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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2013, 05:16:37 PM »
DONKEY KONG: 3DS VC August 15th.
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How about the Donkey Kong Land series? Those are games that haven't be re-released thousands of times already, or even once for that matter.
Rare own the rights to those games sadly.
No, Nintendo owns anything Donkey Kong.
But wasn't the DKC games pulled from the Wii VC, I'm pretty sure Rare told Nintendo to remove those games.
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2013, 05:36:40 PM »
Rare own the rights to those games sadly.
Ugh. People use that exact same reasoning as to why the Kremlings aren't in any of the Retro games. Sorry if this sounds rude, but I can't help but facepalm everytime I read it. If Rare owned the rights to the characters introduced in the series, then they wouldn't have appeared in King of Swing, Jungle Climber, Barrel Blast, Strikers, or Super Sluggers.

But wasn't the DKC games pulled from the Wii VC, I'm pretty sure Rare told Nintendo to remove those games.
It's true that some idiot over at Microsoft thought that they owned the rights to Donkey Kong, yes, but I highly doubt they were removed for that reason. If there're any legal reasons involved in their removal, then it might likely had something to do with the Killer Instinct references at Cranky's Monkey Museum in Donkey Kong Country 2.
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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2013, 08:00:46 PM »
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It's true that some idiot over at Microsoft thought that they owned the rights to Donkey Kong, yes, but I highly doubt they were removed for that reason. If there're any legal reasons involved in their removal, then it might likely had something to do with the Killer Instinct references at Cranky's Monkey Museum in Donkey Kong Country 2.

I really doubt that's the reason. No one sues for a cameo. You don't see Nintendo trying to sue Metal Gear Solid because it had Nintendo easter eggs in it.

Rare made the games, therefore they own at least a BIT of the games they made. Not the characters, Diddy Kong is still a character, after all, but the games.
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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2013, 09:36:11 AM »
OFFICIAL NEWS FOR AUGUST 9TH NINTENDO DIRECT:

THE WONDERFUL 101: You must find the 100 heroes scattered throughout the planet to advance. The 100 heroes wear special Centinel-Suits to reinforce their bone structure. The Wonderful 100 must face the GEATHJERK invaders. You'll of course, have to rescue civilians. By sending Wonder-Energy to citizens in need, you can turn them into temporary heroes during battle. To stop the GEATHJERK, you’ll need to use a powerful move called Unite Morph. It lets you combine the power of all the heroes you have to become a giant weapon. It is activated by drawing a random symbol on the Wii U Gamepad. Mastering the Unite Morph involves knowing which attack to use against enemies, for example, if you’re surrounded you can attack all enemies with Unite Sword. The more teammates you have, the bigger and better of a weapon you get. (obviously) You can use Unite Morph to help solve puzzles, such as becoming a ladder, or a rope between buses, maybe constructing a bridge, becoming working parts of a machine, even becoming a handgun! Wonderful Mart lets you buy Unite Morphs specific to that store, not found anywhere else. You can also buy powerups called Custom Blocks. The Wonderful 101’s stages are divided into small missions and you’ll receive a score on each. Only the best will receive a Pure Platinum ranking by completing levels quickly and without taking damage. When using an Unite Morph, you move slower. You can have up to 5 Unite Morphs onscreen at one time. The more skills you learn, the more combos you can use with Unite Morphs. The Wonderful 101 will of course, be released on September 15th. (Count: 6!)

POST-DIRECT NEWS: US, EU, JP: All getting a demo.
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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2013, 09:44:21 AM »
I'm only watching to see what  "the surprise at the end is"

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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2013, 09:44:50 AM »
I'm only watching to see what  "the surprise at the end is"

that's coming after the direct, not during it

however, i will post it here

                                                     
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« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2013, 09:46:22 AM »
I'm only watching to see what  "the surprise at the end is"

that's coming after the direct, not during it

however, i will post it here
Aww. Well, I'll still watch it since I have nothing better to do.

