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North American Nintendo Direct 11.5.2014 recap

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The latest Nintendo Direct showed some neat stuff, and I'm sure most of our readers watched it. However we are still going to do a small key points list for reference in case you want the short version. The full North American direct is linked above

Key points:


  • -Splatoon coming Q2 2015, new single-player campaign announced
    -How select Amiibo figures work with Mario Kart 8, Smash Wii U, Hyrule Warriors
    -Amiibos will work with Captain Toad and Yoshi's Wooly World as well
    -Xenoblade Chronicles X still coming in 2015, map to be bigger than Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
    -Kirby and the Rainbow Curse coming February 2015 (NA)
    -Pikmin animation shorts available on Wii U or 3DS for $4.99
    -Captain Toad release date: December 5th (NA)
    -Codename S.T.E.A.M. coming to 3DS in Spring 2015
    -Majora's Mask 3D coming to 3DS Spring 2015
    -1st batch of Mario Kart 8 DLC coming November 13th



Was the Nintendo Direct what you were expecting? Or was it surprising? What game are you most excited for? Join the discussion in the comments!
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I can't wait to purchase the Mario Kart 8 DLC next week! I also just downloaded the Pikmin Shorts and will watch them after diner tonight. Wink
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I'm curious how long the Pikmin shorts are. I love the Pikmin series but I'm worried that they will be too short.

Personally I'm most excited for Splatoon, it looks like pure fun. I'm also really excited for Codename S.T.E.A.M. I'm glad we're getting another strategy game, love that genre.
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There are three in total, one is under 2 minutes, one is just over 8 minutes, and the third is nearly 13 minutes long so in total it's about the length of a half hour anime if you take out the commercials! They're pretty funny as well. Wink
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What about N64 and GCN? Sad
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I'm with you Zack, I wanted more VC (although I would've liked N64/DS)
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I was also disappointed by the lack of VC related news.
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I was also dissapointing when Miyamoto brought up Flipnote 3D, yet we still don't have it Sad
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At least the Zelda purists can rejoice now that Majora's Mask 3D is officially a thing. Smile
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