Latest Nintendo Direct gives Wii U and 3DS game updates

Nintendo logoIn the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo have today provided an update on many of the Wii U and 3DS’s most anticipated games.

Animal Crossing fans are getting a new place on Wii U where they can talk about their towns and share images with players from all over the world. It’s taking form of a free, downloadable plaza where you’ll be able to mingle with other fans of the 3DS game and it’s available to download now from the eShop. The service is only running until the end of 2014.

Nintendo announced the free Animal Crossing Plaza application during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation. Nintendo also discussed a variety of other topics about Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including the debut of the Pokémon series on Wii U with Pokémon Rumble U and the story behind The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for Nintendo 3DS.

Pokémon is now making its way to the Wii U with Pokémon Rumble U. As with previous instalments in the Pokémon Rumble series, you’ll control toy versions of Pokémon and will be able to play as, and do battle against, every one of the 649 Pokémon that have appeared in the video games up to Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. It launches exclusively on Nintendo eShop on 15 August.

Sonic Lost World will be launching for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on 18 October. In newly announced featured, the 3DS version allows you to create and customise radio controlled gadgets which can be sent to the Wii U version for use in cooperative multiplayer mode.

On 9 August, Art Academy: SketchPad application will be available to download from the Nintendo eShop. It utilises features from an upcoming edition of the Art Academy series for Wii U to let users create original artwork that can be posted directly to Miiverse.

The HD version of Nintendo GameCube classic, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be launching on 4 October. Sticking with the green, tuniced fellow, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will be releasing in November.

Puzzle news now, and the last game in the second Professor Layton trilogy, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, will launch on 8 November. And then in early in 2014, Professor Layton will feature in a new crossover adventure co-starring Capcom’s Phoenix Wright in Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Nintendo have also confirmed that Mario Golf: World Tour has been delayed to 2014.

Author: Martyn Newton

Overlord of PopBucket and a gamer from a very young age with earliest memories including Theme Park, Detroit (look it up), Sim City, Championship Manager 2, The Lion King and Command & Conquer.

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