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Nintendo Direct Focusing On Wii U And 3DS Games Coming Spring 2014 To Air Tomorrow

Posted by Damien McFerran

Could we see some new titles?

Nintendo has just confirmed that a Nintendo Direct broadcast devoted to Wii U and 3DS titles coming in "Spring 2014" will air tomorrow — that's Wednesday 18th December, just in case you're confused.

The video will go live at 6AM PT / 9AM ET / 2PM UK, and you'll be able to watch it right here on Nintendo Life.

Expect to see footage for the likes of Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze and Bayonetta 2, but could we also see some new games as well?

Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think, and what games you're most excited about seeing in action.

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bizcuthammer said:

Hope we get some release dates, too, for Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Kirby 3DS, Mario Golf, etc. And if we're lucky, maybe a release window for Smash Bros like 'Summer 2014" or whatever.



NintyMan said:

There's three things I'm certain about.
1. Kirby Triple Deluxe Western releases
2. A new trailer of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze showing more of Cranky Kong gameplay
3. New Mario Kart 8 trailer
Personally, I want to see a newcomer announced for Super Smash Bros., but we'll just see on that. I would be astounded if they announced a release date for Super Smash Bros. regardless of when those games are releasing.



datamonkey said:

"but could we also see some new games as well?"

I really really really really hope so, but am not holding my breath. Would love some new major IP from Nintendo.

Plus some new footage of X would be nice too!



NavySpheal said:

SSB4 would be a great surprise announcement! Something told me there would be a direct tomorrow, it's almost like a tradition to have it once a month, in the middle of the month. Can't wait!



Ony said:

No Metroid Wii U please, that would mean it will be not Retro Studios, as they have just finished with DK D:



Gerbwmu said:

I'm assuming Donkey Kong and Mario Kart will be shown......anything past that would be extra for the U. Hopefully there will be at least 2 surprises.....even a Watch Dogs release date would be welcome although I doubt they are doing any advertisement for Ubisoft



Pinkman said:

This is a great chance for Nintendo to get some last minute christmas sales, they just need to show the games people are going to want to play!



NintyMan said:

The 18th is exactly in the middle of December, and the middle of the month is generally when Nintendo likes to hold a Direct. This sounds like it could be a big one, but I'm going to be keeping expectations low on new games. Just seeing Donkey Kong and Mario Kart would be good enough for me!



PanurgeJr said:

I really hope there'd be announcements of new titles. Otherwise they're not giving many reasons to have Wii U's under trees next week.



IceClimbers said:

Kart, Bayonetta 2, and DKC for Wii U. Kirby, Layton vs Wright, and Yoshi for 3DS. Then Cranky Kong confirmed for Smash Bros.



Spoony_Tech said:

Will there be a big revile in this direct??? Maybe will get Funky Kong in Tropical Breeze!

There had better be something we haven't heard of yet or at the very least footage of some games we haven't seen much of. Give me my Mario Golf back NOW!



vattodev said:

@Ony I read somewhere that they expanded early in 2013 when Myamoto talked about how they should be working in two projects at once. They could be working in most game concepts already and schedule a release for late 2014.



Blast said:

Monolith's X, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, and Bayonetta 2 must be shown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



steamhare said:

I expect to see some new trailers for games we've already seen, and some nice Christmas e-shop deals.

Actually, I suspect sales on stuff to be the biggest thing out of this direct.



MeddlingIdiot said:

@Ony Miyamoto recently said that Retro Studios were now capable of developing multiple games simultaneously.

Oops, beaten by Vattodev



Ony said:

@vattodev @MeddlingIdiot yes I read that too, but It seemed to say that they could handle one big game and a minor other one...
Well, we'll see tomorrow.

I would not split on a '2D' 3DS Metroid, a successor of Super Metroid like Zelda ALBW was for Zelda ALTTP.



19Robb92 said:

I'm hoping for a new Mario Kart 8 trailer, or some kind of info on it. I'd also like to know what Reggie meant with that "The year of Luigi will continue 2014".

It'll be fun to see what we can expect for the 3DS in early 2014 as well.



Einherjar said:

Nintendo Directs are almost always hits or misses. They either blow everyone out of the water or leave a slightly bad taste afterwards. Lets hope for the best and prepare for the worst
I try to have next to no expectations for this one, maybe i will get surprised.



MeddlingIdiot said:

@Ony Well I think Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been finished for a while now personally. It seems a lot of people think it got pushed back to stagger releases throughout Q1 2014, although that could be incorrect. So a new Metroid could well be in development by now, and I wouldn't be surprised after Reggie's skirting around the subject on VGX.



GamerGleek47 said:

I must see a new Mario Kart trailer showing at least some of the online features (including Mario Kart TV which I don't fully understand yet).
Smash Bros. Would be EXCELLENT! And Bayonetta 2 would make me pass out lol. Also some info on Azran Legacy and PLEASE some footage and release date for Profesor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright!!
That would be the best ND! Right under the January Wii U one... You can't beat a new Yoshi HD game lol :3



Ony said:

@MeddlingIdiot might be, but one year to make an (ultra awesome) HD Metroid? :<
More for 2015. Except if they are working on it since, like, PRIME 3, which we all doubt.



jordanmarsden said:

I'm hoping for some exciting new games to be announced, but I'm not holding my breath.

I expect this will be a Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong announcement.



