Some highlights from the recent Nintendo Direct


Did you catch yesterday’s Nintendo Direct? You didn’t? Well then, you can find the whole 30-minute video after the jump along with some handy time stamps for the highlights. Some highlights include Nintendo’s updates on upcoming titles, including Sonic: Lost World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS and some new gameplay footage of the upcoming Wind Waker HD remake.

About halfway through the presentation, some Europe specific information is provided by Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata. One of the highlights of the European segment included an indie game sizzle reel, showing off the abundance of indie titles heading to the Wii U via the Nintendo eShop.

Other highlights that were shared on the US version of Nintendo Direct included updates to the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console titles: Super Mario Bros. 3 is coming to both platforms, and Donkey Kong (NES), Wario Land 3 and Tecmo Bowl  is heading to the 3DS VC. Additionally, Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been given a community plaza application for the Wii U. This is in addition to the regular Miiverse community page that launched as well.

Here’s the whole of the European version of the August Nintendo Direct. South Africa’s local Nintendo website has provided a super handy breakdown of the whole episode so that you can skip to the bits that you’re most interested in.

Time Topic
00:00 Mr Iwata introduces Nintendo Direct
00:33 Sonic Lost World
02:33 Rayman Legends
05:11 Art Academy: SketchPad
06:29 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
09:09 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
11:41 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
12:22 Animal Crossing: New Leaf/Animal Crossing Plaza
16:32 Mr Shibata introduces European segment
16:40 Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Welcome a Friend Promotion
17:53 Pokémon Rumble U
19:19 Korg M01D
20:51 SteamWorld Dig
21:49 Super Mario Bros. 2
22:49 Wii U Indie Titles Line-Up
25:28 Etrian Odyssey 4: Legends of the Titan & Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
25:50 Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
26:36 Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Don’t forget to check out the indie game sizzle reel; man, Wooden Sen’SeY and Tengami are looking so good.