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)