Nintendo Holding Online Press Conference Tonight
Nintendo says that a new Nintendo Direct video segment will air tonight at midnight, East Coast time (9 p.m. Pacific) to announce…things…
What could the things be? Perhaps stuff that couldn’t make it into their underwhelming E3 press conference? Maybe some new, more interesting games? The fact that the conference seems to be based in Japan leads me to believe that it might actually be something interesting and relatively important. But you never know.
The press release sent out by Nintendo says that the video will be “about Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Nintendo DS products.” That means that the company’s new console, the Wii U, is basically being ignored. That’s fine, I guess—or it would be fine if there weren’t so many unanswered questions about it, like its price and release date.
The only thing I can think of that would justify a sudden, spur-of-the-moment conference like this would be something big, though. A few weeks ago, just before E3 happened, there were reports and rumors that Nintendo would be unveiling a new version of the 3DS hardware that was bigger and featured a second analog pad…and that announcement never happened. So, if I’m a betting man, I’m betting that they’ll be announcing it tonight.
Of course, this’ll make the third or fourth “big announcement thing” that Nintendo’s holding where we’ve had news of such a 3DS upgrade. And it still hasn’t materialized. So, you know, it’s probably just some games or whatever. Maybe Wario will be in them.
Check out Nintendo Direct tonight at midnight, Eastern.