Jese_1 said:

And as a nice surprise, GBA and N64 on the VC after the direct. Pretty please...



RickyNGmr said:

If they just bring something about "X".. HOW AMAZING IT WOULD BE! At least a brief confirmation from the deverlopers about any status . Although the certain cards to play are MK8 & DKTF, however Im not giving up at any news regarding Bayonetta2, though. They can perhaps just show us a "trailer" with all the game they are expecting to release coming summer 2014 thru spring 2015!! That might brings the heat up to fans and media!( While no zelda will be shown for sure)



NintyMan said:

I'm keeping my expectations in check, which is a safe thing to do. I know this is a Nintendo Direct and not VGX, but still. All I'm expecting is Kirby, Donkey Kong, and Mario Kart, and even that line-up would be fine with me. I've had a wish to see a Super Smash Bros. newcomer, but I'm been wishing for that for several Directs and I'm not one of those who believe these games will release in Spring.



triforcepower73 said:

@Blastoise-san I think I remember you saying that you would never, ever get hyped for an announcement from Nintendo. Make sure you stay true to your word, otherwise you'll end up in a rage like after VGX. And anyway, all of those games you want to be shown most likely won't. X is going to be released late 2014 or early 2015. As for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, we haven't even seen any gameplay footage. Do you really think they'd show it in a Direct featuring Spring 2014 games?



mostro328 said:

DKC def i think more well hopper more into in fire emblem, yoshi yarn, x, and release days maybe bayonetra for spring



Dave24 said:

@linktothepichu X is a upcoming game from Monolith, creators of Xenoblade for Wii.

I hope they will announce new games for WiiU - we need more games for that. And I really, really hope they will finally give release date for Bayonetta 2.



ULTRA-64 said:

I want Luigi s mansion Wii u in some sort of form, old one, 3ds one, I don't care.....the year of Luigi is fading fast and we've STILL not had a sniff of a Luigi game for Wii u (dlc does not count) despite that being hinted at early on with the Nintendo land attraction!!!



Kevin said:

I hope they announce cross-buy for 3DS and WiiU VC titles. I will not pay extra for the same game on my 3DS.



Blast said:

@triforcepower73 LOL yeah. I said that before I realized that the VGX was a joke and Nintendo was okay with just showing Cranky Kong. I can't help but get hyped. I am being realistic, though. I won't get TOO hyped.



Peach64 said:

I know this will be mostly Mario Kart and Donkey Kong, but I'm hoping the November NPDs will have given them a kick up the butt and they'll do something big for this, as a sort of 'and one more thing…' at the end. Then again, it's kind of a waste to announce something big on these when they only people watching probably already have a Wii U.



The-Chosen-one said:

Def smashbros wiiU and 3ds.
Mario kart WiiU i also hope to see some footage from the game 'X' Xenoblade. some new IP. And the big news Reggie playable in smashbros lol or just appearing as the punching bag lol.
I really hope they bring some awesome stuff to the table and fingers crossed on some Epic-Zelda news



Pokefanmum82 said:

I just want to hear about some Wii U games and Kirby Triple Deluxe. I'm not expecting any new games, that way I won't be disappointed if they don't announce any.



Goginho said:

Great, I was just recently thinking that a Direct should air sometime soon. Can't wait to see some fresh, new Kart footage ..also New Island. Maybe we're gonna see some teaser art for Zelda U, in similar fashion to the Skyward Sword mysterious figure, that turned out to be Fi, artwork. I doubt it though, but I hope ..I wanna see what we're dealing with here for the next Zelda
I hope to see some VC news, such as N64 and GameCube games finally getting their GamePad treatment, possibly even getting a HD treatment.



Tsurii said:

I'm not expecting anything new or too much from the direct.
I did that "mistake", when E3 was around the corner and got quite disappointed by some reveals - namely 3D World and Tropical Freeze, wich I can't wait for by now .

I expect Mario Kart, Donkey Kong and Kirby as Nintendo's bigger 1st Party announcements and maybe Bayonetta 2.

I've still got one wish announcement for Dragon Quest X would be amazing ^^



Nintenjoe64 said:

I want at least 8 completely new IP, Zelda, Metroid, all the favourites including every N64 classic remade in HD with added online and a Lion Bar and a Pepperami.

To be honest I don't really care but I will still enjoy it. It will mainly be DKC followed by Mario Kart and a bunch of 3DS games that give my wallet palpitations.There is normally a surprise or two which might involve new products in the eshop. Virtual Console proper perhaps??? I doubt it because they are still sending out their normal release schedules.



SuperSmashBrosU said:

I expect them to show trailers for mario kart and dktf I also expect a SSBB newcomer and I would be excited for the third sega game trailer which the title of the game has still been unannounced along with the theme!!!



GamerGleek47 said:

@linktothepichu X is the new title from Monolith Soft, the creators of Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii. It's a Wii U exclusive and is set to release sometime in 2014. The annoucement was at the January Wii U Direct and we saw a first trailer. Then, at E3, we saw another one showing a little more and confirming a 2014 release.
If you want to check a trailer, just search "X Wii U" or "X Monolith Soft". The E3 trailer was uploaded with the name "A new title developed by MONOLITH SOFT INC."



