New Announcements Surface for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and amiibo Ahead of E3
REDMOND, Wash. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 1, 2015 — Nintendo’s Digital Event video presentation for E3 2015 might be only a couple weeks away, but Nintendo is jumping at the chance to get started early on some of its new announcements. A special Nintendo Direct Micro video is now live on Nintendo.com and YouTube and is not short on new reveals and further details about previously announced Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. If you don’t want to spoil any of the fun surprises for yourself, stop reading now and watch the full 17-minute video presentation in its entirety by visiting http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct. Come back when you’re done for a helpful recap of all the great news!
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Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash will launch exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems this October. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“This Nintendo Direct provides a nice preview of things to come – for Nintendo 3DS in particular – ahead of our Digital Event and other activities for E3,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Between now and the end of the year, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners are in for a solid stream of great games.”
Highlights of the Nintendo Direct video include:
- Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash – Everyone’s favorite little robot is back, this time in a side-scrolling action game! In Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash, Chibi-Robo must swing his plug to whip enemies, reach far-off platforms and solve environmental puzzles, as well as collect upgrades to extend his plug for getting hard-to-reach collectibles and uncovering hidden areas. Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash will launch exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems this October.
- Chibi-Robo amiibo – Launching exclusively in a Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash bundle is a new Chibi-Robo amiibo figure. This new amiibo transforms Chibi-Robo into the all-powerful Super Chibi-Robo in certain stages in the game. In addition, players can level up this Chibi-Robo amiibo to acquire a variety of in-game collectible figures and items by saving their scores at the end of each stage. More details about this special amiibo will be revealed in the future.
- Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure – The classic Dr. Mario puzzle game play that players have grown to love over the years returns in this new game, but with the addition of a game-changing new Miracle Cure item. This cure-all item activates a variety of capsule- and virus-eradicating powers. Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure is available for pre-purchase beginning today and writes a prescription exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on June 11.
- BRAVELY SECOND END LAYER – The sequel to Square Enix’s much-loved role-playing game Bravely Default is coming to the West. Experience a rousing fantasy adventure with new and returning characters when the game launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in 2016.
- Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon – This recently revealed new installment in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series finds players becoming Pokémon to explore randomly generated dungeons in a land inhabited only by Pokémon. In addition to the 20 Pokémon players can choose to become and also pick as their partners, all 720 known Pokémon are in the game. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems this winter.
- LBX: Little Battlers eXperience – Just like the popular anime and toy line, LBX: Little Battlers eXperience lets players build, customize and battle robots using more than 130 models and more than 4,000 in-game parts. Up to six players can connect via local wireless to battle it out and see whose robot emerges victorious when the game launches on Aug. 21.
- Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – Fans that have already been enjoying the wealth of content in Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition are about to get even more! In addition to two extra free unlockable worlds in both the Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition games, players can now start enjoying free weekly online distributions exclusively for Puzzle & Dragons Z . Check http://puzzleanddragons.nintendo.com/ for more details.