Even if the Nintendo NX (opens in new tab) does turn out to be a handheld / home console hybrid, Nintendo proved that the 3DS still has a lot of life left in it today. The latest Nintendo Direct had 3DS-centric news (opens in new tab) for well-known franchises as well as a few surprises, and here are the 10 biggest announcements (or non-announcements) from the presentation.
Super Mario Maker for 3DS launches on December 2
But it leaves out a bunch of the online features (opens in new tab) from the Wii U version.
Pikmin is getting a sidescrolling 3DS title in 2017
It's like a lighter, faster version of the main games, minus one dimension of movement.
Mario Sports Super Stars is coming in spring 2017
Five sports bundled together to be played by the usual Mushroom Kingdom athletes, including non-Strikers soccer.
Yoshi's Woolly World is coming to 3DS
It adds special Poochy levels and Poochy Pups, who will help you find secrets. They're coming on February 2, 2017.
You can download Skyward Sword on Wii U eShop right now
Guess this means there won't be a Twilight Princess-style remaster for Wii U.
Four special Zelda 20th anniversary amiibo are coming in December
They'll have "special functionality" in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab).
Picross 3D Round 2 is now available on eShop
Tap your amiibo for special character-themed puzzles.
StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium bumps up the limit to 100 encounters
The 10-person-limit traveler's bane is gone - assuming you've paid up. for Premium.
Mario Party Star Rush is coming on November 4
Toad Scramble mode tosses out turn orders and lets you all Toad around at once.
There was no news for NX or Wii U
Nintendo did specifically say it would be a 3DS presentation. Hopefully we'll hear more about NX later this month (opens in new tab).
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