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- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - fill a balloon with your Poltergust to travel up/down in some areas. Encounter stairs, clocks and other objects that have been taken over by ghosts. Stun ghosts with the strobe bulb before capturing. Some ghosts hold items or use sunglasses to block the strobe bulb. Boos make an appearance. Some ghosts attack from behind. Ghost dog loves gold and will run off with any gold it can find. Chase after it using the darklight device to follow his footprints. Multiplayer lets you hunt down hidden ghost dogs as well as racing the clock, besides the already announced mode.



- Mario and Luigi series getting new installment. Setting of the game is Luigi's dreams. Touch Luigi's face as he sleeps to solve puzzles. Have multiple Luigis come in and help you during battle. Game is called Mario and Luigi: Dream Team. Due out this Summer.
- new Mario Golf game coming to 3DS. Features wide range of courses, including traditional courses and ones inspired by Mario's worlds. Developed by Camelot. Includes supershots. Mario Golf World Tour due out this Summer.
- New Super Mario Bros. U DLC changes existing courses into new courses. Developing a new adventure starring Luigi called New Super Luigi U. Mario does not appear in the game. This is a large-scale DLC. Will take some time to create. Due out on Wii U eShop this year.
- The Legend of Zelda Miiverse community to be opened today. Aonuma to make an appearance from time to time.
- Existing Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC being discussed. New DLC coming in the months head. Today, two new maps are available. Champions of Yore 3 fo $2.50. The Golden Gaffe available today. It's the first available in a set. Costs $2.50. Special SwapNote coming.
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf to be released on June 9th in the states, June 14th in Europe
- EU: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate bundles for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS coming March 22nd, as well as Circle Pad Pro XL
- Donkey Kong Returns 3D under development, due out this Summer. will be available both at retail and via download. Trailer on eShop today. Remake of the Wii game.



- Style Savvy: Trendsetters and Liz Lisa clothing content being swapped between Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Content hitting Style Savvy today.
- EU: White and Black 3DS XL systems are coming very soon, Monster Hunter demos coming next week



- new costumes and Ninja Missions for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
- Wii Street U for Wii U available now





- HarmoKnight due out March 28th, demo due out the week before
- Kersploosh is a 3DS eShop title that has you diving down wells, comes out March 7th in the states, February 28th in Europe named Splash or Crash
- Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move. Due out on 3DS eShop soon. For Europe listed as Q2.
- Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Range. Action tower defense. Recruit new allies by beating them. Involves StreetPass interaction. Due out April 11th.
- Euro-exclusive: Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS XL incl. Fire Emblem: Awakening from 19 April
- EU: Etrian Odyssey 4 is coming to Europe this Spring, Castlevania: LoS - MoF on March 8
- 3DS VC - Harvest Moon, Legend of the River King. Due out in the coming months.
- Namco Bandai, Capcom and SEGA come together in Project X Zone, this summer on Nintendo (Europe)
- New 3DS promotions. Select eShop games on sale today.
- EU: Every week a retail title will be slashed in price on 3DS eShop. This week Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for €29.99
- The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concerts are coming to London, Paris and Berlin
- EU: Inazuma Eleven 3 will be remade for the Nintendo 3DS and be released in Europe. Two versions. 2200 characters and 250 moves.
- BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 due out February.
- EU: Action RPG Code of Princess is coming to 3DS eShop this spring in Europe.
- Toki Tori 2 due out this March



- Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate is coming exclusively to #3DS on 3/5. Demo in #eShop on 2/28



- EU: Build your own Pokémon Paradise and play with friends in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, from May 17 on Nintendo 3DS
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is on #WiiU and Nintendo #3DS w/ cross platform play on 3/19. Demo in #eShop on 2/21.



- Injustice: Gods Among Us uses the GamePad for off-screen play or as a quick moves list. Coming to #WiiU 4/16.
- March 5: Castlevania LOS Mirror of Fate 3DS. Demo on eShop Feb. 28th.








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14 Feb 2013 10:50

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:
Da_RaY wrote:@Chosenoneknuckles

I missed that! How much?


Presumed you meant the OoT 3D discount price?

It's £19.99 for me now [and EUROS29.99, I think?]


