Nintendo Direct 2012.10.25 - Oct. 25, 7AM EDT

Cheesemeister

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NCL has announced a presentation by Satoru Iwata today, Oct. 25th at 8 pm in Japan (7 am EDT, 4 am PDT), centered on new 3DS info including upcoming software, and will also include more on previously-announced Wii U titles.

When does it start in my time zone? Click this link for worldwide times.

Where can I watch it? Right here: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/nintendo_direct/index.html

I will be providing live translations here in the OP and on my Twitter feed, @Cheesemeister3k.

20:00 The presentation has begun. Jam With The Band AKA Band Bros. is coming to 3DS next year. Check the website for manga of mascot Barbara.
20:02 Crashmo now: Hiku-Otsu in Japanese. Blocks that have had support removed now drop down. Rewind your moves. All-direction push. Crashmo 700 yen on 10/31, Pushmo 500 yen until 10/30.
20:06 Fluidity sequel on 3DS. Tilt the 3DS to move water and clear puzzles, defeat enemies. Evaporate steam clouds, create rain. Gurutto Splash AKA Fluidity: Spin Cycle to eShop in Dec.
20:08 NSMB2 DLC now. Pack 4: Collect Golden Mushrooms! NSMB2 DLC Pack 5: Challenge the Record! B. NSMB2 DLC Coin Rush packs are set, not random. 200 yen, immediately following the show.
20:11 Animal Crossing: New Leaf now, coming 11/8. Create a village as you imagine it. Show other players. Other players won't come and mess up your town. Nintendo Town to be opened, go and visit. Special QR code for t-shirt to be posted on Animal Crossing home page. Download version to be made available via card in store, code online. Start DL at midnight. 11/8, 4800 yen. 3DS LL set 11/8, 22,800 yen, sold out, will restock.
20:17 Some players worried about SD card data getting wiped when moving to a new 3DS. Software won't get wiped, can be re-downloaded if necessary. Software won't get wiped, can be re-downloaded if necessary. Copy all files to bigger SD cards on PC.
20:18 EX Troopers now. Multiplayer explanation. Synchronize attacks for special moves. Gain experience and items for single-player in multiplayer. Up to 6P. 11/22, 5990 yen. 3D trailer on eShop.
20:21 Pokemon Dungeon now. Form bonds with other Pokemon in your party. AR dungeon entrances. Pokemon Dungeon now. Form bonds with other Pokemon in your party. AR dungeon entrances. Pokemon Dungeon 11/23, 4800 yen.
20:23 Layton vs. Phoenix Wright now. Labyrinth City in mixed univ. Phoenix in Layton puzzles. Capcom Director Shu Takumi speaking on the collaboration. 2010 suggestion from Hino. Hino wanted the "real" Layton and Phoenix Wright in the game. Lots of world-colliding. Keyword: witch trial. Layton gets wrapped up in such a case. There are lots of scenes that will appeal to fans of both series. Conversations natural. New gameplay: new logic dealing with a world in which magic is used. Party examination. First collab, different corporate cultures, was a learning experience. Honest opinions collided with one another. Layton vs. Phoenix Wright 11/29, 5980 yen.
20:33 Paper Mario: Super Seal now. If you can't use a hammer on enemies in range, try jumping instead. Spiky enemy? Hammer. Time the hits of your attacks to do consecutive hits, push button to guard from attacks. 12/6, 4800 yen.
20:36 Toriko Gourmet Monsters! now. Over 200 types of enemies to tame and fight with you. Skills, affinities in battle system. 12/13, 5800 yen.
20:37 Inazuma Eleven GO2 Chrono Stone now. Time travel to other eras in Japanese history. Turn your enemies into allies. Inazuma Eleven GO 2 12/13, 5500 yen.
20:39 Fantasy Life now. Music by Nobuo Uematsu, illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano. Multiplayer, StreetPass. 12/27, 5800 yen.
20:41 Reco-choku music store service now. Buy music, browse rankings. Same acct. as elsewhere. Load your Reco-choku songs on both 3DS and other devices. Starting in Dec.
20:44 Wii U DQX now. Producer Yosuke Saito speaks. Thanks for 3 months on Wii so far. Wii U version of DQX coming in 2013. Ranger and Paladin classes to be added. Strong bosses. Invite your friends to chat in your in-game house. Updates are very busy times. Automated party creation was suggested, is being developed. Hair styling? That too. Furniture creation? That's being developed, too. Wii and Wii U players share same world. Off-screen play on Wii U GamePad. Transparent software keyboard overlay on touch screen. Use your Wii character data on the Wii U version. Beta test voucher w/ Premium Set. DQX Wii U beta to start in about Feb. 99% sure of beta characters transferring to full version, spring 2013.
20:54 Capcom MH3G HD Producer Sugimoto speaks. Based on 3DS ver., in full HD. Polished models. Game world recreated for higher-res graphics. Customize your touch screen interface. Can use the GamePad as a data display and play with just the Pro Cont. Share data w/ 3DS version by transferring back and forth. A toon pig walks back and forth between 3DS and Wii U placards to show transfer progress. Your items, skills, and equipment all transfer over to the other system as saved. Local multiplayer between 1 Wii U, up to 3 3DS systems. Wii U online 4P multiplayer. Online play is free. 3DS download quests are all included. 12/8, 4800 yen.
21:01 Luigi's Mansion 2 now, coming to Japan in Q1 2013. Snowed-in mansion, plant-infested mansion and others. New vacuum feature: surprise ghosts.
21:02 It's been about 1 year since the first Nintendo Direct. Thank you for watching. The presentation is over!
21:03 Game Center CX video now. Iwata shows up and meets Arino. Arino is the "kacho," sub-manager. Iwata is the "shacho," company president. Iwata tells of how he worked at small dev. HAL and asked Nintendo to work on Famicom. Iwata imagines someone who introduces games would actually be good at them. What happened? Arino started with Takeshi no Chousenjou, a famous bad game on Famicom. Ninja Gaiden is very hard. Making a game means long nights, you get good at them. Arino is sometimes identified in public, but tension really increases when called "Kacho." Iwata originally programmed games on number-only calculators. It got more fun from there. He studied programming in college just as PCs and the Famicom were emerging. Iwata doesn't have time to make games, but would if he did. Now he'd just get in the way. Iwata worked on Balloon Fight. Now playing Balloon Trip mode competitively. The fish is always moving along the bottom of the screen, and might eat you if close. Collect 20 balloons in a row to turn them all orange. Iwata plays Balloon Fight sometimes. You might get lucky along the bottom of the screen, but might feel hunted if eaten.
21:18 That's it! The presentation is now over.

