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Nintendo Direct: Sonic Lost World Announced

New Super Luigi U - Nabbit
Once again, Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata presented a Nintendo Direct, this time revealing details on upcoming Wii U games. He also announced that another Direct broadcast will happen around E3, talking about the company’s plans for later in the year.

Sonic Lost World ArtworkSonic: Lost World was announced “a brand new action-adventure platforming game” exclusively for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. We only saw this one picture, and more info will be available before E3.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games: SEGA are continuing their series of Olympic games. Sports included are speed skating, figure skating pairs, curling, slalom, downhill skiing, snowboarding and more. Controls will be a mix of Wiimote and GamePad, with certain events like biathlon requiring you to switch rapidly between the two.

As always, there will be the normal modes and the “dream” modes where players can do more fantastical moves.

Game & Wario: All gamers will share the Gamepad with no Wiimote use required. It’ll be out on June 28th. Here’s the trailer:

If you want full details, there’s an English transcription of a Game & Wario Iwata Asks here.

Resident Evil Revelations: The Wii U version will have a new difficulty mode called Infernal. Hank and Rachel have been added and the gamepad will display the map or control keypads. Miiverse mode will allow you friends to add “voices” to the enemies.

The Wii U version will be out on 24th May. A downloadable demo is out now from the Nintendo eShop, as is the 3DS version.

New Super Luigi U: Seen in the previous Direct, Luigi U modifies NSMBU with new takes on the old locations and different powers. Nabbit, from NSMBU, is now playable in multiplayer mode. Even though it’s an add-on for NSMBU, they are also releasing a standalone retail version on july 26th. Or you can download the add-on from June 20th. No pricing details for the standalone version were revealed

The Wonderful 101: This will be out on 23rd August but no more details were revealed.

Pikmin 3: Due to an accident, the three player characters, Charlie, Brittany and Alph have crash landed on a planet and encounter the pikmin. They need to find resources and repair the spaceship so they can get home.

Nintendo Direct Pikmin CharactersAfter extracting fruit seeds, explorers can create food to explore further. You can only explore from dawn to dusk. Players can set up dmixed groups of pikmin to take different powers into an area. IF you make a mistake, you can replay the day or a portion of the day instead of restarting from scratch.

The Wii U Gamepad is a “Kop Pad” which displays the map and controls the overhead camera. You can monitor what your pikmin are doing around the map.

You can also control it with the Motion Pluss Wiimote and nunchuk, or the pro controller.

Pikmin 3 will be out on 26th July.

You can watch the whole Nintendo Direct here, if you like. See anything that excites you?