Nintendo Direct 17th May 2013 Roundup

By On 17th May, 2013

Today saw the latest of Nintendo’s ongoing “Direct” screencast series, with which they hope to create a much more personal connection with their fanbase and to keep their Nintendites salivating at the lips regarding up-coming Wii U and 3DS titles.

Much like previous entries however, today’s Direct was a bit of a damp squib – with not much revealed that we didn’t already know. There were however some release dates nailed, so we now know when to expect a few of their titles to drop.

First up was an announcement that Nintendo and Sega have reached a deal to offer exclusive titles for Nintendo’s flagship consoles. The first of these titles to see the light of day will be Sonic Lost World – an action platformer featuring everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog. No concrete details were offered however.

We also got a sneak peak at the new Sonic & Mario Winter Olympics game, which looks a lot of fun, if not very similar to it’s summer counterpart.

Being the year of Luigi, we did finally get a release date and a short glimps of Super Luigi Bros U – the Super Mario Bros U DLC – that promises new levels, unique gameplay and a new playable character (Nabbit for all those that are interested). You will be able to grab Super Luigi Bros U from the Nintendo eStore on June the 20th. No pricing details were mentioned at this time. If you don’t already own Super Mario Bros U, there will be a special edition retailer copy available to buy in stores from July 26th onwards.

We also got a much greater look at Pikmin 3 which does indeed look a great deal of fun, building on it’s predecessors with rich environments, all new characters and Wii U gamepad integration. Pikmin 3 will also be available to buy on the 26th of July.

There were also confirmed release dates for the Wonderful 101 (23rd August) and Resident Evil: Revelations (23rd May) – the latter receiving free DLC over it’s 3DS counterpart.

Game and Wario also got a look in. Those who’ve played the previous iterations will be familiar with it’s wacky mini-games and mind-boggling sense of humour. The new edition to the series looks to offer even more enjoyment thanks to use of the Wii U gamepad alongside the already traditional Wiimote and Nunchuk combination.

You can check out the full video below!


Gary Garside

Gary is an Editor at When he isn't reviewing games or discovering Console bargains, you can usually find him playing Racing or FPS games, occasionally dabbling in the odd RTS or MicroSim.