Nintendo has clearly won this years E3. The biggest thing would have been the announcement of the Wii U, this their new console. Not only did they announce that but, they also announced many new games coming to Nintendo 3DS. They are likely to be very popular. They also announced the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. A fully remastered 3D version of the game will be available on June 19th, for 3DS Users. Wii users will have to wait for the 2011 holiday season for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Overall the biggest thing was the Wii U. What makes this special from any other system is that it has controller with a 6.2inch screen. This enables gaming to come of the screen and into the palm of your hand or you can use them both at the same time. The Wii U also bring full HD graphics to the Wii. This will make the gaming experience even better. The Wii U is compatible with all of the Wii Games and all of the accessories. The Wii U can use the new controller, the Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus. So, all of your old Wii stuff can be used with the Wii U. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata had to say this, “Wii U redefines the structure of home entertainment by fundamentally changing how the TV, the game console and the Internet function and interact together. The experience enabled by Wii U and the new controller takes players deeper into their games, while reaching out wider than ever before to be inviting to all kinds of gamers.” Nintendo thinks that the Wii U is a new type of gaming that takes the gamer further in-depth into the game. Thus making it more fun to play the games. Now going back to the Nintendo 3DS. The new system update that was announced earlier this month, is now live. It brings many new features to the 3DS. You Can See Our Article On The Update Here. There are also many new games coming out for the 3DS. They are all coming soon and expected to be very popular. You can see a full list in the press release below. Overall Nintendo is the clear winner of E3 2011 this year! You can see the full press release below!
NINTENDO’S UPCOMING Wii U CONSOLE FEATURES CONTROLLER WITH 6.2-INCH SCREEN
Nintendo 3DS Continues its Evolution with Mario Kart, Super Mario and the Nintendo eShop as Nintendo Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda
LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2011 – At the E3 Expo, Nintendo introduced a new paradigm for video games and home entertainment: Wii UTM, a new console that includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen. Adding a second screen to the living room creates a multitude of new video game experiences while offering families a variety of options to customize their entertainment.
Previously, video games played on a home console have been confined to the TV and offered identical viewpoints to each player in a multiplayer environment. Furthermore, watching TV and playing console games have been completely separate experiences. The new controller removes these boundaries, creating a more dynamic and fluid gaming and entertainment experience. Visitors to the E3 Expo will see firsthand the type of gaming experiences made possible by Wii U and the new controller such as:
In single-player games: o The new controller can display information on its screen that does not appear
on the TV. o The information and viewpoint can also change in the new controller based on
the orientation of its gyroscope. In multiplayer games:
o The player using the new controller can have a different experience than those looking at the TV. This will offer a wide variety of competitive and cooperative opportunities.
In addition to the 6.2-inch screen, the new controller also features an accelerometer and a gyroscope, a rumble feature, an inward-facing camera, a microphone and speakers. Adding these features to the Classic ControllerTM button scheme – twoNintendo’s Upcoming Wii U Console Features Controller with 6.2-Inch Screen Page 2
analog Circle Pads, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons – will enable a breadth of game-play experiences while appealing to both casual and dedicated video game players.
Wii U combines motion-sensing game play with the ability to support full HD graphics. Each Wii U console will be partnered with a new controller and can also use up to four additional Wii RemoteTM or Wii Remote Plus controllers. The system is also backward compatible and can play all Wii games and use all Wii accessories. The Wii console has sold more than 86 million units globally and greatly expanded the overall audience for video games. Wii U aims to expand that audience even further. Developers worldwide are already working on new games and experiences for the console.
“Wii U redefines the structure of home entertainment by fundamentally changing how the TV, the game console and the Internet function and interact together,” said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. “The experience enabled by Wii U and the new controller takes players deeper into their games, while reaching out wider than ever before to be inviting to all kinds of gamers.”
Nintendo 3DSTM, which lets users see 3D images without the need for special glasses, launched in the United States on March 27 and continues to evolve. Owners will find that their Nintendo 3DS experience is different every time they pick up the system, thanks to new content and updates delivered by Nintendo, by third parties and exchanged between users.
A new system update is now available for the Nintendo 3DS system. Users who connect to a wireless broadband Internet connection and install the system update will instantly gain access to the Nintendo eShop, which contains a variety of games and applications for download using a cash-based system.
Users can browse original 3D software, 3D Classics (select classic video games re-mastered in 3D), classic Game BoyTM and Game Boy Color games, and more than 350 games and applications currently offered for the Nintendo DSiWareTM service. Visitors can also see videos and screen shots for games, plus see how other players rank games.
The system update also provides Nintendo 3DS owners access to free items, including an Internet browser that can show 3D images on sites specifically designed to show 3D images, a download of a re-mastered 3D version of the NESTM classic ExcitebikeTM game (free until July 7) and PokédexTM 3D, which lets users discover and
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view more than 150 PokémonTM from the Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games in visually engaging 3D.
Nintendo also announced a huge lineup of upcoming new and fan-favorite
franchise games, many of which are playable on the E3 Expo show floor in booth 4922.
• Nintendo 3DS: Super MarioTM, Luigi’s MansionTM 2, Mario KartTM, Kid IcarusTM: Uprising, The Legend of ZeldaTM: Ocarina of TimeTM 3D, Star Fox 64TM 3D, Animal CrossingTM, Paper MarioTM, Picture Lives!, The Rolling WesternTM.
• Wii: The Legend of ZeldaTM: Skyward Sword, KirbyTM Wii, Wii PlayTM: Motion, Mystery Case FilesTM: The Malgrave IncidentTM, Mario PartyTM 9, Rhythm HeavenTM and Fortune StreetTM.
• Nintendo DSTM: KirbyTM Mass Attack, Professor Layton and the Last SpecterTM, Dragon Quest Monsters: JokerTM 2 and Super Fossil FightersTM.
Nintendo kicked off its E3 Expo Presentation by announcing a number of initiatives to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. A re-mastered 3D version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time launches for Nintendo 3DS on June 19, while Wii owners will see the arrival of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in the 2011 holiday season. Additionally, Nintendo announced a tour of orchestral concerts featuring music from the beloved franchise. Additional commemorative activities will be announced at a later date.
For the duration of the E3 Expo, Nintendo will provide fans with exclusive videos and Nintendo content on the Nintendo Network. People can visit http://e3.nintendo.com to watch developer interviews, get all the information about new games and see coverage coming directly from the show floor. The same exclusive content also will be streamed through the Nintendo® Channel to Wii owners who have a broadband Internet connection.
For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com or http://www.facebook.com/nintendo.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its WiiTM home console, Nintendo 3DSTM and Nintendo DSTM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiTM and Nintendo DSi XLTM, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy Advance, Super NESTM, Nintendo 64TM and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and PokémonTM. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
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Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.