Archive for the ‘E3’ Category

Coins? Coins coins coin coins. COINS!

June 24, 2012

Coins coin coin coins. Coin coins coins coins. Coins, coins coins coins. Coins? COINS! COINS COINS COINS!

Via Tiny Cartridge.

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New Trailer for New Super Mario Bros. 2

June 23, 2012

Nintendo showed a new trailer for New Super Mario Bros. 2 at it’s Nintendo Direct on Friday. It looks quite excellent.

Just for comparison, watch this trailer that is all but identical to the above video, except it’s for the UK, which means the fellow speaking has an elegant British accent that I personally prefer to his American counterpart (I am so considering adapting a British accent).

3DS Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Teaser Trailer

June 23, 2012

Brilliant professor!

New Japanese Trailer for Animal Crossing 3DS

June 23, 2012

Porter! Mayoral duties! New stores! Who knows why on earth Nintendo of America refused to mention it at E3 or in their new Nintendo Direct.

Well, Animal Crossing 3DS will becoming to Japan this Fall and Europe in 2013. While this new trailer is awesome, personally I hope they release some official North Americans Animal Crossing info soon.

Via Nintendo 3DS Blog.

3DS XL Announced!

June 23, 2012

At the Nintendo Direct the other day (sorry I didn’t blog about it sooner, I was out of town) Nintendo announced the 3DS XL! It’s screens are 90% larger than those of the 3DS and it has a slightly longer battery life. It’ll cost $200 and will be releasing August 19th (the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2) in Red and Blue in North America. Check out it’s specs and more images below.

Size

  • 134mm × 74mm × vertical thickness horizontal 21mm (when folded)
  • (Including the battery pack stylus SD memory card) 235g

Top screen

  • (Approximately 16.77 million colors viewable) widescreen LCD with integrated Autostereoscopic
  • 240 dots vertical (horizontal) × 800 dots / (46.08mm vertical 76.8mm × horizontal) 3.53 type
  • can be assigned respectively to 400 dot 800 dot the right eye-left eye (horizontal three-dimensional representation is possible)

Bottom screen

  • (Approximately 16.77 million colors viewable) LCD with touch input feature
  • Type 240 3.02 × 320 dots vertical dots next to / (46.08mm 61.44mm × vertical horizontal)

Cameras

  • Two cameras inside / outside
  • Resolution (0.3 mega pixels) 640 × 480 both lenses: the number of effective pixels CMOS /:: imaging element / focal length of approximately 300,000 pixels

Communications

  • 2.4GHz communications passing between the play and play Nintendo 3DS available
  • via the wireless LAN access point can be connected to the Internet (supports IEEE802.11b / g Reinforcement (WPA / WPA2 ) security) within 30m distance recommended ambient communication (※ may be shortened by circumstances)

Game inputs

  • A / B / X / Y button, cross, L / R buttons, Start / Select button
  • (Possible 360-degree analog input) Slide pad
  • Touch screen
  • Built-in microphone
  • Camera
  • Motion sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • System inputs
  • Game card slot
  • SD memory card slot
  • Charging terminal
  • AC adapter connection terminal
  • Headphone connection terminal (stereo output)
  • On the screen left and right stereo speakers (for surround pseudo-)
  • (10cm when fully extended about) possible expansion and contraction

Battery

  • If you want to play Nintendo software 3DS : about 3 hours to 6.5 hours
  • if you want to play the Nintendo DS software: about 5 hours to 8 hours
  • Battery life may vary depending on the brightness of the screen.

Also if you, for whatever reason, are annoyed about Nintendo announcing the 3DS XL, you should go watch this now.

Images and information via 3DS Blog and GoNintendo.

New Nintendo Direct on Thursday the 21st (UPDATE) NOA at 9:00 P.M. PT

June 21, 2012

UPDATE: Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe are also holding Nintendo Directs. NOA’s is tonight at 9:00 PT and will be focused on 3DS, DS, and Wii. Watch it live here.

