E3 2012: Nintendo Keynote

As is now tradition with E3 I will write the following as a Live Discussion and throughout the week I will pool the information together and bring more details.

  • The video kicks straight off with Pikmin in Miyamoto’s dressing room. Miyamoto makes a Goldberg style entrance without pyro.
  • The Wii U is important as it’s a game advice you can use without the TV.
  • Pikmin 3 is officially announced and it looks incredible.
  • There’s a rock Pikmin that breaks hard objects.
  • Basic controls use WiiMote and nunchuck.
  • You can use the GamePad that allows you to use it from the map with up to four leaders.
  • Captain Olimar is not one of the leaders. This is a secret so far.
  • Pikmin 3 is a deeper challenge.
  • Reggie tells us there will be 23 games shown .
  • Changes how you interact with your gaming friends and TV.
  • This includes Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, Amazon video.
  • The Wii U Gamepad will unlock the key.
  • The Wii U will be able to use two Gamepads.
  • A video is shown telling us about the Gamepad and what it can do. Nothing new.
  • Miiverse is shown again with the home hub screen we’ve seen already.
  • New Super Mario Bros. U announced. As mentioned at Nintendo Direct this will utilise Miiverse.
  • There’s a flying squirrel suit.
  • Yoshi can become a balloon.
  • Yoshi can fire bubbles.
  • Some Giant land looking levels.
  • Arkham City re-announced now called Batman Arkham City Armored Edition.
  • Martin Tremblay takes to the stage.
  • Arkham City is important to WB.
  • As suspected the Gamepad will allow you to use the X-ray visuals.
  • During game play a new mode will make Batman stronger.
  • The Batarang will be able to be controlled using gyroscope.
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited seems an obvious title for the console. It’s announced.
  • It will also use multiplayer.
  • Mass Effect 3 is announced.
  • Tank Tank Tank.
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Trine 2: Directors cut
  • Ninja Gaiden 3
  • Aliens Colonial Marines
  • The Wii U will use the fitness and music genres. Wii fit and Wii fit plus has sold 43million.
  • Reggie says the balance board looks like a plastic bathroom scale and yes “his body was ready”.
  • Wii Fit U is shown. Nothing to add. Wii Fit U may work well with being able to put the TV on whilst playing on the Gamepad.
  • There is a Wii Fit U pedometer shown.
  • Wii Fit U obviously works with the TV off, this is genius.
  • Sing is a karaoke song where the Gamepad shows the lyrics and not the TV.

3DS news

  • There will be a full 3DS conference tomorrow.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 is all about the gold. Coins are everywhere.
  • Raccoon tail will allow flight.
  • Released in NA in August.
  • Paper Mario will use stickers which will be your battle commands.
  • Will be physical and digital.
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 will use multiple mansions.
  • Higher emphasis on ghost catching.
  • Castlevania 3DS.
  • Epic Mickey Power of Illusion
  • Scribblenauts Unlimied will be 3DS as well.
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D.

Back To Wii U

  • Lego City Undercover seems to be a reverse GTA but in Lego.
  • You solve the crimes.
  • This looks great fun.
  • Chase McCain, you’re a legend!
  • The video ends with building a warp pipe.
  • This will also be on 3DS.
  • Ubisoft are on stage here. Chances are the games will be the same announced as yesterday.
  • Zombi U
  • Rayman Legends
  • It’s a social innovative console according to Ubisoft. They say thanks.
  • Just Dance 4 the Gamepad will be used like a DJ and you can pick what dances they have to do and include a strike the pose mode.
  • Zombi U gameplay is shown. The Gamepad is used for inventory, a scanner, to break free.
  • The Gamepad allows you to take a picture and become a zombie in the game.
  • It seems to come in a cool box too.
  • The same video is shown as at Ubisofts conference with their other five titles: Sports Connection, Rabbids Land, Avengers, Assassins Creed 3 and Your shape fitness.
  • Back to Nintendo here. Nintendo Land is Wii U’s Wii Sports.
  • This has your Mii visiting a theme park which has 12 different attractions each based on a Nintendo franchise.
  • This will be both good for multiplayer and playing alone.
  • This will be key with Miiverse.
  • This will launch with the WiiU this holiday season. Not sure if this will come with console or not.
  • End.
  • Nothing really new that would market to the hardcore market. Good grief.

Posted on 05/06/2012, in Features, WiiU. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Lee, did you notice the Luigi’s Mansion-esque NintendoLand exhibit?

    I actually didn’t mind the presentation. And I am very much-so enjoying the post-presentation videos on e3.nintnedo.com. They just showed NintendoLand Animal Crossing level and Donkey Kong Level.

    e3.nintendo.com is showing off Wii Fit U now.

    Spike TV and GameTrailers.com is showing off a brand new never before seen major Wii U game very soon. It’s very possible that the post-keynote Nintendo E3 >>> Nintendo’s Keynote.

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