Following the recent Pokémon Direct and reveal of Pokémon Sun and Moon, Nintendo has opted to maintain momentum and hype with a fresh Nintendo Direct focused on Wii U and 3DS.
As you can see below, this will be focused on Spring and Summer releases and is going down on 3rd March at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 10pm UK / 11pm CET - there'll be separate broadcasts for Europe and North America running at the same time. It's also been confirmed that there will not be any news on mobile games or NX.
It's certainly pleasing news to have more Wii U and 3DS news on the way. We can likely expect final details on the likes of Star Fox Zero (still without a full release date in Europe) along with other confirmed releases, while a surprise or two is surely on the cards. In addition European news on a Fire Emblem Fates release date will hopefully be forthcoming.
As always we'll be streaming both broadcasts with live blogs, covering the news and providing our usual batch of editorials. We hope you'll join us, but in the meantime let us know what you hope to see in the comments below.
Come on FE Fates release date and Groose for Hyrule Warriors!
That's more like it.
Hopefully their second direct of the year is more than 6 minutes and has real info and not just logos and them saying they are making games.
@DiscoGentleman He is a good looking man. The Nintendo fangirls and gay dudes won't have any man candy to look at during the Treehouses and Directs.
Good. Now maybe people will shut up.
Oh who am I kidding. They never will.
@Grumblevolcano I hadn't thought of that and it would be amazing XD bring on Groose!
Confirmed no nxor mobile updates. Are they just gonna stealth release miitomo?
Finally, and pretty early in the month too.
@WireWare Of course.
@ikki5 I can guarantee that it will be longer than 6 minutes and it will have real info and not just logos and them saying they are making games.
Dunno why that announcement has got your rag.
Long time coming. I'm good with quarterly directs if they keep them up. Bimonthly is better though.
I want to get some some new game info and Details about my Nintendo and Miitomo.
That is perfect! Plus, I'm not working any more so I will be able to watch it.
We need more info on Genei Ibun Roku #FE!
Cool. I'm close to 100-percenting XCX so I could slowly start to conform to life as usual with some new games.
@WireWare Wow, bet you're fun at parties...
huh. well that was unexpected.
Finally! We need some release-dates!
On a side-note: Miitomo and Mynintendo are officialy out, right? Why is Nintendo so tight-lipped about those? Very strange!
Could not possibly shovel enough coal to fuel the hype train right now.
If they don't mention a single RPG, I'll be excited. As someone who isn't into that genre at all, these past few months have been really dry for me.
It's gonna say "tomorrow, zelda" and then "bye bye".
I feel this will focus a lot on My Nintendo accounts (flipnote release EU maybe) and Star Fox amiibo.
The Pokemon Direct left a very sour taste in my mouth, this should sweeten things back up again.
@erv lol. I can see it now.
"Zelda TPHD comes out tomorrow. Buy it. Bye"
SNES for 3ds vc and pokemon gold,silver and Crystal.Also the hype train is leaving the station. All aboard. Have you tickets ready.
it's about games for the Wii U and 3DS. There might a little about My Nintendo but Miimoto is a mobile thing so I doubt it will be mentioned. I thought that they would announce a direct soon. I just thought it would explain My Nintendo and when it was coming.
Hurray!! Mario sunshine HD and Captain Toad 2 for 3DS please 😀
There probably won't be much in the way of new content, so don't think I'll stay up to watch.
@Toadsfriend why not sunshine for 3ds too.And Mario maker for new 3ds.
@Mogster Not really. I only come for the food.
Please be loads of desperately needed surprises on new unknown physical and eshop games, mainly for the WiiU, besides Star Fox and Pokken T.
Dragon Quest 7 and 8 3DS release dates PLEASE I don't care about anything else!
Unless of course Groose is added to Hyrule Warriors, however unlikely.
@grumblebuzzz For once I agree, I can't keep up!
I swear to god if the release date of Yokai Watch is pushed back or something. It's due next month! And America's had it since last year!
@readyletsgo Also, what he said.
More delays, yay!
I wonder who will host it
@Grumblevolcano the groose is loose
Excited!. I would be really surprised if we see something of Pokemon Sun and Moon in the direct. Maybe a Detective Pikachu Western announcement?. Hopefully that Paper Mario Wii U rumour is true!
Mother 3 this Thursday anyone?
Ah, this should be nice. Hopefully, there will be a Fates release date... even though I still have more than enough to play in my backlog before I start an entire new Fire Emblem campaign, ahaha.
Here's what I hope for
Mother 3 western release
More fighters for Pokken fighters
A remaster game other the ZELDA.( Mario Sunshine or Luigi's Mansion)
Info on SMxFE
My Nintendo details
That Paper Mario game that was supposed to be announced
Something that's tells us a Metriod game is coming soon
Looking forward to it.
I'm hoping to learn more of games that were currently unannounced. Not setting my hope to high..
FE:fates release date is essential though!
Had a feeling it would be this week!
Need my Nintendo news and new wii u games(s)
Pokemon Direct last week.
General Direct this week.
Is there going to a mobile and NX Direct next week?
Whatever comes in this Direct is sure to be interesting, even if not relevant to me. Just like a magazine, it covers things you wouldn't normally look at, but find yourself interested when you do look.
1 new Wii U game: Paper Mario probably.
Maybe Mother 3 VC? probably another remaster.
Please don't leave me feeling "meh".
