E3 2008 - News

April2009

  • News 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?..

July2008

  • E3 2008 Wii Storage Solution - Not yet, says Miyamoto

    Nintendo master Miyamoto-san admits that the company is thinking of addressing the storage problem, but is yet to make a decision.

    Reported by our guys over at Wiiware World, Miyamoto has been quoted in an interview on IGN: There isn't anything that we can announce today, but we have been thinking along a variety of different lines regarding this matter for some time now. So my hope is that..

  • E3 2008 Castlevania Judgement

    Konami's first ever Castlevania title for Wii is the fighter subtitled Judgment, some new info and screens available today.

    The battle between good and evil continues with Castlevania Judgment, the first Castlevania title for the Wii. Castlevania Judgment brings together the many generations of heroic vampire hunters, including the fearsome Belmont clan, as well as Dracula’s most formidable..

  • E3 2008 Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2

    Konami invite you round for another sweat-fest in DDR Hottest Party 2, exclusively for Wii.

    DanceDanceRevolution® celebrates its 10th anniversary with an all-new game for the Wii! The hottest selling dance game returns, with an entirely new soundtrack, game modes and interactivity. DanceDanceRevolution® Hottest Party 2 enhances the series’ trademark interactive gameplay by combining the..

  • E3 2008 Wii Music

    Nintendo's latest game from the original "Wii" series will be available this Christmas, designed by the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto and aims to put a new twist on music games.

    Create a musical masterpiece with up to four players. Anyone can play the huge selection of instruments in Wii Music with simple motions—like strumming and drumming. It’s easy to play improv jams. Musicians in your band..

  • E3 2008 Wii Sports Resort

    The follow up game to Wii Sports will use the new MotionPlus Wiimote addon announced yesterday, designed to mimic your exact movements on-screen with 1:1 motion capture.

    Wii Sports™ Resort is not just a simple sequel to one of the world’s most popular console games, Wii Sports. It is the first title to make use of another Nintendo advance, the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which plugs into the base..

  • E3 2008 WiiSpeak "Community" Microphone

    Nintendo announce another new hardware addon for Wii, this time a microphone that sits near your sensor bar for voice communication between online games.

    Up to four people from your household can live and work together to build the perfect town. Design clothes and patterns, write letters and post messages on the bulletin board for each other, or invite up to three friends to visit your town using..

  • E3 2008 Animal Crossing: City Folk

    Nintendo bring "creativity" and "community" together in the upcoming socially apt Animal Crossing for Wii set to be released by Christmas.

    This holiday season, Animal Crossing®: City Folk lets players move into a fun community populated by quirky animals. Players can improve their community, chat with Nintendo Again Redefines Game Control, Puts Spotlight on Community Building the locals or just..

  • E3 2008 New Mario & Zelda Games in development for Wii

    Nintendo President Iwata confirms that both a new Mario and a new Zelda game is currently in development and will arrive in Wii's life cycle.

    Both games have been rumoured but it now seems official that we should see both new games within the next couple of years. Sadly Nintendo confirmed no other details about the games at this years E3, I guess we'll have to wait another year to find out more..

  • E3 2008 Mario Super Sluggers

    Nintendo set to bring next level baseball action in the latest Mario Sports title, Mario Super Sluggers.

    Let the Wii Remote™ controller be your bat as you join Mario™, Luigi™, Peach™ and the rest of the gang in a rocking, socking baseball extravaganza. Newcomers to gaming or sports titles will be up and running on Mario Super Sluggers in no time. Simply swing the Wii Remote to smack a home..

  • E3 2008 Wario Land: Shake It!

    Nintendo shake Wario into action once again in a brand new adventure for Wii

    Wario™, Nintendo’s greedy, uncouth and rude anti-hero, returns to his roots. The Wario Land series is where Wario first appeared, and it’s back in all its side-scrolling, platform-jumping glory. With the Wii Remote™ controller turned sideways, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through..

  • E3 2008 Three new DS titles from SEGA

    SEGA detail three more DS titles, Infinite Space, BLEACH: Dark Souls and Dinosaur King.

    Dinosaur King on the Nintendo DS portable handheld system brings exciting new twists to the traditional role playing game genre, with 3D battling systems and multiplayer fighting action via Wi-Fi. Playing as Max or Rex, otherwise known as the D-Team, players will collect over 100 dinosaurs, each with its own..

  • E3 2008 MadWorld

    SEGA tempt us even more with the gore-fest that is MadWorld.

    In MADWORLD™, players participate in a game of life and death, where only the strong will survive. You play as Jack, who’s caught up in the terror of Death Watch, the murderous game created by the terrorists who call themselves ‘The Organizers’. To remain alive – and solve the mystery behind Death Watch – you must master the..

  • E3 2008 Nintendo Conference Live Text Commentary

    The biggest day in Nintendo's calendar year is finally upon us. Sit back, pour yourself a cool drink and allow us to indulge you with all the news from Nintendo's E3 conference as it breaks.

    18:15PM: I'm in shock. Do Nintendo really think they can get away with a show like that? They announced nothing. Sure Wii Sports Resort will sell well. Sure Animal Crossing looked fun but when I look beyond..

