Buy, Try, Die: Nintendo Direct (April 1, 2015)

To borrow a phrase from Satoru Iwata, the latest Nintendo Direct (posted above for your viewing pleasure) was like a box of chocolates; you never knew what you were going to get.

Nintendo bombarded us with so many announcements in a span of 48 minutes that I wouldn't blame anyone for being absolutely confused as to when everything would be releasing. While I could have done without half of the amiibo-related announcements, the new 200cc class in Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition have me giddy with excitement.



All told, perhaps Nintendo should have placed a handy release guide at the end of the video for clarification. But then, what would be the purpose of this special Buy, Try, Die feature, am I right? Of course, that leads only one final question:

 

What will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?

NOW – Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot on SmashBros.com

NOW – GameStop-exclusive Ness amiibo Opens for Pre-orders

NOW – Pre-orders available on Nintendo.com for Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition

NOW – Yoshi Island DS, Super Mario 64 available on Virtual Console

NOW – BOXBOY! releases (check out Ryan's review!)

NOW – Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Tournament featuring Tom Sawyer occurring until April 5

April 8 – Pokemon Rumble World releases on 3DS in Nintendo eShop for free

April 9 – Yoshi Touch & Go, Wario Ware Touched! available on Virtual Console

April 10 – Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for Nintendo 3DS releases (check out Kevin's review!)

April 15 – Super Smash Bros. Update v1.0.6 with tweaked character balancing, downloadable content, and sharing functionality on Wii U

April 15 – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS receiving 8 costumes for Mii character

April 16 – Donkey Kong 64 available on Virtual Console

April 16 – Ultimate Angler, Battleground Z, and StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium for 3DS releases

April 23 – Mario Kart DS available on Virtual Console

April 23 – Mario Kart 8 gets 200cc class FREE!

April 23 – Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack with 3 racers, 4 vehicles, and 8 courses releases (also comes with in-game Mii costumes unlocked with 9 separate amiibo)

April 28 – Mewtwo available as Super Smash Bros. DLC on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

April 30 – Paper Mario available on Virtual Console

April 30 – Demo for Puzzles & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition available on 3DS in Nintendo eShop

May 22 – Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition releases

May 29 – 8 amiibos released: Charizard, Pac-Man, Wario, Jigglypuff, Greninja, Lucina, Robin, Ness

May 29 – Splatoon releases with 3 amiibos: Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, Inkling Squid

May – Adventures of Pip, Don't Starve: Giant Edition for Wii U releases in Nintendo eShop

May – Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains releases on 3DS in Nintendo eShop

May – More Marth amiibos will be available

Spring – Amiibo Tap Nintendo's Greatest Bits as a free download

June – Lucas available as Super Smash Bros. DLC on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

June – Mutant Mudds Super Challenges releases on Wii U in Nintendo eShop

July – 2 amiibos released: Dark Pit, Palutena

Summer – Octodad: Dadliest Catch releases on Wii U in Nintendo eShop

September – 5 amiibos released: Bowser Jr., Pikmin, Zero Suit Samus, Ganondorf, Dr. Mario

September – Mario Maker releases

Fall – Yoshi's Woolly World releases with 3 Yoshi amiibos in green, pink, and light blue

Fall – Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer with amiibo cards releases, alongside NFC reader/writer accessory to scan all amiibo on regular 3DS and 2DS handhelds

2015 – New Fatal Frame core title

2016 – Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem releases

2016 – New Fire Emblem title releases

TBD – Amiibos for Mewtwo and Lucas in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

TBD – More special commemorations involved with 30th Super Mario Bros. Anniversary

TBD – Onslaught of Nintendo eShop titles to release: forma.8, Dementium: Remastered, Affordable Space Adventures, STARWHAL, Never Alone, Ninja Pizza Girl, Antipole DX, Life of Pixel, BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition, Slain!, Runbow, Back to Bed, Space Hulk, RACE THE SUN, DOOORS, Dot Arcade, Swords & Soldiers II, Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails, Toto Temple Deluxe, The Bridge, Shutshimi, Nova-111, Windup Knight 2