New Nintendo Direct Reveals NEW 3DS and Much More!!!!

In This morning’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo came out swinging! Tons of new announcements include:

  • February 13th release date for the NEW Nintendo 3DS XL in North America. This includes a Majora’s Mask themed NEW 3DS and a Monster Hunter 4 themed one as well. Both themed NEW 3DS’s are bundled with said game. The NEW 3DS XL has a lot of new functionality including a new c-stick, better processing power, built-in Amiibo scanner, face recognition software that allows the image to be 3D no matter where you look and more.
  • Tons of Amiibo News: Wave 4 of the samsh amiibos was announced. A new wave of Super Mario Bros. Amiibos that work with Mario Party 10. Tons of functionality for new 3DS games.
  • Announced reproduced versions of Wii games Super Mario Galaxy 2(Available today), Punch Out!!, and Metroid Prime Trilogy. Each game will be shown on the Wii U home screen as apposed to you having to enter Wii mode on the Wii U. Also these games will be half-off the week following their release.
  • New Games: A new Fire Emblem title for 3DS, A new free to play title called Pokemon Shuffle, Puzzles and Dragons, and a free to play title codenamed Project Treasure.
  • Much, much more.

The direct is just under a hour and delivers so much news it was hard to keep up! You can watch it for yourself here.

What do you think of these announcements? We’ll look at some of these announcements more closely in the coming days so stay with us here at the GTU.


Today Microsoft announced that the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle will be returning to it’s normal price of $400 after January 3rd. During the holidays you could get the bundle(Which includes Assassin’s Creed Unity and last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag) for $359. Select stores were also running other deals which also included gift cards, other controllers and more free games for the same price.

If you still are missing out on the Xbox One now seems to be the time to buy. I don’t imagine they’ll lower the price again until at least fall of next year.


Nintendo Amiibo


According to Nintendo, they will not be making anymore amiibo figures for certain characters.  These figures are used in the highly popular Super Smash Bros Wii U.  Nintendo stated “We will aim for certain Amiibo to always be available. These will be for our most popular characters like Mario and Link. Due to shelf space constraints, other figures likely will not return to the market once they have sold through their initial shipment.”