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Nintendo Announcing Stuff Tomorrow, Says Digital Reggie

The same day Sony launches the Vita. Pretty sneaky, sis!

Don't be surprised if Nintendo actually makes some serious announcements tomorrow.

It’s now common for me to wake up, flip on my 3DS, and view the ridiculous new Swapnote images my friends have scribbled in. I didn’t expect there to be a Swapnote from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime telling me to pay attention to tomorrow.

Nintendo’s been holding pretty regular “Nintendo Direct” events, basically mini press-conferences, since the launch of 3DS. It's where the company has been revealing dates, games and services.

It’s probably not a coincidence the newest “Nintendo Direct” will also be taking place on the same day Sony officially launches the successor to the PSP, Vita. Some consumers already have their machines, having ordered specially priced “early adopter” bundles.

Tomorrow's event takes place at 6:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. EST at www.nintendo.com/nintendo_direct.

P.S. If you're not using Swapnote, you should. It's really neat!

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Posted by patrickklepek
Don't be surprised if Nintendo actually makes some serious announcements tomorrow.

It’s now common for me to wake up, flip on my 3DS, and view the ridiculous new Swapnote images my friends have scribbled in. I didn’t expect there to be a Swapnote from Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime telling me to pay attention to tomorrow.

Nintendo’s been holding pretty regular “Nintendo Direct” events, basically mini press-conferences, since the launch of 3DS. It's where the company has been revealing dates, games and services.

It’s probably not a coincidence the newest “Nintendo Direct” will also be taking place on the same day Sony officially launches the successor to the PSP, Vita. Some consumers already have their machines, having ordered specially priced “early adopter” bundles.

Tomorrow's event takes place at 6:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. EST at www.nintendo.com/nintendo_direct.

P.S. If you're not using Swapnote, you should. It's really neat!

Posted by RobbieRageX

I is INTEREST

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Can't wait! I hope it's something really cool.

Edited by ttocs

I wonder if the date has any correlation with the release of it's major competitor's new handheld device.

What am I saying, of course it does!

Posted by Sooty

If they announce a new 3DS then I'm trading mine in and likely getting a Vita or just keeping the cash.

Posted by Winternet

The entire My Notebook collection available for the 3DS.

Edited by Goldanas

I'll check it out as a 3DS and Vita owner. It's interesting to hear your newfound enthusiasm for the 3DS, especially for something as trivial as swapnote.

I often hear people say they don't want a Vita because they already have a phone (even some of you folk around the office). It doesn't seem to offer anything worthwhile over the Vita, having both devices now. I would even venture to say the gaming experience on the Vita has been dramatically more fulfilling (but I am invested in the PS3 space as well).

Do you feel the 3DS is more justified as a portable gaming device than the Vita?

Posted by Superfriend

They will probably delay MGS 3 some more and maybe push Kid Icarus back even further /sarcasm.

I would like to see a new portable Zelda game! Maybe they could do one that looks like a direct sequel to Ocarina of Time. You know, a proper sequel, not that mask-related game nobody liked.

Posted by Nottle

Mother 3?

Posted by Tan

@Winternet said:

The entire My Notebook collection available for the 3DS.

FINALLY.

Posted by drowsap

@Sooty said:

If they announce a new 3DS then I'm trading mine in and likely getting a Vita or just keeping the cash.

It would be funny if they sent a note to you on your 3ds about a mini press conference to announce a new 3ds lol

Posted by jakob187

Reggie is going to officially announce that he has herpes. = (

Posted by RioStarwind

Sounds like it could be interesting.

Posted by vonFlampanker

Wish List: 3DS with second analog pad built-in and better battery. Available Holiday 2012.

That's not too much to ask, is it?

Edited by Ley_Lines

if it's a 3ds lite (which I doubt) I'll be contacting amazon shortly to place my order.

Edit: 3ds came out in Japan Feb 26, maybe announcing something to be released on the one year anniversary?

Posted by JackSukeru

That's 15:00 here, making a note of it.

Not having high expectations.

Posted by Atary77

@vonFlampanker said:

Wish List: 3DS with second analog pad built-in and better battery. Available Holiday 2012.

That's not too much to ask, is it?

I'm hoping for this too.

Posted by RE_Player1

If they announce a new 3DS with a second analog stick and extra shoulder buttons I'm going to be super pissed. Make the thing cost less, slimmer, better battery etc. but do not add more buttons. The 3DS is perfect as is and the Circle Pad Pro should remain a separate option for those that want it for the mere handful of games.

Posted by RuthLoose

POKEMON YELLOW OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR THE iOS STORE, EVERYBODY!!!! WHOOOOOOOO!

Posted by JJOR64

Looking forward to see what the announcements are.

Posted by Vexxan

@RuthLoose said:

POKEMON YELLOW OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR THE iOS STORE, EVERYBODY!!!! WHOOOOOOOO!

Now that I would gladly spend my brad bucks on.

