E3 2009 News

News: No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle Is "Nearly Finished"

No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle Is "Nearly Finished"

Grasshopper's oddball sequel to be shown off at E3 in video form only

Although Suda51's bizarre "Johnny Knoxville with a lightsaber" concept for No More Heroes divided players between those who thought it was divinely inspired, and others who thought it hellishly contrived, it obviously did well enough for developers Grasshopper...

News: New Lord of the Rings Game is, You Know, For Kids

New Lord of the Rings Game is, You Know, For Kids

Warner Bros. turns the cute factor up to eleven

As you may already be aware, EA's ownership of the LotR movie licence has recently expired and the rights have now reverted to Warner Bros. Given the nature of the subject matter one would naturally assume that Warner would play it safe and create an epic action adventure with lots of orc-slaying and plenty of gore; after all, this is a property based..

News: UPDATE! New Features Rumored For Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

UPDATE! New Features Rumored For Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Online mode may be added for western versions; European release also confirmed!

That issue of Nintendo Power that spilled the beans on Tatsunoko vs. Capcom's US release still has a few tricks up it's sleeve, if articles do in fact have sleeves. According to producer Ryota Niitsuma, new stuff is going in. Hooray! Stuff like possible new characters, a tentative release window (winter-ish) and the..

News: High Voltage To Reveal New IP At E3

High Voltage To Reveal New IP At E3

Promise to deliver experiences "beyond jaw-dropping."

High Voltage Software, behind the much-touted FPS The Conduit, are busy, busy bees. So busy, in fact, that before they've even released one retail Wii game, they're already working on more. "I won't say much about our new property until we unveil it at E3," said High Voltage Software chief creative officer Eric Nofsinger. "But I..

News: Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Coming to US, Says Nintendo Power

Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Coming to US, Says Nintendo Power

Latest issue of Nintendo Power spills the beans on Capcom's elusive fighter.

U.S. fighting fans and non-Japanese speakers, rejoice, as the Japan-exclusive Capcom fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom may grace your non-modded console yet! A scan from the latest issue of Nintendo Power via Kotaku via a NeoGAF poster reveals that the game is indeed breaking out of the motherland. Presumably the game will keep..

News: Don't Toss Those Old Controllers Yet

Don't Toss Those Old Controllers Yet

Adapter announced that will allow you to use your old Nintendo pads on Wii

Sometimes, you come across a Virtual Console game that you just don't think fits snugly onto a Classic controller or a GameCube pad. I've had this problem with Sin and Punishment myself; I hate the Cube controller for it, and the Classic feels weird to me with it's too-close nubs. Peripheral company Innex thinks it may have..

News: Rampant Speculation: IGN Teases New 'Hardcore' Title

Rampant Speculation: IGN Teases New 'Hardcore' Title

It's blurry, but it's apparently 'mature'

Here's one to keep you up at night: Matt Casamassina over at IGN has teased on his blog of a new, exclusive, ground-up Wii game with a very blurry picture. I'm not a photographic scientist or anything -- not sure the profession even exists, and if not, it should -- but at the very least, there seems to be a...

News: Nibris Teases 'E3 2009'

Nibris Teases 'E3 2009'

Honest-to-goodness Sadness info coming?

Man, E3 this year is set to be massive. Not only will we (hopefully) be getting some more info and debuts of some (hopefully) bangin' new Ninty Wii and DSi titles and third-party efforts, like two new games from High Voltage Software, the LA Convention Center promises to shed some light on the dark Sadness. GoNintendo has uncovered Polish developer Nibris'..

News: Reggie: We’ll Be Better at E3 This Year

Reggie: We’ll Be Better at E3 This Year

Nintendo hoping to make amends for 2008's dire performance

E3 2008 wasn’t a particularly good one for Nintendo. Sure, the company was riding high in the sales charts but the limp presentation (which was essentially geared towards the casual gamer) did little to appease dedicated fans – and after all, they would have been the ones watching. You think your average soccer mom has even heard of E3?..

News: Dunaway: No E3 Snowboarding This Time

Dunaway: No E3 Snowboarding This Time

NOA exec says it will be ‘all about the games’

Last year’s Nintendo E3 press conference was mildly painful to experience. Cammie Dunaway, NOA’s executive VP of sales and marketing, made a somewhat misguided attempt to ‘sell’ the Balance Board, and ended up looking a bit silly. Dunaway is back for this year’s event, but you’ll be glad to know she will resist the urge to replicate the..

News: Former King of Kong to Appear at E3

Former King of Kong to Appear at E3

Steve Wiebe to make another record attempt this year

For those of you that haven’t seen the brilliant King of Kong yet, stop reading this post, grab your coat and run down to your DVD store. Purchase the film, watch it, and then resume reading. Done that? Good. Steve Wiebe – the ‘good guy’ of the movie who triumphed by beating the ‘evil guy’ Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong world record..