Gamers have been waiting almost a year for new information on the Wii’s successor, and in less than three days the Wii U – and presumably its entire lineup of launch titles – will be revealed. Nintendo is understandably anxious to start building some hype for the console’s release later this year, and their press conference should do just that. The company has now announced however, that details on their next-gen console will be coming prior to their E3 presser.
A new episode of Nintendo Direct has just been scheduled to air on June 3rd at 3pm PT/6pm ET, and it will allegedly focus on the “concept behind the Wii U.” The announcement doesn’t clarify exactly what will be discussed, but it’s safe to say that there probably won’t be any games shown. There will still be plenty of new info though, which makes it all the more tempting to tune in.
Last year Nintendo was criticized for its initial Wii U reveal, because of the lack of details on the new system itself. The videos shown made the tablet-esque controller look more like an add-on for the Wii than a new game console. Having a video prior to the big event allows Nintendo to clarify what the new system will do before hand, and opens up their conference to focus strictly on what everyone cares about – games.
The decision on whether or not to keep the Wii U name should be made during Nintendo Direct, but it previous evidence suggests that Nintendo won’t be changing the console’s monicker.
Check back with Game Rant for details from tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct as soon as they are revealed. Our away team will also be at the big event to provide our readers with plenty of Wii U coverage, as well as hands-on details about the latest games coming to the system.
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