Apr 17th, 2013 publishUpdated   Jul 18th, 2013, 9:46 am

If you’ve read my recaps of the Nintendo Direct 3DS presentation and you want to see the information for yourself, you can watch the whole thing above. Several new games were revealed for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as new details on games we’ve known about for some time. Perhaps the biggest reveal is the sequel to A Link to the Past, which Reggie dropped on us at the end of the Nintendo Direct. You can check it out yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  • eli


  • Nintendo is done. All they do is repeat what they have been doing since the 80’s.

    • CharmanderRulz

      I don’t feel the need to even respectfully dressage as your dislike count will say all that is needed.

      • Not that I understood you, but why did you?

        • CharmanderRulz

          Why did I do what? I said There is no reason for anyone to point out obvious flaws with your comment as it would just be like feeding a troll. If on the other hand you want to have a civil debate and not just put out negative options with no explanation I’m all ears.

    • Levi Johansen

      It worked in the 80’s, 90’s, 00s and it hasn’t stop working.

      Whatever Sony and Microsoft is doing is not working, they’re not making money and they’re without any innovation.

      • Why are you concerned if a company is making money or not? A consumer does not care about that, they only care about what they get. You must be an employee. Nintendo can have it’s money but they won’t have anymore home consoles to sell!

        • Levi Johansen

          Ohh… I thought companies that weren’t making money would go bankrupt… but I guess you are right, money is not the only thing keeping a company going, they also need bagels and coffee – and Sony has plenty of both, so they won’t be going out of business any time soon.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Levi, this guy doesn’t know what he’s saying most of the time, its sad

          • Levi Johansen

            Yeah, he just doesn’t like Nintendo because doing so would be admitting he wasted his money and his time on other things.

            People hate buyers-remorse and are trying to convince themselves they don’t have any. Very sad!

          • Companies can still make money but have a failed product.

          • Levi Johansen

            Products are not failed if people buy them and are satisfied!

            Nintendo gamers buy more games, they play games more often and they play for longer periods of time (compared to other gamers)

            And they don’t grow tired of the games even after years of playing them.

          • If products cease to be manufactured or carried by stores – it failed. Get that BS outta here! Where in the hell do you or can you get stats to show that Nintendo people buy more games and play more longer? This is why no one is buying Nintendo this time because guys lie too much.

          • Levi Johansen

            Check out the 22:25 mark in that video – these are not opinions, but facts!

            Check top 10 for Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3
            This makes for more games sold pr. Wii Console than pr. Xbox 360 and PS3 console.

            PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers buy a few games, usually fewer than 5 and play them less and more seldom than Nintendo gamers. These are facts!

            This is why everybody hates Sony and Microsoft fanboys: they’re not necessary lying, but they never know what they are talking about.

          • BS. Wii owners bought less than 5 games, but they did play the same old couple the most. Sony/MS buyers buy more than 5 games because there are way more than 5 good games on those systems. Even I don’t buy everything, but I have bought more than 5. Your claim on this are not facts.

          • Levi Johansen

            My claim is accurate and backed by facts and statistics!

            This is common knowledge: Wii owners have more games and they play more than PS360 owners. No study, market research or statistic has ever shown anything else.

            If there was studies showing something else, then Sony or Microsoft would boust about it at E3, but only Nintendo has been able to do that, because they are winning in the home console market as well as the handheld market.

            I’ve bought 15 games for my Wii, that’s discgames – I have also downloaded 10-12 VC games and 3-4 WiiWare games.

            My cousins have a Wii, and 10 disc games for it, and also 5 VC games and 3-4 WiiWare games.

            My brother bought 2 games for PS3, CoD Black Ops and CoD Modern Warfare 3. He didn’t download anything.

            Some kids at school, had a PS3 or Xbox 360 and they all had 3-4 games: CoD, GTA, Some driving game and a movie based game.

            You cannot argue with this, just check out http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/

            Nintendo is doing better, Nintendo gamers are playing more because they like the games more. If any one has failed products, then it is not Nintendo.

          • What facts and stats? What stats can show you who buys more games and plays them more or longer? Show them. The FACTS show that Nintendo is not selling anything and the Wii had an attachment rate of about 3! In that link, I see no where where it says that Nintendo players play longer. I have already done a post to show and prove (my own stats!) that Nintendo sells a lot of games or some titles because their game catalog is usually so poor that the only games worth buying are Nintendo’s own. It also appears as if that is all Nintendo cares about – selling it’s own games, not 3rd parties.

