So the last Nintendo Direct was kind of bland (I recommend you re-watch it if you need something to help you fall asleep at night,) but Nintendo says that their next pre-E3 livestream will be one that you’ll definitely want to stay awake for, as the company says they’ll have new info on the highly anticipated Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. sequel, as well as the first details about the next 3D Mario platformer.
The next Super Smash Bros. was first announced by Nintendo almost two years ago, but we still haven’t seen any footage or even screenshots of the game yet. The game is being developed as a joint project between Nintendo and Namco Bandai, and is being directed by both Masahiro Sakurai, who directed all of the previous Smash Bros. games, as well as Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS, and Namco’s Yoshito Higuchi, who has directed many of the games in Namco’s Tales Of… series of RPG’s, including fan favorite Tales of the Abyss. The game has been announced for both Wii U and 3DS, and Nintendo is promising that the two versions of the game will feature some sort of unique connectivity.
Nintendo also mentioned that the next 3D Mario platformer will finally be shown before E3. The game is being made by the Mario Galaxy team at Nintendo’s Tokyo branch, and development on the title began shortly after Super Mario 3D Land for the 3DS was completed.
Nintendo also briefly mentioned that a new Mario Kart for Wii U will be shown as well.
As you’ve probably heard, Microsoft is going to finally unveil the new Xbox tomorrow, so it’s no coincidence that both Sony and Nintendo have teased some pretty big announcements today — the Xbox Infinity (or whatever it ends up being named) will probably be the big topic of the week, and it seems like both Sony and Nintendo are using today to grab a few headlines before Microsoft steals the spotlight tomorrow.