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Reaction: Nintendo Direct's Final Flourish of 2013

Nintendo Direct's Final Flourish of 2013

Damien and Tom share their thoughts on this week's broadcasts

It's like Nintendo read our minds, or at least deduced what a number of enthusiasts may be thinking. Aside from a slightly awkward appearance at the VGX awards to reveal Cranky Kong for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, we've had festive season advertising but relatively slim pickings...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 18th December Broadcasts

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 18th December Broadcasts

Hyrule Warriors, NES Remix, Kirby, Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 and much more

With the Holiday season rapidly approaching, Nintendo took the opportunity to bring us all new Nintendo Direct broadcasts to show us what's to come, throw in a surprise or two and build some buzz around both the Wii U and the 3DS. Broadcasts in Europe and North America —...

News: Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming eShop Discounts

Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming eShop Discounts

Top up those funds

Yesterday's Nintendo Direct broadcasts were certainly full of surprises, with some reveals also coming in as little as 10 seconds of video. One announcement that's worth pointing out for those that missed it in Europe is that there's an extensive range of discounts coming over the next few weeks, covering retail and download-only...

News: New Donkey Kong Trailer Grabs Attention as European Release Date is Confirmed

New Donkey Kong Trailer Grabs Attention as European Release Date is Confirmed

21st February, same as in the Americas

We can't help but feel that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been given a tough time by some, by virtue of the fact that it's a Retro Studios game that isn't Metroid. But still, it's a follow-up to the brilliant Donkey Kong Country Returns, so could be an excellent 2D platformer. We will see, in any...

News: Bravely Default North American Demo To Include Unique Quest and Hours of Exclusive Content

Bravely Default North American Demo To Include Unique Quest and Hours of Exclusive Content

Arrives on 2nd January

While European gamers are fortunate enough to have Bravely Default available on 3DS now, it seems North American gamers will also have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the game ahead of its retail release. Nintendo of America has confirmed that a demo for the title will hit the region's 3DS eShop on 2nd January, and stated that...

News: This Year of Luigi Diorama Brings a Dark Moon to Club Nintendo

This Year of Luigi Diorama Brings a Dark Moon to Club Nintendo

Grab it now in Europe, pre-order in North America

Today's European broadcast wasn't all about games, but also revealed an attractive collectible that's up for grabs on Club Nintendo; it's a diorama based on this year's terrific 3DS release Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. This is available right now on the European Club Nintendo stars catalogue, with...

News: Wii Sports Club: Golf Swings Onto the Wii U eShop

Wii Sports Club: Golf Swings Onto the Wii U eShop

Available now and includes an extra retro-inspired course

Rumoured yesterday due to system maintenance targeting its app, Nintendo today used its Nintendo Direct broadcasts to confirm that Wii Sports Club: Golf is available right now in Europe and North America. When you log into the game (or download it for the first time) you should automatically...

News: Fresh Details Are Sucked Up for Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Fresh Details Are Sucked Up for Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Two new mini-games outlined

Kirby: Triple Deluxe launches in Japan on 11th January, just a few weeks from now, but today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts didn't narrow down the Western release any more than '2014'. Nevertheless, we did get to see a lot more of the game in action and learned of some additional mini-games that will be featured. First of...

News: Nintendo Network 3DS Promotion to Offer Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download in Europe

Nintendo Network 3DS Promotion to Offer Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download in Europe

Wahoo!

Today's European Nintendo Direct broadcast certainly showed a festive spirit, with Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata outlining a "Nintendo Network Promotion" to encourage 3DS owners in the region to either create an ID or link their Wii U equivalent. Nintendo Network IDs were added with the major 3DS system update on 10th December,...

News: Rosalina, Baby Characters, New Courses And Unique Rides All Confirmed For Mario Kart 8

Rosalina, Baby Characters, New Courses And Unique Rides All Confirmed For Mario Kart 8

UFOs, ATV buggies and bikes all inbound

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcast was bursting with new information about a host of Wii U and 3DS titles, and those looking forward to Mario Kart 8 weren't left disappointed. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed a whole host of fresh info about the forthcoming Wii U racer, including new tracks and...

News: Rosalina And Luma Work Their Magic On The Super Smash Bros. Roster

Rosalina And Luma Work Their Magic On The Super Smash Bros. Roster

The gang is getting bigger

It has been revealed during today's Nintendo Direct that Rosalina and Luma will be adding their strength to the Super Smash Bros. line-up on Wii U and 3DS. The announcement came in a rather cheeky video which began with Kirby racing through the Rainbow Road circuit with Kart-riding Mario and Donkey Kong, leading some to...

