This week, Nintendo reminds us that the prequel to Wii U's "LEGO City Undercover," cleverly dubbed "LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins," will launch on 3DS this Sunday. There also looks to be a 3DS eShop sale, with "Liberation Maiden," "Crimson Shroud" and more getting the discount treatment. And don't forget about that "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon" DLC, it's available now!
In addition to sharing details on new and upcoming 3DS and Wii U games during this morning's Nintendo Direct, the Big N also revealed some new hardware – a special edition "Animal Crossing: New Leaf" 3DS XL bundle will be available at the game's launch.
Ready to party with the Mushroom Kingdom crowd again? Today Nintendo revealed a new entry in the Mario Party franchise coming to 3DS this winter. Like previous Mario Party titles, board and mini-games will be featured. However, the seven boards in this game will each feature a set of unique gameplay challenges.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime made a last-minute appearance during this morning's Nintendo Direct to tell fans about a brand new entry in the Legend of Zelda franchise heading to the 3DS this holiday season. Though this is a completely new game from the ground up, it just so happens to be set in the same world fans were introduced to in the beloved 1992 SNES game, "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past."
Nintendo revealed today that the upcoming "Mario Golf: World Tour" is taking the "world tour' thing pretty seriously. In addition to playing local multiplayer with friends over Wi-Fi on the 3DS, players will also be able to compete with Mario golfers around the world, in real-time online matches.
Satoru Iwata kicked off this morning's 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct by sharing more plans for the Year of Luigi, jumping right into the upcoming "Mario & Luigi Dream Team." Details on the game's unique setting, story and gameplay were revealed, along with a firm release date.
One of the modes Disney has been touting in the toy-centric "Disney Infinity" is the Toy Box: essentially it's the all-purpose building/exploration mode which will allow players to construct their own worlds using Disney items. Among the recognizable Disney locations and objects Disney is touting for this mode: Uncle Scrooge's money pit, a Recognizer from TRON, or Stitch's surfboard (some things are more exciting than others).
You can check out some new screenshots from the Toy Box mode after the jump.
This week's update reminds us to be on the lookout for two games headed to the Wii UeShop next week. NetherRealm's "Injustice: Gods Among Us" goes digital on April 16th, and the classic "Kirby's Adventure" arrives in the eShop to celebrate Famicom's 30th anniversary on April 17th. Like "Punch-Out" before it, "Kirby's Adventure" will be available for just $0.30 for a limited time.
The 3DS eShop is also getting some additions, with "Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger" showing up today and "Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers" arriving on April 16th.
Through the end of April, Nintendo is sweetening the deal on the 3DSXL if you buy and register one along with a copy of either "Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon" or "Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity." Picking up one of those titles and registering the whole shebang with Club Nintendo will entitle you to a free download of one of five 3DS titles: