Unlike the 37-minute-long US Nintendo Direct livestream broadcast that was going on simultaneously, Japan’s ND broadcast was a lot shorter, coming in at just under 20 minutes. Although both broadcasts featured a lot of the same info, there were a few pleasant surprises here.
For starters, only in the Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast did gamers get to see Shigeru Miyamoto “cosplaying” as Luigi (pictured above), complete with a vacuum cleaner that’s… probably not the Poltergeist 5000 from Luigi’s Mansion.
But what was completely left out of the American broadcast was mention of the upcoming Daigassou! Band Brothers game for the 3DS, which I suppose means that as with the previous version on the DS, it’s quite unlikely that this new Band Brothers would show up in English on Western shores.