Nintendo Direct Conferences Scheduled for Tomorrow
Earlier today, Nintendo announced via Swapnote that it will be holding three separate Nintendo Direct conferences– one for each of its major divisions– on the morning of February 22, the same day that Sony’s latest handheld console, the PlayStation Vita, goes on sale in Europe and North America. While it has not revealed just what these events will cover, the timing is likely no coincidence, and it is expected the company will make some big announcements concerning its own handheld to undermine Vita’s launch. The Japanese conference is scheduled to occur at 8:00 PM JST (or 6:00 AM Eastern, 3:00 AM Pacific), while the European and American ones are set to follow at 1:00 PM CET (7:00 AM Eastern, 4:00 AM Pacific) and 9:00 AM Eastern (6:00 AM Pacific), respectively. Fans can stream the event here (for European audiences) and here.
Sakurai Begins Work on Super Smash Bros. 4
Now that Kid Icarus: Uprising has finally gone gold, game director Masahiro Sakurai, the father of Kirby and the creative force behind the Super Smash Bros. series, is set to begin work on the next installment of the Nintendo fighter. The game designer revealed over Twitter that he has begun preparing for the project by reviewing Smash Bros. Dojo, the
sister site of Nintendojo official website of Super Smash Bros. Brawl which featured daily updates on the game during its development. While its followups (President Iwata himself mandated confirmed that the series would be heading to both 3DS and Wii U) are still several years away from release, it is reassuring to see confirmation of their development, however nascent it may be.
Nintendo Power Teases New Game, Reconfirms Game Gear Titles on 3DS
The latest issue of Nintendo Power contains a teaser for a “top secret” game reveal, which is set to occur in next month’s installment of the magazine. While it only offers a cryptic hint as to the identity of the game, the image that follows has lead readers to believe that the title in question is Epic Mickey 2, which was confirmed to be in development for each of the current-generation home consoles.
In addition to that, the magazine has reconfirmed that Game Gear titles are still on the way to 3DS’s Virtual Console. Among the first batch of digital rereleases will be Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Dragon Crystal, and Shinobi.
Source: Nintendo Power (via GoNintendo)