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[Updated] E3 2013 – Nintendo Direct – Live Blog

June 11, 2013 / 9:43 AM

By: Jesse Waldack

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Starting at 7AM PDT / 10AM EDT, Nintendo will air a presumably extended (at least in North America) version of Nintendo Direct instead of their traditional E3 press event in the Nokia Theater.

With no new hardware to show for the first time in several years, today should be all about the games.  Anticipated games include Smash Bros., the new 3D Mario, the new 3D Zelda, and a handful of people that I know are hoping for some sort of Metroid reveal.

[UPDATE]: Due to technical difficulties, the North American stream was pretty much down from the start.  We did find the UK stream and watched and live blogged that.

Click the link below for the NA version of the Nintendo Direct via YouTube, which should be significantly more stable.

Items of interest:

  • Fairy type in Pokemon confirmed.
  • New Mario for Wii U is Super Mario 3D World.
  • Retro is making a new DKC game.
  • Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS will be out in 2014 and will include “The Villager” from Animal Crossing and Megaman.
  • Several third party games were mentioned with release dates in UK, so I presume that NA also has release dates with the video.


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Having played Intellivision and Atari games since he was six, Jesse has not only grown up with video games, but has seen just about everything. A husband and father of three teenagers, he still tries to squeeze in a game or three when he is able.

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