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E3 2012: Watch the Nintendo Press Conference Live Here

Posted by James Newton

It's nearly time

The most exciting day of the gaming year is nearly upon us.

Nintendo's E3 2012 press conference kicks off on Tuesday 5th June. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you'll be able to watch the whole show right here, so bookmark this page and come back on Tuesday. Can't say fairer than that, can you?

If you can't watch ustream for whatever reason — at work, at school, slow connection, in prison — we'll also have a live text to keep you informed with every new announcement for Wii U, 3DS, DS and Wii.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the full E3 schedule and remember: we'll have all the news and updates right here at Nintendo Life.

Live Text - Updates will load here automatically, no need to refresh the page.

18:40

That's it, goodnight everyone. Hope you enjoyed the feed!

18:39

He's still not explained that leather jacket.

18:38

Same Batman Arkham City video that was shown during the conference.

18:37

Looks good, right?

18:35

18:34

18:34

Nahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnah BATMAN!

18:34

18:33

Even Iwata admits he's already got 100% gamerscore on Batman Arkham City.

18:33

Leather jacket. Nice wardrobe change, Iwata.

18:33

18:33

18:32

This has the look of Red Steel about it. How much is going to make it into the game?

18:31

"Some of the images following are not suitable for young children". Then shows Reggie's holiday snaps

18:31

18:30

18:30

If you like graphs, Wii Fit U has you covered.

18:30

18:29

18:28

18:28

18:27

Granny is now shakin' her thang on Wii Fit U.

18:27

18:27

18:24

I hope his bottom is clean.

18:23

Wii Fit U is up next. Fat people can leave the room.

18:22

Donkey Kong Crash Course game in Nintendo Land is single-player only. Expect other mini-games to follow suit.

18:21

Ten more attractions in Nintendo Land. Sounds promising. Pack-in title, perhaps?

18:21

18:21

We're currently recording a reaction video in the office... if your interest.

18:19

18:19

Now showing off the motion controls of the Wii U Game Pad - looks pretty interesting, actually.

18:18

That Gran is loving Nintendo Land.

18:18

18:17

This over-excited family of actors is really beginning to get on my nerves now.

18:17

18:16

More footage of Nintendo Land now - this looks pretty sweet. Animal Crossing is always good.

18:16

18:16

Wii U Panorama uses pre-recorded video.

18:15

18:15

18:15

Showing off Wii Panorama View now. Lots of excited actors whooping and generally loving it.

18:14

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18:12

And that's the end of the show. We saw some good games from Nintendo and other publishers - what's your take?

18:11

18:11

It looks cute and colourful and it'll probably sell well, but is it what you want from Wii U?

18:11

18:11

The conference is closing with a NintendoLand video

18:10

Reggie: "Friends interacting online" will feel more social than ever

18:09

NintendoLand, Batman, ZombiU and Wii Fit U videos coming up after this presentation

18:08

NintendoLand is a Wii U launch game for this holiday.

18:07

Birdo/Octorok? Mario hat too

18:07

Logos spotted: Zelda, Pikmin, Yoshi Egg, Ridley, shuriken, Boo, Animal Crossing leaf

18:07

18:07

In summary: NintendoLand is a minigame collection with Nintendo characters.

18:06

Yep. Still hide and seek.

18:05

It's hide and seek, then.

18:05

18:04

A bit like Chase Mii, but with ghosts. And top-down. In a mansion.

18:04

The ghost player with the GamePad has to avoid four players with Wii Remotes - their controllers rumble when they close in

18:03

So it's like Pac-Man Vs but with Luigi Mansion. Winner.

18:02

Eguchi is showing off Luigi's Ghost Mansion: Haunting Hijinks for NintendoLand

18:01

Looks like Mii characters can walk around and interact in a 3D world

18:01

18:01

NintendoLand sounds like it'll have online play via Miiverse

18:00

18:00

18:00

Multiplayer games based on Zelda, Animal Crossing, Luigi Mansion

18:00

It'll have 12 attractions - five at E3

17:59

So it's a Mii-based theme park based on favourite Nintendo franchises

17:58

Katsuya Eguchi is working on NintendoLand, he's coming on stage now.

17:58

It's an introduction to the GamePad

Imagine Wii U Play.

17:58

17:58

Nintendo Land is a brand new compilation for Wii U by the looks of things

17:58

17:57

WTF is Nintendo Land?

17:56

OK that didn't really work. Nice idea, though.

17:56

Looks like Reggie's had considerable practice being a zombie.

17:55

17:55

Reggie is a zombie! That's amazing.

17:55

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17:54

This isn't gameplay footage - it's a CGI trailer. Sorry, guys. [James]

17:54

ZombiU is on now - the GamePad is your survival kit.

17:53

"Being the puppet master is like running Nintendo America"

Yeah, I bet. [James]

17:53

Yeah, so, er, Just Dance 4 on Wii U.

17:53

OK, Just Dance 4 is going to be on for a while. So, what's everyone up to tonight? [James]

17:52

17:52

17:52

Oh no, dancers are coming on with Wii Remotes. Reggie is being the puppet master. We always suspected.

17:52

Just Dance 4 for Wii U. Reggie might be about to dance. PREPARE YOURSELF!

17:51

Yves Guillemot just called Wii U "a revolution" - he said thanks from Ubisoft.

17:50

NATURAL BANTER. [James]

17:50

17:49

Yves Guillemot from Ubisoft coming on stage now.

17:48

A different version of LEGO City Undercover is also coming to 3DS

17:48

17:48

That looks really fun. I'm actually quite excited about this! [James]

17:48

LEGO City Undercover just parodied The Matrix. Gaming in 2012, guys.

17:47

17:47

"Scan for hidden criminals" - eat your heart out, Watch Dogs! [James]

17:47

17:46

Except LEGO City Undercover is about solving crimes, not committing them.

17:46

So it's still GTA but with LEGO.

