[Update] The stream has ended, but you can still watch the replay above if you missed it. Here’s Little Mac’s (from Punch Out!!) announcement trailer for Smash Bros.
There’s been a lot of talk about Nintendo’s future surrounding the increasingly poor performance of the Wii U, and though a lot of it has come from Nintendo itself, this is the first time they’re directly addressing fans after news of their recent misfortune. With that in mind, there’s a chance we’ll get at least one piece of big news to raise some spirits, so stay tuned.
According to Nintendo of America on Twitter, this Nintendo direct will focus primarily on games that will be released in the spring, because great games are the way to sell systems. So, expect Nintendo to make a strong play for your wallet by showing off Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Contry: Tropical Freeze, and Yoshi’s New Island.
For those of you outside of North America, here are the European and Japanese versions:
- We had some thoughts on how Nintendo could turn the Wii U around
- Rumors of new Nintendo consoles have popped up during Wii U’s troubles
- Bide your time until the Nintendo Direct goes lives by watching every NES start screen