| Wednesday, April 17, 2013
This morning, Nintendo streamed its latest Nintendo Direct, unveiling a plethora of new titles for Nintendo 3DS and more. In the half hour video, Nintendo’s President, Saturo Iwata, went on a run of Luigi-inclusive/related titles, part of Nintendo’s “Year of Luigi”, including Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, a new Mario Party and Mario Golf, and even a DLC add-on for New Super Mario Bros. U, called New Super Luigi U, which turns Luigi into the main character and makes some changes to the way the game plays. This was followed by a 3DS update of Donkey Kong Country Returns, the return of the Yoshi’s Island franchise, and more.
There was also talk about Virtual Console and Nintendo eShop updates for Wii U, Earthbound coming to Virtual Console, plus another new Pikmin type for Pikmin 3, and a quick showcase of the level of creativity in Game & Wario. But that was all really a lead-up to Reggie Fils-Aime’s unveiling of a 3DS-exclusive follow up to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which adds depth and a bit of Super Paper Mario-style 3D to the gameplay. If none of that other stuff interests you, it’s worth watching for that alone.