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console on 26th December in Europe

Super Mario Bros. 3 Arrives on Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console on 26th December in Europe

Includes a launch week discount

It's been in demand since Nintendo teased it earlier in the year, and it's almost here. Super Mario Bros. 3 with arrive on the Virtual Console for both Wii U and 3DS on 26th December; it was announced in the European Nintendo Direct by Satoru Shibata, though unfortunately had no mention in the North America equivalent...

News: Exclusive Sonic Lost World DLC Now Available For Download On The Wii U eShop

Exclusive Sonic Lost World DLC Now Available For Download On The Wii U eShop

Might we add that it's free?

Sonic is set to embark on an adventure into the world of everyone's favourite green dinosaur Yoshi, as Yoshi's Island Zone becomes the first of two Nintendo-themed levels available for Sonic Lost World on the Wii U. If this news isn't good enough, you'll be pleased to know that's available to download right now on the...

News: New Teaser Trailer For Yoshi's New Island Emerges During Today's Nintendo Direct

New Teaser Trailer For Yoshi's New Island Emerges During Today's Nintendo Direct

It's oh so beautiful

A brand new teaser trailer for Yoshi's New Island was shown during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, along with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announcing the game would arrive on 2DS and 3DS consoles in Spring 2014 in North America and Europe. The game is being directed by Nintendo’s Takashi Tezuka, who previously worked on...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Presentation Live

Watch The North American Presentation Live

Spring 2014 titles for Wii U and 3DS expected

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcast is due to air at 6AM PT (9AM ET) and will focus on Wii U and 3DS games set to launch in Spring 2014. You can watch the entire thing right here on Nintendo Life. Make sure you tune in and post your thoughts in the live chat area to tell us what you think about the...

News: Nintendo Direct Focusing On Wii U And 3DS Games Coming Spring 2014 To Air Tomorrow

Nintendo Direct Focusing On Wii U And 3DS Games Coming Spring 2014 To Air Tomorrow

Could we see some new titles?

Nintendo has just confirmed that a Nintendo Direct broadcast devoted to Wii U and 3DS titles coming in "Spring 2014" will air tomorrow — that's Wednesday 18th December, just in case you're confused. The video will go live at 6AM PT / 9AM ET / 2PM UK, and you'll be able to watch it right here on Nintendo Life. Expect...

News: Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre App Released Alongside Mini Nintendo Direct

Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre App Released Alongside Mini Nintendo Direct

Don't mona about the price

Update Nintendo of America has now confirmed that this app will be released in North America — it'll arrive in the region on 2nd December and cost $19.99. Original Article Way back in Spring 2012 we told you about the official Louvre 3DS tour guide application that was being offered to visitors of the iconic museum...

Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13th November Broadcasts

The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13th November Broadcasts

Big news for 3DS and a whole load of release dates and details

So, another Nintendo Direct broadcast has come and gone. The reaction online seemed to be, as is now standard, rather mixed. Some have expressed disappointment, while others (such as this writer) thought the broadcasts did a rather good job. Primarily announced as providing details on...

News: Nintendo of America Launches Weekly eShop Price Promotions

Nintendo of America Launches Weekly eShop Price Promotions

This week is all about the Zelda franchise

While many announcements in today's regional Nintendo Direct broadcasts were largely similar in both North America and Europe, one promotion confirmed by Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime may make some European gamers jealous. It's been confirmed that there'll be weekly eShop promotions covering the...

News: StreetPass Relay Point Improvements and Free SpotPass Content Announced

StreetPass Relay Point Improvements and Free SpotPass Content Announced

Rack up those hits

While not necessarily the biggest news to come out of today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, there have been updates on the StreetPass Relay service that utilises Wi-Fi hotspots to give 3DS owners much needed hits. In Europe it's been confirmed that, as of 14th November, relay points around the region will begin to provide the last...

News: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Finally Dated for North America

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Finally Dated for North America

Mark out 28th February in your diaries

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrived in Europe recently, bringing a close to the series in its current form. Unfortunately North American gamers only had a vague 2014 release window, but during today's Nintendo Direct festivities it was confirmed that the 3DS title will finally arrive in the region...

Video: This "10 New Things" Super Mario 3D World Trailer Will Push Your Buttons

This "10 New Things" Super Mario 3D World Trailer Will Push Your Buttons

Super is the word

Super Mario 3D World is, based on many written perceptions of Nintendo fans online, a game that becomes increasingly exciting the more it's seen. The initial E3 trailer arguably struggled to prompt much buzz, but recent videos have taken the action up a notch and, in the process, ramped up the hype levels for the plumber's next...