Live Nintendo E3 press conference Finished

So that's it then - Nintendo's 2011 E3 press conference is over. But you can still catch up by reading our live text coverage of the event.

The big headline, of course, was the unveiling of Wii U - the artist formerly known as Project Cafe. Is it a console? Is it a controller? Or is it an entirely new kind of gaming device - perhaps a consoller?

There was plenty to keep the hardcore happy, from Zelda and Luigi's Mansion to Marios of the Kart and Super variety. Not to mention Starfox and something to do with Lego.

Read on for the full lowdown, and do have your say in the comments.

(By the way, Tom Bramwell was your host once again for this live text - although it may look like Ellie did it, she just pasted his updates and tried to take the credit.)

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  • Ahskay 3 years ago

    Do i really need to hold that big thing for my "hardcore gaming" or will Nintendo also release a normal controller for the new console? Not convinced.
  • CHAZBIGPOTATO 3 years ago

    "Not Impressed at all. I hope there's a black launch console and controller."



    LOL
  • Sid-Nice 3 years ago

    Not Impressed at all. I hope there's a black launch console and controller.
  • mingster 3 years ago

    goddam all the people that thought the controller IS the console are you retarded?
  • vizzini 3 years ago

    Conference started strong with the old zelda(everything before Wii) and was feeling nostalgic; saw WiiU controller/console size and compatibility with old nasty Wiimotes and the sub PS3/360 graphics(and physics) for 3D party stuff and got depressed. The DS/3DS, Wii/WiiU slide suggesting that is Nintendo's heritage and no sign of a Gamecube or its controller sadden me. All throughout the conference I was thinking they why not just publish on the other systems.
  • neonxaos 3 years ago

    The Wii graphics were underwhelming to look at when they presented the console, and I have to admit they're the reason I never bought one. Shallow, but true. However, the Wii U graphics look very pleasing to me, and if that tech demo with the bird and the fish is remotely indicative of anything, I will be more than happy. And I really love the whole through the looking-glass thing. It's kind of like AR, but with something worthwhile going on as a backdrop. I completely adore the whole idea.
  • RobotRocker 3 years ago

    @fightman9z3

    And unlike Nintendo, you have absolutely no creativity whatsoever in your trolling and have resorted to "PEE PEE DOO DOO. ITS A BAD CONSOLE"

    Still, this sort of hilarity makes Nintendo worthwhile.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    xlhgclugc
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    xlhgclugc
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    They didn't harp on about the console because the console itself is the least exciting thing about it. It's no better tech than the current generation - no bad thing since Nintendo have historically shown that they have no interest in competing in tech, they are interested in innovating and providing new and unique gaming experiences.
  • Vredg 3 years ago

    Why didn't they say anything about the console itself, if that's the case. Really strange.
  • neonxaos 3 years ago

    The new controller is not the new console, you can bet your collective asses on that. I think it has some kind of internal processor, but if you switch from playing a major game on the TV to the controller, the main unit will stream it to you. Also, the Guardian article definitely shows a console unit. And they were very adamant in referring to the portable unit as a "controller" that was designed for "playing at home".
  • axman303 3 years ago

    Here's a picture of the new console for those who are having a hard time keeping up! http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/
    07/the-w...
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    IT'S A NEW CONSOLE + A NEW CONTROLLER. ahem.
  • axman303 3 years ago

    Picture of the new console for those who are having a hard time keeping up: http://www.engadget.com/media/20
    11/06/11...
  • varsas 3 years ago

    It does look like the controller is the new console because they focused on the controller. The fact that Wii remotes were used in the demos and what appeared to be existing Wii games were shown too seemed to indicate it was just a controller for the Wii.
  • Jaybles 3 years ago

    haha @coolbritannia beat me to it.....so it is a completely new console. Why didnt they say that?
  • Jaybles 3 years ago

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/techno
    logy/201...
  • neonxaos 3 years ago

    I see a lot of possibilities with this one.
  • Jaybles 3 years ago

    hangon......check this out http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-ima
    ges/Tech...
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    Repost http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/
    07/the-w...
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Guardian has a shot of the console itself: http://www.guardian.co.uk/techno
    logy/201...
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    Check the link from @Tyranix for the console design
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    Well, I'm gonna bugger off for a few hours and come back hoping Eurogamer have explained this all to me on the front page. Very confused.
  • sneetch 3 years ago

    I haven't seen the new one yet but I loved Luigi's Mansion!
  • Jaybles 3 years ago

    @coolbritannia, gotta be right? It is not clear though whether this console within a controller connects directly to the tv or is some kind of upgrade to the wii
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    @mr_pink if you wanted to ? that's going to cost you at least £450 for the set up though!
  • axman303 3 years ago

    There was one photo of - what presumably is the Wii U prototype, in one of the sides. Lightly wider and more rounded at the edges than the Wii.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    Is there anything that the WiiU can do that a PSP (or NGP) paired with a PS3 couldn't?
  • O11Y 3 years ago

    @Razzajazz - so true!
  • Ferral 3 years ago

    I agree with Britannia, kind of a new type of handheld. Mind you the footage looked like 360, PS3 and PC
  • The12thMonkey 3 years ago

    The box itself will probably be just an updated Wii shell - they still want the thing to be pretty unobtrusive under the TV
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    There was a brief image of some of the tech demoey asymmetrical multiplayer titles that showed a new console - looked like a cross between an X360 and a wii
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Next Gen VMU anyone?
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    couldn't sony do much of the same stuff with vita + ps3?
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    I'd say it's a new console, definitely. It's just they only showed the controller. People are going to think it's an add on or a hand held though...
  • hahayou 3 years ago

