It feels like the 3DS should be riding off into the sunset, but the consistently strong console sales and the large install base mean that Nintendo are compelled to keep looking after the system with new game announcements.
Tonight’s Nintendo Direct kicked off with four quick-fire reveals, with a few others that came as a pleasant surprise a bit later on.
You can watch the Nintendo Direct here, or scroll down to get the skinny:
The original Luigi’s Mansion is being remade for the 3DS. It’s not quite what people had in mind when requesting GameCube games on modern Nintendo hardware, but it’s impressive the way that the game is being shrunk down for the 3DS. This version will even have a few advantages in that there will be the mansion map on the bottom screen and a boss rush mode.
The Luigi’s Mansion remake is coming out some time in 2018.
WarioWare Gold is bringing the series’ distinctive microgames to 3DS in a huge new compilation. A mixture of 300 new and returning games will test your ability to adapt and use everything from the buttons to the tilt, touchscreen and microphone.
It will release on 27th July.
Originally releasing for Nintendo DS in 2009, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is being remade for 3DS and releasing in 2019 for the game’s 10th anniversary. It will also come with a new little sidestory to play, just as we saw with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions. The story in this case is Bowser Jr.’s Journey.
The story follows Mario and Luigi as they try to find a cure for the Blorbs epidemic sweeping the Mushroom Kingdom. Then they get eaten by Bowser, and end up controlling him from the inside and forcing him to search for the cure. It’s pretty barmy.
Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers is the latest in the Dillon’s series that I’ve literally never heard of before. The last game, Dillon’s Rolling Western, was out in 2013, but for this newest adventure, you’ll be fighting off an alien invasion on the frontier, and be able to rope your Mii in to fight with as well.
It’s out on 25th May.
Barmy puzzle-battler Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, in which you fight by stacking up Sushi on converyor belts, is coming to 3DS on 8th June. It’s also coming out for Switch.