With all of the hype and hoopla around a certain upcoming home console, Nintendo gamers may have been forgiven for wondering about some big release dates for 3DS games this Holiday season. Nintendo of Europe is answering the call, with a full 3DS Nintendo Direct broadcast on the way on Thursday 4th October at 7pm British standard time/8pm central European time.

There'll be a couple of ways to watch the broadcast, either on the Nintendo Direct website or through the Nintendo Direct Ustream channel, and of course you'll be able to find out what's going on here at Nintendo Life.

So, what will we learn? Top of our wish-list is a final EU release date for Paper Mario: Sticker Star, while a host of first and third-party titles still await a date to hit stores. We'd be surprised if a North American equivalent isn't also confirmed soon, but for all of you Europeans, what are you hoping to hear from NoE boss Satoru Shibata?