Today Nintendo will make their first official announcements about their plans commencing in 2015. Of course major game announcements will still be reserved for official Game events such as E3, but Nintendo have proven in the past that they are willing to share vital information about their upcoming games!

Perhaps information such as the New 3DS release date might be announced, or Nintendo could provide an insight in the future Wii U projects expected too. Will the rumours which we dismissed be valid in some cases?

yBaX Start hasn’t officially returned yet, but there will be coverage on the 14/01/2015 Nintendo Direct. The Direct begins at 14:00 GMT/6:00 am PT / 9am ET, so get ready!

Either watch the live-stream which is embedded below, or read the commentary by refreshing the page!


Live highlights:

  • “The latest in the Fire Emblem series” developed by Intelligent systems coming to the 3DS. Cinematic trailer and then a gameplay trailer is showcased.
  • The 3DS game Puzzle and Dragons is given a European and North American trailer; of course there is mention of the Super Mario Bros edition where the puzzles commence in the Mushroom Kingdom. The game is available by May 2015.
  • Pokemon Shuffle, another puzzle game for the 3DS will be available to download for ‘free’ on the e-shop. Yes, that means there are in game purchases.
  • Wii titles are being reproduced into downloadable products for the Wii U. Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be available after this presentation, Punch out at January 22nd and the Metroid Prime Trilogy by January 29th. These titles will be half-priced for the first week to encourage purchases.
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Amiibo’s are discussed.
  • Robin, Lucina, Pacman, Wario, Ness, Charizard are all new Amiibo’s being released.
  • A new Amiibo pack featuring Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser and Toad will be released. These Amiibo’s will be functional with Mario Party 10.
  • Captain Toad will also be updated by March 20th with the new Toad Amiibo.
  • Platoon will be available by May. Will feature an all new Plaza for users to communicate and have activities together.Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 14.15.54
  • Tingle and Yong Link will feature in a new Majora’s Mask promotional pack for Hyrule Warriors.
  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X trailer shows of the outstandingly diverse world. Unfortunately no release date is available other than the vague 2015.
  • Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars is going to be released on both the Wii U and 3DS on the e-shop by March 5th. Buy one version, get the other version free.
  • “Project Treasure” is a Bandai Namco game which is apparently online only. The game is exclusive to Wii U. Unfortunately the cheesy reveal didn’t really construct a lot of excitement.
  • Citizens of Earth is a e-shop game where you play as the Vice President of Earth. A humours and intense story. If you’re sensing Earthbound, you should be. It’s a true tribute to it.
  • Reggie is coming next with a special announcement… Is the hype beginning to build yet?
  • The New Nintendo 3DS is coming February 13th! Majorca’s Mask is the gameplay showcased with the reveal. All the information previously announced are being recapped for those who may have forgotten.Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 14.31.27Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 14.30.57
  • IronFall Invasion is a First Person Shooter with 60 FPS, an intense campaign and online capability for all 3DS models.Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 14.41.27
  • Majora’s Mask 3D will be available by February 13th, alongside the New 3Ds. In order to celebrate the joint releases, a New 3DS XL Majora’s Mask model will also be available to purchase. Kind of makes the early adopters of the New 3DS regret not waiting for these stylish XL versions, right?B7UXU4VCEAAdBRx
  • And that’s a wrap! Read through these highlights or re-watch the stream in the Youtube video embedded above.
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