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Nintendo Direct Streaming on April 21 in Europe, Japan

by Alex Culafi - April 20, 2012, 2:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/n10/nintendo_direct/inde...

Nintendo of America will share announcements on social media throughout the weekend.

Update (4/20 at 5 PM EST): Nintendo of America released the following statement: "The Nintendo Direct videos airing this weekend in Japan and Europe are aimed primarily at audiences in those territories. While there will not be a Nintendo Direct video specific to North America, we will be revealing some related information starting this evening and through the weekend via Nintendo of America’s social media channels and an announcement."

Update: Nintendo of America will provide North American related announcements through Facebook and Twitter. Nintendo said "Wondering how you’ll understand tonight’s Nintendo Direct since it’s all in Japanese? Don’t worry, we’ll be sharing North American related announcements (in English). Check back here and on our @NintendoAmerica Twitter around 8:30 PM PT to get all the news."

A new Nintendo Direct will debut in Europe and Japan on April 21.

In Japan, the new Nintendo Direct will begin at 12 PM (or 11 PM EST on April 20) and will be available on Ustream and Nico Nico Live. In Europe, the stream will take place on Nintendo's official website at 1 PM CET (or 7 AM EST).

Like the last one, this Nintendo Direct will focus on 3DS and Wii games. No specifics were announced.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata sent an announcement over SwapNote to 3DS owners in Japan, while a European message featuring new stationery was sent by Satoru Shibata, president of Nintendo of Europe.

As of right now, Nintendo of America has not announced similar plans, but we will be providing realtime coverage with our resident Japanese correspondent, so check back with us tonight.



NinSageApril 20, 2012

C'mon, NoA! Do it and announce Pandora's Tower so I don't look like a lune!

VickiLApril 20, 2012

I really want a giant Kirby plush!  Oh, and I guess an NOA Nintendo Direct would be nice, too.

KITT 10KApril 20, 2012

Geez NOA! Get off your asses and DO IT ALREADY!!!! Why must you always be the last ones to put something out?!

VahneApril 20, 2012

Translating NoA related stuff through Facebook and Twitter? Now that's just lazy. Do a proper one Reggie, since everyone else (EVEN KOREA) is doing one.

FZeroBoyoApril 20, 2012

I'm not really surprised that NoA's not doing an official Nintendo Direct, given how things have been lately? What with the eShop semi-drought (I only got Colors! 3D in the past month, but I've been thinking about Ketzal's Corridors...) and little info on games that everyone wants. Yet, I'm still interested in what could be said here...

Luigi DudeApril 20, 2012

NOA always waits until E3 to reveal all their upcoming games for the second half of the year, unless it's something that's coming out in June like Pokemon Conquest or The Last Story which is why they were announced earlier in the year.  Anything that won't come out until at least August, NOA will announce at E3.

So if the Nintendo Direct in Europe and Japan is going to be filled with future game announcements, it would make sense NOA isn't going to do one then since they're saving all their announcements for E3.

motangApril 20, 2012

Pandora's Tower would be a good announcement.  :)

NinSageApril 20, 2012

I've noticed all the NoA updates list the time as "PT" instead of "PST."  hmmm, PT....P ... T..... Pandora's Tower?!!?

/reading too much in to things

/wishful thinking of validation

FZeroBoyoApril 20, 2012

Interesting theory there, NinSage... I'm hoping for the best too.

Apparently, Sakurai said to tune in for Kid Icarus related things. the game's been out for over a month, and it does have the Nintendo Network stamp so maybe... DLC? This should be interesting.

You guys do realize Europe did the same thing as North America last Nintendo Direct? At least NoA is being up front about the duplicity. Europe just played the Japanese one last time.

Europe had translated videos last time; it was actually more informative than the US one even without a dedicated video. We don't get either from NOA this time, just social network posts. Nintendo Indirect 2012.04.21

pololmejorApril 20, 2012

Am I the only one with hope to see Fez3D someday? Gosh, that game is so pretty! ... I wouldn't expect to see it in a Nintendo Direct though, or who knows

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