Nintendo Plans a Surprise Announcement for Tomorrow

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 22nd, 2012 at 12:54 am,

Big Nintendo Announcement on PS Vita Launch Day

Many gamers – mainly the ones who opted out of getting the First Edition Bundle – are looking forward to the PS Vita’s official release tomorrow. It seems that even those who prefer the Nintendo 3DS over Sony’s new handheld have something to look forward to as well, as Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has taken to SwapNote to inform 3DS owners of a big announcement. The surprise announcement will conveniently be made on the Vita’s launch day, but what could Nintendo have up its sleeve?

According to the SwapNote message from Fils-Aime, the big announcement will be made at some point tomorrow — presumably to take away some of the Vita’s thunder. Details are slim though, which opens up the floodgates to cornucopias amounts of speculation until tomorrow’s big reveal.

It seems likely that release dates for some upcoming first-party titles for the 3DS may be announced. Mario Tennis, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Paper Mario, and Animal Crossing are all still sans release date. Maybe details on future downloadable content for the 3DS will be touched upon. It’s also entirely possible that Nintendo will release very little new information and stick with detailing the soon-to-be-released Kid Icarus: Uprising. Whatever Nintendo has planned, let’s hope it’s as awesome as everyone is hoping it is.

I can’t help but think Kid Icarus: Uprising and its AR card-battling functionality will be the highlight of the pre-recorded video. Although, I certainly wouldn’t be even remotely upset if they announced a new Earthbound. Yeah, everyone knows it’ll never happen, but can’t you just let a guy dream?

The last video message from Fils-Aime didn’t reveal too much, so let’s hope the second time is the charm. Those who want to see what the reveal pertains to can head over to nintendo.com/nintendo_direct at 6am PT/9am ET to watch the Regginator lay down some new details right before your very eyes. If that’s not something you feel like doing, then you can check out Game Rant tomorrow for complete coverage of the Nintendo announcement.

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TAGS: 3DS, Nintendo, Wii U