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With 2015 still only just picking up steam, the first Nintendo Direct broadcasts of the year ensured that the big N kicked off a vital 12 months with some style. It delivered some of its longer broadcasts in recent memory, with notable variations between regions, and as a whole kept momentum strong with a hefty list of reveals, announcements and details.

As was our gut instinct at the time, reinforced in the lists below, it was the 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS that enjoyed the lion's share of airtime. That's unsurprising in light of the fact that the New hardware lands on 13th February in the West, bringing a tough wait to an end. There was controversy with Nintendo of America only confirming the XL variation - no smaller devices will come to the region at launch - while scrabbling over the Majora's Mask 3D system is already prompting sold out pre-orders in the US. Carnage will ensue in that region, in particular.

Beyond the raging debate around the New Nintendo 3DS models in North America, meanwhile, there were plenty of other reveals to enjoy. There are two free-to-play projects on the way, actual cross-buy between Wii U and 3DS with an upcoming release and much, much more. So much, in fact, that this tradition of compiling all necessary news into one list of links has never been so necessary since the big N's E3 Digital Event last year; you'll also find the broadcasts themselves at the end.

Without further ado, let's get to it.

New Nintendo 3DS / 3DS

Wii U

Wii U and 3DS


Nintendo Direct Broadcasts

North America



So there you have it, a round-up of one of the busiest Nintendo Direct days in recent memory. Let us know what you thought of it all in the comments below.