E3 Press Conference Notes – Nintendo

15 06 2012

The last of the Big Three E3 Press Conferences is from Nintendo. Nintendo are always the highlight of E3 for me, I look forward to their press conference more than any other and is always the one I watch last because I want to save the best till last, Enjoy.

Pikmin in Miyamoto’s dressing room, nice effects, translator is on stage. Stage is nice and colourful.

Wii U news, First personal dedicated screen for a Game Console. The game pad looks really good. Simultaneous capabilities.

Pikmin 3, Rock Pikmin characters, 2 screen gameplay, can play with just the pad as well. Several characters. Challenge mode, replay. Pikmin in Miyamoto’s pocket.

Reggie, Reggie, Reggie. It’s all about the games (so that’s where Microsoft has been going wrong since they started appearing at E3). Wii U: Games, Social, Entertainment. Video capabilities including YouTube and Netflix. Connecting with friends with a gaming experience. 2 separate gamepads, dual gamepads. Asymmetric gameplay. Just watching the introductory video makes me want a Wii U NOW.

Miiverse, congregate, share, send messages, talk, and draw pictures.

New Super Mario Bros. U. Allows chat through Miiverse appears it could have 5 player gameplay, the game looks pretty nice.

Third Party Games, Batman Arkham City; Armoured Edition, exclusive features.

Scribblenauts Unlimited, create on Wii U controller, share creations with friends, looks like fun.

More on the way, Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2, Ninja Gaiden 3, Aliens Colonial Marines, so much Good Stuff.

Wii Fit U, use of new controller, dual screen, new games, new ways to play. No need for TV with new controller.

New Game from FreeStyle Games (I have met a couple of people who work there), SING (working title). Face your friends with the new controller and friends dance with the TV.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America, Seems like quite a nice guy., 3DS News. New Super Mario Bros. 2. Paper Mario 3D with stickers. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.

Lego City Undercover on Wii U. looks like fun with some funny parts too, possibly a bit of GTA.

Ubisoft Games for Wii U. Just Dance 4 on stage Demo, ZombiU; shooter game for more hardcore players, Assassins Creed 3, Rabbids Land, Rayman Legends, Sports Connection, Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth.

NintendoLand, Katsuya Eguchi, Wii U Software Producer. Nintendo Theme Park, 12 attractions, new multiplayer experiences, Wii U pad special role with different information and experience. Maze game with 5 players, looks like a lot of fun.

Another great year for Nintendo at E3. The Wii U looks even better now and I am more excited about it. Nintendo’s press conference is definitely the best this year but there was one thing missing, Satoru Iwata was not there which is a shame because his pieces are some of the best moments in the history of E3.





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