Nintendo Direct: Watch The Wii U Direct Presentation Live
Posted by Damien McFerran
We'll be watching with you
Today's Nintendo Direct presentation has a special title which should leave no doubt as to what the subject matter is going to be.
"Wii U Direct" is going to be focused on new developments for Nintendo's newest home console, and will be hosted by Satoru Iwata himself.
Tune in at 2PM GMT / 9AM EST to watch the presentation. We'll be live-blogging events as usual.
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Ant: So, Wind Waker HD eh? Nice! Pretty good show from Iwata, lots of coverage and analysis on the way.
Thanks for watching!
New title from Xenoblade dev being shown now
Wind Waker Wii U releasing this fall
Zelda Wind Waker HD on Wii U!!!
Legend of Zelda Wii U!
New Yoshi game, spinning out of Kirby's Epic Yarn
Do we want to touch her? What?
Bayonetta 2 looks like its coming together nicely.
This game looks insane!
New footage of Wonderful 101!
It's alright Iwata, we forgive you.
Iwata is sorry for the lack of Wii U titles in Jan and Feb
Nintendo TVii coming to Europe as soon as possible
Web-based view to start with, but mobile apps are coming
Miiverse will be viewable on smartphones in Spring 2013
Miiverse filtering functions are on the way
Sounds like Nintendo has some pretty big ideas and plans for Miiverse
Wii Fit will also have Miiverse functions
Pikmin 3 will allow you to use the GamePad as a camera and share shots on Miiverse
Balloon Fight is available after this presentation
This Famciom campaign sounds great!
Prices will be the same as the Wii versions
Special prices for people who have already purchased games on the Wii VC
Wii U VC titles will be newly developed for the service, and will feature save states and can be played on the GamePad
Wii U Virtual Console service launches in Spring 2013
Updates will improve speed
Two Wii U system updates coming in Spring and Summer 2013!
Verified accounts can post links and embed videos - cool idea!
Verified Miiverse accounts, bit like how Twitter works
Ant: He's right, some of the drawings are amazing.
Daz: The way Iwata pronounces Ubisoft is so cute
Cool examples of how Miiverse connections players (and developers!)
Ron: Iwata sure knows how to wear a suit. Always looking good.
Iwata is kicking things off with a chat about Miiverse!
Daz: My body is ready. Amaze me Nintendo!
We have liftoff!
Ant: Traffic spiking on the site, bodies are certainly ready.
Ant: As long as it's made by EAD and not SEGA.
Damo: I demand F-Zero GX 2.
Tom: While VC and a couple of eShop games are my realistic expectations, I'd love Bayonetta 2-style teases of Holiday 2013's big hitters. Mario Kart seems likely this year, and possibly Retro's latest. I don't think Ninty will do that, but I like to dream.
Ant: someone just said Wind Waker HD, that's optimistic - but would be awesome!
Ant: wondering what we have in store today, should be a good one I think! Not expecting to many game reveals though - probably a mention of Resident Evil Revelations - hopefully something on what is happening with VC on Wii U. Excited.
Not long now! What are you expecting to see? Wii U Virtual Console, perhaps?