Sep 30th, 2013


Nintendo has announced a brand new Nintendo Direct for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U will be taking place tomorrow, October 1st. Broadcast times for the direct are 7 am PST, 10am EST, and 3pm UK time.

The Direct is scheduled to cover both 3DS and Wii U games that will be launching later this year, which include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World, Wii Fit U, and Wii Party U. In the realm of 3DS news, Pokemon X and Y and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds are likely to feature as well.

With the extended maintenance today, it’s likely Nintendo could be planning a firmware update and that’ll be announced tomorrow as well. Be sure to tune-in tomorrow at your local time!

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  • Big-B

    Hope to see new Mario 3D world footage. Really looking forward to it.

    • Ducked

      That’s my #1 Nintendo game I’m looking forward to this year.

    • aldo2410

      Itยดs going to keep me bussy until mario kart 8

  • SonicLucario

    Guess I’m brining my laptop to class tomorrow

    • Ducked

      Right with ya

      • Mr. J

        I’m a homeschooler I get to watch it no matter what.

        • Ducked

          That’s cool, I’m a homeschooler as well. But I have classes at a Academy on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

          • Mr. J

            Lol I have classes on Mondays and wenesdays

          • Ducked


        • Jacob T. Plante

          I’m a homeschooler too! XP

          • Mr. J


  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Not sure what to expect this time, but nonetheless, I’ll watch it. Curious to see if there will be any surprises.

    • Shota

      when they do this. its mostly suprises what the game has

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Yeah, I guess. Haven’t watched the last few. I know it’ll be about the their upcoming lineup, but of course there could be some surprise announcements or a game reveal.

        • Shota

          they can announce donkey kong country returns:tropical freeze the 4th character you could play as for example.

          • crocodileman94

            I hope it’s Kiddy. Then we’ll have the whole original DKC crew.

          • Shota

            i think he is. Since was playable in the original dkc.

  • juancamiloarq

    It would seem there’s something big coming tomorrow, or at least something we are not expecting that much. Given the fact that the Nintendo Nerwork is going through a heavy maintanance today and that in recent days someone in Nintendo said the Wii U’s firmware update might be up sooner than later. I just can’t wait. What could it be!?

    • C4

      Pokemon Plaza and Miiverse?

  • Toadlord

    Hoping for one big surprise that will make the whole thing worth watching.

    • Ony

      Last NDirects were meh so I’m not really hopeful ๐Ÿ™
      But we never know, maybe it IS the big fall update of death ๐Ÿ˜€

      edit: oh yeah I forgot. MONSTER HUNTER 4 PERHAPS ? *^*

      • Shota

        say what now? mario luigi , mario party ,yoshi new island and loZ:link between worlds where totally unexpected and big suprise for me in that nintendo direct

    • Kyle

      Oliver & Spike!?

  • Starfoxguy

    I think they may announce more games cause that is how Nintendo do.

    • aldo2410

      New Star Fox game? if that hapens I will finally absolve all the world

      • Starfoxguy

        If that happens I will be like the kid that got the N64 on Christmas morning.

  • Jon

    I hope there is no Pokemon Y&X news, we have heard enough, it got its own direct, time to move on to new things. Hopefully more hefty on the Wii U side as that is where it is most needed.

    • Nel

      Highly doubt it. They will still be showing off pokemon x and y until the day it comes out especially if it’s the reason why people are now getting a 3ds this year. Plus maybe not you, but many still want more info about it.

      • ItzameyaToad

        True many people want more info about it. Lets just hope they lightly touch on it.

      • Jon

        yeah which is what I find odd, they want to know everything about a game before they get to play and find out the cool stuff and surprises… which for me, takes away the experience.

    • Logan Waltz

      Unless the XY news is about a US bundle. Fuck, I really need to learn Nihongo.

  • panic atyourmoms

    hopefully that wii u update will come soon enough, and maybe 3ds and wii u e shops combined

    • Michael DeVore

      I suspect part of the maintenance today is because of that, and the Direct tomorrow is the the announcement that everything is ready, or about.

      • djcaetano

        Nintendo Networkยดs body will be ready.

  • Zuxs13

    Not sure how much more information they can give us on Mario and DK, maybe some cool miiverse functions. Lets hope its more Zelda news and finally the “summer” firmware update.

  • Marcus Navarro

    โ™ชI want to be the very best,

    Like no one ever was.โ™ช

    Edit: Sing with me, you glorious bastards!!!

    • Shota


      • Rick van der Linde

        It’s time to du-du-du-du-dududududududuel!

