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Nintendo Direct Wednesday December 18th, 9:00 AM EST - Wii U/3DS Software
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December 17, 2013, 16:15:20
 
Nintendo is streaming a Nintendo Direct tomorrow focused on Wii U and 3DS software launching through Spring 2014.

Usually they specify if they're talking about previously announced software and they don't here so we might see something new!

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Posted: 12/17/13, 16:15:20  - Edited by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:16:04    
 
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Did they specify they had new software to show when we got X, Zelda and Kirby?


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:16:56
Wednesdayton! Wednesdayton!


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:17:55
I'm expecting to be disappointed on the Wii U front. I guess I'll be disappointed by 3DS as well because I've lost hope in DQ7 coming to America.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:19:57
One thing I really like about the directs is the short lead-up to them. Spring 2014 probably means we will be seeing more about DK and Kart. Not sure what there could be on the 3DS front.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:23:09
I'm looking forward to this Direct. Didn't Iwata say he'd do something drastic if the Wii U underperformed this season, or was that just a rumor? I imagine Nintendo might be getting desperate at this point and will want to show off some big guns. At least, I hope so.

DKC is a given, and MK7 probably too. I still feel like X is an eternity away, although we may see a new fighter in Smash Bros. I'm not sure what's coming out on the 3DS front--maybe Layton vs. AA?


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:26:30
@Stephen

Bravely Default for sure. I wouldn't mind not getting much so that I have time to clear out a few games.

With Reggie teasing Metroid at the VGXs, I hope we get something on that.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:27:07  - Edited by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:27:57
In all honesty, I'm not even remotely hyped for this. They just gonna show games we already know about.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:32:38
Not to be a downer here but keep in mind the focus is software releasing in Spring 2014. I seriously doubt a new Metroid game gets announced and releases by then. I wouldn't even count on Smash Bros being talked about in any great capacity.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:35:02
@Stephen

Yeah but this wouldn't be the first time Nintendo pulls a surprise on us. I'm definitely not getting my hopes up for it but Reggie's tease still has me excited at it being announced soon.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:39:42
A wild @Scrawnton appeared!

Not anticipating much from this, but I'll still watch.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:42:00  - Edited by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:55:39
@ludist210 I come and go as I please. But I'm always here on your hearts.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:53:34
@Scrawnton

Well come back more often...and finish up Final Fantasy XIII-2 already! Lightning Returns is just around the corner.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 16:56:10
@ludist210 I'm 16 hours in collecting graviton pieces.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 17:24:05
I imagine it'll be big on DKC info, which is fine for me. Hopefully not quite as spoiler-riffic as the Mario one, though.

I dunno. Even the less good Directs have been pretty fun. Best not to get the hopes up too high, because these can go anywhere.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 17:56:31  - Edited by 
 on: 12/17/13, 17:56:59
This is simultaneous worldwide, could mean a big announcement! My body is ready, as always. I'll be able to tune in live, too!


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 19:11:22
They are announcing that there is a fourth playable character in Donkey Kong. A familiar, old returning character. You read it here first.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 19:18:04
@shinriley
I doubt it. They obviously have more than just DK and MK7 coming, otherwise it'd look really really bad. Shouldn't this basically be the equivalent to the amazing Direct we got at the beginning of the year?

If they're smart they'll showcase new footage of basically every game we know about at the very least, even if they're further from release like Smash or X. There probably won't be many major Directs until E3 (maybe one or two more) so they need to throw us some bones.

We also need to know what's going on with the Yoshi game. I assume whatever it is has seen some kind of overhaul.

I'd hope for a new game reveal or two, or at least solid hints or confirmations for E3 appearances. Maybe a DLC announcement?

Either way Nintendo should stop fucking around here soon. It seems this Direct is coming early or something because I expected a New Year's Direct to show us a bunch of new. Unless that Direct will also still happen and maybe sort of cover the whole year?

I expect bombs and I better get them.

r_hjort said:
Wednesdayton! Wednesdayton!
Wow that goes back a ways. Love that image. What's the story behind it anyway? I loved the one where somebody shopped the Thursdayton onto it.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 19:38:51  - Edited by 
 on: 12/17/13, 19:42:03
Would love to see MK8 locked in for Spring.

Btw, saying a Direct will be about a specific period of releases has never stopped them from announcing new stuff. You just can't count on it.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 20:08:36
As I said in the OP, last time they specifically said: "We will share new details on previously announced software for the 3DS launching through early 2014." This time they don't say anything about whether the software has been announced or not so I think that gives us hope.

That said, Carlos is overhyping as usual.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 20:16:47
F-Zero UX
Metroid Prime IV
StarFox by Treasure
1080 Snowboarding U
WaveRace U
Excite Bots 2
Sega 3rd game: Shenmue 3

I think that should suffice. Anything less will be a disappointment.


Posted by 
 on: 12/17/13, 20:22:32
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