Summary of Nintendo Direct 01.14.2015

Watch the Nintendo Direct here

Iwata wishes us a happy new year!

3DS game announcements

  • New Fire Emblem developed by Intelligent Systems, the same developer as Fire Emblem Awakening. New Story writer Shin Kibayashi joins the team. Promises that the effect of your choices will be greater than ever.
  • Puzzle and Dragons Z and Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition is coming from Japan to Europe and North America. This is originally a mobile game that has been brought to 3DS
  • Pokemon Shuffle, a Pokemon puzzle game, available in February from the eShop

Wii U game announcements

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (available now), Metroid Prime Trilogy (releasing Jan 29th), Punch Out (releasing Jan 22) Wii available through download. If a game was compatible with Classic Controller, it can be played with the Wii U Gamepad. Games half price for a limited time after launch.
  • Kirby & Rainbow Curse (February 20th), amiibo functionality
  • New wave of amiibo include Pac Man, Robin, Lucina, Wario, Ness, Charizard
  • Releasing March 20th is a new Super Mario line of amiibo, alongside Mario Party 10: new amiibo party mode. Amiibo with Smash Bros data on them will have to be reformatted to use with Mario Party 10. Special bundle with Mario amiibo. The new line include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Bowser and Peach, in a different pose and look from the Smash Bros art style. A Toad amiibo is included in this wave, and adds a new mode to Captain Toad Treasure Tracker.
  • Splatoon (available May) includes a central plaza area where inklings hang out. Multiplayer is accessed via the plaza. Equipment, clothes, etc for your inkling can be purchased from shops in the plaza using in game currency gained by playing multiplayer. Main weapons, Sub weapons, and Special weapons available in a load out. 
  • New DLC for Hyrule Warriors to go with Majora's Mask release on 3DS. Tingle and Young Link included in the Majora's Mask Pack (available Feb 5)
  • New Trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X. Showing off extremely varied worlds, very large creatures, mechs and vehicles. Trailer shows characters running through many of the environments.
  • Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars (available March 5th) now includes a tipping system for you to reward people who have built levels. Game will also be releasing on 3DS, and cross buy on eShop.
  • Free to play game from Bandai Namco, code name "Project Treasure", features 4 player multiplayer, including Loot, disarming traps, etc. Coming exclusively to the Wii U.
  • Upcoming games: Elliot Quest, Blek, Citizens of Earth, Gunman Clive 2, Moon Chronicles episodes 2-4, SEGA 3D classics including 3D Afterburner II, 3D Outrun, Etrian Mystery Dungeon, Story of Seasons
  • Fossil Fighters Frontier for 3DS (Available March 20th)

Reggie's special announcement

  • Talking 3DS and 2DS, and its great games
  • NEW 3DS XL in Red and Black (with coloured ABXY buttons)
  • Available February 13th
  • so far no word about the non XL size, no faceplates
  • enhancements include new c-stick, faster processor, face tracking 3D
  • automatically adjusts brightness of the screen depending on ambient lighting levels
  • change to MicroSD card for memory
  • AC adapter not included

Back to games

  • Codename STEAM incorporates Fire Emblem amiibo on the NEW 3DS XL
  • Also, more Marth Amiibo stock coming to North America later this year
  • Ace Combat Assault horizon Legacy + feb 13th
  • Xenoblade Chronicles for NEW 3DS XL port developed by Monster games available April
  • Iron Fall Invasion 6 player local and online multiplayer, with single player campaign, 60fps, shooter by VD Dev available soon on eShop
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate NEW 3DS XL bundle (the silver ice model seen in Japan) available February 13th, demo available soon, including beginners tutorial, and local and online multiplayer. Also a new Monster Hunter streetpass puzzle panel is coming soon.
  • Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D (available Feb 13th) now includes full 3D camera control
  • Also Majora's Mask Edition of NEW 3DS XL launching at the same time

UPDATE 11:40AM ET: Post edited for accuracy