HarmoKnight isn't coming to the UK and Europe, nor the Dillion sequel: Confirmed. :|


Yeah, that's what I was referring to. Oh so that was for Europe. Thanks.

Anyone know if US is having a similar deal?
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14 Feb 2013 10:51

Yoshistar wrote:^I thought HarmoKnight got a UK release date for March on December's Direct. Did they change that?


I can't remember. But it wasn't mentioned on our ND, but it was on the Americas one. That says it all really.
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14 Feb 2013 10:53

I seriously hope NA get's that Monster Hunter bundle as well... >_>
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14 Feb 2013 10:55

Did anyone else notice that Bill Trinen said that they were working on exclusive content for the NoA release of Animal Crossing? I wonder what that could be... probably replacing those nude statues with something more kid friendly. :lol:
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14 Feb 2013 10:59

NSMU Luigi - Nintendo doing DLC right. :)

I just hope it releases in the Summer, cos by the Fall and Pokemon XY and whatever [non-WW HD] Wii U games come then, not many will be playing a launch title still...
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14 Feb 2013 11:20

NA: Blue and red 3DS XL
EU: Blue, red, SILVER, WHITE and BLACK 3DS XL

NA: FE:A 3DS bundle
EU: FE:A 3DS [XL] bundle, MH:U black 3DS XL bundle

NA: ZombiU Wii U bundle
EU: ZombiU AND MH:U Wii U bundle

WTH NoA!? You're doing it wrong
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14 Feb 2013 11:33

MoldyClay wrote:Only thing I am upset about is DKCR not being a new game, and isn't even old. I mean, yes, it will look amazing, but I own this already. D:

Also, no retail price drops in North America? Boo.

And really want a sale on Dillon. Why is there a sale on Crashmo, but NA never got one on Pushmo like everyone else did? lol (I have it, but surprised).

I dont know what they are thinking. The Wii version is still fully stocked in most stores for $20 or less. Releasing a 3DS port now, laziness issues aside, is just a terrible strategy and is kinda sorta a middle finger to those who bought the Wii version. Then again I guess it serves them right buying a 2D offline platformer for $50.
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14 Feb 2013 11:47

BlueRangerVegeta wrote:
MoldyClay wrote:Only thing I am upset about is DKCR not being a new game, and isn't even old. I mean, yes, it will look amazing, but I own this already. D:

Also, no retail price drops in North America? Boo.

And really want a sale on Dillon. Why is there a sale on Crashmo, but NA never got one on Pushmo like everyone else did? lol (I have it, but surprised).

I dont know what they are thinking. The Wii version is still fully stocked in most stores for $20 or less. Releasing a 3DS port now, laziness issues aside, is just a terrible strategy and is kinda sorta a middle finger to those who bought the Wii version. Then again I guess it serves them right buying a 2D offline platformer for $50.


So 2D games can't be worth $50? It was a huge (lengthy) game with tons of unlockable content and a severe difficulty spike, it more than warranted the $50 price tag.
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14 Feb 2013 12:39

tendoboy1984 wrote:
BlueRangerVegeta wrote:
MoldyClay wrote:Only thing I am upset about is DKCR not being a new game, and isn't even old. I mean, yes, it will look amazing, but I own this already. D:

Also, no retail price drops in North America? Boo.

And really want a sale on Dillon. Why is there a sale on Crashmo, but NA never got one on Pushmo like everyone else did? lol (I have it, but surprised).

I dont know what they are thinking. The Wii version is still fully stocked in most stores for $20 or less. Releasing a 3DS port now, laziness issues aside, is just a terrible strategy and is kinda sorta a middle finger to those who bought the Wii version. Then again I guess it serves them right buying a 2D offline platformer for $50.


So 2D games can't be worth $50? It was a huge (lengthy) game with tons of unlockable content and a severe difficulty spike, it more than warranted the $50 price tag.

I know this debate is as old as gaming itself. But aside from simple puzzlers 2D platformers are easily the easiest games to make/develop. The only exception is when you throw in massive character creation tools like LBP. This is why the indie scene is full of them and why any 2D platformer without Mario stamped on it cant maintain a full priced tag on consoles. I expect that will become true for handheld as well.