One of our most wanted Wii U games now. [James]

17:46

17:46

Reggie's back and talking about LEGO City for Wii U. Now called LEGO City: Undercover

17:46

17:46

That concludes the 3DS section. See much more tomorrow.

17:45

17:45

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

17:45

17:45

Scribblenauts Unlimited which we saw earlier on Wii U

17:45

17:45

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion

17:45

Upcoming 3DS third-party games: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

17:44

Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon also due this holiday season

17:44

17:43

Multiple mansions on offer this time

17:43

So that's all three Nintendo first-party titles - no sign of Zelda then. Sad. [James]

17:43

17:43

Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon

17:42

Paper Mario will be out this holiday season on cartridge and on the eShop

17:42

You can use Toads as a bridge. That's just cruel.

17:41

17:41

Paper Mario: Sticker Star is the 3DS game's new title

17:41

17:41

Paper Mario is here now!!

17:41

New Super Mario Bros. 2 hits the US on 19th August

17:41

Raccoon suit shown to big cheers!

17:40

Wow, that's a lot of coins. Mario saving for retirement, perhaps. [James]

17:40

"It's all about the gold"

17:40

17:40

Three first-party titles up: New Super Mario Bros. 2 is up first

17:40

That's e3.nintendo.com tomorrow if you want to watch it.

17:39

Scott Moffitt is here to talk about 3DS briefly but there's a conference tomorrow at 6pm Pacific - that's 9pm Eastern, 2am UK

17:39

17:39

It's 3DS time

17:39

17:38

The GamePad will display lyrics while you dance and sing. This will be HUGE.

17:37

17:37

It's a new singing game from the team behind DJ Hero

17:37

17:37

SiNG is a new singing game from FreeStyleGames

17:36

You can also Wii Fit U without the TV - just use the GamePad screen

17:36

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17:35

Wii Fit U has a new activity counter that updates with the controller via Infra Red

17:35

17:35

So you'll use the GamePad and Balance Board all at once

17:34

17:34

Wii Fit U announced - has a new peripheral. Vitality sensor?

17:34

17:34

Darksiders II shown for Wii U too

17:33

Is there any more popular gaming exec than Reggie?

17:33

HUGE cheers as Reggie says "my body was ready"

17:33

17:33

He heard us laughing. Wonder if he still hears us laughing?

17:33

Reggie is talking about his infamous "my body is ready" moment.

17:33

Reggie's talking about music and fitness genres. Uh oh.

17:32

17:32

Any stand-outs from that list for you?

17:32

17:32

17:32

Aliens: Colonial Marines, of course.

17:32

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Let's hope it's better than NG3, eh

17:32

Trine 2: Director's Cut - excellent news

17:32

Tekken has Mega Mushrooms - ace

17:32

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

17:31

Tank! Tank! Tank! from Namco Bandai

17:31

Mass Effect 3!!

17:31

More games on the way now

17:30

Scribblenauts Unlimited is coming to Nintendo 3DS

17:30

17:30

You can customise nouns with the touch screen now

17:29

17:29

Looks gorgeous in HD!

Big happy smiles in the office!

17:29

Scribblenauts Unlimited, it's called

17:29

17:28

Scribblenauts is coming to Wii U!

17:25

Big groans in the office as the stream pauses!

17:25

You can use the GamePad as a scanner.

17:25

17:24

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is the Wii U version

17:23

Martin Tremblay from Warner Bros. is coming on stage now to talk about Batman.

17:23

Harley Quinn is talking to the #Regginator! This is bonkers...

17:23

Batman: Arkham City!

17:23

Moving onto third party publishers now

17:23

The GamePad user uses the touch screen to plant platforms to work together

17:23

17:22

Looks really nice - you know, like Mario but in HD.

17:22

Different colour baby Yoshis have different skills

17:22

17:22

No sign of Miis yet either - Mario, Luigi and two Toads

17:22

17:22

First look at Flying Squirrel suit - it's a glider suit

17:21

Video footage of New Super Mario Bros. U!

17:21

Reggie wants to brag about his high score. Iwata will probably kick his you-know-what, though [James]

17:21

Inflatable Yoshi, blue Yoshi to pick up and blow bubbles, flying squirrel suit

17:20

17:20

New Super Mario Bros. U is the official title

17:20

Wahoo! [James]

17:20

17:20

Looks like we're going to see Mario soon..!

17:20

Miiverse will hit Wii U at launch - the 3DS, PC and browser version will happen later.

17:19

And you can share screengrabs of the game along with scores and recent activity

17:19

Back to Miiverse now - looking at the Miiverse plaza.

They have speech bubbles to send text messages or use the stylus to draw and write

17:18

Wii U supports two GamePads but the frame rate is half at 30fps

17:18

17:18

Reggie's moving on to talk about Miiverse now, Wii U's social network.

17:17

And it's got rumble of course

17:17

"Trigger-like" buttons on the bottom - look analogue

17:16

Mini cheer in the office just then...

17:16

We're now getting a guided tour of the GamePad. Touch screen or stylus - still resistive screen.

17:15

17:15

Wii U will support two GamePads. Huge cheers!

17:15

Winning! [Ant]

17:15

That black Wii U console is taking centre stage over the white one. Both available at launch, we hope!

17:13

But we won't hear much more about those this week - it's all about games

17:13

Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video all coming to Wii U

17:12

Good to hear emphasis on social and entertainment as well as just games [James]

17:12

17:12

"Wii U does three different things: gaming, social, entertainment"

17:12

17:11

"That's only a small part of the range of 3DS and Wii U titles playable in LA"

17:11

23 Wii U titles on stage today!!

17:11

Reggie restates it's all about the games

17:11

"I feel just like a purple Pikmin"

17:10

17:10

REGGIE IS HERE! Big cheers.

17:10

Miyamoto pulls a plush Pikmin from his pocket. Only you, Nintendo. Only you.

17:10

Also just noticed Bill Trinen is wearing a Pikmin t-shirt

17:10

Big cheers for Pikmin 3

17:09

17:09

17:09

So just like in Pikmin 2 when you switch between Louie and Olimar, you can now switch between four leaders

17:08

There will be up to four leaders - no Olimar though!