    The Nintendo Ew. Well, they topped Wee.
  • Tyranix 3 years ago

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/
    07/the-w... Confusion over.
  • mentalabhoration 3 years ago

    Wii_U on what? i'm confused where is the console

    Is the controller the console?
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    @Jaybles, I agree. I think the controller IS the console.
  • koopa 3 years ago

    I don't know what did you people find so confusing, it's a new console whose main attraction is the new controller so they focused on it...
  • jablonski 3 years ago

    "They share a common pedigree. It's called dust."
  • dandead2002 3 years ago

    Haha! Chase Mii - Japans answer to having no outdoor space any more!
  • whizzedout 3 years ago

    Most bizzare, even the developers said new console and controller, most of the games shown are out this year, so what happened to the new console?
  • axman303 3 years ago

    That wasn't unlike when they first unleashed the 'Revolution' on the world. They showed the concept with a few canned videos. Next year's E3 is where all the actual near-finished games will be demoed.
  • Marshall2008 3 years ago

    @Notsoslim

    Sony had little of interest, they had so little they even did an advert for a game thats out this week. LMFAO
  • blender 3 years ago

    console gaming is dead.. long live laptops and pcs
  • Chufty 3 years ago

    Who said it was 'next gen' graphics? The footage looked worse than PSV footage. The controller is probably a lot more powerful than the Wii
  • Jaybles 3 years ago

    So my guess is wii u is the main console. There is either a receiver to connect to the tv or plug onto the wii some how.

    It needs clarifying!!!
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    They really should have just had the orchestra for the whole 90 minutes, I think
  • patchbox360 3 years ago

    Eh?
  • SteelPriest 3 years ago

    throw in a decent network solution and i'm sold (again).
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Batman out this year but Wii U out next year = fail
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    Can we see a photo of the console itself?
  • rds 3 years ago

    I wasn't even that bothered watching this conference and now I might need counciling.
  • Marshall2008 3 years ago

    Well, to sum up this years E3. "Its good for a Gamers pocket"
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    Wii seems to have been kicked to the curb for new content, plus they showed Wii U footage of Zelda, does that mean a dual release again?
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    I think this could be a very confusing product for consumers. The wii was quite simple, just novel.
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    @marshall

    So did MS!! Take blinkers off
  • Mr.Spo 3 years ago

    That was disappointing, which is strange. They had four 3DS exclusives I want, the new machine is interesting, the Zelda stuff is appreciated because I'm a Zelda nut... But... Where is Wii? A brief glimpse at Skyward Sword? No Xenoblade, Pandora's Tower or Last Story?
  • rds 3 years ago

    Wait, so they've put 'next gen' graphics in a controller?
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    Well, I think Nintendo won this year, but they didn't exactly wipe the floor with it.
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Soooo confusing
  • Marshall2008 3 years ago

    Couldnt believe that anyone could have a worse presser than Sony but remarkably Nintendo succeeded.
  • Eurogameruser 3 years ago

    So Nintendo has caught up with ps3 & Xbox graphics. Great. So wii U had a small iPad, iPhone, screen controller that can connect to your tv.... Yet they keep saying innovation??? Innovation my arse.
  • crimsoneer 3 years ago

    So wait, new console, no new console? I'm assuming the new controller isn't going to be the one rendering fancy new graphics...
  • chessboxer 3 years ago

    Guess they will price it at TGS later this year.
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    That's it? No Epic announcement? That was a bit underwhelming..
  • Sharzam 3 years ago

    I want tech details to be honest, as i just cant in my minds eye work out how this new toy will work.
  • zythe 3 years ago

    What? That's it? Where's the console?!
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    @Ferral I imagine it's a type of cloud solution with the console still doing the hard calcs but input and output streaming to the device
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Bad conference. The fact we're so confused speaks volumes.
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    Is this the end? Really? Oh well, there's always next year
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    nintendo fight back. well done.
  • Bremenacht 3 years ago

    :(

    No Pikmin.
    No joy.
  • O11Y 3 years ago

    Do they do polls on the EG forum? I'd be interested to see the general predictions on WiiU's future success
  • Jaybles 3 years ago

    So is the wii U a console within a controller that can link wirelessly to your tv? Or is it something that enhances the wii somehow
  • Marshall2008 3 years ago

    Well, looks like a possible Vita purchase but not giving Nintendo another penny.
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    As a gimmick, it does beat 3D, Move or Kinect I'm afraid to say. But I'm tired of gimmicks this year. Ghost Recon looked visually sub-360/PS3 to me.
  • Ferral 3 years ago

    How can a fancy controller run visuals equal to 360 and ps3 without a proper console with relevant hardware. This is confusing
  • blender 3 years ago

    "And before you all leave, I want to present one more world for Nintendo gamecube"........
  • Deoden 3 years ago

    Fightman, I see you're living up to your name. WHy are you still here if its' making you more and more pissed off?
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    @fightman9z3

    That's like the 4th time you've said that, either shit or get off the console
  • wetTOAD 3 years ago

    Is he the mythical third Miliband brother?
  • chub 3 years ago

    @Bremenacht - no
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    Anyone willing to estimate the cost? considering Nintendo never sell consoles at a loss...
  • blender 3 years ago

    4 platform strategy = fail
  • rds 3 years ago

    I'm confused. How did we get from controller to console...
  • Chufty 3 years ago

    BF3 :o
  • disappointed 3 years ago

    That was something and nothing
  • Bremenacht 3 years ago

    Have they done Pikmin yet?
  • Deoden 3 years ago

    How does John Riccitello look? I was worried by what they were saying in the podcast about his health.
  • DiamondIce 3 years ago

    Haven't we been playing games like this for years now?

