E3 2009 News

News: Iwata: We Need To Raise Our Game at E3

Iwata: We Need To Raise Our Game at E3

Head honcho admits Nintendo needs to improve their media briefings

E3 for Nintendo this year was seen by most people as far better than last year's effort, but despite showcasing Super Mario Galaxy 2 and revealing Metroid: Other M, Satoru Iwata feels that there is still room for improvement. As for the media briefing at E3, of course we had many internal discussions after that. Honestly speaking,..

News: Reggie: The Future Is Now

Reggie: The Future Is Now

Nintendo's American boss finds Microsoft and Sony's new tech 'ironic'

In a recent interview with Kotaku president of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime passed a few choice comments on some of E3's big developments, most notably Microsoft's Project Natal and Sony's 'Wand' controller: We have been very familiar with that technology. have personally seen a lot of iterations of similar technology..

Podcast: Episode 4 - E3 Spectacular

Episode 4 - E3 Spectacular

Well, spectacular in an aural sense, you understand.

E3 may have been and gone but that doesn't mean we're done with it, here at Nintendo Life. Quite the opposite, in fact! We've crammed all the most interesting and exciting E3-related news and announcements into one handy bite-sized podcast, perfect for catching up on anything you might have missed in the free-for-all that always surrounds E3..

News: Sony And Microsoft Suffering From Wii-nis Envy?

Sony And Microsoft Suffering From Wii-nis Envy?

Copycat motion control systems don't impress industry analyst

Where would we be with expert analysts telling us what to think, eh? Take Wedbush Morgan chappie Michael Pachter, for example. Following Microsoft and Sony's recently unveiling of motion control systems at this year's E3, Pachter has waded in with his own viewpoint on all this technological advancement: This year’s E3 again focused on..

News: Miyamoto Unconcerned By Rival Motion Control Systems

Miyamoto Unconcerned By Rival Motion Control Systems

Sony and Microsoft's attempts 'lack depth', says Mario's dad

This year's E3 was an interesting one for fans of motion-controlled gaming. Not only did Sony unveil it's PS3 'wand' controller, Microsoft went one better with Natal, which doesn't use a controller at all. Naturally, one might wonder what Nintendo - the company that started this particular revoluition - is thinking right now. The BBC..

News: Online Play And New Characters (Un)confirmed For Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom

Online Play And New Characters (Un)confirmed For Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom

Capcom press release inadvertently lets slip on possible new features for North American release

Capcom's plans to release the Wii-exclusive all-star versus fighter Tatsunoko vs. Capcom in North America and beyond must have been the worst-kept secret of this year's E3, with websites and blogs reporting the news days in advance. The official press release that coincided with the expo, however,..

News: Steve Wiebe Fails To Crack Donkey Kong Record At E3

Steve Wiebe Fails To Crack Donkey Kong Record At E3

Legendary gaming icon still manages to clock a respectable 989,400 points, though

Algebra teacher and King of Kong star Steve Wiebe has failed in his attempt to wrestle the Donkey Kong world high score record from current champion Billy Mitchell. Wiebe made his attempt live at E3, where he had three attempts and chalked up a best score of 989,400 points - which in practically any arcade in the..

News: Metroid: Other M - Will Samus Get Sexy?

Metroid: Other M - Will Samus Get Sexy?

Is our favourite space bounty hunter about to shed her suit?

When Nintendo revealed that the next instalment in the massively popular Metroid series would be a collaboration with Japanese 'tits and ass' experts Team Ninja, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Those eyebrows were soon lowered when the trailer started rolling, which displays what...

News: New Wii Zelda Artwork Leaked?

New Wii Zelda Artwork Leaked?

Is this is image that Miyamoto showed behind closed doors at E3?

A new Wii Zelda wasn't mentioned during Nintendo's E3 conference - much to the dismay of fanboys the world over. However, Shigeru Miyamoto later held meetings with the press behind closed doors, where he revealed that work is indeed happening on Link's latest adventure. Nothing was shown other than a piece of concept artwork,..

News: Classic Controller Pro Heading West?

Classic Controller Pro Heading West?

Nintendo's new Classic Controller spotted at E3.

A while ago, it was announced that Japan would be getting a new Classic Controller. This still hasn't happened - it'll be released in August, and they've already announced a differently coloured one for release on the same day - but it's apparently already clear that it will be released elsewhere as well. The Classic Controller Pro has been spotted..

