Nintendo Direct For 3DS To Be Held This Wednesday

By Ishaan . April 15, 2013 . 8:30am

Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have announced an upcoming Nintendo Direct presentation that will focus on the Nintendo 3DS. Timings for the presentation are as follows:


EU – April 17th, 3pm (U.K. time)

NA – April 17th, 7am (Pacific)/10am (Eastern)


A Japanese equivalent of this Nintendo Direct presentation has not been announced yet. We’ll update this report if or when it is. You can watch the European and U.S. presentations by clicking the links above.


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  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Golden Sun 3DS please and DeSu23DS, and an actual date for Mario Golf.

    • isfuturebright

      That would be really awesome! A Golden Sun Collection would be good too!

      • Pyrotek85

        I’d buy that

      • Solomon_Kano

        Maybe even a remake in the new style a la HeartGold/SoulSilver.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yea, a new GS for 3DS would be great.

    • Ethan_Twain

      Camelot is one of Nintendo’s smaller development houses, so I would be pretty surprised if another game from them was announced before Mario Golf comes out. They tend to release whatever their currently announced project is before marketing even starts talking about what’s next.

      I would also be pretty surprised about Devil Summoner 2 3DS showing up… not because it’s unlikely to get localized, but because I expect SMT IV to get a spotlight instead. Plenty of time for Devil Summoner 2 once the bigger, original game is out.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Unless they don’t pull the same low quality gameplay from Dark Dawn because apparently they were targeting a broad audience with it, I’ll be fine with it.

  • Does the UK have the white 3DS XL already? I’m wondering why they chose to use that colour for the graphic.

    • Yes with Mario Kart 7 IIRC.

  • Detrimont

    it’ll probably have animal crossing content

  • Solomon_Kano

    LBX and Re:Digitize Decode, plz!

    • ShawnOtakuSomething


    • Anime10121

      Want both, but sincerely doubt either’ll happen :(

      Though this is the tune my hearts really a’singin

      • Solomon_Kano

        I doubt either one will be announced for this, but I’m very confident in Re:Digitize coming out with the Fusion anime airing this year. I read back in 2011 that LBX is supposed to air over here this year, so if that’s still happening, the games would be sure to come as well. But, again, 2011. So who knows what the plan is now.

  • Wake

    Official Bravely Default announcement?

    • Jason Ryer

      megaten 4 and bd dates would be epic

  • Go2hell66

    Bravely default or i don’t care

  • It’s going to be Animal Crossing focused. They made this account shortly after the announcement:

    • Great catch. We probably will see a lot of Animal Crossing talk if this is the case.

  • New 3DS model

    • Most likely not, if it’s just for US/EUR. -_-

      • Ah you’re right; two new models. 3DS Micro and 3DS XL Mini.

  • Tyler Harwood Simpson

    I’m hoping for a Miiverse announcement. And hopefully a way to link Nintendo Network accounts and get rid of friend codes once and for all.

    • The-Beast

      Not only get rid of just friend codes, but also lock the digital content to an account instead of console.

      • Shuga Suenaga

        hope for the best

      • Tyler Harwood Simpson

        It’s the only thing that’s holding me back from getting an XL.

  • Please be some UK release dates for SMT4, Etrian Odyssey 4, SMT soul hackers and some other games like bravely default coming over here. The 3Ds has a damn impressive library now, it’s just region lock that’s stopping me!

  • SirRichard

    Even if there are no killer announcements or anything, I’m going to watch just for my fix of adorable executives softly describing things I can buy. I imagine, after how they took the feedback from the first year of Directs, that they’re going to have some kind of sizable announcement or reveal ready to keep interest flowing, though.

    • Don’t forget Iwata’s thickly-accented English.

  • tubers

    I’m so jealous of 3DS owners :(

    Sony only gave us one PS Heaven recently and it sucked. (PSV)

    • Solomon_Kano

      I like how the second one was announced and then never happened. They announced it prior to last E3 and then it just… vanished lol. That little thing they did to announce the price drop was nice though. Lots of release dates and gameplay footage.

      If Sony never copies another thing from Nintendo, they’d do well to emulate the Nintendo Directs. Buuuuut I don’t think we’ll see that. They gave up on Game Heaven, after all.

    • Herok♞

      Well the solution to that problem is to own both if possible, now the only portable games I miss are IOS ones

    • Now I feel bad for Vita owners since I stuck with Nintendo again this gen. :(

  • Ethan_Twain

    There are PLENTY of 3DS games coming this summer that haven’t gotten a ton of marketing push yet. I don’t expect many (or maybe any) new announcements. They’ll be able to fill a presentation easily just with Animal Crossing, KORG synth, Project X Zone, Mario Golf, SMT IV, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, and maybe a couple eShop releases like Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Most of those games haven’t even gotten proper English language trailers yet, much less release dates.

    • KingGunblader

      You’re probably right, but I feel like Siliconera’s tease last week means a Bravely Default announcement is imminent. If that’s true, BD will be the highlight, with more press for the titles you mentioned.

