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Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Ready for some news relating to the biggest Wii U and 3DS titles Nintendo has in development? Then you've come to the right place as we'll be providing live commentary on today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, which is due to air at 3PM UK time / 4PM CEST.

Feel free to post your own thoughts in the chat area and let us know what you think of Nintendo's latest direct message to its fans.

We neglected to say thanks for joining us. So, rather late, thanks for joining us! We'll see you for The Wonderful 101's Nintendo Direct in just two days.

The Wonderful 101 Nintendo Direct, 9th August 3pm UK time, 4pm CES.

Ace Attorney VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney arrives in Europe early 2014.

Ace Attorney vs Professor Layton! And Shibata-san has a cool new haircut.

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrives in Europe on 8th November.

Cubemen 2 by Nnooo coming to Wii U eShop. Forced by BetaDwarf. Ittle Dew by Ludosity. Knytt Underground by Ripstone. March of War by ISOTX. Monkey Pirates by Henchman Studio. Nihilumbra by Beatifun Games. Pure Chess by Ripstone again. So Hungry by Xiotech Studios. Squids Deluxe. Teslagrad, TNT Racers by Keen Games. Wooden Sen'SeY by Upper Byte. All Wii U eShop, all new, plus loads we know about. Yikes!

Super Mario Bros. 2 will be available on the 3DS VC after this presentation. A fun game.

SteamWorld Dig now, which is available after the ND. We're playing for our review, soon.

It's KORGM01D, which looks like a substantial music making tool.

Pokemon Rumble U, it looks bonkers, with "more than 100 Pokemon on screen at one time".

Animal Crossing Introduce a Friend - register the game on Club Nintendo, pass a recommendation code to a friend. If the friend registers a 3DS XL withing a two month window, they get New Leaf for free.

Shibata-san time!

Animal Crossing Plaza (Wii U) available for free download in Europe after ND

You can post and filter posts based on your favourite characters.

Use your 3DS SD card to move images from your game onto the Wii U for use in the Plaza and Miiverse.

Animal Crossing Plaza is an AC version of WaraWara Plaza. Oh snap!

Animal Crossing series community opened in Miiverse.

Luigi screenshots for Smash Bros. Addaboy Luigi!

The Wind Waker HD hits Europe on 4th October.

The Wind Waker HD does look lovely, and is surely exciting for those that missed it on GameCube.

A Link Between Worlds Zelda title on 3DS still loosely set for November in Europe.

Set "many years" after A Link to the Past.

Travelling between worlds will be a key feature in this 3DS title.

Triforce shadow, suggest existence of "another Triforce".

Oh boy, A Link Between Worlds time!

Art Academy Sketchpad hits Europe 9th August, that's this week!

Art Academy sketchpad, this should be popular.

Rayman has a Mario costume, Globox a Luigi outfit, sweet!

ThomasBW84

ThomasBW84 said:

Up to five players, ad shows crazy person using their finger on the GamePad screen. Pros use the stylus, right?

Rayman Legends now, a title that was once THE game for Wii U. It still looks fabulous.

Wii U and 3DS versions can communicate through local wireless, create and customise vehicles that can be used in the Wii U's co-op mode.

October 18th on Wii U, 3DS on same day.

This does look like a lot of fun. Three speed levels for greater control at "all skill levels". Like Mario Galaxy after lots of sugary drinks.

Sonic Lost World is first up, nice.

It begins, it's a 12. My my.

ThomasBW84

ThomasBW84 said:

Let's not all predict new games, that way lies ruinous disappointment...

OK, let's see some predictions in the live comments. Bear in mind this is all details on games we know about. Release dates may be firmed up, perhaps even for the ever-elusive Wii Fit U.

15 minutes to go now, Nintendo fans. Time to get some snacks

ThomasBW84

ThomasBW84 said:

In my dreams, Shibata-san says "we've bumped Wii Fit U and devoted all resources to bring you Mario Kart 8 THIS YEAR". The odds of that happening are approximately 0.0000001%, unfortunately.

Not long to go until ND. Watch it with us for live text and commenting shenanigans

Feel free to post your own thoughts in the chat area and let us know what you think of Nintendo's latest direct message to its fans.

Ready for some news relating to the biggest Wii U and 3DS titles Nintendo has in development? Then you've come to the right place as we'll be providing live commentary on today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, which is due to air at 3PM UK time / 4PM CEST.