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Nintendo Direct: Wii U And 3DS Broadcast Coming Tomorrow

Posted by Damien McFerran

Will focus on games "launching later this year"

Nintendo has confirmed that it will be airing a Nintendo Direct broadcast tomorrow which will cover Wii U and 3DS software launching later this year.

The broadcast will take place 7AM PT / 10AM ET / 3PM UK time.

With Pokémon X & Y just around the corner, there's a fair chance that we'll be seeing something about that, but there's also The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Wii Fit U and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze to consider, too.

With Nintendo conducting upgrades to its network, could we also see something regarding Wii U and 3DS updates?

What do you hope to see? Let us know by leaving a comment and be sure to watch the entire broadcast on this very site tomorrow.

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User Comments (207)

erv

#2

erv said:

Is it time for us to talk about mario world wii u yet?

AG_Systems

#4

AG_Systems said:

Let's hope it's not to confirm a rumoured delay to DKCTF. Really looking forward to that. Although they may want to fill out the release schedule for early next year so...

allav866

#6

allav866 said:

Maybe we'll see the other character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze that they mentioned in the Developer's Direct.

Jeremyx7

#7

Jeremyx7 said:

Hopefully there is some news about games we know nothing about! Preferably Wii U games. That would be great really.

maneauleau

#8

maneauleau said:

I am ready for a WiiU update. Anything else which hasn't been announced yet will be a bonus.

Emblem

#11

Emblem said:

Cool about time for my direct fix. The airing times are always weird though (UK), I'll have to catch it afterwork.

Genesaur

#13

Genesaur said:

The Year of Luigi is not yet over. Amidst talk of everything else, I do hope that we get a finale of sorts to our more reluctant hero in green.

SneakyStyle

#18

SneakyStyle said:

I would love to hear ''We will be working on Pokemon UX, and Pokemon UY. Which will be able to trade and battle with 3DS and WiiU all around the world only major difference is the HD Graphics!''

Haha, hey I can dream can't I. ;D

But in all seriousness anything Pokemon related or Smash Bros would keep me happy. ^^

JimmyC

#22

JimmyC said:

Yay Nintendo Direct!!!!
Although I'm gonna go into this nintendo direct expecting exactly what is described in the article. I often get overhyped (expecting more) and end up somewhat disappointed. This way anything new will be an extra surprise :D

XCWarrior

#23

XCWarrior said:

I want to know more about the updates over any games we already know are coming out.

GamerZack87

#24

GamerZack87 said:

How about Nintendo coming to its senses and releasing GBA Virtual Console games on an actual handheld? ;)

RedYoshi999

#25

RedYoshi999 said:

This has to be about the rumoured update. I'd also love to see some Mario Party, 3D World, DKC and Zelda.

CaviarMeths

#26

CaviarMeths said:

Just to be clear here, as it's the middle of the night where I am, does "tomorrow" mean Sep 30 or Oct 1? Couldn't find info on Nintendo's official site.

Azooooz

#28

Azooooz said:

I'm not going to hold my breath on unified account, but other than that, I am looking forward to seeing what the next Wii U update will look like.

boynerdrambling

#29

boynerdrambling said:

-Update info for Wii U and 3DS
-Mario 3D World/Sonic Lost World/ Donkey Kong/Wii U Fit etc info
-Pokemon X/Y, Link Between Worlds

And something completely unexpected in true Nintendo fashion :)

DestinyMan

#30

DestinyMan said:

It's going to be on like Donkey Kong!

Mario will have to get some time to shine too. I've been really wanting to see new information for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World, so anything else will be a bonus. Regardless, here's what I would like to see:
1. New DKC:TF and SM3DW gameplay and details
2. New Mario Party: Island Tour details
3. Wii U Update
4. Super Smash Bros. newcomer
I just hope Nintendo doesn't spend too much time talking about Pokemon and Sonic, but it's inevitable considering they're going to be the big games of October. Even at that, just give me new information on Mario and Donkey Kong and this will be a wonderful direct.

Araknie

#38

Araknie said:

I hope to see the enanched version of Braverly Default, yes i'm european.

All the other games are known, apart for the recent surprise Wii Sports Club, but announcement of Wii U 2nd, and awaited, performance update would be great.

cookiex

#41

cookiex said:

Untitled

EU release date for Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong plus details on the update is all I need, but a nice surprise would be welcome.

ledreppe

#43

ledreppe said:

@MixMasterMudkip
Lol, I'd completely forgotten about Yarn Yoshi, it seems to have gone off the radar. Hoping they'll show MiiVerse for the 3DS update, and performance improvements for the Wii U's update.

nameloc2080

#46

nameloc2080 said:

How about if they released some of the playable demos they put out at the shows recently such as Mario Kart 8? They could be time limited but make lots of publicity.

