Nintendo Direct: Denpa Men 3 And Chibi-Robo AR App Confirmed In Japanese Broadcast

That was a surprise

Nintendo has unleashed a totally unexpected Chotto Nintendo Direct broadcast which showcases The Denpa Men 3 — the next in the series of popular 3DS eShop RPGs — and Chibi-Robo Live Action!, an Augmented Reality app which tasks players with snapping real-world items to match outlines within the game.

The Denpa Men 3 includes a raft of new features, including the ability to create a house for your characters and recruit monsters to fight for you. You'll also be able to import your characters from the previous two games — both of which will be subject to a 50 percent discount promotion. A demo is hitting the Japanese 3DS eShop on July 31st, with the final game launching on August 7th for 1000 Yen.

Chibi-Robo Live Action! is based around mini-games which make use of the 3DS console's camera. It's available in Japan right now, and there's also a demo on offer.

The broadcast also included details on a new video streaming app from YNN for the Wii U console, a Demae-Can food ordering service, a Bandai Anime channel and finally a rather cool limited edition Chibi-Robo Wii U system.

Phew! You can check out the full video below.

[via nintendoeverything.com]