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Watch Satoru Iwata's Keynote at GDC Live

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

See Nintendo's president talk about the past, the present and the future

It may have come to your attention that the Game Developers Conference is currently on-going over in San Fransisco. Generally, there aren't any new game announcements at the show, but there are always some interesting roundtables, Q&As and keynotes. Case in point: Satoru Iwata will be holding a keynote today.

Titled Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision for the Future, Mr. Iwata will be talking about Nintendo's past efforts, the 3DS and Wii, and what they've got in stock for the future. Perhaps most interestingly, Nintendo has a history of showing a new trailer for an upcoming Zelda game at the GDC, so perhaps we'll be treated to another surprise this year.

Thankfully, you don't have to wait for reports of attendees or live blogs to be written, as you can watch the keynote right from the comfort of your home. You're a bit late to watch it live now, but you can head over to the page Nintendo's created for it to watch an archived version.

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User Comments (30)

Chris720

#5

Chris720 said:

"WiiWare and DSiWare haven't been performing as well as they should have"... what about VC? D: That hasn't been performing at all...

Very interesting though... don't want to miss any of this...

Robo-goose

#6

Robo-goose said:

I'm watching the live stream, and Reggie just confirmed Netflix for the 3DS (coming June). That's pretty freakin' sweet.

Chris720

#8

Chris720 said:

New Super Mario announced with nice lookin' screenshots!! OH YES PLEASE!!!!

Hmm... I'm not sure about how Skyward Sword looks now... looks like its following the same kind of design as Wind Waker and Spirit Tracks...

Unca_LzStaff

#10

Unca_Lz said:

@Demon: Not really. It's cel-shaded, but it's not as cartoony as the others.
I think they got the right style for this Zelda game

Highwinter

#11

Highwinter said:

I do really love the style of Skyward Sword and that new Mario game looks really nice too. I wonder what the tail could mean.

CapnKael

#13

CapnKael said:

Awesome stuff. If the tail has anything to do with Tanooki Mario then it's amazing!

bboy2970

#17

bboy2970 said:

The Raccoon Suit is coming back baby!! That's my all time favorite Mario suit! I can't wait for e3 now that we have been promised details on this new Mario game!

Portista

#19

Portista said:

They probably said "tail", because they wanted us to get a picture in our mind that was completely different from what the "tail" really is.

zionich

#23

zionich said:

Spuer Mario 3D (Remake of the SMB3 on NES !!!), that would be cool. Shame no GBA VC announced =(

MeloMan

#26

MeloMan said:

I'm loving the style of Zelda SS... to borrow a description from NL, it's like a watercolor painting... how fitting for an "epic story adventure" since it's a realistic world in a painted style. Love it.

komicturtle

#27

komicturtle said:

New Mario game was shown! Sweet! And that TAIL at the end of the title is familiar. I feel like it's a REMASTERED REMAKE of Super Mario Bros. 3

That 'short' Mario is something that has not appeared in a 3D Mario game. Looks like they are mixing 3D Mario games with Super Mario Bros.

And it's made by the team behind Mario Galaxy

Kid_A

#28

Kid_A said:

That Zelda trailer was thoroughly fantastic. I can't believe it's really happening, but I'm actually getting the Wind Waker sequel I've always wanted :)

Mikau94

#29

Mikau94 said:

Tinkle Popo! I can't believe that was Kirby's original name! The new Zelda trailer is awesome!

DestinyMan

#30

DestinyMan said:

I've got to see these new Mario screenshots now, and that Zelda trailer while I'm at it!

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