With E3 just about two weeks away, the anticipation for some of the gaming industry’s biggest reveals and huge surprises is nearly upon us – luckily though, Nintendo seems to be jumping the gun a bit by bringing some fairly big announcements in a small package.
Following yesterday’s Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo has followed up yesterday’s video with a brand new Nintendo Direct “Micro,” providing a large number of announcements confirming several titles for release in the US later this year and in the future. A breakdown of the news from the bite-sized Nintendo Direct has revealed:
- The sequel to Bravely Default, titled Bravely Second, will release for North America in 2016.
- Chibi-Robo: Zip-Lash and an accompanying Chibi Robo amiibo figurine will release in October for North America.
- Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure releases for 3DS on June 11th in North America, featuring the new “cure-all” gameplay feature.
- Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition will both be receiving two new free unlockable worlds, with new content to follow on a weekly release schedule.
- Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon releases for 3DS in North America this winter.
- New content for Splatoon will release at 7pm PDT, including a new map and weapon: the N-Zap ’85 (inspired by the original NES Zapper) and the new Port Mackerel map for Turf War.
- Art Academy: Home Studio Wii U will provide time-lapse videos of players’ works, along with a $4 discount for those that previously owned Art Academy: Sketchpad. The title will release on June 25th.
- Bandai Namco’s upcoming Project Treasure will release in North America.
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is confirmed to release for Wii U and 3DS this summer, in August 2016.
Nintendo’s full broadcast of the Nintendo Direct Micro featuring all of these announcements is available below: