Watch the ‘no joke’ Nintendo Direct here for 3DS, Wii U news

Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!

Today’s Nintendo Direct is no joke. That is to say that it is not an April Fools’ joke, but, more idiomatically, it is no joke — 48 dang minutes.

That’s 48 minutes devoted to the most important stats, scores, standings, and highlights from Nintendo and its 3DS and Wii U game systems. Awaited news on Mewtwo DLC? Amiibo wave four announcements? New videogames? Nintendo planning to airdrop the new Fire Emblem into my living room tonight? We can only hope.

Steven Hansen