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Nintendo Holding Wii U Press Event Next Month, But Not In Europe

Published August 21, 2012 by |
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Nintendo confirmed Tuesday that it‘ll hold a special press event next month, where more information about their upcoming home console, the Wii U, will finally be revealed.

Set to take place in New York on Thursday, September 13, the event will at long last see Nintendo of America president Reginald Fils-Aime take to the stage, hopefully laying out all the details for the consoles Holiday launch later this year.

Nintendo first announced the successor to the Wii at E3, Los Angeles back in June of 2011, and disclosed more details once again at this year’s E3, including specifics on Wii U launch window games such as New Super Mario Bros. U and Ubisoft’s Zombie U. However, particulars concerning the console’s launch were notably absent, with no mention of price or a solid launch day given, leaving a glaring hole in Nintendo’s E3 showing.

The invitation to the September event proclaimed that it will reveal “how the Wii U will change the future of gaming and entertainment”.

As noted by Kotaku the last time Nintendo of America president Reginald Fils-Aime hosted a New York-based event was for the 3DS, in which he disclosed the handhelds launch date and price.

If history repeats itself it’ll be safe to assume that, some fifteen months after its initial reveal, we will finally be finding out everything you wanted to know about Nintendo’s unique ‘two-screen’ console come September 13.

These New York press events are typically tailored to delivering information specifically on the North American market. Therefore it was expected that a separate event would provide details on the Wii U’s European launch, however a Nintendo of Europe representative told Digital Spy that:

“We are not planning a specific European event like NOA, however we are looking to put the new Wii U console in the hands of as many people across Europe as possible and we will be in contact with news of our UK communications plan in the near future.”

So, whether we will find out when the Wii U will launch in the UK soon remains to be seen.