Nintendo aired their latest Nintendo Direct presentation tonight. It focused on the 3DS, and was for game news specific to Japan. It ran for 32 minutes and revealed a number of fresh game details and even a whole new console! Yes, you read that correctly. Read on to find out what was announced.
As the final major press conference of the show, Nintendo certainly had some hard acts to follow. Then again, given the increasingly bizarre (yet watchable) videos Nintendo has put out recently, you would think it has got a few things up their sleeves.
And guess what? Nintendo certainly did.
Nintendo might be taking a bit of a left turn. Its last Nintendo Direct, for the upcoming 3DS title Tomodachi Life, was effectively an endorsement of Deviantart’s Iwata/Miyamoto fan-fiction, and earlier today, the company teamed up with Mega64 to reveal its E3 plans via robot Reggie.
Now Nintendo has channelled the spirit of late-night television to reveal more details about the upcoming Mario Kart 8. You can watch Nintendo’s indulgences into infomercials, personal ads and ‘Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!’ at the bottom of this story, but if you want hard Mario Kart facts now, come with me. Continue reading »
Nintendo has announced its plans for E3 2014, which will pick up where the company left off last year and eschew the traditional press conference in favour of livestreams and periphery events.
Central to this is the Nintendo Digital Event, which, like its Nintendo Direct videos and last year’s E3 package, will reveal new games and highlight current projects. This event will be livestreamed at 9am 10/6/2014 (2am 11/6/2014 AEST). During E3, it will also host Nintendo Treehouse, a livestream from the E3 show floor, to further show off the company’s titles. Continue reading »
Nintendo have today announced that the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, which powers the online play functionality of the Nintendo DS, DSi and Wii, will be discontinued on May 20th, 2014. Continue reading »
Despite having some interesting and noteworthy titles coming out in 2014, there have been numerous reports that Nintendo are reporting significant losses, as well as experiencing issues in selling the WiiU to consumers. This was a recurring theme in Nintendo’s end of financial year report, in which CEO Satoru Iwata revealed quite a few tidbits of the company’s future. Continue reading »
UPDATE: In breaking news, Nintendo of America have permitted Super Smash Bros. Melee to go ahead as part of the original streaming schedule. People tuning into the EVO 2013 stream around the world will be able to experience high level Smash play spanning over hundreds of players between July 12th – 14th.
Amended SRK post can be found here.