17:08

You CAN just use the GamePad if you like - no need for Remote + Nunchuk

17:08

You can use this to organise your Pikmin for much deeper strategy

17:07

On the Wii U GamePad you'll see an overall map

17:07

17:07

Shake the Nunchuk to charge enemies

17:07

It'll use Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk

17:06

Looks like it's still using the Wii Remote - on-screen cursor shown

17:06

New rock Pikmin shown too by the looks of things

17:06

17:06

Pikmin 3 for Wii U looks awesome - lots of great depth of field effects

17:05

Pikmin 3 for the first time! Flying Pikmin shown :o

17:05

17:05

The black controller is very, very glossy. Fingerprints magnet!

17:04

"With the Wii U GamePad we have the first dedicated personal screen in the history of home video games"

17:04

17:04

Showing off the black Wii U GamePad and console - seems they'll be very important to Nintendo

17:04

17:03

17:03

Miyamoto whistles and Bill Trinen marches up and appears behind him in formation. Ace!

17:03

Miyamoto has the sense that Pikmin are all around us and now we're seeing augmented reality Pikmin on the audience!

17:01

Mr Miyamoto is first with Pikmin!!

16:59

They're posting Photoshops of that Iwata, Reggie and Miyamoto photo. How un-Nintendo!

16:59

And tomorrow is a dedicated 3DS software showcase with Scott Moffitt.

16:59

Reggie, Miyamoto, third-party developers and publishers will come on to talk about Wii U games.

16:58

Brian Corsetti is here to start off the conference.

First name check for #Regginator. Nice.

16:57

16:57

We're live!

16:55

16:52

8 minutes left. Bit exciting.

16:45

16:40

20 minutes and counting!

Time to grab those drinks and snacks. What's fuelling you through E3? I'm drinking Coke. Lots and lots of Coke. [James]

16:03

Comments now appear instantly so posting a comment won't interrupt the stream - great news!

15:51

1 hour and 10 minutes to go. How will the show start, do you think?

My guess: Miyamoto rides in on a giant Reggie horse. [James]

15:22

Let's try that link again, shall we?http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/05/feature_the_full_e3_2012_schedule

15:18

So today is Wii U-focused, but there'll be some 3DS content too, we hear.

You can check out the full schedule here: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/05/feature_the_full_e3_2012_schedule

15:13

Welcome to our E3 live text!

Our man at E3 Corbie is on his way to the Nokia Center to sign in for the conference. It's all rather exciting.

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User Comments (625)

TruthBeTold

#4

TruthBeTold said:

Dang! It's only 95 hours away! Hoping to be able to watch part of it.

EDIT: This can also be used as a useful countdown! :D Just click the vid to see how much times is left before it starts!

Whopper744

#7

Whopper744 said:

Is this were the live text will be??? I can't stream video here....hope there is pics somewhere!

WesCash

#9

WesCash said:

Cool, I'll probably watch it here, assuming I can get my lazy butt out of bed by the time the conference starts.

Also, I should find out what time it starts in Ontario. I'm terrible with time-zones.

Highwinter

#10

Highwinter said:

I think this is probably the first time I've been more excited for Nintendo's conference than any of the others (who have little to nothing this year).

Last year was also a huge step up for Nintendo, they seemed to have learned what people actually want to see at these shows and didn't just spend an hour showing pie charts.

pixelman

#14

pixelman said:

Will this work on mobile devices? Be nice if I could watch this on my iPad. :3

DestinyMan

#20

DestinyMan said:

I'll still try to catch it on TV, but this would make for a good Plan B.

I must say that I'm starting to feel excited now that I feel the big day coming just around the corner. Nintendo got their last two conference presentations right, so I have no doubt that they'll have another good one this year. I'll be getting the jitters just as anyone will.

Obvious78

#22

Obvious78 said:

Man o man.....I really can not wait :( Wish time went faster! Its a long time since I got so pumped up over a new console!

CommanderAudio

#23

CommanderAudio said:

@Pengaweeno Do you have a 3DS Friend Code?

Can. Not. Wait
Although if Nintendo screw up, no one here will like them anymore. From the looks of it, we have very high expections! Let's hope they live up to those expections!

kyuubikid213

#26

kyuubikid213 said:

@James
As long as my schedule is free, I can promise you I will be watching it here. I will only leave for snack breaks and toilet breaks. However, I do have one small issue. We won't be able to post comments during the event...will we? Usually when I try to post a comment and a video is playing, it refreshes the page with my comment and every comment posted before mine. As it refreshes the page, I lose my video progress.

Swiket

#27

Swiket said:

What's the point if you're just going to use an embedded YouTube link?

Bulbousaur

#28

Bulbousaur said:

I'll bookmark this on case the offical live stream doesn't work for me for whatever reason

RaylaxStaff

#30

Raylax said:

Won't be watching it this year. Might be a national holiday for the Jubilee, but that doesn't apply if you work in a hospital. Even if you're admin staff. So at 5pm I'll be on my way to the train station to go home after a knackering day at work, whilst everyone else has spent the day having street parties. Yay!

toonlinkuser

#31

toonlinkuser said:

I have 3 questions-

I can't start watching until it is about half way through. Will I be able to go back to the beginning and start watching then?

Will the video be in HD?
Will it be laggy or have interruptions?

Odnetnin

#32

Odnetnin said:

I'm out of school, but sadly I'm going to be at a school during the conference. Maybe I can get on the college's Wi-Fi with my Kindle Fire during lunch break and watch it from there, as it's just a YouTube video. Don't let me down, NL/college Wi-Fi/Kindle Fire/YouTube!