So yeah, considering that 2D platformers need less resources and manpower they should be cheaper. Kinda insulting to see NSMBU a game that took less than a year to make with minimum resources launch at the same price that Bioshock/Skyward Siwrd/Xenoblade/Arkham ect.
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14 Feb 2013 12:45

BlueRangerVegeta wrote:I dont know what they are thinking. The Wii version is still fully stocked in most stores for $20 or less. Releasing a 3DS port now, laziness issues aside, is just a terrible strategy and is kinda sorta a middle finger to those who bought the Wii version. Then again I guess it serves them right buying a 2D offline platformer for $50.


You can't find it anywhere for under $29.96. It is still selling on Wii though, so it is odd that they would remake it so fast. I was expecting a new version, not a remake. Hopefully they release it at $30 as opposed to $40, but I doubt it.

Also, why haven't Nintendo released white/ black/ silver 3DS XL here? Come on already...
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14 Feb 2013 12:47

Just started downloading OoT 3D [£19.99 baby] - my first digital 3DS title! :) 8)
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14 Feb 2013 13:27

Mako wrote:
BlueRangerVegeta wrote:I dont know what they are thinking. The Wii version is still fully stocked in most stores for $20 or less. Releasing a 3DS port now, laziness issues aside, is just a terrible strategy and is kinda sorta a middle finger to those who bought the Wii version. Then again I guess it serves them right buying a 2D offline platformer for $50.


You can't find it anywhere for under $29.96. It is still selling on Wii though, so it is odd that they would remake it so fast. I was expecting a new version, not a remake. Hopefully they release it at $30 as opposed to $40, but I doubt it.

Also, why haven't Nintendo released white/ black/ silver 3DS XL here? Come on already...

I thought it was a Nintendo select tile? Either way the point still stands. Even though I have little interest in a WW rerelease I sill get it but why a 3DS port?
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14 Feb 2013 13:39

So the new Donkey Kong game is a port? :(
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14 Feb 2013 13:45

AnoukiAgentYellow wrote:So the new Donkey Kong game is a port? :(


Yep. DK's first 3DS outing is a port. Brilliant, ain't it?

Where's my DKC4 [or DKCR2] already... :|
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14 Feb 2013 17:23

Meh, if the DKCR port is the biggest complaint people have seem to have about this Nintendo Direct then I would say Nintendo did a pretty good job.
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14 Feb 2013 18:25

I really liked this ND a lot. Surprisingly people on nintendo life are complaining over the fact that Animal crossing is coming in june... :roll: I personally think that is a good date, myself. With all the new things announced it's great.

And guys, DKCR being ported to the 3DS shouldn't be a thing to whine about. It's a 4 year old game, they'll probably add something new. Plus some people like me never played it on wii.
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14 Feb 2013 19:24

Well, I'm kinda interested in the new Mario & Luigi game, though I don't understand why they're releasing 2 3DS Mario RPG's about a year apart from each other, that seems a bit excessive. Nintendo needs more new fresh game worlds rather than just re-using the same ones as heavily as they have been, especially lately.

Not really interested in much else, though I haven't tried any of the Mini-Mario games, or Dillon's Rolling Western, but given Nintendo's track record with downloadable games I'm hesitant to invest in that kind of thing from them.

DKCR 3D just seems a strange move, are they porting this because they figured it would be a cheap way to get another popular big name platformer on the system, or did Miyamoto just think it would look amazing in low-res 3D? As I bought the game recently for Wii, I wouldn't need 2 versions, and I don't care about the 3D. The idea of playing the game without forced waggle controls sounds nice, though.
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14 Feb 2013 19:28

TheDreamingHawk wrote:DKCR being ported to the 3DS shouldn't be a thing to whine about. It's a 4 year old game


4 years? It was released in November 2010. A week from now it will have been out for 2 years and 3 months.
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14 Feb 2013 19:49

I'm just happy they finally give a release date for Animal Crossing. Looking forward to waste countless hours with that in the summer.
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14 Feb 2013 21:40

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:Just started downloading OoT 3D [£19.99 baby] - my first digital 3DS title! :) 8)


Oh my god. I had just played from the start all the way to the Castle town - but hit the Power button by mistake when going to save! :x :(

Why isn't there a 'Cancel?' option. Seriously.
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15 Feb 2013 17:32

Jerome wrote:
TheDreamingHawk wrote:DKCR being ported to the 3DS shouldn't be a thing to whine about. It's a 4 year old game


4 years? It was released in November 2010. A week from now it will have been out for 2 years and 3 months.