    And the controller is only of use if you are Joseph Merrick.
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    Can't wait for Digital Foundry's head to head of Wii U titles big screen vs controller screen
  • Fudce 3 years ago

    Open Online?

    Nintendo?

    Really?
  • RobotRocker 3 years ago

    NINTENDO: SHOWING YOU JUST WHO RUNS THIS SHIT
  • leaveitout 3 years ago

    Draw jopping graphics! I'm sold
  • Psycence 3 years ago

    Was that battlefield 3?
  • elchongo 3 years ago

    thanks EA to make some sense after this idiots confusing me for an hour
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    It looks slower than my current PC, By the next gen it will look like the wii does now next to the 360/ps3.
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Soooo confused :(
  • zythe 3 years ago

    I see Mass Effect 3!
  • Incarta 3 years ago

    Wait. No. That wasn't clear. Ok. They are demoing the controller, and it works with the Wii. But it will also work with the new console
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    The enemy have entered...
  • blender 3 years ago

    like when sony showed cgi movies and not games
  • carlosdfn 3 years ago

    3rd party support looks good...
  • dagundam 3 years ago

    so. Nintendo is finally catching up with Graphics and we are applauding them for that???

    it just seems. unfair to SONY and MICROSOFT who have already had these games.. for years now.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    activision are gonna be pissed
  • dandead2002 3 years ago

    Wii U : Console for the hardcore, controller from Playskool!
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    Nice game list but I think all the trailers were created for other systems...
  • Eurogameruser 3 years ago

    It's like a self help seminar. Lots of power talk, lots of testimonials, but look beneath the surface and there is very little substance, and a bunch of gaping holes...
  • DiamondIce 3 years ago

    First pass?

    So in reality not those graphics?
  • Incarta 3 years ago

    Oh for fu-It's a new controller AND a new console. Clear?
  • Chufty 3 years ago

    Guess they learned quickly from the 3DS and actually got some launch titles organised...
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    I'm guessing it's a new console, they are just overstating it's selling point, not wanting to go 'we've made a console as powerful as a current gen console'
  • varsas 3 years ago

    Confused...
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    must be a new console, doubt they could fit that processing power into a pad
  • O11Y 3 years ago

    If Nintendo manage to squeeze in on the tail end of this generation then it might just be the masterstroke which really pushes this console
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    Ninja Gaiden 3? Wow!
  • chub 3 years ago

    Ninja Gaiden - lots of blood now
  • rds 3 years ago

    The problem they may have is if they don't sell many early on (which is plausible,) why are devs going to spend time implementing clever features for it?
  • Psycence 3 years ago

    Jesus tekken looks rough
  • smirny 3 years ago

    I love how MS and Sony are banging on about motion control and Nintendo ditch it in favour of a tablet pad thing...
  • Deoden 3 years ago

    OK I just did an actual spit take when I saw Arkham City is going on this thing. Is it a controller? A new console?
  • Bremenacht 3 years ago

    Have they done Pikmin yet?
  • RumpyStumpy 3 years ago

    So xbox and ps3 experiences with what looks like a less comfortable controller.



    Could have some novel interaction though
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    These aren't Wii graphics....
  • elchongo 3 years ago

    youtube stream is too crap to understand if there is a new console or the same gamecube
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Ok, consider this purchased.
  • dandead2002 3 years ago

    It's gotta be a now console surely - look at the graphics! If I know my Wii could do that I'd never have traded it!
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    Oh shit, Colonial Marines on WiiU?
  • The12thMonkey 3 years ago

    lol, the clancy footage said fraps at the top
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    The image of the Chase Me setup looked like it involved a new console, yes.
  • wapkaplet 3 years ago

    Aliens: Colonial Marines, with the motion tracker on the controller screen.

    Fucking sold.
  • blender 3 years ago

    i saw some blood and guts - i happy now
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    colonial fucking marines - woot!
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Colonial Marines. Jizzed myself. Literally.
  • Naptime 3 years ago

    I'm starting to think Nintendo was in a rush to announce to announce to wii U. Nothing too show but testimonials.
  • Earl_G 3 years ago

    So is there a new console as well or what?
  • drumbaby 3 years ago

    Is it like the gamepads from Existenz? I still have absolutely no clear idea as to what this thing is :(
  • chub 3 years ago

    So it is a new console? I'm confused now
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Now this shit is kicking off.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    I'm so confused. Devs are calling this a new console, but Nintendo kept mentioning Wii-Motes. Is this a HD Wii or a new console with fancy controllers and Wii-Mote compatability?
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    Brick-o Bellic?
  • kinky_mong 3 years ago

    The fact there saying "on the new console" suggests to me it's a new console funnily enough!
  • bushwod 3 years ago

    Wii y?
  • crimsoneer 3 years ago

    Wow, Nintendo have just gone hardcore.
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Sorry.
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    oh ok - darksiders 2, batman, ass creed - nice
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    3RD PARTIES FTW
  • jonbwfc 3 years ago

    Obvious question : Is there anything the Wii U can do that the PSV can't, games wise?
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    OMG DARKSIDERS 2 at LAUNCH! BATMAN. OMG. WHAT! WIJEPAW
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Surely wii cannot output this?
  • javvyman 3 years ago

    here comes the hardcore bitches!
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    Man, I don't see any traditionally "non-nintendo" developers...
  • Ferral 3 years ago

    So its not a new console to go up against Microsoft or Sony. Its a new controller with a screen for the Wii. This conference is the worst one out of the 3 major players
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    3rd party developers thought 'ooh, money'
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    Galactic fighters shooting up?
  • wapkaplet 3 years ago

    And to finish, we're gonna blow the roof off the joint. With LEGO!

