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Nintendo Direct Micro details Chibi Robo on 3DS, dates Bravely Second for 2016, more


Nintendo-Direct-LogoNintendo released a brief "Direct" video today, covering some big and small news just before E3. The (just under 20-minute) video can be viewed in full below:

Announcements include the return of Chibi Robo, not seen since the franchise debut on Gamecube a decade ago, moving into 2D action territory in Chibi Robo: Zip Lash on 3DS. Plans also include an amiibo figure with some light gameplay bonuses.

Other 3DS announcements include Dr. Mario Miracle Cure, which introduces special abilities to the Dr. Mario formula — available June 11. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, poised to be a definitive version of the Mystery Dungeon series, was announced for winter release. The cartoon Little Battlers Experience will receive a 3DS game on August 21 this year.

Mario & Sonic at the 2016 Rio Winter Olympic Games was announced for 3DS and Wii U, as well as Art Academy Home Studio (Wii U) being given a June 25th release on the eShop. Project Treasure also received its first trailer, which can be seen below:

Splatoon will receive an NES-themed weapon and new map which are both available today (at 7PM PST). Nintendo also took a moment to note that Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition features a hefty amount of extended content once players have completed the maps in either game.

Lastly, the localization of Bravely Second: End Layer for 3DS was announced to be a 2016 title.

More announcements are sure to come during E3 week, so stay tuned for what's in store.