ScorpionMG

#47

ScorpionMG said:

Well I Hope and i want to see more about the next update, Pokemon X & Y, Link between worlds, DK, Mario 3D world, wii Party U and Wii fit U and maybe a special new game? or something special with sports club :P

WebHead

#49

WebHead said:

Safe to say there'll be new gameplay for:

  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Mario Party Island Tour
  • The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical freeze

As will as details on the Wii U update and hopefully 3DS Miiverse, Going to try and keep my expectations in check though.

AlexSora89

#50

AlexSora89 said:

As much as I want more SSB news myself, there's plenty to be hyped about, what with - as other comments here reminded me - Flipnote 3D, a unified account system, Miiverse for the 3DS or - even better - the friggin' GBA Virtual Console, as the announcement of the GBA VC for the Wii U (even though the system needs more killer apps) counts as trolling at best.

turtle69

#51

turtle69 said:

Luigis mansion u! Probably not though. . . Ill take just about any enticing new news

eduardopaulo

#55

eduardopaulo said:

I don't think this Nintendo Direct will see any news regarding Pokémon X and Y. My guess is they have something else for this week or the next, specifically in the form of a short Pokémon Direct with very interesting content to get even more people aboard the hype train. Tomorrow, probably Zelda news for the 3DS, something about the 2DS, and the Mario and DK titles for the Wii U.

@GamerZack7 From your mouth to Nintendo's ears, man.

WiiLovePeace

#56

WiiLovePeace said:

I'm mainly pumped for more funnies myself :D The Wii Fit Lady was hilarious last video! I also hope they reveal who the 4th character of DKC: TF is, I hope its Funky Kong :D Go go awesome go! :D
Edit: I also hope there's some sort of N64 VC announcements of games for Wii U too, especially Mario Kart 64, I'd love to play that on the gamepad :D

shad0w-7

#57

shad0w-7 said:

I'm hoping it's tying in with the maintenance for:

  • Unified accounts between Nintendo Devices and eShop
  • Miiverse Integration on 3DS
Bulbousaur

#58

Bulbousaur said:

I expect nothing new to be announced, just updates and gameplay of games already announced for this year. Most likely a few new X/Y Pokemon, some Mega Evolutions, and if we're really lucky, a new SSB character.

rjejr

#63

rjejr said:

Not expecting any "new" game news, just hoping for something that they are planning on doing to get people excited. We've already had a price drop and the WW HD bundle, and Mario and DK are coming, and Wii Fit U and Sports Club, and AC4, Batman and W_D, so they have a varied games line-up, but they still need to get the word out. Show me a redesigned store kiosk and some tv commercials and print ads, that's what the Wii U needs right now more than anything else. It has price, it has games, it has zero consumer interest based on zero advertising.

This is the Wii U's forgotten future:

http://news.yahoo.com/sonys-ps4-tops-xbox-one-gamers-holiday-choice-130559763--finance.html
"They are scheduled to hit store shelves from mid-November, about a year after Nintendo's slow-selling Wii U. Of the 1,297 respondents, only 3 percent said they now played games on the Wii U, versus 20 percent on the Xbox 360, 20 percent on computers, and 18 percent on Sony's PlayStation 3."

The consumer has already assigned the Wii U to the "Fad" bin w/ pet rocks and chia pets. That's what Nintendo needs to fix.

The 3DS prints money. New Pokemon and NEW Zelda, think that covers it.

Marshi

#64

Marshi said:

The most amazing(but realistic) news I can hope for is world first footage of zelda u. Announcement of new f zero/mario adventure/starfox/metroid/new ip being made for 2014 and miyamotos new game announced!
Well I can dream!

Freakazoid

#65

Freakazoid said:

Cant wait hopefully something really surprising as they do lately alot like the wii u fit direct and the 2ds announcement.
They might announce that retro is working on metroid...

kyuubikid213

#66

kyuubikid213 said:

Yay! I don't have class tomorrow until 11:40, so I'll be seated at my computer waiting for the incredible news! I hope we'll get some more solid news on Flipnote Memo. And I hope there's a surprise in store for us as well!

Oubie

#67

Oubie said:

I find it really strange that they don't let the media preview and play the games for this fall to build some excitement and give them exposure.

We need far more coverage on these 3DS games:

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Mario Party: Island Tour, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, Bravely Default, Sonic: Lost World (3DS version), Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. They're all coming out in Europe before 2014!

PS: I've seen enough of Pokémon X & Y.