          • Levi Johansen

            Did you even see the video?
            Reggie clearly states the source for this fact: “a NPD study”.
            And NPD are known for making accurate studies.

            I play more video games than anyone I know, and most my friends has an Xbox 360 or a PS3. They play now and then, and some even call themselves harcore gamers, but compared to me and the few I know that has a Wii, they barely play at all.

            I remember when the PS3 first came, some friends at school used it for watching BluRay movies… that’s it! They had some games, but never played them.

          • BS. Unless they are tracking online play (which of course the 360 and PS3 would win), there is no way in the world to track how long someone plays a game. Nintendo does not even sell enough variety of games to even want to make people play them longer than any other system. When I had my Nintendo systems I would play them until I beat the game and then never come back to them – even Mario Kart. Mario Kart was only good for two player action after you beat it. You guys have to stop the lies. This is why no one is buying the Wii U because Nintendo does nothing but come with outlandish lies! If you spent 1/100 of the time just publishing system specs instead of lying, people could respect you.

          • Levi Johansen


            Wii was leading over PS3 in online play in 2009, they were tied in 2010…
            Wii was not to good for online play, so this proves something, doesn’t it?

            Easy win for PS360? It’s probably a win over all, all the years combined, but not at all easy,

            Nintendo does spend 1/100 of the time publishing system specs, and the rest of the time making great consoles and games, unlike Sony and Microsoft, they have it the other way around…

          • No, Nintendo has spent a lot of time trying to HIDE system specs and building half assed systems trying to scam the public. It did not work this time and next time people may not bite unless they release detailed specs.

          • Levi Johansen

            BS. Only idiots care about specs, why else would the PS2 outsell the Xbox, the GameCube and the Dreamcast COMBINED.
            and why would the Wii outsell the PS3 and Xbox 360?

            Because gameplay and game experience has always been more important to gamers than specs and graphics. Only idiots have it the other way around, and they rarely have a good time playing games.

            Of course if the specs can help the gameplay and the game experience, then they are more than welcome, but this rarely happens anymore.

            I’d rather play great games like The Last of Us, Uncharted 2 and Tomb Raider on the horrible last-gen graphics of the PS3 than to play a mediocre game on the awesome super-charged next-gen graphics of the PS4.

            Even playing those same games on the PS4 wouldn’t really matter, nomatter how much better they’d look. The gameplay and the game experience would be the same.

            Nintendo doesn’t want to scare the idiots away, they wanna show them great gameplay and great game experience. The specs are always revealed anyway, and it’s not like anyone couldn’t see from the gameplay that the Wii was less powerful than the PS360.

            Why would anyone care how much a CPU is processing or how much RAM is used, if the game sucks. Like Aliens Colonial marines, nice graphics for you right there, didn’t to a thing to the gameplay and the game experience and everybody hates it.

            They tried to sell it for the graphics, it did not work this time and the next time people may not bite unless they release real gameplay footage and shows us how the game will be experienced.

          • Now you people call anyone who does not accept Nintendo’s dictation idiots? No wonder no one is buying! The PS2 released specs and the prime spec was DVD!

            Only idiots don’t care or even know what they are looking at when viewing specs. They only care about if it works or not. The idiot crowd is what Nintendo tapped into with the Wii. Those same idiots are too stupid to realize that Nintendo dropped a new system – or Nintendo was too stupid to think that they would be stupid enough to buy again!

            Again, only Nintendo does not care about specs, and that is because only Nintendo comes with an underpowered system. Don’t ever ask why should anyone care about specs. That right there affirms that you Nintendo people know and assume that your prime audience are little babies and soccer moms! They are the only ones who don’t care about specs. Good thing we have MS and Sony – they let us know what we are getting and not trying to hide what we are not getting.

    • tronic307

      WINNING since the ’80s! XD

    • Jon

      yep, and thats why we have Cod, and then more COD, and even more cod, and lets see, we have Halo, more Halo, even more Halo…… hmm, and there are many other games like this with Microsoft and Sony…… so it is not only Nintendo doing repeats, you just don’t see it as much with Sony and Microsoft because they have not been around but it is getting pretty obvious. However Nintendo does have some repeat, they are amazing games and with the new games in the series, they change them and add new stuff to just make them simply awesome. If you are referring to them with the virtual console and releasing older games that are still great, the other companies do that too.

