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Nintendo Direct 11/12/2015

The final general Nintendo Direct of the year has happened and we at Source Gaming have rounded up all the news from all three regions and presented it here, in alphabetical order, just for you. So enjoy!

Nintendo 3DS

Bravely Second (Square Enix)
With Collector’s edition (and a better looking figure)
US : Spring 2016
Europe: first Quartal 2016


Culdcept Revolt
A 3DS sequel to the popular franchise.
Japan: 2016


Dragon Quest 7
Europe: Summer 2016


Dragon Quest 8
Europe: 2016


Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems)
The next installment in the long running tactical-role playing game series.
Two versions on launch, the third one later. Special edition with all three. DLC Pack available to pre-order

US: 19th, February 2016


Final Fantasy Explorers
(all Japanese DLC for free in the US version)
US : 26th January 2016
Europe: Someday, didn’t catched up


Hyrule Warriors: Legends (Omega Force, Team Ninja)
The Legend of Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors, this time on Nintendo 3DS! Linkle! 2 crossbows at the same time. With Unlimited Edition.
US: 25 March 2016
Europe: 25. March 2016
Japan: January 21st, 2015


Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (AlphaDream, Intelligent Systems)
The Mario & Luigi RPG series meets the Paper Mario series. Paperplane on Overworld. Increase your stats with Battle-Cards. Compatible with 6 Mario-series amiibo. 
US: January 22nd, 2016
Europe: December 4th, 2015
Japan: December 3rd, 2015


MegaMan Legacy Collection (Capcom)
MegaMan Amiibo-Support unlocking a bunch of stages. Gold Megaman Amiibo in a collector edition (not in Europe).
Europe: February 23rd, 2015 


Monster Hunter X (Capcom)
Star Fox cat shown.
Japan: 11/28/2015


Monster Strike X Flag
Originally a smartphone game, now on the 3DS.
Japan: 12/17/2015


New Style Boutique 2
Europe: 11/20/2015


Nintendo Badge Arcade
Just the Trailer already released yesterday
EU: Tomorrow
US: Out Now


Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
All Pokemon, and only Pokemon. Explore dungeons and befriend new friends!
US: November 20th, 2015
Europe: 19th February 2016


Pokemon Picross:
Free 2 Play Picross-Game

US: Early December
Europe Early December
Japan: Early december


POKEMON Red, Green (JP only), Blue and Yellow on virtual console
With Wireless-Functionality.
EU: 27.February 2016
Japan: 2/27/2016


Project X-Zone 2 (Namco-Bandai)
A collab fighting game!
US: 6 February 2016


Q (Liica)
A puzzle game originally for smartphones, for the 3DS that uses the touch screen in a variety of ways.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Final (Atlus)
A brand new game in the series that takes place in the same world as IV.
Japan: 2/10/2016


Nintendo Wii U

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (Nintendo and ND Cube)
Play with your favorite Animal Crossing-amiibo a fun board-game.
US: November 13th, 2015
Europe: November 20th, 2015
Japan: November 21st, 2015


Fast Racing NEO (Shin’en)
F-Zero-Clone with Online
US: Someone from Shin’en
Europe: December 2015


Genei Ibun Roku #FE (Atlus, Intelligent Systems)
Live the life of a beautiful and beloved idol in this Shin Megami Tensei/Fire Emblem-Crossover…and fight monsters I guess.  
Japan: December 26th, 2015


Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks on Virtual Console
A special deal if you buy both.
Europe: Right now!


Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
The long rumored game finally returns in HD! Development by Tantalus. Wolf Link & Midna amiibo in production. compatible will all Zelda amiibo. Bundle with amiibo, Soundtrack as pre-order. (Some amiibo save compability with the Wii U zelda)

US: 4/03/2016
Europe: March
Japan: 2016/03/10

Legend of Zelda: Wii U
The first new Zelda-Game finally hits Wii U with a new Overworld-Experience

US: 2016
Europe: 2016
Japan: 2016


Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Camelot Software)
Mario and his friends return to the court in this upcoming holiday release.
US: November 20th, 2015
Europe: November 20th, 2015
Japan: January 28th, 2016

MOTHER 3 Virtual Console (Nintendo)

Japan: December 17th, 2015

Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
An arcade fighting game inspired by Tekken, starring Pokemon. Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card was shown. You can use it to unlock Shadow Mewtwo straight away.

