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5/17/13 Nintendo Direct Round Up

During one of their trademark Nintendo Direct Broadcasts today, Nintendo offered a slew of details in regards to the biggest of their summer releases. Here’s a brief round up of all the info.

  • The next installment in the Sonic franchise will be exclusive to Nintendo. Sonic Lost World will be a platformer and more details will be released at E3.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games was announced. Additionally, a slew of Sega Game Gear games will be released onto the virtual console including: Crystal Warriors, Defenders of Oasis, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, G-LOC: Air Battles, Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya, Sonic Blast, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails Adventure and Vampire: Master of Darkness.
  • Nintendo will be partnering with Best Buy to allow games they demo at E3 to be played in participating stores during the event.
  • On June 20, Nintendo will be releasing the New Super Mario Bros U DLC  for $19.99 in the eShop. For those that don’t own New Super Mario Bros U, New Super Luigi U will also be offered at retail as a stand alone title for $29.99 on August 25th.
  • The Wonderful 101 will be released on September 15th.
  • Pikmin 3 will be released on August 4th.
  • Game and Wario will be released on June 23rd for $39.99. A variety of new mini games were also revealed for the game. You can check out a special Iwata Asks about the game here.
  • Resident Evil Revelations will be released in stores and on the eShop on May 30th. It will feature Wii U exclusive controls, remote play and Miiverse compatibility.  
  • Nintendo’s Treehouse localization team will be releasing a series of videos focused on discussing Animal Crossing New Leaf’s multitude of content ahead of its release date on June 9th.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons will be released on the 3DS eShop on May 30th. For the first three weeks of the release of both games, they will only cost $4.99 apiece. After that, the games will be $5.99 apiece.

You can check out the whole Nintendo Direct here. What do you think of the these announcements? Sound off in the comments section below.

Christian Miller

Christian is a lover of the three R's: reading, writing, and RPG's. He lives in a historic town in northern Utah where he loves playing video games and trying humorously to become an author. When he isn't spending time with his family or writing, you can probably find him battling Darkspawn, trying to catch em all, or attempting to get a headshot on a Chimera.

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