      You can say what you want about Nintendo but the other companies are doing pretty much the same with the repetition though I find Nintendo has been more successful with their repetition as they tend to add new and enough of a change to make the game unique with similar aspect that make the game great.

      • Sony and MS don’t make games. Nintendo an Japanese developers love using the same shit with endless sequels. It’s like when I watch a movie and the female character is always introduced for two things – love/sex and being kidnapped so the hero can rescue her. If you watch the first three Spiderman movies, do you realize that all three have the same plot of Mary Jane being kidnapped and Spiderman having to save her? They need to do more than having Mario save a princess. Very dull.

        • Dominicruz

          have you play super mario RPG the legend of the seven stars for SNES ?

        • Jon

          so in other words, they support companies that repeat, pretty much the same thing if you ask me, the only difference is Nintendo makes their games while Song and MS just get them from others.

        • Sony and Microsoft do not make games?? What??

          • DragonSilths

            Well Microsoft is a PUBLISHER. The dont actually develop any games themselfs. There is Microsoft Studios but they really dont do much. Xbox is all about having the best MULTIPLATS. Microsoft makes everyone do all the work fo them then takes credit for it.

          • So are many other big gaming companies these days. EA publishes games developed by other companies and so does Nintendo. Both Microsoft and Sony studios publish games and have creative input on those games.

          • DragonSilths

            But out of Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, only Sony and Nintendo actually MAKE games themselfs. Microsoft may have creative input which is usless anyway since Microsoft isnt very creative at all. But they dont actually make games themselfs.

          • ICHI

            Yeah they just keep asking Rare to make avatar costumes, kinect based animal bollocks or laggy kinect sports games.

        • Ace J

          again more excuses. this guy(little ass boy) sits here complaining about nintendo on a nintendo fan site everyday about how they make repetitive games. yet when someone brings up the same point about Microsoft or Sony you come up with some bullshit lame ass excuse about how they dont make games. who ever hired you must be very proud and pay you very well. How much does your Troll Agency pay you? You must get alot of money because your here every damn day. So how many yachts do you have? Do you smoke mad weed and go to the strip club and make it rain with all your troll money? You go to 5 star restaurants and eat blow fish daily? Actually post the web address for the troll agency you work for so i can join. i could really use a new job

          • The Clockwork Being

            Ace J, I saw you on the PS4 daily site right? It would be funny if Guest was no other than this guy but he was too much of a coward to actually use his real name. I mean just imagine it for a bit.

          • Ace J

            yup i was schooling a guy that is even dumber then knowledgeiswhatsup

        • ICHI

          You mean those 3 films produced by sony who you love? Stop being an ass face, you’re obviously a little kid with no real concept of how publishers work. Square, Next Level Games, Retro, Rareware, Arika, Intelligent Systems, HAL Laboratory, Game Freak, Left Field Productions, Amusement Vision, Namco and even SEGA have made games with nintendo characters in, you probably don’t have any knowledge regarding nintendo as a publisher and how many they actually make themselves? Though correct me if I’m wrong here, I don’t remember any princesses in need of saving in Pokemon, Animal crossing, Pilotwings, Mariokart, Excitebike, Super Smash Bros, Donkey Kong country, Metroid, Kid Icarus, Kirby, Punch Out, Killer Instinct, Pikmin, Star Fox, F-Zero, Wii Sports and Wii Fit……………………So you mean out of Mario and Zelda you always have to save a princess? Meh, as long as she’s in another castle I’ll keep playing.

          • You fail on your publicist attempts at diversion.

          • ICHI

            Aww bless this child

          • Dominicruz

            Good one lol

    • jcnba28

      Haha you mad bro? Can’t take in all the good Nintendo news today? LMAO

    • JPASK3

      Dude, why are you even on this site if you’re just gonna keep complaining about Nintendo? If you truly had “Knowledge” then you would have left this site months ago, and it surprises me on how much you want to troll people on here and for what? Fun? This isn’t fun! People are pissed off with you, you’re an annoying, heartless person who has no life, so you choose to troll on a site in which people hate you and want you to fucking leave, that’s all, why won’t you leave? Especially if you hate Nintendo nowadays.

      • JPASK3

        You know what I really, really fucking love, he never replied to this comment, he never came up and told me I’m wrong once. Meaning that this guy truly is a coward, an idiot and a life less troll that should be spending more time on his home site, Encyclopedia Dramatica, and learn how to get a job.

