Nintendo Direct On April 1, Leak Hints On ‘Pokemon Rumble World’ For 3DS, Wii U, Web eShop, Amiibo Gallery, More

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Nintendo signage is displayed at the company's booth at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014. Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

A new Nintendo Direct has been announced for April 1 at 3 p.m. PT, something that the company has confirmed is not an April Fool’s joke. This was announced via the official Nintendo of America Twitter account.

“Catch a new Nintendo Direct on April 1 at PT for the latest on upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Stick around after the Direct for a live Nintendo Treehouse presentation featuring one of our spring releases,” said the Twitter announcement.

Fans have been hyped but still also cautious about the rumours of a Nintendo Direct happening in April, even before the announcement became official. The last Nintendo Direct, according to Polygon, was back in January. The source states that a Nintendo Direct is supposed to happen just in time.

Just recently, Redditor DerpyPanda24 had leaked some major information about the upcoming Nintendo Direct. The details have supposedly come from an anonymous source from Nintendo of Europe.

There are several titles that make an appearance in the leak, one of which is the “Pokemon Rumble World.” The game will supposedly arrive in the eShop on April 17 for the Wii U and Nintendo 3Ds. It will also support Pokemon Amiibo that is in the Smash Bros. collection.

The Nintendo Direct will also allegedly announce the Web eShop, which will allow players to login using the NNID and have purchased games downloaded directly and immediately into the console. The service is expected to start as early as this April. The eShop will also get a preorder function, so that players can preorder games even months in advance and with an additional 10% discount as incentive. Some games that will be up for this service have been named, including “Kirby & The Rainbow Brush,” “Splatoon,” and Code Name: STEAM.”

Another game in place of the delayed “Zelda” title may be coming later this winter. The title is not yet finalised, though it appears to be a Mario game that will see more details at the E3 2015.

Speaking of games, Nintendo 64 games will allegedly be debuting in the Wii U eShop as early as June. Some of the named games include “Super Mario 64,” “Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards” and “Super Smash Bros.” The Nintendo 64 games will supposedly have 720p and widescreen as an option, as well as support for controllers and Off-TV play.

The complete list of details can be seen in the link here. Of course, these should be taken with a grain of salt, as Nintendo will be announcing the actual details for the 3DS and Wii U in the Nintendo Direct.

Nintendo Direct January 14, 2015 (Credit: YouTube/Nintendo)

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