Samurai_Goroh said:

I'm expecting the fifth playable character of DK: Tropical Freeze to be unveiling and nothing else. You know what people, don't get your hopes way too high.



seronja said:

excited for baynoetta 2 ! any news about a new Metroid, F-zero, Zelda, Fire Emblem or Starfox are welcomed too!



Captain_Balko said:

Ugh, I have a Russian History exam during the direct, looks like I'll have to come home and watch it on my Wii U whenever I get home...



vattodev said:

Now that I read more carefully there will be no Zelda, Metroid, X or Bayonetta in this Direct. They specifically say: spring 2014.
Most likely Kart, Kong and wii sports golf and baseball. Maybe something from indies.



Artwark said:

Could it be the next Metroid? New Mario game? FZero? Or maybe the new Sonic game?????



Gerbwmu said:

I'm expecting an announcement that SMB3 will be on Wii U in 2014.....and we also are getting a surprise VC title......Ice Hockey



KnightRider666 said:

Gimme back Mario Golf and announce a 3D Advance Wars sequel to Days of Ruin and I'd be happier than Bob Barker groping helpless models lol.



Of_Folsense said:

I'm hoping for Mario Kart 8 to have some "big thing", because right now it doesn't seem too much of a step up from the other entries.
They could also reveal a Metroid, X, or whatever. They always say in Nintendo Directs what they're focusing on, but sometimes they reveal a little more.



WreckItRyan said:

I think it's crucial at this point, if Nintendo in fact wants to sell 9 million (or whatever the number was) units by March that Nintendo really hits us with something great. We already know about Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, and Super Smash--sure, they can be hyped up a bit, but focusing or even hinting at either Metroid, Star Fox, F-Zero, or new IP may get some people really excited, enough to throw some cash at the computer screen.



2Sang said:

Aww man I'll be taking my final final then. I'm going to have to wait until at least around noon until I can see the updates.
This better be a good direct, especially after the fail that was VGX



SkywardCrowbar said:

Nintendo is very precise in their wording, they didn't say "already announced" in their press release. I would assume that means at least 1 new game. Fingers crossed...



Gioku said:

What about Yoshi's New Island? That game is due for it's "mind-blowing trailer" as so many Nintendo games have done recently, lol.



ScorpionMG said:

hell yeah, this might not be the huge direct that we get in january, but its still interesting to see what will be showed



rjejr said:

Good to see they aren't waiting until after the holidays, seems like a good time for next years announcements. Anybody getting a Wii U for Christmas will probably watch this on the Shop and be even more excited for next year.

I only wish it was for "early 2014" or "1st half of 2014" feels like they are blowing off Jan, Feb. and most of March w/ a "spring" designation. And considering the number of delays the Wii U has had I'm thinking "spring" really means "summer". Though I suppose DKTF covers winter.

9AM works for me. I'll try not to have any expectations but this should be a good one. I mean, all they need is a MK8 date and most people will be happy, anything else is gravy.



Shworange said:

I'm assuming not much in the way of ground breaking material with this one. I have a feeling they're experimenting quite heavily behind the scenes. E3 this year should bring some new stuff.



element187 said:

@Ony usually studios are done with games well in advance of its release date..... If I was a betting man I would say DK would have been done for awhile now, and Ninty decided to push it to February to pad out their release schedule.... Without donkey kong in February what would they have to try and maintain momentum early next year? Nada, so they needed a big game for February, hence why it was pushed out of a December release. Which is fine I have more than enough to play on Wii U until February.



element187 said:

@SleepingWolf that's the spirit chap... Don't get your hopes up for anything unknown and you won't be disappointed.

I'm thinking it's going to be DK, MK8 and Bayo2...... Would like more information on SMT IV x Fire Emblem crossover, smash, X and yarn yoshi, but I'm not expecting it.



WiiLovePeace said:

Awesome! I love the humour in Nintendo's Directs I hope they make loads of corny jokes Oh man, I want someone to be holding fruit up!!



RetroRider said:

Things that will make my excited about this direct:

Super smash bros. for 3DS


Announcing a new character for SSB4

The release date for SSB4

lol, since I don't have a wii u I'll just be hopelessly looking for information about the game in the direct.



MrGawain said:

Aside any worthwhile announcements (I'd be happy with some dates for the previously announced Wii U games please), you have to say the Nintendo direct is a wonderful event that we and the non Nintendo fans get really riled up about.

What a brilliant form of Advertising.



Oubie said:

My hopes for Wii U Spring 2014 (officially March/April/May right?)

  • Mario Kart 8 (a Wii U bundle is a must!!)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (just come out already!!)
  • 'Yarn Yoshi' (how long does it take to make this game?!)
  • Bayonetta 2 (can't be at E3 again, release in May at the latest!!)
  • A new trailer/announcement for Super Smash Bros.
  • Wii Sports Club (Baseball / Golf / Boxing)
  • Give me those GBA games for the Wii U Virtual Console!!
  • A triple A big 1st party surprise announcement
  • 1st party initiatives for the Wii U eShop!!
  • Dare I say, a video highlighting 3rd party games


Kirk said:

I'm not even going to bother getting excited. If all I see is some new footage of a couple of previously revealed Wii U and 3DS games and nothing else I'll not be surprised. I'll not be particularly excited or impressed by that I expect but I really don't expect anything else/more from Nintendo these days. Anything beyond that is a bonus at this point.



