Nintendo Direct announces new Kirby game, Donkey Kong delay, and Super Mario 3D World details
Nintendo released it's latest Nintendo Direct video today which came with some minor news regarding key franchises, but the show was relatively uneventful if you've been keeping up with the current state of Nintendo.
The biggest announcement was that there will be a new game in the Kirby series for the 3DS/2DS, although no details were announced. Some gameplay was shown, but no information on the game was given other than that it will be a sidescroller releasing in 2014.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata also announced that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be delayed from its original date of December 2013, and will instead be arriving in February 2014.
We also received news that Sonic the Hedgehog will be returning to the roster of Super Smash Bros. when it launches on Wii U and 3DS in 2014. This will be the second time Sonic has been on loan from Sega for the Smash roster, as he was included in Super Smash Bros Brawl in 2008.
Viewers of the stream were also shown a trailer for Super Mario 3D World that gave players a glimpse at a number of gameplay details about the upcoming title including the large number of power ups that seem to be included in the new game.
Among them: the weird new cat suit, a cherry power up which duplicates the character, a goomba disguise, and a sort of bobsled/snowmobile vehicle. It was also announced that the game would include multiplayer for 4 players and the ability to play as Luigi, Peach, and Toad as well as Mario.
There were other small announcements including some DLC for Pikmin 3, a new trailer for Bravely Default, details on mini-games coming to Wii Party U, online events for the latest Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games, a bonus edition of Sonic Lost World, and Nintendo's upcoming presence at Indiecade.
You can get all the details in Nintendo's broadcast on their YouTube channel.