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Watch the full April 1 Nintendo Direct here (Update: the full recap)

It's April 1, but Nintendo promises that today's Nintendo Direct is no joke. Watch along with us and find out what's coming up for Wii U and 3DS. (Update: Here's the archive and the full recap.)


Nintendo is preparing to broadcast a new Nintendo Direct today. Now I know what you're thinking. What April Fools joke do they have planned? Well, the Big N is promising that this is not a joke and they promise to bring out the upcoming spring lineup for both Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS. An Instagram post from earlier today is also promising new Amiibo will be revealed.

Catch the whole thing below. Shacknews will be watching, as well, and will post any announcements as they're released. Stay tuned!

Update: The Nintendo Direct presentation is over and the whole thing can be viewed in the archived video above. Furthermore, here's a recap of the major announcements:

Mewtwo is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS on April 28. Lucas is coming in June.

Mario Maker will celebrate Mario's 30th anniversary on Wii U this fall

Splatoon has added new game modes and new Splatoon Amiibo

The Wii U Virtual Console is getting Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games, with Yoshi's Island DS and Super Mario 64 available right now

New Amiibo have been revealed, including the next batch for Super Smash Bros.

Yoshi's Woolly World is coming this fall with new Yarn Amiibo

A robust 3DS lineup includes Puzzles & Dragons Z/Puzzles & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, the Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem Crossover, Attack on Titan, and more

A whole lot of indies are coming to Wii U and 3DS, too

One more trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D has been released ahead of its April 10 release

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is coming to 3DS this fall with new Amiibo cards in tow

Nintendo offered a glimpse at the next Fire Emblem game

The second Mario Kart 8 DLC will come later in April and not in May, as originally announced

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From The Chatty
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    April 1, 2015 2:40 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Watch the full April 1 Nintendo Direct here

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      April 1, 2015 2:55 PM

      It starts when I'm heading home for work... awesome...

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        April 1, 2015 2:56 PM

        We'll have the archive up once it's over. No worries.

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      April 1, 2015 2:56 PM

      Start the hype machine!

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      April 1, 2015 3:09 PM

      Like swapping game cartridges? I usually know what I'm getting in return.

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      April 1, 2015 3:14 PM

      A yarn yoshi amiibo? That's just crazy enough to work!

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        April 2, 2015 4:03 AM

        i predict yarn yoshi amiibo to be a money printer. holy shit that thing is cute.

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      April 1, 2015 3:20 PM

      Nintendo 64 games finally hitting the VC?

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      April 1, 2015 3:25 PM

      People were asking for a new Fatal Frame game?

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        April 1, 2015 4:28 PM

        That was one of the few camera-based games that people kept on bringing up when the WiiU first came out. One of the others was Pokemon Snap.

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        April 1, 2015 5:14 PM

        I'm totally hyped for that, yes. Also, yarn yoshi amiibos is an awesome idea.

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          April 1, 2015 11:47 PM

          I love Yarn Yoshis too, but they look kinda...big.

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      April 1, 2015 3:29 PM


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      April 1, 2015 3:30 PM

      Fatal Frame!!!!!!!!!!! sorry didnt see this thread

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      April 1, 2015 3:40 PM

      What if fire emblem?

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      April 1, 2015 3:41 PM


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      April 1, 2015 3:42 PM

      Amiibo Cards? Really?

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        April 2, 2015 4:04 AM

        at least they'll be cheaper. and kids like collectible cards.

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      April 1, 2015 3:44 PM

      What the fuck, no information on bravely default 2?

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      April 1, 2015 3:54 PM

      Wait, what's this Splatoon live broadcast?

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      April 1, 2015 5:02 PM

      Update - The archived video has been uploaded and all relevant links to the big announcements have been added.

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        April 2, 2015 3:06 AM

        thanks Oz! im sure i dont only speak for myself when i say i like seeing this kind of content on the Shack otherwise i wouldnt remember to go looking for nintendo news and what-not. If valve, id, blizzard do this kind of stuff please make an article!

        thanks Oz!

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          April 2, 2015 3:07 AM

          i meant to say valve, id, blizzard, and whoever else.

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