Posts tagged #direct

What's this? Surprise Nintendo Micro Direct [video]

Among the announcements:

  • Chibi-Robo ZipLash (3DS) bundled with amiibo available October
  • Dr. Mario Miracle Cure (3DS) available June 11
  • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS) available Winter
  • Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS and Wii U)
  • Splatoon update: new weapon N-Zap 85 (Splattershot Jr. type), Port Mackerel new map available today at 7pm PT, and Ranked Battle is also unlocked at that time
  • Art Academy Home Studio (Wii U) available June 25th
  • Project Treasure trailer
  • E3 will focus on games launching in 2015 and early 2016, and also the Nintendo World Championships 3pm PT June 14th
  • Behind the scenes at E3 with Nintendo on Periscope and Snapchat
  • LBX Little Battlers Experience (3DS) available August 21
  • Puzzle and Dragons update
  • Bravely Second: End Layer is coming in 2016
Posted on June 1, 2015 and filed under News.

What a great Nintendo Direct! Watch it again!

Did you catch the Nintendo Direct yesterday? Being shown at 6pm Eastern time, I was able to sit down and watch it during dinnertime with my family. We're most looking forward to Splatoon and the Animal Crossing characters and track DLC in Mario Kart 8.

00:00 Mewtwo Strikes Back
02:10 Super Smash Bros. Update
03:22 Lucas Comes Out of Nowhere
06:30 Super Smash Bros. amiibo
07:31 amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits
09:00 Mario Maker
12:05 Yoshi's Woolly World
13:29 Yoshi's Woolly World amiibo
14:17 Splatoon
15:45 Splatoon amiibo
16:34 Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS come to Wii U Virtual Console 
18:04 Adventures of Pip
18:39 Octodad: Dadliest Catch
19:23 Mutant Mudds Super Challence
19:49 Don't Starve Giant Edition
20:31 Coming Soon to the Nintendo eShop
22:30 Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem
24:44 Fatal Frame for Wii U
25:26 BOXBOY!
25:32 Pokemon Rumble World
27:46 Puzzle and Dragons Z + Puzzle and Dragons Super Mario Edition
30:19 Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains
31:03 Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update and Tournaments
32:23 StreetPass Mii Plaza Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z
33:38 StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium
34:28 Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
37:14 Fire Emblem
41:05 Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and amiibo Cards
42:47 Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC
45:04 Mario Kart 8 Additional Mii Racing Suits 
45:28 200cc is Here! 

Posted on April 2, 2015 and filed under gamerparent tv.

Nintendo Wii U firmware updates, Nintendo Directs, oh my

It's a busy day here for me, but there's so much going on I just had to make a quick note.

Nintendo has released a big Wii U firmware update, with a lot of enhancements and changes to the system. One of the big things is off TV play while in Wii Mode, which adds the ability to send the video signal to the Gamepad when you're in Wii Mode.

Then, at 10AM ET there will be a Nintendo Direct. This will purportedly cover both 3DS and Wii U games that are upcoming. I'm hoping we hear more about X today, that game from Monolithsoft that looks to be a followup to Xenoblade Chronicles.

Oh, and the US government shut down today. All historical like.

Posted on October 1, 2013 and filed under News.