Nintendo's Not So Cruel April Fools Joke

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April 1st was an exciting day and no it was not because we got to pull off pranks on one another. Many thought that the latest Nintendo Direct was an elaborate prank, but we were all pleased to hear the plethora of announcements. It range from announcing new Amiibo, to new Smash Bros characters and even a new game! Below is a detailed list of all of the upcoming releases:

  • Amiibo Cards
    • So you know those figurines you can use to play in Super Smash bros and other specific games? Well there will soon be Amiibo cards! These cards will be based on the characters from Animal Crossing
    • Speaking of which, Animal Crossing is coming to the Nintendo 3DS, which will focus on decorating houses.
  • Smash Bros
    • Amiibo
      • There are three different waves this year for the Smash Bros character amiibo: The first is May 29th when Greninja, Jigglypuff, Charizard, Robin, Lucina, Ness, Pac-Man and Wario. In July the next wave will include Palutena and Dark Pit. As for September, the wave will include Dr. Mario, Bowser Jr, Zero Suit Samus and Ganondorf.
      • Metwo is coming to Smash Bros! If you’ve registered both the 3DS and Wii U games then you’ll receive this character for free otherwise it’ll be $4.99. Aside from Mewtwo, Lucas will be returning the fray!
      • If you visit you can submit a ballot suggesting who you want to see join the game. All you have to do is write the character name, where they are from and why they would be a great addition to the character roster.
    • Yoshi’s Woolly World Amiibo
      • Along with the release of Yoshi’s Woolly World there will be three different Yoshi amiibo in pink, light blue and green. How will these be different from the other Yoshi amiibo? These will be made of actual yarn! Players will be able to use them in the game for assistance.
    • Splatoon amiibo
      • Alonside the release of the new game, there will be 3 specific amiibo to be released based on the characters. Using these amiibo will unlock new missions for the players. Splatoon will be released on May 29
    • Mario Maker
      • The game where you are allowed to design your own Mario game will be released in September!!
    • Yoshi’s Woolly World
      • This game is set to also release in September! Remember you can use those yarn Yoshi amiibo.
    • Mario Kart 8
      • There will be more amiibo racer skins to be released
      • On April 23rd there will be a free DLC that will include a 200 cc race class, 3 new characters and 8 new tracks
    • Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS games will be available on the Virtual Console
    • Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emlblem Crossover
      • This will be an RPG crossover game
    • The new Fatal Frame game will be coming to the Wii U later this year
    • Fire Emblem
      • There’s a new Fire Emblem game, but this one is not set to be released until 2016. This is also going to be the first time where your character will be the main hero or heroine of the game,

So there you have it, most of the exciting news from Nintendo! For the complete list of what was announced head over to and for any other announcements make sure to stay tuned to socalthrills.

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