Where have all the great JRPGs gone? To handheld platforms of course! The recent Nintendo Direct showcase revealed that Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, the absolutely beautiful JRPG title from Square-Enix, will be coming to America. We will be seeing the title, which originally released in Japan in 2012, hitting our shores in 2014. The title will also be coming to European stores sometime later this year.
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, the fifth game in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, was recently dated for a U.S. release. It will be heading exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS eShop on May 9th, 2013 in the U.S. This information comes directly from Nintendo President Satoru Iwata himself from the last Nintendo Direct event. Details on a European and Japanese release are still fuzzy.
At the last Nintendo Direct event, it was revealed that Game & Wario, the hyperactive party game for the Wii U, will be coming to America! Game & Wario was previously dated for Japanese release on March 28th, and will be coming to American shelves on June 24rd. The game will be released both in retail and 3DS eShop format. There is no word yet on a European release.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons were two Game Boy Color games that came out in 2001 and offered an adventure that spanned two worlds, culminating in one giant journey for Link. Thanks to today's Nintendo Direct, we now know that we'll be seeing the rebirth of these games soon.