Today's Nintendo Direct was a doozy, with news ranging from new handheld hardware to several release dates, new Amiibo figurines, and plenty of downloadable content. Here's a wrap-up of all the high points.
- As expected, Nintendo formally announced the New 3DS XL, coming to America in February. It will be available February 13, for $199.99.
- Also coming February 13 is The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. That's no coincidence, as it's launching alongside a special New 3DS XL bundle. For good measure, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is getting its own bundle on that date too.
- Hyrule Warriors is getting special Majora's Mask DLC. Tingle and Young Link will be available.
- Nintendo is starting to offer digital downloads of Wii games on Wii U starting today. Announced titles include Super Mario Galaxy 2, Punch-Out, and Metroid Prime Trilogy.
- Mario Party 10 is launching this spring, alongside a bunch of new Amiibo figurines.
- Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will be making use of Amiibo, and Nintendo announced exactly how along with a release date.
- Amiibo compatibility was also announced for Code Name: STEAM, which will let you import Fire Emblem characters. Plus, it was given a release date of March 13.
- Nintendo is dipping into cross-buy with Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Buying the Wii U or 3DS version will get you a download code for the other.
- Finally, Splatoon narrowed its release to May, and the company showed off its wealth of character customization options.