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It's here! 2011 E3 has come and gone and we give you a full review of the biggest winners and losers from this years E3. The GT CREW gives you their scores and who they felt won out of the big 3!
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Welcome all to our live E3 coverage of up Nintendo's press conference. Sony really pulled no stops and delivered their A game. Now Nintendo has to go just as hard! With news that the uber powerful PSVita will retail as low as $249.99 3DS is treading on thin ice. Will they deliver the 3DS goods or will Cafe/Stream steal the show. Only time will tell. The coverage will be starting soon so keep hitting refresh on your browser for the latest live updates.
12:05 EST Conference is starting!! Legend of Zelda highlight reel with a Live orchestra. Looks like all the Zelda games were given love.
12:09 EST Highlight reel winds down with Skyward Sword and 25 Anniversary logo
12:10 EST Shigeru Miyamato is coming out!! Love this giant man child guy
12:11 EST Shiggy mentioned the 25th Anniversary. He's explaining how music is important to the series and setting the mood in games in general.
12:12 EST LOL He's having the orchestra play sound bytes from the game! Puzzle solving getting an item. Sounds great!
12:13 EST Shiggy acted out getting an item to the music.
12:14 EST Nintendo is releasing a Zelda game for every hardware system Nintendo Supports. Starts today with Link's Awakening for 3DS virtual Console! He's went into discussing OoT for 3DS. Hint movies will be included in game as will the Master Quest and boss challenge mode.
12:16EST Four Swords will be available for FREE DOWNLOAD!!!!!!! May be coming in September
12:17EST Special gold Wii-mote will be available with Skyward sword release
12:18EST LoZ symphony concerts will be occuring around the world! Look for more info for Japan USA and Europe in the Fall
12:19EST Two CDs will be avialable. Symphony CD and a free OoT 3DS soundtrack for the first to register the game!!
12:20EST Takashie Tezika, Yoshiaki Kozumi and Aijima Una came on stage. They each have worked w/ Shiggy on Mario and Zelda titles. Taking the time to thank the fans
12:21EST Orchestra play them exit music as they leave the stage.
12:22EST Satoru Iwata is coming out. Cafe announcement coming?
12:23EST He's talking about the seperation of casual and hardcore market. He's saying Nintendo intends to bridge the gap with new platform. "Deeper and Wider" Deeper game experiences and wider appeal to gamers.
12:24EST Iwata teases full details later….
12:25EST Iwata shifts gears to 3DS. 3DS Mario Kart teaser was shown. Now showing Star Fox Teaser. "Do a barrell roll" New Mario with Tanooki Suit!!!!!! Kid Icarus is now being shown. These aren't gameplay vids but still got my gamer heart pumping.. OMFG Luigi's Mansion!!!!
12:27EST The Nintendonator Reggie just came out.
12:28EST Something for everyone on Nintendo 3DS. 5 key titles to be shown this week. Mario Kart up first. "Tricked out version you haven't played before" Under water driving and customizable karts.
12:30EST Starfox will have titl control and use the camera on 3DS during combat to show pilot face and voice! Coming September
12:33EST New Mario for 3DS with Tanooki Suit being shown. Looks great, Galaxy meets Super Mario Brothers 3. We will be abl
e to play before the year is over. Sounds like another holiday release.
12:35EST Kid Iccarys uprising is being shown. Full voice acting!!! Cool multiplayer battles are being shown. 3 on 3 Medusa looks wicked all giant and forboding in background. Wow AR cards will be used for battle too!!
12:37EST Luigi's Mansion2!!!!!!!! It's looking good. Great news as it was one of Nintendo's test titles for 3D on gamecube. An entirely new game. Several new mansions!!!
12:39EST Resident Evil Mercenaries, Sonic and Mario at the olympics, Ace Combat Cave story, Resident Evil Revelations, Pacman Galaga collection Tekken 3D, MGS Snake Eater and Driver were shown.
12:41EST Reggie is discussing new system update. Game trailers coming and demos before end of the year!!!
12:42EST Discussing Excite Bike 3D rerelease and new 3DS pokedex app. B
oth available for free!
12:43EST Collect data for pokedex via spotpass,from friends and AR codes. Take pics w/ your pokemon! Like the AR pictures.
12:45EST Reggie is disussing the new system!! A perfect fit for everyone. WiiU Unique unifying, utopian. WTF is up with that name.
12:46EST Showing controller. Touchscreen with dual sticks and buttons.
12:47 Showing new console. Pause game on TV continue on controller. Motion sensing too. So many versatile uses!! Video calls. Wow this is going to need it's own write up. Coming in 2012
12:50EST Iwata is back. Mentioned how home console games needed TV to be played. WiiU will allow you to play while someone else watches TV. Two analouge pads, L R buttons, 4 face buttons d pad, touch screen, mic, inward facing camera, gyro, acellerometer. Display is 6 inch. Not designed to be portable. Wiiu wirelessy transmits data. Controller is nothing without console. "A strong bond between games your TV and the internet"
12:55EST Miyamoto is discussing new styles of play opened by new controller. 3rd parties are said to be exploring it. Full Iwata asks interview coming soon. We will post link.
