Live: Wii U Preview
Posted by Damien McFerran
Live updates from today's big event
At 3PM UK time (10AM if you're in the US), Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime and Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata will deliver simultaneous announcements relating to the new Nintendo Wii U console. We'll be reporting on both events in this live text stream, as well as posting images and other commentary on the unfolding events.
You can watch the North America Nintendo Direct stream live right here:
You can watch the UK/European presentation by pointing your browser here.
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We're writing up and summarising the major developments on the site, so check it out.
Games reel time... that's probably all the announcements done and done.
"How U Will Play Next" New Strapline...
November launch for BLOPS 2
GamePad allows proper full screen multiplayer in BLOPS 2
CoD Blops 2 has support for Wii Remote and Nunchuk
Activision are doing a live demo of BLOPS 2 right now
BLOPS. It rolls off the tongue.
Call of Duty BLOPS 2!
Transformers Prime - again, visuals are Wii quality rather than Wii U...
007 Legends up next, looks like a Wii game?
Yes yes, tell us about some games...
Activision's Eric Hirshberg has taken the stage...
The European video is finished, all eyes on NA!
Call of Duty, surely.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is coming to the West, Wii U and 3DS
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Confirmed for Wii U - March 2013 (EU)
The Wonderful 101!
Project P-100's new name is...
Wii U exclusive. Impressive.
But still! Blimey.
No gameplay, just CGI.
BAYONETTA 2. OMG.
Bayonetta 2 confirmed as exclusive to Wii U, published by Nintendo
TVii is free with every Wii U, no monthly fee
Apologies if this live stream is looking a bit mixed up - we're covering the NA and EU presentations simultaneously!
Not sure TVii is going to be seen outside of NA for quite some time, if at all.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 "in development" for Wii U
Online "sharing" of live TV could be huge...
TVii connects to social networks such as Twitter and Facebook - brave move for Nintendo?
Anyone else rapidly losing interest?
TVii looks neat, but we were holding out for F-Zero Wii U, if we're honest.
Toki Tori 2 Level Editor confirmed, which is fantastic news.
Strong social theme with TVii, you can recommend shows to your friends
TVii is like an interactive content guide, pulling in shows from different sources
ZombieU Wii U bundle confirmed in EU, with black system and also a Pro Controller
Looks like TVii can show real-time data on the game pad, so when you're watching a football match, you can see the relative positions of the players...interesting!
Correction - looks like this is a way of pulling together content from different providers
Looks like a rival to Netflix...
A new way to find, watch and engage with your TV!
Zombi U is another launch day Ubi title in Europe
Nintendo announces Nintendo TVii
Nintendo wants your living room, people.
Reggie is back, he's about to take some names
Rayman Legends Will Arrive on Launch Day in Europe.
We're looking at LEGO City now... it's quite pretty isn't it?
Skill based challenges coming to Mario U
Race mode... interesting.
We're looking at a the map over-world for New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Mario Bros. U definitely there at launch in Europe.
This looks pretty fun... but we've seen enough for now.
Asymmetric gameplay in Metroid Blast demo!
...he meant Metroid Blast. Silly Billy.
...and it's Metroid Battle!
Nintendo Land gameplay demo happening RIGHT NOW.
Nintendo Life not quoted. Boo.
European launch date is 30th November
Nintendo Land is up next.
Call of Duty, anyone?
$299.99 (Basic) and $349.99 (Deluxe) for the two Wii U bundles in NA
Which means Nintendo isn't giving you one with the Wii U. Pffft.
More than 100 million Wii Remotes sold in the US
Nintendo Land to be bundled with Wii U Deluxe set
White "Basic" and Black "Deluxe" Wii U sets available
(Or 18.11.12 if you prefer the proper way of listing dates)
European Premium Pack Include Nintendo Land and Nintendo Network Premium
Wii U arrives in North America 11.18.12
It's almost time...
Those white sofas look quite nice, they should of had one white, one black though...
BREAKING: People sitting in chairs!
Our man Patrick is watching nearby!
If you need to go to the toilet, now is the time! /leavesdesk
We're counting down to the US Nintendo Direct, are you ready?