FluttershyGuy

#33

FluttershyGuy said:

My body is in the process of getting ready, but not quite there yet! In the mean time, to get my body ready before Tuesday, I will battle a Giant Enemy Crab, attacking its weak point for massive damage! :P

Bobhobob

#34

Bobhobob said:

NO! CURSES!
Science Final, WHY MUST YOU BE ON NINTENDO'S E3 CONFERENCE!
mutter mutter mutter

Ichiban

#35

Ichiban said:

Thanks guys!
I have taken a week off work for this! The plan is watch e3 live (all of it!) Then im heading downtown to pre-order a Wii U the day after its over, which happens to be payday:) I love this time of year!!!

Token_Girl

#36

Token_Girl said:

Stupid work - why can't the presentation be at like 3 pm Pacific time (6 pm ET)?Then I could watch it afterwards. Can't decide if I want to have the live blog open, or just do a media blackout and catch it when I get home.

crazyj2312

#38

crazyj2312 said:

I seriously hope for a Youtube app or internet update or something so I can watch more videos on my 3DS lol I like Nintendo Video but its so limited...

Spoony_Tech

#40

Spoony_Tech said:

@Token_Girl No that's 12pm here. You got your 3 hours backwards.

I don't go to work till 2 so I will park my behind right in front of the TV. Doesn't look like G4 is going to show it this year so I guess spike it is then. I'm on my phone so don't trust that as I missed the first 5 mins trying to get it to work last year.

PikaEd

#42

PikaEd said:

@FunkyMonkey
You do know that G4 isn't airing Nintendo's conference this year (but you can still catch it on SpikeTV).

Also, my body is most definitively ready.

Squashie

#43

Squashie said:

There appears to be a problem with the live stream! It states 'This video is private'.

3DS

#47

3DS said:

2 great things in one days! Nintendo E3 and a day off school! :D

Polaris

#48

Polaris said:

Why the why in the world would they make E3 during that time!? I'll be in school taking exams! I'm supposed to be doing an exam now but I'm on my phone.

Polaris

#49

Polaris said:

Why the why in the world would they make E3 during that time!? I'll be in school taking exams! I'm supposed to be doing an exam now but I'm on my phone.

Marks

#55

Marks said:

Yay! I am so happy, I've been waiting for this! Hopefully I'll have time to watch this after school and homework.

bboy2970

#58

bboy2970 said:

I'll be watching Nintendo's feed. I love Nintendo Life and everything but I love Nintendo themselves more :P I'm still keeping this tab opened though to occasionally click over to the live text. Just an hour and a half to go!!!

NintenHero

#59

NintenHero said:

My body is ready yo, let's rock. I hope we see get more Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing info thumbs up

JonWahlgrenAdmin

#65

JonWahlgren said:

Come oooooon, F-Zero!

Also hope to see some ZombiU gameplay. Cool trailer, but let's see some meat.

Kage_88

#67

Kage_88 said:

My internet is effing up...I can't watch videos at all :(

James, I expect a text update once every 5 miliseconds! I'm counting on ya!

Ichiban

#68

Ichiban said:

Lets do this guys!
Man I can't stop pacing, so excited & nervous!!
WII U BABY!!!!

antdickensAdmin

#69

antdickens said:

If you haven't noticed, comments show now automatically appear on the page without refreshing!

WiiLovePeace

#70

WiiLovePeace said:

@antdickens I just noticed when your comment popped up! Looks nice, I like it. Will this be a new feature for all the comment sections on articles from now on?

I'm pumped for Wii U! I can't wait to see what the do to totally own E3, though I hope they don't show too much blood & violence etc. since that isn't my thing. Go go Nintendo!

Whopper744

#71

Whopper744 said:

Ready to watch form work! :p Upload pics too if you can pleease ! :p
You guys do a good job.

kyuubikid213

#72

kyuubikid213 said:

You remember that picture that's floating around where Reggie, Miyamoto, and Iwata are all Zelda characters? That's how it is going to start.

Xiao_Pai

#73

Xiao_Pai said:

comes in wrapped in a blanket and with some drink with that morning look and sits in the corner

HeroOfCybertron

#78

HeroOfCybertron said:

Is it confirmed that the conference will be about an (at least that's what I read somewhere) hour? The conference starts at 12 eastern and I have work at 1:30 so if it's longer than an hour I will have to miss the last part of it.

Lunapplebloom

#79

Lunapplebloom said:

Huzzah, for streamed comments! I feel that Miyamoto will come out on stage with a WiiU Pad. Then stuff will fly out of it into the audience from the screen. :D

acelect24

#81

acelect24 said:

Why does it say "The broadcaster has cancelled this video" when I click on the video?

pixelman

#82

pixelman said:

@antdickens The YouTube stream doesn't appear to work on mobile (I'm on an iPad). :(

Edit: It'd also be nice to have the option to switch the order of comments to newest first and leave a comment at the top of the page instead scrolling all the way to the bottom, haha.

Captain_Hookey

#85

Captain_Hookey said:

for me, my father is returning from his (year-long) business trip, so i am staying home from school to greet him when he comes home. E3? well, that coincidentally is happening today! gonna watch

WingedSnagret

#88

WingedSnagret said:

I'm eating my lunch early so I don't have to watch on an empty stomach. And I'm still not sure if I'm going to watch it on here or the official site (probably both). But anyway, only 45 minutes left!

bboy2970

#91

bboy2970 said:

@RevolverLink: Oh yeah! Pikmin 3 is BY FAR the thing I am most excited to see! They have kept this sweet, beautiful game from us for much too long!!

acelect24

#92

acelect24 said:

Thanks James! I've been saying this to myself for a week, but now the time has come...MY BODY IS READY!

TheDreamingHawk

#93

TheDreamingHawk said:

I have Ness's baseball bat with me in case they announce a new starfox. If thay is announced, I may explode in happiness.

Oh, and Wario land for NA.

RevolverLink

#104

RevolverLink said:

My immense desire to see Pikmin 3 after 8 years of sad, desperate longing aside, I hope Nintendo will show us some 2D (not 2.5D) 3DS games this E3, like a Metroid 5, a Wario Land 5 (6?) or gasp a brand new side-scroller.

It's probably a longshot, but a man can dream.

