Nintendo is revealing the Wii U's price and release date during its Direct presentation tomorrow, Thursday, September 13. Nintendo announced the news on its Japanese Twitter feed, setting a time of 3AM Eastern (Midnight Pacific, 8AM Brit-time) for company president Satoru Iwata to reveal the core launch details about the console. The translated tweet reads:
Nintendo is streaming the presentation on its website tomorrow, and we'll have coverage of all the reveals as they happen. We figure it's worth staying up for – for us, not for you, you look prettier with a full eight hours rest. At 10AM Eastern Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will host a Wii U event in New York City, where we presume he'll reveal the US price and release date. There's a European Nintendo Direct scheduled for the same time.
Update: Reggie pops in to let us know there'll be a stream of his NYC event on the Wii U Facebook page. We'll be covering what he has to say right here.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 8 GB
- Controller type Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, HDMI (v1.4), RCA / composite, S-Video
- Backward compatible 1 generations
- Released 2012-11-18