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Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow For Japan, Focussing On Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Japan has confirmed that it will be holding a Nintendo Direct tomorrow which is focussed on Nintendo 3DS software. Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe have yet to mention whether they will also be broadcasting a Nintendo Direct. Here’s the times for the Japanese Nintendo 3DS Direct.

  • Japan: 8PM
  • Europe: 1PM
  • UK: 12PM
  • USA (East Coast): 7AM
  • USA (West Coast): 4AM

Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct Coming August 5th

In anticipation of the game’s 19th September launch, a new Nintendo Direct taking a closer look at Hyrule Warriors for Wii U will be made available on YouTube and the Nintendo Direct website in Europe Tuesday 5th August at 08:00 CEST. The event will air August 4th in the United States at 11pm EDT.

  • Europe : 5AM (5/8)
  • UK : 4AM (5/8)
  • USA (East Coast): 11PM (4/8)
  • USA (West Coast): 8PM (4/8)
  • Japan : 12PM (5/8)

Japanese Nintendo 3DS Direct Coming Tomorrow, Focusses On Third Party Games

Nintendo Japan has confirmed today that it will be holding a Nintendo Direct tomorrow to showcase third-party games on the system. Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe haven’t announced a Nintendo Direct as of yet, so it’s likely to be a Japanese only event. It begins at 8PM JST on Friday, July 11th.

  • Europe : 1PM
  • UK : 12PM
  • USA (East Coast) : 7AM
  • USA (West Coast) : 4AM
  • Japan : 8PM

Thanks, KingBill


Here’s The Yokai Watch 2 Nintendo Direct Presentation For You To Watch, Along With Info

Nintendo Japan held a special Nintendo Direct presentation for the forthcoming Yokai Watch 2 this morning. If you missed it then Nintendo has uploaded the full event on YouTube. As you would expect the event is in Japanese, but that hasn’t stopped NeoGAF user L-A from publishing key information from the event.

What is Youkai Watch?

  • Youkai hidden everywhere
  • Youkai have an effect on people, make them do weird stuff
  • Explain battle system
  • Make a wheel turn
  • Use touch screen to launch special attacks
  • Use it to revive Youkai too
  • Can make friends with Youkai
  • Fuse medals to make new Youkai

Sakura New Town

  • Explore the town, like as a child
  • Lots of places to go to, like forest and more
  • Fun things to do
  • Do stuff like in real life (crossing roads by pressing button, etc…)

YW2 new stuff

  • Same town as first game
  • Can take a train to go to some places
  • Seaside town, with boats and a beach
  • Countryside town, with rice fileds, a farm, a river and more
  • Can take the bus too
  • Can get stamps of the various places by train

New Youkai showcase

  • Matenshi : looks angry
  • Onigirizamurai: looks like an onigiri, very powerful
  • Nechikaeru : frog, use water attack
  • Lots of new Youkai

Jibanyan, real star of the show 

  • KO in one hit
  • Bike racing, new mini-game
  • Youkai blocking the view to annoy you
  • Fox procession, mimic their movement so as to avoid getting spotted
  • Billboard with quests
  • Secret tunnel which leads to unexpected places, change every day
  • Player get a box, never open it. Fart all the time if you open it.
  • Can climb to poles
  • Get a great view
  • You’re not the only one doing it
  • Old man farts then drop down

This town looks different > go back in the past

  • New trailer
  • Dekanyan, has a mystery
  • Character which looks just like Keita
  • Fight to “defend the world”

Internet play

  • Youkai watch busters, playable with 4 players
  • Defeat Youkai in action game

2 different versions, with original quests, rare items, and some special Youkai

  • Special Jibanyan medal in the packaging
  • Download version too get special Youkai (Robot versions of Jibanyan)
  • Played YW1? Get Buchinyan

Thanks to those who sent this in.


Yokai Watch 2 Japanese Nintendo Direct Will Air On July 4

Nintendo Japan has revealed it will air a special Nintendo Direct for upcoming RPG Yokai Watch 2. The ghost-hunting title is set to release in Japan on July 10 for the Nintendo 3DS, plus an exclusive Yokai Watch-themed 3DS LL will also coincide with the game’s launch.

With the series’ first game, Yokai Watch, selling consistently in the Japanese video game charts, it’s no surprise Nintendo will air a Direct for the game that’s managed to shift over one million copies since its release. And considering Level-5 could be localising the game for western audiences, it may be worth checking out. Japan’s Yokai Watch 2 Direct will take place on Friday, July 4 at 6pm (JST) / 10am (BST) / 11am (CET) / 6am (ET) / 2am (PT). You can watch the Direct when it airs, here.


Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Direct Revs Up In Surprise (Video)

Nintendo has surprised the Karting nation by uploading a Mario Kart 8 Direct today. Along with the full direct – which you can see above – the publisher has made a number of announcements, as well as shown a brand new features trailer. For those who are a little short on time, Nintendo have provided us with all the news in a handy press release below. Make sure you get into gear as Mario Kart 8 revs onto the Wii U in just one month’s time.

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle 

  • People who don’t yet own a Wii U system will find it easy to get in on the action. On May 30 Nintendo is releasing the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set bundle that includes a Wii U Deluxe Set system, a Mario Kart 8 game, a red Mario Wii Wheel accessory and a red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller, all at a suggested retail price of just $329.99.

Get a Free Digital Game

  • People who buy Mario Kart 8 and register the game with Club Nintendo before July 31 will receive a free Nintendo eShop download code for an additional Wii U game. Players can grow their Wii U digital game collections by choosing from one of these well-received Wii U games: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U. That’s a two-for-one deal featuring some of the all-time great Wii U games. This offer also applies to people who get the game in the Mario Kart 8 bundle or digitally in the Nintendo eShop.

