Nintendo Direct For 3DS To Be Streamed In Japan Tomorrow

By Ishaan . August 28, 2014 . 4:42am

A Nintendo Direct presentation focusing on the Nintendo 3DS will be streamed in Japan tomorrow, August 29th, at 8pm JST. (That’s 4am PST/7am EST)


You’ll be able to view the presentation here. Additionally, Siliconera will have an embed up once one is made available.

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  • Egil

    NINTENDO DIRECT!!!!!!!!! WOO Always look forward to these :D

  • Wouldn’t be surprised if EOU2 gets a mention.

  • Nintendo: So I heard you like games.

  • DudeJericho

    Awesome, can’t wait ^^

  • hazelnut1112

    It’s just gonna be a video with Sakurai beheading the person that posted those leaks. Let that be a lesson and don’t get your hopes up people.

    • Ben Sylvia

      If that happens that would be so awesome.

  • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

    Wooooooo^_^ Iwata, i hope u are presenting this time.

    The Direct without ur favorite “Chousetsu” My body is not reggie here.T_T

  • landlock

    Cool. Want to see a video of FF Explorers since that has a good chance of coming over.

  • A Nintendo Direct focusing on the 3DS in Japan. So basically, mostly 3rd party titles made in Japan. (Monster Hunter 4G, Samurai Warriors 3DS, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold, etc.) What else is there? Apart from Pokémon and Smash Bros, which might get mentioned, Nintendo aren’t working on much for the 3DS that comes out exclusively in Japan or first by a long shot. I won’t get my hopes up, but there’s still a chance something good will come out of it. There has yet to be a Nintendo Direct that has left me disappointed.

    • HarakiriKami

      You’ll see new nintendo games because the “Announced Software” tag is missing.

      • I can’t read Japanese, so I wouldn’t know.

  • Ban The Jackass

    Majora Mask :P I bet 10 dollars on this.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Yokai Watch 3 confirmed.

    • 하세요

      Omega Yokai and Alpha Watch.

  • Ecchitori

    SMT x FE also available for 3DS? Please, Nintendo. :D

    • HarakiriKami


      • Student

        Why not? I’d love it if was portable.

        • Remlot

          Because there needs to be more reasons to buy a Wii U. Why buy a console for a game you want if it’s available on a handheld with a larger library?

          • Student

            Fire Emblem has traditionally been a good fit for portable. I think SMT X FE is kind of niche and won’t help the Wii U that much. It is Smash Bros. that will sell the system.

            If Nintendo wanted to seriously help the Wii U, they would release more first-party games (traditionally strong sellers) and have a Nintendo Direct focusing on the Wii U.

          • Remlot

            I get what you’re saying but I don’t think it would be wise to rely on one game to sell any system, no matter how big it is. For me personally, one game has never convinced me to buy a console, there has to be other a good number of other games as well.

            Fire Emblem is great on handhelds but as far as I know, the sales aren’t too different between handheld and console releases, aside from Awakening. Plus, SMT games are generally on consoles to begin with so I don’t see much reason why this shouldn’t be as well.

            I don’t really understand what you’re saying about Nintendo not helping the Wii U. You do know Fire Emblem is a first party franchise, right? Pretty much everything coming out for the Wii U in the near future is made by Nintendo so I don’t know what more you want.

            On a side note, I don’t really get why so many people ask for more Wii U focused Directs. It’ll just be the same things over and over, talking about the same games they’ve already announced. We know what games are coming already so just wait until they have something more to talk about.

          • Student

            You make good points. However, Nintendo is basically relying on Smash Bros. to sell the Wii U, at least in the near future. This is the game that will definitely sell millions of copies.

            To address your point on SMT, these games are also on handhelds as of late. I think it would make more sense to build of the established franchise it has. In my view, Fire Emblem and SMT have been niche franchises (even if first-party). Awakening’s success on the 3DS could provide an excellent install base if this were to be released on the portable handheld.

            Regarding my point on Nintendo not helping the Wii U, I wasn’t quite clear. I realize that games are coming. I just don’t think Nintendo is building enough momentum for these games.

          • Remlot

            I don’t know exactly what Nintendo has in store for the Wii U after Smash but I wouldn’t say they’re relying on Smash as much as they’re just promoting a popular game due in a few months. Why take attention away from something that will sell millions of copies as you’ve said by focusing on something new that won’t be out until next year?

            As for SMT on recently being on handhelds, I’d put that more on Atlus not being such a big company. Most of what they’ve put out recently are ports of console titles. Handheld titles can be put out a lot faster and for less money so of course they’d head that direction but SMT X FE is a collaboration project with Nintendo so Atlus wouldn’t run into such a problem.

            As for Nintendo’s momentum, all I can say is wait. We have to remember that Nintendo came to the HD gaming Party later than everyone else so it’s a lot harder for them to hit the ground running as we would like. Also, one of the main reasons there are so many 3DS directs in the first place is because of how much 3rd party support the handheld gets in comparison to the Wii U. Once Nintendo gets a good enough amount of first party games out there and third party companies join in, we’ll see just as many Wii U directs as we do 3DS focused ones but this will take time, there’s nothing that can be done to change that fact.

