Nintendo Direct! Layton! Sweaters!
Yes, that is a knitting machine peripheral for the NES that knits you sweaters as you play games - I'm as confused as you are. The idea was shut down of course, but, whoa. I wonder if the thought occurred to them to make it knit Link caps as you play LoZ or overalls as you play Mario. That would've been epic.
The long awaited REAL sequel to the cult classic TWEWY has been teased in a screen shot that's unlocked after the iOS title is completed. Yes, TWEWY 2 is in the making! Now we just have to wait and see if it's confirmed as a 3DS title. Keep fingers crossed!
If you live in the U.K. and have a Club Nintendo account (with a fair amount of coins) you might be able to score one of four Mario Kart inspired trophies! Unfortunately, there's no plans from NOA to make this a reward in the U.S., but you can still look at these sweet pics.
It's not everyday GameFreak makes a new game, so that makes their new rhythm game Harmo Knight an even more intriguing original game. As seen in the trailer you'll slice your way through enemies to the beat and travel a Mario World inspired hub map. The game also sports an impressive amount of Pokemon nostalgia: from Reshiram mountain face to even the music tracks inspired by various Pokemon games. Knowing how well GameFreak did with Pulseman and Drill Dozer, this should be a game to look out for.
While it won't be the last we'll see of the professor (if you count Professor Layton vs. Pheonix Wright), the hit Layton series is coming to a close next year. Taking place after the Mask of Miracle, this will be the last game in the series, but fourth chronologically and it's release date has been slated for a 2013 release date in Japan. Watch the trailer here.
Other noteworthy mentions in last week's Nintendo Direct were a new Pink and white 3DS XL, more animal Crossing news and pics, Project X Zone, and a Tomadachi collection for 3DS (Which is similar to Animal Crossing). What a great week!
Thanks for reading and peace be with you!