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New Nintendo Direct coming December 18

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Nintendo has announced a brand new Nintendo Direct coming tomorrow, December 18 for all three major regions, including North America, Europe, and Japan. The announcement came via the official Nintendo Twitter account and stated we’ll be seeing a look at Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games through Spring 2014, so it’s possible we’ll get some new information on what Nintendo has in the pipelines.

Here are the airing times:

  • Europe : 3PM
  • UK : 2PM
  • USA (East Coast) : 9AM
  • USA (West Coast) : 6AM
  • Japan : 11PM

What are you most hoping to see?

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  • C00k1e

    Nintendo TVii in Europe Please!!!

    • Paco Turista

      And in Mexico too!!!

  • jjbredesen

    I want Zelda U, but they will not show it so i guess smash news and Mk8 news is what i am most excited for. But since its a major one for all 3 regions they must have something special. planned. Anyways my body is ready

  • Petri

    More on Bayonetta 2 and release date, please.
    Demo would be lovely too.

  • LevenThumps

    I’m sure Mario Kart 8 will be on there for sure, but I’m also hoping for some info on Bayonetta 2, X, and Smash Bros.

    • Ace

      Don’t get your hopes up. I have been down this road too many times with the latest Directs. I don’t want to be disappointed again so I am not expecting much. Then if they do announce something new or different then it will be a nice surprise.

      • Shota

        they’re focus too much on 3ds games.

    • Josiah Parsons

      SOOOOOO psyched for MK8. It’s the most likely to be shown off of your list.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    New metroid on 3DS that is the successor of Super Metroid, as it was the case for Zelda ALBW for Zelda ALTTP?

    And say that Retro Studios is on the Metroid on Wii U.
    Please :<

  • Ace

    Another Direct that will just underwhelm. All of the latest Direct’s have been full of 3DS news with little to no Wii U news (that we didn’t already know before). I would be lying if I said that I am excited for this tomorrow.

    • jjbredesen

      Sadly this is true, but they should show something big now since xmas is in only 7-8 days….but since its Nintendo i will not get my hopes up.

    • LevenThumps

      The November Direct said beforehand that it would focus on 3DS games, so while it’s dissapointing they didn’t showcase WiiU games, it had already been established they wouldn’t. This one says they will be focusing 3DS and WiiU games, so hopefully they will focus more on WiiU than in the past.

      • Shota

        they also said in one direct wiiu only. yet there still was some 3dsgames

    • Laud

      Yeah, you know that because…. they’ve underwhelmed you in the past? Have some faith.

      I’m excited, and if nothing gets announced it’s still better than nothing.

      Would you rather they show nothing at all?

      • FoxMulder900

        Agreed, any news is good news!

      • Ace

        What is the difference of announcing nothing and not doing a Direct at all? I want them to announce something…but the stuff that has been going on lately is frustrating.
        Their “Big” announcement at VFX was that Cranky Kong is a playable character? Come on man…that’s just sad.
        I love Nintendo, but you have to admit that they are dropping the ball a bit.

        • D.M.T

          VGX Awards was a complete joke so its kinda funny that their big announcement was something stupid because the whole show sucked

          • Ace

            Right that’s why I’m a little frustrated. They said it was a “big” announcement and then tell us that. That’s the frustration I’m talking about. I know they never promised a big anything this Direct, but it would be nice to have a little more Wii U information in this one that’s all.

        • Laud

          Nintendo didn’t say anything about a ‘big’ announcement. They said they were going to give a new look into an upcoming game. The fans and the media are what created the hype you feasted upon and then you let yourself get disappointed.

          Besides, I know Nintendo has been making mistakes but there is no way I’m going to agree with you before I see the Direct. You shouldn’t be swayed either way since it has yet to come.

          I’d still rather see something than nothing at all.

          • Ace

            I am not trying to convince you of anything or trying to have you agree with me. I NEVER listen to the doom and gloom stupidity of the media. I will be happy if they reveal something new about MK or DK or whatever games they speak about.

            All I was trying to say is that they have been giving the 3DS all the love and leaving the Wii U out. I just feel like they need to support the Wii U a little more.

      • Ace

        Give me something like they will be bringing GC and N64 games to the VC (they don’t even have to give me a date, just that they are going to do it). We know NOTHING about the VC or their plans.

    • FoxMulder900

      I understand what you mean, but I feel like people have too high of expectations for these. I want big news just as much as the next guy, but it’s not like they can have E3 sized announcements every month. Directs are more of a way to give us smaller details about new games, and occasionally bigger announcements sprinkled in. (I personally enjoy the directs just to see what quirky things Iwata has to say lol)

      • Ace

        I don’t expect big news each time, but give me something that hasn’t been spoken about already. Wii U hasn’t gotten much love and it has been out over a year.

