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Simultaneous NoE & NoA Nintendo Directs - 5th December (9AM PT, 5PM GMT)
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December 04, 2012, 12:30
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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12/04/12, 12:30   Edited:  12/05/12, 16:10
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That is a ridiculously stupid time for anyone in say...Australia hoping to catch some awesome PAL announcements.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 12:43
Hoping a couple of eShop announcements, and dates for Pikmin, Wonderful 101, Lego and Rayman.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 12:53

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 13:25
Iwata drop the banana?


Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 15:46
Honest question: When was the last time a Nintendo retail game was announced? Nothing since E3, right? (not counting Bayonetta since it's only published by Nintendo)

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 16:01   Edited:  12/04/12, 16:38

I think this is going to be good, NA have one going at exactly the same time, usually means a big reveal.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 17:14
I bet they'll talk about TVii, new games in the eShop(s) right now, a Wii U update is on the way, etc.

I'm not anticipating much, but it might be good.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 17:23

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.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 17:25   Edited:  12/04/12, 17:25

Maybe Fire Emblem: Awakening? It was hinted at in the E3 coverage, but wasn't "officially" announced until a Nintendo Direct video several weeks later.

Anyway, looking forward to the announcements tomorrow!

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 17:28
Moderately hyped. I think it would be a good time to reveal another Wii U game.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 17:49
Got pinged from Facebook about this. Here's what it said:

"Tune in here tomorrow at 9AM PT for a new Nintendo Direct! We’ll be taking a fresh look at several announced Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games coming in 2013."

Sounds like nothing new is going to be announced.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 17:50
@VofEscaflowne Bill Trinen drop the orange? Huh?

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 18:09
That's a little disappointing but not surprising.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 18:32
Announce something new damnit!!

Figured they'd have a December direct sometime to talk games. This is surprisingly early though. Nice bday present for me!

I guess the Direct for future games will be early 2013 which makes sense?

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 20:28
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.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 20:35
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!

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 20:54

Eh, maybe they'll pin down some actual release dates? "Launch Window" may become "December 20th" or something.

Posted by 
 on: 12/04/12, 23:55
My predictions:

-New Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokémon, F-Zero, Star Fox game revealed. Anything less will be unacceptable.

-New details about TVii, is actually a streaming archive containing every TV show ever released.

-Pikmin 3 releasing April 1st, will actually be cruel joke.

-New system update for the Wii, will remove Internet and SD card functionality.

-New rewards for Club NintenHAHAHAHAHAHAlolnope

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 00:25
@Mr_Mustache Ah, that would be nice. Pikmin 3 release date plz!

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 01:05
How about something beyond the "launch window"??? Aside from Bayonetta, what has been announced beyond the next wave (Pikmin, Rayman, etc.)?

Posted by 
 on: 12/05/12, 02:57
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