Nintendo Direct 2/22 announcements

Etrian Odyssey IV, Mario Tennis, more.

Nintendo unveiled new information on its 3DS and Wii lineup during its third Nintendo Direct press conference earlier today.


Fire Emblem: Awakening, due April 19 in Japan for 4,800 yen, will have paid download content in the form of new maps and episodes. The first set of content will be released free on May 31. An orginal Nintendo pre-paid card will also be released.

Maro Tennis Open, the next of many Mario sports spin-offs, is due for 3DS on May 24. It will make use of both button and touch screen controls, and offer local and download play. Up to four players can face each other using a single copy of the game.

Culdcept, a strategy RPG from OmiyaSoft, is due for 3DS on June 28 for 4,800 yen. It will feature local and online multiplayer.

Calcio Bit, a soccer simulation title, is due for 3DS in July for 4,800 yen.

A new crossover title from Namco Bandai, Sega, and Capcom was teased. It will be headlined by Namco Bandai. A teaser site has since been launched, but no other details were provided.

Etrian Odyssey IV, which leaked first in Famitsu, was officially announced. A short video was shown. It is due for 3DS on July 5 for 6,279 yen.

Trailers for Rune Factory 4, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (it was the 9-minute special trailer), and Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D were also shown.


Fatal Frame: Shinku no Cho, the Wii remake of Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly announced long ago, will debut on June 28 for 6,800 yen. It will include new modes, and support up to two-players.

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