Originally announced at February’s Nintendo Direct, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team was further explicated upon in today’s video. As usual, Peach plays the role of damsel in distress, having been pulled into a dream world that can only be accessed when Luigi sleeps on a special pillow. While gameplay in the “real world” is fairly standard for a Mario & Luigi RPG, the dream world provides a puzzle-platformer atmosphere, with players manipulating Luigi on the bottom screen with the stylus, which affects the goings on in the dream world. This isn’t to say that combat is absent from the dream world, but the focus appears to shift depending on where the player is. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will be out on the 3DS on August 11.
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D was also touched on in this Nintendo Direct. A port of the Wii version, DKCR 3D features a new mode, which rebalances the game to make it a bit easier. Players have more health and can collect items that mitigate some of the game’s instant deaths. This is ostensibly to make the title more conducive to portable play, though the original game is still available in this port. In either case, a new world tacked onto the end of the game offers additional challenges. Multiplayer will also be available, locally. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will come out on May 24.
Source: Nintendo Direct