        I am not expecting E3 type announcements, but I would think that they would want to excite those who have the console a bit more than what they have done.

      • Martijn Plasmans

        Talk about two games (Mario kart & donkey kong) for the next 4 to 5 months is unacceptable for a console with a year head start. It’s more than ok to expect a bunch of great games. Nintendo needs to man up and step their game up.

    • D.M.T

      Lower your expectations and you won’t be disappointed. It’s not Nintendo’s fault that your expectations are too high. I don’t want Nintendo to focus on 3DS either but the reality is that 3DS is selling waaay better than the Wii U.

      • Ace

        My expectations aren’t too high. I think everyone is taking my comment out of context. I know 3DS is selling more…but that’s because Nintendo is giving more of a focus to the 3DS. That’s what I mean…give more love to the Wii U. I feel like they aren’t helping it as much as they could.

        Like you said, I have lowered my expectations so that I am not disappointed. BUT I love Nintendo and want them to give us something to be excited about that’s all. We already know that MK and DK are coming soon, but give us something we don’t know too much about. That’s all.

  • Sam Wagner

    Yaaaayy! I believe in you Nintendo! (Dont break my heart again)

  • jjbredesen

    Dont let this be another VGX Nintendo!! They better give people a reason to buy the Wii U for xmas.

    • Rinslowe

      VGX was a debacle all on it’s own… Nintendo just happened to be unlucky enough to be there.
      And still, they better give people a good reason to buy Wii U’s this holiday season. True.

      • jjbredesen

        Yeah i know VGX was horrible, but my point is Nintendo must not give us a empty direct with news that we will like, but not get us hyped. They must show something great, i am not getting my hopes up, but it would be awesome to see a image or teaser of Zelda U, but it will not happen. Guess some MK8 news (release date?, New charecters, items, and stages), Smash news, DKTF news and some Eshop stuff. Dont really know what to exspect, but they must show something worth my time.

        • NkoSekirei

          heres a tip dont over hype or u ll end up getting burned thats why u should save ur hype till e3 comes around

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah i agree i just think nintendo should show something more, i dont think they will and i am not hyped.

  • Michael Whitehurst

    MH4 to the WEST!?

    • Fred

      and on Wii U

  • jdiaz1994

    Its probably going to be Donkey Kong TF and Bravely Default news. Lets not get too exited yet.

  • Zuxs13

    I am hoping to see some actual news and I hope they say next to Nothing about DK.

  • Random12multi

    Iwota starts the direct and there at valve. Gabe Newell comes into camera. They announce half life 3 exclusive for wiiu. They both shit rainbows and fly off into the sunset.

  • Old School

    How about we finally see something new about Mario Kart 8. It’s not like Mario Kart is one of Nintendo’s best sellers or anything. Or that it would be smart to show it off a little to catch the interest of people that have never played Mario Kart.

    I swear, Nintendo has no clue what they are doing anymore. They give all these new details about Smash Bros when it will be released after Mario Kart but no fucking update or anything about MK?! I have owned all the Nintendo consoles but finally thinking about selling this Wii U and get a PS4. WAKE UP nintenjoke

    • Laud

      Lol, I doubt you even have a Wii U but lets play for a bit.

      We both know Nintendo is secretive about their releases, we never even know a game exists until a few months before it’s released so calm down. Nintendo has no obligation to reveal plans that could potentially harm them in the future by their competitors copying ideas (as they’ve done before)

      And it’s kinda silly for you to even say anything about the PS4. That thing has less games than even the Vita at this point, and it costs more. So the reasons you give right now really are just you being a crybaby because they won’t cater to your needs and reveal all their plans to you.

      Just sayin’.

      • D.M.T

        You make a lot of sense in all of your comments. I like it when people use common sense. Keep it up.

        • Old School

          Thank you my friend, you are very kind. I am just going off of everything I have seen through out time with Nintendo.

          Are you one of the Nintendo sheep? I am a fan of whoever brings out GREAT games. I am not a blind fanboy like I have seen so many here

          • D.M.T

            Are you one of the Nintendo haters? I am a fan of whoever brings out GREAT games. I am not a blind hater like I have seen so many here.

          • Old School

            Couldn’t come up with anything original I see. I guess you are a blind sheep since you are displaying something not original like Nintendo lately.

            A Nintendo hater wouldn’t have owned every Nintendo console. I just want Nintendo to wake up before its too late and they only sell handhelds in the future

          • D.M.T

            It’s funny how you call me unoriginal when you haven’t said anything original yourself. Do you think that calling me a “sheep” makes you original? You better think again. I guess you are a blind hater since you are displaying something not original like Sony and Microsoft lately.

