Nintendo reveals football management game, sets release dates for Mario Golf and Kirby

Nintendo tonight made a number of 3DS announcements – including news it is developing a football management title.

Entitled Nintendo Pocket Football Club, the game lets 3DS owners build their own football team and train up the team using cards. Think of a stripped down, cutesy Football Manager. It is an eShop only game and arrives on April 17th.

Nintendo also revealed that the delay Mario Golf: World Tour is scheduled to hit stores on May 2nd, while Kirby: Triple Deluxe is scheduled for a May 16th launch.

Both follow Yoshi’s New Island, which has already been confirmed for a March 14th date, and Nintendo has confirmed the game will launch alongside a special edition version of 3DS XL.

Other dates included new that Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl will launch on May 2nd, while Japan-conquering Monster Hunter 4 won’t be arriving in Europe until 2015.

There was a slew of a digital announcements, too. Alongside Nintendo Pocket Football Club, Pokemon Link: Battle! – the latest game in the puzzle series – is coming to eShop on March 13th, while a sequel to Steel Diver – named Sub Wars – was also revealed, although not dated.

Meanwhile, fans of Level 5’s Guild01 series will be delighted to hear the much requested Weapon Shop de Omasse is coming to Europe on February 20th. To celebrate, all other titles in the series of small, quirky indie games have been reduced on the eShop to just 2.69 for a limited period.

All the announcements were made during Nintendo’s Direct presentation this evening.

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