  • E3 2008 Tomb Raider Going Underworld in November

    Eidos announce Tomb Raider Underworld will be released this coming November in Europe, the first designed specifically for the current gen of consoles.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld marks the first game in this flagship series that is designed specifically for next generation consoles. Lara Croft uncovers proof of the existence of the mythical hammer of the Norse God Thor, a weapon rumored to have the..

  • E3 2008 What's Cooking? with Jamie Oliver

    Clearly the current fad in the games world is cooking games my old mucker, check out this propa pukka game, whack it in your DS and your cookin' like a cockney geezer!

    What's Cooking? with Jamie Oliver walks players through virtual and real-life cooking situations, from shopping to chopping, dressing the dish to serving up meals. The portability of Nintendo DS means Jamie Oliver is with you every..

  • E3 2008 Fishing Master World Tour from Hudson

    Hudson announce a follow up gaming in the Fishing Master series for Wii, one play and your hooked!

    The new FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR offers over 200 different types of fish to catch and enables players to catch fish in their native waters around the world in the first ever global fishing game on the Wii. Players now have over forty different locations to fish from in seven different regions. Fish..

  • E3 2008 Activision Line Up

    Activision tell us that Call of Duty 5, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Quantum of Solace and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows will all make an appearance at this years E3.

    Call of Duty®: World at War (Wii) – Building on the Call of Duty®4: Modern Warfare engine, Call of Duty: World at War thrusts players into the ruthless and gritty chaos of WWII combat like never before and challenges them to band..

  • E3 2008 Konami to start a Rock Revolution

    Music games are all the rage, Konami think the started it all and enter a new challenger into the genre.

    Konami is arguably the originator of the ‘rhythm action’ genre, with ground-breaking titles such as the ever-popular Dancing Stage series, plus classic music-themed titles as Karaoke Stage, Beatmania and Guitar Freaks. The publisher has now returned to the genre it pioneered with the most..

  • E3 2008 Original Banjo Kazooie Xbox LIVE Bound

    Nintendo are shunned, Rare's masterpiece original Banjo Kazooie is to be made available on Xbox LIVE later this year, tying into the new game Nuts & Bolts.

    At its E3 press conference, Microsoft announced that Rare's original Banjo platformer will be released this year for the Xbox Live Arcade. The game will feature slightly upgraded visuals and the long awaited "stop and swap"..

  • E3 2008 EA Introduce Sim Animals For Wii & DS

    Only a few new games from EA this E3, yet another game from the "Sims" series is set for release early 2009.

    Now, for the first time players can engage with the wild world of animals in their natural surroundings in an immersive and tactile way. In this game you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to control a wide range of animals as you journey deeper and deeper into the forest. You..

  • E3 2008 Tecmo Games Wii/DS Bound

    Temco announce three titles for this years E3 show, SPRay for Wii, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff and ROBOCALYPSE for DS.

    SPRAY™ (Wii / Holiday 2008) Tecmo has signed an agreement with Eko Software for the exclusive North American publishing rights to SPRay, an action-adventure game developed for the Wii that features a unique gameplay mechanic involving the use of several liquids that are sprayed onto the..

  • E3 2008 Nintendo Media Briefing Predictions

    Tomorrow will see Nintendo announce their latest upcoming products at the annual E3 Media Briefing, but what do we think is in store?

    Traditionally E3 is the place to reveal any new "killer app" in the gaming world, gamers and fans around the world will be waiting to hear Reggie spill the beans on the latest games that we'll all be playing come 08/09. In recent years Nintendo have been..

  • E3 2008 Nintendo Announce MotionPlus Accessory

    Nintendo's new Wiimote addon is designed to capture a "true 1:1 response", but why Nintendo, Why?

    Nintendo's upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor..

  • News Natsume To Show Off New Harvest Moon Games At E3 2008

    Natsume have announced that they will be showcasing both new Harvest Moon titles (DS and Wii) at next week's E3 expo.

    Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (DS):In the largest portable Harvest Moon experience ever, Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness for the Nintendo DS tasks players with building their own paradise as they find themselves shipwrecked on a deserted island. Starting off with an abandoned..

April2008

  • News This Is A Pretty Hearty Rumour: DS 2 At E3?

    And it's all down to an article posted by Bloomberg Japan which has caused a whole host of rumours across the nerd-o-sphere.

    According to the article, the president of Japanese magazine publisher "Enterbrain" (which hosts the gaming bible "Famitsu") has commented that Nintendo may (note the emphasis) be announcing a new version of their blow-away success console: the Nintendo..

  • News New F-Zero Coming To Wii?

    We're praying that this is true

    We’re massive fans of Nintendo’s F-Zero series here at NintendoLife so when German site Planet Nintendo reported that a new game is rumoured to be in the works, we let out a collective ‘yippee’ that shook the plasterwork off the office walls. Seriously. Supposedly titled ‘F-Zero Z’ (which basically means Nintendo has run out of letters of the alphabet..

March2008

  • News Reggie: "Big Game Coming This Christmas"

    Mystery title to be revealed at E3

    Reggie Fils-Aime has dropped hints that Nintendo owners should be very happy this Christmas. The Nintendo of American President said: There's gonna be a big game for the holiday that gamers will want. All I can tell you is what we announce during E3 is gonna be fantastic. The gamer is gonna be excited and the expanded audience is gonna be excited. Many fans have..

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