TreesenHauser

#69

TreesenHauser said:

Dang it! Nintendo Direct getting in the way of GTA Online... wait, that's cool actually. :D

I'm hoping to hear about a few things:
1. Official confirmation or denial of these DKC Tropical Freeze delay rumors I keep hearing.
2. Wii U system update; when does it happen and what will it do.
3. More info about 3DS titles.
4. Maybe our first glimpse at Zelda Wii U? I know it was teased after E3 that a reveal would be coming very soon hopefully.
5. I know it's a pretty high hope, but maybe a surprise Wii U announcement or two.

That's about it. I don't wanna get my hopes too high. Can't wait for the next DIrect!

Prof_Elvin_Gadd

#70

Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

I love how they announce these normally a mere 24 hours in advance. I'm usually like a kid on Christmas Eve wondering what presents I'll get the next morning. :D

Oubie

#73

Oubie said:

@TreesenHauser Don't expect anything from Zelda Wii U. Maybe in a Direct in February or March to start build excitement for late 2014. This Direct will probably focus on the big titles leading up till Xmas. It would be amazing if they'd surprise us tomorrow with an first glimpse of Zelda Wii U

TreesenHauser

#74

TreesenHauser said:

@Oubie They always manage to sneak a surprise in with almost every broadcast, so who knows. Of course I'm not getting my hopes up about anything.

Oubie

#75

Oubie said:

Give the media some new preview builds of the exclusive Wii U games for this fall to build some excitement and media coverage.

Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Sonic: Lost World, Wii Party U, Mario & Sonic at the Olympics, Wii Sports Club, Wii Fit U.

Nintenjoe64

#76

Nintenjoe64 said:

There'll be a surprise for Wii U owners. Nothing mind-blowing but one more game or app we didn't realise we'd get this side of Christmas. Other than that it will be focused on games we already know about and the big 'summer' update.

DarkNinja9

#77

DarkNinja9 said:

honestly i hope it isnt pokemon lets be fair we have been getting tons of news about it so giving that spot to another wii u game would be nice some zelda news is what im hoping for as well as:

  • bayonetta2 news
  • more about project X
  • Wii U updates what happened to those

so yeah less about wii fit and wii u party >.> wish art academy would have more places to save your art btw -_-

Oubie

#78

Oubie said:

@TreesenHauser Yeah, that's true. But i think it's a little bit awkward timing to show something of Zelda Wii U now. In my other comments i was expressing my worries about the lack of preview builds etc. to give the upcoming games some exposure. These games need to sell the Wii U now, so that the Wii U is still around when Zelda Wii U launches sometime in the future.

ricklongo

#79

ricklongo said:

Bring on the DKC:TF info! About time we get an update on the game's overall mechanics, maybe with some amazing new David Wise tunes thrown in for good measure.

I'm really hoping to get animal buddies confirmed other than Rambi (and have been saying this pretty much every time I post about the game, heh). Come on, Retro, don't let me down!

WanderingPB

#81

WanderingPB said:

The moment i heard of the new direct i was immediatey HYPED!

But im also realistic and would just be thankful for the system update anything else would be just be m&m's on a cupake…

But want to hear about the other playable character in DKCTF, more info about Mario 3D World and release dates for Bayonetta 2 and X!

WONDERFUL 101 GOTY!!!!!!!!!

Expa0

#82

Expa0 said:

I guess this will be strictly America? I want that europe SMT4 release date already! I doubt Nintendo has anything that would surprise me up their sleeves atm.

WanderingPB

#83

WanderingPB said:

Also how about new bundles that have been rumored in Japan im sure that will get those Wii U's off the shelves id mention it would silence the people who complain but lets be honest they jus love to complain regardless LOL!

DanMan82

#84

DanMan82 said:

That's a creepy looking picture of Mr. Iwata

Looking forward to the direct tomorrow...

taffy

#85

taffy said:

TVii for UK/Europe with BBC Iplayer, ITV player, 4 Ondemand and Demand5 all in HD... sorry got carried away. Have to be more realistic and except this is never going to happen!

SammyOfMobius

#86

SammyOfMobius said:

More info on Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Sonic Lost World, Wii Fit U, and as for 3DS, more info on Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Yoshi's New Island, Mario Party: Island Tour, Pokémon X & Y, and Sonic Lost World.
For the 3DS VC however, I'd like to see a release date for SMB3, Mega Man Xtreme 1 & 2, Mega Man II-V, Sega 3D Classics, and perhaps even an announcement of a new platform for 3DS VC. As for Wii U VC, a release date for SMB3, an announcement for N64 and GBA on Wii U VC, and perhaps even an announcement for GameCube on Wii U VC.
Finally, for the e-Shops, more info on Pac-Man Museum, Wii Sports Club, Mighty No. 9, Shantae: Pirate's Curse and Half-Genie Hero, Jett Rocket II, Putty Squad, and definitely a release date for Flipnote 3D. Finally, I want a Miiverse on 3DS announcement. I cannot wait! :D

