Nintendo Direct Pegged For November 5th, Upcoming 3DS & Wii U Titles On The Cards


Over the last couple of years, Nintendo has increasingly been operating on its own agenda when it comes to releasing information to press and fans.

After stepping back from the white noise of E3 for two consecutive years, the Big N has instead opted to promote its upcoming titles through a string of concentrated and refined presentations known as Nintendo Directs — and tomorrow, November 5th, the publisher plans to host yet another.

Kicking things off at 2pm Pacific (5pm Eastern), the company has confirmed that the brief showcase will focus on upcoming software that is yet to be released across 3DS and Wii U. Unfortunately, the description for the event is as vague as ever from Nintendo, but we can certainly expect to learn more details regarding Mario Kart 8’s DLC, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and, perhaps, a western release date for the new 3DS models.

Interestingly, this is the Japanese publisher’s first Nintendo Direct that isn’t tethered to one game in particular since it unveiled those new portables back in August; so it could well be that the new 3DS will be a headlining star of tomorrow’s showing before the company moves onto the still-to-be-release software.

As always, you can catch the stream live through the Nintendo Direct page, and while it isn’t likely to be as juicy as, say, last month’s Super Smash Bros. Wii U showcase, we can readily expect to learn more about what the Big N has in store for the latter stages of 2014.