New Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow And “Around E3 Time”

By Ishaan . May 16, 2013 . 9:00am

Nintendo will be holding a Nintendo Direct presentation on May 17th that will provide an update on Wii U and 3DS games launching this Summer, the company has announced. Here are the timings:


North America – 7am PT (10am ET)

Europe – 4pm CEST


Nintendo of Europe also confirm that another Nintendo Direct presentation will be streamed around the time of E3 in June to focus on software coming “this autumn and beyond”.


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  • Arizato

    Hope we get a date for SMT IV in Europe.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      This ND is going to be Wii U focused.^_^

      • Solomon_Kano

        It actually says Wii U and 3DS games releasing in summer, so there’s a chance they could get their date for SMT IV.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Is it? I thought NoJ mentioned that this ND is going to highly focused on Wii U software?

          • Solomon_Kano

            In the article above it says that it’ll be about Wii U and 3DS games coming out this summer. I dunno about NoJ’s broadcast though.

    • Julien_N

      My thoughts exactly.

      It is great to know the game is coming in Europe, but another DeSu OC situation could be quite painful. (that game was released almost a year after its initial PAL announcement)

      • Arizato

        It’s basically a running trend for SMT games in EU x3

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    This summer, dont we already know most of the games?

    The one “around e3” for games releasing “fall and beyond” is most compelling. Golden Sun 3DS is a must as well as Mario Strikers RE:Charged (3DS) and Legend of Paper Zelda.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I really don’t see Nintendo expanding the “Paper” thing beyond Mario. I’d sooner expect Link in Mario Kart.

      • D H

        I think he’s referring to the Paper Mode in Legend of Zelda 3DS/Link to the Past 2…

        • Solomon_Kano

          He’s not. He’s brought this up in the past, well before LttP2 came up.

    • mojack411

      Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I don’t think the one tomorrow will be all that exciting if it’s focused on summer releases when we know most of them, if not all of them, already. Unless they surprise us and say the SMT x FE and Project X games are coming out this summer. I hope I’m wrong, though, and they keep up the momentum with the great ND they’ve had recently.

  • Keima88

    Digimon EU/US release! Come on !

    And rune factory 4 for europe too please!

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Digimon? There is a new one.

      For anime related games Im hoping for Cardfight!! Vanguard and Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter! Libirdo.

  • EO4 release date for Europe please~

  • SirRichard

    Oh but they would do this right during my exam tomorrow, wouldn’t they? Still, here we go, the E3 one especially is looking to be promising.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    I wish more companies would do these. I love these Nintendo Directs :)

  • Minos

    I love how these come from nowhere.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Hope that we will get more new games info here.^_^ Or at least some third party support for the game.^_^

    • Solomon_Kano

      I don’t think there’ll be much in the way of new games. These games are supposed to be out this summer. If there’s anything we haven’t heard of by now, they’ll likely be eShop games.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        More E-shop game will even be better lol.^_^ If Nintendo can actually makes manyJapanese indies and doujins communities into releasing their games for E-Shop, i will be more than happy here.^_^

        • Solomon_Kano

          That’d be great. If they could scoop up folks from the doujin scene like Sony’s doing with western indies right now, that would be amazing!

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Of course.^_^ Imagine playing Touhou or Rozenkreuzstillete on Wii U. 0_0

  • Solomon_Kano

    10? Cool, I’ll be home by then.

  • Go2hell66

    Are they gonna announce new games cuz were already getting pretty much everything

  • Zenthos

    Can’t wait for a new 3d mario game. It would be interesting to see how it utilizes the gamepad.

  • ChaosExTheory

    I really hope that they’re going to say a couple things about the new “X” game. Xenoblade is my favorite Wii game, and if the new one turns out to be just as good or even better I’m definitely going to pick up a Wii U.

  • KingGunblader

    Show me more Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Nintendo. Please. I was so disappointed by Sticker Star, so I NEED this to be good.

  • ronin4life

    What I am expecting;
    Luigi Wiiu dlc update
    Release dates for known games
    1 or 2 new-ish eshop games/vc schedule details
    WiiU summer firmware info.

    Looking forward to the e3 one more, but this could be cool.

  • Kevin Tan Japan has announced a Nintendo Direct as well! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

    • British_Otaku

      Chances are that most of the content will be shared between the three Nintendo Directs. Japan will have Iwata speaking Japanese. Europe won’t have Reggie but Iwata and Shibata. America does what America does.

      There could be a game announcement which is in one and not another, or dates are only in one and not another. It’s silly but given that both platforms are region locked, it’s for the best if they don’t announce Pikmin 3 for tomorrow worldwide when Japan is getting it tomorrow and the rest of the world is going to wait a few months or something.

  • Learii

    7am? that early

  • Learii

    7 am too early I hope they make it wroth for skip E3

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Here hoping we get some news about Senran Kagura Burst. Still hoping. The game looks really fun, besides the fan service.

  • Think they might discuss something about Smash 4 a bit early?

    • AuraGuyChris

      Of course.
      They’ll confirm the announcement’s date of the official announcement.

  • Anime10121

    Hopefully its more focused on Wii U than the 3DS, especially since the 3DS is straight awesome already in all necessary categories :D

    I’m hoping we FINALLY get some concrete info on the Wonderful 101, you know the title from Plantinum that was supposed to be a lauch window game but disappeared into the tba Summer 2013 timeframe.

    My guesses on what we’ll see tomorrow

    For Wii U
    The Wonderful 101
    New Luigi U DLC update
    Pikmin 3
    MAYBE TLoZ Wind Waker HD remake update
    eShop games

    For 3DS

    Shin Megami Tensei IV
    Donkey Kong Country 3DS
    Project X Zone
    eShop Games

    I’m anticipating the e3 one a whole lot more!

    Smash bros Wii U
    3D Mario Wii U
    Mario Kart Wii U
    Paper Mario 3DS

    Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
    Bravely Default
    Bayonetta 2

    Xeno-whatever (from Monolith)

    • Solomon_Kano

      Expect to hear about Wind Waker in the E3 Direct since it’s slated for fall and that one’s going to cover fall games.

  • Tsurugi

    Inazuma Eleven GO! and LBX, please Nintendo send the good japanese games to USA!

  • neo_firenze

    Mario Golf 3DS will likely be one of the 3DS games discussed, since they’ve previously said it will release Summer 2013 and never gave any indication otherwise.

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  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    The hyped dog will be up all night about this. come on Localizing game info

    • Hinataharem

      I wanna pet his hype fur.

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