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The latest Nintendo Direct had aired and for the most part it was the Nintendo stalwart names that made the highlights.

Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata introduced a new Zelda game for the Wii U, tentatively called Hyrule Warriors, which is described as a Zelda game that mixes up the gameplay with a bit of Dynasty Warriors-type gameplay. The new Zelda game will see release next year.

Another Nintendo favourite that will mark a return 2014 is Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, and Iwata confirmed a release date of February 21st.

Mario Kart 8 will be released in 2014, while Dr. Luigi featuring a new twist on the Dr. Mario formula will be released at the end of January.

Nintendo 3DS fans can look forward to Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright towards the end of March.