Posted by 49th

Patrick you should totally add me on Swapnote, I have Jeff added and I send pictures of himself to him.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

I'm hungry for more Pokemon.

Tee hee.

Posted by Levio

Diablo 3 on 3DS. I mean, why not?

Posted by spiceninja

I hope to god it's a 3DS redesign. I want a 3DS so bad but I don't want to buy the current model.

Posted by RobertOrri

@49th said:

Patrick you should totally add me on Swapnote, I have Jeff added and I send pictures of himself to him.

Gosh, that doesn't sound creepy at all!

Posted by Hailinel

Come on, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower!

Posted by mnzy
@49th said:

Patrick you should totally add me on Swapnote, I have Jeff added and I send pictures of himself to him.

That's aweful.
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Posted by siddarth0605

@Hailinel said:

Come on, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower!

hell yes! already have my preorder for xenoblade chronicles praying to all the demigods in asura's wrath that these games come out here

Posted by rudyarr

@RuthLoose: been playing pokemon yellow on my android for a few months now :)

Posted by MeatSim

Digital Reggie will eat your digital soul.

Posted by Blubba

THESE HIPPOS ARE HUNGRY. AND THEY ARE HUNGRY.

Posted by MormonWarrior

@Nottle said:

Mother 3?

Nah, and I'm already playing that on my GBA with a flash cart and the fan translation. It's great as it is...I'd just like to be able to give them money for it.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Bitch Mob

Posted by 014

Whoever buys a 3DS on 2/22 will get the system plus all games 2 for 1.

Posted by Nottle

@MormonWarrior said:

@Nottle said:

Mother 3?

Nah, and I'm already playing that on my GBA with a flash cart and the fan translation. It's great as it is...I'd just like to be able to give them money for it.

I've played it too. But it would be nice if nintendo just gave that translator a check for his job well done then release it as a guilt free downloadable version.

Posted by BooDoug187

My uncle works for Nintendo and he told me they are announceing a new addon for the 3ds, here is a pic he emailed me:

Posted by vinsanityv22

Wonder what they're counting on to be the "Mario 3D Land" or "Mario Kart 7" of the 3DS this year? Surely, they won't be expecting Luigi's Mansion to shoulder that load, again? Even though I wanna see it - AND the new Paper Mario - they need something else with more..."mass market" appeal. Perhaps, Retro Studios will resurrect the Donkey Kong Land IP like they did DKC, and the 3DS will get a brand new Donkey Kong sidescroller too? That would probably do it; that game did fantastic sales on the Wii...

Edited by mewarmo990

@Nottle said:

@MormonWarrior said:

@Nottle said:

Mother 3?

Nah, and I'm already playing that on my GBA with a flash cart and the fan translation. It's great as it is...I'd just like to be able to give them money for it.

I've played it too. But it would be nice if nintendo just gave that translator a check for his job well done then release it as a guilt free downloadable version.

Coming from someone who works in game localization, that fan translation is straight up commercial quality. Nintendo Legal probably isn't happy about it, but I'd like to see the company distribute it and give the fan team a share, since it's not like they lost any money on it to begin with.

Posted by ptys

Come on 3DS Lite!

Posted by SnowyPliskin

As someone who grew up and argued vehemently on the side of Nintendo in playground debates as a youth, theres always something bitterly depressing about any announcement they make now a days.

What happened? Maybe we were all just more younger and naive.

Posted by GValo

As uninterested as I am in nintendo hardware, I'd buy a 3DS if they announced a Mother collection.

Posted by CaptainDa

@ptys: If that's the case, I'm in! If it's not, I'll wait a little longer. Larger screen would be nice...

Posted by DeF

@PlasmaBeam44 said:

I hope to god it's a 3DS redesign. I want a 3DS so bad but I don't want to buy the current model.

it's not E3. these Nintendo Direct things are more like "hey, there's this kid icarus game coming ...and more mario!

@Hailinel said:

Come on, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower!

even if they bring them over, they probably will bury that in a random press release, sadly.

Edited by sixpin

@SnowyPliskin: I think it is more that a lot of us grew up and our tastes changed, while Nintendo stayed mostly the same. It didn't help either that they continually sink farther into the gimmick philosophy of hardware design.

Posted by SnowyPliskin

@sixpin: Didn't help either that they completely and utterly abandoned their loyal followers in favour of fair weather fans (whoa, alliteration).

Posted by algertman

Nintendo announces death of Vita. SDF seen jerking off in the corner over ports.

Posted by algertman

@PlasmaBeam44 said:

I hope to god it's a 3DS redesign. I want a 3DS so bad but I don't want to buy the current model.

Take that shit to NeoGaf.

Posted by RuthLoose

@BooDoug187 said:

My uncle works for Nintendo and he told me they are announceing a new addon for the 3ds, here is a pic he emailed me:

My friend's uncle also works at Nintendo. What a coincidence! He told us that he has a video tape of Pokemon that never made it into the main games.

Posted by ThePilgrums

The Reggie is coming from INSIDE THE 3DS!!

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