11b 13116 Nintendo Direct will be on June 11th discussing future of Wii U

Nintendo has announced that the date of their big Nintendo Direct will be on June 11th at 7am Pacific. They're expected to unveil plans that they hope will get the Wii U out of its rough patch, which we already know includes Smash Bros., a 3D Mario, and Mario Kart.

It wasn’t long ago when Nintendo shocked everybody by saying that would not be holding an E3 event like they always have in the past; instead they will stick to their own Nintendo Direct videos to make their announcements. Today we learn when the big one will take place, and that is on June 11th at 7am Pacific (10am Eastern).

 Nintendo Direct will be on June 11th discussing future of Wii U

This Nintendo Direct could be the most important one the company has ever done considering their unfortunate position. The Wii U’s hardware sales have been nothing short of abysmal in just about every country it has launched in; furthermore, many of the very few games on the system aren’t selling very well. There was also news of EA not having any games in development for Wii U, or at least none that will use their next generation engine. EA being the biggest publisher there is makes that an obviously big loss.

This Nintendo Direct will be Nintendo’s response to everything that’s been going on.  They are tasked with revitalizing the Wii U by making some very big game announcements.  Iwata already confirmed that we will hear about Smash Bros., 3D Mario, and Mario Kart. I expect there to be more if they pope for any sort of impact on the consoles sales, as well as a possible price drop.

The Direct will take place just hours before Reggie of Nintendo of America and Shigeru Miyamoto take the stage (a smaller stage), where they will talk to investors and the press about everything Nintendo. This year’s E3 is looking to be the biggest one in years, so let the countdown begin.

They're expected to unveil plans that they hope will get the Wii U out of its rough patch, which we already know includes Smash Bros., a 3D Mario, and Mario Kart.

Via: Game Informer