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Posted by Thomas Whitehead

The first Nintendo Direct of 2014 is confirmed for Thursday 13th February at 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 10pm UK, 11pm Europe; that time suggests that the company aims to reach more people, rather than the standard broadcast at around 10am Eastern. The broadcasts will be a little different per region, too, with Satoru Shibata confirmed to be sharing hosting duties with Satoru Iwata in Europe, while Nintendo of America will have its own segments.

We've embedded the YouTube vid now, to actually watch it.

Well that went well... The EU stream was a bit of a nightmare, NA fared better with YouTube. We'll replace with the YT channel ASAP and start writing up what happened.

Battle system is based on that from Xenoblade Chronicles.

Now X is playing, at least in the few seconds we could see.

NES Remix 2 comes to Europe on 25th April.

NES Remix on show, DLC?

Well, there have been some problems, now we're seeing Tropical Freeze footage.

Flutter Wings will kick in if you're struggling, allow constant flying.

Metal eggs look deadly, that's for sure. Transformations include jackhammer, submarine, using gyro controls.

Now we're onto Yoshi's New Island.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe arrives in Europe on 16th May.

Key chains can be gained through StreetPass, Waddle-Dee provides helpful items that, with StreetPass data, are even better.

Collectibles include 8-bit key chains, sand stones too.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe time, this also looks rather awesome.

Mario Golf: World Tour confirmed for 2nd May in Europe.

It's called Castle Club, includes training.

Mario Golf, a new Single Player mode that allows you to play as your Mii. Looks fun.

Little Mac is confirmed for Smash Bros.

This is rather awesome, yes? Lovely footage.

Little Mac, Smash Bros., it's happening.

It begins...

Under five minutes. If your snacks aren't in, you've left it late.


ThomasBW84 said:

Ten minutes, I hope Nintendo announces a release date for X. Inject the code for that game into my veins.

15 minutes to go, which Nintendo toys will feature on Shibata-san's desk?


ThomasBW84 said:

If a Retro Metroid game is announced (VERY unlikely), I'll lose it. All subsequent updates would be dshdsjghdfbvdjfvberkbv

30 minutes to go, we have the live stream and irreverent commentary...

50 minutes to go, let's make insane-unlikely-to-actually-happen predictions!

The broadcast will start 2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern, 10pm UK, 11pm Europe


ThomasBW84 said:

Alright, let the anticipation and hype train begin!