Nintendo has just released an amazingly awesome new Direct presentation. You can find it at the bottom of this article but if you don’t fancy watching it all, here is a summary of all the main announcements!
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal & Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
The release dates for the upcoming 3DS and Wii U titles have been revealed – both titles are coming to North America November 11th 2014 and Europe on November 21st 2014. Here’s a trailer to wet your appetite.
We have yet another release date and us European fans have been waiting so patiently for this one, so it’s actually available on the eShop…NOW! That’s right as we speak you can now purchase Shovel Knight on your 3DS or Wii U. It was made available straight after the Nintendo Direct, also announced was a 33% price reduction if you buy both versions of the game and if you buy the 3DS version you get an exclusive Shovel Knight theme.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
They showcased a new trailer featuring little snippets of each stage, the game boasts over 70+ stages and the release date has also been moved forward to January 2nd for Europe, but will launch December 5th 2014 in North America. You can find the new gameplay footage in the Nintendo Direct at the bottom of this article.
Amiibo Support – Hyrule Warriors & Mario Kart 8
Okay so I’ll start with the Hyrule Warriors part, when using the Link Amiibo figurine you will gain a new item – the spinner! Any fans of Twilight Princess will recognize this lovely item immediately and it looks like fun to play with. All Amiibo figurines compatible with Super Smash Bros Wii U are compatible with Hyrule Warriors, each giving a randomly generated item when used. There will be a software update this month to enable all the new features. Now onto Mario Kart 8, there was a new trailer revealed including footage from the Zelda and F-Zero inspired tracks in the first DLC pack. The rumours about the previously reported Amiibo compatibility were correct – Mii’s can wear the character “skin suits” when their figurines are used. The first three characters to be released will be Link, Tanooki Mario and Cat Peach.
You can watch the whole show below but if you prefer reading your news, check out part two of our Nintendo Direct round up by Greysun. Keep it here for all your latest gaming news!
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