    [facepalm]
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    Of course, looks quite current gen as expected
  • dandead2002 3 years ago

    Awesome a new controller - but what can I control? Good old Peter Moore - one sentence fixes it - "The new console and controller!"
  • carlosdfn 3 years ago

    I'll never say wiiu out loud, ever.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Ooh I got quoted. Cheers Ellie/Tom
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    Lego GTA?
  • Braincleaner 3 years ago

    so, Wii U is "Wii 2"?
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Lego GTA??? Christ
  • FarFromSane 3 years ago

    sod Uncharted Nintendo have Lego Cities
  • Bremenacht 3 years ago

    Have they done Pikmin yet?
    Have they done Pikmin yet?
  • mentalabhoration 3 years ago

    lack of lego applause
  • disappointed 3 years ago

    GTA LEGO
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    Your first announced launch game is a Lego game, and you're trying to appeal to the Hardcore? Erm, ok....
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    Performance is OK
  • HairyArse 3 years ago

    GTA Lego? Wicked man.
  • MrFlump 3 years ago

    Grand Theft Lego?
  • Disco_Stu360 3 years ago

    Ok Lego, now my 5 year old will be interested!
  • smirny 3 years ago

    YAY LEGO!
  • jonbwfc 3 years ago

    "chase me"? Jesus effing wept.
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Oh, a lego game announcement. Where's Epic?
  • blender 3 years ago

    it doesnt blend
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Oooh a Lego game. Yawn.
  • Naptime 3 years ago

    Christ... the kinect stuff was more interresting
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    Ok asymmetric multiplayer possibilities do look awesome...
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    chase me - larry grayson would be so proud
  • carlosdfn 3 years ago

    It isn't real time but it isn't CGI either, it's a tech demo.
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    it's not really clear whether this is just a controller or not
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    @Golgo - It's all very confusing.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    "Wii remote or new controller". This is Wii. HD Wii though?
  • LowEnergyCycle 3 years ago

    "Set in a familiar looking Nintendo world" - says it all really.
  • couloir 3 years ago

    is it me or does it seem like they haven't quite thought all this through yet...
  • thebaron 3 years ago

    where's the console??
  • patootik 3 years ago

    "Wii U will change the way you play games" I like the way we play games right now just fine thanks. Bit disappointed by this to be honest.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    CHASE ME!
  • chessboxer 3 years ago

    Waiting for the price...
  • Golgo 3 years ago

    Just joined this halfway through. Am I right in thinking the Wii U is a new controller for the Wii? Someone please say I'm not right...
  • Osahi 3 years ago

    Mii in Mario? Noooooo
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    I can actually see this selling. Very well. Letting the kids keep playing and providing a budget tablet (sort of)...
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    Will they clarify if that was CGI or gameplay?
  • kamps09 3 years ago

    Im Ellie Gibson if this is in real-time.
  • elchongo 3 years ago

    your meh plays along mario
  • carlosdfn 3 years ago

    Video looked nice.
  • rds 3 years ago

    Tech demos always look good.
  • zythe 3 years ago

    Anyone for 2 player? Or have kids? Jesus - it'll end up in a re-mortgage...
  • wapkaplet 3 years ago

    That's nice, but to really demonstrate the power of the system, I'm gonna need to see at least 256 Marios.
  • Fudce 3 years ago

    Nintendo Bass Fishing?
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    It's a bit too easy to believe that Nintendo are just churning out new hardware to port their franchises to
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    I don't get it, is this equivalent to what you could see in a game engine?
  • blender 3 years ago

    i want blood!
  • chub 3 years ago

    Is it real-time?
  • dandead2002 3 years ago

    Wow - it's like Flowerz but with Birdz! Ha!
  • Fudce 3 years ago

    Say what you will about the Wii U. Nintendo have a history of unexpected inovations that work.

    Also they know their pricing strategies.
  • javvyman 3 years ago

    GRAPHICS!!!!!! AHHHHHH

  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    Grafix look good though.
  • blender 3 years ago

    I see hd
  • RobotRocker 3 years ago

    @fightman9z3

    "Epic Fail from nintendo...go back to making playing cards, cunts."

    LMAO forever. This is why Nintendo is leaving you behind
  • rds 3 years ago

    lol @ the cheering followed by [we haven't actually got anything to show you]
  • dagundam 3 years ago

    lol.. Smash bros is fucking awesome but..

    WTF. "they will interact in some fashion"??? lol they can't even promise Crossplay between WiiU and 3DS
  • carlosdfn 3 years ago

    Will nintendo ever come up with a new IP? Like ever?
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    probably just a repackaged wii case - make it look a bit fresher
  • O11Y 3 years ago

    I think it's a bit of an oversight that 3DS can't be used as a controller for Wii U. Surely this would've made both systems more desirable?
  • bushwod 3 years ago

    Can see this doing well with families who can't afford a console and a tablet. If the internet works well on it.
  • Mr.Spo 3 years ago

    Smash Bros for all!
  • blender 3 years ago

    REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE
  • Lightguy 3 years ago

    People won't be able to look at two screens at once, which is why the DS was such a massive failure.
  • smirny 3 years ago

    announcing games they haven't even started working on?!?
  • MrFlump 3 years ago

    unless the system is a lot more powerful than their presentation suggests, this might be a casual fling for most third party developers given the lack of support the wii has had of late.
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    WOW, the cheering!
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    ya ta!
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    maybe the thing under the TV was the unit that transmits to WiiU, massive if so.
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    Smash Bros., oh you clever bastards.....
  • RobotRocker 3 years ago

    NEW SMASH BROS.

