Nintendo to Stream Big Wii U Event Tomorrow [UPDATED]

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Posted by patrickklepek (3516 posts) -

UPDATE: There will also be an event in Japan, which kicks off tonight. Nintendo will be streaming that, too. It beings at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) PST.

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We’ll know more about the Wii U tomorrow, and that likely includes a release date and price. Alex will be attending the event in-person, but you’ll also be able to follow along at home via livestream.

Nintendo will be piping the event through its Facebook page, which you can keep tabs on over here. There’s not yet an active link, and I wouldn’t expect one to be available until sometime tomorrow.

The event starts at 10:00 a.m. EST. Crap, that means I need to wake up early.

Get your last predictions in now, folks.

Staff
#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3516 posts) -

UPDATE: There will also be an event in Japan, which kicks off tonight. Nintendo will be streaming that, too. It beings at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) PST.

--

We’ll know more about the Wii U tomorrow, and that likely includes a release date and price. Alex will be attending the event in-person, but you’ll also be able to follow along at home via livestream.

Nintendo will be piping the event through its Facebook page, which you can keep tabs on over here. There’s not yet an active link, and I wouldn’t expect one to be available until sometime tomorrow.

The event starts at 10:00 a.m. EST. Crap, that means I need to wake up early.

Get your last predictions in now, folks.

Staff
#2 Posted by CaptainCoke (98 posts) -

yes

#3 Edited by damswedon (3175 posts) -

My predictions;

  • Wii U will not be available in the EU this year.
  • Wii U will launch with a new Zelda game that is based on Zelda 2.
#4 Posted by RE_Player1 (7551 posts) -

It could be free and I still wouldn't want one.

#5 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1020 posts) -

I don't trust that dude

#6 Posted by Driam (159 posts) -

Is Reggie's hair starting to go gray?

#7 Posted by ModernAlkemie (358 posts) -

Oh God! Did anyone else find Mario and Luigi really creepy? Those cold, dead eyes...

#8 Posted by swedmiro (46 posts) -

They have already said that they will launch simultaneously all around the world.

#9 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3059 posts) -

@ModernAlkemie said:

Oh God! Did anyone else find Mario and Luigi really creepy? Those cold, dead eyes...

That's because they lost their souls and are trying to redeem themselves. Pray for them.

#10 Posted by Maajin (1052 posts) -
#11 Posted by Beb (240 posts) -

My body is ready.

#12 Posted by Scrawnto (2436 posts) -

If Mario is that much bigger than Reggie, how gigantic must Peach be?

#13 Posted by ChrisTaran (1570 posts) -

Ahh, well, there goes me watching it live if it's on Facebook.

#14 Posted by Joey2683 (355 posts) -

"Tell us what you think in the comments".. Oh no, I hope they don't read the comments. Only the internet can produce the most vile, harsh comments.

#15 Posted by Shaka999 (456 posts) -

@Maajin said:

My body is ready.

#16 Posted by Scotto (1173 posts) -

@Maajin: Bahahaha!

#17 Posted by Droop (1839 posts) -

@Maajin: Amazing.

Also, that music! I gotta have it.

#18 Posted by colesl4w (9 posts) -

Can't nintendo just stop this madness and become a game developer. All I wan't is a new HD Zelda, and I don't know anyone who will buy a Wii-U...

#19 Posted by sikapwach (34 posts) -

THey've renamed it the Big Wii U? Their naming conventions just keep getting worse.

#20 Posted by fargofallout (277 posts) -

I truly don't care about the Wii U. I won't buy one because it would only be used for first-party games, and Nintendo only has so much manpower to produce those. I played maybe 6 games on the Wii. If I received one as a gift, I'd take it and be happy.

#21 Posted by Vetterli (110 posts) -

I got Reggie in my left channel...... now I've got Reggie in both channels. HIGH TECH!

#22 Posted by oldenglishC (922 posts) -

Cheap development costs, and a large Japanese install base = new home for JRPG's.

On second thought, the WII was in the same boat and we only got three decent games. Wake me up when the new Fire Emblem comes out.

#23 Posted by Fobwashed (1917 posts) -

I always imagined Reggie to be much bigger than them. Weird.

#24 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -

i don't think i could be any less interested in the Wii U right now. hopefully that will change but i don't know about that

#25 Posted by FengShuiGod (1478 posts) -

More like Wii stUpid, amirite?

Seriously though, lol Wii U lol.

#26 Posted by WJist (313 posts) -

Oh hey, it's Mario and Luigi! Those bros. have never steered me wrong!

Seriously though, my Wii has been in my desk drawer for a long time. I really really don't want Nintendo to be put in the same place as Sega is now.

