Nintendo Direct Presentation To Focus On Wii U And 3DS Games For 2013

By Ishaan . September 30, 2013 . 9:00am

Nintendo will stream a new Nintendo Direct presentation presentation tomorrow, October 1st, the publisher announced today. The presentation will focus on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games being released this year.


Here are the links and timings for the various streams:


Nintendo Direct (U.S.) – 7 am PT

Nintendo Direct (EU) – 3 pm BST

Nintendo Direct (JP) – 11 pm JST

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  • AuraGuyChris

    I expect a single Pokémon game to completely destroy Luigi’s efforts to be remembered in his year in a span of a single day.
    Poor Green Mario…

    • Highasthesky

      Especially since the “year of Luigi” is also the year of delays =/

    • hickorypan

      Maybe they should’ve given Luigi an actual game to himself with its own unique gameplay mechanic, rather than a non-platforming ghost adventure and a very average NSMB DLC. :(

      • ronin4life

        But that non platforming ghost adventure WAS a unique game to himself with a unique game mechanic… and it did wonderfully.
        @[email protected];;;

        • InfectedAI

          I felt it was way too easy. To the point of boredom. Wonderful game and I really wanna love it, but it practically plays itself.

        • I wouldn’t say it did wonderfully, but it did do well. Despite mostly positive reviews and decent sales, the changes from the first game has left mixed impressions from many. Some praise it’s more action based gameplay while others don’t like how it changes things from it’s predecessor. ! for one prefer the original.

      • subsamuel01

        Luigi’s mansion was an amazing game, I spent hours on the 3DS with it and I’m still playing it. The NSMB Dlc was a let down, basically a rehash of the original but was still a decent game.

      • Virevolte

        Did you forget Luigi’s Mansion : Dark Moon ?

  • British_Otaku

    Even if it is a monthly occurrance (or more) and unlikely to have more F-Zero, I always get hyped up for these. I expect to get some of the final announcements for Pokemon X/Y and a Jigglypuff announcement for Smash Bros (more in the coming two weeks, than this but yeah).

    Hoping to get some localisation announcements for games like Gaist Crusher, the Attack on Titan 3DS game and E.X. Troopers and stuff but I won’t hold my breath for them. >_>

    • Yeah even if any of those games do get localized I wouldn’t expect them to show up in a Nintendo Direct. Way too niche.

  • SirRichard

    They had better talk about Bravely Default, I’m getting worried now. In class when it’s going on, so hopefully I’m coming home to good news.

    • TheExile285

      Worried? Why? They released an English trailer last week….

      • SirRichard

        Worried that it might not make 2013 here, simply, for one reason or another. Probably a silly thing to be worried about, but I’m really looking forward to it and I’d rather not wait longer than I have to!

    • neo_firenze

      If they’re talking about 2013 games, they won’t be talking about Bravely Default. Western release has already been confirmed to be in 2014.

      • British_Otaku

        It’s expected to hit Europe in 2013. The west is much bigger than North America and we are getting directs for all three regions, with different dates, announcements and clarifications.

      • SirRichard

        In the US, yeah, but Nintendo of Europe and the official Bravely Default Twitter account have both stated 2013. I’m only worried because they haven’t really said or done all that much about it, with only just that trailer last week and the announcement, really.

        • neo_firenze

          Ah, I thought it was 2014 for both Europe and NA! In that case, consider me corrected and good luck to my European friends in getting some news on a release (though the conspicuous silence might make me nervous that they’ll hit the date if it doesn’t show up in the Nintendo Direct tomorrow…)

  • Mmm yes, Nintendo Direct. Was pretty much expecting this to happen soon.

    Kinda hoping they mention something about Dragon Quest VII 3D since they took the reigns from SE to do Bravely Default…

    • ronin4life

      Umihara kawase is coming over(Though that had nothing to do with nintendo As far as I know)

      I feel there will be fewer games not coming over at this point regardless of Nintendos intervention.