Dambuster

#87

Dambuster said:

I've heard, that they are going to announce something along the lines of PS+ free wii u and 3ds games for a small price, and remote play ...i.e play wii u games on your 3ds, any where in the world over wi fi. I have a source in side Nintendo (honest)

Prof_Elvin_Gadd

#88

Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

@Archgamer It'd be awesome if it was an Advance Wars for Wii U! Doubt it but I can dream. Maybe a straight up Fire Emblem game for Wii U? Could be Crashmo/Pushmo for Wii U as well.

elbcen

#89

elbcen said:

Am I going to be considered an idiot for wanting an achievement system?
I love 100% games either way, but I'd like that to show on my account if that's at all possible, just so I can track my progress.

That's not going to happen though, is it?

Whopper744

#90

Whopper744 said:

Finally get to see more on these games I have been looking forward to! (Minus Pokemon anyway...that's just not me).

LUIGITORNADO

#91

LUIGITORNADO said:

@elbcen

I don't care if we get an achievement system either way, but those against it are the idiots.

I wouldn't be surprised if there is a third party sizzle reel. We know next to nothing on Watch_Dogs for Wii U.

Senario

#94

Senario said:

@elbcen Nope, achievements are rarely actual achievements anyway. Kill your first baddie, finish the fchapter, ect ect. Really simple stuff for no reason. Completely not worth showing off.

it also breaks up any immersion you may find in a game. Nothing is more annoying than a sound in the middle of a loading screen and some text with some useless or easy to get achievement. Give me unlockables in games instead. Those are actual achievements.

Beta

#96

Beta said:

Calling it now:
A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Some sort of deal or promotion
Flipnote thingy
Maybe some VC news for Wii U
Mario Party Tour info
Wii U fall update
3DS update teaser
Art Academy Sketchpad lessons
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
New SSB4 characters (If we're lucky enough)

I don't think we're getting any info on something new since it's just for titles that are already stated as a 2013 release.

Pod

#97

Pod said:

Unified accounts and Miiverse on 3DS happening?

Nomatter the network updates. I want to see more of Mario and friends.

SilverArrow

#99

SilverArrow said:

"Watch a new #NintendoDirectNA tomorrow at 7am PT for updates on #WiiU and Nintendo #3DS games coming later this year."

This is straight from NoA's Twitter. So no, I don't believe they will say anything about system updates.

Samurai_Goroh

#100

Samurai_Goroh said:

@elbcen I don't like achievements, but if you do, that's fine. Feels too much like teasing us with a proverbial carrot to make us play in ways we do not intend to. I play a game because of the game itself, I'm not in it for rewards. Nintendo could implement such system as long as it can be easily ignored or hidden for people like me, who don't care about it and then both camps could be happy.

Ernest_The_Crab

#102

Ernest_The_Crab said:

Hopefully, they mention some kind of special offer with some of the newer games for example Super Mario 3D World + Sonic Lost World, sort of like the Pikmin 3 + Wonderful 101 or Fire Emblem + SMT4 offers.

@Samurai_Goroh I'm fine with it as long as there's a point to it other than ego stroking. For example, if it actually unlocked stuff sort of like Brawl, Air Ride, Kid Icarus, etc. Also, it would be best if they kept things spoiler free in the achievements; a lot games do that extremely poorly.

elbcen

#103

elbcen said:

@Samurai_Goroh I always want to complete games that I love 100%, and I just think achievements are a nice way to track that because sometimes you might miss something without knowing you missed it. There are some games like Mario and Luigi: Dream Team that track every single collectible already, but most games do not do that. I don't like a system like that for competition's sake, I just want it for myself for tracking progress, like I said.

renaryuugufan92

#104

renaryuugufan92 said:

hopefully we get some actually gameplay footage of Watch_Dogs on the Wii U, and also hope to learn more about games we already know about, mario, dk etc.

NMH-TRI

#106

NMH-TRI said:

@FishieFish

Agreed! Show me something on SMTxFE besides artwork! Probably wishful thinking right now though...I'm sure it'll just cover the end of the year games.

kereke12

#108

kereke12 said:

Yeah unfortunately Im not getting my hopes up, all he is going to talk about is
•Pokemon X,Y,
•Zelda 3ds
•Donkey Kong
•Possible Sonic (3ds & Wii U)
•Possible Wii Party
•Possible Mario
•Possible Bayonetta
•Possible "X"
And all the Wii U, and 3ds games they announced for this year.

sleepinglion

#111

sleepinglion said:

Please please please please let us see:
1) linked profiles
2) more VC options
3) 3DS Miiverse
Pretty please.

