Nintendo might not be hosting a traditional E3 press conference, but it isn't showing up to the convention empty-handed. Instead, it's going to be revealing its wares via a Nintendo Direct, with one hour of focused talk on the future of the Wii U and 3DS. What's going to be there? Well, your guess is as good as ours, but we expect to find out about a Wii U Mario Kart, a new Smash Bros (finally!), and plenty more. Nintendo knows it needs to take out the big guns this year, and we have to think there are a few secrets that are going to blow our minds when the stream starts.

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You can watch the UK version of the broadcast right here at 7am PST/3pm GMT on June 11, or head over to for the US version. Either way though, be sure to check out our Radar Reacts video afterwards, which will be displayed below.


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  • sharknjar - June 13, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    Nintendo had my favorite showing of the the 3 console makers. I want the indie games that Nintendo is openly courting and providing small developers with a very open/easy system to put their games on. I want the colorful, polished, and fun games that Nintendo does better than anybody else.
  • pokepark7 - June 12, 2013 5:20 p.m.

  • BladedFalcon - June 11, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    Honestly? I wasn't really impressed. I mean, presentation-wise, it was just like every other Nintendo Direct we've seen, and that's kinda lazy to me, since they didn't really even bother to make it feel special. Secondly, sure, they showed a ton of new trailers and gameplay videos... for games we already KNEW were coming, the only one I can think of that wasn't previously announced was the new Donkey Kong game, and while that looks cool... Well, what happened with a New metroid, or Star Fox, or even F-zero? Also... I'm sorry, but I can't be the only one underwhelmed with both the new 3D mario and the Wii U version of Smash Brothers, right? They both look decent, but compared to how Both Galaxy and Brawl were presented? Galaxy was the biggest proof of how core mario games expanded and innovated on the genre every-time... this one doesn't seem to innovate on anything at all, which is disappointing. At least to me. Still, the 3DS Smash bros looks reasonably neat, so that's nice. Not a bad conference overall, but I can definitely say it could have been MUCH better
  • Rub3z - June 11, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    "dynamic camera movement during barrel travel" I am simply overjoyed that this is a phrase that has now been used in the English language. Seriously, did nobody else notice this? Aside from that, about the Direct... I was hoping to see more characters revealed for Smash, along with more indie exclusives coming to the eShop. Also, when the fuck is Pikmin 3 coming? Is that this year? In September? What will I have to play until then, besides 101? Is there anything coming in, like, August? Please?
  • Rub3z - June 11, 2013 1:04 p.m.

    Reading some more comments, I realize... no F-Zero????? C'mon. That one little announcement alone would've completely restored my faith. I mean, they seem to be doing a decent job, but... no F-Zero. That's a big but (for me anyways).
  • Squander - June 11, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    I actually really liked the Nintendo footage...but, and thats a big "BUT", they played it so safe that I really start to think that they may drop the WiiU after releasing the usual suspects. I mean they showed nothing new - nothing! And what they showed was just so safe and uninspired that I cant help but to think that they surrender by 2014. My prediction: they skip the home entertainment and release a new handheld soon.
  • C.King - June 11, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    safe, i thought it was funny how they showed bayonetta 2 it's like the opposite end of what to expect with them, too sexy!
  • JarkayColt - June 11, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    I was actually slightly underwhelmed by this Direct. When it reached the end I was like "wait...that's it?" I mean, everything they showed looked good, but nothing was a surprise either (most of the stuff we already knew about.) The trailer for MegaMan in Smash though was absolutely EPIC. Like, properly AMAZING. MegaMan looks and moves just like you would expect and it was so full of character...makes me wish Nintendo could get the rights to make a proper MegaMan game. *sadface*
  • shawksta - June 11, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    I always say that just because we KNOW what is coming doesnt really reflect what we will actually SEE Nobody expected the 3D Mario to be literally Super Mario bros 2 Reborn as a 3D platformer following 3D Land's design but better. We also didnt expect DKCR Tropical Freeze and Bayonetta's short hair and of course smash's 2 different design. I do agree though that you expected more. Its probably because it was assumed 1 hour but became LESSER
  • JarkayColt - June 11, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    Well, I know what you mean. But it's hard to get excited when you already know that something is coming. We knew a 3D Mario and a new Mario Kart would be there, and whilst they look impressive, it's also exactly what you expect. Donkey Kong is just a sequel, besides which most people were expecting something more from Retro this time. And not saying it's a bad thing, but again, just not amazingly exciting. Wind Waker HD didn't look too substantial an upgrade to me; doesn't add much seeings as the original still holds up brilliantly. I was really expecting more, or something new. No F-Zero or EarthBound or, I dunno, Advance Wars, or no new Miyamoto IP or ANYTHING. I hope they have more stuff to announce sometime soon. I'm still not swayed into buying a WiiU...yet. Or, yeah, it might just be that I was expecting an hour long Direct and it ended up being like 40 minutes, I dunno XD
  • C.King - June 11, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    best case(highly unlikely) scenario: they get to pick up the megaman legends 3 project and do it in capcom's stead, capcom made games with nintendo franchises why not the other way, plus the 100,000 strong can finally rest, i feel like capcom won't give em anything, but i guess i'm idolizing nintendo too much to pick it up, it is a exclusive for 3ds though so i wouldn't think of it as charity. actually i'm extremely confused by the 100,000 strong i read one of their guys actually sold their 3ds, way funky man i really wish i didn't see that doesn't make it feel "strong". though they made their goal but stopped growing
  • J-Fid - June 11, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    I noticed one of the stages looks like a boxing ring. Maybe Little Mac will be in the game as well.
  • shawksta - June 11, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    Thats from Kirby though, its King Dedede's boxing ring though thats not to say Little Mac wont be in
  • J-Fid - June 11, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    Hopefully, We'll get both Dedede and Little Mac.
  • shawksta - June 11, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    Oh no Dont worry about Dedede, Sakurai loves his kirby characters
  • J-Fid - June 11, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    Oh I'm not worried about him. Maybe we will see Masked Dedede as a Final Smash.
  • C.King - June 11, 2013 9:03 a.m.

    look at the audience though, normal looking humans
  • shawksta - June 11, 2013 10:30 a.m.

    Its updated to give it a smash bros look but who knows.

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