Dates set for Mario Kart 8, Yoshi’s New Island and more.
As much as we love Nintendo we really wish they’d stop using Ustream to show off their increasingly frequent Nintendo Direct conferences. For whatever reason the Japanese console manufacturer elects to use the service to showcase their news to the masses in a pre-recorded show and whenever they do the stream always stutters and inevitably crashes as thousands of fans try to watch the show live. Honestly any other online video streaming service would offer a better hosting service.
That little pet peeve out of the way, Nintendo announced several exciting new things tonight including confirmed release dates for forthcoming Wii U and 3DS titles in addition to confirmation of a few surprises such as Punchout‘s Little Mac taking his place alongside other fan favourites in New Super Smash Bros and the classic Metriod Fusion heading to Wii U’s underutilised Virtual Console store.
Here are the big release dates confirmed in the show:
- Mario Golf World Tour (3DS) – Friday, 2nd May
- Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS) – Friday ,16th May
- Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – Friday, 14th March
- Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – Friday, 30th May
Other announcements, trailers and gameplay footage can be seen in the full video of the conference which is embedded for your convenience below:
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