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Nintendo All-Access Presentation E3 2012 - Reporting As It Happens

By Kevin on Jun 05 2012 03:35 AM
Your mind is rested. Your body, like Reggie's, is ready. At the time of this writing, you're literally hours away from isolating yourself from the rest of the world while you watch Nintendo's LIVE All-Access Presentation at E3 2012. Soon, it'll be just you and the "big screen TV" or your wide-screen computer screen. You might be attending from work or home, or on the go. It doesn't matter how you're attending, but you'll be attending somehow or another. If you can't due to unbelievably more important issues, we have you covered. Join Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata, legendary video game designer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime as they take you through another exciting Nintendo presentation.

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A few days ago, Nintendo held a pre-recorded 30-minute Nintendo Direct Pre E3 videocast. Led by Global Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, the short presentation focused heavily on the Wii U controller, officially named the Wii U GamePad. Today, Nintendo's Triforce team (Iwata, Miyamoto and the Regginator) will focus on the software aspect for the Wii U. We're bound to see a slew of games already speculated, but will there be any major surprises? I'm betting so. Oh, don't go getting your hopes up for a launch price for the Wii U. That most likely won't happen for another few months. The All-Access Presentation is all about software, software and more software for the Wii U.


Post-Show Note:
You can view 64 screenshots that were taken for this show in our Gallery.

The show starts with a Pikmin 3 Intro with Miyamoto!

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- Miyamoto talks about the Wii U inception and the Wii U GamePad, holding a black Wii U GamePad
- Miyamoto confirms Pikmin 3 for the Wii U
- New Pikmin type is Rock Pikmin, used to break rocks
- Captain Olimar doesn't appear in Pikmin 3
- Control up to four leaders at once
- Can watch recorded gameplay

Here comes Reggie

- "All about the games"
- 23 Wii U titles covered today
- Wii U changes your gaming, changes how you interact, and changes the way you enjoy your TV
- Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon video confirmed
- Talks about the Wii U GamePad
- Wii U GamePad uses asymmetric gameplay
- Wii U hardware will support two separate GamePads
- Accelerometer, gyroscope, and rumble built-in to the Wii U GamePad

- Talks about Miiverse
- Miis gather around individual tiles
- Represent personal taste and what's popular around the globe
- See or send simple text messages, draw illustrations, share a screenshot of the game you're playing
- display facial expressions within the speech bubble
- Browser-based (not available on launch day though)

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New Super Mario Bros. U

- Boost mode
- Up to four players at once


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Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition

- VAT Mode/ Meter
- Wii U GamePad takes advantage of many features for Batman Arkham City


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Scribblenauts Unlimited

- Scribblenauts Unlimited announced
- Create any object, bring it to life in HD
- Share creations with friends
- Multiplayer mode
- Looks like it might work with the 3DS somehow

Small clip showing:
Darksiders II
Mass Effect III
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Aliens Colonial Marines

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Wii Fit U confirmed (with balance board)

- shows girl uploading data to the Wii U via Infrared "Fit Meter"

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Sing (working title)

- shows karaoke
- shows scrolling lyrics on Wii U GamePad
- no thanks!

Nintendo 3DS Games Now! Here comes Scott Moffitt

- Full hour tomorrow for 3DS game coverage
- Three 1st part titles

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New Super Mario Bros. 2

- All about the gold
- 2D Mario
- Available in the US on August 19th

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Paper Mario: Sticker Star

- Uses stickers
- collect them by "pulling" them off the scenery
- stickers have different abilities
- Arrives this "holiday season"

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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

- Snowy scenes
- New ghosts
- Available this holiday season

3rd part Lineup Titles Clip
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
- Disney Epic Mickey
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Kingdom Heats 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Back to Wii U Games...

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LEGO City: Undercover

- Solve mysteries using the Wii U GamePad
- Scan for hidden criminals
- Go undercover
- Matrix-style action moves
- Portable version available coming soon for the 3DS

Ubisoft Games...

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Just Dance 4

- uses Wii U GamePad motion controls to perform moves

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ZombiU

- Survival Horror
- inventory, scanner, sniper zooming, capabilities
- Reggie gets zombified

Other upcoming Ubisoft titles...

Assassin's Creed 3
Rabbids Land
Rayman Legends
Avengers: Battle for Earth

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Nintendo Land

- Sports-type games
- Nintendo theme park environment setting
- Mii visits the theme park
- 12 different attractions (mini-type games)
- 10 Multiplayer attractions
- 2 Single player attractions

1. Luigi's Ghost Mansion - Humans must survive against the ghost for a specified amount of time
2. Animal Crossing: Sweet Day
3. Legend of Zelda, The: Battle Quest
4. Donkey Kong's Crash Course
5. Takamaru's Ninja Castle

- Integrates with Miiverse
- Player using Wii U GamePad can join others that are using Wii Remotes
- GamePad user (Bad Guy) can see all players
- Wii Remote users (Good Guys) can't see GamePad user
- Wii Remotes rumble when close to the Wii U GamePad player
- Confirmed as a launch title

Other games announced:

Wii U Panorama View (unofficial title)
Project P-100 (unofficial title)
Game & Wario (unofficial title)


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Comments: 5

I am so excited I can hardly concentrate here at work. How long will this last? I am guessing 1 and 1/2 hours. If so then I'll only be able to stream 1 hour at lunch. If this presentation is quickly posted on youtube would you embed it here?

View Postaquizero, on 05 June 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

I am so excited I can hardly concentrate here at work. How long will this last? I am guessing 1 and 1/2 hours.

Indeed, very exciting. That's a good question. I haven't found any solid info as to how long the presentation will last. Like you said though, around 1 - 1.5 hours would be a good guess.

View Postaquizero, on 05 June 2012 - 09:15 AM, said:

If so then I'll only be able to stream 1 hour at lunch. If this presentation is quickly posted on youtube would you embed it here?

I'll be more than happy to, yes.
Awesome! I know that 3DS eShop will most likely have it there or clips but that may take a day or more... who could bare to wait that long? Lol

View Postaquizero, on 05 June 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:

Awesome! I know that 3DS eShop will most likely have it there or clips but that may take a day or more... who could bare to wait that long? Lol

I agree. Ironically, Nintendo is usually always late when it comes to this sort of thing. I'll make sure I find it as soon as I possibly can.

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I've manages to track down a decent video for the entire E3 All-Access conference.

Why thank you for the embedding and the deatils about E3. I love how you were like "no thanks" to Sing!

I must admit the only game I am not really interested in out of the entire presentation is Lego. Only because I am not a huge fan of the games. I played some and they weren't bad but not my cup of tea.

NintendoLand and Zombi U were the most fun intruiging new titles revealed fir the Wii U IMO. Now for the 3DS I am simply amazed they didn't reveal details about Animal Crossing! How dare they! Lol. Maybe tonight it will be inlcuded. One can only hope. Other than that Paper Maio Sticker Star and Luigis Mansion Dark Moon are on my must buy list.

That being said, nice post and info!