Nintendo recently had a news conference where they laid out a lot of happenings in the 3DS space (and also some Wii news). Read on for the details...
First off with the Wii news. Followers of Operation Rainfall will know that they already got Xenoblade Chronicles coming to North America in April for the Wii... but now another niche title is being brought stateside, The Last Story. The catch, the game will be published by Xseed Games instead of Nintendo, but to be honest who cares who publishes the game as long as it is put in the hands of gamers. Nintendo wasn't willing to take the risk with this title, but at least another publisher is. Let's hope it sells well.
Now onto the 3DS news. A Brain Age sequel, which is one of Nintendo's top titles for the DS, was announced for the 3DS. The game is a hit with the casual crowd, and this could be a great system selling title.
The big news from the conference is that the super team of Sega, Capcom, and Namco Bandai are secretly creating a joint game for the 3DS. Will we see some classic character cross-overs like Sonic and Mega Man? No word yet, but with the latest treatment of Mega Man I wouldn't hold your breath. Maybe a Smash Bros type game with the likes of Sonic, Mega Man, Dragonball Z... who knows.
Other news from the conference is that Game Gear games will be making their appearance on the 3DS's Virtual Console in Japan, Europe, and the US. The games will be available some time in March and the first titles will be Sonic the Hedgehog, Shinobi, and Dragon Crystal. Here's hoping that Shining Force: Sword of Hajya is released as that was my favorite Game Gear game and I kept having the in-game battery die on me and always lost my saved games!
In other news, there were some release dates announced as well. The Fatal Frame spin-off for the 3DS titledwill be released on April 13th in North America. Sega's Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure, which is similar to the Professor Layton series, will be released in Europe on April 5th... but no North American release date was provided yet.
In the last bit of news, stay tuned this weekend when a big Pokemon reveal takes place . Hopefully it just isn't an announcement of Pokemon Gray and they announce a new 3DS Pokemon game.