      • Ethan_Twain

        Yeah, Bravely Default could show up. Also, we could also see any number of other games. An Ace Attorney 5 trailer, a Fantasy Life trailer, a Professor Layton X Ace Attorney trailer, maybe some of the Guild 02 games, maybe one of the Dragon Quest remakes… there is a STUPID amount of Japanese 3DS software either already released or releasing soon. I feel like even if Nintendo could make big new announcements for later this year, they just don’t need to yet.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • On my Birthday? Cool.

    • Hinataharem

      Happy birthday from the futuuuurreee!!

  • Hinataharem

    Terry’s Wonderland please.

    • DQ7 please…hey Hinata.

      • Hinataharem

        Hello Twintails!!!!<3

  • $29082171

    I just want me some Bravely Default.

    • AuraGuyChris

      An official confirmation would be very nice.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Mother Trilogy pl0x

  • I’ve been wondering when the next Direct presentation would be. I’d put decent money on this being the conference where we finally get some localization info for Bravely Default and/or Dragon Quest VII; I’m guessing SMT IV and the new games announced at the last Direct will make an appearance too. It would be great if they actually announce something new, though.

  • Barrylocke89

    3DS Digital Accounts please Nintendo…please.

  • Godman

    Come on new 3DSXL colors!
    I really want to upgrade, but I’m just put off atm
    Its awesome that I was pondering the last few days on the choices I have with the XL and now this news comes up, guess I’ll have to wait and see.

    • SolRevr

      This. Hoping for that Grey (might be silver) one they have in the UK to come over to the US. Black or White would be fine too though.

      • Godman

        Definatley want the Silver one :)

  • Juuu

    While I’m sure Pokemon will get some time in the sun, I’d like to see some third party announcements as well. The 3DS’s third party lineup has been VERY strong this year, and I quite hope this trend keeps on going. This would be the perfect stage to confirm the Fantasy Life or Bravely Default rumors, for instance.
    Animal Crossing showcasing is also looking really likely, which is awesome and terrible at the same time, because every time I see more of that game, the wait ’til June feels longer…and longer…and longer. :P

  • Tsurugi

    Inazuma Eleven GO!!!!!!

  • CometK

    I thought of the phrase “Dragon Quest”, but then I was overcome with the sound of my own weeping.

  • doubleO7

    Is that white 3DS XL available in the US? I don’t recall ever seeing any. But I want it.

  • Beta

    Detective Conan localization, please? Pretty please? Anything? ;_;

  • Man, you guys are really good at getting your hopes up. More than likely, this is going to be a closer look at already announced games coming this Summer. I wouldn’t count on any major new announcements, especially not localization-related ones from third-parties.

    • benhofb

      Yeah, I’m betting on Animal Crossings and Donkey Kong Country 3D news. But no big announcements. They’ll probably save those for E3.

    • Solomon_Kano

      It’s no fun if you don’t get your hopes up lol.

      Really, the key is hoping for something, but acknowledging whether or not it’s actually likely. I certainly hope the games I’m asking for make an appearance, but I know they won’t. Half the fun of these things is guessing what we’ll see though. It’s not like Nintendo hasn’t dropped bombs in Direct out of nowhere before.

      • True, Nintendo Directs always drop bombs when you least expect it. I just think people hoping for Bravely Default at this thing will be very let down. I don’t think that’s an announcement that will be made by Nintendo during a random Nintendo Direct with other third-party games.

        • Solomon_Kano

          My thought exactly. Bravely Default seems much too high profile for a random Direct. It’s important to remember that SE has nothing else announced for 3DS in the US. If BD is to be announced, it’ll be at or around E3.

    • @benhofb:disqus @Solomon_Kano:disqus I take it back! Sort of. Level 5 are teasing their “Black Box” again. It’s probably for Guild 02. But yeah, no major new announcements, IMO.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Ha! Hopefully we get Monsters Come Out On Friday. That and Damrey are the only ones I care about. They’ve trademarked Damrey and Inafune’s game, so those are guaranteed, but I really hope they don’t leave Monsters out.

  • JustThisOne

    I hope they’ll reveal another pokemon or something like that. I want more information to decide which one I want: X or Y. It’s all about the exclusives. The exclusives!

    • Solomon_Kano

      Now that you mention Pokemon, I fully expect Ninty to do another Pokemon Direct at some point.

  • Layton Vs. Phoenix please!!
    oh, and Bravely Default too! *o*
    But not together or I won’t have money ‘-‘

  • Tsurugi

    Send to US your best games Level-5, like Inazuma Eleven GO Shine/Dark (then GO 2 Neppu/Raimei and Galaxy), LBX and the others!!!

  • Scarletmoonwish

    Man people have big ambitions for Wednesday Nintendo Direct.

  • Happy Gamer

    why no all white and black 3DS/3DSXL :(

  • Scytharius

    Rune Factory 5 announcement?

  • Now I wouldn’t say yet that there won’t be any announcements for this one if it’s just for US and Europe, and we all know “this” was a thing:

  • Giany Rivera (ジャンニ)

    Senran Kagura localization?

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