The American and Japanese versions of Nintendo Direct were very different and one was much longer than the other. The great thing about this is that we get specific info about new games on our North American region.

The Japanese Nintendo Direct had a lot to offer this morning via its recorded broadcast:

  • As announced previously, the end of the Wii Ma services is coming to an end in April in Japan.
  • Scenes of Battle mode, single-player mode on Kid Icarus Uprising, as well as info on how to achieve  and form a Genesis in the game.
  • Fire Emblem Awakening will be released on Apri 19th, and will have paid DLC content. The first content will be available on May 31st.
  • The DS gane Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition is making its debut on March 17th and will cost 5800 yen.
  • Another Mario-related sports game is coming to the 3DS as Mario Tennis Open on May 24th.
  • The first-ever trailer Rune Factory 4 was shown during Nintendo Direct.
  • New games arriving to the Nintendo eShop are Denpa Ningen RPG, The Rollong Western, and Game Gear support (with games arriving next month).
  • Gane Center CX shared his skills playing some Virtual Console Game Boy games
  • One unexpected announcement was the collaboration among Sega, Capcom, Namco Bandai and Banpresto in developing a Nintendo 3DS. Nothing else was specifically said about this joint effort but some info will be released at a later date.
  • Other games and content announced: a new Brain Age game, new Monster Hunter 3G quest, Hatsune Miku demo, and videos of Kingdom Hearts 3D and Dragon Quest Monsters Terry’s Wonderland 3D.
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The American version of Nintendo Direct lasted about 12 minutes long and the video along with other trailers are  now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS users.

  • Dillon’s Rolling Western is out now on the Nintendo eShop
  • Kid Icarus Uprising: gameplay action and mechanics, StreetPass functionality, game modes, and the original game.
  • Mario Tennis Open: May 20th, fast-paced gameplay, local wireless and online play in single, double and open matches.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: April 6 release date, game art winner
  • Spirit Camera: New trailer on Nintendo eShop; April 13 release date.
  • The Last Story, a game produced by FF creator Hamaguchi, will finally arrive to North America this summer. XSEED (and not Nintendo) is bringing the game, after the demand of American gamers and the release of the game in other parts of the world. No specific release date.

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