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Nintendo Direct: Watch The Japanese Presentation Live

Posted by Damien McFerran

Live analysis provided at no additional cost

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).

The presentation is expected to focus on both the Wii U and 3DS, and will last around an hour. It will be followed by a selection of trailers.

We're going to be live-blogging (or whatever it's called these days) the event, so be sure to keep your eyes on this page.

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13:18

And that's a wrap!

13:16

By the way, Iwata worked on this game!

13:14

(LAUGHS)

13:13

They're going to play Balloon Fight now!

13:10

Joking aside, this is amazing. Very, very cool to see Iwata taking part in stuff like this. Could you ever have seen Hiroshi Yamauchi doing anything similar? Not a chance!

13:08

Looks like all the (laughs) has corrupted that last image! Sorry about that

13:07

13:06

(Laughs)

13:04

(Laughs)

13:04

Iwata on Game Centre!

13:03

13:02

Looks great though! We got to play this at Eurogamer Expo. Very nice indeed.

13:01

Luigi's Mansion 2 is 2013...no date, though...

12:59

3DS and Wii U play is local only, Wii U has online

12:59

You can form parties with Wii U and 3DS players

12:58

12:57

12:56

You can transfer data from the 3DS to Wii U version

12:54

Wii U GamePad GET!

12:53

Monster Hunter in HD. Yum.

12:53

12:52

You can transfer your Wii character to the Wii U! Useful to know

12:51

You'll be able to play Dragons Quest X on the Wii U Gamepad. Should help when you're on those day-long gaming sessions and people want to use the TV!

12:50

Wii U GamePad support confirmed

12:49

12:48

You can create a house and have your friends over for pre-quest chats!

12:47

New classes being added to 2013 Wii U version of the game

12:46

12:45

12:43

Dragon Quest X!

12:43

Wii U news alert!

12:43

Turn your 3DS into a portable music player with an online store like iTunes. Sweet!

12:42

Reco-choku music store on 3DS. Interesting!

12:40

12:39

RPG Fantasy Life is up next...

12:39

12:37

Inazuma Eleven 3DS now!

12:37

Toriko Gourmet Monsters!

12:35

6th December release for Paper Mario in Japan

12:34

(Don't forget to check out our impressions of this from the EB Expo in Australia!)

12:34

Paper Mario Sticker Star!

12:33

29th November release for that in Japan.

12:32

Going to be interesting to see how Phoenix deals with Layton's world...looks like everything from magic to witches and monsters is included!

12:31

12:30

Excitement for this game rapidly increasing.

12:29

12:26

Looks like Phoenix will be getting involved with Layton puzzles, and vice versa!

12:25

12:24

Layton and Phoenix!

12:23

Lots of cool AR features there...

12:22

New Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game for 3DS

12:21

POKEMON KLAXON.

12:21

EX Troopers offers up to six player games. Amaze!

12:20

12:19

So bummed we're not getting this is the West. SAD FACE.

12:18

EX Troopers next!

12:18

Nintendo are addressing the issue of losing game data on SD cards, it would seem

12:16

Want so bad!

12:15

12:14

You'll be able to buy download game cards from shops, we like!

12:13

GURLS MODE. This is what you've all be waiting for, right?

12:13

Nintendo Town in Animal Crossing looks like the kind of place WE want to live. FOREVER.

12:13

Animal Crossing has broken the stream! Wait, we're back!

12:12

Words cannot describe how much we need this game.

12:11

12:11

Animal Crossing stuff now

12:10

NSMB2: Pack 4: Golden Mushrooms, Pack 5: Record Challenge B

12:09

12:09

New Super Mario Bros 2 Coin Dash details now...

12:09

Gurutto Splash is the Fluidity sequel's name in Japan!

12:06

Hold it the right way around, Iwata-san!

12:05

Crashmo looks like Pushmo but the blocks actually fall down now. We can't wait!

12:05

Crashmo is looking sweet!

12:03

That bit at the beginning is to confirm that Jam With The Band is 3DS-bound. Remember the DS version?

12:02

12:00

POLYGON IWATA.

12:00

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we're off!

11:53

Less than ten minutes to go...

11:33

Is your body ready?

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User Comments (38)

BenAV

#2

BenAV said:

Thanks for the live updates.
Hopefully we'll get some interesting news tonight.

Late

#6

Late said:

I'm going to watch it while I'm having endless card battle in Chocobo Tales.

XCWarrior

#10

XCWarrior said:

Still sad to see you don't toss babies at the end of each level anymore in Crashmo. Drove my pregnant wife nuts how I kept yelling, "Toss the baby time" whenever I beat Pushmo level. "Toss the bird" doesn't have the same effect.

XCWarrior

#12

XCWarrior said:

Girls mode, that's what will be better than finding NES titles in an Animal Crossing game.... not.

Late

#14

Late said:

I want Mystery Dungeon, NOW!

@skyluigi: You can also use Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott or Axew as your main character. Read it from Serebii few weeks ago.

Kirk

#15

Kirk said:

I have to say that the 3D cell-shaded look in Layton Vs Phoenix looks brilliant imo. It's about as spot on as any cell-shaded game has got the look imo.

Lalivero

#29

Lalivero said:

Is the 3ds ever going to get online support for anything again though? It seems like all of the great releases of the future don't have it. It may be portable but that doesn't mean it couldn't benefit from it...

RCMADIAX

#31

RCMADIAX said:

I was expecting more wii u news. We're only about three weeks away from launch and still have not seen the UI, eShop, Virtual Console info, or anything online for that matter.

Eldir

#32

Eldir said:

↑ There is a wonderfull selection of games and you complain about Online?

RCMADIAX

#34

RCMADIAX said:

@Eldir
I understand there is a good line up of games, but in this age of everything connected it is very important to hear about their online plans. No one was complaining buddy, just disappointed that they're waiting so long to talk about online.

IANVARIVS

#35

IANVARIVS said:

Eshop europe is down for maintenance. i just received my spot pass notificatiob bout the 4th and the 5th dlc packs for NSMB2

Void

#36

Void said:

The way Fantasy Life looks makes me think it's a cross between Animal Crossing and Dragon Quest.

WiiLovePeace

#37

WiiLovePeace said:

Awesome! I'm a huge fan of Game Center CX (I've seen nearly every subbed episode on youtube). I really hope one of the subbing teams out there subs the GCCX section of the Nintendo direct. Heck I'd love the whole thing subbed :P

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