-A firm release date for Star Fox, which will again be delayed and pushed back to June/July
-Metroid Prime Federation Force
-Won't happen, but I'm hoping for Monster Hunter!!!!!!!!!!
Because that announcement was a waste of time, showed hardly anything to get excited for and people blew it up way more than it should have been. They could have done so much more but didn't and it really pretty much felt that they don't care what the directs really are. It almost felt like they are just doing it because of people whining for them to do one so they just slap anything in a video and call it a direct.
Excellent! I suspect there will be a separate Direct for miitomo later in the month
This should be good. I never know what to expect from these things, sometimes they're amazing, and other times, I couldn't give a breath of air to what they announce.
That Paper Mario game would be tempting right about now, but then again, I've also a lot if unrealistic expectations such as a new Metroid, or F-Zero game which I'll keep in check.
I will say though, I do expect something for Zelda U finally, given that it has been almost 12 months since the delay was announced. Perhaps maybe even an announcement at the end of the direct for another one in about a months time for Zelda, going through 30th Anniversary plans...
Shin Megami Tensei IV Final news would be nice, though I realise that is more down to Atlus than anything.
Won't be watching it live seeing how I am an early bird. I am expecting a Star Fox delay, more Pokemon, Yokai Watch for the EU version, FE release date for EU, Bravely Second release date for NA, a Pokken trailer. And, of course, Miitomo and My Nintendo as the central point of the direct.
Also - WE NEED MORE MARIO MAKER TOOLS!!!
Yes Yes Yes All Of My Yes.
And it starts just after my classes end!
Yes Yes Yes All Of My Yes.
OH MY GOOOOOOD
I hope they use the opportunity to "finetune" their message on their new account as well as rewards system, plus of course Miitomo. From what I can tell, their communication on these quintessential projects of theirs sofar was the usual mess ...
I need more info about M&S Rio 2016 for Wii U.
It'll be fun, but I'm not going to be hyped for this. I'm doubtful there'll be much in the way of major news until the NX is revealed.
Bayonetta, Corrin and Cloud amiibo release dates, and mooooaaaarrrr amiibo! Zelda line amiibo and Pokémon amiibo cards!? Also the rest of SMB amiibo line?
Please understand, Star Fox Zero delayed till October, and Zelda U coming in 2017.
However we present directly to you, Paper Mario Sticker Star Wii U in May.
Nothing for so long and then 2 Directs in a few days
I'm hoping for a release window for Genei Ibunroku # FE, also ANY kind of info about Zelda U.
Yay Happy Birthday to me!
Heard it here first..............
............................................. Super Mario Galaxy 3!
(kicks the mic into the gobsmacked audience)
@Grumblevolcano They are only talking about 3DS games so it won't be mentioned. I am only joking as a note.
I do hope to see Pokémon Stadium for the WiiU announced and Gold Silver and Crystal being put on the 3DS VC.
Is Shibata wearing a Yokai Watch?!
NX news would be nice. I bet it will just be Star Fox Zero will be announced as delayed and it will just be other news about Amiibo and such, I'm not expecting any new game announcements.
@ArcanineArco Hoping for concrete information on Sun/Moon and a translation for Detective Pikachu were the two things that left people most disappointed about the last Direct. I think it'd be wise not to build up expectations too much again.
Having said that, I'd be interested to find out if and how they localise Detective Pikachu. The reason facial animations sync so well in the existing version in that they used face tracking technology to record them. If they released the game in another language, I wonder if they'd go to the effort of reanimating the faces with the new voice actor.
I could understand Nintendo not announcing anything about the NX, but we're getting a mobile game this month, supposedly. Maybe Nintendo doesn't want to over-hype Miitomo, but I'd at least like to know more about it.
Right, then. Here are my expectations:
-Final confirmation of Star Fox Zero's release date, whether to debunk or confirm the rumors of it being delayed again.
-Information on Mario vs. Donkey Kong, maybe available after Direct?
-Update announcements for previously released games.
-Information on Hyrule Warriors Legends' My Fairy mode.
-Indie Showcase, maybe even a reveal from YCG on the next update for Shovel Knight (It's almost been a year since Plague of Shadows was first announced)
-Metroid Federation Force release window.
-Nintendo Selects announcement
-Surprise new game announcement at the end of the Direct, maybe even footage for Zelda U (hopefully an actual title as well...)
That's about all my tired head can think of.
@countzero No! That's the NX!
@RCMADIAX No NX news makes perfect sense, have to release SFZ first in April, then NX reveal in early May. No mobile news is kind of odd though. Does My Nintendo count as "mobile"? I can't imagine they don't cover My Nintnedo.
@Grumblevolcano Did I win the bet? I was pretty sure I was early March for Pokken, Miitomo and My Nintendo, you were April 1 for yearly consistency. (Though to be fair I picked every week in February as well, but they needed one in early March. )
So are we taking bets on Zelda U FINALLY reemerging?
Oh, and as usual Thursday at 5PM. That happened last time as well, had to rush home to see it. Well at least they are consistent.
My predictions: the Wii u is discontinued and marked down to 199.99.And SNES and GBA for 3ds vc.All Wii u games are ported to the new 3ds.
2 Directs in a week? YESYESYES Give it to me NOW! 😂
People wishing for Zelda, at most, you'll see Twilight Princess, nothing for Zelda U except a possible teaser of nothing since it does say "Summer" for the games it is talking about.
