Watch: Japanese Nintendo Direct Live
Posted by Damien McFerran
Now updated with the video to watch at your leisure
Nintendo of Japan will host a new Nintendo Direct presentation today at 8PM JST (around 4AM PST for North American readers, and 12PM BST for those of you in UK).
EDIT: Here's the video in full.
The presentation will focus on 3DS and Wii. Nothing on Wii U, I'm afraid. The video is expected to last around 50 minutes.
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Additional videos now. Enjoy!
That's the end of the main presentation. Not sure what happened to the Wii announcements.
It's a new weapon. Hmmm.
Monster Hunter 4!
That was Friend Collection. It's no F-Zero, right?
Nintendo, you really do make me wonder sometimes.
DS stuff now.
Music and platforming combine!
Looks like Adventure Time, no?
Harmo Knight is up next.
Not sure that will ever come out in the west.
Nope, it's Denpa Ningen no RPG 2!
Download stuff now.
Actually, we've just seen a lot of these.
A list of forthcoming 3DS titles now.
2012 release for that one.
Love the holographic effect on those stickers!
Full title is Paper Mario Super Seal.
Paper Mario 3DS now.
That pink 3DS XL you simply have to own is out in September, in Japan. Better start saving those pennies.
Where's Wally is in fact Kazuo Umezu, eccentric manga artist. Thanks, Twitter follower @themistern!
Animal Crossing! How I have missed you.
Pink 3DS klaxon!
Next up, it's Nintendo's attempt to win the Gears of War crowd: Wagamama Fashion Girls.
Or Waldo, if you're in America.
I love it when it he does that with his hand.
I prefer paper and pencils myself.
Shin Egokoro Kyoushitsu is on now, an art package.
Expected in 2013.
Professor Layton Choubunmei to A no Isan - the last Layton game, according to Hino.
It's a new Professor Layton title for 3DS!
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino is up now. Layton-talk COMMENCE
Naruto SD now. Love the art style!
22nd November in Japan for that one.
Already looks x10000 more fun than Lost Planet 3!
Interesting spin-off, this one.
EX Troopers next - J-Pop FTW!
November 15th, if you still care.
Three DS games on that one, for 3DS.
A collection of the previous games.
Inazuma Eleven now.
I think I need to wash myself after that one.
Actually, AKB48+Me is the best title for a game ever. Sorry, Bravely Default.
Project X Zone will launch October 11th in Japan. Expect a Western release some time in 2045.
Fantastic 2D art style on that one. Looks fab!
Chun Li and Morrigan - my dream pairing!
Project X Zone now - this is looking great!
Talking about the battle system now.
Game will showcase 300 abilities across 20 job types. Sweet!
Ask yourself, is there a better name for a game than Bravely Default Flying Fairy?
Bravely Default is up next. Katy will be pleased!
Looks great, if you're into that kind of thing. The guitar-based soundtrack is bitchin'
First up, a new Medalot title: Medalot 7.
Third party software now.
There's a free downloadable companion app for Dragon Quest X.
Moving on, Dragon Quest X. This is a big deal in Japan!
I heard him say Coin Dash there. For reals.
It's all about the coins, right?
Talking about NSMB2 now.
That is one cool case.
Yep, this is for the forthcoming Kirby Collection for Wii.
Presumably something about his birthday?
Some stuff about a Japanese soccer/football tournament. Nothing exciting yet.
So, before we get started, what are your hopes? Majora's Mask on 3DS? A new F-Zero? And end to global suffering, perhaps?
Almost time. Have you all got your hot drinks ready?
So, is your body ready?