 

Original: Good old Nintendo is treating us to more news again on Friday! This is a Japanese Nintendo Direct, but I’d still expect some news that could apply to the world. It’ll be airing at 8:00 P.M. PT on the 21st. You can watch it live (in Japanese) here.

My wish for the event? News about Animal Crossing 3DS! “No Animal Crossing” was actually trending on Twitter after their 3DS E3 Software Showcase. They had to have noticed that right?

Via GoNintendo here, here, and here.

Ubisoft says Wii U Launches in November

June 12, 2012

This exchange is beyond awkward, and this poor fellow is probably going to be in serious trouble, but this is by far the best info about the Wii U’s launch we’ve gotten! Skip to 5:49 and watch how far language barriers and unfair questions will get you!

Via GoNintendo.

E3 2012: The Wii U

June 11, 2012

While Nintendo has plenty yet to reveal about the Wii U (price, release date (though it will be coming this holiday season), etc.), they did announce plenty about their new console at E3 2012. In this post I’ll cover everything I can gather about the Wii U announced at E3, including plenty of info regarding the controllers, web interaction, and console specs.

The GamePad

The most obvious feature of the Wii U is the new, unique GamePad controller. Watch the above video for all of it’s magical features.

In addition to all the features shown in the video, here are a few other noteworthy things:

  • The battery life of the GamePad is 3-5 hours depending on screen brightness. Charge time is 2 and 1/2 hours, though you can play while the GamePad is charging.
  • If a developer makes use of it, games can also be played off of the TV. The feature is called Off-Play TV and will most likely be tagged on boxes.
  • The Wii U will support up to two Wii U GamePad’s at a time, though console performance takes a hit – frame rate drops to 30 FPS.
  • In addition to the Wii U GamePad, the console will also support up to four of the new Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers as well as Wii accessories like Nunchuks, Classic Controllers, and the Wii Balance Board.

The Console

The Wii U is a powerhouse. It looks to have better graphics than that of the Xbox 360 and PS3. Don’t believe me? Compare these shots from Batman: Arkham City. Click on the image and look really closely.

And here is the Wii U’s tech specs.

The Wii U will also have an eShop ready at launch where users will be able to download both download titles and retail titles and users will also be able to transfer their existing Wii Virtual Console game library to the Wii U.

The Miiverse

Nintendo is implementing a new online social network for use in the Wii U, 3DS, and future Nintendo consoles called the Miiverse. I covered it in my Nintendo Direct post (which has a lot more information about Miiverse than this post does), but there are a few new things Nintendo announced. There are a number of interesting features they are adding, both good and bad. Here are some of them.

  • There will be three levels of security for posting messages one of which is having actual people read them.
  • Because of this it will take about 30 minutes to have a message posted.
  • Friend codes still exist, but are being redone.
  • Users will be able to have a different level of contact with their friends than the general population.
  • You can have up to 12 accounts on each system.
  • Miiverse is tailored to the users featuring certain games for different users.

The Games

Nintendo has announced the full list of Wii U titles to release on or close to launch. Here is the full list below.

Various photos and information found on GoNintendo, Wii U Blog, ONM, and Wii U Daily.

E3 2012: Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion

June 7, 2012

In addition to Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Junction Point and Disney Interactive are bringing us Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion exclusively to the 3DS. It’s an entirely new game where a whole new story takes place. It sounds to have just as fantastic of a story as Epic Mickey and will release November 18th. Read all about it here.

E3 2012: Scribblenauts Unlimited (3DS)

June 7, 2012

In addition to coming to the Wii U, Scribblenauts Unlimited will also be making it’s way to the 3DS this holiday season. It seems offer a lot of fun, new stuff including Street Pass functionality for getting new answers to puzzles, 20+ hours of level gameplay, and, of course, 3D visuals. Read all about it here.