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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2013, 05:25:05 PM »
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FOR AUGUST 28TH, 2013:


REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo outlined a campaign that will offer consumers unprecedented levels of value and variety this holiday season. That proposition includes:




A $50 price drop for the Wii U Deluxe Set to a new suggested retail price of just $299.99, effective on Sept. 20.
A limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launching on Sept. 20.
The introduction of Nintendo 2DS, an entry-level dedicated portable gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. Nintendo 2DS launches Oct. 12, the same day as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
Dates for an outstanding lineup of Q4 video games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
The announcements demonstrate Nintendo’s aggressive approach to providing new games and experiences available only on Nintendo platforms for all types of people this holiday season. Nintendo announced these items at the GameStop Managers Show in Las Vegas.

“Nintendo has one of the strongest and most diverse video game lineups in our history,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “Today we’re making those unique Nintendo experiences more accessible and affordable. However you play and whatever you play, Nintendo has you covered.”

Nintendo 2DS

The newest member of the Nintendo 3DS family is designed specifically for anyone looking for a more affordable entry point into the world of Nintendo hand-held video games. Nintendo 2DS will be available in Red or Blue on Oct. 12 at a suggested retail price of $129.99.

Nintendo 2DS plays the entire library of packaged and downloadable games for Nintendo 3DS only in 2D. The system features a distinctive fixed, slate-type form factor, and optional carrying cases will be available in Red or Blue at launch at a suggested retail price of $12.99. Nintendo 2DS maintains many of the same hardware features as Nintendo 3DS: dual screens, game-play controls and touch-screen features. The system also has backward compatibility with the existing library of more than 2,000 Nintendo DS games, as well as access to wireless connectivity features like multiplayer online game play, fun Nintendo Video content and great digitally delivered games in the Nintendo eShop. To view a video of Nintendo 2DS, visit http://youtu.be/sAExBTWIp3M.

People eager to test drive the new system will have the chance beginning in October, when Nintendo 2DS joins a sampling tour in conjunction with Simon Malls that visits several different markets before it wraps up on Nov. 3. For more information about the tour, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

New Suggested Retail Price - Wii U Deluxe Set

Starting Sept. 20, the Deluxe version of Nintendo’s Wii U system will be reduced in price by $50, to a new suggested retail price of just $299.99. The new price makes Wii U an even greater value, particularly with the strong lineup of Wii U games available and on the way for the system in 2013. These include Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, EarthBound, New Super Luigi U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Bundle

A new limited-edition Wii U bundle featuring The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launches on Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $299.99. The bundle includes a black Deluxe Wii U console; a GamePad controller adorned with gold lettering, a gold Hyrule crest and gold symbols from the game; a download code for the digital version of Hyrule Historia, a book that details the chronology, history and artwork of The Legend of Zelda series; and a code that can be used to download The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from the Nintendo eShop immediately at no additional cost.

The digital version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will also launch on Sept. 20, while the packaged version launches Oct. 4 with distinctive gold-foil packaging, both at a suggested retail price of $49.99. GameStop is also offering an exclusive Ganondorf figurine bundled with the packaged game at a suggested retail price of $54.99.

Q4 Games

The robust lineup of games on the way for Nintendo systems in Q4 includes:

Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD: Launches Sept. 20 (downloadable) and Oct. 4 (packaged) at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Wii Party U: Launches Oct. 25 bundled with a Wii Remote Plus controller and stand at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Super Mario 3D World: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Launches Dec. 6 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
Wii Fit U: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date, pricing and bundling information, will be revealed at a later date.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games™: Launches this holiday season. Further details, including launch date and pricing, will be revealed at a later date.
Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24) and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Fall) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (Nov. 5) from Activision Publishing; Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA; and Rayman Legends (Sept. 3), Just Dance 2014 (Oct. 8), Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Oct. 29) and Watch_Dogs (Nov. 19) from Ubisoft.
Nintendo 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

Mario Party: Island Tour: Launches Nov. 22 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
Third-party titles: Previously announced titles on the way from Nintendo’s publishing partners include: Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Sept. 24); LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (Fall) and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Oct. 25) from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; Skylanders SWAP Force (Oct. 13) from Activision Publishing; Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (Nov. 19) from D3Publisher; and Sonic Lost World (Oct. 22) from SEGA.

