During one of their trademark Nintendo Direct Broadcasts today, Nintendo offered a slew of details in regards to the biggest of their summer releases. Here’s a brief round up of all the info.
- The next installment in the Sonic franchise will be exclusive to Nintendo. Sonic Lost World will be a platformer and more details will be released at E3.
- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games was announced. Additionally, a slew of Sega Game Gear games will be released onto the virtual console including: Crystal Warriors, Defenders of Oasis, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, G-LOC: Air Battles, Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya, Sonic Blast, Sonic Drift 2, Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails Adventure and Vampire: Master of Darkness.
- Nintendo will be partnering with Best Buy to allow games they demo at E3 to be played in participating stores during the event.
- On June 20, Nintendo will be releasing the New Super Mario Bros U DLC for $19.99 in the eShop. For those that don’t own New Super Mario Bros U, New Super Luigi U will also be offered at retail as a stand alone title for $29.99 on August 25th.
- The Wonderful 101 will be released on September 15th.
- Pikmin 3 will be released on August 4th.
- Game and Wario will be released on June 23rd for $39.99. A variety of new mini games were also revealed for the game. You can check out a special Iwata Asks about the game here.
- Resident Evil Revelations will be released in stores and on the eShop on May 30th. It will feature Wii U exclusive controls, remote play and Miiverse compatibility.
- Nintendo’s Treehouse localization team will be releasing a series of videos focused on discussing Animal Crossing New Leaf’s multitude of content ahead of its release date on June 9th.
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons will be released on the 3DS eShop on May 30th. For the first three weeks of the release of both games, they will only cost $4.99 apiece. After that, the games will be $5.99 apiece.
You can check out the whole Nintendo Direct here. What do you think of the these announcements? Sound off in the comments section below.