Online Multiplayer 

  • Up to 12 players can race together online in four different multiplayer modes, as long as everyone has a broadband Internet connection. Like to trash-talk your friends while you’re preparing for a race? You’re in luck! Mario Kart 8 lets players chat with one another in the lobby area using the Wii U GamePad microphone or text phrases as they wait for their friends to join. Players also can create public or private tournaments for which they specify the day of the week, the time and the rules. Per tradition, players will be able to race against ghost data from friends or even the top 10 worldwide racers. They can try to beat them or just pick up a few tips and tricks from studying the best. If you beat the development team’s ghosts, you’ll get cool stamps for use in Miiverse posts.

Mario Kart TV

  • As previously announced, players can watch their highlight racing reels, rewind them, play them in slow motion or upload them to Miiverse. They can watch the world’s most popular highlight reels and comment on them. But players with Google accounts can also upload their reels directly to their YouTube channels.

New Items

  • Items are what make Mario Kart games so balanced. No matter how skilled racers are, they’re just a blue Spiny Shell away from disaster. A well-timed item can also turn defeat into victory in an instant. The new Super Horn blows away all other items – literally. Sounding the Super Horn issues forth a sonic shock wave that blasts away everything in the vicinity, including other drivers, Red Shells and even blue Spiny Shells. It’s a potent asset, especially for drivers trying to maintain their lead. Mario Kart 8 also introduces the Crazy Eight, a swirl of eight different items that lucky players can use one by one.

New Racers

  • Two new playable female characters make their debut appearances in Mario Kart 8. New heavyweight driver Pink Gold Peach glows with a golden light and makes a nice counterpart to Metal Mario. Baby Rosalina shows up for a play date with other Baby characters. As in past Mario Kartgames, players can again choose to play as their Mii characters, which rounds out the field of racers to an even 30.

Here’s The Smash Bros Nintendo Direct Roundup

A new Nintendo Direct video revealed numerous details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. At the start of the video, series creator Masahiro Sakurai announced that the Nintendo 3DS version of the game is planned for this summer, with the Wii U version targeting winter 2014. Both games will be available in stores and on Nintendo eShop for their respective platform. Sakurai also detailed many of the stages and items in both versions, described the games’ online functionality, revealed a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version and announced fan-favourite Greninja, a Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, as a new playable character.

  • Launch windows: The Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is planned to launch this summer. The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. is planned to launch in winter 2014.
  • Silky-smooth 3D: Most game-play elements of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game will run at 60 frames per second, all in stereoscopic 3D.
  • “Smash Run”: Exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version of the game is a new mode called “Smash Run.” In this mode, four players have five minutes to enter a dungeon and explore the surroundings, fight enemies and obtain power-ups to enhance their fighters. Once the five minutes are up, all four fighters enter a battle arena using their newly equipped items and power-ups. Enemies encountered in the Smash Run mode are from a wide range of game series. Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems and games are required for multiplayer modes.
  • New challenger!: Greninja, the awesome final evolution of Froakie from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, joins the roster as a playable character inSuper Smash Bros. for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
  • Oldies but goodies: Many of the classic characters from past Super Smash Bros. games that are returning in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS have new powers and abilities. Four characters that have appeared in previous games, but had yet to be announced before this Nintendo Direct, include:
    • Zero Suit Samus: That’s right, Zero Suit Samus is back, but this time she is her own fully playable character, separate from suited Samus. In the new game, she is given jet boots to make her even more powerful.
    • Sheik: As with Zero Suit Samus, Sheik is another character that appeared in previous Super Smash Bros. games, but will be a unique playable character for the first time in the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. Sheik has new moves like Burst Grenade and Bouncing Fish.
    • Yoshi: In previous games, Yoshi stood on two legs and hunched over, as if Mario were going to jump on top of him at any moment. This new version of Yoshi stands completely upright, making him an even stronger fighter.
    • Charizard: After appearing from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. Melee and becoming playable by using Pokémon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this fire-breathing Pokémon is now a selectable character.
  • Online play: Both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. will offer online multiplayer game play with other players on the same platform. Players with broadband Internet access can battle it out with anyone else who is online and also has the game.
    • When playing with random players online, two modes are available: “For Fun” and “For Glory.” In “For Glory,” only Final Destination stage variations are available. There are no platforms, elevated areas or items in this mode. It is a nice, clean battle between characters. In “For Fun,” all stages are picked randomly and all items and power-ups are available.
    • When playing with friends, full customization is available – players can set the rules, stages and items however they want.
  • Variety of stages: While the cast of playable characters is the same in both versions of the new games, the stages where the battles take place are vastly different, depending on which system a player chooses. The Wii U stages are primarily based on past home console games, while the Nintendo 3DS stages draw from hand-held games for inspiration.Items, trophies and Pokémon: Items, assist trophies and Poké Balls all return in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. New to the games are Master Balls, special Poké Balls that contain Legendary Pokémon like Arceus and Xerneas.
    • Boss characters, such as the Yellow Devil in Dr. Wily’s Base, will make appearances in some stages. When bosses appear, fighters will have to battle the boss, as well as one another. The boss can even be used in strategic ways to damage other fighters.
    • Almost all the stages in both versions of the game will have a “Final Destination form,” an alternate form of each stage that is inspired by the relatively simple layout of the much-loved Final Destination stage.
  • Get connected: There will be elements in Super Smash Bros. that link both versions of the games. More details about this will be revealed at a later date.
  • Custom moves: In a series first, players can now customize move sets when playing locally or online with friends. More information about this feature will be announced in the future