CerealKiller528

#110

CerealKiller528 said:

With my new laptop on my lap(of course), McDonalds breakfast, orange juice and a comfortable neck pillow, you could say my body is ready.

zachts98

#111

zachts98 said:

show us a new game to wow us on 3ds!!!!!!! Maybe we will see the rumored SOUL CALIBUR 3DS

RevolverLink

#119

RevolverLink said:

StarTropics is a series I'd love to see Retro take on, but I doubt Nintendo would revive a franchise with such little name recognition.

OldBoy

#120

OldBoy said:

Not long now, can't wait!! Sod the queen ,this is the place to be :) Thanks for the day orf though Maam.

acelect24

#127

acelect24 said:

Hard to focus on a History class test for tomorrow when when the big N's conference is this close!

RevolverLink

#130

RevolverLink said:

I'm getting some WarioWare: Twisted! time in before the show, partly as an attempt to desensitize myself to the madness that will inevitably come during and after the Big N's press conference.

But also because it's still a really fun game.

Zwante

#138

Zwante said:

I´m now going to slice some lime for my Corona. I´ll chew some "potatoe screws" with the Corona. This is going to be a great fiesta!!!

TheDreamingHawk

#139

TheDreamingHawk said:

Ahh... 1000 ways to die is taking too long! I may throw Ness's baseball bat at the screen if they pull a surprise on us.

Kage_88

#152

Kage_88 said:

I'm drinking Mother to keep me wired.

Just after watching a news report saying energy drinks can kill you.

Wait...did my brain just twitch?

Zwante

#154

Zwante said:

StarDust; Thats great. I have 2 Coronas in the fridge. I LOVE this day.360 seconds left!!!

CanWizard

#157

CanWizard said:

anybody in NA super stoked to buy new play control Pikmin 2 next week? im gonna b all over that

WaveBoy

#162

WaveBoy said:

If my computer all of the sudden shuts down again, in this case during the E3 Presentation I'm going to scream! :o

TheDreamingHawk

#163

TheDreamingHawk said:

Now they are talking about video games causing health problems.. And a DK reference is in there. Nice irony, spikeTV.

WolfRamHeart

#176

WolfRamHeart said:

Ah, just like last year I got practically no sleep last night due to my excitement for this press conference. This is obviously the best way to do E3, on pure adrenaline. Bring it on Nintendo! :D

StarDust4Ever

#185

StarDust4Ever said:

I stayed up all night too. Couldn't sleep before this. People are pulling numbers minutes left out of ther bums.

JustAnotherUser

#186

JustAnotherUser said:

Guys!
My uncle who works for Nintendo has just told me that Nintendo are going to pull out of the hardware market and stat making .99c / 99P apps for iPhones!
This is totally legit!

_Joejoe_

#194

_Joejoe_ said:

Got a cup of hot chocolate, along with some gummy babies and cream soda in stock. This is the first e3 I'm watching live, I'm so excited!

StephenYap3

#205

StephenYap3 said:

Just give me news about NSMB 2, Mario Wii U, Paper Mario 3DS, and Animal Crossing 3DS and I'll be contented.

GreenDream

#281

GreenDream said:

"The camera will be used for a variety of applications, such as watching you while you sleep."

JustAnotherUser

#313

JustAnotherUser said:

I thought they were going to bring on Tara Strong there for a second :(
That would have been the best thing ever!

RevolverLink

#326

RevolverLink said:

I maintain my opinion that 5th Cell should've sent a free copy of Super Scribblenauts to everyone that bought the broken, incomplete mess that was the original game.

FluttershyGuy

#327

FluttershyGuy said:

NSMBU makes Wii U day one purchase for me (hope it's pack-in game). Mario side scroller at system launch (presumably). Ah, the good old days. Wonder if you can launch out of the slanted pipes, al a Super Mario World?

rjejr

#349

rjejr said:

Well it took 5 years but they now have a console nobody can laugh at. Darksiders 2 looks awesome.
Another U game w/o the Wii part, guess that's the new naming plan. Works for me.

rjejr

#388

rjejr said:

wow, 2 Marios and a luigi THIS YEAR? WiiU better have something good or everyone will be buying a 3DS instead.

Token_Girl

#389

Token_Girl said:

You could detail the slate, if the presentation writers had trimmed the fat from Reggie's script.

GreenDream

#395

GreenDream said:

Maybe with the Wii U Gamepad, we might finally see some "Counter-Operative" modes in games again, like back in Perfect Dark.

rjejr

#397

rjejr said:

Leys see, DC Universe, Lord of the Rings, or this crap. Which Lego game should I buy?

Token_Girl

#405

Token_Girl said:

The Ubisoft conference did a better job of showing off WiiU than the Nintendo one has so far. Hopefully things will start looking up!

RevolverLink

#411

RevolverLink said:

I'll probably buy all of those Mario games (Paper Mario Sticker Star, for sure), but I'm starting to get pretty burned out on the "New" Super Mario Bros. series. Not that I can blame Nintendo too much; they'd be foolish to ignore the sales numbers that series has put up.

FluttershyGuy

#413

FluttershyGuy said:

Also, where is Zelda: A Link to the Past redux Miyamoto keeps teasing? :( No 3DS Zelda makes me a sad pony. :(

rjejr

#418

rjejr said:

10 minutes left Reggie and NOBOBY BUT NOBDY is buying a WiiU at launch.
Pikmin 3 seems a long way off and a lot of other sutff is on the other consoles.
OMG they'e killing me.

GreenDream

#429

GreenDream said:

Do they really need padding from other conference showcases? This is just like Sony's conference last year X_X

rjejr

#438

rjejr said:

This better get much better real fast.
OK, here's the in the box game. Better be unbeleiavle.
Not Free Realms or Carnival Island but awesome.

Token_Girl

#441

Token_Girl said:

Yeah, def. looks like the pack-in (at least if they want people to own it). I guess, at least it's not an angry birds kinect clone.

Token_Girl

#444

Token_Girl said:

Whatever. They want to sell consoles, they just need to use the miiverse to create a pokemon mmo. Done.

