Wii U, 3DS Nintendo Direct tomorrow

Nintendo to hold video presentation August 7 at 7 a.m. PDT for updates on Wii U and 3DS games launching this year.

A Nintendo Direct video presentation tomorrow, August 7, will provide updates on Wii U and 3DS games launching this year, Nintendo announced today.

The Nintendo Direct will take place at 7 a.m. PDT at the company's special website.

High-profile first-party Wii U games due out this year include The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (October), Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (November), and Super Mario 3D World (December).

New games out for 3DS this year include Pokemon X and Y (October), Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (October 25), The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (November), and Mario Party (holiday).

Written By

Want the latest news about The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker?

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Discussion

183 comments
gregrout
gregrout

I'm going to take a hammer to my face and put all my broken teeth under my pillow. Then I'm hang my stocking up by the fireplace while I prepare my basket to collect easter eggs. Where is this excitement coming from? Honestly now, do you really think Nintendo is going to announce anything other than "Just wait until..."? Sure the Wii-U destoryed earning reports, so in desperation to stem the investor exodus they might announce "Pokemon Smash Face Bros Adventures in Kirby's Kitchen of Zelda Moon Pies - Part 12". But let's all get back to reality here... You're going to be sitting in front of your screens watch all the same Nintendo carrots dangling in front of your eyes, just like all the other times. Just move along, there's nothing to see...      

digitaltiger
digitaltiger

I hope we get some news about Dragon Quest 7 for the 3ds.

hardeeharhar86
hardeeharhar86

I fear there will be a video game crash because of the mediocrity we are handed in this / next generation.


Yet, I feel there won't be a video game crash because of the idiots that purchase the mediocrity, such as rehash, yearly titles that are the same exact garbage as the year previous with a brand to defend itself.


Gamers of today, you don't understand value for what its' worth and am disgusted of you.


Hardcore Gamers of Mario 3, Final Fantasy 6 and 7, Mario 64, Syphon Filter, Resident Evil 2, Tomb Raider 1-3, Mortal Kombat 2 and 3, Megaman Legends, Megaman X1-3, Dragonball Z: Hyper Dimension, Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, GEX 2, Guardian Legend, Einhinder, Super Mario World, Crash Bandicoot, Ocarina of Time and LTtP, Resident Evil 4, and other godlike classics..


Only you know.  And no, don't fucking respond with "I WAS a Gamer", because if you counter this with your garbage, you fell off the slope of excellence.

19James89
19James89

It's a shame I won't get to play these games.

corrus
corrus

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL you're very funny do you really think nintendo will give you what youwant

aboki808
aboki808

last time he was wearing a luigi hat, maybe this time he'll be in a cat costume.

craigprime
craigprime

POKEMANZ! TELL ME ABOUT THEMZ!

And Mario Party. Don't judge me.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

You know what... I will be up so I might as well watch it -_- here we go... I am waiting for the new Naruto Manga chapter too and I do want to see more on Pokemon anyways. Ugh why do they make these so boring >.>

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

Debating on whether or not it's worth waking up at 4am to watch this :P, meh, who needs sleep? Haha

Nepti
Nepti

What a long drawn out time it is taking for Nintendo to build up a Wii U library of good games. Next time I hope they don't release a console and then only have good games 2 years later.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Maybe a new Megaman game, Shenmue HD Collection and the announcement of Shenmue 3 and, of course, a new Metroid.

Let me dream, please.

Big_Pecks
Big_Pecks

Some new titles for Wii U would be awesome, but I'm watching for Pokemon X and Y.

SNESNOSTALGIA2
SNESNOSTALGIA2

Busy with Pikmin its crazy fun xD. Ill take some Wonderful 101 news. It's been pretty slow this summer thank god for this potent combo of Pikmin/Earthbound right now and then Wonderful 101 to make my wait for PS4 easier.

SirApathetic005
SirApathetic005

I really hope we hear more about the new Legend of Zelda game, as well as SMT x FE, and maybe even Monolith's "X" game.

Looking forward to it.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

There should be a full on media onslaught of advertising showing that the Wii U isn't a Wii with a tablet controller. There should also be good commercials for their games too. There should be more than one weak commercial for Pikmin and more commercials for the upcoming games. They should have been proactive from the very beginning about establishing a brand for the Wii U. It infuriates me that Nintendo keeps dropping the ball on this important thing. 

Vigilante_CF
Vigilante_CF

It's time for a new marketing department at Nintendo. They need to spark new interest in the Wii U by advertising to potential buyers of the console. 