T7L3RB said:

Surprised no one has mentioned that mystery pokemon footage yet. Or that Pikachu detective game. I wonder if anything for that will be announced? I'm personally hoping for X footage or even a release date and some new MK8 footage. At least I know one of those almost has to happen lol



Shy_Guy said:

What about that Yoshi Yarn game? I haven't heard anything new from that. I hope they surprise us with a new IP or something..



WebHead said:

Probably won't be able to watch it live but I can't wait! I'd like a surprise game announcement, but I won't lose sleep if it doesn't happen.



FilmerNgameR said:

YES!! SMASH BROTHERS! I want Shadow The Hedgehog, yes I have my doubts but a guy can dream right?



Nintenjoe64 said:

1 Get up
2 Get train to London for work
3 Get home by 1.30
4 Watch ND
5 Go for a run
6 Rewatch ND once stream is working.
7 Go to eshop to buy some GC and N64 games on the new VC.



WebHead said:

If there's a new game announcement from Nintendo, it better be for the Wii U.



LztheQuack said:

@7yL3r The mystery "footage" was already explained as nothing more than a tech demo showing the potential future of Pokemon



andreoni79 said:

@Nintenjoe64 Good luck with step 7! I'm quite sure we'll never see N64 and GC games on eshop because, according to actual VC prices, they would have to sell them at $ 20-30... Just buy retro consoles and games: it's cheaper. They are asking $ 60 to us, poor europeans, for a digital download of Nintendogs...



shigulicious said:

Remember when Iwata said that Nintendo is holding back some games so others won't steal their innovations?....We all got trolled. I'm expecting nothing other than DK and MK for the WiiU and Kirby on the 3DS. Sure, they could drop a surprise title on us. But don't post garbage when they don't, please. Seriously, to make some real noise in the gaming community, I think they need to announce another $50 price drop and some credit towards the eshop if purchased before the end of the year.



T7L3RB said:

@DarkingLz Guess I missed that...I'm not sure how I feel about that news :/ was really hoping for an HD Coliseum/Gale of Darkness game...



Daz-brum said:

Give us Star Fox Nintendo please lets show the.others how games should be made!!! Yeah



LztheQuack said:

@7yL3r: Well anything is possible, but I wouldn't use that alone as proof for any future game's existence, but we'll see.



Brett said:

I can't help but let my expectations get slightly out of hand. HD Starfox with Slippy annoying me right there in the Gamepad screen is too appealing not to get excited about. How Nintendo has managed to abuse this franchise as long as it has is beyond me.

Just give me one surprise for Wii U other than the Wii Sports expansion you'll almost certainly offer right after the presentation and I'll be thrilled. Even if it's Yarn Metroid or something ridiculous.

Actually...Yarn Metroid...hmmm



Azooooz said:

My advice: Don't expect much from Nintendo, or else you will regret it for the rest of your life.



Jazzer94 said:

Hope one of the announcements is proper VC support, N64 and GBA have been long overdue.



Jeremyx7 said:

'X'!! I want to see more of 'X'!! O_O You know, that monolith/nintendo game! And more info on the progress of Super Smash Bros.!! O.O Oh and let's not forget potential surprises like F-Zero, and/or any other franchises we might be forgetting from the Big N!! ._. That last one I through in is a bit of a stretch but we'll see.....



ricklongo said:

Just last weekend, I mentioned to a friend that we'd probably get a Direct this week, hopefully aimed at Wii U releases. Let's hope it delivers!



Discipledoctor said:

Just completely modernized my old profile to fit the current news. Now no one will know it's me, Georgethecow, in a new disguise...

also gbavc plz ninten thx <3



Dreamcaster-X said:

It'll probably be some new Wii Sports additions and some vague dates for MK8 & Smash Bros. Like Spring & Fall. They have been doing such a good job of getting games out this fall but nobody is buying the Wii U despite it.
When a game as good as Super Mario 3D World can't turn around your fortunes, you're in trouble & at this point I don't even think MK & SSMB are gonna help. = (



Megumi said:

Only thing on my dream list is Monster Hunter 4, but we all know that ain't happening right now, lol.



Dreamcaster-X said:

@mudmask I would LOVE to actually get a release date for X and a proper title for it. I don't get all the secrecy for that game, they need every AAA title they can get at this point, enough of it has been shown that people get the gist of it but it's time to spill the beans!!!!



mudmask said:

@Dreamcaster-X I agree! It looked like they had a TON of content done, and that was almost a year ago. Even if it wasn't a release date, though.. I'd be happy to at least get a new trailer, maybe some story details.



daveh30 said:

hopefully they stick to games with names I can pronounce.... none of this Shen Megmi JRPG crap...



Dreamcaster-X said:

So DKC:Tropical Freeze is Feb 21st....MK8 is "Spring", Yoshi game 2014, SSMB 2014, & "X" is unknown. Am I leaving anything else out?
These are gonna be amazing titles but Nintendo needs to announce something else SOON!!!!



daveh30 said:

It would be awesome if they confirmed that reUmagined series thats been rumoured... maybe have a realse date for the first one. I'd be happy with that confirmation....



Dreamcaster-X said:

And what the heck ever happened to the GBA line coming to Wii U??? That was actually announced & wasn't rumored. They said it was coming but now it's like crickets. Seriously Nintendo!!!



