Don't Forget: Nintendo Direct Hits Tonight At Midnight!

And, yes, we'll be live blogging that as well! Man.

After what we've seen today from both Microsoft and Sony, what are you expecting from Nintendo? I felt as thought Microsoft put together a pretty strong presentation, nice exclusives, but then Sony just stole its lunch money with a brutal (some might say apt) smackdown of its used games policy.

How can Nintendo compete?

Well I have a few ideas...

— A new 3D Mario? Yep, that would help out. — A brand new Retro Studios title? Possibly a new Metroid game? Yes please. — Anything at all from Retro actually... — A cool new IP? I guess we can dream.

Actually there's a lot Nintendo can do to make a dent in E3. Maybe just keep up with the new found momentum of the 3DS? I don't know. Regardless, I'm looking forward to seeing what Nintendo has to show.

Join me at midnight and we'll find out!


    I couldn't last night, but I will tonight!


    Aw dammit. I'll be awake then anyways so I may as well.

    Get some sleep, Serrels

      I second that motion.

        i third it.
        was just coming in to comment that Mr Serrels should get some damn sleep!!

    Ah Nintendo, my old friend. Surely you won't disappoint me.

    The big "dealio" with Nintendo is that all/most of the games they're showing off will be playable on the show floor, and in store at Best Buys around the U.S. That's actually an amazingly big deal - probably unprecedented - that no-one's really picked up on yet; it's great that Microsoft and Sony can say, "check out these cool looking games", but for Nintendo to say, "check out these cool looking games that you can go and play with right now" is a whole other level.

    I imagine that there will be a slew of strong 1st/2nd party offerings: Zelda, Smash Bros, Wonderful 101, Pikmin, Metroid, Yoshi, Mario & Luigi, maybe even Mario Kart. But the 3rd party games will be the most interesting. No doubt that Rayman Legends will be playable. I also think there's a very good chance for the Wii-U version of Watch Dogs to be on display; even though it's been shown already at this E3, now would be the time to put it in people's hands.

      Theyve already said Kart will be playable I believe. EXCITE! Cmooooon Double Dash 2...

        Double Dash 2 would utterly rock my world. My favourite entry in the series by some margin.

    Considering all My Wii U bashing, the low price of the Ps4 and that I now only need $85 to pay off my pre order, (after trading in games i'll never touch again, yay! for 85% birthday an level 3 eb trade credit).

    Couple this with price dumps up to $120 off the Premium Wii U model i have seen at Big W, If Nintendo make a good showing of games I could be tempted to pick one up. Though it would need a new smash bros and Zelda (+windwaker remake)to come out before chistmas and the promise of more to come.

      I'm pretty sure Nintendo have already said they'll be showing smash bros.

      WOAH WOAH WOAH what does birthday discount get someone???

        AS an eb world member they send you a 50% extra trade credit coupon on your birthday (though most people dont get it, i had to email support to receive mine). I don't think it was supposed to but they added my level 3 35% trade bonus to it so I got 85% more trade credit all up.

        So I got more for my 3ds than they were selling them pre owned (haha win for me) and a quite a decent amount for my other games.

          Nice. I'll trade my 360 in then when mine hits (dec 7) and pay off some of a PS4. Should get 150 bucks or so that way. Not that we ever play the 360 these days *shrug*.

    I have had my Wii U since day one, and getting a PS4, so not a fanboy. I really think Ninty are going to drop a megaton in a couple of hours, i am not sure how, but i feel it. It is like the reason there has been no response to all the critics of Wii U will make sense VERY SOON. They MUST show Retro's game, THEY MUST!!!!!!!!

    A maro kart/f-zero double pack. That would be nice.

    Am I the only person who remembers that Nintendo has already promised we'll see new 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Zelda, Pokemon X/Y, and strongly hinted we'll also see the Retro title?

    Or did I make that up? I SWEAR it was in a Nintendo Direct recently.

    Not to mention they have Monolith's "X", Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Yarn, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Bravely Default Flying Fairy, Fantasy Life, Mario Party, Monster Hunter 4, Sonic Lost World, Bayonetta 2, and Wind Waker HD that we already know about.
    Plus the possibility of other curveballs that we don't know exist. There's plenty for them to make a dent with.

      Sakurai himself tweeted that the first Smash Bros trailer will be shown in tonight's Nintendo Direct. He also added later that he has no idea what else will be in it so he'll be just as excited as we are!

    I want:

    New 3D Mario
    Wind Waker HD with the missing dungeons

    and I'll be happy. Anything else is a bonus.

    Keep up the good work Marky boy! You're doing a brilliant job as always. One of the select few writers I look forward to reading on ALL of the internet. Yep thats right, ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB. You're an internet god. Kudos.

      What deethreehundredandseventyeneight said.

      Last edited 11/06/13 8:34 pm

        What bracketarrayezeeoharrbracket agreed to deethreehundredandseventyeneight saying.

    Will this be watchable on mobile? I wanna watch it when I get ready for work at 5ish.

    Nintendo has been dead for years... Why bother? Like really!

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