Nintendo has once again broadcasted a new Direct stream, this time focusing on several upcoming Wii U and 3DS titles making their way to the console and handheld during the second part of the year.
Included in the stream was the announcement that Rayman Legends for the Wii U would be featuirng two new costumes, Mario and Luigi. The two costumes come included with the purchase of the game, and you can check out the trailer below showing them in action.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD gained a new gameplay trailer during the Direct, showing off the gorgeous looking cel-shaded style that the original GameCube title offered. Those looking forward to the HD remake will also be glad to hear that the previous Triforce quest that was both tedious and time consuming has now been "greatly simplified" according to a new issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu this week. According to the magazine (via Polygon
), the game will "greatly simplify the Triforce shard hunt that unfolds in the endgame." It is unclear exactly how it will do that, but the magazine also mentions that a new "red sail" will appear in the Wii U version, allowing you to venture across the sea at two times the speed.
Luigi has been confirmed as a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. You can check out what the counterpart to Mario will look on both the Wii U and 3DS here
A new Animal Crossing-themed plaza was also revealed during the Direct, allowing Animal Crossing fans a new place on Wii U where they can talk about their towns and share images with players from all over the world.
The service will run through the end of 2014, and allows Animal Crossing fans from around the world to meet, interact and exchange information through the Animal Crossing Miiverse community. Players can import images they took in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for Nintendo 3DS, custom design QR Code patterns via their SD cards and organize them in albums. Players also can post messages to Miiverse with those images. The QR Code patterns posted can also be directly scanned and used in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Players can select their favorite animal in the Animal Crossing Plaza to post about those specific animals or view posts only about them. If players want to see more posts, they can jump directly to the Animal Crossing series Miiverse community from Animal Crossing Plaza.
Of course that isn't all that was announced during the Nintendo Direct stream, so make sure you check out the full video below and keep an eye out for more news on both the Wii U and the 3DS later this year.