Nintendo Direct has revealed a lot of new information. Some of it quite interesting. To be honest, I was pretty uninterested in the Wii U and 3DS until hearing some of this news, and now I'm pretty excited. I think based on these announcements I may make the jump on at least a 3DS.

First, most importantly to me, a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is coming to the 3DS this year! A Link to the Past is my favorite entry in the series, though that may be pure nostalgia. I haven't played it since the SNES was still considered current-gen. Still, this sequel looks interesting and I hope to get my hands on it.

A new Yoshi's Island will also be coming to the 3DS this year. Yoshi's Island was one of the best and most frustrating games for the SNES (Waaah! Waaaah! Waaah!). Hopefully they make the baby crying sounds a little less annoying.

Earthbound will be released on the Virtual Console, probably by the end of the year.

Pikmin 3 is arriving for the Wii U in August.

New Super Luigi U is a DLC pack coming to New Super Mario Bros U later this year.

There are many more announcements, and many more reasons to get interested in platforms you may have had no plans for. The PA Report has the full list:

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/17/2013 at 04:15pm

You totally beat me to this.


Oh my. I never wanted a 3DS till now. Unsure about the wall moving but NEW LINK TO THE PAST!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/17/2013 at 04:16pm

New Link to the Past, I can't get over how awesome that is.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 04/17/2013 at 04:40pm

You can transfer your old Wii virtual console games to your Wii U. Thats quite nice.

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