Last year's Nintendo E3 Direct was roughly 40 minutes and Japanese streaming site Nico Nico says that this year's Digital Event will be 30 minutes.
Only 30 minutes? Seems a little short but should be enough time if Nintendo doesn't spend to long on little things.
Yea, short.. you want Nintendo streaming a full playthough game,right? kids in this days...
it is actually pretty short. At 3 minutes per game, we would only hear about 10 (3DS and WiiU). Considering its almost guaranteed they will also talk about games already out/that we know of (Mario Kart, Tomodachi Life, Hyrule Warriors, Bayo2, etc), plus whatever time they use for any system related announcements (updates, new features, etc) It would barely leave time for 1 new game announcement per console. I seriously doubt it will only be 30 min, they have a lot to show
@onilink Definitely: -unannounced 3ds title that warrants a press conference -unannounced NFC game -miyamoto's game which may be either of the above -zelda u -bayonetta 2 -x -hyrule warriors -SMT x FE Maybe: Pokken Fatal frame Project STEAM (maybe one of the first 3 titles) Something entirely unexpected I can't see that fitting in 30 minutes. The nintendo direct was minimum on the yacking and it was way longer.
I'm not expecting much, I've owned every Nintendo console ever and I know what to expect in the games department.
It would make sense that it's shorter when you take into account the fact that they're spreading out their new game announcements to all 3 days of E3 via the Nintendo Treehouse presentations. It would be a way to give themselves a way to reveal all they want to show with an emphasis on each individual game, rather than constraining them all to the main presentation, so that we will have a reason to come back to view Nintendo's side of E3 during every single day of it. Fortunately, though, that's just a placeholder; they've already previously announced the timeframe for their main presentation being an hour long, with another little something afterwards to reveal a new 3DS game.
This^ If you look at the List of Nintendo for E3 you can see they plan on announcing a few things over the course of the 3-4 days. They aren't just going to hit you with everything at once, not in a 30 min presentation. * This means that we will get most of the stuff we already know in the presentation with a few hints at what is to come and one 2 new game announcements. On Wed/Thurs we will get other NEW game announcements and a surprise or two. * I think they will introduce Mario Kart 8 Battle Mode DLC right away for immediate download following the presentation. * This way everyone is playing MK8 after Nintendo's presentation instead of following the other companies. ^ Just a theory...could be way off.
I'm not surprised. No wonder Iwata suddenly felt too sick to attend at the LAST second. "Please Understand" - Iwata 2014
Maybe they plan to just pop up show their games and dive out.
lets hope that is just the japan one cause this schedule is listing it to be 90 minutes http://www.forbes.com/sites...
30 mins is all they need when you dont have the bs of a stage show. Peggle 2 yay!
LOL!!! I hope that this wont be true.
No wonder they decided not to have a presentation their direct is only 30 min! Lol I hope they don't mess this up ;)
No wonder Iwata decided to stay home and play sick.
Yea I'm hoping this is some sort of mistake!
Twitch is saying it's going to be one hour, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. PT. http://www.twitch.tv/twitch
Hopefully! 1 hour is right. 30 minutes is too short!
I'm sure many people will be very disappointed
Definitely! Like yourself. Haters will have very little to parade upon when zelda wii u is announced and nintendo delivers the good
If they have again nothing new (like zelda 700) yes indeed.
@tecnhspehere can't be worst than overhyped exclusives that failed to deliver cough infamous cough killzone
Media always goes looking for negative news about Nintendo. Anyways,fast 30 minutes of announcements beats two hours of graphs and sports jackets from others oponents.
30 minutes of begging "please buy our wiiu, we have zelda, and mario"
@modesign More like 30 minutes of "please understand"
Well the E3 2013 one was 41 minutes. It's just that they don't talk much between the trailers.
We did this same bs last year and they done a direct and also had a stage show. How about we just wait and see. Last year they wanted to get certain announcements out of the way and concentrate on others during the actual show. More of the same maybe
Think 4 more game to be come after the direct, wed and Thursday, So direct May just be what we know.
30 minutes is plenty. They're probably just sticking to announcements and not wasting an extra hour showing pointless video montages of games that have been out for years, like Sony and Microsoft do.
Its plenty of time when you're not showing anything.
Maybe all three conferences should have been 30 minutes long, because this E3 was complete shit. Nobody showed anything worth playing.
That is a placeholder. COuld be anywhere from 30-1 hour long. This title is irresponsible.
Just show me Zelda U and a another big unannounced Wii U title, and Smash Bros release date and I'll be buying a Wii U later this year.
That's the problem give me a Zelda and Mario and SSB then a whole lot of cooking mama while I act like Zelda has replay value.
A normal Direct is 30 minutes, they already said it was an hour long even with another separate event that will be all about some unannounced 3DS game. They've got 90 minutes planned.
The duration doesn't matter to me, it's what they use that duration on, that matters. I'd rather watch 30 amazing min, then 60 decent ones. Heck, it could be 15 min long for all I care, as long as those 15 min show me what I wish to see.
I think I should stay off this site till after tomorrow.
Let's collectively bring our expectations down, yet again, regarding everything Nintendo does. I wonder if the horrible issues of last year will once again rear their ugly head this year. It was funny -- imagining hardcore Nintendo fans angrily refreshing their streams, and cursing their computers as Mario stutters his way through a live demo! It's bad enough that Nintendo once again has no official E3 conference. But 30 minutes? ..come on. You can only talk about 3DS for so long.
What really baffled me, though, was their decision to stream it last year. I mean... why? It wasn't even live! It would've been much better if they just uploaded it to Youtube at full HD, and locked it so it wouldn't play until a certain hour. Let people actually LOAD it instead of a stream, if it's pre-recorded anyway.
More disinformation huh. Anything to talk bad about nintendo it seems.
I wouldn't be too iffy on a shorter Digital conference if it meant Iwata would stop not making the games speak for themselves. I was about to rip my hair off last year when they showed Mario Kart or whatever it was, with a trailer, and then afterwards Iwata would go... "So what you just saw... was a NEW Mario Kart game, running on the Wii U. It looks stunning in the Wii U's HD Graphics blahblahblah". OH REALLY!? Jesus, we just SAW the damn game running, and we know Nintendo made a mistake by not being clear about Wii U being a console and not an "addon" but for christ sake, Iwata didn't need to spell out every single detail when announcing a new game. This year, I hope it will be: Roll the trailer, then maybe mention a release date or tell about the key features of the new title in X franchise, and then move on. It's like they're trying to analyse their own presentation.
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