  • Nintendofreak

    not for being a hater nor anything but why release it for 3ds only i dont have a fucking 3ds release it for wiiu also i want link to the past 2

    • ZakAttack7

      they can’t do that with every game you want, that’s just how it works. if you’re that desperate for it then get a 3ds, there are loads of great games on it. as microsoft would say, #dealwithit 😛

  • Nintedward

    Lots of great stuff for Nintendo fans today.
    + Wiiu update , Virtual console
    + Pikmin 3 release date (delayed 🙁 )
    + New Zelda Game for 3DS (looks interesting)
    + Bravely default confirmed for west
    + Shin megami tensei 4 confirmed for Europe with collectors edition
    + Much more good stuff .

    – Is it just me or is there now too many Mario based games on 3DS , even if they are all different genres of Mario games. Nintendo needs to give their many many other franchises some more love.

    • Would definitely like to see them expand on their other franchises.

    • Dominicruz

      mario sells everything nintendojust want to milk the cow

    • The Clockwork Being

      They should make a game that is them for Waluigi. I mean come on now, that would introduce Waluigi and his own brand of games

    • Only a few are true gamers

      Pikmin comes out in aug but im so ready for a link to the past 2

    • DragonSilths

      Wii U Update: Doesnt effect me, my Wii U is broken. Blue Light Of Death going to take me 3 weeks to get it fixed and back to me plus costs me $194.25.
      Pikmin 3 Delay: Anger…
      3DS Zelda Game. I called that coming this holiday season since last E3 once again I was right and a bunch of people owe me an apology.
      Braverly Default I knew would come its commen sense.
      SMT: I have no interest in the SMT games.

      • DragonSilths

        Let me guess someone thumbs me down cause I dont like the SMT games? lol pathetic.

  • Javy G

    I love the new features for my Wii U! Shame on you guys who thought this just a 3DS direct!

  • Levi Johansen

    I was wondering about getting a 3DS before, now I’ve made up my mind! 😀

  • Dominicruz

    it was great for N3DS and for wii U will be better after E3 I’m sure of it

  • Michael

    Why must these be released in August? I have my summer vacation starting MAY – AUSGUST…I lose precious time during June and July to play these games! Damn

  • Michael

    I’ll get the new Mario Party game only if it has online play…there’s no point in getting it without that for most people, I don’t have anyone to play locally with.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Depressing that Nintendo didnt give positive news on Gamecube games in Virtual Console. Appearantly more mony in remaking than relaunching. 🙁

  • ZakAttack7

    I freakin love my 3DS right now 😀 too many games to get though, all these new announcements and I still haven’t got Luigi’s Mansion 2 or Fire Emblem awakening!

  • jjmesa14

    I have to say that this Nintendo Direct was a waste of 37 minutes of my life. Zelda for 3DS was possibly the only worthwhile thing to watch. Most of the other games were already announced 2 months ago. It was nice to see the Wii U update news so I guess only 33 minutes were a waste of time.

    • jjmesa14

      I did forget about Earthbound. That should be cool!

  • Ray01x

    Mario&Luigi Dream Team, Yoshi’s Island 3DS, Bravely Default, Shin Megami Tensei IV, AND A Link To The Past Sequel!
    Holy shit, this really is the best Handheld ever made! They should’ve just called it the Super Nintendo 3DS. XD
    EARTHBOUND!!! lol
    I wished they would’ve talked more about the Wii U, but I think its pretty obvious that they’re gonna stay quiet about it until E3 & they’re getting all of the 3DS stuff out of the way so they have more time at the event. 😉
    Regardless, this was one of the Best Nintendo Directs ever! =D

  • jjmesa14

    I am surprised Nintendo did not say anything about Miiverse on the 3DS. That is one thing I am excited to see this year (hopefully).

    • The Clockwork Being

      Im sure they kept that for E3

  • Hugh Quinn

    im hugging my 3DS and WII U Now. New Zelda, New Mario etc…..EARTHBOUND FOR THE F**KING WII U!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • Only a few are true gamers

    Well People i got my wish..I was right. legend of Zelda-A Link to the Past 2
    This game will be epic….Who agrees but the wii u is just about to get more awesome

  • Dominic Coradazzi

    Well I’ve been waiting for a long time so I guess it’s time to get a 3DS