SuperiorTech said:

I know that Japan is getting a Spring release for Final Fantasy Theatrhythm: Curtain Call so I know we won't hear about it tomorrow but I'm hoping we'll know more about it soon!



strongest_link said:

I don't think any new game announcements at this point are particularly likely, though it would be amazing. I will be happy if we get firm release dates for every game coming out by the end of June.



DarkCoolEdge said:

I hope they show a new game but I don't expect it.

I think they'll show (in Europe) MK8, DK: Tropical Freeze, Mario Party: Island Tour, Kirby Triple Deluxe and Yoshi's Island.



AdanVC said:

Time for some drastic announcements, Nintendo. Seriously, announce something big, make PS4/Xbone owners to say, "Wow now I really want a Wii U for that game" it could be a new trailer of Bayonetta 2, a new Smash trailer showing the Online functions, An X by Monolith Soft trailer and a possible release date, don't waste precious Nintendo Direct time showing games we already know, I mean it's ok if you do that but if it's going to be another trailer featuring Cranky Kong on DKCTF then it would not be cool to watch.

I'm very excited tough, Spring would have Mario Kart 8 and I'm sure they would show a new awesome trailer with the new functions and a release date, also a new unnanounced game that could appear on Spring (Yoshi Yarn please???) Kirby 3DS, GBA and N64 games on VC, etc. Looking forward for tomorrow



Marshi said:

What I wish nintendo would do: loads of new game announcements including 1 of 2 franchise reboots/sequels(metroid,starfox,f zero).
What I KNOW nintendo will actually do: Show 20 mins of donkey kong and mario kart followed by a vague release date that has a high chance of being delayed



TreonsRealm said:

Personally, I know it's a longshot but I would really like to see an announcement for a Bayonetta Special Edition for Wii U. Maybe some added content and a budget price to get Wii U fans pumped for Bayonetta 2. Yarn Yoshi and a surprise announcement would also be nice but I've got my expectations in check. A dream announcement would be for a new Star Fox on Wii U. We don't need the game right away, just a tease to get the hype train rolling. Just a thought.



Poketendo said:

Why oh why do I have to go to school tomorrow!? Guess I'm gonna have to watch the recording on YouTube... But seriously, I really hope they announce something about Smash Bros. I can't wait for that one to come out, so I'm begging for a release date.



Oubie said:

My hopes for Nintendo 3DS Spring 2014:

  • Mario Party: Island Tour / Shin Megami Tensei IV / Develish Brain Training (for Europe only)
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy / Bravely Default (for North America only)
  • Flipnote Studio 3D (come out already)
  • Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright (already confirmed for Q1)
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe (can't be far off, releasing in January in Japan)
  • Yoshi's New Island (hopefully much more improved since the E3 demo)
  • Mario Golf: World Tour (got delayed this year, perfect title for Spring)
  • A new trailer/announcement for Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Give me those GBA games for the 3DS Virtual Console!!
  • A big game surprise announcement
  • 3DS eShop (Shantae / AeternoBlade / Nintendo Pocket Football Club / Putty Squad / Treasurenauts / New Steamworld)


Azooooz said:

You know what? forget what I said earlier! I am expecting a huge positive turnover for the Wii U. New titles, MK8 and Bayonetta 2 release dates, Gamecube and GBA titles on Wii U eShop.



AVahne said:

Could this be the GOOD Nintendo Direct that I've been pining for since the last one in January? Guess I'll allow myself to be excited.



McGruber said:

I'd like to see them talk about cross platform play for the eShop titles. It will just be more footage of previously announced games though



Kicked2TheKirb said:

I cant wait for some nintendo direct... I bet we'll have a big one like we did back in Feb... if not then we will this coming feb!



Trikeboy said:

-Sits with a sniper rifle ready to pick off any mention of an unconfirmed certain Zelda game-

I'm hoping for Bayonetta 2 news.



GalacticMario28 said:

I'm expecting some info on Mario Kart 8 for sure, but as for other big games, I've learned not to have unrealistically high expectations, so anything as big as or bigger than MK8 will be a pleasant surprise for me.



Barbiegurl777 said:

Hopefully we'll see some japanese 3ds games get US & UK localisation like:

Disney's Magic Castle - 3DS
Kuma Tomo - 3DS
Tamagochi Collection: New Life - 3DS
Hello Kitty: Apron of Magic - 3DS

Happy Gaming! (^_^)

Only one in nintendo direct tomorrow I'll be interested to hear about is:




2Sang said:

@Azooooz No but the wii u has been nothing but fail so far with the exceptions of SM3DW, Pikmin 3, and Earthbound. If that's all they have to show after over a year, that's just sad.
Smash and MK8 are the only hope nintendo has to revive the pii u, so they better knock both out of the park, or it's the end of the wii u.



PaperLucario said:

Mario Kart 8, DK, and Kirby 3D are a dead certain. Also fair to assume a small smash brothers announcement. If Yarn Yoshi gets any spotlight, perhaps they announce Yoshi's unexpected return to Smash Bros.



AltDotNerd said:

I hope they at least give SSB4 a proper title instead of the tentative "SSB4". Super Smash Bros. Clash? Super Smash Bros. Fisticuffs?
Super Smash Bros. Budokai Tenkaichi?
Super Smash Bros. Arcade Hyper Edition?
Super Smash Bros. Revengeance?
Super Smash Bros. Revelations?
Super Smash Bros. Ballad Of Gay Tony?
Super Smash Bros. Hoenn Confirmed?



