We’re just as excited as you are about today’s Nintendo Direct, so why not watch it with us? Today’s missive starts at 10am EST and is said to contain information about the Wii U and the 3DS for North American users. European viewers will want to watch here for your Nintendo Direct. You can comment below on the happenings with others to discuss announcements as they’re made! local_offer Nintendo nintendo direct wii u stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. Streakin-Cobra Still waiting for GTA V cuz take two said nothing yesterday Ony COME AT ME, BRO o/ Giancarlo Paredes Yess time for an unruly chant! We are Nintendo! We are Nintendo! Arthur Jarret Come on Metroid U – summer release! Ricardo de Lima Thomaz You are expecting TOO much! Arthur Jarret YES! I’m a demanding person! Graeme Lynch Maybe you’re expecting TOO little. Lunatic You know that there’s no way in hell that they’re going to announce and launch a game within the same few months, right? What do you think this is, Apple? Arthur Jarret Yes. And I love my Apple Wii U I’m bananas, by the way pfff Europe gets Game & Wario on June 28th 😉 Also New Super Luigi U will be sold as standalone version AND DLC Lunatic Japan got Game & Wario in March. ಠ_ಠ NatBorn77 dont address CPU& GPU overclocked rumors!!! Arthur Jarret I got this game last week (Mario and Donkey Kong) – it’s fun! Arthur Jarret Almost seems like the year of donkey kong instead of the ear of luigi… I have the Wii original, so will probably wait until some sale of the 3DS version. Animal crossing is a day one buy for me, though – must. dig. fossils Arthur Jarret Hmm…That ninja game’s art style looked a bit like Okami… Arthur Jarret Luigi U NSMBU DLC on June 20th! Jay, my birthday present to myself! Bloop YES! New Super Luigi U info! Bloop YES! June 20th! Bloop Hmmm DLC or stand alone. I have New Super Mario Bros U so I’ll likely just get the DLC version. Clel Did you know that you can edit what you wrote? Bloop Yes I know as I use Disqus on multiple sites, but replying to myself is more fun. 😀 Ken Seymour well I like having the physical copy, I will pay an extra 10 bucks for a stand alone copy 🙂 Bloop YES WONDERFUL 101. NO SEPTEMBER 15th. :'( DUNNY bit of a let down convince me its not Super Buu It is but I think that it was for the best that they got all these release dates out of the way so we can have the really good stuff at the E3 Directs. Graeme Lynch Oh so they couldn’t have just released the dates without the song and dance of a NDirect? Please. Talesgirl015 Lol, Nintendo, thinks their little direct stream will save them at E3. They always disappoints..Yesterday I was at Walmart and it was like so pathetic begging my mom to purchase me Wii U. I said NO!! Lets wait until PS4 comes out!! So they were like K take PS Vita for special offer, my mum brought,me a cool new Vita 🙂 Lev M LOL Vita sucks, get out of here lame Matthew Stapleton Agreed Nintendofreak has somebody else noticed that everyone comes here to attack us but yet nobody goes to the ps4 or the xbox720 to attack them and still we are seen as kids… perplexing kaygivs cause fans of nintendo either also enjoy other systems or are so absorbed with nintendo they forget about the others. I’ve been starting to forget about the others myself…. Nintendofreak i only have 2 ps3 games…n like 6 or 8 ps2 n 19 or so wii games… n like 3 wiiu games so yeah i guess i also forgot jay “Only grandparents bought the wii lol!” “Only virgins play the wii lol!” Graeme Lynch What you have just typed literally makes no sense. Silly girl. DUNNY lol vita even worse than the wii-u launch i didn’t even know it existed until yesterday and even the 3ds launch was better witch was dreadful stupid b*tch juancamiloarq No offense, but you should’ve got a 3DS. http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/05/15/3ds-vs-ps-vita-the-battle-of-summertime-fun Ace J what the fuck are you talking about? “Yesterday I was at Walmart and it was like so pathetic begging my mom to purchase me Wii U. I said NO!!” you begged for a wii u and said no?? yea that makes complete sense bro… Daniel Gonzalez Either english is her second language or she just has bad english skills. Dominic Coradazzi Wait, people still buy Vita? jay YES. Parents who want to punish their kids do. Daniel Gonzalez I know what I’m buying my girlfriend next time she annoys me. jay lol ur mom sucks! Daniel Gonzalez Vita barely has any good games. 