Nintendo Letter Box, or Swapnote to use its snappier title, has already been used by Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime to remind 3DS owners about upcoming Nintendo Direct events, while Eiji Aonuma dropped a note to tease more Zelda games. Now it's the turn of Nintendo Europe boss Satoru Shibata, spreading the news with a letter to European gamers about the upcoming Nintendo Direct show, at 1pm Central European Time/12pm midday UK Time on Saturday 21st April.

It must be said that Shibata boasts fairly neat writing in comparison to his contemporaries, and even has an AR card photo of his Mii on the first page. The final page is also charming: "I hope that you'll enjoy it!! even if my English is not good...", followed by a smiley face, of course.

It's nice to see messages from the top-brass in Nintendo through Swapnote, not only as a Nintendo Direct reminder but as a personal touch. If you want to see Saturday's broadcast live, don't forget to go to We will, of course, bring you the biggest news as it happens here on Nintendo Life.