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Nintendo 3DS Direct Highlights — April 17, 2013

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Nintendo promises plenty of 3DS news and information in today's Direct Presentation. Although you can watch the broadcast, expert Nintendo fans already know the news comes fast. So to help you keep track of all of the exciting announcements, we'll be posting a running tally of today's Nintendo 3DS Direct highlights. We'll continuously update this page with all of the latest news and announcements throughout the day.

News and Announcements

Tucked away in an email recap is Pikmin 3's August release. 
 
Two unique adventures -- one puzzle, one combat -- coming on May 30th
 
Nintendo's developers are looking to "reinvigorate the flat 2D world of A Link to the Past with a sense of height and volume."
 
Bugs vs. Tanks, The Sharship Damrey, and Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale
 
Capcom creates informational videos to help newer players with difficult boss fights.
 
A fugly 3DS console, but a great deal!
 
A new type of Pikmin is revealed, but still no release date.
 
A cult classic makes its way back to North America through the Virtual Console.
 
Faster Wii U load times are just a week away.
 
Two new eShop downloads shown off.
 
Replay the same levels, but with a twist from Luigi.
 
A new mode specific to the 3DS makes the game a little easier for players.
 
Features the same basic gameplay, but this time each board has its own unique set of rules.
 
Connect with players around the world on 3DS.
 
Luigi's chubby brother tries to hog the spotlight during today's Nintendo Direct.
 
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