Nintendo recently revealed the information that there will be a new Nintendo Direct today – August 7th, 2013. The presentation was said to show off some of the previously announced titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Today, I’m going to tell you everything that you need to know about what was said for the Nintendo 3DS department of the presentation.
Nintendo Direct Presentation (North America) – August 8, 2013 :
Sonic Lost World
After talking about the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, Satoru Iwata talked about its 3DS version and how the game will be available on October 22nd, 2013.
He went on, saying that the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game can communicate with each other through a local wireless connection. Apparently, on the 3DS version of the game, players can create remote control vehicles and send them to the Wii U version of the game, which can be used to help Sonic in the Co Op mode of the game.
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team isn’t available in North America yet, however, the game is already available in Europe. I wouldn’t go too in detail about this game because its just four days away from its North America release, so you can check out the launch trailer below :
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Launch Trailer :
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team will be available as a digital eShop download.
eShop Game Downloads
Here is a list of 3DS eShop games that will be available as digital downloads :
- Carnival ’92: Recca
- Donkey Kong (original NES version)
- Tecmo Bowl
- Wario Land 3
- Super Mario Bros. 3
The original NES version of Donkey Kong is set for an August 15th release on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, Tecmo Bowl will be available as a digital download this fall, and Wario Land 3 will launch on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on August 29th, 2013. As for the reminding games’ release dates, all that was mentioned during the 8.7.13 Nintendo Direct Presentation was the usual “coming soon”.
Streetpass Mii Plaza Update
Once again, Nintendo rolled out a firmware update for the Nintendo 3DS. This update made it possible for 3DS owners to have encounters with other 3DS owners through different Nintendo Zone locations.
Exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf Items
During August to late September, Nintendo will be distributing exclusive Animal Crossing: New Leaf items through Nintendo Zone locations. The first item that was mentioned in the Nintendo Direct presentation is a pumpkin pie, which can be obtained on August 11th, 2013.
Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney
During the presentation, Nintendo announced that Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney will be available for the Nintendo 3DS in North America and Europe sometime in 2014. No exact release dates have been mentioned.
Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Teaser Trailer :
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Satoru Iwata also talked about the The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and how the game will have two Triforces. He pointed it out on the game’s official logo from the video. It appears that one of the Triforces will be located in Zelda’s world, and another (the one that looks like a shadow) from a different world.
Link must travel to both worlds during the gameplay. The other world is similar to Link’s world, however, there will be differences. According to Mr. Iwata, ‘A Link Between Worlds’ takes place after a long time period from ‘A Link To the Past’. During the presentation, only the game’s month release was revealed, which is November.
Super Smash Bros for 3DS
It’s the year of Luigi, and guess what? Luigi will also be available as a playable character in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. Screenshots for the game has also been revealed.
Animal Crossing Series Community Launch
At the ending of today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Satoru talked about the launch of the Animal Crossing Series Community that is coming to Miiverse. Basically, it’s a place where Animal Crossing fans come together and make posts with a maximum of 100 characters.
( Screenshot: A preview of the Animal Crossing Series Community, the Animal Crossing Plaza )
Unfortunately, the service will only be available to Wii U owners. However, it is a limited time only service. The Plaza will only be available until the end of 2014, so take advantage of it while you can. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is already available for the Nintendo 3DS.