    • Even if Nintendo does decide to publish DQ7 (which is entirely possible), it’s probably not happening before 2014.

      • I don’t mind that, I’d just like some sort of word if any about the game. I feel like it’s a pretty huge missed opportunity to not bring over DQ7, especially with all of the extreme improvements it’s made over the PS1 edition.

        • I agree, it’s just that since this presentation is being billed as focusing on games scheduled to come out begore the end of the year, I doubt we’ll be seeing anything that hasn’t already been announced.

          • Hmm, I guess. There’ll probably be more Nintendo Directs before the end of the year, so I have those to look forward to, as well.

            Of course, the /fiscal/ year for Nintendo doesn’t end until like March, so who knows with them.

  • Go2hell66

    All the good wii u games only come out next year…

  • Suicunesol


    • British_Otaku

      Dat spelling.

      I hope you guys get the game this year and we get a localsiation announcement for the anime (FUNimation have streaming rights already) and Shinovi Versus next year.

      • Leon_Tekashi

        Yup, it depends on us supporting the series by getting the game and the upcoming mangas. This series is really good. Ignoring the fan service, concentrate on mainly the characters and the story, you’ll enjoy it. =)

        • British_Otaku

          I’m already there as I imported the first two 3DS games, of course actually being able to understand the pure text segments will be something. >_>
          I hope the first manga volume releasing soon is decent, it seems close to the original game, but I’m hoping there will be a bit more spark.

    • Kamakuma

      I wonder how they will cover that… Someone dressing up like Katsuragi… >,,>

      • ronin4life

        Most likely Luigi then…
        With a sly smile from Reggie.

      • British_Otaku

        Reggie as Katsuragi of course, he hasn’t had much presence in the last NDs and even purple pikmin didn’t do much in Pikmin 3.

        My serious guess is that they may spotlight Senran Kagura’s combat in a trailer of lots of 3DS games, or get a new trailer released alongside the direct. It’s unlikely to get a full spotlight like Ace Attorney or a first party game.

        • Anesia Hunter

          reggie dressed up like any of the girls is a scary thought and that would scar fans with that image burnt into their memories.

          • Suicunesol

            Reggie: We’d like to bring Ninja Girls directly… *tears off suit superman-style, revealing ninja girl outfit* …to you!

          • Anesia Hunter

            oh, come on… i just ate. D: you know that’ll be bad and everyone who’s not laughing their butts off or holding their faces while saying “MY EYES!! THEY BURN!!” will simply tune out.

  • Ony

    Monster Hunter 4 to west o/
    And big fall update.

  • 2013? So much for surprises, then. It’ll probably just be more detailed previews for Pokemon, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Mario 3D World, etc.

    Wake me when there’s a Direct for games in 2014.

  • Prinnydoom

    Come on bravely default, give us a release date nintendo.

    • AuraGuyChris

      And a sweet demo!

    • TheRealMalek

      If you are in europe there is a date : 13 december, which will probably be pushed more by nintendo in this nintendo direct.

  • Guest

    OK, last Direct gave us Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney and Animal Crossing Plaza announcements.
    I’m hyped for what could be disclosed tomorrow :D

  • Learii

    new IP I hope I don’t want to see a game that I already seen before like another pokemon X/Y, monsters hunters 4 Zelda link between two worlds, I want to see something new like SSB U gameplay or new games that no one never see or heard

  • artemisthemp

    Hope they announce MiiVerse for 3DS

    • InfectedAI

      I don’t think they’ll do that until they have a unified account system ready to roll out, and I’m not confident they’ve made a ton of progress on that.

      • J_Joestar

        well there have been rumors for months now that they have been working on 3DS miiverse with october as the estimated arrival period.
        Even if it isn’t ready for release yet, an announcement and acknowledgement of it would be nice.

        • InfectedAI

          They officially confirmed they have been working on Miiverse for 3DS a while back. Before that they confirmed they were working on a unified account system. However as of about a month ago they still hadn’t figured out how to make a unified account system.