I really hope that there will be a fire emblem fates Europe release
Its the first Direct i dont really have and predictions for.
More stuff that probably wont cut it:
-Zelda News / Title
Probably more Fire Emblem, Bravely Second and Pokemon advertisement
Yeah! Hopefully FE Fates Special Edition pre-orders can go up soon after this. Right now I'm worried about them going up unannounced and missing out.
Woohoo! New game announcements are always appreciated. I'm expecting a Star Fox Zero delay into the summer, and that's okay. It would be a waste of time to do anything except maybe mention that Zelda TP HD is coming March 4, since they've been promoting the hell out of it for the past couple weeks. And I'm not expecting any updates on Zelda U, given that they're only focusing on spring and summer releases. I'm hoping that the Wii U gets some love outside of Zelda TP, Pokken, and SF0. Otherwise, it's going to be a very 3DS-focused Direct.
Picross 3D 2?
Star Fox Zero or Bust...
The Europe Direct is going to discuss Yokai Watch in greater detail than anyone wants, then remind us of TP, Pokken, Project X2 and give far later dates for Star Fox and Fates than we expected. There's a chance for Detective Pikachu and the Mario Vs DK amiibo game, and the last Smash amiibo is a cert. Then probably some more discussion on Mario Maker's last bit of DLC and possibly a sliver more DLC for Spatoon.
It'll be meaty, but I doubt we'll be too surprised.
@WebHead I think they'll have a special Miitomo Direct, it seems like it would need one all on its own.
Well March is already looking better than January and February!
@rjejr I'm thinking we may see as much Zelda U info as we did in the November Direct.
Awesome news to wake up to! The only downside is that I was hoping it would be Friday since I took the day off. Still, 4 PM means that I don't have to wait too long to catch up on the Direct.
If they can skip out on the games that are coming in the next 2 weeks that would be grand! Focus on what we know little of (Star Fox) and things we know nothing about, as well as indies/VC/maybe a few remakes just to keep the release calendar from being a barren wasteland. But unless they spend a great amount of time on Star Fox, this might be more 3DS than Wii U.
Whoa, how many hours?
Give us release dates for SMT X FE and SMT IV Final already!
"I was pretty sure I was early March for Pokken"
@rjejr Though it releases the 18th, so that makes late March, right? Or if you want to be pedantic, middle March?
Probably lots of Yokai Watch and Fire Emblem in the European version. Hopefully a release date for Dragon Quest VII too. I know this is for "spring and summer releases" but perhaps even a trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon. Dare they show any of the elusive Zelda U?
@KingofSaiyans You never know. They might announce something crazy like Paper Mario: Sticker Star 2 (hopefully not)!
Nice! Fire Emblem, Yo-Kai Watch, Dragon Quest, 2nd Nintendo Selects range for Europe being confirmed...I'm hoping for these things!
I feel Star Fox Zero has the most to prove in this direct. I'll be interested to see what they show/don't show.
YES! Now I can get hyped for KAR2! (Which wasn't possible for the Pokemon Direct) Plus, it just so happens I have tomorrow off, so I'm hyped!
Rumored WiiU Paper Mario
Amiibo Centered Game
Next Amiibo Lineup (Very likely)
This time, I'm REALLY hoping for a new line of Mario series amiibo!
FINALLY!!!! A real Direct
I hope for:
Hyrule Warriors 3DS DLC for Wii U
Genei Ibunroku #FE English release date
Unannounced Wii U games (there has to be some)
Zelda Wii U update
Some Virtual Console games! (The Last Story, Mother 3, N64 games!)
@DiscoGentleman I'm there with you
All Nintendo has to do to make me very happy is announce one new major first party 3DS game that is NOT an RPG. I love RPGs, but it is starting to get ridiculous that 90% of all big games coming to the 3DS are RPGs. A sequel to Kirby Triple Deluxe would be nice!
Ace Attorney 6? Dai Gyakuten Saiban? Zero Time Dilemma?
Is it too much to ask for news of the Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem western release?
Yo-kai watch 3ds gameplay for europe
Mother 3 confirmed!
Seriously though, I'd like to hear more about Federation Force.
Nice one,always exciting to see that image when opening NL.The time is not ideal,it's 5am for me but I'll be there fueled by coffee talking nonsense on the live chat.
Glad this is tomorrow and not a week from today or anything. We don't have to wait much.
Unfortunately I work during the Direct but if I leave early I'll be able to catch it right before it starts. It might be a bit ridiculous to hope for some Inazuma Eleven for the US seeing as it's been two years since IE 1 came out, or even Pokemon Sun/Moon footage.
There's that amiibo focused Mario v DK game that Japan got,Mario & Friends I think it's called.I'm sure we'll be seeing that.Hopefully that wont be the only new thing we see.
The pessimist in me says the only reason we are getting this is because of the Pokemon Sun and Moon leak. I mean we were going to get it some time, and right before two Wii U releases in March is as good of time as any. I'll take it.
I imagine we will get a little on Pokken and Twilight Princess. I hope this is not to announce another delay to Star Fox. Shin Megami Tensei would seem to be a given considering the success of Fates. The surprise Wii U game I'm hoping for, but not expecting.
The 3DS has a lot to talk about. I'm sure the Dragon Quests will be in there. Speculation among some of the podcasters that follow this a little more closely is that Federation Force is a summer release. Maybe we hear something on that.
