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Published on August 7th, 2013 | by octaneblue


Nintendo Direct Summary – August 7, 2013

Nintendo Direct

The conference begins with a spotlight on two 3rd party titles, the first being Sonic Lost World. A gameplay demo is shown, and it’s looking very sleek. The 3DS version of the game has connectivity with the Wii U version. You can create vehicles on the 3DS version that can be transferred to the Wii U for use in co-op play. Both versions are available on October 22, 2013.

Rayman Legends is shown next with a very beautiful gameplay demo. The GamePad fucntionality is shown, with another player able to assist others by moving obstacles out of the way, clearing paths, etc. Off-TV Play is supported. Remastered stages from Rayman Origins are unlockable, and the Wii U version includes exclusive Mario and Luigi costumes for Rayman and Globox, respectively. Available September 3, 2013.

Art Academy: SketchPad is available on August 9 on the Wii U eShop. A Miiverse community for the game, which you can post artwork on, will be available after launch.

Pikmin 3‘s photography functionality is shown, followed by a spotlight on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, which is available in North America on August 11.

Pokemon Rumble U launches on August 29, with 18 figures for the game available exclusively at GameStop.

Summer Carnival ’92: RECCA, Donkey Kong, Tecmo Bowl, and Wario Land 3 (August 29) announced for 3DS Virtual Console. Super Mario Bros. 3 will head to the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles later this year.

New free Animal Crossing: New Leaf DLC is on the way at Nintendo Zone location, beginning August 11 with a Pumpkin Pie.

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney announced for North America in 2014.

Next up is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Set several years after Ganon was sealed, the Link featured in this game is not the same one seen in A Link to the Past. Some of the locations from the latter title are back, but the puzzles and dungeons will be completely different. Launches in November! The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launches in October, and more gameplay was shown.

Luigi revealed for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS!

An Animal Crossing Community is now available on Miiverse. Animal Crossing Plaza on the Wii U is an app that allows you to view upcoming events in New Leaf, upload images from your 3DS’s SD card, interact with other fans, and more. Available now as a free download!

On Friday, August 9, at 10 AM EST, a special Nintendo Direct for The Wonderful 101 will be available. And that’s the end of the conference!

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