Nintendo Direct 3.3.16

Nintendo Direct 3_3_15

On March 3rd/4th, 2016 Nintendo hosted a worldwide Nintendo Direct. Source Gaming has broken compared the announcements across all three major regions (Europe, Japan and North America) to provide comprehensive coverage of this event.

Wii U Software:


Tokyo Mirage Sessions: #FE

-Game will come with the Japanese Dub and English Subtitles

Europe: June 24th 2016

Japan: Already out
North America: June 24th 2016


Dragon Quest Online
Japan: Free from March 14th-31st


Lost Reavers

Europe: April 28th
Japan: Update after the direct
North America: 14/4/2016 – Open Beta Version ; 28/4/2016 Full version


Mario and Sonic at the Rio Olympics

Europe: 6/24/2016
Japan: 6/23/2016
North America: 24/6/2016


Paper Mario Colour Splash

Europe: 2016
Japan: 2016
North America: 2016


Star Fox: Guard

Europe: 4/22/2016

Japan: 4/21/2016

North America: 4/22/2016


Star Fox: Zero

Europe: 4/22/2016
Japan: 4/21/2016
North America: 4/22/2016


MvDK amiibo
Japan: Already Out
North America: April 28th, 2016


Shovel Knight

Europe: Already Out
Japan: June 30th, 2016
North America: Already out


Wii Karaoke U:
March 5th and March 12th, free


3DS Software:

Bokujou Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsu na Tomodachi
Japan: June 23rd, 2016


Bravely Second

North America: April 15th, 2016


Culdcept Revolt

Japan: July 2016


Disney Art Academy

Japan: April 7th, 2016 (with theme and plates)

North America: May 13th, 2016

Europe: July 15th 2016


Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3

Japan: March 24th, 2016


Dragon Quest VII

Europe: 2016

North America: 2016


Etrian Odyssey V

Japan: August 4th, 2016


Fire Emblem: Fates
Europe: May 20th 2016

Japan: Already released
North America: Already released


Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
Japan: Summer 2016

Europe: Summer

North America:  Summer


Hyrule Warriors Legends

Europe: March 25th
Japan: Already released
North America: March 25th


Kirby: Planet Robobot

Japan: April 28th, 2016

Europe: June 10th, 2016

North America:  June 10th, 2016


Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics

Europe: April 2nd, 2016
Japan: Already Out
North America: March 18th, 2016


Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Europe: Summer
Japan: June
North America: Late Spring 2016


Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge

North America: 28th April


Monster Hunter Generations

Europe: Summer 2016
Japan: Already released
North America: Summer 2016


Puzzle Dragon: Cross (Two versions)

Japan:  July 28th, 2016


Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Japan: Already released

US: 2016

Europe: 2016


Shovel Knight

Europe: Already Out
Japan: June 30th, 2016
North America: Already out



Japan: April 21st, 2016


Yokai Watch
Europe: April 29th 2016
Japan: Already released
North America: Already released


Yokai Watch Sangokushi

Japan: April 2nd




Fire Emblem Fates

3rd Map Pack: Japan 3/16 and 3/23

Price Museum Melee, Ghostly Gold, Royal Royale for 2,49 USD


Hyrule Warriors Wii U and 3DS

Season Pass

Medli for free

Toon Ganondorf for season pass

19.99 USD



(Balances Gear and Updates the matchmaking. Also adds “Sheldon’s Picks”)

Europe: March 9th, 2016. A second update in April.
Japan: March 9th, 2016

North America: March 8th, 2016


Dragon Quest (Gangankouze or Inochidaijini) for next Splatfest 3/12/13
North America:

Another update in April

Summer Festival – April 29/30th on NicoNico Douga


Super Mario Maker:

(Adds keys, new blocks, P Coin, harder courses)

March 9th, 2016


Monster Hunter Generations: Fire Emblem Costumes



Animal Crossing amiibo cards March 18th (Europe) June (US)

Next Smash and AC Amiibo: March 18th (Europe)

Series 4 AC Card: april

Ryu and Roy – April 28th (Japan)

Kirby amiibo – April 28th (Japan) June 10 (US/Europe)




Fire Emblem Fates 3DS Edition

Europe: May 20th 2016


SNES on New 3DS

03/03: Super Mario World and Earthbound

03/10: A link to the past and Super Metroid

03/17: F-Zero & Super Mario Kart

03/24: Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2


Japan: Discount for Nintendo Account holders

Super Famicon Design New 3DS XL: 20,000 Yen

Fire Emblem Design New 3DS: 18,800 Yen


June 23rd, 2016 – TCG Fire Emblem 5th Pack


Hunter Life Starter Pack – April 28th, 22,000 Yen


Fire Emblem Prepaid Card Special Design

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  1. So yeah, about the only really exciting thing were the SNES VC games and more info about Star Fox Zero and it’s new companion game.

    Everything else was meh.

    (Also, **** the Direct chat for the amount of whining about Zelda U and ****ing Mother 3. Got real sick of that **** by the time Fates’ DLC trailer rolled around, and it never stopped afterwards. God, that was annoying. :/)

      1. Because they are rabbid, the chat was way too much I had to ignore it, and they wonder why Nintendo doesn’t listen to them. It’s because you act like THAT all the time.

  2. Overall satisfied. Some titles in the Direct people will never stop complaining about, it was a pretty good 40 minutes. With that said I’ll look into the new Metroid the more gameplay is shown.

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