IronMan28 said:

I'm pretty sure it's called Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Super Smash Bros. 3DS, might want to check on that, though.

I don't think this Direct will blow our minds, but it should have some nice little info. BTW, if anyone wants me to eat my words on this, please save it so I can relish in being wrong.



DerpSandwich said:

Sweet! I wasn't expecting anything more than maybe a mini this month, so even a lame one will still be fun.



SparkOfSpirit said:

Virtual Console announcements, please. It's time to bring back the old VC systems and add new ones on top of it.

We're more than due for this.



Lord said:

Dragon quest x USA, UK release. Metroid dev plans for retro, GameCube and n64 vc.



DarkKirby said:

Neither Bayonetta 2, Smash Wii U, Mario Kart 8 or any other Wii U games being released in Spring!

Another new Tropical Freeze character revealed!

Nintendo reminds people the 3DS is still successful.

Nobody Cares!



marck13 said:

..with online an RPG-Story-Mode ! (just came up with that, since they always say they wouldn't know what 'new' they could bring in to make another release valid) tsktsk..



Williaint said:

Sarcastic: I bet they will show 3 new Smash bros. 4 Characters, Including skull kid as an actual player, a new "real" legend of Zelda actual game footage, a new mario galaxy and Metroid prime, by retro — and all the new Wii U VC games coming out. A New F-Zero where yii can build your own racer.

Realistic: They will probably show DK: TF, MK8, New Wii Sports Clubs, maybe another few Pikmin DLCs, a few 3rd party things, and one or two VC games, or deals. I highly doubt they will touch on Bayonetta 2; if they do, a few screen shots. The New Kirby will probably make an appearance. Adding some new Smash Bros 4 details is not likely, but boy — would that make a lot of people happy. OH! I bet they will reiterate about Miiverse on 3DS. Remember this is mainly about SPRING releases. @DarkKirby You are probably right, for MK8 to be complete, there's a 50/50 chance it'll be released NOT in Spring.

What I'm hopin' for: I would like to see some announcements for the future, maybe into early summer, like eshop and if a LOAD of VC games (C'mon Nintendo, give everyone a merry jolly christmas and release 50 VC games). Revealing A new Smash Bros 4 character. Another Nice Christmas gesture.



AJWolfTill said:

Surely there will be some new anouncements? We hardly know any upcoming Wii U games now. I'm not going to get my hopes too high, chances are they will anounce some sort of Mario Sport game if anything. I do think it's time for Nintendo to show us the game which really sells the controller though.



allav866 said:

Has anyone else noticed that Sakurai hasn't announced another character for Smash Bros. this month? I'm thinking we might see something tomorrow...



marko said:

Nice a nintendo direct!! Please surprise us Nintendo, Don't make this a wii sports and wii fit direct.
Give people a reason to buy wii u



Stubborn_Monkey said:

Little Known Fact: That accent is just part of the show. In real life, Satoru Iwata speaks English with flawless Received Pronunciation.



TristanRW said:

I'm really looking forward to this Nintendo Direct. Please bring us some release dates Nintendo so we can all start saving up and also announce some new games too. Please more info on X.



2Sang said:

@KalosN If Nintendo can do what they did in January, they'll get themselves back in the game. They'll of course have to follow up with an amazing e3.



electrolite77 said:

Release dates please. Dates earlier than expected packing the first half of the year and reassuring us that surprises are on the way for the 2nd half of the year and there's more than 7 games in the works.

As a bonus, Mario Golf being on both consoles with a first stab at Crossbuy/Crossplay.



Intrepid said:

Completely unrealistic, but the one game I want more than anything would be a new Advance Wars. I don't care if it is a sequel to Dual Strike or Days of Ruin, or whether it is on the 3DS or WiiU (which is possible now with the Gamepad), but it needs to be made. It is long over due.

Most likely though, it will just be about previously announced games like DK, MK8, Mario Golf, and Kirby Triple Threat. Not as exciting to me, but we'll just have to wait and see.



Gold said:

My predictions :
1. Donkey Kong Country TF New trailer
2. Mario Kart 8 New footage
3. Bayo2 trailer
4. Kirby TD Release Date + New Trailer
6. Smash Bros. U/3D character or maybe newcomer
7. Flipnote 3D Western Details
8. (This is for the people) ***FINISH UP THOSE NES AND SNES VC TITLES***



SomeBitTripFan said:

My mother's uncle's nephew's pet jellyfish's cousin's sister's uncle's owner's best friend's co-worker's sister, who works at Nintendo said Zelda U, Metroid Prime 4, and Ice Climbers would be revealed tomorrow.



gregrout said:

Yes, Advanced Wars is a series sorely missing on the 3DS. I wish they'd look into older IPs... (The did the whole "Age Of Empires/Mythology" on the DS). I think the closest to that genre on the 3DS is Tom Clancey's Shadow Wars which is a pretty good game.



Kmno said:

Whatever they announce I really hope it is new games especially for the Wii U because it needs as many interesting games as it can get ASAP.



Muyounosuke said:

I wonder if we will see an update regarding Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, It's been awhile since we have last heard any news.



DreamOn said:

Mario Golf. All I need from this company. Bring me a new promise of its arrival, Iwata! Reggie! Bill!



Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

Dear Nintendo;

Please please please give us Westerners DQ VII on 3DS!!! Pretty please? Also, more great Wii U games are always wanted and appreciated.

