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Nintendo Shows off the Wii U and Shares Online Features In New Nintendo Direct

Earlier today, Nintendo of Japan hosted a new episode of Nintendo Direct. This time it was all about the Wii U. The broadcast featured the first unboxing of the Wii U console, performed by Iwata himself. Also, some new info on the Wii U start screen and some of the online features for the console.

You can check out the full broadcast below, in Japanese:

Below are English subtitled versions of some of the segments from the broadcast, released by Nintendo of Europe:

Nintendo of America also has a short video of its own that shows off the Wii U chat feature:

The Nintendo Wii U is set to launch on November 18 in America, November 30 in Europe and Australia and then December 8 in Japan.