Category: 3DS

E3: Nintendo Conference

The Nintendo Conference was pretty good overall. We learned about Pikmin 3. Thenew rock type pikmin look to be able tobe very usable in many situations. Especially shattering crystalline objects like the carapice of an enemy or a wall. It was also revealed that there would be 4 characters to play as all at the same time. I really liked the first Pikmin game so I will definitely be getting this one.

It was also announced that 2 gamepads would officially be able too be used on the system.

Next, New Super Mario Bros. U was shown. It debuted the mini baby Yoshis that spit out bubbles. They are also able to turn into a hot air balloon.  I havent gotten one of the “New” Mario title since the original on the DS, but I may consider getting this one.

Batman Arkham City Armored Edition was shown. Batman and Catwoman both have new, pretty sleek looking armor. But it isnt just for show. They store kinetic energy that you can unleash to increase the power of your attacks. The remore control batterang was shown to be controllable with the gamepad’s gyro sensor. Explosive gel is able to be detonated all at once or one at a time on the gamepad.

A video compilation was hsown with footage from Tank Tank Tank, Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2 Directors Cut, Ninja Gaiden 3 Razers Edge, Aliens Colonial Marines, Wii Fit U, and Sing (working title). Sing shows the lyrics to the song on the gamepad while Wii Fit U seems to have a new peripheral that looks like a pedometer.

Lego City Undercover was also shown. It is basically Grand Theft Auto from the cops perspective and build with legos. It looks like it could be a lot of fun having an open world type lego game.

Just Dance 4 was shown to have a new mode utilizing the gamepad. The player with the gamepad is the puppet master. They choose the next move for the other players to perform.

Zombi U was also shown more.

Nintendo Land was shown. It is basically a Nintendo theme park. Your mii visits the various attractions becoming characters in each of the worlds. There are 12 attractions in total and 5 were shown: Zelda, Animal Crossing, Luigis Mansion, Donkey Kong, and Takamaru.

Nintendo also discussed some 3DS games. New Super Mario Bros. 2 has players collecting coins like crazy. Something special happens when players reach 1 million coins. Paper Mario Sticker Star was shown.Same style as all of the Paper Mario games. It is back to a turn based fighting system after the change in Super Paper Mario on the Wii. Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon was shown. It has the same old humor from the previous game. But this one has multiple mansions to hunt your way through.

A video was shown with Castlevania Lord of Shadows: Mirror of Fate, Epic Mickey Power of Illusion, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and Kingdom Hearts 3D.

At heart, I am a Nintendo fanboy, and I enjoyed the information Nintendo revealed during E3.