Supporters of Nintendo and its multiple platforms have had a decent string of worthwhile games hit lately, and that trend won’t be letting up as the company builds towards what it hopes will be a successful Holiday season. With several major releases scheduled to hit before the end of the year, as well as a recent price drop for Ninty’s struggling home console, the house of Mario looks primed to reverse its fortunes. To help encourage success, however, the Big N will be holding a Nintendo Direct tomorrow.
The presentation will allegedly feature games arriving on the Wii U and 3DS later this year, which means it likely won’t be filled with too many surprises. Nintendo has pulled a few unexpected and metaphorical rabbits out of its hat during past presentations, though, which could mean it has plans for even more content to arrive at the backend of 2013. Then again, any new content would likely be either digital exclusives or party games and not AAA system-selling software; provided there’s even new announcements made during the online showcase.
Once October 1, 2013 rears its head tomorrow, Nintendo will kick off its Nintendo Direct at 7:00 a.m. PST, but it hasn’t confirmed how long it will run. Games potentially set to be featured in the presentation range from the 3DS’ The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds to Wii U’s Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, but there are plenty of other pieces of notable software scheduled that could be talked about.
If I were to fathom a guess, I’d imagine that Super Mario 3D World will be a huge topic during the Direct, and it’s entirely possible that Tropical Freeze could be delayed until next year. Hopefully the latter isn’t the case, but a delay would easily push the game past its intended 2013 release. Further more, it’d be great to see GameCube games make the jump to the Wii U’s Virtual Console, and games like Mario Kart: Double Dash and Super Smash Bros. Melee could help calm the masses awaiting the arrival of Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, respectively.
What details are you hoping to learn during tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct, Ranters? Do you think the Big N has any surprises in store?
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Source: Nintendo Direct