Outside of that, we probably get some Indie Sizzle Reel.
seems like maybe theyve just been waiting so pokémon could have the spotlight. did not expect this so soon after the pokédirect
Disney Art Academy
Mario and Sonic Wii U and 3DS
Maybe a trailer for Sun and Moon
Detective Pikachu Localization
Pokemon Stadium VC on Wii U that works with 3ds red and blue
Gold and Silver announcement for 3DS VC
Paper Mario Wii U
A Mario Sluggers or Strikers game
I think my predictions are reasonable
Here's hoping for a new Golden Sun tomorrow.
What if Zelda Wii U was shown and really just a Wii U game for this year? What if a NX version would arrive in 2017 alongside the NX? Which meand NX won't be out this year. With Zelda on Wii U and Pokémon on 3DS that's a better Holiday line up than last year.
@Whitewatermoose Fire emblem is already released in America. Also I want it in europe
I had a look at the Directs this morning and shouted at my computer screen that Nintendo owes us a Direct. It appears to have worked.
I'll definitely need extra popcorn if Federation Force is shown and it hasn't changed much. I wonder how it will look if they changed it, something akin to Prime Hunters? Or is there a possibility that it has been scraped entirely? There's a lot of intrigue around it still.
@TheAceofMystery Seems like wishful thinking to me. However it would be amazing if they announced GameCube VC! BTW nice profile pic.
@fortius54 But Pokémon sun and Pokémon moon has already been announced by Nintendo last week.
Let's hope it's better than that disaster of a Pokemon Direct last week. Maybe this one will be 8 minutes long!
Before anyone responds, I'm keeping expectations low. It lessens the chance for disappointment. But another Star Fox Zero delay pretty much guarantees disappointment. Wonder if they'll use an old clip of Iwata saying "Please Understand"...
@Senpai_Bruh I think my predictions are reasonable but my hopes are definitely out there
I'd love to see them do a spot dedicated to Hollow Knight. I know Team Cherry has been working on a new trailer, and it is a Wii U exclusive for now (sans PC).
It's the same as every other Nintendo Directs, Hoping for the best but expecting the worst. But for now I'm just relieved and happy to have another. I'm all prepared for disappointments though.
I hope this direct will be good. I've been personally disappointed with Smash Bros Final Presentation and Pokemon directs.
@XCWarrior Agreed. I am hoping this direct will wash out that bad taste in my mouth that the Pokemon and Smash Bros Final Presentations gave me.
Just give me FE:Fates release date, NoE. It's all I want. I don't care if it's 2 minutes long, just as long as they give me a release date, and confirmation of the Special Edition in Europe.
PW6 would also be nice, but I'm more concerned about FEF's release date.
@NintyMan Already confirmed nothing about NX (and mobile).
Only disappointment (and it really wouldn't bother me that much) would be a SF0 delay beyond the April 22nd release date. Beyond that I expect little for surprises. They will talk about Pokken, SF0 and S&M Rio for Wii U. A whole lot of RPG's for 3DS and maybe have a small surprise VC or eShop release for Wii U or a Wii U Zelda short clip.
They will explain the new My Nintendo program as well. Probably 40 mins with about 25 dedicated to 3DS
@TheLastLugia Maybe they removed the Metroid branding?
@Vee_Flames Your avatar fits perfectly with that comment.
@NintendoFan64 Second this.
I wonder if its gonna reveal that detective pokemon game.
Maybe we'll get a release date for Metroid Prime Federation Force ?
Maybe we'll get a release date for Metroid Prime Federation Force ?
Maybe we'll get a release date for Metroid Prime Federation Force ?
Why must the directs always air while I am I'm class ;-; anyways Zelda Wii U footage nintendo plz go big or go home!
All I want is a FE Fates release date and some info on the NX
Pleeease announce Rhythm Heaven The Best +
So 3 minutes long and focused on a handful of 3DS game logos, a minute of Pokken and 20 seconds of Star Fox?
Why have a Direct when less than a million people care about any of the games you could possibly show?
Zelda will stay MIA until the NX is revealed and Star Fox has been a joke.
Aside from Pokken and a new game announcement, what is there for North Anerican gamers?
Europeans will likely get closure on YW and FE: Fates, but these Directs are just live trailers with no real substance.
Anyways, reminder: This is the March/April Direct. This means stall tactics because of E3, so only expect small games and localisations.
Do not expect anything major, ESPECIALLY for Wii U.
-Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge localisation
-Detective Pikachu localisation
-Boxboy 2 localisation
-Twilight Princess HD
-Mario & Sonic Rio (including Wii U version release date)
-Star Fox Zero
-Disney Art Academy
-Metroid Prime Federation Force
-Bravely Second (NA)
-Dragon Quest VII (release date?)
-1 new game announcement (3DS)
-Picross 3D 2 localisation (eShop only most likely).
Not expecting anything on Zelda, Nintendo Account/My Nintendo, and Pokemon Sun/Moon.
Hey, that date is my birthday! Thanks Nintendo!
@IceClimbers I'm expecting 90% 3DS and 10% Wii U.
Summer/spring games huh. What's there to talk about when Wii U is concerned? Star Fox, Pokken tournament... That's about it for announced games, which is quite astounding.