US: Spring 2016
Europe: Spring 2016
Japan: March 18th, 2016


Star Fox: Zero (Platinum Games, Nintendo)
Fox McCloud and the rest of the Star Fox team make their triumphant return in this reboot.
US: April 22nd 2016
Europe: April 2016
Japan: April 21st, 2016


Sword and Soldiers 1
Japan: Today


Sword and Soldiers 2
Japan: December 9th, 2015

Tiny Thief
Using the gamepad to solve puzzles around stealing items without getting caught.He’s very cute.
Japan: Today

Europe: 19 November

Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft)
Xenoblade returns with this highly sought after sequel.
US: December 4th, 2015
Europe: December 4th, 2015

Year Walk
A horror adventure game.
Japan: Today


Mario and Sonic at Rio Olympics
Mario and Sonic team up again to play some Olympic games including Sonic, track and more.
Japan: 2/18/2016

Steamworld Heist
(+free Theme)
Europe: December 19

DLC & Updates

Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes
Free update on December 2nd. Linebeck costume. Fierce Deity Link costume.
Japan: 12/3/2015
US: December
Europe: 12/5/2015


New stages: Museum d’Alfonsino, Mahi-Mahi Resort
Today: more gear Tomorrow: The Museum.
More updates till January at least. (Nintendo Treehouse Tournament + Tournament Mode ?).

Super Mario Maker
Internet Search Engine syncing to the game in December.


Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/ Wii U
Cloud Strife as a new char. Midgar Stage with summons as hazard. omnislash as final smash.
Chocobo Mii Costume.
Smash Bros Broadcast in December


Animal Crossing series:
Resetti, Kicks, Blathers, Celeste
Europe: early 2016
Amiibo Cards series 2
Europe: 11/20/2015

Mega Man Series:

Golden Mega Man
Bundled with Mega Man Legacy collection special edition (not in europe).

Pokemon Series:

Dark Mewtwo amiibo card
Comes with Pokken Tournament

Super Smash Bros Series:

Lucas amiibo
Europe: April
Japan: December

Zelda Series
Wolf Link

US: March 4th, 2016
Japan:March 10th, 2016
Europe: March

Let us know in the comments what you though of this Nintendo direct. Let us know if we are missing anything, and we update this post. Hopefully this will be a useful resource for everyone.

black_imperator of SmashBoards helped contribute to this post.

  1. ^Zelda Wii U was indeed confirmed for 2016, like in Europe and Japan. It’s not “TBA”.

    the101 on November 12 |
    • ^IN THE US. I um… meant in the US. Oops.

      the101 on November 12 |
  2. Final Fantasy Explorers
    Europe: Someday
    That was funny. xD

    Ar on November 12 |
  3. Woah there, Shin Megami Tensei IV Final is a new game set in the same wold, not a remake.

    Igiulaw on November 12 |
  4. “Shin Megami Tensei IV Final (Atlus)
    3DS remake of IV
    Japan: 2/10/2016”

    This is wrong. First of all, the original Shin Megami Tensei IV was released on the 3DS. Second, it’s not a remake. It’s a full-on sequel.

    SC on November 12 |
  5. Splatoon: Looks like hopes on Octaling playable has gone perished in the end…sad, but oh well, can’t help since this game was made only for squids.

    Pokken: Definitely getting the Shadow Mewtwo bundle pack!!

    Hyrule Warriors Legends: Definitely getting that stress-reliever game. Pretty knew there would be Linkle as there were a small leak in the trailers, but looks like too bad for Groose never being eligible for the game.

    Star Fox Zero: Finally, the release date revealed! And is that R.O.B.?

    Pokemon Virtual Console: Oh the nostalgia…but I bet it’ll become a suffering since you’re already used to the modern Pokemon games. TM’s can be used many times but now going back to limited!? No longer using that “get two GB and games and one cable to trade Pokemon alone” method anymore, while I have no friends to help me out with tradings!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Oh well, I’ll think about buying the (Japan ex.) Blue version.

    Smash: Already wrote a comment at the previous article.

    But altogether, the Direct was great!

    zoniken on November 13 |
  6. Lucas amiibo is slated for a January release (it’s on the website now too, along with all the other new ones.)

    Also, totally psyched for Wolf Link amiibo, Final Fantasy Explorers, and Cloud in Smash. ^-^

    Winturwulf (@winturwulf) on November 13 |
  7. Monster Hunter X (Capcom)
    Star Fox cat shown.
    Japan: 11/28/2015

    What’s that happening on my birthday? :O

    Logo on November 13 |