Nintendo is expected to announce the release date and price for the Nintendo Wii U console, in America at least, on 13 September.

The American division of the Japanese company has invited US journalists to a "preview" event in New York with the Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime.

According to the invite, those that attend will learn more about the console, and get hands-on time.

Hopefully, that could mean we will find out when the console will be released in the US, how much it will cost, and what the launch titles are.

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Up until now, Nintendo has shown off the next-generation console but hasn't detailed the retail specifics and how much consumers will have to save to get one.

Nintendo has always said that it plans to release the Wii U console in the US in time for the "Holidays" so a September announcement makes sense if the company is to build the excitement for a November release.

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