Weedy

#114

Weedy said:

Whoop whoop. Although my boss is in tomorrow so I'll have to wait till i get home to watch it.

AVahne

#116

AVahne said:

Just for games coming this year? Nothing to get excited about then. The last major Direct was disappointing and this sounds like it won't be any different.

AdanVC

#117

AdanVC said:

I love Nintendo Directs! hopefully we can see new footage of Super Mario 3D World, is my most anticipated Holiday game and we haven't received any news of that game since E3 and it's less than 2 months left for it's release... also, Flipnote Studio 3D, A Link Between Worlds/Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze info and what I'm most looking forward right now, the Wii U Fall update and the addition of N64/GBA games on the Virtual Console!

Fazermint

#118

Fazermint said:

Dig the Nintendo Directs. It's a great and accessible way to let us know what they're doing. I always put aside time to view these.

Cesco

#119

Cesco said:

My (quite) reasonable hopes for tomorrow:

1) Nintendo confirms that all their games from now on will support online multiplayer

2) Super Mario 3D World will have a playable demo, and it'll be available next thursday :-D

OptimisticLink

#120

OptimisticLink said:

Oh, great, it airs when I'll being my drawing class... oh well, I'll just be watching the uploaded video when I get home that day...

ZidanU

#121

ZidanU said:

Pokemon X and. Y news is very possible. Also if we look at the past, starter evolutions are revealed in the same moth as the game's release or about 10-15 day before the game's release. Could this suggest that we'll see the starter evolutions tomorrow? Hopefully.

mudmask

#122

mudmask said:

Where's X? : that will be a console seller in my opinion... but I am pretty pumped about Sonic, like maybe as pumped as I was back when I was 5 or 6...

WinterWarm

#123

WinterWarm said:

I hope there's some new news about:

Sonic And The Lost World

Super Smash Bros.

Mario Kart 8

FlipNote Studios

Batman

To name a few.

SubZer023

#124

SubZer023 said:

My Nikka's yall no what time it is XD 3DS miiverse universal accounts Flipnote 3D, hulu plus, New Vc, lets get it :3

Chris720

#125

Chris720 said:

Yup, just as I thought. There could well be a 3DS update announcement at the end of the ND.

Chaoslink1

#126

Chaoslink1 said:

I'm hoping more details about A Link Between Worlds, Yoshi's New Island, Super Smash Bros and I want Flipnote Studio 3D and Miiverse on 3DS!! DX

Jazzer94

#127

Jazzer94 said:

If Iwata says "Flipnote Studio 3D is now available on the e-shop" I will be happy.

mch

#128

mch said:

Iwata is gonna personally thank me for ordering a black 3ds XL☝
I did so yesterday. Damn he is fast!

MegaManEP3

#131

MegaManEP3 said:

I think they need to show off some new footage for Super Mario 3D World. There doesn't seem to be a lot of excitement for what is sure to be a great game. It's has this negative aura around it for not being "Mario Universe" and "just" another SM3DL game which seems unfair. They need to show off something to get the excitement going for it.

siavm

#132

siavm said:

Summer is over so this better have flipnotes in it. Or better yet as soon as the direct is over it comes out.

OdnetninAges

#133

OdnetninAges said:

Guesses:

More info on Mario & Sonic Sochi 2014
More info on DKC:TF
More Info on Mario Party: Island Tour
Something about Flipnote Studio 3D
Something about Pokemon X and Pokemon Y
First look at Miiverse on 3DS

Longaway

#134

Longaway said:

Hopefully they're upgrading their network so that Netflix & Amazon have the same quality levels that they do on the PS3.

Xiao_Pai

#135

Xiao_Pai said:

Had a dream that Nintendo would announce a new Direct...Except it would be about the Miiverse update and not this, ah well. xD

cmk8

#137

cmk8 said:

Would like to see the system update and Pokemon Trading Card Game on the VC please.
Not interested in GC VC (have the games for my Wii and suspect they'd be very expensive)

Discipledoctor

#138

Discipledoctor said:

I honestly don't understand why people think the update won't be mentioned. I've got no idea what to expect game-wise, but I have absolutely no doubt that the update for Wii U will be mentioned.

Senario

#139

Senario said:

@Georgethecow It is a nintendo direct about games. Seriously I do not understand people who expect something else. It says right there what the direct is about.

electrolite77

#140

electrolite77 said:

@Georgethecow

Probably because on the Nintendo website it says "Join us for this global presentation on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software coming for the remainder of 2013".

