North American Nintendo Direct Round-Up (22nd June)

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Didn't catch the most recent Nintendo Direct show? Let us summarise everything for you.

Nintendo 3DS XL

After plenty of speculation, Nintendo revealed a bigger 3DS. The 3DS XL hits North America on 19th August for $199.99 in red or blue, and comes with a 4GB card.

3DS Virtual Console Gets Big Push in North America

Starting on 5th July Nintendo of America will release two 3DS VC games a week. This weekend you can also get Super Mario Land for $2.99.

Kingdom Hearts Demo Out Now

You can grab a short demo for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance in the eShop right now. Upcoming demos include Heroes of Ruin and Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U Development

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U will be developed in collaboration with Namco Bandai. Team members from SoulCalibur, Tekken, Tales and more will all work alongside director Masahiro Sakurai. Namco Bandai already has a prototype running; Sakurai says it looks "pretty good".

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask will hit 3DS in November.

New Art Academy

A good title to show off the 3DS XL's big screens, a new Art Academy title is in the works for 3DS. No word on whether it's retail or eShop, or when it'll be released.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

A Wii collection of six Kirby games, with new challenge levels based on Kirby's Return to Dream Land. There's an interactive series timeline to race around, and it comes with a music CD and a full colour booklet too.

Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem will reach North America in 2013. It'll feature "robust" add-on content too.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Add-on Content

New Super Mario Bros. 2 will feature add-on content available after launch to expand its Coin Rush mode. Reggie couldn't say when or how the levels will be available as they haven't been created yet, and was keen to stress NSMB2 is still a fully-featured Mario adventure whether you buy the add-on content or not.

You can watch the show again at the official Nintendo Direct page.

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