I'm expecting For Wii U - a definite release date for Star Fox Zero along with a new trailer showing polished visuals, Paper Mario announcement along with a teaser and a surprise announcement.
For 3DS - Fire Emblem Fates localization info, some form of JRPG....
VC - Pokemon Gold and Silver
And to end it all, now that Twilight Princess is pretty much out, another Zelda U teaser, just to set the hype train in motion. Possibly a definitive title. I think that they must have a name for it, considering it was due to be released last year.
@G0dlike betcha they won't tell us the real name of Zelda U until a week before release lol
Gosh, everyone keeps saying Nintendo is a lying, cheating scam company. I don't know, I just don't know.
My expectations: I don't have any.
Just gonna let it happen, and see what they have to tell me. That way, I keep possible disappointment down to an absolute minimum whilst still being excited about surprises and other news. I advise some of the other people in the comment section to do the same, because some predictions I'm seeing here are reaching E3 Digital Event levels of outrageousness!
Satoru Shibata's horrible English is more than enough reason for me not to watch this. I was hoping they would have another person to lead the European Directs now, but unfortunately that is not the case.
If anything interesting comes forth from this Direct, it will be posted here in separate articles anyway, so I won't miss out on much.
But will it be longer than 5 minutes?
Looks like @ThomasBW84 and I have a date tomorrow then
This will surely be more exciting than that 5 minute Pokémon Direct.
Project GIANT ROBOT anyone?
They'd be daft to announce a Star Fox delay in a direct. If they've got to delay it do it with as little fuss as possible, don't advertise a special announcement of bad news.
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But in all seriousness I am super excited. Fates release date, Yokai Watch for sure, maybe some Federation Force and who knows, probably a new 3DS or Wii U game in there too. Sure I'll sleep late and be super tired in the morning, but oh boy is it more than worth it. Tomorrow can't come soon enough...
Yes it finally time for a other nintendo direct and i can't wait for what news they will be sharing this time around.
As for what i i am expecting well here is the list.
1 the releasedate for fire emblem fates
2 New amiibo's being announced and release dates for the amiibo figures of cloud , Bayonetta and Corrin
3 News on Star fox
4 A celebration trailer because of the 30th anniversary of the legend of Zelda
5 Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge localisation
6 Detective Pikachu localisation
7 The final dlc contain for Splatoon and announcing the squid sisters amibo
8 info on Metroid Prime FF
9 Mario and sonic at the Olympic games trailer
10 New games announced
11 At least a mention of nx or zelda wii u but no footage
I want a Dragon quest 7 and 8 release date i just hope it wont be a long wait.
Like everyone else, I'm expecting very little from this. Minor updates / release dates for games we already know about, possibly a couple of low-key reveals. They'll be saving up the big guns for E3 at this point.
100% on XCX!? Wow man, that's impressive! Im stuck on the boss Zu Pharg on chapter 10 (?). I'm almost lvl 50 with 4 skells and still cant kill him...
@Henmii Probably because not all of us can have access to them [yet - I hope]. Why brag about something that only half of the region has? That would make the fans angry.
Now that is more like it! A proper Nintendo Direct and we only have to wait one day to see it! I like it when I am surprised like this.
There ain't many surprises now cos everything gets leaked 😒
NO LEAKS NO LEAKS NO LEAKS NO LEAKS NO LEAKS NO LEAKS !!!!
They better announce Rhythm Heaven 3DS and Monster Hunter Stories/X. >_>
Monster Hunter X
Style Savvy 3
@Luna_110 I'd like a NA release date. And Dragon Quest release date(s) too.
As long as there are a few new physical games other than Starfox and Fire Emblem, which we know about, and not just Indie and old Wii Wii U and 3ds games.
Although I'd be happy with Fire Emblem before Easter. And another Mario Kart track.
If there are no more physical Wii U games after Starfox then I would expect an early NX release. If there is another Wii U release then expect a late NX release.
Someone will do some data mining soon enough and let us all know anyway, so no need to speculate really 😛
I wonder if that rumoured Paper Mario game will come to light..
Localization confirmation for DMW2
Release date for DQVII
Release window for SMT x FE
I'd honestly be happy with just those pieces of information.
Rhythm Heaven 3DS and Picross 3D 2 PLEASE Nintendo!!!!!
YES THE HYPEEEE. I'll be streaming this starting at 21:45 tomorrow! I'm incredibly hyped if there's no fire emblem fates euripeon release date I'll be shocked!
@Waluigi I'll bring some flowers.
@DoctorOverbuild I agree with you on the Fire emblem fates, I want a release date so I can get it.
@Whitewatermoose That's fine, don't worry about it, we all make mistakes.
Being in the summer...
And maybe small information of Zelda Wii U, expecting that to be a holiday release, not Summer.
Woohoo can't wait not excepting any surprise's but its a Direct man .
There will most likely be Yo-kai watch news in Europe in the direct because of this image bellow (hope you can see the image)
Give me my Fire Emblem release date please!! 😀
Straight up Metroid Prime Federation Force. I want to know more about it.
@Great_Gonzalez I really want a fates release date as well
I just received an email from Nintendo there informing of tomorrows Direct.That's a first for me and in timely fashion too.
I have very little if any hype for this Direct so there needs to be a big surprise announcement for the Wii U and 3DS, but I am not counting on it.
a damn,i have some stuff to do tomorrow,but i will watch when i come home at night.i hope they upload imediatly after
@candy94 Exactly funnily enough I made a video 2 days ago about it still not having one and Nintendo of Europe being incredibly quiet and now we have a direct haha
Should be an interesting one, given it's not been long after the Pokemon Direct last week.
