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December 5th Nintendo Direct Roll-up

By Kevin on Dec 05 2012 05:03 AM
Earlier today, we announced that Europe would be having their new Nintendo Direct, providing coverage for upcoming Wii U and 3DS software. Shortly after, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Japan followed suit, announcing that they would be having one as well. Our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date details and key points from the new Nintendo Direct footage.

The complete schedule, along with details from each region are as follows.

Nintendo of Japan - Broadcast will be hosted by Global President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata. From 8PM - 8:44PM JST, Wednesday, December 5th, pre-recorded coverage will include news about the Wii U, which will be released three days from now on December 8th. Direct, LIVE translation provided by Cheesemeister3K.

  • Click here for the Nintendo Direct Japan broadcast
  • coverage is 44 minutes long
  • FIFA 13 12/8, 7665 yen. Mass Effect 3 12/8, 6090 yen. MH3 12/8, 4800 yen.
  • Ninja Gaiden 3 12/8, 7140 yen. Musou Orochi 2 Hyper 12/8, 7140 yen. NSMBU 12/8, 5985 yen.
  • Nintendo Land 12/8, 4935 yen. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Ed. 12/8, 6980 yen
  • Assassin's Creed III, Batman Arkham City, Romance/3 Kingdoms, Simple Series, Sports Connection.
  • Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2, Wii Fit U. NSMBU Channel on YouTube for hint videos.
  • NSMBU hint video notifications to be sent through SpotPass. Game & Wario now.
  • Game & Wario has 16 mini-games, all playable with GamePad only, by up to 5 players.
  • Pretend to be asleep while your mother is walking by the window or peeks in the door.
  • GamePad holder steals the fruit, other players are G-men trying not to miss seeing theft.
  • During hint time, a frame is shown over the screen over an area where the thief is.
  • Once the game is done, the G-men try to pick the thief out of a lineup.
  • There are lots of different games to try out, find ones that you like. Early 2013.
  • Pikmin 3 video now. Spring 2013. Pretty HD graphics. Narration-free video.
  • A giant enemy crab blocks Pikmin tossing with a claw, blows bubbles that make them float.
  • A giant moth in a cave inhales Pikmin while hovering above them. Lily pads become rafts.
  • Further Pikmin 3 details to come at a later date. Spring 2013. Rayman Legends now.
  • 2D platformer by Ubisoft, N pub, playable by newcomers who've played Mario or Donkey Kong.
  • ZombiU now. Get bitten by a zombie and come back as a different character. Multiplayer.
  • GamePad player survivor fights against zombie players. 12/8, 6980 yen. Call of Duty: Black Ops II now.
  • Internet multiplayer, zombie mode. Square Enix publishing. 12/20, 7980 yen.
  • Dragon Quest X trailer now playing.
  • Dragon Quest X, not to be outdone, also apparently also has giant enemy crabs.
  • Dragon Quest X, out Spring 2013.
  • Flash drives not recommended for Wii U, but DQX Wii used just that, so rather cloud saves.
  • Dragon Quest X to be available on disk and as a download on the eShop
  • Nintendo TVii contents are different from that in the US. TV guide on GamePad easy to see.
  • Recommendations are provided based on viewing history. Service begins on 12/8 with update.
  • To change channels from Nintendo TVii, a 100 yen DLC key is required. Hulu Japan now.
  • Stream Hulu videos to the GamePad for Off-TV play. Starts 12/8, free download.
  • Wii U Panorama View to be download-only on the eShop. Spring 2013.
  • Google Maps to be viewable on GamePad in the same way as Panorama View.
  • Check out NCL headquarters, NOA buildings. Iwata uses helmet cam to capture footage.
  • Iwata is scuba diving with the GamePad.
  • Display the screen on the TV at the same time, as well. Free download for a limited time.
  • Wii U is something that can be fully appreciated once it's in players' hands.
  • END

Nintendo of Europe - Broadcast will be hosted by President of Nintendo of Europe, Satoru Shibata. Beginning at 6PM CEST, Wednesday, December 5th, LIVE coverage will include news about upcoming Wii U and 3DS software.

