First Nintendo Direct of 2014 – Mario Kart 8 release date confirmed for May 30

The latest Nintendo Direct broadcast also sheds more light on Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and loads of other titles for Nintendo platforms.

There it is. Here’s a short rundown:

Wii U

  • Mario Kart 8 – launches in stores and on Nintendo eShop for Wii U on May 30th.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – it’s coming this year
  • Bayonetta 2 – new trailer released, see below

  • A new game by Monolith Software – new footage released
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – release date reminder: 21st of February


  • Mario Golf: World Tour – scheduled to launch onMay 2nd for Nintendo 3DS. Also, loads of new info
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe – the new Kirby title will launch on Nintendo 3DS on May 16
  • Yoshi’s New Island – new info, release date reminder for March 14.
  • Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Akihiro Hino from LEVEL-5 speaks about the game and more.
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – will be coming to Nintendo 3DS in Europe in early 2015. In addition to online play, the game will also allow players to hunt monsters in dynamic new ways.
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl – A new Atlus game should hit Europe on May 2nd. Demo will release on Nintendo eShop on April 18.

More details are available on the Nintendo Direct site.


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