I'd love to think an update allowing GBA games on 3DS and N64/Gamecube games on Wii U would be included in that (not to mention a unified account system to go with it) but it seems pretty clear what they mean. I doubt we're that lucky

Discipledoctor

#141

Discipledoctor said:

I understand where you guys are coming from, but remember that 3DS Direct that had some Wii U info? Or the Wii Fit Direct that showed Wii Sports Club? It wouldn't be the first time they showed something that wasn't mentioned in the press release.

That said, if I'm wrong and you two are right then I will be forced to eat crow. Literally, perhaps.

1134calc

#142

1134calc said:

My prediction:
Start out talking about Wind Waker HD and the bundle & price drop, and how they hope you love it. Reminder that the retail copy comes out in 3 days.
Go from Zelda: Wind Waker HD to Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
Next up is Pokemon X & Y, maybe new information, but definitely they will remind us. Potential Nintendo Direct announcement of 2DS.
Switch back to Wii U, with news about Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze, and Wii Party U.
Bill Trinen talks about 3rd party and indies.
Reggie announces The System Update. I'm expecting a unified account system, as Miiverse and NNIDs come to the 3DS. What better time to do this than BEFORE you 1. release a brand new iteration of the hardware, and 2. release the biggest and most hyped game your console has ever seen? Nintendo will probably force you to update in order to play X & Y. May also kill the Gateway flash cart.
I dream that with a unified account system comes cross platform virtual console + cloud saves, but I think that might be too much to ask for.
The prediction I am least sure about (%20) is that at the end, they announce Pokken Fighters for Wii U, coming Spring 2014.

If we get the System Update, I will be so happy.

cookiex

#143

cookiex said:

@DimetriWarrior

That doesn't mean it's only going to be about that. The April 17 Direct that revealed info on WiiU's spring update and Virtual Console was said to be for 3DS only.

yojo

#145

yojo said:

@mudmask I think its hiding until the inevitable january direct, thats when I'm betting they will put some force behind it. Its not coming out till 2014 either.

yojo

#147

yojo said:

@mudmask with the right marketing, it could be a big system seller for Q2 of 2014 (which is when I think its likely to come out)

AVahne

#149

AVahne said:

Off-topic, but has anyone else noticed that the number of rewards on Club Nintendo have been steadily decreasing and that none of the remaining rewards are worth getting?

Benjelo

#151

Benjelo said:

I would like to see some more on super smash bros. 3, I saw a few others comment about it earlier. However isn't this just for 2013? It says "focusing on games launching later this year". I'm confused...

DakotaM47

#154

DakotaM47 said:

Weird thing is that before I saw this Feature, I thought about a new ND for tomorrow and start of the month right!
Hopefully they'll reveal final starter evolutions and some new SM3DW footage. Maybe a new Smash Bros. character reveal? I would personally go for Sonic. Unified accounts are a must. Don't forget Flipnote 3D and some new ALBW trailer.

IceClimbers

#155

IceClimbers said:

I think it's safe to say that we will get new info on Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Mario Party Island Tour, Super Mario 3D World, and DKC Tropical Freeze. I hope we get info about Flipnote 3D, Mario & Sonic 4, and the Wii U and 3DS system updates.

IceClimbers

#156

IceClimbers said:

I think it's safe to say that we will get new info on Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Mario Party Island Tour, Super Mario 3D World, and DKC Tropical Freeze. I hope we get info about Flipnote 3D, Mario & Sonic 4, and the Wii U and 3DS system updates.

Neko_Rukiafan

#157

Neko_Rukiafan said:

What the fudge?! I just got an update on Youtube when I launched it, though I haven't even used it yet on my new Deluxe Wii U so maybe it's a previous update....can anyone confirm if there is actually a new Youtube update today?

Samurai_Goroh

#160

Samurai_Goroh said:

@cmk8 Seriously? There are some rare GameCube games I'd like to play like Tales of Symphonia, Skies of Arcadia or Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater that are going too freakin' expensive nowadays - even the used copies - for my tastes. I'd like to have them at a reasonable price (wouldn't mind paying up to € 20) digitally on Wii U. Think Earthbound.

JaxonH

#165

JaxonH said:

@erv
I sure hope so- the game releases in just 6 short weeks! And DKC Tropical Freeze releases just 2 weeks after that!

We're in the eye of the hurricane right now. With Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, New Super Luigi U, Rayman Legends, Splinter Cell Blacklist, The Wonderful 101, Zelda Windwaker HD and a Wii U price drop behind us, we're still waiting for Sonic Lost World, Assassin's Creed 4, Batman Arkham Origins, Wii Party U, Super Mario 3D World, Watch Dogs, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Wii Fit U, Wii Sports Club and DKC Tropical Freeze.

