Nintendo Direct EU roundup

on August 7, 2013 by

Nintendo Direct EU roundup

Nintendo held another one of their digital press conferences today, shedding light on some of the software headed to their consoles in the coming months. Here’s a bite-sized list of all the announcements if you don’t fancy watching the video or leafing through twitter.



· Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright confirmed for European release in early 2014. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy confirmed for European release, too – that’ll be hitting stores on the 8th of November


· Sonic: Lost World footage was shown, along with an announcement showing some cross-compatability features with the 3DS.


· The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was shown, with Iwata promising an “all new link.” If you’re not a fan of ‘all new’ Link, you can have some old link, too; some more footage of Wind Waker HD was shown.


· A HUGE number of unseen Wii U eShop games were shown, as well as some new ones. Interested? Take a look at this. 


· On the more practical front, Nintendo showed Art Academy Sketchpad, a drawing game. Music giant KORG have also got on board the Nintendo train with the announcement of the MO1D, a software synthesiser for 3DS.


· Luigi confirmed for the next Smash Bros. Game. SHOCK!


· This is pretty cool: the Animal Crossing Welcome a Friend program was announced. If you register a copy of animal crossing and convince a friend to buy a 3DS XL, they get a copy of New Leaf – for free! On top of that, there’s now going to be an Animal Crossing MiiVerse channel, as well as a Plaza that will allow you to share your animals.


· Super Mario Bros. 2 is now up on the 3DS eShop, as well as SteamWorld Dig.


Excited? Unimpressed? Let us know in the comments below! We’ll be back Friday when Nintendo air their Wonderful 101-centric Nintendo Direct.