Nintendo Direct

10 Weird, Quirky, and/or Interesting Moments from the Super Smash Bros. Direct

Infendo Radio was begging to be recorded right after yesterday’s Super Smash Bros. Direct, so I didn’t get a chance to post all of the news that came out of the broadcast. And since, at this point, you surely know all of the main points that came out of the Direct, this post is focusing on some of the strange and unusual moments from Sakurai’s presentation. If, for some reason, y...

Get excited: A special Super Smash Bros. Direct is headed our way

A Nintendo Direct focusing on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is on its way: on April 8, at 3:00pm PT, prepare for some news on the two highly anticipated installments in the beloved franchise. This is definitely something to get excited about. I mean, like the Pokemon X and Y Direct and the Wonderful 101 Direct that came before, this is an entire Nintendo Direct dedicated to just two games. T...

Nintendo Direct 2.13.14 Announcement: Little Mac punches in to Smash Bros. 4

The first and arguably biggest announcement made during today’s Nintendo Direct was the inclusion of Little Mac in the Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS roster. Little Mac’s first and most revered appearance to the video game world was in Punch Out!! for the NES, in which the player controls him to take out various opponents in boxing matches. He was included as an assist trophy in Super Sma...

Nintendo Direct 2.13.14 Announcement: Mario Kart 8 roster welcomes 7 new characters

Mario Kart 8 will undoubtedly boast the series’ largest roster of playable characters, judging by today’s announcement of 7 new additions. Joining their long-time boss (the Koopa King himself, Bowser), the 7 Koopalings will be familiar faces to anyone who played Super Mario 3 back in the day or more recent releases like New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In addition to revealing the Koopalings...

Nintendo Direct 2.13.14 Announcement: Pokemon Battle Trozei

My personal hope and prediction for today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast was for some clue as to what type of Pokemon spin-off game we can expect for the Wii U. I’m just as pleased, however, to learn about Pokemon Battle Trozei, a sequel to the well-received DS game Pokemon Trozei. Both games are of the puzzle genre, but Battle Trozei pits the player against other Pokemon. Winning against...

Nintendo Direct 2.13.14 shows off a slew of new game trailers

Today’s Nintendo Direct was rife with new trailers for already-announced games. Many of these trailers simply show off more gameplay footage, as opposed to containing any big news, so I’ve compiled them into this single post. Check them out below: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is going to arrive for Wii U in about a week. The latest trailer doesn’t reveal any new playable ...

Nintendo Direct to broadcast tomorrow, February 13, at 2 PM PST

Nintendo has announced another Nintendo Direct broadcast for tomorrow at 2 PM PST. According to Nintendo of America’s official Twitter feed, the upcoming broadcast will focus on both Wii U and 3DS games that will be coming by the end of Spring. We can probably expect a lot of info and gameplay footage on Mario Kart 8, as the game is scheduled for a global release in May, but what are you exp...

Official NES Remix contest cancelled

  Now, this is unfortunate. Just a few weeks ago, Nintendo surprised us by announcing NES Remix for Wii U during a Nintendo Direct broadcast. The title launched on Wii U eShop the same day. To promote the game, Nintendo held a worldwide contest to see how long players took to complete a specific stage. That all ended yesterday: Some opportunistic people exploited the contest by finding a way ...

Mario Galaxy’s Rosalina enters the fray in Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8

Nintendo shared some new information for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS and Mario Kart 8┬áduring this morning’s Nintendo Direct. Princess Rosalina, who was first introduced in Super Mario Galaxy in 2007, will now be a playable character in both of Nintendo’s upcoming multiplayer titles. Rosalina’s appearance marks the fourth new character to be added to the Smash Bros. roster, follow...

Yoshi’s New Island teaser trailer released

Fans of the SNES classic Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island will be more than happy to view the teaser trailer for 3DS game Yoshi’s New Island that debuted during this morning’s Nintendo Direct broadcast. In addition to the pretty trailer, Nintendo announced that Takashi Tezuka, who directed the original (and other notables such as Super Mario World) is working with the creators...

Hyrule Warriors coming to Wii U in 2014

A flashy trailer showing Link fighting various of his familiar enemies was shown first thing during this morning’s Nintendo Direct broadcast. The tentative name for the game is Hyrule Warriors, a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Tecmo Koei. It’s important to note that this is not going to be an entry in the main Zelda franchise, rather a sort of crossover with the Dynasty Warr...

Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow, will focus on games releasing through Spring 2014

Yet another Nintendo Direct will grace us tomorrow, December 18, at 6:00 AM PT. According to Nintendo, the Direct will focus on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games that will be launching through Spring 2014. That includes the likes of Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (both for Wii U), and Bravely Default (for 3DS owners in North America). I’m expecting the Direct to place special ...