    DEAL WITH IT.
  • Laythe_AD 3 years ago

    I dont know why the hardcore fans are raging. It was never going to be a serious attempt to draw the hardcore market back. I'd pretty much assumed it was a given that I would not want another Nintendo home console after the Wii, and I think that goes for most of the "hardcore" scene.

    I would suggest that people of that inclination look to the handhe-... Oh wait, the 3DS is region locked. Good bye Atlus games! Good bye to the last of nintendos old fans.
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Get in Smash Bros...finally
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    Is that a picture of Miyamoto thinking about his bank account?
  • dagundam 3 years ago

    video chat is nice but I have all my ipods, phones, and ipads for that... not to mention PC!

    okay... its.. a new controller...
  • Chufty 3 years ago

    There's still time to announce an actual console :p
  • RobotRocker 3 years ago

    Also Nintendo wins for the sheer whining from the hardcore already starting up before they even show the games.
  • elchongo 3 years ago

    yeah we all see that mini shit at the right of the tv but the games in the screen still show games that a gamecube can do
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    that photo showed a wii under the TV... no case design yet then? Or the same?
  • couloir 3 years ago

    it's a new console... he said the wii u console powers the images on the controller
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Question is, no shortage of ideas, but will there be a shortage of software again?
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    So Sony still showed more hardcore games? Christ lame conferences
  • Fudce 3 years ago

    Yeah Foo, I saw that too
  • stevephoenix 3 years ago

    its essentially a wii, ipad, and Ds in one. boring. more gimmicks that non gamers will lap up.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Yeah, that's not a Wii under the TV...
  • blender 3 years ago

    skype could save this... oh wait
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    @jonbwfc

    Yeah, it does. Whenever I weigh myself, I have to subtract the weight of the TV I'm holding, which makes it all SO much harder..... :)
  • RobotRocker 3 years ago

    Shut up nerds. This shit will be on the frontpage of the Metro tomorrow and then make more money than god.
  • rds 3 years ago

    It actually looks quite good, some of the demos looked quite frivolous but you'd expect that. Why couldn't they do this with the DS though?
  • FooAtari 3 years ago

    there is a console next to the tv that doesnt look like a wii http://fastcache.gawkerassets.co
    m/assets...
  • Schmoke-n-a-pancake 3 years ago

    This is pointless
  • Bremenacht 3 years ago

    Have they done Pikmin yet?

    Have they done Pikmin yet?

    Have they done Pikmin yet?
  • stevephoenix 3 years ago

    such a disappointment, its the bottom of a DS that works with the normal wii.
  • elchongo 3 years ago

    now what is the difference to play in a 3ds
    or in this U pad ?
    i mean is the same old shit or i missing something?
  • blender 3 years ago

    graphics suck. i dont like
  • el_pollo_diablo 3 years ago

    Wii U-rinal

    May I be the first to make Wee jokes all new again.
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    It wont be as comfy as a traditional joypad, will eat batteries, and have limited integration with traditional games types because you dont want to move your eyes from the screen during a race etc

    all 3 e3 conferences have cemented the casual dominance of the market
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    And now he explains the trailer we just saw. Thanks.
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    teased with that HD zelda CG clip with what could have been...
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    I really wasn't expecting it to be so integrated with the Wii "experience"
  • jonbwfc 3 years ago

    So you can weigh yourself without needing a TV? Really? That's what goes for innovation now?
  • MiniAmin 3 years ago

    If they sell this for under 625 pounds, they're onto a winner.
  • caesar_ 3 years ago

    It's the controller not the actual console you fucking retards.
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    I have my own TV. I can't imagine one situation where this giant ass controller will be beneficial to me =/
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    not portable?! just like the vita!!!
  • Mattattattatt 3 years ago

    Unimpressed so far ? just looks like a Wii with a tablet add on.
  • carlosdfn 3 years ago

    If I want to weigh myself I use a scale.
  • TheNinkyNonk 3 years ago

    Does it make coffee?
  • axman303 3 years ago

    That is GENIUS!!! Fantastic. Even more exciting than the Revolution announcement for me.
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    Is this it?!
  • InternetRed 3 years ago

    So this isn't Project Cafe? The "HD quality graphics" console?
  • Chufty 3 years ago

    It also looks bloody uncomfortable to hold
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    Conrtoller looks fucking awesome. The Name is fucking abysmal.
  • blender 3 years ago

    the megaton is coming where they announce a new hd console that also works with wii u
  • JuJuCam 3 years ago

    Couldn't they do most of the same things with 3DS connectivity?
  • Psycence 3 years ago

    Nintendo really are abandoning the core market on the home console front. Its interesting but thats about it...
  • bushwod 3 years ago

    Why are the control sticks up there?
  • Osahi 3 years ago

    Hey, you know what? The wii is popular. The iPad is popalur too. LET'S COMBINE! (Doesn't look al that intuitive or revolutionary at all)
  • kinky_mong 3 years ago

    Pussy whipped gamers now have a console especially for them!

    "I wanna watch Eastenders!"
    "Yes dear, I'll make sure I don't make a sound while I'm playing this"
  • Tyranix 3 years ago

    Dreamcast went there first.
  • kalel 3 years ago

    "It is U-nique, u-nifying, maybe even u-topian."

