Nintendo Direct Announces New Games, Features For Wii U
Author: Ryan Winslett
published: 2013-01-23 13:36:29
Today’s Wii U-focused Nintendo Direct presentation is all wrapped up, leaving us with nearly 40 minutes worth of announcements and details for the consoles future including new features and a bunch of new games. If you’re wondering what the coming year will hold for Nintendo’s new home console, this is the place to begin.
For starters, the Nintendo Direct presentation pulled back the curtain on several new games for the touchscreen-infused console. Among those announced were a new Mario game and a new Mario Kart game, both of which will be playable during this year’s E3 event in June. A bizarre crossover was also announced in the form of Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, as well as an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker. There’s a new trailer for Bayonetta 2 on display during the Nintendo Direct presentation, a well as the announcement of a new Yoshi game coming from the team behind Kirby’s Epic Yarn. Finally, those on the lookout for a family game night will be able to check out a follow-up to Wii Party later this year, as well as a brand new game from the makers of Xenoblade that looks an awful lot like a sequel, or at least a spiritual successor, to that popular Wii RPG.
There were also a slew of new features announced, including a more beefed up eShop offering coming later this year, meaning more access to even more classic games. The ability to customize your controls for those games was also discussed, as well as an upcoming service that will let you access the Miiverse functionality on smartphones.
That, of course, was just a quick rundown of the news coming out of today’s Nintendo Direct presentation. To watch the entire event yourself, just head on over to the Nintendo Direct official website.
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