Today belongs to Apple. They will be announcing the iPhone 5 alongside a new iTunes and iPods. Apple fans have been waiting months for this day, but Nintendo fans have been waiting even longer for tomorrow’s event.
Nintendo announced today that their Wii U event will start tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST. You can watch a livestream of the event on their Facebook page. The event in New York will be live streamed via their YouTube page. Reggie Fils-Aime gave a short notice today about the event and hinted at some Mario news coming our way.
We still know next to nothing about the Wii U, but most are hoping for all to be revealed tomorrow. It’s pretty much guaranteed that the release date and price will be revealed tomorrow. Recent rumors suggest that the Wii U will be available in three SKUs starting at $250 and capping off at $350. The rumors also suggest that the Wii U’s release date has been set for November 11. It seems legitimate, but we’ll find out for sure tomorrow.
More importantly, Nintendo is expected to show off the launch lineup. The 3DS hit a snag because it launched with very few good games. Launch games tend to be somewhat lackluster, but the 3DS hit a new low. Nintendo wants to avoid that with the Wii U and seems to have plenty of star power lined up from first-party franchises like Pikmin 3 to third party hits like Mass Effect 3. We’ll also find out if Nintendo Land is being packed in with the console.
It’s hard to say what exactly Nintendo will be showing due to the company’s secretive nature. What we do know is that this is Nintendo’s chance to redeem themselves after their poor E3 showing. They have to show hardcore gamers that the Wii U is something worth buying. It’s the early adopters that will support the console and a poor showing will lead to poor holiday sales figures.
We’ll be bringing you all the Wii U details tomorrow morning as they are revealed. None of us are exactly sure what to expect out of Nintendo, but it promises to be interesting.