Elvin Gadd



MAN1AC said:

what's with all the negativity? Nintendo usually has surprise announcements and at the very least we'll get some updates on major Spring 14' games.



JaxonH said:

So what? Who cares how much it's selling, unless you're just some fanboy counting consoles to flaunt it in other gamers' faces...

We care about GAMES, not sales. Get your priorities straight. This isn't an investment site, it's a FAN site. Because we love the games Nintendo makes, whether they're selling well or not. Wii U may be Nintendo's worst selling console (thus far) but it's by far Nintendo's funnest console.



2Sang said:

@VictahVonDoom True, it's obvious nintendo is failing badly. Not to get too hyped, but I think they're going to go nuclear tomorrow and release a lot of solid stuff.



MaverickHunterX said:

My guess would be:

Jan- WiiU Fit & WiiU Sports Club(retail)
Feb- DKC:Tropical Freeze & Bravely Default
Mar- Mario Kart 8 & Mario Golf 3DS
Apr- Bayonetta 2 & Kirby:Triple Deluxe
May- Monolithsoft's X & Yoshi's Island 3DS.

Some SMT X Fire Emblem would be nice, but I doubt that.
We'll see tomorrow.



Twilight_Crow said:

I expect new trailers and release dates (mentioned over and over and over...) for the games we know are coming, maybe some Christmas deal, nothing more.



KillerGBH said:

i wish they release donkey kong country 1-2-3 on Wii U vc , with a promotion u buy 2 and get the last one free ^^ would be nice to play that while waiting tropical freeze



JaxonH said:

I'm starting to realize that negativity is the typical Nintendo fan's modus operandi. And apparently a good portion of the fans have invested serious capital with Nintendo, seeing as they're more concerned with how a console is selling than how fun it is.

I'm excited to get some more info on what's coming. I wouldn't expect for any new games to be announced when there's so many in the pipeline that haven't yet released, so I would advise people to not get their hopes up in that respect. But I'm really excited for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, like, REALLY excited. It's probably my number 1 anticipated game of 2014.



Matts14 said:

Nintendo needs an RTS it would work brilliantly with the game pad serving as a map of troops movements and being able to easily assign specific units to different regiments. And I'm sure a whole host of things I haven't thought of.



Haxonberik said:

I was really excited to see this since I was taking a day off from school due to a leg operation, but it turns out the operation is going to be at the same time than the Nintendo Direct :/



Melkaticox said:

No christmas direct...?
But seriously...that's such a missed opportunity.

9 am Eastern, 9:30 A.M. here in Venezuela. Got it.



Yoshis_VGM said:

I totally called it! I just knew there would be a Nintendo Direct tomorrow. I desperately want to see more of Mario Kart 8...



IceClimbers said:

@MaverickHunterX I highly doubt X is coming in Spring. I don't expect that game until August/September. Bayonetta 2 is probably April's game. Yarn Yoshi might be May's game.



Funny_Moblin said:

Yessssssss!!!! tomorrow we will see footage of Super Mario's Den: Forgotten Twin Keys!!!!!!




Oubie said:

@NavySpheal Ahh...forgot to mention it's not out in Europe, just like Shin Megami Tensei IV isn't released yet in Europe. I edited my comment



WaveGhoul said:

While I'm sure Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze will be a great game, it's just a little....well, generic in terms of it's art direction. It's 'expected' which goes against what everything Nintendo used to be which was UNexpected. Wouldn't it of been cool had they done something similar with the SNES Donkey Kong Country games visually speaking but with the power of the Wii U? Nintendo needs to experiment more with different styles rather than giving us the plastic 'n pretty treatment. GoodFeel seems to be the most experimental of the bunch...Looks at Epic Yarn & Wario Land Shake it!



Luigi789 said:

im excited but not too excited remember what happened in VGX when people got overexcited lol and got disappointed u don't want that to happen again



MeWario said:

All I want is some sort of virtual console announcement. Like N64 games or GBA games. I know that would be a huge surprise from Nintendo, but occasionally they do surprise me!



SparkOfSpirit said:

@MeWario Ha! They just announced MSX and PC-Engine for the Wii-U VC in Japan and PC-Engine for the 3DS as well. Good timing!

Now we just have to wait for it to get announced here. Hopefully this means more systems are FINALLY on the way.



FilmerNgameR said:

I'll be pist off if the next Sonic game is a weird Nintendo exclusive spin off with out Shadow, Knuckles, or Blaze being in it and also playable even worse if the gameplay is more worse than Sonic Lost World's(great game by the way) . Just make Sonic Adventure 3 or Shadow the Hedgehog 2 I want to see Shadow be a bad@$$ again.



Nico07 said:

@Gerbwmu Mario Kart and Donkey Kong are all that I'm expecting, though an early summer release of Smash Bros would be great. A new franchise or a new installment of an existing one would be better. And if a new Wii Sports Club sport (such as golf) was available immediately after the broadcast that would be super. I'm kind of glad that it is airing at 6 a.m. Pacific time as that will give me a chance to watch the broadcast before heading out the door to work.



Funny_Moblin said:

I'm pretty impressed with you guys. Everyone ignored my link to a spoof of Banjo-Kazooie on Youtube, a question that I have asked, and some fake excitement for a non-existing Mario game.

