This is a special edition of the GameSentral Rewind, focusing on the Sept. 1 Nintendo Direct.
Super Mario Maker coming to 3DS
Super Mario Maker is coming to Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 2.
The game will feature 100 Nintendo-made courses in the box, and allow players to connect to the internet to play courses built on the Wii U version. Wii U puzzles won’t be searchable by their course ID, but will be playable in 100 Mario Challenge. According to Nintendo, not all Wii U courses will be compatible with the 3DS version.
3DS course-builders will be able to do everything the Wii U version does other than Mystery Mushrooms. Players can share their creations via local multiplayer or StreetPass. They’ll also be able to send partially finished courses to friends to collaborate.
New Pikmin game coming to 3DS
A Pikmin game is going to 3DS, bringing the franchise to handhelds for the first time.
The game, which currently doesn’t have a final title, will launch next year as an action-focused sidescroller.
Players will tap the screen to aim where they want to throw Pikmin as the game world expands to fit both 3DS screens.
According to initial footage released during the Direct, the three original Pikmin types (red, blue, and yellow) will be included for Olimar’s latest adventures.
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World coming to 3DS
Poochy & Yoshi’s Wooly World, a new version of last year’s platformer, is coming to 3DS on Feb. 3, 2017.
The game will include every stage from its Wii U counterpart along with a new set of Poochy stages. Players can utilize Poochy pups to help them hunt for secrets in each stage.
A series of stop motion animation shots will also be included.
Yarn Poochy Amiibo announced
Along with Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, a new Yarn Poochy amiibo will also be available, both as a separate purchase and in a bundle with the game.
Legend of Zelda Amiibo line revealed
A trio of Legend of Zelda amiibo are launching Dec. 2 to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary.
The figures are 8-bit Link, which will feature a similar style to the 30th anniversary Classic Mario amiibo from last year, Ocarina of Time Link, and a two-pack featuring Toon Link and Wind Waker Zelda.
The new amiibo will function the same as Link and Zelda amiibo, respectively, but with special functionality for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which launches in 2017.
Nintendo has also made Skyward Sword available on the Wii U virtual console.