News: Nintendo DSiWare Promo Video

Nintendo DSiWare Promo Video

Nintendo looks to show off some of their first-party DSiWare titles.

Nintendo didn't want to ignore their new DSiWare service at E3, so they put together a promo video to show off some of their upcoming first-party DSiWare titles. Now a few of these games have already seen a release on the DSiWare service, but the video does show a bit of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! as well as the..

News: Miyamoto Keeps Check On The Opposition

Miyamoto Keeps Check On The Opposition

Nintendo's number one gets up close and personal with the PSP Go at E3

No matter how proud you are of your own achievements, there's nothing wrong with checking out what the competition has to offer. That's clearly the thinking of Nintendo game design guru Shigeru Miyamoto as he was recently spotted getting intimate with Sony's shiny new PSP Go handheld. The new device is basically a redesigned PSP..

News: More Than One Metroid In The Pipeline?

More Than One Metroid In The Pipeline?

Metroid series director confirms existence of another Samus-based adventure

Rumours regarding an all-new side-scrolling Metroid adventure have been doing the rounds pretty much since Metroid Prime 3: Corruption hit store shelves. Entitled Metroid Dread, this near-mythical game seemed to come into focus after Nintendo revealed Metroid: Other M at this year's E3. Other M - which has been in..

E3 2009: Wii Vitality Sensor is Revealed

Wii Vitality Sensor is Revealed

Nintendo - inventing ways to play that you never knew you wanted.

If like Master Higgins you find yourself constantly running low on vitality then this might be a must-have Wii Remote add-on for you. For everyone else it might seem a little pointless. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed the contraption at this year’s E3 but he neglected to reveal what application it would be used for, he..

News: Miyamoto: Why Pikmin 3 Was Absent From E3 This Year

Miyamoto: Why Pikmin 3 Was Absent From E3 This Year

We're still working on it: honest guvnor!

With all the excitement at E3 this year surrounding the new Super Mario games and Team Ninja’s take on Metroid it would be easy to forget about Shigsy’s plans for Pikmin 3. Could it be that the project has been forgotten about? Thankfully the good fellows over at Kotaku were able to get a bit of one on one time with the famed producer yesterday at E3 to..

News: Miyamoto: Mario Galaxy 2 Is All-New, Baby

Miyamoto: Mario Galaxy 2 Is All-New, Baby

Famed developer promises some cool new features in freshly-announced sequel

Speaking behind closed doors at E3, Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is based on "about 90 percent" new content. Speaking about the development of the original title, Miyamoto said: There was so much more gameplay we weren't able to use, and we were a little disappointed. So we thought what..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii To Feature Gamer Assistance?

New Super Mario Bros. Wii To Feature Gamer Assistance?

Miyamoto lets it slip in E3 interview

Last year, it was reported that Nintendo had filed a patent for an in-game system that would make its titles easier for less-experienced players. As time passed the patent was largely forgotten about - until now. The intention of this concept is to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy Nintendo's games. This basically means that both younger and older..

News: New Wii Zelda Game in the Works

New Wii Zelda Game in the Works

Famed game designer Shigeru Miyamoto sits down and talks about some of Nintendo's upcoming titles, including a new Wii Zelda title.

Shigeru Miyamoto has held a roundtable session to speak to the media regarding some of his own personal projects so we thought we'd talk about some of the highlights here. Miyamoto-san is quite excited about New Super...

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 E3 Trailer

Super Mario Galaxy 2 E3 Trailer

Check out Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2 in action!

One of the biggest announcements to come out of the Nintendo camp at E3 had to be the announcement that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was coming to the Wii in 2010. Most of us assumed a new Super Mario game was coming, but it took some of us off guard a bit that it was an actual Super Mario Galaxy sequel. The game takes quite a few ideas from classic..

News: Metroid: Other M E3 Trailer

Metroid: Other M E3 Trailer

Check out Team Ninja's upcoming Metroid title in action!

While we don't have much to go on, we were able to get our hands on the official E3 trailer for Team Ninja's very own Metroid: Other M Wii title. We've also uploaded three promo screenshots of the game in action as well. Below is a snippet taken from the official Nintendo press kit for the game as well as the E3 trailer. Nintendo showcased a..