            A Nintendo sheep wouldn’t have owned a PS1, PSP, PS3 and Xbox 360. A Nintendo sheep wouldn’t think about buying the Steambox next year. If you really care about Nintendo then wish them well and stop talking shit about them. People have been saying that Nintendo is “doomed” since the 1990’s and Nintendo is still here. People like you never learn huh?

      • Old School

        Dont be so quick to open your mouth when you have no clue what I own and you don’t want to play with me here or online. I currently play MKW and go by ICE KING. If you battle feel free to send me your FC and you’ll see if I actually own a Wii U.. I currently have a Turbo Graphx, N64, PS1 & 2, Wii, 3DS and a Wii U. I have tried a number of Wii U games and they have all been a joke until Mario 3D, and even that game is super easy. I have been a big supporter of Nintendo staring in the 80’s until now. I am not happy that it has taken a year for Nintendo to bring out a GOOD game.

        Lol!! You silly child, how could showin some details about MK8 hurt them in any way? Go on, lets hear this. If you knew anything about Mario Kart you would know it has no competitor.

        It’s not about how many games PS4 has its about the games that are out. You can have 100 garbage games out and it would mean nothing compared to 10 great games. Time to wake up

        • jjbredesen

          100 garbage games?? Lets look at IGN’s reviews of some of the biggest Wii U games out this year: (3rd party multiplats included)

          Wii Fit U: 7,5

          Super Mario 3D World: 9,6

          COD Ghosts: 8,8

          Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag: 8,5

          Batman: Arkham Origins: 7,8

          Wii Party U: 7.5

          LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: 9

          Deus Ex: Human Revolution — Director’s Cut: 8,3

          Sonic: Lost World: 5,8 (not good 0,1 worse than knack 5,9)

          Skylanders Swap Force: 8,2

          Just Dance 2014: 7.9

          Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure: 9.1

          The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: 9.8

          Rayman Legends: 9.5

          The Wonderful 101: 7,4

          Disney Infinity: 8.7

          Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist: 9.2

          Duck tales remastered: 7

          Pikmin 3: 8.8

          New Super Luigi U: 7.3

          Game & Wario: 5.1 (yeah thats bad)

          Sniper Elite V2: 7

          Resident Evil Revelations: 7.5

          Toki Tori 2: 8

          Need for Speed Most Wanted U: 9

          Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate 8.8

          LEGO City: Undercover: 8

          BitTrip Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien: 9

          Is that bad?? No its not!

          • Old School

            If you actually read what I wrote you could see I am using (100 games) as an example. Let me explain again, it about quality not quantity. Let me know if you still don’t understand what I am saying

          • jjbredesen

            YES that is what i am saying to *facepalm there are loads of games out that are of “hight quality” the reason i made the list was to show that all the big games had good scores and they where all great quality games. I agree 100% that amount does not matter, that is why i am with nintendo. They dont release many games, but when they do the are fantastic. Has there ever been a bad zelda game?? No (not counting CDI) My list is just to show that there is a lot of games but they are all good, (almost all) If you look at the ps4 games there is good games to, i was just pointing out that just because the Wii U has got lots of games does not mean that they are bad,

        • Laud

          LOL

          k

        • NkoSekirei

          troll will be troll cause wat u say about all wii u games are currently out is a joke seriously u lost me dude

  • Zuxs13

    Well the Facebook invite says it will focus on Wii U and 3DS software Launching through Spring 2014. So I would hope there will be more than just DK on this for the Wii U.

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    Zelda? Please? Or Smash Bros? PRETTY PLEASE. JUST THIS ONCE! MAKE MY CHRISTMAS!

    • D.M.T

      This is why you people are constantly disappointed because you can’t control your emotions. Calm down and use your brains for a second, Zelda U is not coming in Spring 2014 so they will NOT be talking about Zelda.

      • Rinslowe

        Why you have to be so real? Man?

        Lol, totally agree…

      • YiyeUniverseMB

        I know. It was a joke.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          That was obvious. Sadly, others are too serious when it comes to gaming. :P

  • The Clockwork Being

    Guys now remember. DONT HYPE THIS UP. They haven`t said anything about Zelda or any games. Go in blind and dont expect anything. Hopefully I dont see people coming here saying that they are dissapointed that Metroid wasn`t shown and stuff like that. What to expect is for stuff in Spring. So Mario Kart will be shown. A smash character or more info will be shown. Thats all I am expecting. Remember, keep your expectations low!

