Today’s Nintendo Direct Focuses on 3DS

on December 27, 2011 10:30 AM

Well, and one Wii game: Kiki Trick, from the makers of WarioWare was shown off a bit, but otherwise the conference  was all about the 3DS. Which, considering the lack of games available for it currently, is a good thing.

Kid Icarus: Uprising was given a huge feature at the conference. I would hope so, seeing as it’s one the games we have been promised since before the launch of the 3DS and we still haven’t gotten. It has officially been given the Japanese release date of March 22nd, 2012. (No word yet on a US release). Its multiplayer mode was discussed at the conference: three on three, as well as battle royale-style play were mentioned, both for local action a well as worldwide play via the glorious internet.

Fire Emblem: Awakening got some time as well, and the spiel included a handful of screen shots, some gameplay footage and some information about it skill and map systems. New Love Plus showed off some of its AR features, though seeing as it’s a dating sim we’re unlikely to get it on this side of the Pacific.  Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater, Resident Evil Revelations, Rhythm Thief and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy were announced to all be getting 3D videos in the shop after the conference as well.

To add to all that exciting information, we have some release dates for you as well! Sadly, these are Japan only, and the 3DS is region-locked.

  • Ace Combat 3D – January 12, 2012
  • Beyond the Labyrinth – January 19, 2012
  • Bravely Default – 2012
  • Dynasty Warriors VS – March 15, 2012
  • Ghost Camera – January 12, 2012
  • Girl’s RPG – March 8, 2012
  • Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin – February 23, 2012
  • Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai – 2012
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D – March 2012
  • Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics – March 14, 2012
  • Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D – March 8, 2012
  • New Love Plus – February 14, 2012
  • Resident Evil Revelations – January 26, 2012
  • Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure – January 19, 2012
  • Tekken 3D Prime Edition – February 16, 2012
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy – February 16, 2012
  • Tobidasu Pretty Cure – December 27, 2012
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Originally hailing from the magical land of Delaware, Emily took a knowledge-based pilgrimage to NYC and will never go back. Known as "buttmage" to her friends, she is a cosplayer with a penchant for sarcastic females and girly men. Lives unapologetically. Loves Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Prince of Persia. and anything with a good story.