Some of the first announcements to come from the Nintendo Direct video today were some surprising news updates for the Nintendo 3DS, which included a few fan favorites that surprised us. Top of the list is Luigi's Mansion, making the leap from Game Cube to the 3DS in a remastered version that includes a map on the bottom screen for help.Another was Wario Ware Gold, the first title in the series to be released in five years, which will come with over 300 games. Finally, Mario & Luigi return as a team again in Bowser's Inside Story, which is basically them running around in Bowser's guts as levels with a new chapter featuring Bowser Jr. Below are the official listings for the games sent out by Nintendo about all their 3DS titles announced during the event.
- WarioWare Gold: The frenetic WarioWare series is back, and for the first time it's on Nintendo 3DS! With 300 fast-paced microgames that can be controlled by pressing buttons, tilting the system, tapping the touch screen or using the microphone, WarioWare Gold is the biggest entry in the series. And for the first time, the game includes fully voiced characters. WarioWare Gold launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Aug. 3.
- Luigi's Mansion: The original Luigi's Mansion, which was a launch game for the Nintendo GameCube system in 2001, is coming to Nintendo 3DS. This remake has an updated look and new features, like a map that displays on the bottom screen and a boss rush mode. Luigi's Mansion launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems this year.
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey: In this Nintendo 3DS remake of a classic Mario & Luigi action RPG adventure, fans can replay (or play for the first time) Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, one of the most critically acclaimed games in the Mario & Luigi series. It features new graphics and a new mode that tells the behind-the-scenes story of Bowser Jr. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in 2019.
- Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers: Action meets tower defense in Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers. In this new game, players take on the role of armadillo ranger Dillon, who teams up with an animalized version of the player's Mii character to help stop enemy invasions and save the post-apocalyptic frontier. Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in Nintendo eShop on May 24. A free demo for the game will be available to download on May 10.
- Detective Pikachu: Starting today, this new detective adventure game starring self-proclaimed "great detective" Pikachu is available for pre-purchase on Nintendo eShop and Nintendo.com. The game, as well as an extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo figure (sold separately), launches on March 23. (The game is playable in 2D only.)