    • Rinslowe

      Words of Wisdom

    • Speedy Petendo

      Wii Sports Club golf to be announced at Nintendo Direct! Wii Sports Club maintenance scheduled for just after Nintendo Direct to prep.

      ***Edit*** You heard it here first! Speedy Petendo delivered!!!

      • Nintenjoe82

        I wouldn’t say no to a spot of golf

        • Nintedward

          I actually play real Golf regularly! I follow Football/soccer and play Golf… I’m actually really good at golf as well. Last time I played I got 87 on a par 72 course ;)

          Awesome sport imo, love going to a driving range and just caning some balls happy gilmore style!

          • Matt Elgie

            How did no one laugh at your golf scores hahaha. I was thinking you put that up to get a chuckle out of people.

        • Waluigi#1

          now more info about Mario Golf World Tour, super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS, Mario Kart 8 and the new Kirby and Yoshi Games

      • Jon

        I doubt Golf will arrive though it may be to prepare, I hope though they release something to help the online play

      • Levi Johansen

        I want boxing!

    • Speedy Petendo

      Wii Fit U retail version to be delayed in North America to January 10th. Iwata to apologize at Nintendo Direct.

      • The Clockwork Being

        lol

      • Javier Smith

        Ha, it would be funny if the entire ND was only about this. Just a half-hour apology from Iwata.

    • Nintenjoe82

      Ok, but remember this is Xmas and Nintendo need to at least give us some hoperbole (a cross between hope and hype)

      • The Clockwork Being

        Im stealing that word. But you are right. Hoperbole is what we need right now.

      • lonewolf88

        its not XMAS ITS CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

    • greengecko007

      Im not even expecting Smash Bros. information, since they confirmed it’s not a Spring release. It’s probably Donkey Kong and Mario Kart for Wii U games. Not thst there’s anything wrong with that. I actually wish they would do more of these directs.

      • Derian D’Intino

        But every Nintendo direct featuring Iwata since E3 had good guy Sakurai revealing another character, even if it’s a veteran.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Derian is right. I myself am expecting Smash related news. It is important to remember that we still haven’t had our monthly smash character reveal.

    • Nintedward

      Yep! If everyone thinks back to last year, they had a direct just like this in December and discussed games like MH3U, Lego City, Ninja Gaiden,Injustice, Rayman Legends etc. Just the games that were coming in the near future.
      It wasn’t until an even bigger direct in January that they announced X, Yoshi yarn, WWHD, SMTX FE, Zelda Wiiu etc.

      In January, we’re going to get the first look at Zelda Wiiu and SMTX FE and X will be fully unveiled along with Yoshi and some new announcements.

      Tomorrow we can expect in depth looks at the likes of Mario kart, DKTF, watchdogs etc..

      • The Clockwork Being

        Exactly! The January Direct kicks off the year with announcement and hype. Its when that January Direct is announced that we should be ready for great things to be announced. And I myself really want to see some new for Mario Kart 8 since it is obvious that Nintendo will talk about it.

      • Javier Smith

        Man, I hope you are right, Nintendward!

        Must… not… get… hyped.

        • Nintedward

          I think Nintendo is doing the directs annually for the big ones. And then they just announce small ones whenever they feel like it.

      • Tim van Broekhoven

        I like your theory. Sounds really fair :D

    • Sydney Ultrasyd

      I don’t hope for much either. We’ll see. If it’s only for some more
      Mario Kart and Smash Bros (we already have many screenshots every week, videos of MK8, it’s enough for me, I know what it is about), I don’t even know if it’s worth arranging my time table in order to be able to watch it. I’m at the point where I don’t even care about HD remakes, even Majoras Mask, because I have the previous Nintendo consoles already, and the games were already a great experience. I’m not excited by Wii U Sport because I have both on Wii and I see no reason why I should pay 9$ for almost the same thing, sorry. It won’t be a new experience. My wife and my son are fine with the old Wii Sport. Maybe like the millions of people who own a Wii.

      I’m desperatly looking for more infos about games like X, probably like millions of people. I want to DREAM, simple. About great new games and new worlds.This is what games are about, I think. Dream. Maybe I can say that i’m not dreaming anymore : MK will just be a new MK, DK a new DK, SB a new SB. More options, better looking. OK.

      We know that Nintendo direct is the place for small updates, just like VGX showed to be. But I think that it’s now the moment for Nintendo to annouce big / new things, so that people can wait a bit more instead going to Sony and Microsoft. Don’t get me wrong : I don’t say that they should announce big thing at THIS Nintendo Direct – I’m wondering if we’ll have to wait for the next E3 for more details about exciting new games ? If yes, it will be too late.

