It’s Nintendo’s turn in the spotlight, and I’m sure the moment many have long awaited. Today we see the long rumored, even longer awaited unveiling of Nintendo’s HD console. There’s nothing more I can say to build the tensio so let’s start the show!
9:05AM – Started conference with Legend of Zelda video montage with a live symphony orchestra playing Zelda tunes… very cool
We got a peek at more Skyward Sword footage
9:09AM – Miyamoto takes the stage
9:14AM – Announces MOAR Zelda, yes!
Links Awakening on 3DS e-Shop
Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS out next month
Zelda the Four Swords on DSi for free, yup free
Zelda Skyward Sword coming out Holiday 2011, no exact date yet
Gold Wii Remote coming out around the time of Skyward Sword
Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary concert series… that’s it Mario gets a compilation game and a console,
Zelda gets concerts and a gold remote, that’s weak
9:21AM – Iwata takes the stage
Nintendo HD announcement? Oh shit that was fast
the cake was a lie, they’re holding off for later
New Nintendo home console coming in 2012 for sure
9:25AM – Mario Kart 3DS, Starfox 64 3D, Mario 3DS, Kid Icarus Uprising, Luigi’s Mansion 3DS
9:27AM – Here’s Reggie!
9:28AM – Mario Kart 3DS video, coming this holiday season
9:30AM – Starfox 64 3D, coming September 2011
Will have 3DS camera integration for four player versus so you can see the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat
9:32AM – Mario 3DS
The raccoon suit is back!
It’s coming in 2011, nice
9:34AM – Kid Icarus: Uprising
3 vs 3 multiplayer battle system
9:37AM – Luigi! Luigi’s Mansion 2 for 3DS, brand new game, with more than one mansion
9:40AM – 3DS internet browser and e-Shop are now online and ready for download
Handheld Virtual console
9:42AM – Pokémon Pokédex 3D will be available for download, for free
9:44AM – New Nintendo console is named… Nintendo Wii U
Wii U controller kind of looks like an Ipad
9:48AM – Wii U video
9:50AM – Play from the TV or the controller’s screen, all Wii accessories are compatible
Features 2 circle pads on the face of the controller
Touchscreen that can be used as anything from a canvas to a checker board
Built in camera for video conferencing, Video chat is a nice addition
Nintendo App service for Wii U, may be?
9:56AM – Smash Bros. announced for both 3DS and Wii U, both games will somehow work together
9:57AM – Back to Reggie
Nintendo is showing 8 interactive demos on the showroom floor
Lego City Stories and Batman: Arkham City announced for Wii U
10:04AM – Third party developer video
Footage of Assassin’s Creed, Tekken, Ghost Recon Online, Darksiders 2, Dirt, Metro Last Night, and Ninja Gaiden 3… nice
10:09AM EA CEO John Riccitiello asked to come on stage
He talks Madden on Wii U, Battlefield and the overall potential of Wii U
10:11AM Reggie’s back to wrap things up
Talks about Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U
That’s all for now folks!
I’m impressed, the new controller looks pretty amazing… and expensive. The name, wow the name. How can we take the ridiculous Wii name and make it worse? I know let’s add the letter U! In comparison Vita is sounding better and better. This conference was light on details too, underwhelming is a word that quickly comes to mind. The items shown were amazing! But we know nothing about the Wii U – price, release date, what it plays like with actual games. The games we hadn’t heard of we still have no clue when to expect and the games we already knew were headed our way still don’t have a set release date. I’m all for being mysterious but come on this is too much. Nintendo put on the best show by far, but the lack of information on anything just leaves you wondering why we can never get a straight answer, especially when this is a press conference for you to tell us about your games. What did you find the most interesting, or what turned you off completely? I’m down for more fact and less show, still excited to hear more about the Wii U (I figure I’ll get used to the at some point). Thanks for reading along, now let’s play some games!