Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nintendo's E3 Press Conference

Holy crap! Nintendo's E3 conference was absolutely mindblowing. For those who didn't watch it:

1.) Gameplay and LIVE STAGE DEMONSTRATION of the new Zelda game on the Wii: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Visuals are brighter and more colorful than Twilight Princess but still keep the basic art style. All motion control will utilize Wii Motion Plus, all items in the game will utilize motion control.

2.) Gameplay footage of Epic Mickey. Visuals look improved, the game will apparently have three distinct kinds of segments: Overworld, 2D sidescrolling platforming, and, apparently, RPG.

3.) Trailer with gameplay footage for a new Mario Sports title.

4.) Trailer with gameplay footage for Wii Party, as expected.

5.) KIRBY WII UNVEILED: Kirby Epic Yarn is a new 2D sidescroller with a very unique art style. Of course, it's ridiculously cute.

6.) RETRO STUDIOS (of Metroid Prime fame) has been working on Donkey Kong Country Returns; trailer shows nothing but gameplay footage!


8.) Physical design and specs of 3DS revealed, as well as the return of KID ICARUS on the 3DS, developed by Project Sora of Super Smash Bros. Brawl fame.

9.) DEVELOPERS WORKING ON 3DS REVEALED, INCLUDING ATLUS. Considering that Shin Megami Tensei (IV): Strange Journey came out for the DS, it looks like it might be Shin Megami Tensei V. Or could be a new Etrian Odyssey. Game series announced for development on the 3DS include RESIDENT EVIL, METAL GEAR SOLID, ASSASSIN'S CREED, KINGDOM HEARTS.

10.) Live press demonstrations of the 3DS's 3D capabilities, as well as demo booths for Zelda Wii on the spot. Articles written by the press should come out shortly.

All in all, extremely memorable and well-balanced performance. Sony will have to work extremely hard to beat this.


dick said...


Eseell said...

Squeee! Hopefully all this stuff will be at PAX.