      Because just one thing : I’d like to be able to EXCHANGE GAMES with my friends, talk about Wii U and how such a great console it is for real, not only online. I don’t know for you, but almost no one in my environment owns a Wii U. Is the situation fine ?

      Anyway, with 11 physical Wii U games (+3 more in a few weeks) + a bunch of downloads and virtual console, I’m pretty much able to wait… I’v never
      bought so many games on a new platform. Just so you know I love Nintendo. But I know this website very well now : as soon as you say that you expect more from Nintendo, or say they aren’t doing so good, you get downvoted like you’d better shut up. Like you are not a CEO so you can’t talk about good / bad business decisions. Like if we should all say
      “everything is perfect”. But I can tell you that I love Nintendo with all the many and many consoles and games I have from them, one full room for that, even the walls and everything. Still, I think they should announce anything new, even a damn little screenshot. I’m desperate.

      So yeah, do not expect anything great, lower your expectations as said. But in that case, Nintendo should as well lower their expectations regarding the number of Wii U selling too and forget about the 9 millions. It’s all fine, right ?
      The truth is that money is the engine of everything. No big announce and hype = low sells = no 3rd party support and empty multiplayer games … And there is a bunch of games from 3rd party editors that looks pretty nice to me, make me dream. And I don’t want to buy a PS4 just for Mass Effect 4 for example. I’d be happy with it on Wii U.

      Now bring the downvotes :D

      • The Clockwork Being

        ”I’m desperatly looking for more infos about games like X, probably like millions of people. I want to DREAM, simple.”

        Every week I go on youtube just to watch the E3 trailer of X.

        ”I don’t know for you, but almost no one in my environment owns a Wii U. Is the situation fine ?”

        Well I have 3 or 4 friends that own one. Alot of my friends are Nintendo fan but they are mostly fans of certain Nintendo games. So they will buy the console once that game comes out then buy every other game they missed out on.

        ”But I know this website very well now : as soon as you say that you expect more from Nintendo, or say they aren’t doing so good, you get downvoted like you’d better shut up.”

        Believe me thats not entirely true. As long as you dont hate blindly like a hater and actually bring good points to the table then people will actually upvote you. I have done a few rants on this website all while being constructive in my arguments and people up voted or even questioned me on certain things. As long as you aren’t hating blindly its all fine.

        I’m upvoting your comment since what you said seemed actually good and well said. :)

    • Alexander Kleinwechter

      lol i got all hyped up, but you are right i probably shouldnt. If they only show mario kart 8 a bit more or smash bros then its all fine by me!

      • The Clockwork Being

        Same

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      I do not know what they will show but I will not be blind. I hope they show us one surprise game and that’s all. I expect them to show Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Probably X and some 3ds games like Bravely Default which is not out yet on USA. I keep my finger crossed and hope we hear more about X.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Yeah my expectations are almost the same as you although after reading your comment I hope Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem has some info.

    • Adam Porter

      screw that ZELDA U IS FINALLY HERE EVERYBODY!!! ;-}

      • The Clockwork Being

        Gosh how I love this comment ;)

      • Speedy Petendo

        Masahiro Sakurai just sent a tweet reminding everyone about this Nintendo Direct… AND a Miiverse post! “We don’t wanna miss today’s Nintendo Direct, right?”-Sakurai.

      • Speedy Petendo

        Nintendo is developing “little experiences” for smart phones and tablets.

        TBD if this will be unveiled at this Nintendo Direct or kept for a later date. What Nintendo mini games would you like to see on your smart phone?

      • Speedy Petendo

        Wii U sales in Japan – nearly double this week!
        *This week: 74,903
        *Last week: 48,762

        • Tim

          Ummm…that’s not nearly double…not even close…you’re about 24,000 units off

    • Squid

      A smash announcement is what I feel coming,

      • The Clockwork Being

        Yeah Smash needs an announcement. Let’s not forget our monthly character reveal.

    • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

      I upvote that because I take the Metroid part personnaly :D

      • The Clockwork Being

        Dont worry about Metroid I am sure they are working on one.

    • NkoSekirei

      last time people over hyped and got burned so i rather save my hype for e3 till then ill be playing the games ive alrdy have

    • Ezio Auditore da Firenze

      It’s to late, my hype level is already pretty high. Even though I know I’ll be disappointed.

  • Speedy Petendo

    Nintendo Direct tomorrow!

  • Rinslowe

    Cranky Kong!

    • Rinslowe

      That was humour…. Most people got it. 3 were just cranky.
      :(

      :)

  • incoherent1

    I don’t expect to see it in Spring, but would LOVE to see some footage (or even screenshots) from SMT x Fire Emblem. Fire Emblem: Awakening was incredible and I can’t wait to see how they translate that and SMT to Wii U.

