Nintendo's April 3DS/Wii U Direct News Roundup

It might have been April Fools' Day, but Nintendo had lots of non-joke announcements. Updates for Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros., and more.

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The timing may not be the best, but Nintendo has chosen April Fools' Day to reveal some new news about the Wii U and 3DS. You'll be able to watch the stream live through the video above, and we'll update this story with headlines and details on all the announcements.

The presentation will start live at 3PM PST (6PM EDT/ 9AM in the AU / 11PM in the UK).

While the rest of the Internet is focused on making things up, Nintendo promised in a tweet that this "is no joke." While the developer has a lot it could potentially talk about, we probably won't hear anything quite yet about the upcoming NX console or the Legend of Zelda for Wii U, which Nintendo recently announced would be skipping this year's E3.

Here are some of the highlights:

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Update 1.06 updates to Smash Bros and details on Mewtwo, Mother 3's Lucas, and more DLC characters. Mii Fighters will get access to a new set of costumes as well.

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We have lots of information on the next few Amiibo waves, including all the included characters, but here are some details on the games that will make the most use of these upcoming Amiibo:

  • Yoshi's Wooly World will include two modes: the traditonal Classic and the easier Mellow Mode. Whenever you're having trouble in the game, you can switch to Mellow Mode for access to winged Yoshi. The game will also include a new plush Amiibo.
  • Splatoon will include off-screen co-op. One player will be able to play off the TV screen using a setup like the Pro Controller while the other player plays off the Wii U GamePad.

Fatal Frame is coming to the Wii U in the US! This Japan-only entry in the horror franchise came out last year, but Nintendo announced that it'll be coming to the West as well.

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In Fire Emblem news:

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Mario Kart 8 is getting a free update that introduces an even faster 200cc circuit! And the release date for the next set of DLC tracks got pushed up a month early.

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New Streetpass games are coming to the 3DS soon:

  • Ultimate Angler: a fishing game where people you meet will give you different kinds of bait to catch both fish and "monsters."
  • Battleground Z: Battle zombie hordes using weapons supplied by the hobbies of people you StreetPass with.
  • Street Pass Mii Plaza Premium: Input the birthdays for Street Pass friends and have a place to store 100 of your favorites.
  • Each game will cost $5, but you can get Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z together in a bundle for $8.
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Pokemon Rumble World, a toy-battling Pokemon game, will be coming as a free download to the 3DS on April 8.

An official Attack on Titan game coming to the 3DS.

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The Wii U Virtual Console will be getting a fresh infusion of games from the N64 and DS.

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