Remember that Nintendo systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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Re: NINTENDO NEWS THREAD
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2013, 07:17:53 PM »
Wait, the 3DS XL doesn't come with a power adapter? That's weird.

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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2013, 07:43:52 PM »
my 3DS power adapter broke anyway

had to get another one

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« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2013, 08:12:37 PM »
What an utter waste of money. This is even worse than both the Game Boy Micro and the DS Lite combined, and that's a lot.

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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2013, 08:16:52 PM »
I think the Nintendo 2DS is Nintendo's admission that the 3D in the 3DS is more of a gimmick than an essential game mechanic, and I also think that with this console's cheaper price, people who don't have a 3DS don't have much of an incentive to get one.
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« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2013, 11:35:03 AM »
What an utter waste of money. This is even worse than both the Game Boy Micro and the DS Lite combined, and that's a lot.
What was wfong with the DS Lite?
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« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2013, 12:18:30 PM »
This is even worse than both the Game Boy Micro and the DS Lite combined, and that's a lot.
liek if u cried
but seriously, the ds lite was my first nintendo consle and handheld game. oh, the hours i spent, 10 years old, stuck in the snowpoint gym... but i saw the original ds and it looked cool, but the lite was cheaper because we knew people. the gba was my second handheld
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« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2013, 07:01:33 PM »
This is even worse than both the Game Boy Micro and the DS Lite combined, and that's a lot.
liek if u cried
but seriously, the ds lite was my first nintendo consle and handheld game. oh, the hours i spent, 10 years old, stuck in the snowpoint gym... but i saw the original ds and it looked cool, but the lite was cheaper because we knew people. the gba was my second handheld
but the DS Lite plays GBA games... so why did you get one?

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« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2013, 07:05:51 PM »
What an utter waste of money. This is even worse than both the Game Boy Micro and the DS Lite combined, and that's a lot.
What was wfong with the DS Lite?
I think he's referring to unnecessary upgrades/versions of earlier handhelds, but the original DS was very bulky. The Lite was a much-appreciated step, in my opinion.

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« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2013, 04:56:42 PM »
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:



Two Limited Edition Pokémon-themed Nintendo 3DS XL Systems Launching on September 27

BELLEVUE, WA--September 4, 2013--In a surprising twist announced this morning during a special Nintendo Direct presentation, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players do not receive Chespin, Fennekin, or Froakie from Professor Sycamore but are in fact given the choice of a classic partner Pokémon--Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle--from the very first Pokémon games, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue! Adding to the excitement, once a player has evolved this Pokémon into Venusaur, Charizard, or Blastoise and obtained its unique Mega Stone, the Pokémon will be able to Mega Evolve while in battle.Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard, and Mega Blastoise will possess overwhelming powers never before seen in a Pokémon game. Players can choose fan favorite Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle whenPokémon X and Pokémon Y launch worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

More secrets about Mega Evolution were also revealed today. It was previously announced that certain Pokémon needed to hold a unique Mega Stone in order to Mega Evolve, but now it's known that there is a second requirement players must fulfill for Mega Evolution to occur. Trainers must also obtain a bracelet called the Mega Ring that holds a mysterious stone called a Key Stone. The Trainer's Key Stone resonates with the Mega Stone held by his or her Pokémon, and together they trigger the Evolution that is normally impossible--Mega Evolution.

Director from GAME FREAK inc., Mr. Junichi Masuda, also announced Pokémon Bank--a new Nintendo 3DS application and service that allows Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players to conveniently store up to 3,000 of their beloved Pokémon on the Internet. Pokémon Bank gives players the flexibility to store and deposit 100 Boxes worth of Pokémon. This is in addition to the Boxes found within Pokémon Xand Pokémon Y, just like in previous Pokémon titles.