3DS is betting it epically. Talesgirl015 How can I convince you? Nintendo has let down core gamers for over 7 years now. they will take pride in finishing last place this generation. Sony & Microsoft will surpass them later this year with both PS4 & Xbox 720. it’s fate, the Big N,has lost their way, lost so many customers it’s not funny.. Lunatic You probably can’t convince us, since we’re on a site devoted to the Wii U, but you can start with better grammar and spelling. Lev M but yet the normal Wii was the best selling system last year & went yea to head with the ps3 which was the most powerful last Gen, it comes down to games, ps3 was selling the same way for years straight until countless number of price drops & triple A titles Lunatic Pretty sure the Wii gaining numbers came down to accessibility new user bases and price. Anybody could afford one, and anybody could use one, so they showed up in houses with families and places with all sorts of new demos. Lev M whos fault is it that ps3s were at that crazy price point?? Oo yeah that’s right Sony so stop using that lame ass excuse it loss & that’s fact Lunatic It’s not an excuse, it’s quantifiable data. A lot of people bought Wiis because they were cheap and good for their kids. And you act like Sony priced the PS3 high because they WANTED to. The hardware was more beefy and expensive, so they had to price it higher to make a decent profit. It’s a pretty trivial business strategy. When the hardware became cheaper they were able to drop the price. Also: *who’s *lame-ass *lost *missing at least 4 commas and a ton of capitalization If you’re going to try to uphold an argument, at least try not to sound like a complete retard. Lev M i didn’t know this was english class, i thought it was the internet in any case you know you loss the argument when you bring up my grammar which is irrelevant to the subject at hand, goodbye fanboy Matthew Stapleton Nintendo has always done their own thing. Even when they were competing with SEGA. To compare the Wii U to the Xbox or PS4 is not really a fair comparison. Nintendo is always willing to push the envelope with new technology. Sony and Microsoft (more Sony ming you) just want to make their machines bigger and faster than the last generation. I’ll just end with my favorite quote..Ahem…… “Nintendo innovates, and Sony duplicates” Lunatic Yeah, like how Sony duplicated the Nintendo’s light-based controller tracking and live video stream sharing with their new console. Such copycats. Manuel Alberto That company can’t do anything unique for themselves. At least Microsoft made something unique for their console. (Even if they copied the sensor bar. But let’s face it, at least they were able to make it into something unique. I know because I tried it). nu unique??? jay Microsoft didnt invent Kinect how many damn times do I gotta tell people this. It was originally made for the Wii by a company named 3DV. Nintendo did not accept the offer because they did not want to take credit for a 3rd party’s invention. Well guess who decided to steal all the credit? ….YUP. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrbNVAcdgMA nu fist bumps @casualJay:disqus plus the kinect is quite similar to ps2 eyetoy jay *Smash Bros. Bump* nu out of the ring Manuel Alberto Okay… That I did not know. jay There’s a lot gamers don’t know about ms. They also didn’t develop Halo. Apple did. ms bought it and took all the credit like they always do. Nintendo is the only innovative console developer unfortunately. They MAKE their own tech and games. jay LOL Yeah the move and analog stick and shoulder buttons and eye pet and super-playstation-stars-battle-smash-royale-bros. were SO DARN innovative!! Live video stream? Are you fucking kidding me?!! /facepalm. Lunatic Whoa, calm down there, spaz. Yes, live video stream. The PS4 will let you watch other people as they play, and even take control of their games to demo them or help them through tough spots. That is unique. That is innovative. It doesn’t matter if YOU like it or think it’s any good, it has real potential, and no other company has put it into a major console before. Considering the popularity of “Let’s Play” videos and the rise of video game watching similar to sport, this is a smart new move and you’d have to be an idiot to think that it’s a worthless idea. Magnus Eriksson Thats not why its an unfair comparison! What makes it unfair is that the Wii U is current gen while PS4 is next gen. Wii U should be compared with its predecessor, the Wii. Nintendofreak ALERT: PHOTOSHOP DETECTED jay Dismissing the “core” had them finishing 1st place last gen. Stupid cun… Waluigi Nothing new about me so this Nintendo Direct was boring fireheartis1 Yah there was silly Waluigi you were in the Mario and Sonic game. Stop being a crybaby you got to shoot the cool gun. Geez all I hear from you Waluigi is “What about me what about Waluigi”. Man you must be a Raven fan because you and him cry way to much lol. Magnus Eriksson Not possible to do. Nintendo is unable to resurrect the Wii U. All that they