Nintendo Unveils Upcoming Lineup

During their Direct announcement this morning, Nintendo provided first looks at key titles coming in 2014. These include some of the video game industry’s most beloved franchises and characters, from Mario and Donkey Kong, to Luigi, Pikmin and Pokémon to The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros.

In addition to all of the game experiences available right now at E3, Nintendo has partnered with Best Buy to bring four upcoming Wii U games to the public for the first time. Visitors to participating Best Buy stores will be able to play demo versions of Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze. The games will be playable 4-8 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 12th, and 1-5 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 15th.

Some of the key Wii U games shown today by Nintendo include:

  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Mario Kart 8
  • The Wonderful 101
  • Bayonetta 2
  • A brand-new title developed by Monolith Software
  • Wii Party U
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Wii Fit U

Nintendo 3DS games shown include:

  • Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Additional games that were not mentioned in the Nintendo Direct but are playable at E3 include:

  • Pikmin 3
  • New Super Luigi U
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Yoshi’s New Island
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

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