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Nintendo E3 2011 Press Conference

Nintendo’s Big E3 conference came to a wrap today  and, as expected, we heard a few 3DS announcements along with a reveal of Nintendo’s next home platform.


Zelda 25th Anniversary

  • Link’s Awakening now available on 3DS Virtual Console.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords coming to DSiWare this September. Reggie says it is free, but wasn’t clear on if for everyone or just those who attended the conference.
  • Golden Wii Remote will be available for limited time at Skyward Sword’s Launch. Launching this Holiday season.
  • Zelda Symphony Orchestra to go on tour around the world
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time soundtrack will be made to Club Nintendo members who register the 3DS game early.


Nintendo 3DS

  • Mario Kart 3DS shown, confirming hang gliders, customizable karts and under water propellers
  • Luigi Mansion 2 announced. Includes multiple mansions.
  • Star Fox 3D for this September in North America
  • Super Mario 3DS footage shown. Looks like a mix of Galaxy and Mario 64, as Miyamoto described.  Includes Koopa Kids, Tanookie Suit and flags at the end of the level. Environments look miniaturized, probably due to being on a portable.
  • Kid Icarus footage shown, including new characters. Includes multiplayer, which is 3 on 3 on the show floor at E3.  New Kid Icarus card game on the way, and will support AR gameplay using 3DS’ cameras.
  • Smash Bros being developed for Nintendo 3DS.
  • New third party titles include Ace Combat 3D, Tetris Online, Lego City Stories, and Tekken 3D.
  • Game demos for downloadable and retail titles later this year


Wii U (Wii Successor)

  • Titled WiiU.
  • Controller has a 6.2 inch touch screen. Two analog sticks, both of which are above the D-Pad and DS like buttons. L&R buttons, rumble, gyroscope, accelerometer, front facing camera, speakers and microphone.
  • Play software on either your TV or on WiiU controller. Can also play games using both the TV screen and the controller.
  • Handful of tech demos available, but no first party actual footage.
  • Zelda tech demo showed along with a bird tech demo.
  • Handful of prototypes on the show floor to show off tech. This includes a semi-port of New Super Mario Bros Wii that allows for Mii usage, a space shooter, arrow blocking, a title called Chase Mii, and more. No actual first party WiiU software on show floor today.
  • Smash Brothers also confirmed for WiiU, will feature connectivity with the 3DS Smash Brothers.
  • Third Party software line-up: Dark Stalkers II (confirmed for launch), Tekken, Lego City Stories, Batman Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed (just confirmed support), Ghost Recon Online, Dirt, Aliens Colonial Marines, Metro Last Light, and Ninja Gaiden 3. EA confirms support and mentions titles like Battlefield 3, but no actual confirmation.



  • There was no Xenoblade during the press conference.

Konami Pre-E3 2011 Show

This year Konami decided to lead up E3 with a pre-show. The show features new details and trailers on upcoming Konami games and announces quite a few HD collections. You can check out the entire show after the jump. Or, if you don’t feel like sitting down and watching an hour of content, there’s a list of high notes below the video.



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Square Enix E3 2011 Lineup Revealed

Today the Europe Square Enix Members blog confirmed the company’s complete E3 lineup, as well as a promise to have a new Tomb Raider trailer up tomorrow. You can see the full list below.

  • FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Hitman: Absolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Dungeon Siege III (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Heroes of Ruin (Nintendo 3DS)

While it reveals nothing we didn’t already guess was going to be there, and Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Type-0 are both missing much to my chagrin, it will undoubtedly still prove to be a solid lineup at this year’s conference.

(Source: Square Enix EU Members)

Time to Start Talking About E3 2011

Five months out and we’re already starting to talk about E3 2011. The ESA has released a list of exhibitors for the show this year. Of course, the usuals are included here like Nintendo, Microsoft, Atlus, Sony, SEGA etc. This isn’t the full list, as more publishers are bound to jump on board along the way. But you can check out the current list after the jump.

E3 2011 is set for June 7th through the 9th. Of course there are a handful of events scheduled before E3, like GDC and Nintendo’s upcoming 3DS event in North America and Europe.

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