They’ve already unveiled the Miiverse social game network. What else does Nintendo have up their sleeve? Find out as we live blog the press conference!
Aaaand we’re up!
Video of Miyamoto’s dressing room.
PIKMIN! They’re projecting them on to the audience.
Now Bill Trinnen is here to translate.
Already talking about the Wii U. They want it to be the first screen people go to when they enter their living room.
There will be no need to wait to turn on your TV to use the Wii U. But they are also talking about using the TV and Wii screen for new kids of games.
Pikmin 3 officially announced.
The Pikmin can now gather items to build objects, such as bridges.
New Rock Pikmin. They are good for destroying walls and enemies.
The Wii U screen will act as a map while you use your TV to control your Pikmin.
You can control up to four leaders. Captain Olimar is not among them. Why? It’s a “secret.”
There’s a mode where you try to gather as much fruit as you can before time runs out.
Reggie Fils-Aime on stage. 23 titles on stage today. This conference: “It’s all about the games.”
The Wii U:
Changes your game.
Changes how your interact with your gaming friends.
Changes how you use your TV.
Wii U will have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video…
Reggie is pushing the Nintendo Facebook and Twitter.
He’s talking about the Wii U screen and, “Asymmetric Gameplay”
Wii U will support two separate gamepads.
Going to give us a tour of the gamepad.
There are triggers on the back, L and R shoulder buttons
Has rumble built in, as well as camera and microphone
You will see the Miiverse when you power on the Wii U
You can send notes, or draw illustrations, share screenshots.
You can join Miiverse from 3DS, PC and mobile device (may not be available on launch day)
New Mario game: New Mario Super Mario Bros. U
You can share text messages within the game. “Real time social window that opens up right as you’re playing.”
New Super Mario Bros U. features “Boost Mode.” The guy with the Wii U screen can place blocks to help you on the way.
Now he’s talking about Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
Harley Quinn introduces Martin Tremblay from Warner Bros.
Sifton Hill on screen talking about it.
The Wii U screen can be used to scan environments and spray explosives.
Armored version of Catwoman
Reid Schneider will walk us through the features.
BAT mode. Batman’s armour absorbs damage, tap the Wii U screen to unleash it.
Wii U screen to control batarang, detonate charges one at a time or all at once
You can manage Batman’s arsenal
Tremblay now talking about Scribblenauts.
Jeremiah Slaczka talking about Scribblenauts Unlimited for Wii U
You can build items and name them, and then swap them with friends. They showed a person creating a dog on wheels called the “Auto Mutt”
Sizzle reel for Wii U: Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3, Tank! Tank! Tank! Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Ninja Gaiden 3, Aliens Colonial Marines… All of these coming to Wii
Wii Fit on screen – 43 millions copies of these games have been sold
Wii Fit U — you can use the screen as part of work out, using it to aim your Mii in the mini games
You can use the Wii U screen as the primary display while someone else watches TV
New performance game SiNG from FreeStyleGames (this is a working title)
Wii U screen shows lyrics
Now talking about 3DS – Scott Moffitt
Tomorrow night at 6:00 PM PST there will be a webcast at e3.nintendo.com with a full hour of 3DS games presented
New Super Mario Bros 2. for 3DS
“Gold coins are everywhere.”
Mario becomes solid gold, and can also get a brick had that spits coins everywhere.
Available August 19
This conference is pretty low-key so far.
Paper Mario Sticker Star 3DS
Pull stickers off the environment and they become your battle commands
Will be available physically and digitally this holiday
Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon for 3DS
Travel through multiple mansions
Coming this holiday
There’s too much “we’ll be talking about this later” at this conference.
3DS Sizzle reel: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Kingdom Hearts 3DS
Open world game
Wii U gamepad is a pdf for analyzing clues, scanning the environment
You can disguise yourself
Did they just do a ball shot joke at a Nintendo event?
Has the jumping and climbing of the LEGO Batman etc. games
Showed a LEGO Mario tube.
LEGO City Undercover for 3DS is also in the works.
Ubisoft – Yves Guillemot coming up.
Who won E3? Ubisoft, so far. Sony, Microsoft and now Nintendo have made a point of showcasing them.
Xavier from Ubisoft French Studios showing Just Dance 4
Reggie was using the pad to call dance moves for the dancers to do.
One of them nearly lost balance.
“One bite and you’re dead.”
First person horror survival game
Use the Wii U screen to snipe, manage inventory, break free by shaking pad.
Scans your face and turns you into a zombie. It’s pretty funny. Yet grotesque.
Now showing reel: Assassin’s Creed 3, Rabbid’s Land, Your Shape 2013, Rayman Legends, Sports Connection, Avengers Battle for Earth
Reggie now talking about NintendoLand
Katsya Eguchi and Jonathan Yeckley from Treehouse
Your Mii visits a virtual theme park. 12 different attractions.
Takamaru’s Ninja Castle, Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, Legend of Zelda BattleQuest
Wii U controller has a special role in multiplayer versions of these games
Wii U player is a ghost, and can see where everyone is. Other players on main screen can not see where the ghost is
Wii remotes rumble when ghost is near
They must shine flight lights on ghosts to damage it. But if they leave the flashlights on, batteries run out
Ghost attacks human players, they faint. Flashlights can restore them.
Reggie back up. NintendoLand will launch at the same time as the Wii U hardware – this holiday
And we’re done.