    Other than that, I’m keeping low expectations and anything else will be a pleasant surprise. :)

  • Eduardo

    This would help Wii U.. a temporary $100 price drop from now till the end of the year including with all bundles, free wii sports and wii fit u. And that would make Wii U sell out my friends.

    • D.M.T

      Why do you people keep begging for price drops? The price is not the problem here, the problem is the lack of 3rd party support for the system. Why don’t you beg Sony or Microsoft for a price drop, why its Nintendo that should be super cheap? The Wii U is worth $300 and should NOT become cheaper anytime soon.

      • Eduardo

        Begging?.. dude I own 2 Wii Us 1 is mine the other is for my kids and I said temporary “price drop”. Just to create a rush! Because your right the system is worth more than $300 at least to me but this would sell the system out along with the other 2 systems.

  • Sean

    I just want a peek at SMTxFE, X, or dat zelda (long shot)… maybe something we havent seen yet!

  • Eduardo

    A mention of Metroid would be a great Christmas gift from Nintendo.

  • tom

    Please a release date for Bayonetta 2 !!!!

    • RyuNoHadouken

      June…get over it

      • tom

        June is confirmed?

      • NkoSekirei

        how about not being a smart@$$ troll and show some respect dude by answering him more polite then just say get over it

        • RyuNoHadouken

          u mad bro?

  • Guest

    The reason people aren’t buying a Wii U is no games, the reason there are no games the 3rd party companies say the Wii U sales are too low. Fix that one.

    • Rinslowe

      You’re like 4 months late to that comment, lol…

      • Marcel Pérez

        It still applies if you put aside the games available in other consoles, since there’s only like 4 good Nintendo exclusive games at the moment.

        • Rinslowe

          Lets not undermine the importance and the quality of those titles. I assume you are referring to last gens HD twins no? Because you surely cannot include this generations games on PS4 and Xbox 1, they are truly starved for content as of right now…
          Consider in the case of Wii U vs last gen, well would that be a fair comparison? Wii U being on the market for just over 1 year. While the other two…. do I even need to finish? What kind of comparison is that?

          Pikmin, WWHD, SM3DW are not just good games. They’re great games and all in very different ways. Playing that down when comparing to other titles is underhanded.

  • Javier Smith

    I like the way Nintendo announces ND’s right before they happen. Gives very little time to hype it up, but we all will anyway.

  • MetroidZero

    Great, working at that time. -_-

  • JuleyJules

    They’re smart doing this a week before Christmas as it could push some people to make the purchase if they’re on the fence. Hope we see release dates they stick to in ’14, trailers for previously announced games and maybe some news we aren’t expecting whether it’s new games, VC content or features.

  • RyuNoHadouken

    8 am for all of us Central time folks….but anyways, this ND is going to suck because its gonna talk about games that are months away and nothing we can put our hands on this year…Nintendo is smothered in fail sauce…morons

    • JuleyJules

      Notice it says ‘games through Spring 2014′ so they’re not necessarily all games coming out months from now.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        DK is the only other game outside of Spring for Wii U…you do know spring starts the last week in March, right?

        • JuleyJules

          How condescending are you? Through Spring means from now THROUGH SPRING. You do know what ‘through’ means don’t you? It does NOT say games coming out ONLY IN SPRING. How do we know there is not something else coming before spring? They have not told us everything yet.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            DK is the only announced game and that comes in Feb…..yes, i do know what “through” means…but im just putting 2+2 together

          • Rinslowe

            = 1 right….
            Lol.
            Back to class mate. It’s more important than you think. Especially if you truly want to know what 2+2 equals…
            :P

          • RyuNoHadouken

            “+” can also be used in place of “and” in America

          • Rinslowe

            As I said back to class…

          • NkoSekirei

            ignore him dude hes just plain retarded troll

    • Rinslowe

      It’s so hilarious that saying… Strike one down and another will spring up to replace him. Guys like you are weeds and you’re just one hater in a long line of haters, that have been adequately dealt with over time.
      Don’t expect to do the same thing as those others and get a different result. You know what they say about that…
      Not to mention you completely lack the flair of Truthteller. Therefore a mere shadow of that guys entertainment value.
      As the new court jester, I advise you to try harder.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        the anger is strong in you young Padawan

        • Rinslowe

          :)
          Not even close…

  • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

    must…. not… get…. expectations…. up….

  • JB

    If Audrey Drake is in this direct, then I’m all in… What am I saying, I’ll watch anyways! :-)

    EDIT: OMG, I just realized I used an unfortunate choice of words…

    • FoxMulder900

      That would be pretty awesome, but I was thinking her job at Nintendo was more of a localization/editing position, not so much marketing. But I could be wrong!

