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
Well we haven't had a date on TVii for Europe yet, just a vague mention that it will be sometime in 2013, I would speculate though that neither NoA or NoE wants to let the other have exclusivity over an announcement and that is the reason that both Directs air at the same time. Here's hoping anyway.
Does Nintendo ever announce new games in December? I feel like their logic (sound or not) would be that this would take attention away from the games that you could actually buy during the holidays.
Then again, this seems to be mostly about games that won't be releasing in time for Christmas. Hmm. And announcing more games could create more interest in the console itself, and lead to more Christmas sales that way.
Either way, "fresh look" to me sounds like no new game announcements. But it'd be nice to see a bit more of what we do know is coming.
I was expecting TVii. I was hoping for information about the download bonus system and about games next year, like Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101. If I was really out-of-touch with reality, confirmation of Yoshi's Land or whatever Retro is doing.
Looks like I might get my dreams this time! Lucky!