Nintendo showed huge support for the 3DS at this years E3 with tons of fantastic first party titles, 4 of which are Mario games! I’ll do full posts on most of these later.
The Tanooki suit is back and it’s coming this holiday! I hope we see some flying action soon though. Looks incredibly fun. Love the possibility of 3D effects.
Just watch the trailer. More of what we’ve come to love plus so much more. Being an Animal Crossing fan you notice so many new things in this trailer. I can’t wait.
Luigi is back and he’s gonna fight some ghosts early-ish next year! This trailer looks particularly pretty (although I’ve heard the frame rates on the demos are, at the moment, slow). I really want to see this in 3D!
Star Fox 64 3D looks stelar. The multiplayer looks especially compelling. The release date (strangely enough) is September 11th of this year.
Kid Icarus: Uprising was shown with some incredible looking multiplayer at E3 this year. It looks to be quite fun (although I’ve heard the control scheme to be a little awkward). It is coming this holiday season.
Also The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is coming on the 19th of this month. It will be a good chance for many to pick up this beloved classic.
Paper Mario just looks like it would be a joy to view. The new popup book style is very compelling. The release date is TBA currently.
Overall, Mario Kart 3D’s trailer looked the best to me. Just watch it to see all the new fun things you’ll be doing if you get it this holiday season.
Yes, this holiday is going to be filled with excellent 3DS games. This is quite the list from all worlds of Nintendo. Which game looks the best to you?
The Wii actually got some expansive support at E3 this year with 7 note worthy games, 3 of which were reveals.
Kirby Wii was not really revealed at E3, but it was shown and confirmed with this trailer. It brings back more traditional Kirby gameplay with Kirby’s copy ability and 2D platforming. It also going 4 player in a New Super Mario Bros. Wii Style. It will be released this Fall.
The most surprising Wii game reveal, Fortune Street, is a Monopoly-like Japan game series by Square Enix where you play as Mario and Dragon Quest characters. The board game like gameplay involves managing a stock market while buying up stores and charging people rent. It will be released this holiday season.
Mario Party 9 looks to bring more Mario partying to the Wii. It looks like a Mario Party game, what else is there to say? It currently has a TBA release date.
Rhythm Heaven is also on the way. It looks like it could be entertaining. Also with a TBA release.
Last, but certainly not least, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword got a new trailer and a holiday release.
We also heard about Wii Play Motion and Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but these were already shown heavily before E3.
Of course, this is not including Wii-U info, I’ll save that for another post.
DS support was sparse this E3, but we still got 3 good announcements.
Kirby Mass Attack (known as Atsumete! Kirby in Japan) was announced and dated at E3 this year. Kirby Mass Attack focuses on controlling multiple Kirbys at once. It looks fun and will be released September 19th.
Professor Layton and the Last Spector was also announced at E3. This Layton adventure is a prequel to the series set 3 years before the Curious Village. It brings back what you’ve come to expect from a Layton game, hard puzzles and great cut scenes. Although the release date is TBA, it should arrive soon.
Lastly, to celebrate Zelda’s 25th anniversary, it was announced that Zelda: Four Swords will be coming free to the DSi shop this September. Not much is known, except for the fact it will feature multiplayer. It’s nice to see things coming free to Nintendo’s virtual stores.
That’s it for the DS announcements, some good stuff in there to prove that the DS isn’t done yet.
It’s finally here, Nintendo’s E3 press conference. We will learn about Project Cafe, Super Mario 3DS, Mario Kart 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and many, many more. This is sure to be an exciting E3 for any Nintendo fan or any fan of gaming in general.
Above is an E3 bingo sheet created by Joystiq. It’s pretty self explanatory. It should be fun to play after and during the event.
Are you ready for 7:15 PST tomorrow?
Wii 2 Blog just posted the following.
In the works since April 25th – the day Nintendo officially announced the Wii’s successor – Newbs’s piece serves as an all-in-one compilation of all the rumours, news, and “facts” we know about the system so far.
It’s well written, thoroughly comprehensive, and an enjoyable read that doesn’t drag itself on. If your head’s spinning from all the Wii 2 rumours from the past month, this article’s a great way to get up to speed. Click here to read it!
It’s quite a good article that explains everything known thus far.
Via Wii 2 Blog.
Joystiq reported yesterday that Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 will be releasing this year for almost all platforms, including Sony’s new handheld, the NGP. The game will follow through the last 3 treacherous books (or 4 movies, depending on how you look at it). It’s sure to be just as good or better than the original.
If certain retailer listings are to be believed, it appears that Rayman Origins won’t be confined to the Xbox 360 and PS3 when it’s released this holiday. Amazon has posted a listing for a Wii version of title, including the convincing box art seen here. Furthermore, a purported GameStop new release list mentions both a Wii and DS version of Rayman Origins. Both GameStop and Amazon specify a November release date.
While Ubisoft hasn’t confirmed anything outside of the 360 and PS3 versions, this is good enough proof for me. It looks like an amazing game. Check out the first trailer here (when it seemed to be only for Xbox and PS3).
“The reason Mario is a plump shape is because gaming devices at that time could only read collisions between square boxes, not because I wanted to make him cute. His design turned out like that because I adjusted for the capabilities of the gaming device of the day. For example, resolution was low, so I made his face big. But today’s game consoles can handle collisions with round or irregular shapes.” – Shigeru Miyamoto
Miyamoto is always explaining how Mario’s appearance is do to the hardware limitations of the day. The choices made about Mario’s gloves, hat, overalls, face, mustache, and now stomach, are all due to limits of the time. Mario is a product of limited hardware, but we wouldn’t want him any other way!
Nintendo is now dropping the price of the Wii to $150 and to go along with is are lowering the price on a bunch of games and bundling the Wii with Mario Kart.
This new line of Nintendo Select titles will include Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros. Brawl (rumored), Mario Super Sluggers, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Wii Sports. They have a rumored price of $20, but I doubt this is true considering Wii Sports is in there. Although I don’t understand the removal of Wii Sports from the bundle (really Nintendo?) this seems like a fun way to prepare for project Cafe. Go here for all the images.