Nintendo Direct Valentine’s Day Recap

Essel Pratt On February 14, 2013 14.02.2013 with 9 Comments

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Here we are again, another Nintendo Direct has come and gone!  Many are expecting information new games, or new information on previously announced games.  Even more are wondering what type Ninfia is!

I have my screen capture tool ready, and am wondering if Iwata or Reggie will come out dressed like Cupid…

I want to apologize in advance for any mistakes made during this recap, as I am creating it as the broadcast is happening.

So far, as we wait, almost everybody is anxious for more Animal Crossing news.  Others are anticipating MiiVerse 3DS news, although that is doubtful for this broadcast.  The show starts in about fifteen minutes, so I am going to fill up my coffee, and wait patiently.  Hit the Jump for the recap…

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Up first is Iwata dressed as Luigi, Mario’s twin brother!  He explains that Luigi has always been a supporting character, but since this is the year of Luigi, he is coming back In Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.

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Mr. Miyamoto makes his Nintendo Direct appearance as he announces the games release on March 24th, 2013.  He explains that he has wanted to see the game in 3D, so the 3DS is the obvious platform.  The guy doing the voice over is not a very good match for Miyamoto.  He explains that in this game, there are some improvements such as enhanced interactivity with the environment via the Poltergust.  He also tells us that there are multiple mansions to explore.  The fighting has changed, and has more of a ghost buster feel.  You must stun them first, then suck them in.

Miyamoto reassures us that Luigi’s Mansion will not be scary, but light-hearted.  Now Iwata is back to explain the multi-player mode.  It supports four players and features a tower climb game.  There will also be online play.

Now Iwata tells us about a new Mario and Luigi RPG game.  The setting of the game is based within Luigi’s dreams. The battles seem to be turn based.  The title is Mario and Luigi Dream Team.  There are no further details, but I really hope Wart makes a return!

The next game in the line up is a new Mario Golf!

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It will be released this summer!

Now, since 2013 is the year of Luigi, Iwata is announcing DLC for New Super Mario U, that will transform all of the levels and become New Super Luigi U!  It should appear this year in the eShop!

Now, Iwata is talking about Link.  He is announcing the creation of a Mii Verse Zelda community that will be available today!

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Now, Bill from the Nintendo Tree house is advising us to download Fire Emblem maps now for free before the price raises to $6.  Be sure to check for DLC content on a regular basis for new Maps and character classes.

Now Bill is letting us know that Animal Crossing is almost done and will be available in a few months.  The information he shares is much the same as we have already heard.  More details will be available closer to launch.

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Now he speaks about Style Savy Trend Setters.  A new Gracie Grace clothing line will be available today, inspired by Animal Crossing.  A new Japanese clothing line, Liz Lisa will soon be available.

Lego City Undercover will launch on March 18th for the Wii U.  There are new areas, like the airport.  Lego City Undercover will be available on the 3DS in April, and is set two years before the Wii U version.

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Now onto Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors edge.  Be on the lookout for new, free Costume downloads.

Wii U Street U is now available here in the United States.

Now onto a new side scroller called Harmon Knight (eShop).  It is a music centric game.  It features over 50 levels available!  It will be available March 28th!

Now on to Kersploosh (eShop).  you are a ball falling down a well…enough said.

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (eShop) is a puzzle game.  New info will be available soon.

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For virtual console, you can expect Harvest moon soon!

They are now announcing some eShop bonuses when you purchase a Wii U Deluxe, or 3DS.  Unfortunately, the video is now skipping…so I missed most of it.

Now, a new Wii U bundle, including Zombie U will mirror the normal deluxe set, but will also include a pro controller and Zombie U.  Nintendo Land will be a free download. Cost will be $389.99

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Unfortunately, the poor video stream caused me to miss many of the release dates of upcoming games, so I will try to include them at a alternate time.

Now Reggie is up, and the video has gotten better.  He is announcing that Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will arrive this summer!  A 3D video is available today!

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Well that is all for today!  I am pretty excited about most of the news announced!  It looks like the this Spring and Summer will be a great time to be a gamer!  I apologize for anything that I might have missed or any errors.  Once the Broadcast is posted on Youtube, i will update it here.  I will also post the launch schedule when it is available.

Below are links to all of the videos showcased today:

For those interested, here is the NOE presentation:

 

Animal Crossing Direct:

http://youtu.be/WxxZLdJOQs8

LUIGI’S MANSION 2
ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF
CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW – MIRROR OF FATE
MONSTER HUNTER 3 ULTIMATE
MARIO AND DONKEY KONG (PROVISIONAL TITLE
CODE OF PRINCESS

9 Responses to “Nintendo Direct Valentine’s Day Recap”

  1. Loren says:

    More waiting for things that I want…that’s fine I guess. I cannot wait for Mario Golf, finally another game.

  2. Jared says:

    Uggh…the Zombie U bundle in Europe didn’t include a download of Nintendo Land…otherwise I would have totally picked it up XP

  3. wakko1337 says:

    Well on the plus side, now we know that Reggie didn’t kill Bill for his Japanese joke.

  4. Lord Lemmy says:

    Your statement about Iwata explaining that it’s been 18 years since we first met Luigi confused me, at first, because Super Mario Bros. on NES celebrated it’s 25th anniversary in 2010, and Luigi was OBVIOUSLY in that game. Then I remembered that he ACTUALLY explained that when the FIRST Luigi’s Mansion came out, it’s been 18 years since we first met him.

  5. Lord Lemmy says:

    So you might wanna correct that.

  6. Esselpratt says:

    Thanks Lord Lemmy! As I mentioned, I typed this up as I watched the broadcast, so there were bound to he some errors. That is why I Also posted the link to the Nintendo direct and the other videos. Hopefully I can find the time for the edit later this evening.

  7. wakko1337 says:

    Are the NOA and NOE Nintendo Directs the same? Because you posted the info from the American one with the video of the NOE one. Genuinely curious, but I’d rather not sit through a half hour of it again to find out.

  8. Essel Pratt says:

    The NOE is slightly different. Thank you for noticing, I pulled it from an email directly from Nintendo (Albeit Nintendo of Europe)

  9. Il y a longtemps que je n avais pas lu un billet de cette qualite !!!

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