Nintendo Confirms 3DS Chibi Robo, Doctor Mario, Bravely Second, More For North America

by Mike Futter on Jun 01, 2015 at 04:31 AM

Nintendo confirmed that a number of titles announced for Japan yesterday are coming to North America. In addition, the much anticipated follow-up to Bravely Default, Bravely Second, will arrive next year.

Here's a quick rundown of the announcements and links to our coverage from yesterday.

Chibi Robo: Zip-Lash, a side-scrolling action game and the Chibi Robo Amiibo are coming to North America in October.

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure adds a new "cure-all" feature. It arrives on June 11 in North America for 3DS.

Puzzle & Dragons Z and Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition are getting two free, unlockable worlds. Additionally, there will be weekly content drops.

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is coming this winter to North America.

On Wii U, Splatoon is getting a new map and weapon today at 7 p.m. Pacific. Players will be able to purchase the N-Zap '85 (modeled after the original NES Zapper) and take the Turf War to Port Mackerel.

Art Academy: Home Studio Wii U will allow players to upload time-lapse video of their work. If you own Art Academy: Sketchpad, you'll save $4. It will be out on June 25.

Bandai Namco's Project Treasure will be coming to North America.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be out on Wii U and 3DS in August 2016.


Our Take
With E3 just two weeks away, this kind of information drop seems surprising. Perhaps this is just to get the little stuff out of the way before dropping the big bombs during the Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, June 16.