Watch Nintendo’s Wii U Announcements Live Tomorrow [Update]

By Ishaan . September 12, 2012 . 8:30am

Update: Tonight’s Nintendo Direct presentation will Japan will last 20 minutes and will bring information on the system itself. First-party and third-party game details will be shared at a second Nintendo Direct from Japan, which will run at the same time as the New York event and the European Nintendo Direct tomorrow morning.


Tomorrow (September 13th), Nintendo of America will be holding a Wii U press event in New York City, where they are expected to reveal more details on the upcoming console. They’ll also be streaming their announcements live on this page, so you’ll be able to tune in to watch, if you want to keep up with the news.


Nintendo will also be streaming new Nintendo Direct presentations for both Japan and Europe. As previously reported, the European presentation will happen on September 13th at 3pm, U.K. time. You’ll be able to watch it here.


Meanwhile, Japan’s Nintendo Direct will begin streaming at 4pm Japan time on September 13th, which means a lot sooner in the day than the New York event or Europe’s Nintendo Direct. You can watch that here.


Event timings (September 13th):

New York event – 7:00am PST / 10am EST / 3pm U.K.

Nintendo Direct EU – 7:00am PST / 10am EST / 3pm U.K.

Nintendo Direct JP – 12 midnight / 3am EST / 4pm Japan

Nintendo Direct JP #2 – 7:00am PST / 10am EST / 3pm U.K.

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  • malek86

    Guess I’ll be able to catch the japanese one too, it starts at 9 a.m. here… although I doubt they will be very different, aside from some specifications.

  • Wonder if they’ll announce any new games? I’d kinda love for then to announce KH3 and just sit back and watch the fanboys rage,.Still WiiU looking good

    • SantiagodelosSantos

      I think that game will be on the wiiu, but as a multiplat. Don’t expect any huge announcements tomorrow though

    • Anime10121

       There is NO possibility or dimension in which KH3 would be announced tomorrow.  I am not adverse to it actually happening on the WiiU, as a matter of fact, after playing Dream Drop Distance, I would PREFER Kingdom Hearts 3 to be on WiiU (or PS3), but there is no way that it would be announced tomorrow in some minor conference.  Square has to make this announcement in one of the big shows, and probably only in a Closed Megatheatre, you know so NO ONE can actually see it, but everyone will anticipate it!

      Oh and add to the fact that Nomura’s team is still trying to get Vs. to work, and KH3 is supposed to use a refined Vs. engine, it just cant happen (regardless of how excited we all would be).

  • Captain_Jiruo

    I’ll be watching Japan and NA.

  • Xapth

    I hope we find out some information on the launch colors!

    I’d love to have the option of purchasing a sleek, black Wii-U!~

  • So, if they announce the release date and price tomorrow, stores’ll probably put up pre-orders immediately.

    Who’s gonna put in their pre-order then? I know I will!

  • Shadowman

    I’ll be watching the NA and Japan one like I usually do.

  • $30632660

    The best I hope for from this is an announcement of a 250-300 dollar price tag.Anything higher and I’ll be very disappointed.

  • Such a pointless, gimicky system. Without multiple tablet screens, the thing is useless to me.

    • Guest

      Sony: PS4D We are going to make games using 4D Technology, Yes thats right smellovision now you can smell the action! Microsoft: We Get ready for the x-box 720 blah blah new gimmick blah blah Halo. Can’t run away from Gimmicks man.

    • Herok♞

       But the thing already supports two tablet screens.

    • keithmaxx

      Gaming and even civilization in general would have improved without “gimmicks”? If you think that is the case then just about every improvement from HD to controllers would also be a “gimmick”.

      But I digress. The point of gaming is to have fun and if Nintendo and other studios are able to use its features in a fully entertaining way then the Wii U is a successful “gimmick” regardless.

    • Suicunesol

       You don’t care about the software? :O A console is only as good as the games that are on it.

  • Vidyafan12

    I want to say that I’m super excited for the Wii U, because it’s a neat console and it’s Nintendo, but Nintendo’s draconian region-locking, and the utter dearth of Japanese localizations on Nintendo systems, have me REALLY worried. I don’t plan on getting the Wii U until these fears are alleviated, because I still feel bitter about getting a NA 3DS instead of just spending a bit extra and getting a JP 3DS from the start.

    • $30632660

      I have similar concerns.The fact that NA almost didn’t get a game like Xenoblade has brought me to Red Colored Threat Level with Nintendo.I need to see a satisfactory amount of localized games for me to stay interested in the Wii U.The same with the 3DS, which hasn’t happened yet.

    • Sheimi12

      It really is a HUGE shame just how little we got from the Japanese developers on the 3DS. I for one shelled out the coin for a second, this time Japanese 3DS

  • kylehyde

    Well is decided I’m going to sleep early to watch the japanese direct and then sleep some hours to wake up again early, go to my job and watch the american direct on my job (considering that my boss always came on or two hours later).

  • Learii

    7 am here? so early lol

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    my body is ready 

  • No Mii U, Wii U =P

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      I see what you did there 

  • How about an annoucement of compatibility with ds games on tv for the top screen and the tablet for the bottom screen

    • Suicunesol

       I can’t imagine DS games on your TV looking very good. :S

      • maybe with a graphic filter it would not be to bad… like the gameboy advance player for the Gamecube

  • Learii

    where can i watch at if i miss it?

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