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Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 736d ago | news

Nintendo Announces E3 Nintendo Direct

Hello. We already announced we will have another #NintendoDirectNA at E3, but now we can share the date/time: 6/11 at 7 am PT.

*EU included in credit URL* (3DS, Wii U)

Credit url: twitter.com
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PSNintyGamer  +   736d ago
It begins...... :)
ape007  +   736d ago
im so excited, nintendo games = GOLD
abzdine  +   736d ago
yes! i still dont understand why they're not holding a press conference :/
jakmckratos  +   736d ago
@abzdine 2 reasons-it'd be cheaper to do a direct...it probably cost oodles of cash to hold the stage at E3 and for what I'm sure is a fraction of what they'd pay for that stage appearance they can have a conference that is more availible to everyone that isnt really about E3 which leads to reason 2 which is that MS and PS both have new consoles they're showing off...Nintendo did this already and it is a faltering system with less impressive features and graphics. These new consoles would eclipse them at the show

Nintendo is HOPEFULLY going to focus on their games. Everyone knows there is a new SMash Bros, Mariokart and 3D mario coming to the Wii U and there is much speculation about an HD Zelda as well..hopefully some Star Fox, Metroid and Kid Icarus will get up in dat too. Nintendo has awesome franchises but they're showing them in a new way in the coming weeks.
scissor_runner  +   735d ago
This lets them per record the prestation and then keep working on the games so the games come out sooner.
nrvalleytime  +   736d ago
You know what - this is actually brilliant on Nintendo's part. They don't have to fight for a major conference window, and they'll continue to deliver their news in a manner already established for their consumers.

So long as the news is worthwhile, kudos to you Nintendo. Now please announce a new Metroid/EarthBound/Zelda/Star Fox. Just a thought.
Xof  +   736d ago
You're missing the point.

The problem with Nintendo abandoning E3 has nothing to do with Nintendo consumers. It has to do with people who are -not- Nintendo consumers.
nrvalleytime  +   736d ago
No one's missing the point.

People already know about Nintendo, and the chances of gaining a new customer based on an E3 event - where Nintendo has always struggled - is very slim. In this manner, they control their message, deliver on their own time, and attract a global audience. It's still a major presentation, but under their own terms and without the potential theatrical, bombastic, and useless trappings a major reveal would otherwise necessitate.

To be clear - they haven't abandoned E3. They'll be there with a large presence. It's just now more about their own vision rather than a manufactured demonstration.
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_QQ_  +   736d ago
I think the best buy demos is the best way to get non e3 watchers to learn about nintendo.
Relientk77  +   736d ago
Let's see what they bring to E3. Ready to see that new Smash Bros.
Trago1337  +   736d ago
Retro's new game, bayonetta 2 gameplay, smash bros reveal.........

I usually don't say this, but MY BODY IS READY.
Majin-vegeta  +   736d ago
No it's not :P
http://24.media.tumblr.com/...

Oh yes :D.
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Trago1337  +   736d ago
You've been waiting a long time to use that gif haven't you? Lol
Myst  +   736d ago
Damn o.O
bullymangLer  +   736d ago
ha haa me to. im also ready to say something i never say " fuG me " ha haa this gon be SUPEr
Starbucks_Fan  +   736d ago
FINALLY!

Super Smash Bros!
Simok123  +   736d ago
Weren't they going to have one right before E3 too? Or is that the one we just got? I thought they were doing it like they did last year were they had one the day before the main event. Or are they just announcing this as the main event...but will still have a pre-Nintendo direct? Bleh whatever, as long as we get the hype and announcements for the new games that's all I need, lol.
Ilovetheps4  +   736d ago
This is it. This is the only E3 event they are having this year instead of the huge stage one that they usually have.

I can't wait to see what games I'll be playing on my Wii U soon.
Simok123  +   736d ago
Well from what I heard, they're having multiple Nintendo Directs to take place of one huge conference. That's what I got from it at least.

