It's been a long wait since the last broadcast on 14th January, but we finally have a date and time for the next Nintendo Direct broadcast. It's happening on 1st April at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK / midnight CET; no, it's not an April Fools prank!
Though there have been major announcements and releases since the last Direct - we had the New Nintendo 3DS Western launch on 13th February and the recent deal and smart device plans with DeNA - there's been an undoubted gulf of information to excite dedicated fans. Some releases and snippets of information have helped, but the glut of hype that comes with a Nintendo Direct will certainly be welcome.
As for what this one is all about, Nintendo's announcement says it's focused on upcoming 3DS and Wii U titles; Nintendo of America shared the following humorous tweet, also confirming a Nintendo Treehouse stream after the main event.
The recent delay of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U makes this an ideal pre-E3 opportunity to remind gamers of the various reasons they should be excited about the Wii U in 2015, while more 3DS project details will certainly be welcome.
How hyped are you for this Nintendo Direct, then, on a scale of 1 to 10? Let us know, and don't forget that we'll be providing live streams, blogs, news and editorial content right here on Nintendo Life as it all happens.
Just to make the hype that bit more real, below is a countdown that Nintendo has already kicked off on its Japanese YouTube channel!
We have definitive confirmation that the European and North American broadcasts will have key differences from each other, as is the normal trend. The North American broadcast will have a Treehouse stream after it's finished, while Nintendo of Europe has issued a press release to confirm that the region's President - Satoru Shibata - will be hosting segments specific to the territory. We'll be live streaming and blogging both separately here at Nintendo Life.