Oh the joy of the storm! Wii U owners paid their dues, now it's time to reap the whirlwind!

Senario

#167

Senario said:

@Samurai_Goroh It is somewhat difficult to make a Gamecube game E shop on the Wii U, you have to make sure that the game runs as smoothly as it did back when it was released. I would love E-shop games for Gamecube but as it is right now I am quite happy since I do have a lot of the good gamecube games.

@JaxonH Originally I wasn't thinking about getting Tropical Freeze but after playing DKCR on the 3DS in a store I've been wondering if I should get it XD. The 10$ Cheaper than a regular game sold it for me. Although Nintendo is constantly sucking out my money with all these great games on 3DS and Wii U. I suppose they are doing their job right. I still want pokemon and Dream Team.

Chomposaur

#168

Chomposaur said:

Ugh .. Why are people asking for SMB3 on the Virtual console ? a 20 year old game, a Dumped ROM that has been released 100s of times before and is widely available on the WiiSigh

Personally i am hoping for a unified account system
Something for early Wii U adopters, People like me who have had there Wii Us sitting there for months on end
Dragon quest 7 and 10 ( wishful thinking on DX10 .. lol )

Discipledoctor

#173

Discipledoctor said:

My system is updating right now. No idea what it could do, of course, but my Wii U is estimating an hour long download so it's probably big.

Yoshis_VGM

#174

Yoshis_VGM said:

I'm hoping for more footage for Super Mario 3D World, as well as some hints for the plot. I'm DYING to know what the story is!

Also wanting to see Miiverse for 3DS and when the next major Wii U update will take place.

@Georgethecow Wait...your system is updating? Did you have to manually start the update? Because my brother is using our Wii U right now and it's not downloading an update...

PS: That picture of Iwata makes it look like he's about to beat the crap out of the listener. xD

Discipledoctor

#177

Discipledoctor said:

@hwrose379 Go for it, bro. It jumped to 33 minutes remaining. I am absolutely staying off GameFAQs and avoiding spoilers for what it is, but hour long updates don't just happen randomly.

Yoshis_VGM

#178

Yoshis_VGM said:

@Georgethecow It's probably the major summer/fall update. I expected as much, with the maintenance occurring today and the sudden announcement of a Nintendo Direct tomorrow. This HAS to be the big update.

Discipledoctor

#180

Discipledoctor said:

I agree, beyond any shadow of doubt, this is it. 20 minutes left, and I have an Organic Chemistry quiz to finish. Hopefully I can get it done in time! Cause if not then, well...it can forget about being finished.

Senario

#182

Senario said:

@JogurtTheYogurt Why don't you pick up games like Monster hunter 3 Ultimate and never have your wii u gather dust? A game being available pirated means nothing unless you do not believe in supporting what you like. There are plenty of good games out already but it is your choice if you do not want to give them a try over the usual sequel to x series. Wonderful 101 was great for example and MH3U is the best translated release so far for getting into the game.

JaxonH

#183

JaxonH said:

@Senario
Yeah, DKC Returns is an absolutely fantastic game. I beat it on the Wii, then bought it again for 3DS and beat it all over again. Most people who play DKC Returns are pretty excited for Tropical Freeze, because they know how good it's going to be. I'm glad you got to experience Returns, but I can assure you the game is SOOO much better than whatever couple minutes you can spend with it in a store. If there was one game I'd recommend getting this November, it's DKC Tropical Freeze. Retro Studios never disappoints, and this is going to be the biggest and best DKC adventure ever! And for only $49.99 at that!

Dream Team is a really great RPG. I'm about 6 hours into it, but I quit playing it because I got sidetracked by Pikmin 3, then New Super Luigi U, then Splinter Cell Blacklist, then Rayman Legends, then Wonderful 101, and now Zelda Windwaker is about to come out (which I will then need to beat before Sonic Lost World, Batman Arkham Origins, Assassins Creed 4 and Wii Party U all come out in a 4 day span, which is THEN immediately followed by Call of Duty Ghosts, Wii Sports Club, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Watch Dogs, Super Mario 3D World, and DKC Tropical Freeze). It's insanity!

I also have both Pokémon X and Y pre ordered (never played a Pokémon- thought this'd be a great time to jump in), but they're probably gonna end up staying wrapped in cellophane until New Years at this rate lol. I do know one thing though, when Zelda Link Between Worlds comes out on the same day as Mario 3D World, Mario's gonna have to take a number and get in line!

JaxonH

#185

JaxonH said:

@JogurtTheYogurt
What do you mean "people like me that have had our Wii U's sitting there for months on end?" I bought my Wii U on launch day. Nobody's had their Wii U longer than me, and I'm not asking for free handouts as if I did Nintendo some sort of favor by buying the console when it released.

