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Simultaneous NoE & NoA Nintendo Directs - 5th December (9AM PT, 5PM GMT)
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December 04, 2012, 12:30:12
NoE have announced a Nintendo Direct will air on the 5th December at 5pm GMT. In it Satoru Shibata will discuss Wii U and 3DS games for the remainder of 2012 and early 2013. The Nintendo Direct can be found at the link here

NoA have also announced a Nintendo Direct taking place at the same time 9AM PT. You will be able to catch the stream here.

Lets hope we get some new game announcements, Yoshi's land anyone?

Japan also had a Nintendo Direct. Video and details below, courtesy of GoNintendo.

- LEGO City Undercover release date TBA in Japan
- FIFA 13 12/8, 7665 yen. Mass Effect 3 12/8, 6090 yen. MH3 12/8, 4800 yen.
- Ninja Gaiden 3 12/8, 7140 yen. Musou Orochi 2 Hyper 12/8, 7140 yen. #NSMBU 12/8, 5985 yen.
- Nintendo Land 12/8, 4935 yen. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Ed. 12/8, 6980 yen.
- Nintendo is starting their own dedicated NSMBU YT channel
- Game & Wario has 16 mini-games, all playable with GamePad only, by up to 5 players.
- one Game and Wario game: Pretend to be asleep while your mother is walking by the window or peeks in the door.
- Game and Wario is due out in Japan early 2013
- Pikmin 3 due out Spring 2013
- Rayman Legends will be published by Nintendo
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II hits Japan on Dec. 20th
- Dragon Quest X due out on Wii U in 2013
- DQX to be available on disk and as a download on the eShop
- Wii U Panorama View due out on eShop in 2013
- Google Maps to be viewable on GamePad in the same way as Panorama View. Google Maps on #WiiU will go up around the end of January, and will be free through the end of March

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Posted: 12/04/12, 12:30:12  - Edited by 
 on: 12/05/12, 16:10:17    
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That sucks that Pikmin is delayed. It was the one big game I was planing on buying next.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 20:05:37
HarmoKnight! That's something.

But yeah, the coming months seem pretty bare. I got lots of catching up to do, but Nintendo shouldn't use that as an excuse!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 20:08:05
Pikmin 3 noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Honestly though I don't mind, I need to get back into Xenoblade anyway.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 20:14:57
I'd rather Pikmin 3 get delayed as opposed to rushed. I don't have a Wii U yet though

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 20:17:13
Pikmin 3 better be fucking good. How long has it been in development? It was first mentioned by Miyamoto in 2008. At the very least I expect lots of modes, so that the game can appease both the fans of the original and the sequel.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 20:21:55
yawn. I was expecting Animal crossing, Yoshi wii u, Tvii date, maybe some kind of announcement....

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 20:53:40
@CPA Wei Well, me too of course. Still, that doesn't leave much i the upcoming months that I'm excited about. But it's fine. I'm starting to just look at buying a console at launch as a "soft launch" type deal anyway. It usually takes a bit before the best stuff pours out.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 21:02:52
Yes, the lack of TVii was really surprising. Guess we can assume it's delayed!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 21:10:15
It's a good idea not to get your hopes too high for these unless they're major console details (3DS, Wii U's pre-release stuff). They're meant to be chunks of Nintendo updates and rarely have really big game announcements. Q1 and 2 are usually slower for the game industry--things heat up with E3, as always.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 21:19:12
Lego city, rayman, wii fit u, wonderful 101, and pikmin 3 are being spaced out ruthlessly.

@VickiL grr

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 21:31:42  - Edited by 
 on: 12/05/12, 23:05:16
I'm a little surprised that TVii wasn't mentioned at all...

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 21:50:14
Harmoknight coming to NA! I'm satisfied.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 22:08:00
Definitely interested in that HarmoKnight game. I dig me some rhythm games.

It's funny, because the music/rhythm games from last gen largely used "real" songs (i.e. stuff you'd hear on the radio). The Guitar Hero, Rock Band games all did, as well as Elite Beat Agents. Even Jam With The Band used songs like that, though it was only instrumental. (the outlier of this group is Rhythm Heaven, but it's only one exception)

But this gen, all the music games use their own soundtrack. Rhythm Thief, Theatrhythm and now HarmoKnight. Interesting.

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 23:38:52
Haha, why were some of you guys expecting a ton of new games to be mentioned? Did you fall for Mop's "joke?" (now I really dont' know) post? I expected "release dates" and maybe some stuff about TVii. I don't know, men (and women).. I mean, we're still in Month 1.

Is anyone getting rad Ninja Gaiden? That might be a Christmas choice for me. And Warriors Orochi.


Hey, if E3 has taught us something, people don't care about games being announced WAY before they come out. You/we can thank everyone who has let them know that they're ok with that stuff. I would've been content with Pikmin 3 being mentioned just once this past year.

Posted by 
 on: 12/06/12, 00:33:13

I love it.

Though I'm a little disappointed that they went with a vegetable.

Posted by 
 on: 12/06/12, 02:32:44
Pretty sure Pikmin is done. But if the Wii U is selling out they will wait to push its momentum afterwards. They can't wait forever, but delaying for a few months definitely makes the most sense.

I bet Lego is just still tweaking things, and I am sure Nintendo is trying to get P-100 and Lego to not release right next to each other and telling them to wait and be patient. I don't like it, but I understand. Also, the more they can push back without effecting Wii U sales the bigger E3 will be announcing new stuff. Unfortunately, they are getting just too good at realizing they need to release at most 3 games per year. That said, I don't have all the coins in Mario yet and I still need some stars in Nintendo-Land. I think I will be okay.


Posted by 
 on: 12/06/12, 17:54:50
I was waiting on Wonderful 101 in the New Year but now it looks like it may be pushed back and Lego will be out first. Smart move Nintendo as that is probably where my money will go. Lego in Feb, Monster Hunter in March and then Wonderful 101 in April, Pikmin 3 in May ready for E3 in June.

That is how I see it going.

Posted by 
 on: 12/06/12, 17:58:57
I have Ninja Gaiden 3 on Wii U. It's actually pretty fun but holy crap is it hard. I remember eventually finishing the "first" game on the Xbox, but I'm having trouble pretty early on in this one.

Posted by 
 on: 12/06/12, 18:02:07
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