Most of the people that watch these Nintendo Directs already own a Wii U. This does nothing to increase the console sales that Nintendo so desperately needs.

yavix
yavix

Unfortunately I'll be at work tomorrow so I'll have to watch it when I get home, I'm sure they'll show me something interesting, even if it's just about the games they're already been showing.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

I will be buying none of the garbage coming out for the Wii u, what happened to the deus ex port?

Sexycyber22
Sexycyber22

Yes MGS 40 minutes of pointless cutscene 5 minutes of gameplay very hardcore.....

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@hardeeharhar86 

Pretty harsh but there's a bit of truth to it and it partially has to do with how mainstream and lucrative gaming has gotten. 

For me personally, I only stick to videogames that I feel are damn worth the money I'm spending on it, meaning that it has to be fun/interesting and has to provide me with enough playtime to at least last a month, or multiple playthroughs. I could care less about what's popular and unfortunately, most of my favorite videogames are the ones that tend to get overlooked while the ones I would never purchase are the ones that are constantly getting hyped up by the media and shoved down our throats (I'm already sick of The Last of Us, and I haven't even played the game). 

hardeeharhar86
hardeeharhar86

@corrus Have you ever had your feet tickled by a monster?

It is the same exact feeling.

yavix
yavix

@Nepti Wow and here I was thinking that making games took longer than a single year. By this time we should be up to our necks in games. Chop chop Nintendo, get to it.

megafitch
megafitch

@Diegoctba Well as far as Shenmue III goes, they've released Yakuza 1 & 2 in Hd in Japan, and they're effectively the spiritual successors to the Shenmue franchise. Its possible that they could have been testing the waters for a Shenmue 1 & 2 HD or even a potential remake? Shenmue III would be an EPIC catch if Nintendo just said they would fund it :)

aboki808
aboki808

@Diegoctba I agree with Skies of Arcadia 2, but shemue be a huge risk. The amount of AAA sandbox games out these days, shemue only got it's story and fans.

ziqi92
ziqi92

@Diegoctba I wonder if Nintendo will want to fund production for Shenmue 3? If the first two ever show up on the Wii U VC, then it's probably happening. 

Personally, I wanna see Skies of Arcadia 2.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Big_Pecks 

They did say that they held back some announcements that are slated for this year, so hopefully tomorrow it'll be revealed. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@b74kd3th 

Then don't complain that a system you own has no games if you refuse to buy or try anything for it. 

yavix
yavix

@b74kd3th Deus Ex sucked they should have ported Tomb Raider or Hitman instead. I played it for like thirty minutes on my PS3 and immediately uninstalled it.

Godoakos
Godoakos

@yavix @Nepti And the only time developers get a devkit is after the console launch.

GSJones1994
GSJones1994

@b74kd3th Really dude? Are you getting paid for this? Your hatred towards a company shows how lackluster you portray your life to be.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@b74kd3th 

The 3DS was in almost in an identical situation yet Nintendo didn't give up on it so what makes you think they'll do the same with the Wii U? They already stated that they're going for a different audience with the system so all this talk about "casuals not jumping on board" is invalid. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@GameBeaten

*Drool* I love Jet Set Radio, along with Space Channel 5 (music for both is awesome), Crazy Taxi, Fighting Vipers, seriously, SEGA represents my childhood for the most part. 

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

@abHS4L88 @Diegoctba @ziqi92 In addition to another Skies of Arcadia, I'd like to see a new Jet Set Radio because I think the Gamepad for the Wii U would be great for creating custom graffiti.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Diegoctba @ziqi92 

I want to play the original again, and yes, a sequel is definitely something I want to see. Man I miss a lot of SEGA's IPs. Too bad most of them had to die out when they became a 3rd party (something apparently those who say they "love" Nintendo but don't want to buy their consoles want to see happen). 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@yavix

Uh, Dues Ex is not an FPS, in fact, you can go through the entire game without firing a single gun (something I didn't do since I'm not that pro, haha). Best way to put it, it's like a first person Metal Gear Solid with RPG elements (did MSG have RPG elements? Haven't played one since the original on the Playstation). 

SirApathetic005
SirApathetic005

@NightDrifter05 How can a game be better than another?? How can you argue something that's an opinion? It's not like it will ever become a fact.

-_-

hardeeharhar86
hardeeharhar86

@NightDrifter05 @yavix @b74kd3th Based on your comment, it appears to severely narrow down to whether you like FPS titles or not.

I have beaten all games except that garbage Hitman.  Tomb Raider is far better than any of those games.  You'd have to proudly love garbage to remotely back up anything who opposes.