Long shot but I'm hoping for news on one or two of the below:
Rhythm Heaven The Best + for the West
More Yokai Watch goodness
Pikmin 4 reveal
Detective Pikachu release date (or anything 'mon related)
Disney Art Academy reveal
Monster Hunter Stories (or its Felyne spin off)
@WireWare whens the NX direct? ;D XD i'm sorry
@DoctorOverbuild Ok, I have also pre-ordered yo-kai watch
Oh good, a Direct I can care about
A shame I have a meeting during that time; this whole living in the Pacific time zone is kinda new to me. I'd like a bit more on SMTxFE. I'm good on everything else for now. Trackmania Turbo will get a lot of my gaming time at the end of the month and Fates will give me many hours of fun (sincere apologies, Europe).
@Bennyt I cannot overstate how much fun I've had with the new Rhythm Heaven game. So worth importing.
I'd except to see the final inazuma eleven go game announced for a summer release.
The video looks like it is almost done then all of the sudden they say they have an interview with a new Nintendo collaborator.
Nothing is shown but a red curtain and oh doesn't that voice sound familiar? Low and behold it's Danny Devito!
Fingers crossed that they'll announce some new Wii U games!
If a Paper Mario Wii U game is announced, and it looks like TYD, I will be off-the-walls ecstatic.
If not, I will cry myself to sleep.
There is no in-between.
Man...some people on here have some really good avatar pictures. Haha. As for the Direct...way excited but as they say: "hope for the best, plan for the worst". Praying for some Zelda U news and some new footage for Star Fox to make me excited for it.
@Zapazoid While Thousand Year Door was my favorite game in the series, I don't even care if it doesn't follow that formula. As long as that rumored Paper Mario game isn't just Sticker Star 2, I will be happy.
All aboard the hype train!!!!!!!!!! I hope there's some nice indies and small-type games, whether they are streetpass type games or eshop gems like Box-Boy. (Maybe the sequel?!)
Talk about a missed opportunity.... They need to start talking about NX. They didn't have to show us what the hardware would look like, just simply mention it and show some games. Instead they're going to wait until E3. It's pretty bad that the leaks have provided us with more information on it than Nintendo has.
The only thing I need to get hyped would be:
New Pokken Tournament characters, Metroid Prime: Federation Force info, Pokémon Sun and Moon info (At least show the starters please!), that superhappysingyfireemblempopstar game to be given a release date outside of Japan... because I want it... badly. Unrealistic Expectation: A new Metroid game tease. But I know it won't happen. It never happens.
@Nowi HAHAHAHAHAH! PERFECT.
Going to make a prediction that this will be the final Wii U focused Direct.
E3, and all future Directs will belong to the NX, with some 3DS thrown in, and the only mention of Wii U, will be Zelda's release date.
@Bennyt I think at this point Pikmin 4 is probably for NX.
@NintendoFan64 In my view, if they announce another Paper Mario game that doesn't follow the fantastic TYD RPG formula, that means another 5+ years of no hope for another TYD-style game. That would break my heart lol
It's Metroid time!
It looks like such amazing fun - I'd certainly be tempted to import an Japanese 2ds for it (& several other games of course). Got an NA 2ds along with Yokai Watch & Return to Popo' arriving by end of next week so if it comes across to the West, I'll import it for that (& pick up an EU copy too). Keeping my fingers crossed!
Til then, Project Mirai DX & Rhythm Thief have me covered for my rhythm fix.
More than likely yeah but I wouldn't mind a portable side adventure to it or a spin off etc like something similar to Captain Toad but with a Pikmin setting.
Any Pikmin news is always good news so I'm happy either way
@Zapazoid Yeah...that would suck.
A brand new up to date FaxanadU!!! (probability: 0.175589006% chance)
@Spike6958 I think Pikmin 4 will be a NX release because a while ago Nintendo said they were almost finishing the game but they did not say a release date or what console it would be on
All hype for Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for me at this point! I have lost all enthusiasm for FE Fates, unless the European release is going to be less censored.
Yeah, metroid federation force is ready.
Not expecting too much of any consequence. But yeah I'd love for them to show Metroid Prime Federation Force, just to see the comments section light up...
Can't wait for more info on My Nintendo!
..and you know more on Zelda in 2016 (besides TP HD) is good too.
@Grumblevolcano "Zelda U info"
I think I already answered that somewhere else. This happens every time a new ND gets announced, I have threads going everywhere w/ everyone and I can't keep up.
Repeating myself, but I think it has to end w/ a new Zelda U trailer that ends w/ "Holiday 2016". It just has to, it really does. If it doens't, game is on NX, maybe not this year.
Mother 3. Monster Hunter X to the west. Either one of these will attack me right in the wallet.
Realistically my only expectation is more information about Starfox.
What I find extremely unlikely are new information on Pokemon S&M (otherwise why bother with the announcement?), Pikmin 4 and Paper Mario (which I doubt are Wii U games if they even exist), and anything Zelda U related, because Nintendo for some reason doesn't want to hype up a major release like Zelda for more than a month before release.
@Sir_JBizzle You read it out of context. Not your fault, run-on sentences are kind of my forte.
