Another ‘Nintendo Direct Mini’ in Japan, More First-Party 3DS Games Coming to eShop

Following today’s Nintendo Direct blowout for New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC in the West, Nintendo plans to push even more “Nintendo Direct Mini” presentations focusing on 3DS. Europe has already announced an event for later this week, but this evening in Japan we got two new presentations: one focusing on the 3DS XL, another focusing on eShop versions of retail games.

Turns out a large chunk of the Nintendo-published games released in the last year and a half for 3DS will be coming to the eShop by the end of the year. Among the titles listed are Pilotwings Resort, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Super Mario 3D Land, Star Fox 64 3D, Mario Kart 7, Mario Tennis Open, and Mario & Sonic at the Summer Olympic Games 2012.

These games will begin appearing on the 3DS eShop in Japan on November 1st.

Hop inside to view the Nintendo Direct presentation in full.

  • Reuben Horst

    Something that’s always confused me… how many blocks do downloadable retail games take up? You would think you’d have to buy a new SD card for every one of the titles you purchase. That’s one of the reasons why buying downloadable versions of these games has never seemed appealing: I won’t have nearly enough disk space.

    • Alex Plant

      None of these games even approaches 1GB in size, let alone 2.

      • Reuben Horst

        Hmm, okay. How large is that in blocks?