Nintendo Direct Broadcast Offers up 3DS Goodness
This morning, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime held court during a new Nintendo Direct broadcast, which you can see above. There wasn’t much in the way of big, crazy announcements, but we got a few more details about forthcoming releases on the 3DS handheld.
There were two pretty highly anticipated titles discussed: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Fire Emblem: Awakening. While Fire Emblem looks to be the same old game, but with really fancy (and seriously sweet) looking cut-scenes and visuals, Animal Crossing will put players in the role of the mayor of whatever stupid town Animal Crossing games take place in. This is a game that I’m sure a lot of Nintendo fans are excited about. They like Animal Crossing. That’s fine. I hope you are excited about being mayor. Personally, I’ve never understood that franchise’s appeal…so I’ll just move on.
There are also a number of games coming out that, when purchased digitally, will make Nintendo’s classic Donkey Kong game available for download. Apparently, if you’re a member of Club Nintendo and buy Crosswords Plus, Art Academy, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, or Paper Mario: Sticker Star, you’ll be able to get the original Donkey Kong. Now, Fils-Aime didn’t specify if buying these games earned you a free download of DK, or if it merely made the game available for purchase (which wouldn’t surprise me if that was the case), but I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Either way, Donkey Kong won’t be made available otherwise, so if you want some Jumpman action, you know what to do.
Fils-Aime also revealed that New Super Mario Bros. 2 will have global leaderboards shortly, and that starting today there are two new Coin Rush level packs available for purchase for $2.50 a pop.
Take a look at the video above for the little tidbits we didn’t discuss here, not to mention some good gameplay walkthroughs and other trailers.
Man, I want that Paper Mario game.
Via Nintendo Direct