"I was pretty sure I was early March for Pokken, Miitomo and My Nintendo, you were April 1 for yearly consistency."
Grumble and I have been discussing appropriate ND dates for the past few months now. I've been saying we needed one in early March to cover Pokken, Miitomo and My Ninntedo, Grumble was saying early April after all that released, maybe April 1 like last year. So I wasn't saying Pokken was "early March" - I know it's the 18th, we preordered it awhile back, comes out 3 days after DI:Battlegrounds playset - I was saying my prediction for an ND in early March was correct.
Apologies for boring you w/ that long winded explanation.
Won't be as good as the pokemon direct unless they announced gen 2 VC support.
Won't be as good as the pokemon direct unless they announced gen 2 VC support.
STYLE SAVVEY 3 AND 4 AND 5 YESSSSSS
It's funny to think that this time last year, I was excited for New 3DS, Monster Hunter 4U, Majora's Mask 3D, Codename STEAM, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, and Splatoon through the spring. This year... Fire Emblem & Twilight Princess HD.
Oh well. Maybe this direct will offer something to get hyped about. I'm thinking Mother 3 is a possibility (hope springs eternal), otherwise, I'll settle for some new Zelda U footage and a little more info on Star Fox. Expectations are pretty low, because I'm certain at this point they're saving all the new ideas and announcements for NX. Maybe we'll even get some info on Mighty No. 9, but it's telling that this game, along with Zelda and Star Fox are all games we already know about, but have been repeatedly delayed.
@candy94 Yeah, I'm saying part of the reason we are getting this now is because the leak kind of ruined are surprise. They are trying to appease us. Which I can appreciate.
Outside of Shen Gami, we have seen Directs that had substantial footage of everything that is coming to Wii U. After that game, the surprise game better be there tomorrow, or the Wii U will be a little disappointing unless they pull a shocker with Zelda.
I guess Mother 3 would be okay, but we have already seen hints of that.
@rjejr nah my apologies for butting in. Lol Also, I'm quite used to the long winded explanations. I like them. As always, you're one of the most entertaining commenters here.
After all the doom and gloom surrounding the Wii U in recent months, colour me excited for this! Outside of the obvious ones that will be there like Pokken and Star Fox Zero, I'm curious to see if we get any fresh Wii U announcements like Genei Ibun Roku's release date for NA/EU or even dare I say Paper Mario or Mistwalker's unannounced title.
Here is what I want to see tomorrow.
Twilight Princess HD final news
Pokken final news
Star Fox Zero final news
G/S/C 3DS virtual console w/ release date
Unreleased virtual console content for NoA
More upcoming N64 virtual console releases
Anything else I don't care.
Hopefully it has some release dates and new game announcements.
Maybe that Paper Mario game will be announced?
Well OK. There going to talkabout Pokemon Tekken, Star Fox, Twilight Princess, Fire Emblem /SHImi WII U, and a new IP. Let us be positive.
Hoping for Eu release dates on Fire Emblem, StarFox and SMT x Fire Emblem,
also more gameplay footage on StarFox and Metroid Federation Prime, more surprises would be nice, but I don't see any unannounced games that would launch on these systems being showed tomorrow so close to e3 and NX reveal. They need to get major hype for that system, they'll keep things a secret until they're ready to talk about it. On that note, I predict Bayonetta 3 will be an NX launch tittle, with her being pushed in smash and the last one being exclusive to Nintendo, seems like a franchise to keep around, and its been well over a year since it launched, they can't be just helping out with Starfox.
monster hunter generations for wii u is all i want.
I'm not sure, it's been a while since I checked. At least 180, I'd say.
I'm guessing disappointment with a side of salt.
Oh, yeah. Meant to post this again.
I just want dates. Anything else is gravy. I'm pretty set between pokken this month (I'm getting Zelda but won't be playing it till I get a gaming drought) and I'm still working on FE:fates, Xenoblade x, #FE, and some SFV.
@Souflee Bayonetta only got into Smash because of the ballot though. I think we can safely say those who beat her were troll characters like Shrek and Goku.
They might even start the direct by displaying the heads of the inside sources on spikes, as a warning to others...
OOOOOOh. Mother 3 that is right that is my hope. I already know what I'm getting this year and that is a lot of RPGs for my N3DS.
It's only going to be 5 minutes.
Hahah. Hope not.
There has been a lot to organize under new management, but I still feel it has been too long. Many fans will not be happy with whatever is shown. Just look at some of the hopes in this section. Even when it's announced that it's about Spring and Summer only.
@rjejr Spring and Summer only means nothing significant about Zelda U! What would be better? A small tease and a Holiday 2016 or nothing at all? Because this certainly doesn't seem set up to show anything significant. No matter what they say or do about Zelda I think there's a very good chance of it straddling both Wii U and NX.
inb4 metroid prime federation force.
@NinjaWaddleDee ditto. I overall have extremely low expectations for this honestly. People are really overhyping themselves.
release dates for europe...
some localization games confirmation would be nice like monster hunter stories, disney magical world 2 (that is if will be localized, there is a bit of musical, which may make it difficult to localize it, the game has a lot more than the first one), the new ace attourneys, but not counting on it.
like many already said the big titles will be at E3.
The fact there even is a Direct makes me hyped. Why?
Think about it: E3 is in June. We're just in March.
This Direct is focused on upcoming releases.
