Archive for the ‘Wii’ Category

3DS Press Conference Wrap-up

September 13, 2011

Well, the 3DS press conference ended. There was a TON of new information. We got the announcement of a 3DS software update in November that will add the ability for the 3DS to capture 3D video. We got an announcement of Mario Tennis 3DS, as well as a number of other 3rd Party titles. We now have release dates for Super Mario 3D Land (November 13th) and Mario Kart 7 (December 4th). We now know that the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is Nintendo’s largest project ever with 50-100 hours of gameplay and over 100 minutes of cutscenes. We have the official announcement of the circle pad attachment and six announced compatible titles (all 3rd party). We now know that the Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Addition will be coming for free to DSiware and the 3DS eShop become available September 28th (and will become unavailable Feb 20th for know good reason). We have the announcement of a “Misty Pink” 3DS. And we have the announcements and detailing’s for a boat load of other stuff (including tons of info on Super Mario Land 3D, Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Paper Mario, and Kid Icarus). I’ll try to slowly upload the best of the info, but at the moment, I would recommend exploring the following links (all found on GoNintendo. What can I say? They are on top of it):

  • Nintendo’s press release that was launched right after the conference ended. (link)
  • The conference itself, which is entirely in Japanese. (link)
  • GoNintendo’s live blog with tons of information and vids of everything. (link)
  • Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 Interviews. (link)
  • Nintendo’s photo gallery, which is also all in Japanese. (link)
  • GoNintendo’s photo gallery which has every pic released, it’s just unorganized. (link)

Nintendo Adds 4 More Games to Nintendo Selects Line

August 16, 2011

Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!!, and Super Mario Galaxy are joining Mario Super Sluggers, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Wii Sports as $20 Nintendo Selects titles starting August 28th. View the press release here.

Via Gonintendo.

How to Fix Nintendo's Problems in 4 Easy Steps

July 29, 2011

It’s no secret that Nintendo has been having trouble with the 3DS and its other consoles recently. I have been pointing out things that they are doing wrong for awhile now and today my mom asked me something. She asked me if I was CEO of Nintendo, what would I do to fix their situation. I think if they did these 4 doable things, Nintendo wouldn’t have problems for quite awhile.

1. Change the Wii U’s controller into a portable device that can play games independently of the system anywhere, which would allow it to be more like a tablet.

2. Make the first 3DS’s price reduction be at a break-even point so that they don’t lose money per console. I don’t think anyone expected a $80 drop 4 months after launch.

3. Create open development programs for the 3DS and Wii U that would allow anyone to create games like it is for iOS devices.

4. Reduce the price of all retail games to $25-$30 and slowly transition all games to download only.

Only Five Days Left to Reach Elite Status on Club Nintendo

June 26, 2011

Make sure you input enough coins to reach a Elite Status (either Gold or Platinum). The two previous years Elite Status awards have been epic! 2009’s Platinum reward was either a official Mario hat or “Doc Louis’s Punch Out!” (an exclusive game) and 2010’s was a Mario statue. Both years Gold Status rewards have been exclusive calendars, which are great, but not as amazing as the Platinum rewards. Be sure to hurry though to get any status though, you only have until the 30th of this month to input those  surveys! Go to Club Nintendo now!

Mario Marathon 4

June 25, 2011

Super Mario Marathon is going on right now! Sorry I couldn’t get it up sooner. They’ve already raised over $42,640 for charity! Please check it out. It’s Mario, for a really great cause.

Nintendo E3 2011: Wii News

June 8, 2011

The Wii actually got some expansive support at E3 this year with 7 note worthy games, 3 of which were reveals.

Kirby Wii was not really revealed at E3, but it was shown and confirmed with this trailer. It brings back more traditional Kirby gameplay with Kirby’s copy ability and 2D platforming. It also going 4 player in a New Super Mario Bros. Wii Style. It will be released this Fall.

The most surprising Wii game reveal, Fortune Street, is a Monopoly-like Japan game series by Square Enix where you play as Mario and Dragon Quest characters. The board game like gameplay involves managing a stock market while buying up stores and charging people rent. It will be released this holiday season.

Mario Party 9 looks to bring more Mario partying to the Wii. It looks like a Mario Party game, what else is there to say? It currently has a TBA release date.

Rhythm Heaven is also on the way. It looks like it could be entertaining. Also with a TBA release.

Last, but certainly not least, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword got a new trailer and a holiday release.

We also heard about Wii Play Motion and Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but these were already shown heavily before E3.

Of course, this is not including Wii-U info, I’ll save that for another post.

Nintendo E3: First Impressions

June 7, 2011

Nintendo just announced the Wii U! Here is my list of Pros and Cons of Nintendo’s presentation.

Pros

New console! The Wii U

Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS incoming!

Mind blowing graphics!

Cool uses of controller.

Lego City Stories announced!

3DS Luigis’s Mansion 2 coming next year!

3DS Mario Kart, Super Mario, Kid Icarus, and Starfox 64 all look awesome and are coming this Year!

Kirby Wii announced!

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords coming free too DSi Shop.

Cons

Wii U? Really? The Stream was better. Sounds like a peripheral.

No first party Wii U games shown at conference.

Luigi’s Mansion was the only entirely new Nintendo game with a trailer.

No Animal Crossing or Paper Mario 3DS at presentation?

Are You Ready?

June 7, 2011

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It’s finally here, Nintendo’s E3 press conference. We will learn about Project Cafe, Super Mario 3DS, Mario Kart 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and many, many more. This is sure to be an exciting E3 for any Nintendo fan or any fan of gaming in general.

Above is an E3 bingo sheet created by Joystiq. It’s pretty self explanatory and it should be fun to play after and during the event.

Are you ready for 9:00 PST tomorrow?

Nintendo's E3 Time and Date List

June 5, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011:

-EA 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM PT, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

-Ubisoft 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PT, 4:00 PM – 6:30PM ET

Tuesday, June 7, 2011:

-Nintendo 7:15AM PT – 10:15AM PT, 10:15AM ET – 1:15PM ET

-Nintendo roundtable, number one @ 5:30PM PT – 7:30PM PT, 8:30PM ET – 10:30PM ET

Wednesday, June 8, 2011:

-Nintendo roundtable, number two @ 5:30PM PT – 7:30PM PT, 8:30PM ET – 10:30PM ET

Via Joystiq.

Nikkei Confirms Project Cafe Touch Screen Controller?

June 3, 2011

 

Nikkei (a site that accurately “predicted” the DSi, DSi XL, and 3DS ) has “confirmed” that the Project Cafe controller that will have a 6-inch touch screen, a camera, and possibly double as a portable gaming device. Here is the summary of the subscription-only article.

– Includes a touch screen
– allows for tablet-like controls for games
– tap the touch screen to control the characters on your television
– can also be used as a portable game machine
– six inch screen
– built in rechargeable battery
– includes a camera
– camera can be used for a variety of play opportunities, for example, a player making an avatar of himself for use in a game
– due out in the later have of 2012

Via GoNintendo and Joystiq.