      • JB

        I know :-( but she was in the direct last month, if I recall correctly. She was in the elevator with Bill Trinen at the beginning of it.

        • FoxMulder900

          No way! Haha I didn’t realize that!

  • Sydney Ultrasyd

    OK, I lower my expectations so that I won’t be disapointed :D
    But seriously, a bit of X would be rad.

  • Kenshin0011

    Yes Yes Yes Yes YES! Butterflies :)

  • Old School

    It’s nice to always think positive but after a while we can’t help but be a little disappointed. We want Nintendo to do great and bring out great games but so far that hasn’t been happening.

    Having a background in sales and marketing I do not see how Nintendo can continue this path and expect much.

    Think about it Nintendo, you have to advertise these games that are coming out in the future. Show small updates on new games to keep the hype going. These are the type of things that can improves sales (which they really need) because there’s people that haven’t owned a Wii or played Mario Kart or Smash Bros. By showing a little more about these you can catch the interest of a good amount of potential customers.

  • Devilus

    This needs to show more of monolith softs new project x or a a new metroid or zelda or im am done with the “big” N!

  • Con

    I just got a wii u two days ago, can someone tell me what Nintendo direct is

    • Guest

      Nintendo Direct is an online presentation produced by Nintendo Co., Ltd.

    • Pikachief

      It’s when they do a video to show off more info of previously announced games, or to even announce new things.

    • FoxMulder900

      You can watch them in the videos section of the eShop if you’d like to watch them on your TV :)

    • Guy

      It’s a live stream of Nintendo news. You can see it here.
      http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/12-18-2013/

  • Sdudyoy

    Ehh, I have a feeling it will be just be some stuff we already know about, maybe more Pikmin 3 DLC, It would be cool to hear about SM3DW DLC although I think as the game just came out we won’t have any of that till next year.

    • BIG Franky

      actually…. I think they already announced that there wont be any DLC for SM3DW….

      • Sdudyoy

        Okay, I don’t ever buy DLC anyway so it wont really affect me.

  • Pikachief

    I can see it now…

    DONKEY KONG
    Kirby 3D
    DONKEY KONG
    Yoshi’s New Island
    DONKEY KONG
    New Smash Character

    …Please Understand…

    DONKEY KONG!

    • Marcel Pérez

      it’s a shame as a Nintendo fan you have to get used getting dissapointed lol

    • Nintedward

      Is it just me though or does Tropical freeze look incredible? i can’t wait for that game. And when it gets its inevitably stellar review, everyone will LOOOOVE Donkey kong. DKCR was freeekin awesome.

    • Waluigi#1

      BTW i don’t wanna know what you’re gonna do if there is nothing about DK

  • Ian Settlemyer

    If Yoshi is revealed tomorrow, that means that all 8 original characters will be together once again.

  • Fred

    I know it’s not likely, but I’d love them to say X spring 2014

    • Fred

      However I’ll be willing to settle for a pile of N64, GBA, and Gamecube VC games.

  • mojack411

    This actually has promise. 2014 is a year full of super high profile releases.

  • GermGerm

    Harvest Moon Wii U

  • GermGerm

    Actually I am really hoping they will announce some new games coming out this Spring that have never been announced. Nothing huge obviously but I would like to see some new stuff.

  • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

    I hope Nintendo show us something amazing.

    That would be a awesome christmas present :-)

  • James060394

    I’d like to see Nintendo Network ID’s not tied to hardware. I regretfully had to sell my Wii U due to circumstances but didn’t wipe my NNID. I’m looking to purchase a Wii U as soon as i can use my NNID on a new system :)

  • Squid

    Funny thing is that I said yesterday that the Nintendo direct should be really soon, I expected Xmas eve but this is good too.

  • uPadWatcher

    Next month, I’ll be looking forward to the release of Wii Fit U, DKC: Tropical Freeze the month after and the official release date for Mario Kart 8.

  • paulthevgking

    i think games like zelda, yoshi, and x will be talked about at a direct sometime january-april, they showed off new games like wind waker hd and yoshi at a january direct last year. so this one will probably have smash and mario kart 8

  • Oliver Barraza

    I’m looking forward to it. I just love to get this kind of regular output from Nintendo. It might not always be amazbawls stuff but at least they are making efforts on our behalf. And as an owner of the 3DS and Wii U it’s a win no matter what they talk about!

