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Reaction: Our Thoughts on Nintendo Direct - 17th May

Our Thoughts on Nintendo Direct - 17th May

A starter ahead of the main course

This week's Nintendo Direct has now digested, and if you still need to catch up you can check out our big summary of the news for the full lowdown. After the last broadcast went big with some significant reveals, it was a more measured approach this time around, with the running time fleshed out with plenty of...

Feature: Nintendo Direct on 17th May - The Big Summary

Nintendo Direct on 17th May - The Big Summary

Not as big as other Direct summaries, perhaps

Nintendo hit us with a fresh Nintendo Direct on 17th May, with the usual 24-hour notice period to leave Nintendo gamers scrambling to check their diaries. With a focus on Wii U releases in Spring and Summer, we should have known that, ultimately, this would be a little lower key than recent bombastic...

News: Nintendo Confirms Smash Bros., 3D Mario and Mario Kart for E3 Nintendo Direct

Nintendo Confirms Smash Bros., 3D Mario and Mario Kart for E3 Nintendo Direct

Oh snap

Today's Nintendo Direct has come and gone, bringing with it an exclusive Sonic release, more mascot Olympians and some long-awaited release dates. Whether it pushed enough buttons is down to personal opinion, but it was relatively snappy and low-key compared to some other recent broadcasts. Whether a reaction to that or simply an effort...

News: Zelda Oracle Titles To Have an Initial Discount on the 3DS Virtual Console in North America

Zelda Oracle Titles To Have an Initial Discount on the 3DS Virtual Console in North America

The quest begins on 30th May

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons were recently confirmed for the 3DS Virtual Console, certainly welcome news for fans of the Game Boy Color double-act. Nintendo had also confirmed that the link capability of the originals — which back in the day would have set gamers...

News: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Slipping Onto Wii U

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Slipping Onto Wii U

And now we know where Sochi is on a map

Today's new game reveals in the Nintendo Direct broadcasts certainly had a SEGA theme, with Nintendo surprising no-one by confirming Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, continuing the run of mascot Olympians on Nintendo systems. This one was confirmed for Wii U, and while no firm release...

News: The Wonderful 101 Launch Dates Revealed

The Wonderful 101 Launch Dates Revealed

This has been one long launch window!

Platinum Games' upcoming superhero title, The Wonderful 101, was given its launch dates during today's European and North American Nintendo Direct videos. The title will launch in Europe on 23rd August and in North America on 15th September. It was originally announced at E3 2012 as a launch window release,...

News: Nintendo Direct Confirmed For 17th May, Covering Summer Titles on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Direct Confirmed For 17th May, Covering Summer Titles on Wii U and 3DS

Set hype mode to stunned

Nintendo likes to keep us on our toes, as it's just announced that there'll be a Nintendo Direct broadcast on 17th May, giving us the usual 24 hours of notice. In both North America and Europe it'll cover Spring and Summer releases, with Nintendo UK emphasizing a "focus" on Wii U games, and Nintendo of America promising...

Feature: The Big Nintendo 3DS Direct Summary

The Big Nintendo 3DS Direct Summary

There's a lot to take in

Before the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, we're sure that many were unsure of what to expect. We've watched enough of them to know that sometimes they can be rather light on revelations, simply stringing us along with a few release dates, and on other occasions they can be blockbuster events that get the Nintendo Life...

News: Shin Megami Tensei IV Launches This July In North America

Shin Megami Tensei IV Launches This July In North America

First print copies will be Limited Edition

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed that Shin Megami Tensei IV will be released across North America on 16th July; all first print copies of the game will come packaged as a Limited Edition box set, including a Strategy and Design book, a Shin Megami Tensei Music Collection...

News: Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL Bundle Confirmed in The West

Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL Bundle Confirmed in The West

It will be available on launch

Yesterday we reported that UK online retailer ShopTo had listed the limited edition Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL sparking rumours the special system would be making its way to the West. Thankfully we didn't have to wait too long to find out as it was confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct presentation that the...

News: Mario Golf: World Tour Features Online Play And Communities

Mario Golf: World Tour Features Online Play And Communities

Tee-off in large scale global tournaments

Mario certainly loves his sport. Over the years he's tried his hand at football, basketball and tennis to name a few - he's even competed in the Olympics with a certain blue hedgehog. One Mario sports title many people are fond of is Mario Golf and this Summer will see a 3DS iteration of the series emerge...

News: New Mode And Items Confirmed For Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

New Mode And Items Confirmed For Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Also features eight exclusive levels

We recently touched upon a product listing for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the Nintendo UK website, which revealed some new elements for the 3DS port, including an easy mode and new items. These features were confirmed during today's 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct, where Satoru Iwata called the game a...

News: Iwata Reveals More Details On New Super Luigi U

Iwata Reveals More Details On New Super Luigi U

No bros allowed

Satoru Iwata revealed more details about New Super Luigi U, the upcoming downloadable expansion for New Super Mario Bros. U, during today's Nintendo Direct presentation. First revealed in February as part of Nintendo's Year of Luigi, New Super Luigi U takes the "Bros." out of the equation, giving Mario's clumsy green brother the...

News: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies Coming To Europe This Year

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies Coming To Europe This Year

North America will have to wait until 2014

While today's 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct revealed a few titles that we didn't know about, there were a few pieces of information on those we most definitely do know exist. One of those titles was Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies, which is the last game in the prequel trilogy. We can now confirm...

News: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Hits Europe on 12th July, North America on 11th August

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Hits Europe on 12th July, North America on 11th August

Luigi is the star

While our exciting new game klaxon was going off regularly here at Nintendo Life Towers during the latest 3DS Direct, we also enjoyed receiving release dates and details for games confirmed earlier in the year. One that we were particularly pleased to hear about was Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros., the latest in the popular RPG...

News: Wii U Virtual Console Will Arrive Shortly After Next Week's System Update

Wii U Virtual Console Will Arrive Shortly After Next Week's System Update

Time for the real deal

So far we've seen glimpses of the Wii U Virtual Console, courtesy of the Famicom Anniversary celebrations bringing us one classic a month for just £0.30/$0.30. And yet, following next week's system update, the real thing will arrive and bring regular retro downloads to the system. As we've already experienced, the VC...