This Thursday’s Wii U press event is a big deal for Nintendo. Well, let’s assume it is, as a loose teaser for future reveals may cause too much fan anguish to control: we’re talking mass hysteria and riots on the streets. Joking aside, we at Nintendo Life are 99% confident that Nintendo’s going to hit us with at least two big pieces of news — the launch date and recommended retail price for the U.S. There may be more, of course, such as details of what games are guaranteed on launch day, and if we’re lucky there’ll be a surprise or two.
Nintendo Life looks at some of the challenges that Nintendo faces with this event, such as the awkward proximity to a certain Apple reveal, what it needs to do and why it needs to impress gamers and boost the Wii U's momentum.