        • Shota

          pokemon X yugioh= pokemon card battles

    • ElladanCZ

      There is something that we all want and we shall never get.
      A 3D RPG Pokemon game on a home console ;(

      • Andrew Chambers

        The whole concept of Pokemon revolves around it being a handheld title.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Pokemon XD and Colosseum say hi.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      “To catch them is my real test,

      To train them is my cause.” ๐Ÿ™‚ (love this song so much!)

      • Marcus Navarro

        I will travel across the land

        Searching far and wide!

  • great deku tree

    I hope there’s a big announcement about the wii u eshop like N64 games coming soon

  • Ony

    I want to see Miyamoto, saying “Hey guys, I’m back to be the producer of the new Metroid, by Retro, and it’ll be a new TRILOGY!”.

    (But they’ll be all like, nah, better do Other M 2 *insert creepy Sakamoto pic here*)

  • gtosheex

    heres to hoping they reveal another smash bros character

    • great deku tree

      hmm I think that’ll be on the release date of pokemon x and y. also I think it’ll be jigglypuff since she’s one of the new fairy race pokemon

    • great deku tree

      plus I’d rather have them announce N64 games coming to wii u eshop that’d be so awesome

  • Matt Lambourne

    Gamecube game on eshop pls.

    • great deku tree

      and/or N64 games. my two favourite consoles of all time!

      • Ducked

        Nintendo 64 games that should be on Wii U virtual console:

        Super Mario 64
        Donkey Kong 64
        Mario Party 1-3
        Spider-Man (2000)
        Golden Eye 007
        Perfect Dark

        • Squid

          I still need Rare back at Nintendo! or at least, Banjo Kazooie…

          • Ducked

            If only Nintendo would buy it. We could have Banjo in smash bros.

        • iPedro1000

          Agreed. I’d love to see Super Mario 64 get the Windwaker treatment. Since we’re not getting an open world Mario any time soon, Super Mario 64 with HD re-textured graphics would give the fans an excellent consolation prize. It’s one of the best games of all time and it’s ripe for an HD re-release.

    • Shaise

      Oh yeah! Whats also cool for me is that there is no school tommorow! Its teacher strike! Usually I cant get home in time for 3pm, because thats when school actually finishes, but now hopefully I can watch it live!

      • Nintenjoe82

        Did the teachers go on strike because they knew there was a Nintendo Direct incoming?

    • Squid

      Kirby Air Ride remake, with online, or just add it onto the original..

    • ฮ”ฮนฮฟฮฝฯฯ‚84

      Virtual Boy games on the 3DS eshop


        Now THAT would be interesting to see!

    • Eadfadf

      if they don’t announce that i am going to cry…

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    Im dying too see the new zelda wii u title, but i guess its maybe too soon to showcase it, but im really excited for a link between worlds.

    • bebibroly5

      I’d say to look out for it after the new year starts, so that the Link Between Worlds stuff passes and settles. Then they will be ready to talk Zelda U

  • Ty J Sides

    they said awhile back that they were not done with third party announcements so, possible Destiny? most likely not, but who knows

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Spoiler alert!: They are going to announce the already released Pikmin 3, W101 and New Super Luigi U for Wii U. And the release of Super Mario Bros 3 on Virtual Console for the price of 10$. Then they will announce 25 brand new cool titles for 3DS and the decision to release the new Zelda game on it instead of Wii U. Please understand.

    • Shaise

      Pikmin 3? You mean a DLC for it?

      • Fred

        No he was expressing his frustration in a joke

    • Keyser

      3ds is also getting Mother trilogy, Goldeneye N64, GTA V, KingdomHearts 3 and virtual console for Gamecube, DS, and Virtual Boy!!!

      • The Clockwork Being

        Smash Bros is getting canceled for Wii U and will be a 3DS exclusive. And the footage from that Pokemon 3D game that looked like Stadium was only the start of trailer to advertise a new pokemon game for 3DS. Please understand.

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      I thought it is the other way around so anyways If It came on 3DS it will be awesome.

    • Nintenjoe82

      You forgot Wii U Music!

      I think they’re about to announce an exclusive GTA game. Probably GTA6

  • With the extended maintenance that went on today (may still be going on) I am thinking the fall update may be not too far off.

  • Jack5221


    • Ducked

      Yes! I’m dying to see footage of this game!

      • Jack5221

        I was expecting to hear a little more about it at this years E3, but they never mentioned it. ๐Ÿ™ I really hope they gave us some details about it tomorrow. At this point I don’t care too much about release dates or anything like that, I want some more gameplay footage, screenshots, and some info on the story! ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Ducked

          Me too! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Javy G

      Just I what I was thinking. We only got one photo with a weird angle. Hope we see more of what type of gameplay we could expect.

