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3DS-Focused Nintendo Direct for North America Airs Tomorrow Morning

by Neal Ronaghan - October 24, 2012, 5:02 pm PDT
Total comments: 15 Source: http://www.facebook.com/Nintendo

The fun starts at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT, and will focus on holiday 2012 3DS titles with a tease of 2013.

Nintendo of America will host a Nintendo Direct tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT that will focus on the upcoming 3DS lineup, including a tease of 2013 releases.

Nintendo's Facebook and Twitter pages revealed the event with this statement: "Tune in to Nintendo.com tomorrow at 7AM PT for a new Nintendo Direct! We’ll be taking an in-depth look at several announced Nintendo 3DS games coming this holiday season, and there might even be a sneak peek at a few 2013 titles!"

Nintendo of Europe hosted a similar Nintendo Direct at the beginning of October, which revealed Crashmo, Level-5's localization of Guild 01 titles for eShop, and more. Currently, Level-5's first Guild 01 eShop title, Liberation Maiden, is slated for release tomorrow. Those games, along with Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (releasing on October 28), Paper Mario: Sticker Star (November 11), Brain Age: Concentration Training (December 3), and Fluidity: Spin Cycle (December 27), are all likely to be discussed.

As for the 2013 titles that could be mentioned, we might hear more about Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Q1 2013), Animal Crossing (first half of 2013), Fire Emblem: Awakening (2013), and Tokyo Crash Mobs (early 2013). Additionally, we could hear of titles we haven't previously heard about.

Talkback

CericOctober 24, 2012

Let's say it with me.  FAIL.  Seriously, does NoA even realize that they are releasing a CONSOLE in less then a month and there is still tons we don't know like oh How are we going to select the game to Play.

Retro DeckadesOctober 24, 2012

Come oooon new 3DS XL colours!

I'm hoping that this means they're saving the WiiU details for after the tech industry's week from hell (Apple keynote, Windows 8 release, Google announcement Monday).

Or maybe I'm just giving Nintendo too much credit.

SorenOctober 24, 2012

They can't possibly be thinking of putting everything they have yet to reveal about the Wii U into just ONE Nintendo Direct before Nov. 18, right? There has to be more than 1 Wii U-specific Nintendo Direct before launch...

Art_de_CatOctober 24, 2012

Im ready to learn more about the future of 3ds over the Wii U.  or maybe they will discuss their interconnectivity. :P  As long as we get a new puzzle and some stationary I don't care.

leahsdadOctober 24, 2012

I've got a black Wii U preordered, I'm going to love it, but with that said, I seriously doubt I'll spend as much time in a year as I do with my 3DS in just a month.  I'm a big fan.  I've got 23 retail 3DS games. 

But....

What in the world can the announce?  It's kinda an open book at this point.  We know what's slated for the holidays (Sticker Star, Layton) and what's coming in 2013 (Luigi, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing).  All pretty known quantities.

broodwarsOctober 24, 2012

There's not much in this Nintendo Direct I'll likely be dying to know, but I do hope NoA is finally going to get around to announcing the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro for NA.  I just got an XL, so now that I have a 3DS that actually has acceptable screen sizes now, I have some CPP games I really want to get back to (RE Revelaitons, Kingdom Hearts 3D, to some extent Kid Icarus Uprising since I like those Triggers better, etc.).

I'm sure Nintendo will be mainly talking about Paper Mario...because it's a Mario game.  Whatever. I'll probably pick it up, but I'm pretty much at the point where I'm not interested in hearing more about it. I'd rather see it for myself.

tendoboy1984October 24, 2012

So Japan gets Wii U info, but North America doesn't?


I really hope Iwata is presenting the North American Nintendo Direct, because I can't stand Reggie's smug, pompous attitude.


Come oooon downloadable Super Mario Bros. level editor! :D



azekeOctober 24, 2012

Directs are better than nothing.

Even if i lost my 3DS and it's not even my region...

They will probably catch up to last european direct with Crashmo and 3ds bundles.

broodwarsOctober 24, 2012

Quote from: tendoboy1984

So Japan gets Wii U info, but North America doesn't?


I really hope Iwata is presenting the North American Nintendo Direct, because I can't stand Reggie's smug, pompous attitude.


Come oooon downloadable Super Mario Bros. level editor! :D

In all seriousness, I wonder if Nintendo of America is just going "well, we've sold out all the Wii U stock we're going to get for the holidays, so there's really no point in talking about Wii U now. We might as well wait until after the holidays when there will be hardware to sell."

RagnaBladeOctober 24, 2012

I hope there's a surprise or two. But even if there are not any surprises, show me the games, then take my money!


Fire Emblem should be cool. Love that stuff.......

RagnaBladeOctober 24, 2012

Also, if Nintendo or Square Enix announce a new TWEWY anytime in the future, I will be unable to buy any other games. Because I will already have given them ALL OF MY MONEY.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorOctober 24, 2012

Damn you, Nintendo... don't you know there's a Zelda concert going on tomorrow tonight?

Quote from: broodwars

In all seriousness, I wonder if Nintendo of America is just going "well, we've sold out all the Wii U stock we're going to get for the holidays, so there's really no point in talking about Wii U now. We might as well wait until after the holidays when there will be hardware to sell."

Actually, a whole lot of this.  It seems when Nintendo announces stuff too far in advance, people get antsy and pissy about it.  This way, they get to avoid that and shock folks with surprises. :D

NeifirstOctober 24, 2012

Well, at least we should find out what the 3DS XL holiday bundles are going to be.  Probably white with Mario Kart 7 downloaded like Europe, and pink with Style Savvy.  I'm hoping for a Paper Mario bundle though.  I need some WiiU 2013 information though, just ONE Nintendo-developed title that's new and exciting (and Pikmin doesn't cut it for me).

Pixelated PixiesOctober 25, 2012

I really hope Nintendo of Europe decide to release Spin Cycle on the 24th Dec. I played the original Hydroventure when it was released in Europe on Christmas Eve and I have very fond memories of making hot chocolate, putting on my slippers, and playing the game for the first time. I wouldn't mind reliving the experience with Spin Cycle.

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