Nintendo Direct Detailing Unannounced Wii U Games Set for June

It may not be a press conference, but a new Nintendo Direct has been announced.

At this point, we’re probably all pretty sick of talking about exactly why Nintendo won’t be putting on its usual E3 press conference this June. Maybe the Mario maker just has nothing to show this year. Or, even more likely, maybe it just believes that it can get the same effect by just releasing a series of well-produced, timely Nintendo Directs in order to talk to its core audience. No matter the reasoning, there will be a new Nintendo Direct for Europe right around the time of E3, and it will focus on all the Wii U games you don’t know about yet that are coming either this fall or a bit later.

This news was delivered via the Nintendo UK Twitter account, which let its followers know that new software is, in fact, coming to the Wii U. The company has been missing its projections across the board, but really, it’s the lack of a big, captivating game that’s kept consumers from adopting Nintendo’s HD console.

“Wii U might still have no such captivating game title as ‘Wii Sports’ for Wii, with which people immediately comprehended its product value, but it surely has a lot of factors appreciated by users,” Iwata said last month. “We would like to take time to work thoroughly for its penetration, by making various efforts to have many people understand its product value as well as enriching the software lineup.”

It looks as if that just might change come June. Keep your eyes locked on Nintendo next month to see if it can put its money where its mouth is.