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,..
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..
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..
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..
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...
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,..
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..
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...
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,..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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...
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...
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...
Check out the New Super Mario Bros. Wii title in action!
We got a look at the upcoming New Super Mario Bros. Wii title during Nintendo's E3 Press conference this morning and it looked fantastic. The game will support up to four players playing the game at one time and has a very similar look to the DS New Super Mario Bros. release. Below is the official E3 trailer showing the game in action and..
A look at the upcoming Wii Sports Resort title.
We got a really good in-depth look at the upcoming Wii Sports Resort today during Nintendo's Press Conference and we were also fortunate enough to get our hands on the official E3 trailer and press release as well. We saw how intricate the movements of the Wii Motion Plus are inside the game during the Archery mode demonstration. It's clear that this..
Get your eyes on the real-time opening for Ubi's new title.
If you've read our exclusive hands-on preview of Red Steel 2, you'll know I came away very impressed by the game's cel-shaded graphics. Nothing beats the ability to watch them in action yourself though, and earlier today Ubisoft revealed the game's opening scene to the public. Until the fade-to-black this is all in-game footage, with the..
The Mario Bros. are back for their second DS RPG adventure.
Nintendo finally showed some footage of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story this morning at E3 and it looked as amazing as ever. This time the Mario Bros. find themselves inside of the evil Bowser and controlling him from the inside out. Below is the official E3 press release for the game along with the official E3 trailer. Mario..
Hugh Laurie's genius doctor makes a house call to Nintendo's handheld
Legacy Interactive and Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group have joined forces to bring DS owners the chance to play everybody's favourite cantankerous physician (that's the only way House can be described: it's the law) with their upcoming game House, M.D., announced today. The Legacy Interactive press release goes like..
New games announced for Wii include Wii Fit Plus, New Super Mario Bros, Metroid, and Super Mario Galaxy 2, for DS we'll be seeing the new Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and WarioWare DIY.
Reggie and co took the stage earlier today to announce the latest games and gizmos that we'll be yearning over for the coming twelve months. Wii Fit Plus...
A sequel to the mega-hit original Super Mario Galaxy is coming to Wii.
With the success of the original Super Mario Galaxy, it should come as no surprise that a sequel is already in the works. Say hello to Super Mario Galaxy 2. Judging from the game play trailer shown at Nintendo's E3 press conference, the game takes quite a few more classic Super Mario elements from the past titles and..
The classic GBA RPG series is headed to DS!
It's been over 6 years since we've seen a Golden Sun release, but the series, consisting of two releases on Nintendo's Game Boy Advance system, is now officially coming to Nintendo's DS system with the announcement of Golden Sun DS. In the brief promo video shown at Nintendo's Press Conference, we got to...
The rumours were true!
Nintendo's Cammie Dunaway has just confirmed that a new Mario game is coming to the Wii. At Nintendo's E3 conference - which is taking place as we type - she said this: The number four is the key to Mario's next surprise. For the last 15 years, Mr Miyamoto has been thinking about one new way to let you play a Mario game that's never been possible before. Today here's his..
What we think the Japanese giant will announce
Nintendo's E3 conference is due to take place today at 9am PST (5pm GMT) and after the pretty amazing show that Microsoft put on yesterday, it's going to take something truly special to astonish the assembled throng. We've already heard pretty solid rumours that a new Mario game is due to be announced, with the signs pointing to it being on the Wii..
The rumours would seem to be true, people
Posted on the Twitter account of Eurogamer's Johnny Minkley, this image appears to show the famous Super Mario Bros. logo under a sheet on Nintendo's E3 stand. Most of the gaming world seems to be expecting a new Mario game to be unveiled...Nintendo's E3 conference starts in less than an hour, so we'll soon know.
Yet another non-Nintendo release gets the WMP pack-in treatment, plus more story details are revealed
A while back, Ubisoft dropped the bombshell that its upcoming Wii title Red Steel 2 would require the Wii MotionPlus to play. It was a risky statement, as sales of the game would depend on how well the new accessory sold. However, Ubisoft has today confirmed that the game will be bundled with Wii..
Plus more Wii Fit for you old timers
The E3 rumour-mill is in full swing now and one of the more interesting bits of speculation is related to an all-new Mario adventure on the Wii. Japanese news service Nikkei has reported that everyone's favourite Italian plumber will be returning to the Wii before the year is out. The report also claims that a new version of Wii Fit is on the way which promises..
At this rate of trailer reveals, who needs E3?
E3 is so close that you can almost smell the sweaty masses huddled together in the LA Convention Center, but that isn't stopping developers from getting the hype train rolling for their wares. High Voltage's second new IP revealed mere days ago, The Grinder, promises a Left 4 Dead-type experience for Wii-ers with all the online bells and whistles found..
Luchador accompanies first gameplay footage.
Is Grasshopper's No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle a tale about happiness? Cuddling? High-fiving strangers and giving sandwiches to the homeless? No. It's about revenge, as mentioned in the game's E3 trailer. Repeatedly. Outside of the teaser trailer from TGS last year, the general public hasn't seen any...
Remember, there's no 'I' in team
Atlus has announced the next entry in the massively popular medical gaming series Trauma Center. Entitled Trauma Team, the game will expand the remit of the franchise by enabling players to assume a whole range of medical roles, not just just performing high-risk operations. So if you've ever had a craving to be an orthopedic surgeon, here's your chance. More..
First level walkthrough, release dates and control scheme revealed.
We've heard details about "guided first-person experience" Dead Space: Extraction, but so far not all that much in the way of actual gameplay footage outside of the game's teaser trailer a while back. Lucky day then, because a video walkthrough of the E3 demo has hit the intarnets, along with the game's control scheme and..
In the latest Famitsu, we were given new details on No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle. How much has it change from the first installment? Other than told that the game is "nearly finished", news about upcoming Suda 51 game, No More Heroes: Desperate struggle, has been thin. In the latest Famitsu, fans were lucky enough to get scans...
Online co-op FPS puts you up against vampires, werewolves and the undead.
Yesterday, IGN had the exclusive unveiling of High Voltage Software's new IP, the bloody arena-fighter Gladiator A.D. Today, IGN has the scoop yet again on the second of HVS' games slated for an E3 unveil, and it's another looker with high ambitions. Yeah, E3 is next week, but I think we can forgive whoever oversees the HVS..
Ultraviolent fighting game takes a cue or two from the movie 300.
Remember that new "hardcore" title that IGN teased a while ago? You know, the one with all the blood and the mystery fuzzy image. Well, cat's out of the bag now, as it turns out it was one of High Voltage's new IPs set for an E3 reveal. Gladiator A.D. is a one-on-one (mostly) arena fighter inspired by the movie adaptation..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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..