If Nintendo has one focus this week, it seems to be to remind us about 3DS. The handheld is only in its second year, after all, and has its share of big releases due in the coming months.

One upcoming title that's high on a lot of 3DS wish-lists is Animal Crossing: Jump Out, which isn't due in North America and Europe until 2013, apparently due to the amount of localisation work required. Japan doesn't have anywhere near as long to wait, with the eagerly-anticipated new entry arriving on 8th November, which is no doubt the motivation for Nintendo to start up the hype train with a themed Nintendo Direct broadcast on 5th October.

This video of Animal Crossing goodness will go on air at 8pm Japanese time, and if you want to join in and see some footage — and struggle to understand Japanese — then that's 12pm British time / 1pm Central European time, and for you North Americans it's 7am Eastern, 5am Central and 4am Pacific. You'll be able to see it all unfold at the Japanese Nintendo Direct page, and we'll be watching and bringing you the details here on Nintendo Life.

[via neogaf.com, nintendo.co.jp]