They want to get the near-complete stuff out of the way.
We're going to be BLOWN AWAY by Nintendo's performance at E3 2016, you heard it here first! I expect nothing but megaton announcements aside from the NX.
Just gotta wait through a long school day
I know that's Wii U and 3DS, but come on Pokemon GO!
Here's to hoping for one more epic game announcement before the Wii U kicks the bucket!
@Uberchu "Won't be as good as the pokemon direct" ARE YOU CRAZY ARE YOU OUTTA YOUR MIND!!!
Searousky though the Pokemon Direct was meh.
I just got my Skell and now Im trying to wrap my head around this probe placement. i hope im not screwing myself with my placement. Its making me question my every move...Lots and lots (and lots) to go~LOL.
@Grumblevolcano Hoots mon there's Groose loose aboot this hoose!
wine gums fanfare
@Chaoz Yep. There's really no point in getting hyped for things like this. Nintendo hardly ever drops huge bombs in directs. That's what E3 is for. Unless it's E3 2015 for nintendo of course.
Also in relation to your avatar, I wonder when Sonic's 20th anniversary game is going to be shown off. I'm hoping for an excellent Ps4/Xbox One/maybe NX release.
I made sure to lower my expectations before getting on the hype train. If I don't expect something like gameplay, then I won't be disappointed at all! (In all seriousness, I am super excited. If it was a 5 second direct announcing Xenoblade coming to the NA eshop, it would be the best Nintendo Direct in history. However... Nintendo would never do such a smart - I mean silly - thing, wouldn't they? Heck, if they announced they were releasing the same eshop titles for NA and Europe every week from now on, I would be satisfied. But Nintendo is probably going to underwhelm again...)
Star Fox 2 VC release/remake confirmed.
@Thatguywhoeats no i am not read my username and look at the profile pic.
the only way the pokemon direct will be meh is if you gotta transfer pikachu into the new games.
Pikachu 4 lyfe yo!
@liljmoore "Something that's tells us a Metriod game is coming soon"
Yeah, Federation Force!
You mean Miitomo and Mynintendo? Well, you would think that if Miitomo is a big deal, then they would market the hell out of it. As of Mynintendo: Its out in the field (at least in Europe). Is it to much asked to tell us what it exactly is?!
Of course I do, but a Direct coming this much earlier than E3 must mean there are some good news to an extent, enough to grant a Direct itself. The gap between tonight (I'm European) and June is more than enough for Nintendo's E3 to kick a major amount of rear end.
@Lizuka E3 is a completely different situation, most people had realistic expectations for E3 simply because it was E3. If the digital event wasn't at E3 but instead any other time then I'm pretty sure it would've mostly been better received. Of course the big question becomes whether Nintendo will continue that approach this year of treating E3 as if it was just another Direct.
I don't mind Digital Events myself, if only for the sake of the entertainment value provided by non-live-action versions of Miyamoto and Reggie messing around. That said, the news provided by last year's D.E. were nor nearly enough for what gamers expect in June.
@Henmii Both aren't released in the central Europe. I'm not sure if Scandynavian countries got them as well - all I know Scandynavians got the info that they will be launched in March. Meaning that pretty much West Europe can enjoy the features at the time being.
Despite Nintendo Account being shown available at the start in like the whole Europe (as seen here - https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/160203/img/48l.jpg ), it is still unavailable in countries that didn't get Miitomo: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/160203/img/53l.jpg
It isn't the first time when they show something similar in their videos and then there is no effect in reality. I recall that in one Direct they shown Streetpass Relay in my country being to be launched. Nothing like this happened since. It's been like 2 years since that Direct.
I am not sure, but I remember a article on this site that mentioned 16 country's for both Miitomo and Mynintendo. I don't know if the UK is in it, probably not. I live in Holland, and while I registered I didn't get a email yet. So yeah, maybe it isn't even out in my country. Lets call it a VERY soft release!
@oats-81 Probes are quite easy to figure out once you get it but you shouldn't worry about it yet. You can prioritize them later. Have fun with the game and don't worry about stuff. It's a journey, really
@aaronsullivan I wrote my thouhts on Zelda U this morning, in the new article that will have comments just like this article when all is said in done. And the other article as well.
In preparation for Easter I'm going to let you hunt and find it.
Here's a hint, it's comment #3, so you'll see it or you wont.
@whiffy5 That's what I'm stuck doing all day today. Stuck in class waiting patiently for 5 to slowly come
The anticipation is killing me. I have a feeling this Direct is gonna be amazing
Thanks for the advice. I'm loving this game.
@Grumblevolcano That ballot thing, always looked lets say not "transparent" to begin with, I mean there was no rules per say or restrictions, or way of knowing what people were voting for, it all seemed kind random, I don't think Goku was out of limits at all, very well known character, its licensed like crazy, there was a dragonball fighting game announced coming to the 3DS at that time, seemed just as plausible as any other character,
it just feels to me like something that big they wouldn't just put whatever in there, they choose what suits them, putting characters in smash as always worked as a way for them to make the characters they have an invested interest on more known, fire emblem, kid icarus stuff like that, having Bayo 2 exclusive, and having her on smash, I think Bayo 3 exclusive for the NX sounds possible and likely. Nintendo is obviously trying to gather some exclusive franchises that appeal to a more "mature" audience, Xenoblade and Bayonetta, are here to stay as Nintendo series in my opinion.
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