom Fire & Ice (September 27)
  • Yo-Kai Watch Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls (September 30)
  • Mario Party Star Rush + 7 new Super Mario Bros. Amiibos (November 4)
  • NES Classic Edition (November 11)
  • Pokemon Sun & Moon (November 18)
  • 4 classic Zelda Amiibo figures (December 2)
  • Mario Maker (December 2)
  • New Animal Crossing: A New Leaf update + 15 new Amiibo cards (December 2)
  • Tank Troopers eShop game (Winter 2016)
  • Poochie & Yoshi's Wooly World + Poochie Amiibo (February 3, 2017)
  • Mario Sports Superstars (Spring 2017)
  • Ever Oasis RPG (2017)
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2017)

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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