    U-seless I suspect...
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Wonder what the battery life will be like.
  • spiritsnake 3 years ago

    could this be it. theres no new console, just a new controller for the wii
  • MrFlump 3 years ago

    I can't help feel that this isn't as much of an upgrade in terms of graphics and power from the Wii if the video is anything to go by. Looks like a portable Wii really...
  • viper_h 3 years ago

    Oh FFS this is why I have my OWN telly!
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    ps vita sucks dick lol!!!!!
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    thank god - I won't feel compelled to buy that!
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    So, it's not a console at all?!
  • blender 3 years ago

    its not a new console, its a wii add on
  • smirny 3 years ago

    isn't the new controller completely against the thinking fo rthe wii controller?
  • rds 3 years ago

    Why is she rubbing the screen showing a live dog.
  • el_pollo_diablo 3 years ago

    Looks......... terrible.
  • elchongo 3 years ago

    im confused
    so is a new control ?
    with the same gamecube ductaped then ?
  • jag10 3 years ago

    mii gone
  • telltoldtold 3 years ago

    Nintendo WiiU joining Dreamcast club..
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    that logo looks half-finished
  • Bremenacht 3 years ago

    Wii and U rine. Wacky.
  • Fudce 3 years ago

    Ah, I see the Wee U console, it's smaller than the Wii if I've got it right?
  • chub 3 years ago

    It's a DS for your Wii, sort of, I think
  • Senate 3 years ago

    the pad is sick but wheres the hd graphics!!!!
  • Bremenacht 3 years ago

    U rine
  • leaveitout 3 years ago

    "Cycling sounds awesome!" lol
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    SIM SPEAK!
  • elephantjuice 3 years ago

    Video calls YESSSS!!!
  • FooAtari 3 years ago

    It's a controller for the Wii then. not a new console. Im really not getting the point of this
  • bushwod 3 years ago

    It's a brick!
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    women will moan about the extra weight of the controller on Wii Fit
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    So it's not a new console? Just a new controller for Wii?
  • Fudce 3 years ago

    We call nintendo crazy, but it's gonna work well as a funky gimick if used wrongly, or well as a gaming device if wrong
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    What is this bollox?
  • Anufea 3 years ago

    Ahahah noooo - they're about to reveal it and my browser crashes XD
  • pinebear 3 years ago

    Take that, THQ Udraw! In your FACE!
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    OMG

    I don't know what to say
  • Deoden 3 years ago

    @mr_pink ta for the tip.

    @wetTOAD no, but I am the one who left the dead owl in your hotel room as a warning ;)
  • Fudce 3 years ago

    Though "Weeyou" is the perfect sound to think about when playing racing games
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Zelda 3D trailers running on Sky 1 now, 17.06.11
  • viper_h 3 years ago

    Realistic Graphics!
  • LudusSolers 3 years ago

    Oooh shiny...
  • wapkaplet 3 years ago

    An analog stick ABOVE the buttons? MADNESS!!!
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    It's a tablet! Nintendo are now officially Apple!
  • Senate 3 years ago

    pad is so chunky
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    An iPad for a controller. Apple and Ninty have merged!
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    rubbish
  • rds 3 years ago

    Wii U. Jesus C.
  • Schmoke-n-a-pancake 3 years ago

    U....

    Uhhhh
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    looks like Wii suitcase logo
  • viper_h 3 years ago

    WHAT??
  • Smoped 3 years ago

    Now that's an ugly logo
  • Osahi 3 years ago

    Wii U? They got the same wordprankster guy inventing the name? :p
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    haha you are really grasping reggie
  • O11Y 3 years ago

    How much did some fat cat marketeer get paid for that one?
  • Fudce 3 years ago

    Wii-U... that name stinks. :p
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    shit name
  • elchongo 3 years ago

    WHY U ?
  • jag10 3 years ago

    LMAO
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Weewoo multipass!
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    live text inside Reggie's Mind? mmmmmm.....steak'
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    Wii U- WHAT THE FUCK?

    WHAT A HORRIBLE FUCKING MAE
  • carlosdfn 3 years ago

    wiiu? seriously?
  • zythe 3 years ago

    Wii U.... >.>
  • blender 3 years ago

    wii 8 u
  • MiniAmin 3 years ago

    Nintendo Ryu?
  • kinky_mong 3 years ago

    Wii U

    ...rine?
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    Wii U? wtf?
  • pinebear 3 years ago

    UH WHUT
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    Wii U

    WTF
  • wetTOAD 3 years ago

    ...
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Wii U? LOL.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    WiiU?!?!?
  • Naptime 3 years ago

    who?
  • bushwod 3 years ago

    Nintendo weewhooo?
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    I think we get disappointed because somehow Nintendo should 'know better'
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    How do I get on the main feed on the left?
  • el_pollo_diablo 3 years ago

    Tekken 3D? Do we need another fighting game?
  • carlosdfn 3 years ago

    Don't tell me it will actually make coffee?
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Here we go, Cafe reveal!
  • Blackstar7 3 years ago

    @Deoden dont look at the right side of the screen?
  • MiniAmin 3 years ago

    FINALLY
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 3 years ago

    I always find it funny how gamers complain about Nintendo's sequels, as if MS and Sony didn't do the exact same things in their keynotes.
  • stevephoenix 3 years ago

    Pokedex is useless, cant use it while playing the game
  • Anufea 3 years ago

    What the...? A download only game that has no online connectivity for photo uploads?
  • varsas 3 years ago

