Nintendo announces a packed line-up of upcoming games and content in the latest Nintendo Direct


22 February 2012 – Whether you own a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS or Wii, the recent Nintendo Direct presentation from Nintendo’s Global President, Satoru Iwata, features something for everybody. If you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet then head over to our Nintendo Direct dedicated website to see Mr Iwata discuss some of the upcoming launches and content that is coming soon from Nintendo.

In this latest Nintendo Direct, Mr Sakurai, the creative force behind the world famous Super Smash Bros. and Kirby series, made an appearance to talk about his latest game Kid Icarus™: Uprising. He comments on one of the forthcoming 3 on 3 multiplayer battles, while using the unique difficulty system - the Fiend’s Cauldron - which rewards gamers with stronger weapons, as well as on the innovative AR Card feature within the game. He will also introduce the StreetPass functionality of Kid Icarus: Uprising, where players will have the ability to share one of their weapons with other Kid Icarus: Uprising owners. The selected weapon is turned into a Weapon Gem. Shared Weapon Gems can be converted into real weapons by paying Hearts. Players can also fuse Weapon Gems together by paying Hearts to create a more powerful Weapon.

Kid Icarus: Uprising will launch on March 23rd with 6 Kid Icarus AR cards included. To get the freshest news, make sure to follow the official Kid Icarus Twitter feed @Kid IcarusZA

Many Mario fans will be pleased to hear that Mario and friends will once again be serving up some fast paced action on court when MARIO TENNIS™ OPEN launches for Nintendo 3DS later this year. For the first time in a Mario Tennis game, you will be able to compete against others in online matches. Players can earn points by winning matches and make their way up the leader boards that are included in the game. Will you be the next Mario Tennis champion?

If fighting games are your thing then the recently launched TEKKEN™ 3D PRIME EDITION on Nintendo 3DS will be right up your street, the game features all of the classic TEKKEN™ action that fighting fans know and love. Those who are still fighting off the infected in Resident Evil™ Revelations and perhaps need a little help should make sure that they continue to carry their Nintendo 3DS around to collect Nintendo Play Coins which can be traded in for weapon upgrades in game.

Fans of action packed RPGs can look forward to the launch of Pandora’s Tower exclusively for Wii. Hot off the heels of The Last Story™, Pandora’s Tower is the latest in a line of story driven, action RPGs to launch for Wii and features a unique relationship mechanic and multiple possible endings depending on your style of play.

Fans who are looking forward to playing The Last Story, keep an eye out for the Director’s Cut trailer which can be viewed at the Nintendo Direct page. The exclusive ‘making of video’ featuring the creator of the game, Hironobu Sakaguchi, editing the exclusive new ‘Directors Cut’ trailer will also be made available soon

The popular Inazuma Eleven® franchise is returning in March in the form of two games: Inazuma Eleven® 2 Firestorm and Inazuma Eleven® 2 Blizzard which can be played on your Nintendo DS family of consoles and Nintendo 3DS (in 2D). Both games will be distributed by Nintendo and feature more football based RPG action with a strong blend of strategy and an engrossing storyline that fans of the series have come to know and love. 

Head over to the full Nintendo Direct website to keep up to date with the latest announcements.

Click here for a list of some of the upcoming games which will be launching across Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo DS family of consoles and Wii.