Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nintendo's E3 Expo highlights

Microsoft's conference yesterday was a hard act to follow. With many surprise announcements of exclusive games as well as Project Natal they've set the bar to which Nintendo and Sony have to live up to. 

So do they? Nintendo's E3 conference last year was a huge disappointment, with none of their franchise mascots staring in a game of their own. This year however seems more promising with the announcement of sequels to many of Nintendo's popular games. Click the game titles for trailers or more info. 

Wii Games

  • Developed by Team Ninja, the guys who brought you Ninja Gaiden
  • Mix of 1st and 3rd person shooters
  • Only Nintendo console to have a 3D Super Mario sequel
  • Releasing 2010 (US)
  • 6 new training exercises
  • 15 new balance board exercises
  • Releasing Fall 2009 (US)
  • 2D game play in 3D
  • 4 player simultaneous action
  • Out this holiday season (US)
  • Arcade shooter
  • Sequel to RE: Umbrella Chronicles
  • 1st person horror survival
  • Releasing September 29 (US) October 2 (UK)
  • Latest game in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series
  • Exclusively made for Nintendo

Wii Periperals

Wii Motion Plus
  • New attachment to the bottom of the Wiimote makes it more sensitive and accurate
  • Many future games will be using it including:
  • Wii Sports Resort (out soon)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (out soon)
  • Virtua Tennis 2009 (out soon)
  • Red Steel 2
  • Finger pulse reader attached to the bottom of the Wiimote
  • Measures stress levels and pulse
  • Might integrate with games (i.e. Horror)
  • Honestly no information about this thing
DS/DSi Games

  • 3rd game in the Mario & Luigi RPG series
  • Releasing this Fall (US)
  • Kingdom Hearts for the DS
  • Releasing September 2009 (US)
  • GBA's most celebrated RPG comes to the DS
  • Releasing 2010 (US)
  • Sequel to Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for the DS
  • Fully playable with only the stylus
  • 3rd game in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series
  • Puzzle solving gameplay
  • Releasing next monday on the DSi Ware store (US)
  • Costs 800 Dsi points
Facebook Dsi
  • Upload your pictures to facebook using the DSi
  • Releasing this Summer (US)

Up Next: Sony's E3 Expo Highlights

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