GreenDream

#450

GreenDream said:

This is the sort of thing they should showcase tomorrow, not today...

Worst Nintendo conference in some years.

OldBoy

#451

OldBoy said:

Got to say I'm underwhelmed up to now. Hope they got something good at the end!!

RevolverLink

#461

RevolverLink said:

Nintendo Land sounds interesting, but did we really need to dedicate all of this time to the Luigi's Ghost Mansion mini-game?

Token_Girl

#470

Token_Girl said:

Hopefully they'll have an awesome closer...maybe a 3rd 2-d Mario game. Because there aren't enough of those releasing this year!

pastasauce

#473

pastasauce said:

New Nintendo first party ip- No
Any details on online infrastructure- No
No filler due to short length- 10 minutes of Arkham City

I am disappoint.
But they could make up for it with their other conferences.

GreenDream

#475

GreenDream said:

A few years ago, Reggie was all about kicking names and taking butt. Now hes all about Peace, Love, and cuddly Unicorns.

RevolverLink

#481

RevolverLink said:

Pikmin 3 is mai waifu, but I was kinda expecting more from Nintendo itself. Everything else from them was Nintendo Land and stuff we'd already seen already.

rjejr

#482

rjejr said:

so sad i;m practically crying. I see no reason to get 1 until Pikmin 3 which had no release date.

so epiccally totally disappointed.

Whopper744

#487

Whopper744 said:

ookaay....no real suprises at all...except for Nintendo Land which looks fun. But...that's it? Where is Zelda, or Star Fox, or Metroid, or F-Zero, or something...

OldBoy

#491

OldBoy said:

EPIC FAIL. Ah well guess it saves me some money. Ain't getting a WiiU after that!!
The good third party games I can already play on my 360 and the rest was just ,well.., rubbish. :(

bigpale

#498

bigpale said:

This performance managed to DECREASE my excitement for the system.

Going in, I was a day-one buy. Now...I'll wait.

GreenDream

#499

GreenDream said:

Shame on you, xenomaster! At least you can go through life knowing Reggie is a kinder, gentler Regginator.

Chunky_Droid

#504

Chunky_Droid said:

I think they needed to explain the Wii U in greater detail, they've already stated they're doing a separate software showcase, to which it sounds like they've got separate ones for both Wii U and 3DS, I reckon they'll show more there to be honest

Token_Girl

#505

Token_Girl said:

They shouldn't have broken their E3 up into 3 presentations. There was more than enough time for everything they had in that hour and a half. So much wasted space.

Yasume

#509

Yasume said:

I've seen all E3s since 2008. E3 2012 the worst one? Absolutely. They focused entirely on the casual crowd, so yeah I guess we all know how the Wii U is going to end up. What do we even need the new Pro controller for?

Oh, and why the heck did they put half of Ubisoft conference into this one. It's ridiculous. xD

Gameday

#511

Gameday said:

They cant talk about everything today but yea the show wasnt wowing like i expected. Well , we will see
.

Percentful

#513

Percentful said:

I didn't think it was that bad. Ending with that much NintendoLand wasn't particularly exciting, but they did announce some nice stuff before that.
And there's still the 3DS show tomorrow. And the round table tonight. So I'm not disappointed yet.

lord_hades

#518

lord_hades said:

worst E3 ever too much tell not enough show, barely any 1st party support besides pikmin 3, new super mario bros u, nintendo land and wii fit u. and i dont care about 3rd party were was the metroid the star fox, zelda or even a pilot wings resort u or something they didnt even show a real trailer for pikmin 3 or super mario bros u. hopefully tomorrows 3DS confrence will be better. but all i have to say i hope its gona be better next year

GreenDream

#522

GreenDream said:

Nintendo probably realized that almost no one ever makes brilliant use of their controllers anyways, so they didn't bother going with their REAL E3 2012 plan. There's always next year to come out of hiding...

Kage_88

#523

Kage_88 said:

Well that was...underwhelming. I was hoping for a tease of Starfox, F-Zero, Zelda or a new 3D Mario.

Still, I won't pass too harsh a judgement until the whole shebang is officially over tomorrow.

However, I will say that NintendoLand could be a lot better than it seems. I found myself oddly drawn to it.

I just hope we get a hint of Wii U price, dat and launch games sooner rather than later.

MariosLoveChild

#525

MariosLoveChild said:

I thought nintendo wanted to go after the core gamers again, based on that its going to be a lot of mini game party crap again! sure there will be a few core games to begin with, but i don't think thats gonna last very long.

Whopper744

#531

Whopper744 said:

I could care less about all the dance and sing games. Where the heck was our first party games?!?! Saw an awesome Zelda demo last year, and then got to now, a whole year later, and no first party suprises at all?!?! Besides Nintendoland anyway.

Henmii

#533

Henmii said:

Well, it was utter rubbish! No Retro studio's project, No Starfox, No Metroid, No 3DS Zelda, No new 3D Mario, No new DK, No new Nintendo IP (Unless you consider Nintendo land as a new IP)! They did show Pikmin 3 though, but that is sadly not my cup of tea!

So far Rayman legends looks the most promising, and it's Wii u exclusive! Zombi u also looked nice, but it's just another zombie game.

Wii u hasn't convinced me at all! Last years Nintendo conference was much better!

GreenDream

#535

GreenDream said:

I don't think even Reggie's body is going to ready for all the people whining about the Wii U Revolution of Mini-Games!

bigpale

#538

bigpale said:

I mean, if the WiiU was coming out NEXT year, then fine.

But this sucker is dropping in 5 months. Where is Retro Studios? This is the biggest stage to show off games before the holiday release. Unless there's a special Nintendo-only conference (like a Spaceworld) that I'm missing...

c0ldfire16

#539

c0ldfire16 said:

WHHHHYYYYYY would they waste time showcasing A DANCING GAME, A SINGING GAME at the conference!? What a slap in the face to everyone

McGruber

#540

McGruber said:

Dissapointed here. Wanted to see at least one hardcore Nintendo title like Metroid or Star Fox or F Zero or SOMETHING we didn't know about! Sigh...

