Nintendo announces Poochy and Zelda Amiibo, new games, and more

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Nintendo 3DS owners will be very happy with Nintendo’s new announcements.

Nintendo announced more than a dozen new 3DS games and some exciting additions to the Amiibo family during a Nintendo Direct press conference Thursday.

Amiibo collectors can look forward to a yarn Poochy in February to accompany the launch of Poochy & Yoshi’s Wooly World. Four new Legend of Zelda Amiibo are also coming for the holidays, including one based on the original Link sprite from The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Along with the new Amiibo, Nintendo announced over a dozen games, most notably a new side-scrolling Pikmin title coming in 2017 and a version of Super Mario Maker for 3DS coming in December.

Fans can also look forward to Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice, Yokai Watch 2, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, and Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past before the end of the year. Let’s not forget that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are coming too, so if you’ve max leveled your Pokémon Go trainer you’ll have something new to do very soon.

If you’d like to watch the complete Nintendo Direct presentation, you can do so right here.


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Colette Bennett

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