    Isn't this old news? Already covered in the update news this week?
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    omg, reggie is saying "pokemon" so much

    I don't think anyone in the audience cares (even though I do).
  • MrWonderstuff 3 years ago

    This is awful.
  • Bremenacht 3 years ago

    Yay! You can appear to bum Pikachu. Well done Ninty.
  • wetTOAD 3 years ago

    @Deoden Does that make you the man staring menacingly at me?
  • LowEnergyCycle 3 years ago

    Has the entire industry forgotten how to create new IP or something? Nothing but sequels and re-releases all round.
  • TonyB 3 years ago

    I like this system of someone else posting the comments for the person at the event. Tomellie's reporting adds an entertainingly schizophrenic tone to proceedings.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    I hate AR stuff, it's always such a hassle to track everything down.
  • rds 3 years ago

    Any chance of live text of inside Reggie's mind?
  • silentbob 3 years ago

    He totally does look like a fat Ponch from CHiPs
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    @Deoden resize your browser?
  • smirny 3 years ago

    sooooooooooooooo much talking :S
  • Mr.Spo 3 years ago

    Reggie's telling us to catch them all. Am not convinced by this.
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    pokeballs
  • Deoden 3 years ago

    Is there any way to blank out the comments? This is like being at a concert with the punters next to you bitching about the set list.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    I don't, you're rubbish.
  • seanie06 3 years ago

    They are really dragging out the big reveal!! E3 seems to have really lost it's buzz over the last two years I think anyway!
  • caesar_ 3 years ago

    As if Reggie has played excitebike LOL idiot.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    ha ha, 27 years old. FFS Nintendo.
  • wellzy4eva 3 years ago

    It's funny that Nintendo are pimping out online store that PSP had years ago.
  • mentalabhoration 3 years ago

    Excitebike!!! hahahahahahahahahah
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    nice one ellie
  • kamps09 3 years ago

    OMG! More recycling!
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Not So Charming Fox it seems.
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    Don't worry ellie. I still love you.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    *muted applause*
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    SHOW US SOMETHING NEW, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    I don't think there will be anymore Wii announcements. I bet they're pissed off they made SS for yhe Wii
  • Psycence 3 years ago

    Luigis Mansion...Winner! This alone has almost sold a 3DS to me
  • charming_fox 3 years ago

    OH GOD IT'S F*CKING ELLIE... thank god for gametrailers.com
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    I have a soft spot for Luigi's Mansion, pity the sequel is on 3DS.
  • elephantjuice 3 years ago

    Cue polite applause
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    I wanted a Luigi's Mansion sequel, but I thought it would have been better on the Wii...
  • chub 3 years ago

    Those red ghosts look like de Blob
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    How long is this informercial/show? Zelda aside there have been no Wii announcements yet let alone any project cafe reveal.
  • MyNameIsDean 3 years ago

    I've heard that Nintendo' s 'Project Cafe' actually has a Dolce Gusto built in. How long to the reveal?
  • O11Y 3 years ago

    Glad Luigi's Mansion is back, the first one was a cracker
  • chessboxer 3 years ago

    Cool vacuum brah!
  • wetTOAD 3 years ago

    Admittedly I'm no Nintendo fan, but couldn't they rely just a little less on decade(s) old IP?
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    screw it I'm off home and to the gym.
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Ellie's does!
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    Scawy!
  • telltoldtold 3 years ago

    ruuuuuubish...he's got his vacuum, omg must get it . : :(( i'm miserable Fils Aime
  • rds 3 years ago

    Reggie is thinking this is groundhog day.
  • mentalabhoration 3 years ago

    Yay Luigis Manjunk
  • kinky_mong 3 years ago

    Ohhh a sequel no one wanted!
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    Sqwarring ahhff
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Ooooh, playing card collectibles! How Japanese!
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    OMG, cards? really?

    The actually game looks good though.
  • Mr.Spo 3 years ago

    MENTAL

    I must have it...
  • mentalabhoration 3 years ago

    show me the new stuff!! whats next a game with Zombies in?
  • javvyman 3 years ago

    My god, people on here are utterly miserable aren't they!
  • blender 3 years ago

    not seen any blood yet. typical nintendo
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    I don't think that anyone cared about Kid Icarus when it was new in the 80s.
  • magicaldrop3 3 years ago

    Kid Icarus is filler
  • LazyDan 3 years ago

    ...Is that Spike Spencer (Shinji - Evangelion) voicing Pitt!?
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Kid Icarus, now voiced by Zack Effron!
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    Well, that sounds good at least
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    Now mario looks pretty sweet - why not a proper galaxy version? - in 3D that could be immense
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    "This is the first 3D Mario adventure created from scratch for a portable system."

    Yeah- no shit!
  • Lemming81 3 years ago

    mentalabhoration, if that '£d' Tetris wasn't a typo, it's genius :D
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Mario 3D looks alright but to me Mario proper is a 2D platformer....
  • chub 3 years ago

    Everything you've seen before - now in 3D
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Thing is, I'm sure Mario will be great. Pretty sure everyone expects that.. We want something new and exciting!
  • caesar_ 3 years ago

    New Mario looks freaking sexual.
  • kamps09 3 years ago

    They talk and talk, but dont say anything really. /yawns Same old, like watching last years E3 to be honest.
  • Killdare 3 years ago

    Is it me or is this audience all Marioed out already?
  • gott_sei_dank 3 years ago

    http://comedy-f.akamaihd.net/e32
    011prod0...
  • chibber23 3 years ago

    Ohhh another remake :-s
  • blender 3 years ago

    i sense contempt in the audience..... they want project cafe, they will get wii fit 3 and speccy lady
  • MrWonderstuff 3 years ago

