We already got you covered on the newly revealed Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS… all caught up on that? Great! Lets-a-go!
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
With the success of 3D land on the 3DS, Nintnedo has decided to bring it’s style of gameplay to the HD home console on Wii U. So wait. In which case, wouldn’t it be called Super Mario HD Land? What makes it 3D if it’s not on the 3DS? Regardless, the ‘World’ insinuates a grander Mario experience compared to it’s predecessor, with a few new platforming mechanics combined with the typical Mario fare, along with what looks to be cooperative multiplayer and golden cat suits.
3D World will be released December this year.
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
Much like 3D World, Mario Kart 8 takes gameplay nods from the most recent installment on the 3DS (Mario Kart 7), and brings it to the 1080p level, and adds a gravity defying type of wheel to all character Karts, while will surely make for a racing experience that’s different than other Mario Kart’s we’ve played before.
The game is expected to release in 2014.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
A new trailer came out for the Zelda game exclusive for 3DS that was teased in the last Nintendo direct as a spiritual sequel to the Super Nintendo classic, A Link to the Past. After the presentation this morning, a new trailer was uploaded featuring some new gameplay footage and a spiffy new title — The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
The game will release this Holiday season.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U)
We covered the reveal of this remake back in January, when current Zelda director, Eiji Aonuma, showed us some screenshots of what this game might look like in an high definition format with a better lighting engine, and upgraded textures in a crisp 1080p format. Today we were shown a trailer of it, and the game looks better than ever.
This HD redux of Wind Waker will be released this October.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
DK returned to Wii with Retro Studio’s impressive visual style and challenging gameplay, and now it’s receiving the HD treatment. (Just look at how his fur flows in that wind. How lovely) This time around, DK will be accompanied by both Diddy and Dixie Kong to save DK Island from being overrun by vikings, so that’s a thing.
DK’s first Wii U game will be available later this year.
Yoshi’s New Island (3DS)
Yoshi and Baby Mario finally return for a third time since the original days of the Nintendo DS to the current portable console. New gameplay elements include giant Mega Eggs that Yoshi can use to mow down obstacles.
Set to release this Holiday season.
Pokemon X and Pokemon Y (3DS)
The first official 3DS Pokemon adventure sports new popping 3D visuals, a brand new Pokemon type (Fairy) and the ability to pet and feed your Pokemon to keep them happy.
These next installments in the Pokemon franchise will release on October 12th this year.
Also breaking news after the Nintendo Direct presentation, the general public will be able to go to select Best Buy stores starting tomorrow and play demos of Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. You can find one of these select stores on BestBuy.com