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Puzzles & Dragons leads Nintendo Direct 3DS lineup

Nintendo had a slew of 3DS gaming announcements, led by the Puzzles & Dragons package set to hit in May, while the Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition demo arrives sooner than that.

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Today's Nintendo Direct continued with a robust lineup of 3DS games set to come to Nintendo's handheld. The lineup was led by the dual package of Puzzles & Dragons Z and Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. The dual games are set to come out on May 22 with pre-orders available now. A demo for Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition is set to hit 3DS on April 30.

The next installment of the Pokemon Rumble series was also revealed. In Pokemon Rumble World was also revealed today. Players can capture Pokemon and battle them in more action-centered environments. Today's presentation revealed some of the new mechanics, including the addition of Poke Diamonds, which can be earned in-game, through StreetPass, or through real-money purchases. The game is set to release on April 8 on the Nintendo eShop.

Other games displayed include Box Boy! (which Steve enjoyed quite a bit), Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, and the long-awaited Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem crossover. There are a whole lot of trailers here and you can watch them below.

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