  • Madmagican

    Shit, I’m taking my exams until 11
    …no live stream for me :(

    Anyway, I’m expecting more details on DKTF and some upcoming 3DS titles, maybe a new SSB4 character but I really don’t know
    Guess we’ll find out tomorrow

    • HungryMetroid

      good luck on your exams

      • Madmagican

        …thanks

  • Marcel Pérez

    If this dissapoints like Nintendo has been doing for the last 6 months im getting a PS3 this christmas over the Wii U….

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    new character new character new character new character NEW CHARACTER

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      For Smash? They’ve been doing that on the website.

  • Michael Ocampo

    THANK YOU SANTA IWATA!!!!!! XD

  • Jonathan Dogey

    CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE! CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE!CHANGE THE USER INTERFACE! Create a new and more cinematic style to everything. You walk around a virtual theme park in Nintendoland to choose games, you get a cinematic sequence just for transferring data from Wii to Wii U. The User Interface should be new and unlike the old Wii. And we NEED folders!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!! folders!!!

  • Kev

    Wii U to Wii U transfer please. I own 2 consoles. (which has amazing benefits btw) The only problem is I had to create a 2nd NNID and I couldn’t link my club nintendo account to both systems. Please correct that Nintendo. At the very least let me merge all my stuff onto one system. I’d prefer to have both systems under one unified account but I’ll take anything at this point.

  • demann78

    What ever happened to Yoshi yarn? I bet they cancelled it.

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      Would they really? In this situation? What game would they have to take it’s place, then?

  • RARE

    I don’t expect to be told much. Just excited to be hearing something about “games”. Not about an update, but about some upcoming games.

  • S I L V E R I S C O

    a new IP would be nice for xmas. dont you think it would be good if they somehow got the directs on tv?

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    I Expect Following Get Announced During Both North America&Europe
    * New Trailer, Mario Kart Wii U Get Dated, Mario Kart Wii U Bundle Announced
    * Super Smash Bros 4 Get Release Timeline, Trailer

  • Jimmy Dean

    Not trying to cause speculation but I think there will be mention of more cross over titles and probably something to do with Smash bros as well as other stuff.

  • 504HotBoy

    I wouldn’t consider Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze a spring game. It’s more like a late winter game. Anything released from late march to late may, I would consider a spring release. Pretty sure they still will show DK:TF anyway. I Hope in Jan they show a Nintendo direct of upcoming Wii U games, like they did this previous Jan. Which I thought was better than their E3 showing. I definetly felt more hyped!

    • GermGerm

      It doesn’t say IN spring. It says THROUGH spring. So yes that would include Donkey Kong.

  • Ducked

    Iwata: “And we’d like to proudly announce to Wii U owners, that Kingdom Hearts III will be coming to the Nintendo Wii U”

    Me: *passes out*

    *sigh* Only a dream…

  • derty

    The top titles I would really enjoy seeing more of are Yarn Yoshi, Mario Kart 8, and X.
    That would definitely make this direct perfect for me :D

  • Jackie Lloyd

    SNES games on 3DS Virtual Console and Flipnote Studio 3D is all I’m wishing for. I don’t think a new Zelda is going to be announced here

  • Forbsz

    Get ready to be disappointed because the internet over hypes things way to much….

  • ShinyLatios

    Metroid :D!

  • SethLaw

    I would love info on Monolith Soft ‘X’ title, but reality says i’ll be happy with Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros. trailers

  • FutureFox

    All know is whatever they announce for Spring 2014 I’m expecting half of those to be delayed till Fall. Nintendo can’t seem to hit their target dates lately. Has Iwata been playing and failing at Duck Hunt over there or something?

  • Dennis Hååg

    I hope there will be lots of booty, angelic disformed monsters, bullets flying, sexyness, awesome gameplay and nudeness. Im talking about Bayonetta 2! Cant wait!

  • yoshii

    a link to the past was my first zelda game

  • dtm808

    The big games will hopefully be announced january just like 2013 <3

  • Eric Degrechie

    Monolith Soft X please! They should really hype this game a lot more. It’s an exclusive and not one of Nintendo’s typical IPs. Maybe it’ll help shut the mouths of the detractors who claim Nintendo only rehashes their well-known franchises.

  • https://www.imthegoddamnbatman.com Gamer Mania

    On my birthday? :D
    Well I can’t wait to see what they have (Not getting too hyped though)

    • Con

      Happy birthday man. :) lol

  • CEObrainz

    All I really want to see is a something about this Zelda U. Anything at all….but I would be satisfied with new footage for Smash too…

  • Con

    Can I still hope for an achievement system implemented for Nintendo. ..

    • elton john

      Until Next Time Then

  • nigeriangamer

    hyrule warriors looks awesome.cant wait to hear more about that game