PixelatedPixie

#542

PixelatedPixie said:

If it was there intention to sell core gamers on the Wii U, I can only say they failed. The decision to spend so much time on Arkham (a game which has been available for months on other platforms), Just Dance 4, and a Luigi's Mansion minigame (which is basically Pac-man VS) seems flawed to me.

I thought Pikmin 3 looked cool, ZombiU looked ok, and NSMBU looked...well...like a NSMB game. The console comes out in a few months time though, and if this is the best they've got for launch then I think will be taking a wait and see approach.

AVahne

#543

AVahne said:

The show was pretty disappointing :/
Hope that the 3DS showing is MUCH better.

DRLAdmin

#544

DRL said:

GameTrailers unveiling a new WiiU game from a major developer in just a few minutes...

GreenDream

#545

GreenDream said:

Microsoft and Sony probably infiltrated Nintendo, assassinated the coordinator of the real E3 2012 plan, set up a trained body double, and set them up with this junk.

Ryno

#549

Ryno said:

31112

#551
d-lister said:

GameTrailers unveiling a new WiiU game from a major developer in just a few minutes...

Could it actually be something I actually would want to buy a Wii U for?
F-Zero? Star Fox?

WolfRamHeart

#552

WolfRamHeart said:

And I thought the worst thing that I would see at E3 this year was that performance by Usher. Boy was I wrong. :P

Mikau94

#554

Mikau94 said:

Well.... That was a letdown. We needed at least one of the following for this to be considered a success, Zelda, Metroid, or Starfox.

Capt_N

#556

Capt_N said:

Now that I'm off the hype, I am a little unimpressed, but it's not over yet. I do wonder if the WU will be Wii all over again, in terms of the type of audience Nintendo is aiming for? Maybe they think the "hardcore" will, or have already, dismiss the WU from the getgo, due to currently the assumption being only so much more powerful, than current gen hardware?

RevolverLink

#558

RevolverLink said:

Thank goodness for Pikmin 3, otherwise this would be right there with 2008's Animal Crossing: City Port and Wii Music horror show.

Although, to be fair, that one didn't have the expectations of a new console blowout on its shoulders...

Ernest_The_Crab

#559

Ernest_The_Crab said:

Eh? I'm not too surprised. They probably wanted to save all of their game related stuff for the other two conferences.

This one seems more for showing 3rd party goodwill and social related stuff for the console. I'm guessing they want to leave all of the surprises until the other two conferences.

They could have balanced it better, unless of course they have a TON of games to talk about.

GreenDream

#560

GreenDream said:

The design documents of all the good games got hidden in Reggie's boxer shorts drawer of his dresser.

StarDust4Ever

#566

StarDust4Ever said:

I can't believe this. Disappointing to say the least. I sincerely hope NintendoLand is bundled like Wii Sports was. I actually flipped the bird at the screen at one point. Sad. One thing I am thankful for is the fact that you can use 2 Wii-U pads simultaneously, but I'm sick of seeing trailer after trailer. I'm still planning on buying Wii-U, but if the lineup sucks, I may consider waiting a bit.

FOREST_RANGER

#567

FOREST_RANGER said:

Just wondering, but why the disappointment (besides pacing)? Seemed pretty legit, although I don't usually see the E3.

AVahne

#568

AVahne said:

@Joshers744
Wait for the software presentation. Today was ONLY for just over-explaining the Wii U. Tomorrow is when the better stuff SHOULD be shown. For both Wii U and 3DS.

GreenDream

#570

GreenDream said:

If you saw E3 2010, you know that Nintendo knows how to put on an E3... just not this year

WiiLovePeace

#573

WiiLovePeace said:

Wow what an epic fail of an E3 :'( No massive explosion showmanship, no epic new game reveals, nothing. I'm excited about LEGO City Undercover though, that looks fun :)

Twilight_Crow

#575

Twilight_Crow said:

Well that show was just average. Only a tad better than Sony imo. We knew Mario is comming yay, Pimkmin 3, cool. The machine looks good for me to get it for the Nintendo games and a few third party stuff (Rayman Legends woot). I'm not dying to get it though.

The highlight of the show? Harley Quinn (Tara Strong)!! Now, that is the only part that made me wow. :D

Xiao_Pai

#580

Xiao_Pai said:

Didn't Nintendo say at the beginning that an hour wouldn't be enough to show off everything for the Wii U? >.>
E3 is still happening, they might still have some games to announce later on.

Capt_N

#583

Capt_N said:

I've got to watch the portions of the presentation I missed. As of right now, I still will get WU, just not at launch, or near it. I had to leave @ Harley Quinn/Tara Strong. I came back at NintendoLand.

SullKid

#584

SullKid said:

What exactly have they been doing since last E3? Wii U was gonna be day one but now I'll think twice about buying it at all.

JustAnotherUser

#586

JustAnotherUser said:

Well...
That was disappointing.
I like the concept of NintendoLand though.
I was expecting to see the syste software and first party title announcements. Like Zelda... for Wii U and 3DS...

Best parts:
Pikmin 3
New Super Mario Bros. U (Should have been called 'New Super Mario World') / New Super Mario Bros. 2
My Body is ready
Recording of Tara Strong
ZombiU
Paper Mario
NintendoLand (Different name)
Batman Arkham City

I don't like the new play style of Paper Mario... at all.

steveex

#588

steveex said:

Do we really need two NSMB games. Metroid, Zelda or a new IP would be more appropriate, It seems like Nintendo are making the same mistake as with the 3DS, depending on 3rd parties to deliver the content.

GCNSean

#591

GCNSean said:

Wow, a lot of negative comments. I was happy with what they showed... You can only fit so much in a 1 hour presentation... Nintendo will show off a ton of stuff between now and launch... Pikmin 3 looks great, Nintendo Land will be the next Wii Sports... I LOVE Arkham City so I like the new stuff... Zombie U looks cool...