Either way, whatever like I said, lol.
Ilovetheps4  +   736d ago
Simok, I believe they are having one meeting for investors where they give all the sales and numbers to everyone and then they are having the Nintendo Direct for the gamers. It's kind of nice because I always hate how the first 30 or 45 mins are just sales and numbers for investors.
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1upgamer99  +   736d ago
They are having it here in LA at the Nokia Theater, and that is not exactly small :)
linkenski  +   736d ago
Why does my stupid exams have to be all around the E3 dates. This is horseshit.
ape007  +   736d ago
they always do
AJBACK2FRAG  +   736d ago
Quit school. This is it guys! Nintendo is going to BLOW OUR MINDS!!!! What the heck has Retro studios been working on? What has the master Miyamoto been working on? Hold onto your seats guys it's gonna' be wild! Mario 3d, Mario Kart U SuperSmash Bros. U just to start! The good guys win again! Like I've been saying since pre launch,"THE WII U IS GONNA BE HUUUUUUUUUGE!".Christmas in June! I think I hear Santa! Haters, doom and gloomers and sony fanboys get ready to eat your words! Xbox 1! Lol! Good luck! Get used to third place. I hope Sony has a good show. Lol! Oh crap they never do!
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1upgamer99  +   736d ago
There is nothing wrong with Sony, and I am looking forward to seeing there stuff too. Just not as much as I am Nintedos:), but 1stXbox or Xbox One uh, not so much. I already have a dvr
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n4f  +   736d ago
its because it give free time for the teachers to watch it!!
tehpees3  +   736d ago
I can see this being very promising. Nintendo could seriously blow some minds here.
PigPen  +   736d ago
Give me a new trailer and street date for Monolith Soft's game X.
strigoi814  +   736d ago
Now its your time to shine...
SonyNGP  +   736d ago
Bring it!
Chrono  +   736d ago
They better show a Metroid game.
innocentrebel  +   736d ago
Any bets on how long it will be? Hoping for at least an hour, but over and hour would be nice.
Dj7FairyTail  +   736d ago
it Nintendo Direct. They can make as long as they want. It there live show, money to operate and broadcast.
Jek_Porkins  +   736d ago
I'm so excited for E3, and this news just makes everything sweeter. The fact that so many games are going to be shown off just impresses me and makes me happy.

Please show off something like a new HD Zelda game, Smash Bro's and Metroid!
AJBACK2FRAG  +   736d ago
Gotta' get a peek at the new ZELDA! Please! Where's all the negaholics? They should be trying their best to rain on our parade!
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Mr_Nuts  +   736d ago
The way the Microsoft have gone with the new Xbox, Nintendo should of just done an E3 on stage conference.
RTheRebel  +   736d ago
It Begins

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ninjagoat  +   736d ago
E3 positions.

1st Sony.
2nD Nintendo.
3rd xbox one.

Great thing is the Big N didn't even have to Turn up :).
kirbyu  +   735d ago
Here's my positions:

#1 Nintendo

#2 All other developers
LOL_WUT  +   736d ago
This better be good Nintendo... ;)
bobacdigital  +   736d ago
Doing their own stuff on their own time means they dont have to squeeze everything into 1-3 hours of stage time... Building the stage and paying for show floor space on top of TV coverage prolly costs an enormous amount of money...

Also the amount of rehearsal and worrying if the games will operate properly on stage is a big thing as well. They will be able to shoot and re shoot their Directs and not have to stress as much.

For the user at home we wont see any difference what so ever.. Nintendo Direct schedule will be published online and hosted on several gaming blogs and distributed to masses online. The press and analysts at the event will be able to do exactly what they did at the large stage in a smaller more confined setting. The smaller private conferences will allow the press and analysts to play test everything without a massive amount of lines generated from general spectators on the main floors... and also they will be able to ask more questions and have Nintendos undivided attention.

Also this will allow Reggie and company to be in several places at once... The press at the event will have their coverage and their online counterparts will broadcast their parts.. it will be a massive amount of coverage that Nintendo will piece together over the duration of E3.. To me I dont see any negatives other than the perception of SOME of the public that "Nintendo is scared of the other 2 console makers so they aren't having a conference"...

Again they will have TWO confirmed stage show similar to their Wii U media day event when they showed the bayonetta exclusive and price.. At E3 it just wont be open to the entire show floor... Media, Press, and Analysts are going to have access to it regardless and have the same experience they would have had with a large stage.
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yugovega  +   736d ago
now i'm finally excited for e3. can't wait. I really want to see gameplay of wind waker hd. and finally find out what retro is going to name their star fox game. oh man star fox with online multiplayer o a home console.

my body is ready
kirbyu  +   736d ago
Urg. That's so long away. I like it better when they announce it the day before.
EliteGameKnight  +   736d ago
I'm going to watch this, then play the games at best buy during E3. Can't wait.
gamingzen  +   736d ago
Nintendo haters moan and dis nintendo directs but u know what i bet sony and microsoft do the same thing next year just remember people nintendo are always first to do anything and everyone copies them.To be fair to sony what ive seen on ps4 it looks impressive and they have got there cross play with the vita sorted so nintendo really needs to watch out for sony this time.As for xbox done thats finished before its even started ive got a samsung tv that does everything that xbox does ie facial recognition,voice activated and motion controlls,so ive nintendo deliver with the games its a race between ps4 &wii u with xbox1 back at the starting line .
Plagasx  +   736d ago
All you guys keep saying is Smash Bros and a new Mario game..but is that really enough to keep Nintendo relevant this year?...
kirbyu  +   735d ago
There's obviously gonna be more, those are just the 2 everyone's most excited for.
Khordchange  +   735d ago
Da bombs....they about to go off!
Bumpmapping  +   735d ago
Nice!
o-Sunny-o  +   735d ago
Reggie asks if everyones body is ready. Sure am! ^~\\

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