announced was really old stuff that none but some of their fans cares about. Nothing of this will hype up the console. You look at more under 55000 sells per month Nintendo. What a failure… DUNNY now rare needs to give us metriod or star fox Lunatic Rare? Microsoft owns Rare, and they don’t MAKE Metroid and Star Fox. John Andalora Well, actually…. They made that incredible, MIND-BLOWING adventure called Starfox Adventures…. which, wasn’t that good. So….. yeah, there totally was that… I guess…. Nifty little fun fact of the day. Lunatic Oh, what do you know. Well considering Adventures was nothing like any other Star Fox, and wasn’t even originally supposed to BE a Star Fox game, we can probably just disregard that one. Would be awfully nice if Nintendo could get the rights back for Banjo Kazooie, though. I wonder if lack of rights is what’s kept DK64 off the Virtual Console… John Andalora No. They got Rights to DK. That’s why they made a Wii game and made a 3DS game shown in this Nintendo Direct. Lunatic Well obviously they have the rights to DK, but DK64 was a Rare game, so perhaps they have limited rights to rereleasing it. If they had the rights to all games they made in the past under Rare, you’d think that it would’ve been the Wii to get rereleases of Banjo Kazooie/Tooie and Conkur’s Bad Fur Day, not the XBox 360. Bloop REGGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! John Andalora Well. I thought that was disappointing. Anyone else? Clel Yeah… there really wasn’t anything incredibly interesting in this Nintendo Direct. Buuut, I guess they don’t want to give away everything so that there are no surprises at E3. *sigh* I guess we’ll just have to be patient. juancamiloarq There are at least three Nintendo Directs more to come in the next month, so I don’t worry that much. I’m sure the heavy weights are still to jump in!! Morits Lian Dintendo. juancamiloarq Done 😉 val berger No offense but this Nintendo Direct kinda sucked. Ricardo de Lima Thomaz Why? They told us it was ONLY about summer games, that is all I was expecting! val berger I’m glad if there are people who enjoyed it, I just didn’t. Matt Cameron I think they were just paving the way for only new and exciting news, and games during the E3 Nintendo Direct val berger hopefully. I’m somehow starting to ask myself if I may be the wrong audience to get excited. But then again … I’m not that special at all ;D Mark Thom SUCKED ASS LOL Matt Cameron Did Reggie just call us CUNTS’s???? hahaha!!! Lunatic So can somebody please explain to me why they are still releasing details for Game and Wario? It’s been out in Japan for 2 months. Clel I loved the box art for New Super Luigi U. Mark Thom WOW NINTENDO THAT SUCKED ASS BIG TIME Ken Seymour definitely a let down, I dont need release dates of what we already know will be out in the next few months, we want footage of new games…I love Nintendo but I dont know how they look at this and think, yeah our fans will be happy with this…It’s pretty bad when they have been doing this for decades and they still dont know what we want… Holyfire I haven’t even watched the direct yet, alas, if what I’ve read previously was to be true, this is just a minor direct. They will have a series of more directs leading up to E3 which will give the bigger news. Nintendo fashion, start with the small news first, build up to the best. Unlike Sony on PS4 laying down brilliant hype generating promises way before its system release that it may never necessarily be lived up to Jack McFee It was SUMMER games people! Future games @ E3 Lunatic I could summarize this entire video in 2 bullet points: – The next Sonic game will be Wii U exclusive – *A bunch of gameplay from stuff you already know about* uPadWatcher Next month, I’m gonna go to Best Buy and play the Wii U demos!!!! juancamiloarq They should bring Sega Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast games to the Wii U VC, just as the did with the Game Gear on 3DS. Sigh. Lunatic Well presumably they will bring Genesis games over from the Wii’s VC to the Wii U. Saturn and Dreamcast are obviously possible too, but they are rolling out things slowly. Rob Lucci People got to realize that Nintendo isn’t gonna blow their load on a random ND when E3 is a few weeks away.If anything the “real” news will be in June. Lev M no need to be disappointed, if they showed all there cards here than they wouldn’t have anything to show at E3 Graeme Lynch This was the biggest load of horse crap! Seriously. US get an announcement that Nintendo will showcase games at Best Buy. Japan gets a special edition of Yakuza (one of my favourite PS games). EU gets an earlier release of Wonderful 100. Yey. The WiiU is becoming fast becoming a similar experience of the Wii for