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Nintendo Direct Highlights 05/11 - Majora's Mask 3D, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Captain Toad and more

Matt Gardner
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Nintendo Direct Highlights 05/11 - Majora's Mask 3D, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Captain Toad and more

Last night's Nintendo Direct was a big one, dishing out exciting announcements for 3DS and Wii U. You can watch the whole thing in its entirety here, but we've cherry-picked a few highlights if you don't have time to watch the whole thing.

Majora's Mask 3D

The big news of the night, Majora's Mask 3D will release on 3DS in the coming spring, and there's a rather natty little collector's edition that'll include the game, a pin badge of Majora's Mask itself, a rather shiny steelbook, and a double-sided poster.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

We were pretty sad to see Captain Toad: Trasure Tracker delayed into 2015, but the release date's actually been brought forwards to January 2nd here in Europe, meaning that as soon as you've slept off that New Year hangover and promptly broken all of your resolutions, you'll be able to hibernate and see out the rest of the festive season with Toad and Toadette. The spot on last night's presentation revealed that there'll be upwards of 70+ levels, plenty of secret levels and items to unlock, and that Nintendo are going big on replayability.

It looks fantastic, and you can click here to check out our Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker hands-on preview.

Mario Kart 8

November 13th will see Mario Kart 8 getting some new DLC, including new racers and a whopping 8 new track. The Excitebike one looks like a side-scrolling, vehicular version of Smash Bros, and also included is a Zelda-themed track named Hyrule Circuit. The DLC will also serve to update the game to version 3.0, adding in Amiibo support.

Codename S.T.E.A.M.

The Fire Emblem developers are making a steampunk, cartoonish XCOM... at least that's what I took away from the Codename S.T.E.A.M. announcement. Oh, and it's got Abe Lincoln in it, calling upon players to fend off an alien invasion. Just, yes!


Nintendo also showed off the singleplayer component for Splatoon, along side new multiplayer footage. The game still looks like fun on a bun, and you can check out our impressions in our hands-on Splatoon preview.

Other highlights included Duck Hunt being announced for the Virtual Console, Shigeru Miyamoto having made a bunch of Pikmin-based short films, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse was announced to be coming out in February 2015, with 4-player co-op.

You can watch the whole thing in the video above.

Add a comment2 comments
Ilium  Nov. 6, 2014 at 12:38

So glad Majora's Mask is getting a re-release. Loved that game.

stevenjameshyde  Nov. 6, 2014 at 17:46

Just checking - is Majora's Mask compatible with the actual 3DS, or just the new dual analog one?



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