  • Tarkovsky

    Seems like it’s going to be first party titles only since the previous one was specifically for 3rd parties but I could be wrong. If it does include 3rd parties, I reckon we will see more info on MH4G, Forbidden Magna, FF Explorers, Tales of the World and possibly the recently teased Kenka Bancho. Don’t think we will see The Great Ace Attorney since it will be at TGS but hey, anything is possible atm. First parties should include Pokemon, SSB and maybe, just maybe STEAM. Whatever it is, I can’t wait.

    • British_Otaku

      Hoping for Kenka Bancho to show up, but if it was only teased a while ago, it may be planned for a much later release. I expect some third parties as Nintendo Directs tend to give them at least a footnote unless it is a strict direct on a single game like the Mario Kart 8 Direct.

  • zferolie

    So, anyone find it odd that its japan only right after a big american smash leak? And the time is bad for americans too… Maybe I am overthinking it, but could they be that upset that they will not let America see it and stop giving americans smash reveal trailers?

    I am most likely really overthinking this though It may just be focusing on Japan games, and maybe we’ll get just the english smash trailer(this should be one for this month)

    • Foxeh Shihōin

      oooooooh we’re gonna be in troubuuuuuuule

    • Grape Monet

      If there aren’t any North American or European Directs to accompany this, then whatever is in the Direct probably isn’t worth paying attention to. The Japan-exclusive Directs are usually not that substantial.

      • zferolie

        Maybe. I just find it odd that we have PAX and TGS coming and no new character shown for smash, since smash hasn’t gotten a new reveal this month

        • doubleO7

          Meta Knight was revealed this month.

          • zferolie

            I meant brand new character. Last 6 months or so we got a new character a month

    • Eder García

      nah, is just a TGS direct

      • zferolie

        Though isn’t PAX happening at the same time? I heard that nintendo promised new stuff for pax

        • Eder García

          yeah, looks like that Direct will be for japan only (for now) announcements since they don’t go to TGS directly. and idk what they have for PAX (apparently Aonuma tried to announce Hyrule Warriors there… or it was at NYCC?)

  • Azure Flame

    Monster Hunter 4G trailer?

  • 하세요

    Hm, to watch or not to watch. Last time I did I stayed up for nonsense then a 30 second 4G trailer, showing virtually nothing new.

    • Azure Flame

      Tell me about it. I’m only watching for MH news.

  • J_Joestar

    iirc wasn’t there a fake nintendo twitter account that called for a direct on Friday? even if it is Japan only, kinda funny that it is actually happening.

    • doubleO7

      They specifically said it would be another Smash-specific direct, which isn’t true, but yeah it’s probably not a coincidence.

  • Ben Green

    Isn’t Smash releasing in Japan in about 2 weeks? This direct could be a way to reveal everything unrevealed about the game.

    • 하세요

      That’s a little extreme. Sure it comes out in Japan first but the gap isn’t that massive to the point where it wouldn’t be a worldwide Direct for something that major.

      • J_Joestar

        Well if it is just a new character trailer-type thing, they could probably do that without a WW direct.

        • 하세요

          Yeah I can see one of those happening, then NA/EU Youtube pages upload the English version after but to completely release the entire roster in one fell swoop in only Japan sounds a little farfetched.

    • doubleO7

      More like reveal a few more things. They’re going to save some surprised for people to stumble across once the game launches.

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  • Kornelious

    I know Smash is for 3DS AND Wii U……But perhaps our final batch of characters will be announced! And the reveal of the “We’re pretty sure he’s in the game” character, Shulk! :D

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Gonna have to rain on that parade and hope Shulk isn’t in. To many other characters that should be in before him. Abs I want to win my bet. And shame on you secret characters must be preserved!

      • Kornelious

        You were saying?……

        • Princess_Eevee9

          I was waiting on how long you were gonna make me suffer waiting for this post. Whelp he’s in and that is just fine. Lost my bet too out 50$ am cry. I’m only slightly annoyed because I wanted the three characters I mentioned but I will live without them. This game has already justified it’s purchase. Day 1 for me. :) Enjoy your most wanted aping with Robin and others.

          • Kornelious

            Suspense is a great form of torture….JK XD

            Sorry about your money loss, But thanks I think we will all enjoy the game! :D

          • Princess_Eevee9

            Mhm absolutely.

  • Tsurugi

    Where is US and EU Nintendo Direct 3DS !! , to confirm Inazuma Eleven 2 (US), Inazuma Eleven GO2 (EU), Yo-kai Watch (Both), Medabots DUAL (Both) and Hero Bank (Both)

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Medabots. TnT

  • I think we also need a ND. I’m sick of no news on whether or not we get that fraggin Style Savvy update. D<

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