Nintendo Direct reveals new Kirby, Paper Mario games coming in 2016

Find out what you missed in today’s live stream presentation that focused on Wii U and 3DS games coming in 2016 with our convenient guide

wpid-nintendo_direct_gamenexusNintendo streamed a new Nintendo Direct today from 2-3 p.m. PT and it focused on all the games, DLC and more coming to 3DS and Wii U through the summer of 2016.

We’ve got a list of all the new games, downloadable goodies and details and information that Nintendo discussed, right here in one convenient list.

As always, if you want to know more about the items below, you can visit Nintendo’s website or rewatch the Nintendo Direct.

We’ve listed the big points and the most important news below. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Announcements: 

  • StarFox Zero – new info. shared, gameplay shown, Fox Amiibo unlocks SNES Arwing
  • StarFox Zero includes a new game called StarFox Guard (the games can be purchased separately on the eShop), both games launch April 22, 2016
  • Splatoon getting more updates on March 8 and in April
  • Mario and Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games coming June 24, 2016 for Wii U and March 18, 2016 for 3DS
  • Super Mario Maker receiving new content updates and gameplay tweaks including keys, key doors and key collection coins on March 9
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE coming to Wii U in the US June 24, 2016
  • Lost Reavers coming to Wii U, open beta coming soon as well
  • Paper Mario Color Splash coming to Wii U in 2016
  • Pokken Tournament – new info. and footage shown, coming to Wii U March 18, 2016
  • Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD coming to Wii U tomorrow, March 4, 2016
  • Mini Mario and Friends Amiibo Challenge – free 3DS and Wii U game for Amiibo coming March 25, 2016 with the purchase of an Amiibo. It’ll be free April 28, 2016 for everyone.
  • Series 4 of Animal Crossing Amiibo cards coming in June
  • SNES Virtual Console games coming to New 3DS XL – Pilotwings, Super Mario World, F-Zero available today; Super Mario Kart, Earthbound, Donkey Kong Country coming March 24; Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country 2 coming April 14 with more to come in the future
  • Pocket Card Jockey mixes Solitaire with horse racing on 3DS in May on the eShop
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 coming to 3DS this summer
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt discounted to $9.99 in the eShop now through June 1
  • Fire Emblem Fates receiving DLC March 10, more DLC coming in March
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends coming to 3DS March 25, 2016, new DLC coming to the game, new playable characters can be transferred to the original Wii U game if you purchase the 3DS version
  • Disney Art Academy coming to 3DS May 13, teaches how to draw Disney and Pixar characters
  • Bravely Second End Layer adding new characters, demo available on eShop March 10 and features exclusive side story, game coming to 3DS April 15, 2016
  • Dragon Quest VII coming to 3DS later this year
  • Monster Hunter X coming to the US as Monster Hunter Generations for 3DS this summer, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate save data unlocks bonus content in Generations, Marth (Fire Emblem) armor will be available in Generations
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on sale at Nintendo eShop for $19.99 for 48 hours starting at 3 p.m. PT today
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force – new info., footage shown, will feature Samus cameo and releases late spring 2016 on 3DS
  • Rhythm Heaven Megamix offers over 100 rhythm games, some from previous games, Rhythm Heaven Megamix launches later this year
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot coming to 3DS June 10, 2016

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