E3 2011 News

Feature: The Best Moments of E3 2011

The Best Moments of E3 2011

It was a very good year

We're seven days away from E3 2012. That's seven days until we see Nintendo's full vision for Wii U, the next round of 3DS games and how our next year of Nintendo gaming is going to look. It's the most exciting time of the year, and it's nearly upon us. Last year was pretty exciting too. We saw Wii U for the first time, got...

News: Iwata Admits E3 Wii U Reveal was Earlier Than Planned

Iwata Admits E3 Wii U Reveal was Earlier Than Planned

A necessary evil

Rumours of Nintendo's new console started circulating before E3, and the system's basic concept leaked out long before Reggie Fils-Aime rolled the tape. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata spoke to investors recently and admitted that the console's big reveal E3 was a little earlier than then company would have liked. Iwata revealed that although the worldwide interest in what Nintendo..

First Impressions: Kirby Wii

Kirby Wii

Kirby sucks once again

Although Kirby's Epic Yarn was a wonderful experience, there were a lot of diehard Kirby fans who we're a bit put off by its radically-different visual style and gameplay scheme. Now Nintendo is sending Kirby back to his roots and bringing back not only the familiar visual stylings fans have grown to love over the years, but also the classic gameplay system as well. From the..

E3 2011: Reader Questions

Reader Questions

Your E3 questions answered

Well the E3 2011 show is in the books and now we thought it might be a good time to sit down and answer some of your questions about what transpired at the show and what we can expect in the coming months as Nintendo gets set to launch their brand new Wii U console next year. So without further ado, let's get to it. Have any games actually been confirmed for Wii U or is..

First Impressions: Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U

Taking Nintendo's new console for a spin

After seeing the Wii U and its touchpad controller revealed at Nintendo's E3 Press Conference, it was difficult to get an idea of what the system would hold from a gaming perspective. Sure, the visual power looked good and the controller itself featured a wide array of control functionality, but getting a feel for what the system could do from a practical..

News: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Trailer now Recruited

Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Trailer now Recruited

We scouted it for you

With the hustle and bustle of E3 dying down, it's time to catch up on something unrelated to Wii U and 3DS, as we bring you the trailer of the latest instalment in the Dragon Quest Monsters series. The second title in the spin-off series ― Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 will see players scouting and collecting monsters as they build their ultimate battling team. Scouting..

News: Pachter: Wii U is Too Late, 'Dumbest Name Ever'

Pachter: Wii U is Too Late, 'Dumbest Name Ever'

Pram toppled, toys everywhere

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has weighed with his thoughts on Nintendo's E3 revelation of Wii U, and it seems Mr Pachter isn't 100% sold on the console. Speaking to Eurogamer last week, Pachter had this to say: Nintendo won with a very cool console innovation and great 3DS software. While he seems sold on the console's main selling point — the new Wii U..

First Impressions: Cave Story (3DS)

Cave Story (3DS)

A truly stunning upgrade

After enjoying years of success as an indie PC release, Cave Story finally made the transition to the dedicated game systems on both the WiiWare and DSiWare services thanks to the good folks at Nicalis. Now the game is getting a rather thorough 3D makeover on Nintendo's new..

First Impressions: Mario Kart (3DS)

Mario Kart (3DS)

Mario Kart goes 3D!

The Mario Kart titles have become a staple of Nintendo's consoles and handheld systems over the past 19 years, so the fact that a new game is being released for Nintendo's new 3DS system comes as no real surprise. What does come as a surprise is how many new ideas the developers have injected into this newest rendition and the...

News: SEGA: "Wii U Due in Spring or Summer 2012"

SEGA: "Wii U Due in Spring or Summer 2012"

Let the countdown commence!

Nintendo's E3 2011 reveal of Wii U ended with a fairly open-ended "coming to your living room in 2012" which, combined with the company's previous assertion the machine wouldn't see release before April gave us a launch window between May and December. SEGA's Alan Pritchard may have just narrowed that for us. Speaking to Gamespot about the upcoming Sonic..

First Impressions: Luigi's Mansion 2 (3DS)

Luigi's Mansion 2 (3DS)

Busting makes Luigi feel good

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a decade since the release of the original Luigi's Mansion, but fans of the game can certainly attest to the lengthy wait. Now, with the announcement of Luigi's Mansion 2, Nintendo is bringing back Mario's spooked brother and this time with a wealth of new gameplay touches and...

News: Super Mario 3DS Has a Zelda-Style Dungeon Level

Super Mario 3DS Has a Zelda-Style Dungeon Level

Two legends collide

You've hopefully watched the trailer for Super Mario on 3DS, but one thing you won't have seen is a level created in honour of The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary this year. During the developer roundtable, Super Mario producer Yoshiaki Koizumi revealed a top-down stage that mimics the dungeon layout from Link's first outing. It can be seen briefly in the video below, which..

News: Darksiders II Launching in 2012 for Wii U

Darksiders II Launching in 2012 for Wii U

Up and running already, and looking good

Footage of upcoming third-party Wii U titles shown at E3 may have consisted of content from PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games, but that doesn't necessarily mean the end products won't be able to look as good. Developed by Vigil, Darksiders II is up and running on Wii U and has been for about five weeks. THQ Core Games EVP Danny Bilson spoke to Eurogamer and..

E3 2011: Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 3

Corbie on the Show Floor - Day 3

The end of the road

We've had a stellar three days at E3 this year with revelation after revelation, but today it all comes to an end. The fun isn't over yet though: Corbie Dillard, our man who can, is still taking in as many games as possible from booths including THQ, Natsume, Tecmo Koei and more. Corbie's opinions will automatically appear below as if by Internet magic, and be sure to let the..

News: Ubisoft's Wii U Exclusive is Chock Full of Space Freaks

Ubisoft's Wii U Exclusive is Chock Full of Space Freaks

New IP for new console

The very first Wii game revealed by a third-party studio was Ubisoft's original first-person shooter Red Steel, and it looks like the company is getting in on the FPS ground floor again when successor console Wii U launches in 2012. Revealed during E3, Killer Freaks from Outer Space centers around the battle between man and an...