Additional features of Pokémon Bank include the ability to deposit and withdraw Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Once a Pokémon X or Pokémon Y Game Card is inserted into a Nintendo 3DS system or the downloadable version of the game is opened, the Pokémon Bank software can be turned on for use. Players can then transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of the game via Pokémon Bank to one copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y.

Pokémon Bank software is activated upon payment of an annual service fee. This charge will support maintenance of the online server that allows players to store up to 3,000 Pokémon conveniently, and will provide the application's support for future Pokémon titles.

Players who activate Pokémon Bank, will be able to use its linked application, Poké Transporter, which makes transferring many Pokémon caught in other Pokémon games easy. What used to be a lengthy process to transfer Pokémon from a previous Pokémon game to the latest titles is now a breeze with Poké Transporter--just insert Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2into your Nintendo 3DS system and use Poké Transporter to transfer Pokémon from those games into Pokémon Bank.

Pokémon Bank will be available in North America on Nintendo eShop. More details about this software, including a free trial period, will be added to Pokemon.com in the near future.

Also announced in this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation were details for the North American release of two special Nintendo 3DS XL hardware designs featuring imagery from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. These systems come in Red or Blue and feature brand new Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal. The systems will launch on September 27 at a suggested retail price of $199.99 each.

To view the Nintendo Direct presentation in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct.

For more information about Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including new images and gameplay video featuring information announced today, please visitPokemon.com/XY. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be sold at major retailers and digitally on Nintendo eShop.

Be sure to check out Pokemon.com, Like the official Pokémon Facebook page at Facebook.com/Pokemon, and follow Pokémon on Twitter @Pokemon to ensure you're receiving the latest Pokémon X andPokémon Y news!

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« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2013, 05:07:25 PM »
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE REGARDING WII FIT U, WII STREET U, AND WII SPORTS CLUB:

18th September 2013 – Nintendo is offering Wii U owners a chance to download a 31-days trial version of Wii Fit U for free. Starting on 1st November, Wii U owners can download a complete trial version of the game and get a head start on their New Year’s fitness goals by trying out all the activities found in the game for a full 31 days – at no cost. All you need is a balance board and a Wii U system with a broadband Internet connection*. Fitness fans can unlock the time restriction of Wii Fit U by simply syncing a Fit Meter, available at retail separately, to the game. Nintendo announced the special offer along with a number of items related to active gaming during a Nintendo Direct video. To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect.

"Wii Fit U turns fitness into a fun, family experience," said Laurent Fischer, Managing Director European Marketing & PR at Nintendo. "With this special offer, as well as new titles like Wii Party U, Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND and SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD launching this year, it's the perfect time for families to experience the unique value and variety that owning a Wii U console can offer."

The 31-days trial version of Wii Fit U will be available to download free of charge from Nintendo eShop between 1st November 2013 and 31st January 2014 and will work for 31 days from the day it is first played. Using the software, users can stay active with 77 different activities, including 19 new training activities, many of which take advantage of the Wii U GamePad controller. Users who want to continue using Wii Fit U beyond the 31-days trial period can unlock the time restriction by syncing a Fit Meter accessory, available separately at retail, with their trial version of the Wii Fit U software. This will allow them to continue playing Wii Fit U for an unlimited time. The Fit Meter will be released on 1st November in a choice of colours including Black, Red and Green.
The Fit Meter accessory is much more than a pedometer – it’s an activity meter that tracks a wide range of everyday activity. It records not only the number of steps a user has taken, but it also takes into account the intensity of those steps – was the user running or walking? The Fit Meter also measures altitude, so wearers get credit for climbing stairs or walking uphill. All of these data points combined provide users with an accurate overview of their day’s activity, including a detailed calculation of the number of calories they burned. This data can then be transferred wirelessly to Wii Fit U via the Wii U GamePad with just a touch of a button. The Fit Meter transforms users’ everyday lives into workouts, encouraging them to get active and stay active.