Nintendo is the only company I've ever heard of that has ever given out free content to people just for buying their product 3 months before someone else . No other company would ever do something like that. And make no mistake, they were not obligated to. People like me who bought the 3DS when it launched got what we were promised- a 3DS console for the price they asked at the time.

Just because you were an early adopter doesn't mean Nintendo owes you free handouts. You got what you paid for- you got the system earlier than others at the price you agreed to pay for it. Nobody made you buy it- you CHOSE to buy it. How does Nintendo owe you something in return for you choosing to buy the console when you wanted to?

You and I got to play the system for the last 10 months- that's what we got for buying it early. I had a blast with Nintendoland (the Metroid Blast, Pikmin and Zelda games were great), then got my money's worth out of New Super Mario Bros U, and then moved onto ZombiU. I also enjoyed Assassin's Creed 3 and Black Ops 2 since they were brand new games at the time, and I also got scores of hours of entertainment from Darksiders 2, Sonic Racing Transformed, Arkham City, Mass Effect 3 and Ninja Gaiden 3. Then Lego City Undercover and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate came out (I'm STILL enjoying Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate to this day), to which I devoted months of my life, followed by Need For Speed Most Wanted U, then Injustice Gods Among Us- a fantastic technical fighter. Then August came and it's been bullet after bullet after bullet. Non-stop fun since I bought the console, and worth every last penny.

Besides, the early adopters got to take advantage of the 30 cent promotion. Super Metroid and Kirby's Adventure for 30 cents? There's your handout right there.

[Don't mean this in an insulting manner, so please, don't take it that way. But it needs to be said- too many people are saying Nintendo "owes" them something for buying a Wii U, when if fact they do not]

GreatPlayer

#186

GreatPlayer said:

@JaxonH Wa! Buying so many games in Wii U. I have no regret buying a Wii U as I do not like PS3 and Xbox games anyway. But I only really like Sonic Transformed and Wonderful 101. I also have a good time Just Dance 4.

2steve

#187

2steve said:

@erv Mario PARTICLE WORLD; Dr. Mario gets a sickly cold that is spreading all over Mushroom Kingdom. To stop it he must stop it at the atomic level, aiding the antibiotics & the Nucleus Princess! As Electron Mario, Proton Mario, & Neutron Mario!

Discipledoctor

#193

Discipledoctor said:

Man, that awkward moment when you're about to go to sleep giddy about this and then...government shutdown. I know it's not gonna be a big deal, but that's certainly not something you see every day.

FishieFish

#194

FishieFish said:

Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem and Fire Emblem Smash characters please.

And a SMTIV European release date.

PrincessSugoi

#195

PrincessSugoi said:

@Georgethecow Ikr? Luckily, it doesn't seem like it's going to effect most of the country (unfortunately same can't be said for everyone in the military) but it's still very odd to think about.

About the direct... I'll try to catch it but as usual I have no expectations high, low, or otherwise.

Lunapplebloom

#196

Lunapplebloom said:

Hope to see a surprise or 2 from this, but I'll keep my expectations in check. Hope everyone enjoys seeing it!

DarkCoolEdge

#199

DarkCoolEdge said:

I want to see these:

  • A link between worlds, because I really want it.
  • Super Mario 3D World, because it's a 3D Mario that hasn't picked my interest and that can not be.
  • Miiversr for 3DS, because it is necessary.
PinkSpider

#201

PinkSpider said:

Why does the UK get this at 3pm when most people are at school or work and Nintendo wonder why no one is buying the Wii U in the UK.

rjejr

#202

rjejr said:

@JaxonH - "Nintendo is the only company I've ever heard of that has ever given out free content to people just for buying their product 3 months before someone else"

Now you've heard of 2: (though you probably knew this story and just forgot)

http://money.cnn.com/2007/09/06/technology/iphone_price/

Were you spending too much time at Starbucks last night, you were on a roll ;-) (sorry I haven't read your long reply yet, too much going on)

rjejr

#205

rjejr said:

Live stream? I don't expect this one to be good, but the comments scrolling on the side always keep me entertained.

JohnG

#206

JohnG said:

@GamerZackX
Can't agree more!
One of the main reasons I bought my 3DS was to play some classic GB and GBA games. Up to now it's been very disappointing.
What's so wrong with handheld games on a handheld device?

cmk8

#207

cmk8 said:

@Samurai_Goroh yeah seriously, I have all of those games you've mentioned, the only GCN hame I didn't get that I'd like is fire emblem. I genuinely can't think of a game I'd buy for the GCN on eshop - especially at say £20.
Might be great for others such as yourself and I hope it happens for you, but personally not interested. To each their own!

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