  • NextChannelGames

    This is awesome!

  • Shota

    Fire emblem X Shin Tegami Tensei gameplay Trailer. Yarn Yoshi Release Hopefully. Pokemon Wiiu??????

  • Niknique

    This is kind of a long shot but I’m hoping for a new Paper Mario game. But more like The Thousand Year Door and less like sticker star.

    • I enjoy Sticker Star for what it is, but it wasn’t as good as Super Paper Mario for Wii. I hope they go back to that kind of story telling.

    • Sdudyoy

      I agree with you there Sticker star was a good game, just not as good as TYD I love that game.

  • KeyboardG

    The 3ds is selling like crazy so it’s in their intrest to keep that money train going to fund WiiU development. Although Im sure you, born in 1985 know more about running a global business more so than the people that have been there keeping it alive for 100+ years.

    • Andrew Chambers

      Thanks for trying, but logic doesn’t work with Jerry.

    • With him just flag and move on

  • Ducked

    Nintendo 64 or GameCube virtual console for Wii U would be awesome. Heck, a Nintendo DS virtual console for Wii U would be awesome at this point.

  • Javy G

    The announcement of a new Smash Bros. character and maybe the third game of Sonic will star in.

  • Johnny Be Me

    I expect a look a what the story in 3D World is, the 4th character in DKC:TF, and a very light maybe on a new smash character; although that’ll probably be around the 4th or the 11th, a week or two after the last announcement.

  • MetroidZero

    Oi…and I have a 7-hour shift tomorrow. e_e

  • mojack411

    Some X news or Bravely Default release dates would make me a very happy camper. Or even *gasp*, SMT x FE details? Whatever happened to that? There has been zero mention of it for a very long time now.

  • Michael Ocampo

    (me tomorrow morning): *cough* “mom” *cough* *cough* “i don’t feel so good” ๐Ÿ˜‰ i’m just kidding. *sighs* i’ll just watch it afterschool

  • Sdudyoy

    While I have nothing to do tell tomorrow, this is going to be a long day.

  • Tom Greene

    If they don’t announce a new ip …who gives a f*@k!

    • Leo

      I give!

  • The True Gamer

    3DS has pokemon though…and that justified a 3Ds purchase from me

  • C4

    I’m looking forward to the PS4 but the Wii U can sit happily next to it and I will enjoy upcoming release like Zelda:WW, Mario, DKC, Smash, Bayonetta, X…

    Compared to the first year of the Wii I can’t complain, as I said before.

    But it will be very hard to gain momentum now for the Wii U with the other 2 console launches in 2 months. They need Mario Kart and Smash in early – mid spring and not mid next year.

  • Levian VII

    My Nintendo Direct Wishlist:
    -More information about X
    -More information about SMTXFE
    -Western localization of Monster Hunter 4
    -Western localization of Shingeki no Kyojin 3DS game
    -Gamecube, N64 virtual console
    -Games for the GBA virtual console (Mother 3)
    -Xenoblade made available on Wii U eShop (seriously, it is really fucking hard to find that game!)
    -And Zelda!

    • WellWisher

      Yeah pretty much. Gamecube games on my gamepad would put me in heaven.

  • starwars360

    Cannot wait for look at Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World previews in Nintendo Direct. Cannot wait for Zelda returns this week for into remastered for Wii U exclusive as well GTA V online open tomorrow and huge update system for Wii U.

    Load busy time for gaming this week!!!

  • TheBoldman67

    I hope to see an announcement of a Mother 1 and 3 translation, that would be FANTASTIC.

  • DragonSilths

    Main thing I hope to see, is Mario Party Island Tour stuff.

  • MYCO


  • Jacob T. Plante

    I hope they announce maybe one or two more Zelda/Mario games… ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Jacob T. Plante

    GBA & SNES games on 3DS e-Shop!! 8D

  • Jacob T. Plante

    Surprise Flipnote Studio 3D release!! There’s so much awesome things they could announce!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Jonatan

    Alright, let’s see. They will probably show footage from WW HD, Wii party U, Wii sports club, Mario 3d world,, Wii fit u, donkey king tf, plus 3rd party games plus a unannounced game maybe, I’ m not really into the 3ds but Pokemon x and y, and the Zelda game. Not bad Nintendo.

  • Leo

    Yarn Yoshi please!!!

    • Guest

      I hope they do. They’ve shown us little footage, and nothing new has been heard of it since January.

    • RayMarioSonic

      I hope they do. We haven’t heard a thing since January.