me. Which is a real shame because I unfortunately missed some great games on the Wii, that I sold, while I was busy playing a plethora of others on PS3. The faith I put in this console is on par with organised religion but I’m feeling like I’m having a crisis of faith. When will I be wowed by Nintendo? By another 3D Mario game that has everyone jizzing their pants? By the release of a new mature Zelda? Maybe. By the ‘new’ project from Retro? Possibly. Too many ‘maybes’ and ‘possibly’ for my liking and not enough certainty. Before anyone thinks ‘oh obviously you aren’t a Nintendo fan if you aren’t excited by Mario and Zelda’ Stop right there. Nintendo’s past consoles, excluding Wii, had me hooked. They actually had games that had me so excited I couldn’t wait for the end of Friday’s to go buy them. What happened? Nintendofreak well whatever just a nintendo direct… don’t really care until the e3 directs but still watching it….jill <3 springer85 LMFAO this was utter PATHETIC!!!!! It is hillarious how nintendo keep hyping this little cack directs as huge news then all they show are a few release dates!!! If nintendo thinks that 3 or 4 of these lame boring directs will interest anyone at E3 they are sadly mistaken!!! Nintendo is slowly losing the plot the wii u has been the most epic fail console ever from nintendo!!! After E3 the wii u will be dead!!! Nintendo needs to fire their marketing team and the guy who came up with wii u!! 3rd party have already turned there backs on nintendo and all nintendo will show at E3 is the same mario,mario kart zelda rehash but with just HD!!! Sony and Microsoft will be releasing next gen consoles which EVERYONE is talking about!! Bye bye lametendo!!! LOL Quicksilver88 You know I believe everyone is entilted tomtheir opinion but I am sort of sick of the haters and trolls here. First off I like the Nintendo directs and even though this one was light we all expected that as the big info will come out at the E3 one. I mean come on what are Sony and Microsoft doing to communicate to their customers….uh nothing (i own all systems so I am not a fan boy). This was the most imfo we have gotten on Pikman relating to plot, play options, and the question of the way time will be handled. I think this game is looking excellent both visualy and in play mechanics and I actually think it will help sell systems to those that liked the previous games or that like SRPG. I missed RE on 3DS and am really looking forward to it on U. Also the Sega announcement is major…l mean 3D Sonic games on Dreamcast were excellent and I know that was forever ago but it gives me he we will get a quality game with Nintendo partnering and getting the exclusive. Remember Sega said they have 7 wii-u games in dev and 3 are exclusives so that is a lot of content. i thought the winter games looked fun and varied. Also the new Wario is suprising me with some really fun looking party/mini games. I mean honestly you Nintendo haters digust me. You get your rocks off on new FPS game X that really offers the same mechanics and visuals as the last FPS game but piss on the wide variety of entertainig material and varied gameplay that Nintendo offers…look how games are offering support for gamepad, wii mote, and pro controller for differnt parts of the game like the Wnter and Wario games. I think Nintendo will be just fine in this generation and for all you shooter bro losers please go pay formyour xbox gold subscription get your new COD DLC and get the hell out of here! nu its funny it hasnt been a year yet and every1 is acting the game is over. the other two system arent even out yet one has a enormous price with no substance but business as usual. Three days from now mirco’s watever box will be announce, another useless system that you will have to pay for everything again even pay to buy with an addition fee just to play them and it will probably break a year after bought it. Which u dummies will just go and another buy one. You will complain and buy another then another then buy the better version that should been the one they should of released in the first place. nu But if my memory serves me right wii has sold nearly 100 millions unit with the other fighting over the rest at 50mill a piece. now they just got up to around 70 mill. nintendo titles sell for around a min 12mill and they have alot of them to. will act of no vision has to sqeak out shove wear just to make ends meat with their call to dooky and (rip) guitar “hero” so let put away the funeral arrangements and we doom crap until the holidays because 3ds beat vita out of the gate and is still whomp’n it’s ass Dominic Coradazzi Well at least we finally got some new info on Pikmin 3 and a launch date for W101 lolnou Wow, this one was boring.