Good job guys, you stay focused on the topic at hand hahaha. Prepared to not let any Microsoft or Sony fanboy distract you.

And I have the most bizarre guess that this post will be ignored too.

Good job, heh..



SphericalCrusher said:

Kinda glad they sort of left it open-ended this time, instead of specifically saying what it will be about (and people still complain WiiU Zelda is not announced even when they say its only about existing 3DS titles rofl)

As far as what this will be about... I am really hoping for new info on Monolith's X, and maybe a Metroid announcement! I would also love a 3D Kirby on WiiU among other things.



boynerdrambling said:

Obviously we'll get mario kart and donkey kong info for the wii u plus kirby and yoshis new island info for the 3DS, those are a given. Probably get Golf for Wii Sports Club.

If we're lucky we'll get some updates on any of the following: Bayonetta 2, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, X, Smash and Yarn Yoshi. Maybe find out when the hell N64 and GBA games will show up. And maybe even a new Wii U game reveal, since the last few 3DS directs have launched new games. I doubt it, but crazier things have happened. Not gonna get hyped.

Whats NOT gonna be shown or announced: Metroid, Zelda, F-Zero, Starfox.



NavySpheal said:

@Oubie I'm sorry I did not realize that! I don't understand the time it takes to release games in the UK, they're already in English, is it legal rights, the rating system, etc? Or is Nintendo just lazy?



OGGamer said:

"Starting in january the wii u VC will have sega saturn , dreamcast , n64 , and gamecube games "and " as a reward to all of our loyal fans the metroid prime trilogy HD remake will be available for download the first of january"

Love ,
Reggie and Nintendo



Tsuchinoko said:

I didn't see every single comment, so I don't know if this was announced, but we are having a Nintendo Direct in Japan too, at 23:00. There might be some new games announced, and they might give the PC Engine a mention as well since that was put up on the update list for next weeks VC.



Tsuchinoko said:

I really don't think there will be any news on SSB, even just an update if this is really about Spring 2014 games, and the officially denied a spring release.

I'm actually hoping for some news on Theatrhythm FF Curtain Call, since we haven't had any news on that since it was first announced, and currently it is still listed as a spring game. Yoshi's New Island news would be nice too.



NintyMan said:

Sakurai has made a tease with his Smash Bros. Pic of the Day.
"N-now wait a second, let's talk this through! We don't wanna miss today's Nintendo Direct, right?"
Could this be a newcomer announcement?



Jayvir said:

All I want is X due out sometime this year, preferably the first half since it looked so good and polished last time we saw it. Anything else is a plus



andreoni79 said:

@DarkwingLz The pal version of games like SMT: Soul Hackers and Etrian Odissey are only in english. No extra language. Bet will be the same with SMT IV.
@mullen I forgot to say "for the Wii U". I want to play a big, beautiful jrpg on my hdtv. I found Resonance of Fate and many others old jrpgs for my 360, $ 10 each. A 3ds game would cost me as 6 of them...



WanderingPB said:

Honestly I am not assuming anything with this direct just waiting to see what's going to be announced because i don't want to be disappointed…but I'd be happy with some new trailers and release dates of games we already know about and of course any new games announced would be sweet!



The-Chosen-one said:

You know what i also miss on wii U? is a naruto game.
and i want it to be developed by: Eighting again. i loved both naruto games i loved the storm games and the Gekitou ninja taisen games.



Tsuchinoko said:

@WanderingPB Well, if you know what games for the respective regions are already scheduled to come out, then just expect videos and info on those games, because more often than not, the Directs are for reminding people that those games are coming out, and giving people that are interested more info on them. Its better to not expect "new" game info, but if you know the theme or release window that they will cover, then you can expect to see games from that release window to be shown in the video. That's why, for the Japanese ND, I am thinking they might show info for the Theatrhythm sequel. Its reasonable. And if they show an entirely new game or something I was not expecting (like if the PC Engine games that were announced rather quietly in Japan through the regular VC update for the following week, I mean seriously, if you look at the site they make no special announcement of it, but its the first new console on the systems VC in quite a long time, were announced in the Direct rather than how they were announced) then its a nice surprise and makes you happy right? Anyway, its best to just look at the games that are coming out in your region for spring so you can know what to expect for the video!



FX102A said:

Anything X related, I can only watch the E3 trailer so many times!

Ok, maybe once more...



Moshugan said:

@Mary_Yati Would be good, but ain't gonna happen.
But on the subject, I do hope that they'll show more of the 3D Yarn Yoshi game shown a while ago!



rjejr said:

Il dlike to amend my comment from yesterday when I wote this:

I only wish it was for "early 2014" or "1st half of 2014" feels like they are blowing off Jan, Feb. and most of March w/ a "spring" designation. And considering the number of delays the Wii U has had I'm thinking "spring" really means "summer". Though I suppose DKTF covers winter.

The ND video place holder says "through" spring 2014, which is very different than the article title which just says "coming Spring 2014". Win 1 for Nintendo. Maybe we'll get Yoshi's Yarn Planet or Kirby 3DS in the winter months along w/ DK. 1 can hope.



Matts14 said:

@IceClimbers I mean more of a midd evil game like stronghold crusaders except with a story and a more hands on approach (which is kinda like pikmin) a strategy game that takes in to account factors like terrain and morel. Instead of one unit always has an advantage against another.

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