The first Nintendo Direct of 2015 wrapped up earlier today with announcements ranging from a new 3DS XL in North America, a new Fire Emblem game and more amiibo figurines.
Let’s break it down.
First up, a new 3DS XL coming to North America next month. Reception to the new 3DS has been mixed. Many people were wanting the smaller one to come over to the States as well. Only the XL is coming next month. Nintendo is pricing it at $200 and your choice of black or red. Also, no AC adapter is included. Kinda odd if new people are interested in it. You’ll be able to pick up the new model on February 13.
Here’s a quick video rundown on the new 3DS XL.
A new Fire Emblem was also announced this morning. The team responsible for Fire Emblem Awakening will be developing this new Fire Emblem as well. Nintendo does say it will be different than the last one and teases challenges “the likes of which have never been seen in the series up until now.”
Here’s the teaser trailer.
Another wave of the popular Amiibo figurines are on the way. The next wave will hit in the spring and include: Robin, Lucina, Pac-Man, Wario, Ness and Charizard.
A special Super Mario Series of Amiibo will include the same characters from the Super Smash Bros. Amiibo toys, but in different poses. On March 20th, be on the lookout for Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach Bowser, Yoshi and Toad.
Man, Nintendo has a winner with these Amiibo figurines.
Here’s what else Nintendo announced this morning. Several prominent Wii titles are being re-released on the eShop starting today with Mario Galaxy 2. The Metroid Prime Trilogy will hit on January 29.
A special edition of 3DS XL system for Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was also revealed.
Trailers for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Xenoblade Chronicles X were shown.
And, Splatoon is coming in May.
Check out the whole Nintendo Direct below if you missed it.
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