If you’re not afraid of spoilers (which I am), feel free to check out the video after the break that shows the eight new levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Or, you know, buy the game.
It’s been a long while since I’ve posted a risky rumour, so before we continue: this is a rumour. It might be completely false. Since we’re on the verge of E3 though, it’s the perfect time for this sort of thing.
And with that out of the way…
This particular user has shared a bunch of apparent details about the Nintendo Direct broadcast that Nintendo will host on the 11th of June. As will most definitely be the case, the event will focus on the Wii U, but there is some talk of Smash Bros. Apparently, here’s what we can expect:
- The unveiling will be “odd” (although personally, none of this sounds strange to me). A trailer will be shown confirming some of the roster, while showing a lot of other characters in silhouette. “The full roster will be gradually unveiled from now till release.”
- Release period is announced for “Thanksgiving 2014″.
- 3DS version is further ahead than the Wii U version, but both will launch alongside each other. (Or at least, that’s the plan.)
You can see the full quote from the NeoGAF user after the break. Just keep in mind, it’s all a rumour (and a flaky one at that).
A while ago we heard about the existence of Treasurenauts, a game from Renegade Kid (the makers of Mutant Mudds) that we’ve now learned is a 2D side-scroller for the 3DS. The game has a pixel art style (screenshots after the break), local multiplayer and download play, and multiple endings based on how much treasure you own. It’s set for a release in the fourth quarter of this year and will be available via the eShop.
Nintendo has released a commercial for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It’s after the break.
Neko Entertainment has announced The Mysterious Cities of Gold for the 3DS. The game is based on a French/Japanese animated series from the 80′s that I’m not familiar with, but perhaps some folks here are more aware of it. The game allows the player to switch between three main characters (Esteban, Zia, and Tao), is played from a top-down perspective, and will be available this fall.
Nintendo might not be hosting a major press conference at E3 like they’ve done in the past, but they’re preparing lots of their own events, and the one worth the most anticipation is the Nintendo Direct event they promised us. They’ve now confirmed this event for the 11th of June at the following times:
- 7am Pacific
- 10am Eastern
- 3pm in the United Kingdom
- 4pm European Central Time
Granted, this is most definitely a Wii U-focused event, but it’s also where Smash Bros. will be shown off for the first time. As such, all fans of the 3DS should tune in with their fingers crossed. This could be big. More details will be posted to the blog closer to the date.
A pair of tweets has revealed that Nintendo is hosting a Pokémon X and Pokémon Y focused event on the 11th of June at 6pm PT. I’m not sure if this event will be live streamed, or if it is simply designed for the press, but it will feature both Tsunekazu Ishihara (President of The Pokémon Company) and Junichi Masuda (Director of Game Freak). The event will last for an hour and a half, which is lots of time for lots of goodies.