E3 Less than a Week Away

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With E3 just around the corner and Nintendo’s sure to be great press conference on the 7th (they are set to reveal a new console), I figured I’d give you a quick reference guide of where to go and what to expect.

Where and When

Nintendo’s E3 press conference begins at 7:15 a.m. Pacific Time on June 7th.

First off if you want to watch the press conference in it’s entirety, than there are two really good ways. You can watch E3 live on the channel G4, but Directv dropped G4. If you have Directv and can’t watch it on your big TV screen, then go to plan B, watch the live or recorded stream on Nintendo’s website.

If your internet is so bad that you can’t play video or you just don’t want to, you can read GoNintendo, ONM, Joystiq, or IGN‘s live blog. All are high quality and instant.

If just want to see clips and trailers, Nintendo will post them on there site along with some exclusive content (last year Nintendo revealed Mario Kart 3D, Paper Mario 3D, Animal Crossing 3D and more on there site). Also (if you have a Wii) you can watch all the good clips on the Nintendo Channel (they might also have the whole thing after the live stream, but I’m not sure).

Of course I’ll also do a bunch of posts about E3 after the fact with info and my opinions. Also I’ll definitely do a round up post with all the info.

Now, here is a list of what you can expect from Nintendo’s press conference.

Project Cafe

Nintendo has confirmed that they are announcing their new console, Project Cafe, at this years E3. The console is said to be more or as powerful as the Xbox 360 and PS3. The controller is supposed to be similar to the Gamecube’s but with a touch screen in the middle.

Obviously there will be some games shown for it, but none are known currently (that kind of adds to the fun). It has been rumored though that Grand Theft Auto 5, Pikmin 3, and a sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns are coming.

Super Mario 3DS

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Miyamoto has said that Super Mario 3DS will be across between Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Bros. 3. All that’s known so far is a few brief comments and these 5 images released at GDC. Note the raccoon tail on the logo which clearly points out the return of the raccoon suit from Super Mario Bros. 3.

3DS eShop

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With the eShop launching on the night of the 6th (the day before the press conference) we can expect announcements of eShop games and apps. We know that Mutant Mudds is coming, as well as a list of virtual console titles, but I still want a list of fantastic new games to really sell me.

Other 3DS Games

Although Nintendo has not said for certain, it’s kind of a given that we’ll hear more about Mario Kart 3D, Paper Mario 3D, Animal Crossing 3D, and Kid Icarus: Uprising, all of which should be awesome. There is sure to be many surprises and many new announcements at E3.

Wii Games

We will probably hear a lot more about The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Hopefully, we will also see announcements for other new Wii games while we wait for Project Cafe. Also if the Vitality sensor isn’t mentioned at this E3, it is probably nonexistent.

DS Games

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We will hopefully learn of a Atsumete! Kirby localization and hopefully see more support for the DS before it’s phased out by the 3DS.

Well I hope this gets you prepared for E3 this year.

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