#27 Posted by AroNoah (13 posts) -

I predict another video showing that Wii U game controller triggers and buttons !!!!!!

#28 Posted by wrecks (2216 posts) -

Corporate Live Stream Product Announcements. The future is now.

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#29 Posted by Humanity (8871 posts) -

Always so stoic, it's impressive. Nothing phases him.

#30 Posted by spiceninja (3055 posts) -

10 AM eastern? That's great for me but kind of sucks for everyone else not on the east coast.

#31 Posted by Shadowjester (93 posts) -

Prediction: The Wii U will be the new Xbox 720 controller, Master Chief will be in the new Smash Bros. game. and new Mario, Zelda, Donkey kong, and Wario games are all coming out first quarter of next year.

Yeah at this point I have nothing but stupid ideas. I have lots of nostalgia for Nintendo but I don't know how they can pull this next generation off. Maybe they'll blow our minds but I just don't see it.

#32 Posted by deskp (444 posts) -

nintendo things always seem more akward than other console event things, casue they keep thinking kids are watching or soemthing.

#33 Posted by Kaigan (271 posts) -

Eh.

#34 Posted by Stubee (376 posts) -

Kinda insane how so many people (myself included) have just completely written this game off due to she sheer lack of power in it. I also wonder if the general public will look at their dust covered Wiis and think "Not this time".

#35 Posted by isomeri (1226 posts) -

250 dollars with a lineup full of mini-games. But at least the mini-games will be in HD!

#36 Posted by vinsanityv22 (1064 posts) -

"Get your last predictions in now, folks."

I predict disappointment!

#37 Posted by Droop (1839 posts) -

Ripped and extended the music in case anyone is interested (dl link on the yt page)

#38 Edited by CircleNine (381 posts) -

Still don't get Nintendo bringing out their next console so early before the next Microsoft and Sony consoles are anywhere near, at least publicly, finalized. And, honestly, I just don't really care about it either. The Wii was such a complete and utter letdown for me that I just can not summon up anything positive about this. I just... I don't care, Nintendo, go away.

As for predictions, new Mario, Zelda, WiiU Sports Resort, and probably a new Super Smash Bros. All things that I also can't be assed to care about anymore.

#39 Posted by Xeirus (1293 posts) -

@Shadowjester said:

Yeah at this point I have nothing but stupid ideas. I have lots of nostalgia for Nintendo but I don't know how they can pull this next generation off. Maybe they'll blow our minds but I just don't see it.

Exactly how I feel.

#40 Posted by Pop (2611 posts) -

I'm going to say 199$ with one controller and 1 game, maybe Japan gets it earlier?

#41 Posted by TMThomsen (2070 posts) -

@Maajin: That made my day.

#42 Posted by RuthLoose (784 posts) -

We better hope those Virtual Console and Wiiware games are able to migrate over somehow. Hopefully Nintendo has the good sense to set the precedent going forward with all this DLC business.

#43 Posted by Tarsier (1057 posts) -

@Xeirus said:

@Shadowjester said:

Yeah at this point I have nothing but stupid ideas. I have lots of nostalgia for Nintendo but I don't know how they can pull this next generation off. Maybe they'll blow our minds but I just don't see it.

Exactly how I feel.

yep

#44 Edited by SuperPickle (28 posts) -

are tthey going to say they have more than 2 games that would make me want to buy a wii this year and not wait like the fucking 3ds that had no games either.

Then again the crap n64 had no games so I guess that is asking to much.

oh and that That wii u box art and logo is horrible the white boxes looked good this does not. go back to the fucking SNES style of boxes nintendo those was the best looking boxes you ever had. Hell the fucking gamecube used the same concept as the SNES boxes and they looked good.

seriously nintendo what is this crap did you fucking lay off all your box artist or did they just get stoned and cant tell colors or design anymore? or are you trying to make the thing look cheep for the price announcement tomorrow because it is going to be expensive and you want to make the thing look cheep as possible at the store?

#45 Posted by JJOR64 (18916 posts) -

Going to be a crazy nut job and wait outside of GameStop so I can pre-order this thingy tomorrow.

#46 Posted by Shaanyboi (1274 posts) -

I'm calling multiple bundles.

$250 at the lowest. Second tier with NintendoLand. Third tier with NintendoLand and a Wii remote+nunchuk.

#47 Posted by Vexxan (4616 posts) -

Get hype!

#48 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -

Probably November 18th... At least that's what I've heard.

#49 Posted by Pudge (869 posts) -

@vinsanityv22 said:

"Get your last predictions in now, folks."

I predict disappointment!

Quoted for Truth

#50 Posted by Galiant (2181 posts) -

Excited about news. Not excited at all if what we know already is all we'll get from it.

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