NOA has announced a presentation for Oct. 25th at 10 am EDT, 7 am PDT. This will take place 3 hours after the Japanese presentation. It will cover upcoming 3DS software and run for about 30 minutes.

When does it start in my time zone? Click this link for worldwide times.

Where can I watch it? Right here: http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/10-25-2012/

Thanks to GAS for the NOA video link.

23:00 The presentation has begun. Waiting for Wii U, but we've got 3DS games on the way.
23:02 Nate Bihldorff presents Paper Mario: Sticker Star. Level-based RPG adventure. No EXP. Stickers are consumed when you use them, and need to be restocked w/ coins. Strategery. Find specific objects to use in certain places. Sticker museum. Peel stickers off env. Trailer now.
23:07 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask arrives on Sunday, 10/28. Earliest story in the timeline, during Layton's HS days. More logic puzzles, new types. 365 free daily DLC puzzles on Layton, for one year.
23:08 Cross Words Plus has over 1000 pro-created puzzles, DLC puzzles free. Art Academy has lessons in real art techniques. Create lessons, share w/ friends.
23:11 Donkey Kong Original Edition free download w/ download of certain 3DS titles.
23:12 Style Savvy: Trend Setters now.
23:13 NSMB2 DLC pack scores transmitted via StreetPass. Pack #4: Gold Mushroom. #5 Challenge B. Available today.
23:14 SM3DL, OOT3D, Star Fox 64, Mario Kart 7 on eShop. Game Boy/NES VC, 3D Classics.
23:15 Crashmo now. 11/22.
23:16 Fluidity: Spin Cycle now. Level designs drawn from many eras, themes. eShop-exclusive, coming 12/27.
23:17 Liberation Maiden, Aeroporter, Crimson Shroud games from Guild 01. NightSky, Ikachan. Castlevania: The Adv., Zelda II, Ninja Gaiden, SMB: The Lost Levels, Tokyo Crash Mobs.
23:21 Fire Emblem: Awakening now. Rich Amtower provides details. Build relationships, prevent perma-deaths, marry characters, partner close characters in battle, customizable avatars, full 3D world. DL maps. Trailer now.
23:25 Animal Crossing: New Leaf presented by Nate Bihldorff. You're the mayor. Set store hours, customize clothes, share via QR codes. New/custom furniture, new items. Swim. Trailer now.
23:28 Epic Mickey, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Adventure Time coming in the next few weeks. Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem early 2013.
23:29 Sizzle reel now.
23:30 The presentation is now over.
 

Gospel

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it's going to be real fun when I get my midterm results tomorrow morning and then any positive energy remaining gets poo-pooed on when i find out there won't be any notable reveals.
 

Bullza2o

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it's going to be real fun when I get my midterm results tomorrow morning and then any positive energy remaining gets poo-pooed on when i find out there won't be any notable reveals.
Meanwhile, I have a midterm tomorrow in between the 2 Directs... Anyways I can't wait!
 

Drago

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No tests tomorrow, just boring old school. :[

Here's hoping for some good old fashioned megatons tomorrow. I wand a Kirby or DK 3ds game!
 

AdroitOne

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Well now, it does say there is "new" info for previously announced games. Both NSMBWU and Nintendoland has Miiverse implementation in it. Maybe they will go over how that works. Also, we could finally see the last remaining games for Nintendoland. :)
 
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Well now, it does say there is "new" info for previously announced games. Both NSMBWU and Nintendoland has Miiverse implementation in it. Maybe they will go over how that works. Also, we could finally see the last remaining games for Nintendoland. :)
The other NinLand games is a safe bet. I'm really hoping we'll see Pikmin.
 

SolarPowered

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So they are really doubling down on the 3DS info? Man... they are treating the Wii U like it is a Spring release at this point.

Oh well... I look forward to reading about this ND tomorrow morning.
 

pvpness

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Fuck. I'm growing impatient. I want Wii U online/Miiverse details. I will accept what is likely to be underwhelming 3DS info, but only because I have to.