Nintendo Direct News Round-Up - Little Mac in Smash Bros. and More - News

By Nick Pantazis, February 13, 2014
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It was a big Nintendo Direct today, packed full of information. Below I'll post the entire video (about 42 minutes) and the cliff notes of everything shown. Check out more videos of what was shown on Nintendo's youtube channel.


-Little Mac is  joining the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS cast. The pint-sized hero of the Punch-Out franchise attacks with a flurry of boxing blows. The trailer is below. 

- New trailers were shown for Kirby Triple Deluxe, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and Yoshi's New Island. They can be found on Nintendo's Youtube Channel.
- A new Steel Diver FPS titled Steel Diver: Sub Wars was announced. There is a free version of the game with full access to the multiplayer, but only two available submarines.
- Bat and Switch was announced for the 3DS eShop. The title has you playing a number of baseball minigames, each of which is purchased individually. The catch is that you can negotiate down the cost of the minigames in-game.
- Pokemon Trozei, Nintendo's gem matching Pokemon battle puzzle game, is hitting the 3DS eShop.
- New Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate trailer plus online co-op confirmed for Western release.
- The final game in Guild 01 is hitting the 3DS eShop. Weapon Shop de Omasse has you working as a black smith for RPG heroes.
- Inazuma Eleven is officially coming to the west on the 3DS eShop. This is the first time a game in the popular soccer RPG franchise has been localized.  
- Quick promotional blurbs were shown for a number of indie games, including Moon Chronicles, Shovel Knight, 1001 Spikes, and Retro City Rampage. More videos on them can be watched in Nintendo Minute features on their youtube channel.
- New trailer for Child of Light for Wii U, launching April 30th.
- New trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze shows a wide range of levels and environments, embedded below.

 - NES Remix 2 announced for Wii U, featuring remixes of later NES releases. It includes a completely reversed version of the original Super Mario Bros. called Super Luigi Bros.
- GameBoy Advance Games are officially hitting the Wii U eShop, starting with Metroid Fusion, Yoshi's Island 3, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in the coming months. 
- A new Mario Kart 8  trailer showed off the Koopa Kids, who are joining the cast. The official release date is May 30th. 
- X gameplay was shown for the first time, showing off an active turn-based combat system, in which position matters, and players can enter and exit mechs at will.  
- Finally a new trailer for Bayonetta 2 was shown.  

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