          I don’t think they’ll roll out Miiverse until they have an account system on the 3DS.

  • jugss

    more of pokemon pls!!! and monhun4

    • J_Joestar

      Pokemon probably, Monhun4 unlikely

  • TheRealMalek

    I hope they announce something is comming for accounts (shared betwwen consoles), but i dream too much..

    • mojack411

      You never know, they had an extended maintenance today and last night on the Nintendo Network. It may have been in preparation for such a large update.

      • Oooh, you’re right on that. Maybe, just maybe…

  • Réa Chwan

    Release date for Fantasy Life petit please !
    And Mh4, and Rf4 !
    More images of X (Xeno Wii U) and and… A new character for SSBU maybe… Hm… Can’t wait. è_é

    • InfectedAI

      Rune Factory 4 hits the west tomorrow. Unless you’re talking about a European release. I wouldn’t hold my breath for Fantasy Life.

  • linkenski

    Hope it’s about Flipnote, Miiverse and Dual Destinies!

    • British_Otaku

      You guys still haven’t got Flipnote outside of Japan? >_>

      I wouldn’t mind seeing Ace Attorney 5 again, but I’ve already got enough to know that I need to buy it between the limited edition and more spoilers than I would normally like to know about a visual novel.

      I would like to hear about other games which we have had less information about.

  • Daobs_

    PLEASE announce Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode for the 3DS outside Japan! It HAS to happen next year T.T

    Don’t forget about the petition here:

  • Tsurugi

    Inazuma Eleven GO! 3DS to USA…

    • British_Otaku

      Really? Asking for that before Inazuma Eleven 3 (which Europe just got on the 3DS localising it should take little resources) or the Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3 Trilogy with six games in one? I hope you get some of that, but you may as well get the original series first instead of sending the sequel series out.

      • Tsurugi

        Since USA didn´t receive the 1st Inazuma they could skip to the IE GO! series =D

        • British_Otaku

          North America could have gotten the first two Inazuma games through importing, or otherwise ask Level 5 for the collection above which has all six versions of the first three games.

          It doesn’t make sense to skip to Go when they have shown they can release compilations of the original on the 3DS or even just a DS game on a 3DS cart (see Inazuma Eleven 3 for Europe).

          Skipping would only make sense if they were never going to release any of the DS games on a 3DS cart (false) and if they were far ahead with the localisation of IE Go! wanting a quick buck from the states.

          • Tsurugi

            I see your point, but in some part you don´t need IE original to understand and play the IE GO!

          • Tsurugi

            I see your point, but you don’t need to play IE original to understand and play IE GO!. And like you said the IE original games could be imported (like I did) from Europe so people know IE, but with this (damn) region lock we can´t import the 3DS games…

  • Arizato

    Goddammit. I want some news on EU release for SMT IV!

  • TheExile285

    I know its not coming out in 2013, but I want a Smash trailer.

    • British_Otaku

      Jigglypuff will be announced for Smash in this Nintendo Direct or another Pokemon like Mewtwo (so much hype) or Lucario (imagine the Smash Bros board if he gets announced before Mewtwo)…

      I’m pretty sure they will look at Smash if only to hype Pokemon X/Y more.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Am I the only one that wants more info on the mysterious “X”?

    • Symbol de Au

      Nope but since it’s a 2014 title not many are expecting info on that.

  • ReidHershel

    I know that I am going to get too hyped for this and then my expectations may or may not be underwhelmed, but I don’t care, yay more news!

  • Linhua

    … Come onnnnn Sonic Adventure 9~

    … what…? … it was a totally random joke.

    .. I-I was just excited is all… >.> … nothing to read here, people… as you were, folks.

  • Tonton Ramos

    New Smash Bros. 4 characters after Peach and Toon Link…

  • Heropon

    i am waiting for Monolith soft game

  • LonelyGamer

    Give us Bravely Default release date please

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