Nintendo had a conference earlier today. And as with most of their conferences, the Internet exploded with rumors and speculation on big franchises making big comebacks. Unfortunately for the Internet, this isn’t E3. Nintendo Direct didn’t announce anything extreme, but what it did announce is still satisfying.
First, Nintendo announced that Dillion’s Rolling Western was available….right now! The game was released in all countries today. Bill Trinen, Director of Marketing at Nintendo of America, made the announcement, amending it by adding that the game is around twenty hours long. For ten bucks, that seems like quite the deal.
Mr. Trinen continued with an interview with the localization lead of Kid Icarus: Uprising. They discussed the weapons, multiplayer, and the wonky looking stand that comes with every copy of the game.
Mario Tennis Open was announced next, with a March 20th release date. Mr. Trinen discussed the game with another localization guy.
Finally, Reggie announced Xenoblade Chronicles‘ special art winner and The Last Story‘s localization. The Last Story’s exact release date wasn’t exact, but it is “this year”, so hey, Operation Rainfall worked!
The Japanese version of Nintendo Direct had the added news of the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening in Europe this year, a new game from Brain Age creator Dr. Kawashima to be released in Japan this Summer, the insane triple threat of Namco Bandai, SEGA, and Capcom working on an unknown 3DS game together, and the release of Game Gear titles on European 3DS eShop. Hey Nintendo, spread the love across the ocean, why dontcha?