Nintendo Direct 1302

After a January in which Nintendo's priorities were financial reports and strategies, we finally get to focus on new games once again. 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.

As for the subject matter, both Nintendo of America and Europe have said that it will be "a Nintendo Direct focused on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games launching by the end of spring". That doesn't mean surprises are off the agenda, as the pre-broadcast description is often cautious; at the very least we'd expect to learn more about titles such as Mario Kart 8 and others due in the next few months, vital in terms of filling out the release schedules for the Wii U and 3DS.

As always we'll be providing live and post-broadcast coverage right here on Nintendo Life. So, how hyped are you for the first Nintendo Direct of the year?