  • Click here for the Nintendo Direct Europe broadcast
  • coverage is 44 minutes long
  • Lego Iwata is shown holding a carrot
  • Satoru Shibata welcomes you to the European Nintendo Direct
  • Lego City: Undercover for Wii U available early 2013
  • Shibata unboxes a new Lego playset
  • Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed video showing
  • Shows new characters, including Wreck It Ralph
  • Can play entirely on the Wii U GamePad
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition video showing
  • FIFA 13 video playing, shows GamePad and Pro Controller usage
  • Now Shibata focuses on upcoming Wii U games
  • Ninja Gaiden 3L Razor's Edge available in January 11th, 2013
  • Special developer video is showing for NG3: RE
  • Female character Momiji is a playable FREE downloadable character
  • Kasumi, from Dead or Alive series will be a FREE playable character
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited coming for Wii U and 3DS, published by Nintendo
  • Link and Ganondorf battle created
  • Many other Nintendo characters also appear in Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited coming to Wii U and 3DS on February 8th, 2013
  • Shibata now showing his eventful weekend; singing Call Me Maybe
  • SiNG Party video demonstration now playing
  • SiNG Party arriving on January 18th, 2013
  • Shibata explains Miiverse features and initial update process
  • He reminds everyone that it could take up to an hour to update
  • eShop titles; current and upcoming
  • Zen Pinball 2 available late December 2012; FREE demo available
  • Plants vs. Zombies; can be played on GamePad alone; coming December
  • Little Inferno available now in Nintendo eShop
  • Chasing Aurora; up to 5 players at one time; available now in eShop
  • Pikmin 3 video and info; available 2nd quarter of 2013
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate coming for Wii U and 3DS at same time
  • Wii U version will feature native 1080p HD graphics
  • MH3U video coming to 3DS eShop soon
  • MH3U coming to europe in March of 2013
  • Wii U Panorama View software being discussed
  • Wii U Panorama coming Spring of 2013; demo coming beforehand
  • Google Maps (with Street View) coming to Nintendo eShop
  • Nintendo 3DS titles are now being talked about
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf arriving 2nd quarter of 2013
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star coming December 7th, 2012
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star sticker book available from Club Nintendo
  • More New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC available in eShop (#7 and #8)
  • Upcoming 2013 titles
  • Luigi's Mansion 2 coming in March of 2013
  • Dr. Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused
  • Devilish Brain Training coming on March 8th, 2013
  • Castlevania: Lords or Shadow, Mirror of Fate coming March 2013
  • GameFreak's rythym game, HarmoKnight, coming March 2013
  • Picross e2 coming to eShop in January 2013
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs available January 17th
  • Hydroventure Spin Cycle available December 13th
  • Wario Land 3 available now in 3DS eShop
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening coming April 2013
  • END

Nintendo of America - Broadcast will be hosted by President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime. Beginning at 9AM PST/ 12PM EST, Wednesday, December 5th, LIVE coverage will include details about previously announced titles coming in 2013.

  • Click here for the Nintendo Direct North America broadcast
  • coverage is 30 minutes long
  • Reggie introduces himself, talks about Wii U launch success
  • Lego Iwata-san introduces Erik Peterson
  • Erik Peterson talks about upcoming Wii U titles
  • Lego City Undercover available early 2013
  • Pikmin 3 available second quarter 2013
  • Cory Olcsvary introduces Game & Wario, 16 mini-games
  • some of the G&W mini-games support up to 5 players
  • introduces two mini-games
  • Gamer is single-player game
  • Fruit 2-5 players, most players don't use controllers
  • Wii Fit U coming soon
  • Fit Meter, track activity and wirelessly upload data to Wii U
  • 77 different exercise activities
  • Wii Fit U available first part 2013
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge talk and video
  • Producer of NG3: RE shows a video for new characters
  • Female character Momiji is a playable FREE downloadable character
  • Kasumi, from Dead or Alive series will be a FREE playable character
  • Wii Panorama View 360 degree software
  • Wii Parorama View available in eShop Spring 2013
  • FREE preview demo coming to eShop soon
  • Google Maps (with Street View) application coming to eShop
  • Iwata is shown using the Google Maps application
  • Iwata shows video he recorded using head cam
  • Showing a recorded video of a trip to Hawaii
  • Showing underwater footage possible from Google Maps
  • Move freely around using Wii U GamePad
  • Nintendo 3DS coverage now
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon coming Spring 2013
  • Brain Age: Concentration Training coming February 10th, 2013
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening coming to NA on February 4th, 2013
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC; two new Coin Rush packs
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs coming to eShop
  • HarmonKnight coming to eShop
  • Reggie wraps up the presentation
  • END

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Comments: 3

Well I was hoping for something about Pikmin 3 and I am glad that this was included.
no animal crossing:(

View Postdswag, on 06 December 2012 - 12:16 AM, said:

no animal crossing:(

That made me so mad! :mad2: