Wii U Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and 3D Mario all in next Nintendo Direct

The next Nintendo Direct will take place before E3 starts on June 11.

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Nintendo has said on Twitter that its next Nintendo Direct will feature a look at Wii U versions of Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and the new 3D Mario title in the works at the Japanese publisher.

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The Nintendo of America Twitter account wrote, "#IwataSays We will discuss new Smash Bros., 3D Mario game, Mario Kart and other Wii U titles in our #NintendoDirectNA before the start of E3."

Nintendo said in January that Nintendo EAD Tokyo, the team that made Mario Galaxy, Mario Galaxy 2, and Super Mario 3D Land, will be in charge of the new 3D Mario.

The new Smash Bros, meanwhile, is being developed by Namco Bandai.

No date has been given for the next Nintendo Direct. E3 2013 runs from June 11 through June 13.

Nintendo has opted out of a large-scale E3 press conference this year, saying it will instead focus its efforts elsewhere.

Last week's Nintendo Direct featured the publisher announcing a three-game exclusive Sonic partnership with Sega, a release date for New Super Luigi U, and new details about Pikmin 3.

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