12:56EST Back to Iwata. Smash brothers for both 3DS and Wiiu!!!!!!!! The team will finish Kid Icarrus before beging work on new title. Both titles will feature some interactivity.
12:58EST Reggie is back. 8 different interactive experiences. Not games just demos and examples. Showing a vid. What system can do. Looks live action. Wait it was CG looked AMAZING!!
1:01EST New Super Mario Brothers Mii. Play alongside Mario with your Mii. Chase Mii shows how Wii n Wiiu can play together. Prototypes not actual games. Lego City Stories coming to Wiiu. Open world Lego game exclusively to Wiiu and 3DS.
1:04EST 3rd party developers are singing the praise of the new controller. Disney interactive, Insomniac games, EA's Peter Moore. Darksiders two on console at launch. Arkham City too !! Ghost Recon Online!!!!!
1:06EST Showing DarkSiders 2, Dirt,Aliens Coloniel Marines,Host Recon Online,Metro Last Light,Tekken, NIJA GAIDEN 3!!!!!!!!!, OMG Gory!!!!!! Nintendo officially welcomes back the hardcore!!
1:09EST Reggie and Iwata are on stage together they're bringing out an EA employee. Not sure of his name.
1:11EST Looks like online has been opened up finally. EA guys is in love with Wiiu.
1:12EST Speaking on innovation. Two screens of DS. Motion controls of Wii, Glasses free 3D. Wiiu. Talking about E3 demos. Now mentioning their own coverage on e3.nintendo.com
1:15EST Conference is over time. Thanks for checking in. Keep it tuned to Guerillatron for all your E3 needs.
Back in March Nintendo released the 3DS. They have since dropped the ball so to speak. The launch library has been played to death and 3rd parties merely offered quick cash ins, with the obligatory licensed titles and remakes. There was no e-shop. All my DSiWare downloads were trapped on my noticeably thinner DSi. Alas as posted in our previous article, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. There is a reason to smile. Nintendo of America has announced the much needed 2nd firmware update for the 3DS. This bad boy gives you a web browser, the ability to transfer over most DSIware titles, and the heavily anticipated E shop. Most people, myself included can attest to the fact that web browsers on consoles and portables generally suck. The one thing that makes the 3DS browser stand out, is the fact that it is the first browser available en mass that has 3D support. WootenTM The few pages that have 3D images on them will now be viewable in 3D on the 3DS.
With the announcement comes news that 3DS owners will be getting not 1 but 2 free E Shop titles! The first title is the Excite Bike for NES remaster. It's got all the bells and whistles of the original. But it's in 3D. This is a limited time offer so 3D owners should download posthaste upon release. It will run till July 7th.
Lastly Nintendo will be releasing the 3D Pokedex. This will allow you to look at pokemon in a way never before imagined possible. In 3D the title will be available for an undisclosed time. Sounds like this one's gonna stay free. The title will support up to 3 spot passes per day to allow you to further fill the dex. Check back Monday for Guerillatron's impressions of the two titles, along with the massive Tsunami of awesomeness that will be our E3 coverage. The update will become globally available June 6th. The North American rollout will start in the evening hours PST.
That's right the big N is ready to step up it's game and attempt to reclaim the hardcore. Word on the street is Nintendo is going balls to the walls. We're talking a console that is as powerful if not more powerful than the 360 and PS3. Alright maybe less word on the street and more word from the developers. In other words it has been officially confirmed, by undisclosed devs. Code name: Cafe
Obviously most gamers familiar with the industry have seen the writing on the wall for some time. Check out our comprehensive list of upcoming Nintendo releases. That's right notice the 1st party support for the Wii is hardly there at all. We can all remember a similar scenario during the end of the GameCube days.
To clarify the developers have only gotten their hands on alpha builds of the next gen console. That means alot could change and things like aesthetics and specs are nowhere near what the final retail product will entail. Honestly I'm not too excited about the controller. It's essentially a touch screen separated by buttons. I know lots of people love their IOS games, but I need a real effin controller. Hopefully there will be a more traditional controller available to those of us that don't have the desire to play a game w/ a mini IPad stuffed between buttons.
Think about this. Mario Galaxy was a showcase of eyecandy. Even though the resolution didn't exceed 480P the textures, lighting and models were all top notch. Imagine the type of AAA 1st party titles we could get on a console more powerful than what our current gen entails. Supposedly the new console will resemble a modernized SNES. Estimate in price range from $350 to $400.
Expect some big news from Nintendo come this years E3. As always expect on the point coverage courtesy of GuerrilaTron.