Nintendo Direct Incoming, Nod from Soraya Saga, Next Level Games

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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For those of you who don’t already know, a Nintendo Direct has been announced for tomorrow. The broadcast will begin at 2 PM Pacific Time (5 PM Eastern Time) for North America—much later than their usual time slot of 7 AM PT/10 AM ET. North America’s not the only one, of course—the broadcast for our friends in Europe begins at 10 PM CET (9 PM UTC) in the United Kingdom. Could these later times mean bigger announcements are coming that they want everyone ready to absorb/cover?

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Soraya Saga retweeted the Direct announcement in Japan, so I think so. Remember when it happened before? Twice? “X” news has always followed her nods toward the Direct without fail so far. That’s more and more reason to get hyped for tomorrow evening, I suppose.

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There’s more where that came from. Next Level Games, the developer behind Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, has also teased tomorrow’s Direct. Could we be seeing more from them tomorrow? Who knows what could happen? Even if tomorrow’s Direct is filled with information we already know, I think we can expect a surprise twist or two.

oprainfall will be here, as always, to cover the Direct. What are you all hoping for? Any predictions to make right now? Be sure to let us know!

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Don’t forget—the NISA Press Event is tomorrow at 6 PM PT (9 PM ET), as well. We’re going to be busy ’round here. Be sure to stick with us for the deluge of news coming your way tomorrow evening!

  • Raymond

    I hope they tell me when mario golf is coming out. Oh god i want to play it so badly!

  • smacd

    There are now 5 Dragon Quest games (4 3DS, 1 Wii(U)) on Nintendo platforms that have not been announced for the west yet. I expect at least two to be announced, but I will settle for one. There is literally nothing else that Nintendo could possibly say that actually matters to me other than a DQ announcement.

    If they fail to announce DQ yet again, I will complain online on various websites, harass the Nintendo of America twitter account, and fume for a few days about how Nintendo and Square-Enix doesn’t care about western DQ fans until something else captures my attention for several weeks/months until another Nintendo Direct pops up and I repeat the cycle.

  • XypherCode

    Is it okay to say anything Soraya Saga retweets mean something good is gonna show up? xD I sure hope so.

    • Charlotte Buckingham

      I certainly think so!

  • James Best

    Next Level is teasing the Nintendo Direct, too? Interesting…

  • Kroisos

    I wasn’t exicted for this until the news about Soraya Saga, so now I’m psyched to think there might be X news.

    Calming myself, the thing I hope they do is put a lot of focus on indie/eShop titles. The reaction to the WD delay suggested that Wii U doesn’t have 3rd party support, which simply isn’t true. They have lots, and to suggest otherwise is to suggest that indies don’t count or matter less. Renegade Kid, for one. Jools Watsham tweeted about MM sales today; Nintendo is good for RK, and RK is good for Nintendo, so I hope the Direct talks that up. I bet Shovel Knight will do best on Nintendo; they should talk that up. These games are every bit as valid and important as WD or anything else that major studios will send elsewhere; I hope Nintendo sends that message strongly.

    • Charlotte Buckingham

      I had the same reaction! I just got home and saw Soraya Saga retweeted Nintendo’s announcement. And I’m going to have to wait 4 hours until I finish work!! Gah!

  • Vinicius

    I only want 3 things from the Direct, more info on X, info on Fire Emblem x Shin megami and maybe a new Custom Robo.

  • mike

    Hopefully this will put to rest my fears of lack of story/characters and heavy focus on online play

    • AxleMagnum

      It’s Monolith Soft. I doubt that they’d skimp on story.

  • Thomas Johnson

    I’m hoping for more info on X. I know it’s too early for a release date, but maybe a release window, like Q4 or something. I also like at least 1 new game to be announced.