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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

By: Derek Strickland from Sep 1, 2016 @ 17:56 CDT

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.


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)