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E3 2012: LEGO City Undercover Exposed

LEGO City Undercover Exposed

Mystery solved

Last year's LEGO City Stories is now LEGO City Undercover, and judging from the first gameplay trailer below it could be quite special. The open world genre might be the preserve of the more adult titles these days, but LEGO City Undercover keeps things distinctly family-friendly by having you solve crimes instead of committing them...

E3 2012: SiNG is Nintendo's All-Singing, All-Dancing Wii U Game

SiNG is Nintendo's All-Singing, All-Dancing Wii U Game

So it might be good

Wii was heaven for people who like singing and dancing games, and it looks like Nintendo wants to keep that trend rolling with SiNG (temporary title) on Wii U. Developed by FreeStyleGames (the DJ Hero people) it's a cross between karaoke and dancing. The Wii U GamePad displays lyrics during karaoke, and can be used as an audio...

E3 2012: Paper Mario: Sticker Star Shots and Details

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Shots and Details

Sticker round

After a long wait, Nintendo finally brought Paper Mario: Sticker Star out of the cupboard and slapped a holiday release date on the box. Mario's thin adventure has a sticky addition with — predictably — stickers, which can be used both in and out of battle. Intelligent Systems — surely having a busy time with Game & Wario in...

E3 2012: Iwata Asks Eguchi About Wii U

Iwata Asks Eguchi About Wii U

The ideals of Wii U

Satoru Iwata has conducted another of his famous Iwata Asks interviews. The lucky guy on the receiving end of the questions this time is one Katsuya Eguchi, the general software producer of Wii U. Eguchi is perhaps best known as the creator of Animal Crossing and the producer of Wii Sports. During the 18 minute chat, Eguchi...

E3 2012: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Shots and Details

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Shots and Details

Boo

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is finally coming to 3DS this holiday season, and while there's no new trailer to share with you we do have some new screenshots and details to share with you. There'll be multiple mansions to explore, each with unique ghosts and puzzles to solve. It's out for 3DS before Christmas. Ghostly Adventures Await in...

E3 2012: Pikmin 3 Wii U Trailer is Plucky

Pikmin 3 Wii U Trailer is Plucky

But one-player only

We finally saw Pikmin 3 today, and now you can relive that moment below. Shigeru Miyamoto's garden simulator comes to HD for the first time with four new leaders, but sadly it's only a single-player experience, a missed opportunity considering the potential for co-operative play. Still, after years of waiting, at least we have...

E3 2012: Nintendo Land's Zelda Game Has Us in Stitches

Nintendo Land's Zelda Game Has Us in Stitches

Link's never looked cuter

Nintendo Land combines several key Nintendo franchises — Zelda, Animal Crossing and more — into a theme park-style minigame compilation. Each title has its own new graphical style, and the super-cutesy hand-stitched Zelda game certainly tickles our fancy. The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest game features archery and...

E3 2012: Game & Wario is Like Wario Ware, But On Wii U

Game & Wario is Like Wario Ware, But On Wii U

He's-a gonna ween

Nintendo just pulled the cover off Game & Wario (temporary title), a Wii U compilation that's like WarioWare blended with Game & Watch. The title's minigames use only the Wii U GamePad, so we'll hopefully see some very smart uses of that new touch screen controller. One screenshot shows Jimmy, on skis, in HD. What more do...

E3 2012: LEGO City Undercover Infiltrates Wii U, 3DS

LEGO City Undercover Infiltrates Wii U, 3DS

Building blocks

LEGO City Undercover is essentially Grand Theft Auto LEGO. Consider it bought. Rather than causing trouble, you'll be stopping crime as a blocky cop. It looks to play up the parody factor quite high: we spied The Matrix, some very OTT takes on kung fu action films and the ability to build up a very familiar green pipe. Once known...

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Jumps onto 3DS 19th August

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Jumps onto 3DS 19th August

Get your fire flowers ready

Hold onto your hats: New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be coming to Nintendo 3DS in the US on 19th August. The latest pillar of the 2D Mario revival was scheduled at Nintendo's E3 press conference. We'll learn more about the game tomorrow at a show just for 3DS tomorrow night. It'll be broadcast live on e3.nintendo.com at 6pm...

E3 2012: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon to Launch This Christmas

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon to Launch This Christmas

Multiple mansions await Mario's bro

Nintendo has confirmed that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - which has a new subtitle in the form of Dark Moon - will be putting the willies up 3DS owners this Christmas. A sequel to the GameCube launch title Luigi's Mansion, Dark Moon features more ghost-busting action, but this time Luigi has more than one building...

E3 2012: Wii Fit U Will Burn the Fat

Wii Fit U Will Burn the Fat

Is your body ready?

Wii Fit was a phenomenal success on Wii, and Nintendo is aiming to bring keen exercise-enthusiasts to Wii U. Wii Fit U will make use of the GamePad on occasion, and the good-old Wii Balance Board will get more living room time. There's some new exercises, of course, and the GamePad will also be used to carry on with the game...

E3 2012: Mass Effect 3 Lands On Wii U

Mass Effect 3 Lands On Wii U

Normandy X Nintendo

Mass Effect 3 has been announced for Wii U. EA's space epic was included in a third party games reel. We're unsure as yet if there are any enhancements for the Nintendo version; we're sure we'll find out soon. Are you interesting in boarding the Normandy on Wii U?

E3 2012: Scribblenauts Unlimited Drawn Into Wii U and 3DS

Scribblenauts Unlimited Drawn Into Wii U and 3DS

Fantabulistic

The Scribblenauts series had two entries on DS, earning praise for its creativity and charm. It's been confirmed that the series is coming not only to 3DS, but also in glorious HD on Wii U with Scribblenauts Unlimited. It'll include a multiplayer mode, with one player customising the characters and objects on the GamePad while the...

E3 2012: Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition Swoops Onto Wii U

Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition Swoops Onto Wii U

Back in bat

Batman will be swooping onto Wii U in expanded form in Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition. This is no quick port: Wii U GamePad will be used to access Detective Mode to scan the room, or mess around with The Bat's extensive tool belt. The Batarang can be remote controlled with the GamePad's gyroscopes. You can also hold the controller...

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. U Hopping Onto Wii U

New Super Mario Bros. U Hopping Onto Wii U

Miiverse will be a big part

Nintendo has confirmed New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, boasting that it will be the first social Mario game, making significant use of Miiverse. The trailer showed Yoshi, a flying 'squirrel' suit, and there's once again an emphasis on co-op multiplayer with Wii Remotes, while there's also a 'boost' mode that brings the...

E3 2012: Wii U Supports Two GamePads

Wii U Supports Two GamePads

Double the fun

Good news, multiplayers: Wii U supports two GamePads. During Nintendo's E3 press conference, Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the system will be able to use two GamePads at once. The frame rate, however, will be halved when using two. That'll be one less person complaining of being left with a Wii Remote. Are you glad that Nintendo...