Apr 20

Nintendo Direct 4/21 Recap

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It was hardly a night of MEGATON-level announcements, but to be fair, these Nintendo Direct presentations aren’t exactly the venue for those kinds of announcements.

Still, we did get some big news. The 3DS will be getting a firmware update next week that brings the much-needed ability to create folders on the system menu. Plus, there’s a new New Super Mario Bros. game in the works that’s set to come out this August!

A detailed rundown of the night’s announcements have been placed after the break.

Sources: @Cheesemeister3K, Andriasang, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo facebook

  • Kirby 20th Anniversary
    • Logo
    • 3D Classics: Kirby’s Dream Land coming to eShop (Japan) on April 25.
    • Kirby game collection coming to Wii.
    • Which games are included have not been announced.
    • Coming 2012
  • Just Dance Wii 2
    • Will feature Japanese artists and bands
    • Coming July 2012
  • Pokémon Black and White 2
    • Trailer
    • Coming June 23
    • Two upcoming eShop games will be compatible with Black and White 2: Pokémon AR Searcher and Pokémon Zenkoku Zukan Pro
    • Pokémon AR Searcher lets you capture pokémon using the 3DS cameras and transfer them into B/W2.
      • Coming June 23 for ¥300
    • Pokémon Zenkoku Zukan Pro is an updated version of Pokédex 3D.
      • Pokédex 3D will stop being sold before Pokémon Zenkoku Zukan Pro comes out.
      • Coming July 14 for ¥1500
  • Guild 01
    • Coming May 31
  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland
    • Also coming May 31
  • Etrian Odyssey IV
    • Demo planned.
    • Full game coming July 5
  • Little Battler eXperience Explosive Boost
    • 3DS update of PSP game.
    • Coming July 5
  • New Taiko: Drum Master game
    • Coming July 12
  • Rune Factory 4
    • Coming July 19
  • Project X Zone
  • Mario Tennis Open
    • 16 characters plus Miis
    • 200 items to customize the look and stats of your character
    • Coming May 24
  • Culdcept
    • Download Play support – Play co-op with a friend who doesn’t have the game
    • Nintendo to give out cards to buyers
    • Tournament planned for this fall
    • Game coming June 28
  • Calciobit
    • Promotion with Japanese soccer players and celebrities to begin airing in May
    • Coming July 12 for ¥4800
  • 3DS Firmware Update
    • Coming April 25.
    • Adds ability to create system menu folders, ability to patch games.
    • Patch for Mario Kart 7 incoming. (Hopefully to fix that Maka Wuhu exploit)
    • New Love Plus and Kingdom Hearts 3D getting patches, as well.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
    • Club Nintendo (Japan) campaign cutting the price on Uprising‘s soundtrack
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
    • Marth DLC will be free until May 31
    • Additional character DLC coming April 26.
  • More DLC planned for Monster Hunter 3G and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
  • Animal Crossing
    • Now titled Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori
    • Coming 2012
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2

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