Wii Fit U features many of the strength training, yoga and fun fitness games that have made the Wii Fit series so popular. Plus, there are new games that combine the Wii Balance Board and Wii U GamePad, including new dance routines such as hip-hop, locking and salsa that work out various parts of the body through simple dance moves. The game also gives players more ways to create their own custom workout routines. Users can also create or join a Miiverse Gym Community to share tips and support with other Wii Fit U users who have similar goals. Or people can create closed communities made up exclusively of their friends. The communities will help people stay motivated by giving them a venue to discuss their fitness progress with others.

For those who choose not to download the 31-days trial version, on 6th December Wii Fit U launches as a packaged game in two sets, one including the game disc and Fit Meter, the other including the game disc, Fit Meter and Wii Balance Board. The paid download version of the game will also be available in Nintendo eShop from 1st February 2014.
Some other announcements today included:

Wii Sports Club

The five beloved sports from the original Wii Sports – bowling, tennis, baseball, boxing and golf – are making a dramatic and competitive return on Wii U. The games are being released individually as downloads featuring HD graphics, enhanced controls via Wii MotionPlus technology, as well as a much-requested online multiplayer versus mode, so users with broadband Internet access can face off against competitors online. And that’s where the “Club” part of Wii Sports Club comes into play. Players will be registered to regional clubs and will be able to interact with one another via Miiverse during matches. People will be able to play casually against members of their own club, or take on members of rival clubs to increase their club rankings.

Tennis and Bowling will be the first two sports available on 7th November, with Boxing, Baseball and Golf scheduled to launch in the months ahead. Wii U owners who download Wii Sports Club will get a trial pass that will let them play any available games for a 24-hour period from when the Wii Sports Club game is started. Once the trial period ends, players can purchase a Day Pass for Ł1.79 to play all available sports for a 24-hour period, or can buy permanent access to individual sports for Ł8.99 each.

Wii Street U powered by Google
An update to Wii Street U powered by Google is now available that incorporates the Wii Balance Board. People can walk the streets of familiar or exotic locales simply by taking steps on the Wii Balance Board, as the TV displays a streetscape from Google Maps. The Wii Street U powered by Google application is currently available as a free download on Nintendo eShop until 31st October**.

*Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop.
**The application is free to download for a limited time and will be available only as a paid download afterwards. The application is currently planned to be available for download and use until 31st March 2016. Please note: a broadband Internet connection and Nintendo Network ID are required to use this software.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE REGARDING DUCKTALES REMASTERED:


It's a Duck Blur! Capcom is excited to share the quack-tastic news that a disc-based version of DuckTales: Remastered will be hitting retail store shelves across North America on November 12. Currently available as a digital download through Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Nintendo eShop and PC, DuckTales: Remastered will offer an all-new $19.99 disc-based alternative to players on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.

Originally released in 1989 on the Nintendo Entertainment System , DuckTales was widely acknowledged as one of the generation's seminal platform titles. DuckTales: Remastered once again follows the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews - Huey, Dewey and Louie, as they explore different themed worlds on their search for five legendary treasures.

The development team at WayForward have taken the levels and layout from the original release and expanded on them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience; but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds. Furthermore, original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist.

                                                     
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« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2013, 08:39:37 AM »
Visit www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct tomorrow, Oct. 1, at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET for a Nintendo Direct focused on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games launching later this year.

                                                     
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« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2013, 08:54:13 AM »
Visit www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct tomorrow, Oct. 1, at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET for a Nintendo Direct focused on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games launching later this year.

Wonder if there will be anything for Smash 4. I know the Nintendo Direct is for stuff coming out this year. But they also revealed Luigi in the last Nintendo direct that said it was only based on that. Maybe we're getting whatever the Pokemon character revealed this month sooner then we thought.