Catch the North American Nintendo Direct Live Here

Updated with live video!

Kicking off at 9pm Pacific and 12 midnight Eastern tonight is a Nintendo Direct presentation all about 3DS, DS and Wii. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is once again in the host's chair.

You can keep up with all the live happenings right here in our live blog hosted by Nintendo Life editor James Newton. It's very early morning in the UK, so we politely request your understanding.

European readers, you can watch the European Nintendo Direct live on the site. North American fans can watch the stream at Nintendo Direct or catch the live text right here.

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05:22

That's it for North America's Nintendo Direct. No Animal Crossing! Sorry, folks.

05:22

Wow, shortest trailer ever.

05:21

This is a revelation.

05:21

Wow, there's running around! And the Pokémon ARE BATTLING!

05:21

Hey, this looks like a Pokémon game!

05:21

English gameplay of Pokémon Black and White 2

05:19

Pokémon Black & White 2 confirmed for fall.

05:18

2nd July there's a photo showcase - that's http://photoshowcase.nintendo.com

05:17

5th July - 1st August will see two 3DS VC games every week!

05:17

Super Mario Land is only $2.99 this weekend

05:17

Reggie's looking at eShop games now.

05:17

Fire Emblem in 2013 is a real kicker though.

05:16

"Can't say when these stages will be released"

05:16

NSMB2 DLC available after launch. Reggie's keen to stress it's a full game out of the box.

05:15

Fire Emblem coming to 3DS in North America next year

05:14

GOLD LAKITU

05:14

NSMB2 to get Coin Rush DLC

05:12

Who's getting a 3DS XL, then?

05:10

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition pictured

Kirby's rubbish though so nobody cares.

05:09

New Art Academy coming to 3DS soon

05:09

Super Smash Bros. developed in conjunction with Namco Bandai

05:07

Out in November

05:07

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask confirmed

05:06

Kingdom Hearts 3D demo is out right now.

05:06

Sonic & All-Stars Racing and Kingdom Hearts 3D round out this year's 2012 third party releases

05:05

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion still looks nice.

05:05

Scribblenauts Unlimited out this year too. Looks nice on 3DS.

05:05

LEGO Lord of the Rings trailer shown.

05:04

3DS titles for 2012: Castlevania, Skylanders Giants, Adventure Time... (TBC)

05:03

3DS third party games coming up now

05:02

3DS XL to launch at $199.99, launches 19th August, same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2

05:02

3DS XL comes with 4GB card

05:02

3DS XL confirmed - 90% larger screens, coming out in red and blue.

05:01

The show is starting - come learn about new Nintendo games!

04:59

Will we see the new Nintendo 3DS XL announced today? Probably.

04:52

So far in Japan they've announced an eShop sale, new Animal Crossing details and a larger 3DS!

04:52

We now have the live feed embedded on the site. Come watch it live - kicks off in 10 minutes!

04:49

In Japan they're showing new Animal Crossing 3DS gameplay. Dare we hope for the same in the West..?

04:46

Good morning and welcome to Nintendo Life's Nintendo Direct live text!

04:45

Good morning everyone!

23:05

Six hours to go.

15:44

I will be your host for this promising live event that kicks off in just over 12 hours. Lucky me.

15:44

This is James. Jon can't make it and is dead to me now.

15:34

Jon here. I'm handsome and Swedish.