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Nintendo Direct roundup: Yoshi's New Island, Mario Kart 8, NES Remix

posted 18 Dec 2013, 11:42 by Subik Khawaja   [ updated 18 Dec 2013, 11:43 ]
A new Nintendo Direct broadcast was shown today and we got tons of new details for Wii U and 3DS games such as Yoshi's New Island and Mario Kart 8. Here's a roundup of all the news and reveals.
  • Rosalina will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, accompanied by her Luma
  • A new Mario Kart 8 trailer was shown. New courses include airport, desert, and cloud-themed tracks. New characters were shown, including Rosalina and Baby Mario (trailer)
  • NES Remix is a collection of challenges in specially selected parts of 16 classic NES games. NES Remix includes Miiverse functionality with special 8-bit stamps. The game is out now on the Wii U eShop for $14.99 (trailer)
  • Some new DLC will be coming to Sonic Lost World for Wii U. The first DLC level, Yoshi's Island Zone, will be based on the Yoshi series. The second level is yet to be announced
  • Yoshi's New Island launches Spring 2014 for 3DS. Yoshi can eat giant enemies and turn them into giant eggs which destroy nearly everything in their path. (trailer)
  • Hyrule Warriors (not final name) is a new Zelda spinoff game for Wii U developed by Tecmo Koei. Launches in 2014 (trailer)
  • Dr. Luigi, a game similar to Dr. Mario, will offer new modes and Wii U GamePad compatibility. Launches on Wii U eShop December 31, for $14.99
  • Golf launches today, as the third sport to be added to Wii Sports Club. A 24-hour trial to try the three sports will be available to every Wii U owner. Boxing and baseball will be coming in 2014 (trailer)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will include Cranky Kong as a playable character. Game launches February 21 (trailer)
  • Bravely Default demo launches in the US eShop on Jan 2, game and collector's edition launch Feb 7
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a side-scroller that lets Kirby move between the background and the foreground to solve puzzles. Launches 2014
  • Pokémon Bank users who access the app before Sept 30 2014 will receive Celebi as a free gift
  • Finally, a Luigi's Mansion 2 diorama is available on the European and North American Club Nintendo websites