PuzzleMaster7

#592

PuzzleMaster7 said:

I hope the 3ds presentation is more exciting. There needs to be more relesase dates and more information over big franchises on the Wii U such as Zelda and SSB, too.

Xilef

#593

Xilef said:

Some new games are starting to show up on the E3 website. Nothing major though.

she_gamer

#594

she_gamer said:

Hey!! Wait Wait Wait, I just remembered something good! WiiU officially supports two Gamepads. That actually made me clap.

Still can't believe I waited a year for a couple seconds of extra Paper Mario footage though. Sigh.

CowLaunch

#595

CowLaunch said:

Did Ubisoft buy a majority stake in Nintendo? Worst E3 I've ever seen. A 'New Coke' moment for Nintendo, ruining a recognized brand and a good recipe. It was like seeing your favorite band playing their new s*** rather than classics. And then puking on stage and ending the show early.

NintendoLand looks like a nauseating stroll through Jackson's garish Neverland.

That Luigi's Mansion mulitplayer was just Pacman! Shameful.

I wasn't planning on getting a Wii U, but I still didn't deserve to see that.

Samholy

#597

Samholy said:

im not sure what to think of nintendo's E3... somehow, i feel like the Wii is repeating itself. outdated technology with weird control device.
depending on the price, i will probably end up skipping it like i did with the Wii. too bad nintendo.

at least, the 3DS rules and dominates !!!!

GCNSean

#598

GCNSean said:

Project P100 looks pretty cool (Platinum Games).. They just showed it on Spike TV...

DerpSandwich

#600

DerpSandwich said:

There might still be more to show, but I don't see why they would hold off on a major reveal until AFTER the show. :(

StreetRat

#601

StreetRat said:

I honestly enjoyed the show. There was nothing thoroughly disappointing like the other shows, and frankly, Nintendoland looks like a ton of fun.

Mario500

#602

Mario500 said:

When I heard and saw the name "NintendoLand" during the press conference, the World Wide Web site of the same name came to mind. After the press conference, I tried to visit the site to view its message boards, but got an error message due to a large amount of Internet traffic. I managed to access the message boards a few minutes later.

I have a feeling after today's press conference Reggie Fils-Aime will be referenced by the nickname "the Puppetmaster" very often by members of the public and folks within Nintendo of America after he was given that name during the presentation of the Just Dance 4 game. This would be like Hiroshi Yamauchi (the former president of Nintendo of Japan) being nicknamed "Mother Brain" (after the Metroid character) within the company.

I was reminded of the voice of Tara Strong during the presentation for Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition. I wonder if that was her performing as the character Harley Quinn.

StreetRat

#603

StreetRat said:

One more thing: People, stop complaining about the lack of Metroid. It was totally there! Just go watch the footage of Halo 4's single player. It's obviously Metroid Prime.

Justaguest

#604

Justaguest said:

i am bored. I dont wanna hear about mario for months. althou yea im little excited about paper mario. scriblenauts.. i played the first one and its enough. i dont think there is need for another one. I really like zombieU - controls seem really original. id love to try gamepad as inventory or scanner:).

GreenDream

#605

GreenDream said:

@Mario500: I dunno, Yamauchi was indeed a brutal leader, but he didn't screw around with making sure Nintendo made good games. Reggie doesn't seem like such a cold-hearted, hot-headed tactician.

PuzzleMaster7

#606

PuzzleMaster7 said:

Here's my top 3ds list for tomorrow
*Luigi's Mansion 2
*Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney
*Professor Layton 5
*Pikmin 3
*New Zelda
*New Metroid

BattleBorn

#607

BattleBorn said:

I waited 350+ days so I could say "I don't want a Wii U. At all."

I won't call it the worst conference ever, but it seriously undercut their supposed desire to attract the core audience. The core audence will want more than late third-party ports and a select few Ubisoft original games. Where was Retro's project?

They are well on their way to a repeat of the 3DS launch, I'm afraid.

pariah164

#608

pariah164 said:

Am I the only one who was pleased with the presentation? I loved every moment! To all the fans griping about no Zelda, we got Skyward Sword less than a year ago! Calm down.

Samholy

#609

Samholy said:

,no heroes of ruin presentation neither. its coming soon yeah, but square should have taken advantage of this. no ?

GreenDream

#611

GreenDream said:

I actually did enjoy the beginning of the show, with Miyamoto and Pikmin, the introduction of the exclusive version of Arkham City, and the 3D demo of the Wii U Gamepad. That was a good starting point. It all went downhill from there, though...

Capt_N

#613

Capt_N said:

I enjoyed what I seen of the show. I just think it could have been a little better. I'm probably still gonna get a WU, but not necessarily right away. I still have to watch the portions I missed. W/ that in mind, I might like more of what I see.

yobucky

#614

yobucky said:

Hot Damn! If E3 was a game, nintendo just won hands down. Did they announce a release date for the Wii U? If so I must have missed that.

LittleKing

#615

LittleKing said:

I was expecting Nintendo to pull off a more impressive presentation. Not much new information was given in the way of the system (pricing, release date) or the software (we already knew about everything presented). Still, the existing software looks solid (Paper Mario Sticker Star, Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, NSMB2, NSMBU) and we did get some Pikmin 3 info, so the presentation wasn't too bad. Just average, IMO.

Nintendaholic

#619

Nintendaholic said:

Guys it may of been bad but how could nintendo making a mistake of not showing many games make you not want a wii u anymore

Henmii

#623

Henmii said:

I laughed at the gigantic EA collaboration, because it was non-existent (as I already expected)!!

JettiBlue

#624

JettiBlue said:

OMG I am soooo underwhelmed!!!!!
I waited a year for this presentation......................
Pikmin 3, Mario U, that's it???
Where are the big guns, Nintendo???
At least show SOME footage of upcoming big titles.....
And where was the proper showing of how Pikmin and Mario use the controller? The world is sceptical and needs convincing.
Most games rather suggest Wii, than something new. We've all seen this before.
What a bad presentation

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