Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright coming to Europe; Wind Waker HD and others dated

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Nintendo has at last confirmed a European release for Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright on 3DS.

No firm release date was given other than early 2014.

A few other details were also confirmed in the Nintendo Direct broadcast this afternoon, a highlight of which was a European release date of October 4th for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD.

Also revealed was a fresh promotion for 3DS owners called ‘Welcome a Friend'. Running in Europe between now and September 7th, those who register a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be able to gift a free download of the game to any of their friends who register a 3DS.

Speaking of Animal Crossing – available now on Wii U is something called Animal Crossing Plaza, a free download that allows users to import photos and QR codes created in the 3DS game and share them with others.

Pokemon Rumble U and Sonic Lost World have been given a European release dates, too – August 15th and October 18th respectively. The Pokemon title is also getting 18 NFC figures released in the US exclusively via GameStop.

There were some 3DS confirmations, too. A digital version of cult platformer Super Mario Bros 2 is available now, as is Wild West steampunk outing SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt. The Korg M01D synthesiser will be released some time this autumn.