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(04-25-2013, 03:22 AM)
Update: official translation:

At E3 this year, we are not planning to launch new hardware, and our main activity at E3 will be to announce and have people experience our software. Many people are certainly very interested in learning more about the Wii U titles that we are going to announce. We will use E3 as an ideal opportunity to talk in detail mainly about the Wii U titles that we are going to launch this year, and we also plan to make it possible for visitors to try the games immediately. As a brand new challenge, we are working to establish a new presentation style for E3.

First, we decided not to host a large-scale presentation targeted at everyone in the international audience where we announce new information as we did in the past.
Instead, at the E3 show this year, we are planning to host a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup for the U.S. market. There will be one closed event for American distributors, and we will hold another closed hands-on experience event, for mainly the Western gaming media. Also, I did not speak at last year’s presentation, and I am not planning to speak at these events at the E3 show this year either. Apart from these exclusive events for visitors, we are continuing to investigate ways to deliver information about our games directly to our home audience around the time of E3. We will share more information about them once they have officially been decided.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/libr...130425/04.html

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Nintendo has several smaller scale events planned with the focus on titles for the NA market this E3. That is, instead of their one, large presentation they typically hold. Iwata will not appear at any of these events. Besides that, they're investigating a new means of transmitting this information directly to fans that can't attend the event.

まず、例年のような世界中の皆様に向けた全方位向けの、新しいニュースを発信するような大規模プレゼンテーションを行わないことにいたしました。
それに替わり、より小規模な米国向けソフトに焦点を当てた複数のイベントを計画しております。そのうちのひとつは米国流通関係者の皆様向けのクローズドなイベン トで、もうひとつは、主に西洋のゲームメディアの皆様を対象としたクローズドな体験型のイベントです。また、私は昨年の「プレゼンテーション」に登壇しませんで したが、今年もこれらのイベントに登壇する予定はしておりません。これらクローズドな来場者向けイベント以外に、E3の時期に当社からゲーム情報をご家庭におら れるプレイヤーの皆様に直接お届けする新しい方法を継続して検討中ですので、決定次第、改めてお知らせしてまいります。



http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library...130425/04.html
Last edited by Hobby; 04-25-2013 at 03:43 AM.
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(04-25-2013, 03:23 AM)
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Interesting.
Like the hat?
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(04-25-2013, 03:24 AM)
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demos on the eshop

c'mon, Nintendo!
TunaLover
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(04-25-2013, 03:24 AM)
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Nintendo Direct tomorrow confirmed
Brofield
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(04-25-2013, 03:25 AM)
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Who wants to bet this would be the year E3 gets opened to the public?

Not because of this, but just because it would be my/your/our bad luck?
Madness
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(04-25-2013, 03:25 AM)
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Why not? They've worked for Nintendo well before the Wii era. I'm guessing they just don't want to spend as much or they know they'll be outdone by the nextbox or ps4 announcements and so purposely want people to lower expectations.

Though I'd like to see what they're planning.
BY2K
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(04-25-2013, 03:26 AM)
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E3 will never be the same
jooey
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(04-25-2013, 03:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brofield

Who wants to bet this would be the year E3 gets opened to the public?

Not because of this, but just because it would be my/your/our bad luck?

they would've said so months ago.
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(04-25-2013, 03:26 AM)
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hmmmmmmm i dont know what to think.

Nintendo going wild card at E3 :o



but i wanted to see/read meltdowns we have every year , oh Nintendo.
Magic Ovaries
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(04-25-2013, 03:26 AM)
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The reason: They can't afford to rent a large hall.

There it is, I have cracked the mystery.
SolidSnakex
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(04-25-2013, 03:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Like the hat?

demos on the eshop

c'mon, Nintendo!

That would be a legitimate megaton. Recent E3's have been pretty poor when it comes to delivering demos. They're actually pretty rare at this point.
Napalm_Frank
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(04-25-2013, 03:26 AM)
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I am more bummed about this than I should. There is nothing as great as GAF gearing up for the conferences each year. Directs ect just ain't the same :(
Axspell
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(04-25-2013, 03:27 AM)
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Noooooo! :(
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(04-25-2013, 03:27 AM)
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Nintendo E3 day was my favorite part of e3 week
sunnz
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(04-25-2013, 03:28 AM)
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I lost touch ( or interest) with Nintendo a few years back but still watched and even enjoyed and looked forward to there E3 to see what they have ( was mostly disappointed, but still), bummer if true.
Nilaul
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(04-25-2013, 03:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Like the hat?

demos on the eshop

c'mon, Nintendo!

You know that would be a golden move. Instead of going to E3... Nintendo brings E3 to you! You become the game journalist, you become the source of information. You become viral, you talk about to your friends, they talk to their friends etc. That would be smacking E3 in the arse.

