Nintendo Press Conference

They start the conference with The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword which won’t be available for anther year and feature full control of the sword using Wii-Motion plus. The game uses alot of the gameplay featured in Wii-Sports Resort. They showed that there are specifically designed enemies that require you to think about how you slice and they have also returned the sword laser where you can hold the sword in the sky to charge shots. The graphics seem like a combination of Windwaker with adult link. They have a new radial menu for items.

Next they dove into Mario Sports Mix which includes Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball, and Dodgeball.

Next they showed some more of the next in the Wii prefixed series Wii Party. It includes a Mario Party style board game and all kinds of other minigames. They said over 70.

Next they talked about Just Dance 2 from Ubisoft and this is the end of their casual focus.

They then dove straight into Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for DS which will feature Turnbased battles and stylus based puzzles.

Next they showed Epic Mickey which looks much better then the screenshots they released earlier. The game features quest areas, action areas, and sidescrolling levels based on old cartoons.

Brand new sidescrolling kirby game that looks like it’s knitted out of yarn. Kirby has a whip he can use to swing and pull things and he also can change into all kinds of things. Not just a costume but more like Yoshi in Yoshi’s island.

They showed a new trailer for Metroid: Other M and continue to insure that it will no lose the isolation.

Next they showed that Retro Studio is working on Donkey Kong Country Returns which is a new sidescrolling game with everything you loved from the old games.

Next they showed the 3DS which has an analog slide pad and a widescreen on top. The 3D can be turned off and is on the top screen. Graphics almost look better then the Wii.  KId Icarus game finally announced for 3DS and the graphics are incredible. Looks to be a fast paced action game with air and ground stages.

They finished up with a big list of 3rd parties making games and the announcement of Nintendogs + Cats for the 3DS. They had playable Zelda and 3DS in the conference room. Among the 3rd parties was Konami with Metal Gear Solid, Capcom with Resident Evil, and Square with Kingdom Hearts.

10 thoughts on “Nintendo Press Conference”

  1. OMG I am so psyched!

    The new Zelda looks amazing, I will definitely get this! Heck, I’m sure I’ll pre-order it! 😀

    Mario Sports Mix looks aight, we’ll see how it develops.

    Epic Mickey looks good, like MSM, we’ll see how it turns out.

    Kirby Epic Yarn doesn’t interest me really.

    Donkey Kong should be great! I’ll be sure to get it! 😀

    Wow. Nintendo is going to make millions with the 3DS. Though I haven’t found it a video or official picture of what it looks like yet (I’m looking right now), just seeing the Trailer for Kid Icarus: Uprising makes me want it. Graphics are stunning!

    -BF98 😉

  2. I think I may just Copy and Paste this into some form of Shopping List, Nintendo blew me away this year. VERY promising list of games announced.

  3. Amazing confrence, I’m especially excited about bringing back all of the nintendo classics.
    The only part I didn’t like was “nintendogs + cats”, they used the word “Cute” a lot.

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