E3 2011: Day 2 Nintendo Press Conference

Nintendo’s press conference was inarguably the best one this year. After all, they were the ones presenting a new console and many 3DS titles. At the beginning of the presentation there was an orchestra playing Zelda music to commemorate its 25th anniversary. Here’s the full list of games in chronological order:

The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword: present by Shigeru Miyamoto

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening: is currently available for the Nintendo eShop!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: some of the extra content was mentioned, like new dungeons and a harder mode called master quest. The game will be available for the Nintendo 3DS.

The Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords: will be released on DSiware for free this September!

Skyward Sword: will come out this Holiday season for the Nintendo Wii. The game will have Wii MotionPlus support and a new promotional Wiimote will also come out as a tribute to the series.

Furthermore, there will be some orchestral concerts around the world this fall. Japan, Europe and the US were mentioned. There’ll be two upcoming CDs to commemorate Zelda’s anniversary, the first one will be the Ocarina of Time original soundtrack, which will be available to all those people who register Skyward Sword at Club Nintendo. The second one will be a live recording of the concerts.

Mario Kart 3DS: the trailer showed some flying and underwater sequences as well as customizable karts. The game will be out this Holiday season.

Star Fox 64 3DS: first of all, what a terrible name… The game features turning and tilting controls and the camera and microphone will be used for the multiplayer. The game will be out in September 2011.

Super Mario 3DS: Mario will be able to use the Tanooki suit! It’ll be out before the end of the year.

Kid Icarus: Uprising: the game will have some multiplayer options (3 on 3). Players will be able to scan “augmented reality cards” to use them in the game. It’ll be out later this year.

Luigi’s Mansion 2: it’ll feature more than several mansions. That’s the only thing they said about the game…

 

3rd Party Developers:

  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Ace Combat 3D
  • Tetris
  • Cave Story 3D
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Driver Renegade 3D
  • Pac-man & Galaga Collections
  • Tekken 3D
  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

 

The eShop will have downloadable demos, retail games and most of them will have screenshots and videos. The improved Virtual Console will be there too and it’ll include games of Game Boy, Game Boy Color, NES and more. A new 3D Classics line-up was announced. The first game will be Excite Bike and it’ll be completely free!

Moreover, a free Pokédex 3D was announced. It’ll only have 16 monsters but you’ll be able to unlock all the other ones by spot pass, street pass, trading or scanning. You’ll also be able to superimpose images to assemble different scenes with you and a Pokémon.

Finally, the new console was announced the Wii U. Wait, what? The controller seems really good; it’ll have two analog sticks, a 6.2 inch touch screen, a microphone, speakers, an accelerometer, a camera, a gyroscope and a D-pad. Users will be able to log online, video chat, switch from the TV to the controller, draw on it and play on it. Also, it’ll have motion controls and connectivity to other peripherals like the Wii Fit. No details about the console itself were provided; we only heard a description the controller. The controller/console will be released in 2012.

 

New Super Bros Mii was shown. It should be noted that this isn’t an actual game, but a prototype to show what the console is capable of.

Lego City Stories: an open world game which has vehicles, action and humor (that’s refreshingly unique…)

 

3rd Party Support for the Wii U:

  • Darksiders II (available at launch)
  • Tekken
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online
  • Dirt
  • Alien: Colonial Marines
  • Metro Last Night
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

E3 2011 Day 2 Nintendo Press Conference

 

Nintendo’s press conference was inarguably the best one this year. After all, they were the ones presenting a new console and many 3DS titles. At the beginning of the presentation there was an orchestra playing Zelda music to commemorate its 25th anniversary. Here’s the full list of games in chronological order:

 

The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword: present by Shigeru Miyamoto

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening: is currently available for the Nintendo eShop!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: some of the extra content was mentioned, like new dungeons and a harder mode called master quest. The game will be available for the Nintendo 3DS.

The Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords: will be released on DSiware for free this September!

Skyward Sword: will come out this Holiday season for the Nintendo Wii. The game will have Wii MotionPlus support and a new promotional Wiimote will also come out as a tribute to the series.

Furthermore, there will be some orchestral concerts around the world this fall. Japan, Europe and the US were mentioned. There’ll be two upcoming CDs to commemorate Zelda’s anniversary, the first one will be the Ocarina of Time original soundtrack, which will be available to all those people who register Skyward Sword at Club Nintendo. The second one will be a live recording of the concerts.

Mario Kart 3DS: the trailer showed some flying and underwater sequences as well as customizable karts. The game will be out this Holiday season.

Star Fox 64 3DS: first of all, what a terrible name… The game features turning and tilting controls and the camera and microphone will be used for the multiplayer. The game will be out in September 2011.

Super Mario 3DS: Mario will be able to use the Tanooki suit! It’ll be out before the end of the year.

Kid Icarus: Uprising: the game will have some multiplayer options (3 on 3). Players will be able to scan “augmented reality cards” to use them in the game. It’ll be out later this year.

Luigi’s Mansion 2: it’ll feature more than several mansions. That’s the only thing they said about the game…

 

3rd Party Developers:

  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Ace Combat 3D
  • Tetris
  • Cave Story 3D
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Driver Renegade 3D
  • Pac-man & Galaga Collections
  • Tekken 3D
  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

 

The eShop will have downloadable demos, retail games and most of them will have screenshots and videos. The improved Virtual Console will be there too and it’ll include games of Game Boy, Game Boy Color, NES and more. A new 3D Classics line-up was announced. The first game will be Excite Bike and it’ll be completely free!

Moreover, a free Pokédex 3D was announced. It’ll only have 16 monsters but you’ll be able to unlock all the other ones by spot pass, street pass, trading or scanning. You’ll also be able to superimpose images to assemble different scenes with you and a Pokémon.

Finally, the new console was announced the Wii U. Wait, what? The controller seems really good; it’ll have two analog sticks, a 6.2 inch touch screen, a microphone, speakers, an accelerometer, a camera, a gyroscope and a D-pad. Users will be able to log online, video chat, switch from the TV to the controller, draw on it and play on it. Also, it’ll have motion controls and connectivity to other peripherals like the Wii Fit. No details about the console itself were provided; we only heard a description the controller. The controller/console will be released in 2012.

 

New Super Bros Mii was shown. It should be noted that this isn’t an actual game, but a prototype to show what the console is capable of.

Lego City Stories: an open world game which has vehicles, action and humor (that’s refreshingly unique…)

 

3rd Party Support for the Wii U:

  • Darksiders II (available at launch)
  • Tekken
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online
  • Dirt
  • Alien: Colonial Marines
  • Metro Last Night
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

Finally, John Riccitiello said that EA will put out content to this new console. The last press conference of the big 3 is now over.