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Nintendo announces 'Majora's Mask 3D,' 'Monster Hunter 4' debut dates

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In addition to announcing the New 3DS XL’s release date, Nintendo has also confirmed dates for when several games for the system will be available to play, including a remake of one of the company’s most unique games.

Nintendo announced during its Direct on Wednesday that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, a remake of the Nintendo 64 title, will debut alongside the 3DS XL on Feb. 13.

The game changed up the Zelda formula dramatically when it first debuted, telling a story that takes place over three days during which the player travels back in time in their effort to prevent the moon from crashing into the world. Nintendo will also release a Majora’s Mask-branded New 3DS to coincide with the game’s release on Feb. 13.

Capcom will release Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the 3DS XL on Feb. 13 as well, while Nintendo’s own Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will launch for the system on the already-announced March 13.

Nintendo also revealed its first cross-buy game, Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, a new entry in the long-running franchise, which, when purchased, will be available for players on both the Wii U and 3DS. The game will debut on March 5.

Nintendo also revealed new information about several other titles, including a new entry in the Fire Emblem series, during its Direct this morning.

Nintendo didn’t leave out its home console, the Wii U during the Direct. While there was no major revelations about upcoming games like the next Star Fox or The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo did reveal that classic Wii games will be made available to download on the Wii U for players who missed out on them.

Starting today, Jan. 14, Super Mario Galaxy 2 can be downloaded on the Wii U. Punch Out!!! will be available on Jan. 22, while the Metroid Prime Trilogy—a collection of the three superb titles in the Metroid Prime franchise—debuts on Jan. 29.

Watch the rest of Nintendo’s Direct for more information on the upcoming 3DS and Wii U releases.

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