Still an old game by now. Nothing to really whine about
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18 Feb 2013 19:03

Jerome wrote:Well, I'm kinda interested in the new Mario & Luigi game, though I don't understand why they're releasing 2 3DS Mario RPG's about a year apart from each other, that seems a bit excessive. Nintendo needs more new fresh game worlds rather than just re-using the same ones as heavily as they have been, especially lately.

Not really interested in much else, though I haven't tried any of the Mini-Mario games, or Dillon's Rolling Western, but given Nintendo's track record with downloadable games I'm hesitant to invest in that kind of thing from them.

DKCR 3D just seems a strange move, are they porting this because they figured it would be a cheap way to get another popular big name platformer on the system, or did Miyamoto just think it would look amazing in low-res 3D? As I bought the game recently for Wii, I wouldn't need 2 versions, and I don't care about the 3D. The idea of playing the game without forced waggle controls sounds nice, though.


your entire post perplexes me. based on your criticisms, i find it difficult to believe that really ANYTHING nintendo could have announced would have pleased you. have you played any of their eshop titles over the past year? pushmo/crashmo, fluidity, tokyo crash mobs, sakura samurai, ketzal's corridors (and dillon, of course)? you act as though their track record is complete garbage, despite the fact that the majority of what they have released in recent times has been acclaimed by both critic and consumer alike. and all of those were brand new ips (or direct sequels to brand new ips) - no mario, no link, no mach rider to be found. and the way you have found fault with nintendo releasing a paper mario game and then a mario and luigi game nine months later gives me the impression that you a) must hate all games that have yearly releases (assassin's creed, any sports franchise title, call of duty, etc) and b) have never played a mario and luigi game or paper mario:sticker star. other than the turn-based battles, pm:ss has barely any semblance to the rpg it last was during its days on the gamecube. otherwise, you would know exactly how very differently those two games are presented and play from one another. to dismiss any mario game simply as "another mario game" shows just how little experience you have with all of the very different games mario has appeared in. to consider them all in the same "game world" is foolish.
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20 Feb 2013 22:04

I have mixed feelings on the Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. I think it was way too soon to remake DKCR (it came out 3 years or so ago), and if they were going to remake a game that came out 3 years ago, don't do it with an IP that rarely gets games. I would have much preferred a new Donkey Kong game for 3DS, or at least a Donkey Kong 64 remake.

However, I watched the trailer, and I have to admit the 3D is outstanding. I maybe will pick it up, but probably not at launch price.

On another note, I am extremely excited for Dream Team and New Super Luigi Bros U.
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21 Feb 2013 22:18

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:I bet Nintendo must feel real odd about selling a add-on device so much [especially one that looks so crap]. :oops:

You know looks can be deceiving...
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21 Feb 2013 23:09

@CorusFace,

I guess my statement about Nintendo's eShop was a bit too vague, and you seem to have taken it the wrong way. I wasn't referring to the quality of Nintendo's eShop games, I was referring to their business model when it comes to downloadable content: namely charging more premium prices, pretty much never offering discounts, and tying them to one piece of hardware. I'm hesitant to invest in downloadable games because I like actually owning stuff. Some content providers like Steam and Apple have taken steps to offset this by letting you play games on multiple systems and offering sales (sometimes going a bit overboard, in fact) but Nintendo hasn't done much like this yet.

As for my comment on the two Mario RPG's releasing close to each other, you seem to have taken the wrong way as well. I currently own 5 out of the 8 Mario RPG games that have been released so far, and am just about to pick up a sixth. I just don't want Nintendo to neglect making new stuff and release so many Mario games in such a short time that people get tired of them. I don't care how much you change the mechanics, people can get tired of seeing the same mugs in 17 games each year, especially when (as in Sticker Star) Miyamoto literally orders the developers not to include any new characters.

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