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Nintendo Announce A Wii U Focused "Direct" For 2PM Tomorrow

Wii U games. They're coming.

Nintendo have announced another Nintendo Direct, this time it’ll be showcasing upcoming Wii U games and services.

The shock announcement, which came completely out of the blue as they normally do, is actually targeting tomorrow afternoon, with the Direct kicking off at 2PM GMT.

It’s called “Wii U Direct – Nintendo Games” and will once again be fronted by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Hopefully we’ll get details and dates for some upcoming games, the Wii U’s current release list is pretty barren.

These ‘Direct’ videos are actually quite clever. They spring up on you, quickly build hype and expectation, and ensure that all eyes are on Nintendo, even if it’s just for a short while.

It’d be folly to hope for Zelda, Mario Kart and Mario, but it’s always worth aiming high. We’ve heard it’s mainly first party games that’ll be announced, so – well – you know.

You’ll be able to watch the presentation here.

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12 Comments
  1. Bambo_19
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    Its a great idea that Nintendo do this. Its what Sony should have done with the Vita.

    I would like to say “oh well they will learn for next time”, but they never do.

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 14:40.
  2. DividSmythe
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    Let’s hope Mario Kart incoming.

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 14:59.
  3. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    :D Can’t wait. Give my wallet a good kicking, Nintendo.

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 15:00.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      haha, never seen someone so filled with glee at the prospect of becoming so skint!

      Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 15:31.
      • LTG Davey
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        ;) To be honest I’m just looking forward to (potentially) some new titles. In typical Nintendo fashion the launch calendar looks a little sparse at the moment, which sucks as I love my WiiU.

        Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 16:49.
  4. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Probably more Pikmin info, but I sure as hell wouldn’t mind a Zelda or Mario reveal.

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 15:50.
  5. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    It’ll be interesting to see what sort of stuff they’ll reveal. My monies… on a new 3D Mario and maybe Zelda or Kirby? kirby…. omg *wallet self harms*

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 16:16.
  6. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    It will be Mario, Zelda, erm…. i should really make sure that i know more about Ninty before trying to be cycnical as i can’t think of what other exclusives that they may announce. :O

    Will be surprised if a third party game from this year is announced as an exclusive due to the view that the developers have of Ninty. Hopefully, they won’t announce another dance game/singing game as i think they may have went a bit overboard with the Wii with singing/dancing games.

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 16:32.
  7. Dom El
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    Awesome, I can hope for F-Zero but it’ll probably be Mario Kart, and perhaps Zelda? To be fair it’ll be great to fill up that release schedule a bit with the properties that I bought a Wii U for!

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 17:51.
  8. Sad Panda
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Would love it to announce F-Zero and Starfox. I’d be over the moon with a port of Skyward sword with real controlls too.

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 17:53.
    • Dom El
      Member
      Since: Mar 2012

      Starfox would be brilliant!

      Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 18:36.
  9. CryptikTim
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Metroid (Prime, not Other M) please Ninty!

    Comment posted on 22/01/2013 at 18:57.

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