GOLD
LiK
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(04-25-2013, 03:28 AM)
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Nintendo Directs have been kicking ass. E3 is a waste of time for them.
Holy Order Sol
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(04-25-2013, 03:28 AM)
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Bypassing gaming press ftw
ramoisdead
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(04-25-2013, 03:28 AM)
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This could be very interesting. Perhaps the events will consist of Wii U, 3DS, first and third party software, apps, and eShop titles all spread across E3 week.
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(04-25-2013, 03:29 AM)
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Having no "proper" Nintendo conference to look forward to is pretty depressing, I must say. I know they're going to show stuff in other methods, but I really enjoy the hype :(
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(04-25-2013, 03:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brofield

Who wants to bet this would be the year E3 gets opened to the public?

Not because of this, but just because it would be my/your/our bad luck?

Something like that would've been announced a long time ago.
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(04-25-2013, 03:30 AM)
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Could this be a tacit admission of not having anything of interest to present?
tajd
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(04-25-2013, 03:30 AM)
imagine e3 nintendo confernece show all there games demos and finally before they go they say

one more thing go to wii u e-shop now and play all game you saw today and have your own e3 live in your living room
TheWesker
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(04-25-2013, 03:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brofield

Who wants to bet this would be the year E3 gets opened to the public?

Not because of this, but just because it would be my/your/our bad luck?

It already is. Also, having an E3 badge doesn't mean jack when it comes to company press conferences.
civilstrife
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(04-25-2013, 03:30 AM)
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:(

End of an era?
Ghost_Protocol
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Good. They've been embarrassing themselves on stage for the last few years (Skyward Sword demo, 25 minute Arkham City announcement/ ending with Nintendoland)
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by dream

Could this be a tacit admission of not having anything of interest to present?

They had things that they could save for E3, like ALTTP2, but it seems like they do not care that much about E3 anymore.
shinra-bansho
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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I.e. we've basically announced pretty much everything...?
Thoraxes
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by dream

Could this be a tacit admission of not having anything of interest to present?

Not going to E3 at all would be that.
VGChampion
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Dang. Enjoyed them even when they were disappointing. The directs are fun but they're different.

Originally Posted by Box

Uh, so what about the stuff they said they were going to show at E3?

They're still going to be at E3....
Box
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
Uh, so what about the stuff they said they were going to show at E3?
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brofield

Who wants to bet this would be the year E3 gets opened to the public?

Not because of this, but just because it would be my/your/our bad luck?

Opened to public while two new consoles are shown for the first time? Someone to die by trampling.
Nilaul
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by dream

Could this be a tacit admission of not having anything of interest to present?

No it could mean you will download Retro's new game demo during E3, and stop reading news site. IGN and EDGE might be pissed.. but who cares?
botty
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Like with Nintendo directs?
outunderthestars
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(04-25-2013, 03:31 AM)
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Maybe they simply don't want to be seen as trying to compete with Sony and MS's massive E3 conferences this year. Nothing Nintendo can show would trump the new hardware from MS/Sony.


Makes sense to change formats this year in order to try and avoid direct media comparisons.
HawthorneKitty
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Box

Uh, so what about the stuff they said they were going to show at E3?

All cancelled.
Feep
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
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Eh. Mainstream media is going to jump on the Sony and Microsoft mega-blowout-events and completely ignore the Wii U.

Not good, though it's not good either way. = P
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by dream

Could this be a tacit admission of not having anything of interest to present?

That and having to compete with two new systems. I doubt they want their conference to be rated against Sony and MS.
Holy Order Sol
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nilaul

No it could mean you will download Retro's new game demo during E3, and stop reading news site.

The latter possibly being the best part.
A good poster
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
Nintendo going third party.
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
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Not having an E3 conference is bad... really bad.

Missed opportunity to say "hey! Look at all the cool shit we've got coming!"

Unless they've got nothing.
SmithnCo
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
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Yes.
javac
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by botty

Like with Nintendo directs?

I guess more like Trailers, screenshots, interviews, Demo's etc brought straight to you during E3.
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(04-25-2013, 03:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Feep

Eh. Mainstream media is going to jump on the Sony and Microsoft mega-blowout-events and completely ignore the Wii U.

Not good, though it's not good either way. = P

they'll do closed-door press stuff still
Napalm_Frank
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(04-25-2013, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ghost_Protocol

Good. They've been embarrassing themselves on stage for the last few years (Skyward Sword demo, 25 minute Arkham City announcement/ ending with Nintendoland)

That is part of the fun. I remember E3 2010 when Nintendo folks were melting from them bombs. It's always nice to be pleasantly surprised by good conferences and laugh at the bad ones.
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(04-25-2013, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by dream

Could this be a tacit admission of not having anything of interest to present?

Well, nothing they show is ever going to be able to compete with Sony and Microsoft's next-gen offerings, so this year is an ideal time for them to experiment with alternatives.
tajd
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(04-25-2013, 03:33 AM)

Originally Posted by botty

Like with Nintendo directs?

with demos

mario 3d demo
mario kart demo
101 demo
pikmin demo

etc
Vanille
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(04-25-2013, 03:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Feep

Eh. Mainstream media is going to jump on the Sony and Microsoft mega-blowout-events and completely ignore the Wii U.

Not good, though it's not good either way. = P

Yeah, I can see this massively backfiring.
GWX
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(04-25-2013, 03:33 AM)
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Having playable demos from the show floor available on the eShop would be indeed awesome, but that's a little too much wishful thinking.

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