A handful of first-party titles were announced for the 3DS in this morning's Nintendo Direct, including new Mario Golf, Mario & Luigi, and Donkey Kong games.

A round-up of the broadcast:

Mario Golf: World Tour is being developed by Mario Golf and Mario Tennis veterans Camelot, and will feature traditional and new designs, as well as "familiar faces and game mechanics," according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.

It will be out this autumn.

Mario Golf, Donkey Kong Country Returns, new Mario & Luigi announced for 3DS

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is a new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series, and is coming to will head to the 3DS this winter. Gameplay will follow a similar style to previous Mario & Luigi titles, alternating between overhead world maps, side-scrolling areas, and turn-based battles.

Mario Golf, Donkey Kong Country Returns, new Mario & Luigi announced for 3DS

Luigi DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U alters the game's 80-odd courses into all-new levels. Called New Super Luigi U, the add-on will be available later this year.

Mario Golf, Donkey Kong Country Returns, new Mario & Luigi announced for 3DS

Music rhythm title HarmoKnight has been confirmed for a March release, but a more specific date was not supplied.

Mario Golf, Donkey Kong Country Returns, new Mario & Luigi announced for 3DS

Donkey Kong Country Returns is coming to the 3DS sometime this year. A demo is available from today.

"This version of the game is being rebuilt for Nintendo 3DS," said Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America.

Mario Golf, Donkey Kong Country Returns, new Mario & Luigi announced for 3DS

A sequel to tower defense game Dillon's Rolling Western called Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger will be available for 3DS in April.

Mario Golf, Donkey Kong Country Returns, new Mario & Luigi announced for 3DS

A game called Kersploosh! which sees the player control a ball trying to make a splash at the bottom of a well, was announced. It will be available next month from the 3DS eShop.

Finally, Nintendo showed off the latest Animal Crossing game, New Leaf. It includes a host of upgraded and new features to the game

Social interaction is an even bigger part of the game this time around, and the 3DS Street Pass is used to make the process of downloading and visiting friends' homes and towns easier.

New Leaf also allows players to customise the exterior of their homes and expand their wardrobes of custom clothing and patterns.

It is due out this June.

Mario Golf, Donkey Kong Country Returns, new Mario & Luigi announced for 3DS