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Surprise Nintendo Direct Mini Confirms Bravely Second, Chibi Robo: Zip Lash & More for the West


Jonathan Higgins

Nintendo of America decided to follow Japan“s lead yesterday by revealing a surprise Nintendo Direct Micro just moments ago. It“s best to just watch the presentation to see everything for yourself (including English variants of some of the trailers I mentioned yesterday, like Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon). But for those who don“t have seventeen minutes to spare, here“s a quick recap:

 

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Chibi Robo: Zip Lash, the new Chibi Robo game I mentioned yesterday that comes with a brand new Chibi Robo amiibo, is coming to North America this October. The amiibo will be packaged in an exclusive Chibi Robo: Zip Lash bundle.

 

 

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Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure is a brand new Dr. Mario game for Nintendo 3DS. It has plenty of new gameplay options to make multiplayer modes more interesting than ever before. It“s coming on June 11th, 2015. You can pre-purchase it right now!

 

As aforementioned, the first trailer for Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon has an English variant now. You can choose from twenty starter Pokémon to be, and to be your partner. And all known Pokémon are indeed in the game. Trinen called it “the ultimate version of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series” and said “there will always be an adventure waiting for you every time you play”. He again confirmed the game for a Winter release in North America.

 

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Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was announced after that. For the first time in 112 years, Golf has been reintroduced as an olympic sport. Wonder who has the longer drive between Mario and Sonic.

 

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Next up: the NES Zapper, seen in pamphlets since the game“s release, is coming to Splatoon. Along with it comes a new multiplayer map and Rankled Battles. The best part? That“s all coming tonight, at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET.

 

Art Academy: Home Studio was announced after that. You can do stuff like upload a time-lapsed video of your art“s creation on YouTube. It“s available for pre-purchase now, and will be out on June 25th.

 

Project Treasure“s debut trailer is….right here!

 

 

So, remember the Nintendo World Championships 2015? They“re still happening. But more noteworthy: Bill Trinen said one of the games involved in the competition is...a secret to everybody. That“s a Zelda reference. I“m guessing we“ll either see Zelda Wii U at the event, or a brand new Zelda game that somehow involves competitive play? Who knows, but I guess we“ll find out on June 14th!

 

Little Battlers Experience was announced, too. It“s coming on August 21st, 2015. New content was announced for Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition after that. Check here for more.

 

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And last, but certainly not least? Remember that trademark from earlier? Bravely Second is now officially confirmed for the West--both North America and Europe, mind you--in 2016. That's a wrap! Here's the full presentation!

 

 

Plenty of surprises this morning. Which announcement from this Nintendo Direct Micro has you the most excited? Be sure to let us know!

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