    I'm bored.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    nintendo network
  • mentalabhoration 3 years ago

    FFS something new please Reggie, whats next £d tetris
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    not seen anything to make me want a 3ds yet.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    http://www.gametrailers.com/nets
    torage/e...
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    @jonharrispro http://www.gametrailers.com/nets
    torage/e...
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    How does seeing your enemies faces work if they're tilting the 3DS like you are?
  • delboy83uk 3 years ago

    Mario Kart looks Puu!!
  • jonharrispro 3 years ago

    where are you all watching this?
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    How long is this? I can't watch the whole thing.... When should I return for the 10 mins or so?
  • Scimarad 3 years ago

    "You can use buttons to control the game or- "

    "Buttons!! Buttons, dammit!!"
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Starfox might sell me a 3DS.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Notice the distinct lack of applause for Mario Kart
  • andywilkie35 3 years ago

    Nintendo - doing their best to destroy their most popular franchises. After the abortion of Mario Kart Wii, was hoping for a resurrection, but of course this in Nincuntdo
  • kinky_mong 3 years ago

    They ruined Mario Kart ages ago when the Wii one came out. Now they're making it worse.
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    Not like MK Wii. Fail...
  • rivuzu 3 years ago

    "How might that happen? I will suggest two words: deeper and wider."

    oh my.
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    I think they're saving Cafe til last.
  • Osahi 3 years ago

    Shame we can't just skip to the end of the show
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Pretty sure I've played that Mario Kart before, about a hundred times...
  • Halo.Jones 3 years ago

    Whats so tricked out about this version of Mario kart? Oh.. hang gliders and underwater racing. :(
  • blender 3 years ago

    omg they ruined mario kart
  • Braincleaner 3 years ago

    so, no new console reveal? and this is just starting to look like a rehash of what we saw last year...
  • jag10 3 years ago

    why keep mentioning cafe then going on to something else.
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    I'm scared and confused... so no Project Cafe reveal today?
  • blender 3 years ago

    morio kart?
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    The way they're doing this, it feel's like "Nintendo" is the name of the new system.
  • bushwod 3 years ago

    reggie is a robot!
  • FooAtari 3 years ago

    Am the only one that finds Regie annoying?
  • blender 3 years ago

    3DS MUSIC FTW
  • Killdare 3 years ago

    No, Reggie, I want you to sound less like someone who's just got out of their MBA class.
  • simiankid 3 years ago

    God, is there a less sincere public speaker than Reggie?
  • Beano 3 years ago

    Luigi's Mansion... FINGYES!
  • MiniAmin 3 years ago

    I WANT GRAPHICS
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    Reggie Fils Amie... poetry!?
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Reggie talking shit as usual....
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    oh man, now it goes downhill
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    TIME TO START TAKIN' NAMES AND KICKIN' ASSS!!!
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    REGGIE!!!
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    Polite applause.
  • blender 3 years ago

    REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE

    REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE

    REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE

    REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE

    REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE REGIE
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    reggie !!!!
  • adinus 3 years ago

    Reading between the lines - the new console is blatantly bringing 3D gaming to the masses
  • delboy83uk 3 years ago

    Next year is too late!!!!
  • kinky_mong 3 years ago

    Oh dear, looks like they want to ruin Mario Kart even more with flying gimmicks.
  • LazyDan 3 years ago

    NOOOOOO THE STARFOX VOICES ARE DIFFERENT NOOOOOOOOO WHYYY
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    Wait... what?
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    this is one slick presentation
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    I hope we're getting a full Cafe reveal?
  • consignia 3 years ago

    @Butthead Huh huh huh deeper and wider.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    STARFOX!
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    Hang on, what? Next year? What?
  • rds 3 years ago

    Nintendo Sex Wii
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    That's what she said.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    more 3ds! yay
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    TROLLLLLLL
  • Beano 3 years ago

    what a tease!
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    ah the joker
  • pinebear 3 years ago

    Ha ha, what a fantastic tease you are Iwata-san!
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    Sounds sexual...gross
  • smirny 3 years ago

    is it bigger than an original ps3?
  • blender 3 years ago

    Wheres my Regy
  • Mr.Spo 3 years ago

    Oh, you big tease.
  • Halo.Jones 3 years ago

    Iwata is all about the size and girth!
  • delboy83uk 3 years ago

    Is this the Puu???
  • Bedders 3 years ago

    I am so childishly excited.
  • blender 3 years ago

    MEGATON
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Deeper and wider, ha ha ha
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    Ellie is just ripping it with the witty asides!!
  • chub 3 years ago

    I'm waiting for graphs
  • roquey 3 years ago

    Remake LTTP please!!!!
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Project Cafe, here we go.
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    It's time.....
  • Rizo 3 years ago

    Did he give a release date for new zelda game?
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    omg omg omg omg omg here we go
  • PaletteSwap 3 years ago

    no SS release date? FFS !
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    I see where there is going...
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Bring back the translator!
  • cochimbo 3 years ago

    25th anniversary goodies are a bit dissapointing for me...
  • Beano 3 years ago

    That Iwata character model looks very life-like!
  • pinebear 3 years ago

    HERE IT COEMS GUYZ
  • rds 3 years ago

    The translator either has a script or is remarkable (still annoying, though.)
  • simiankid 3 years ago

    Lifestyle photography! Yessss!
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    ...here it comes... :-D
  • Mr.Spo 3 years ago

    Oh here we go. Pie charts and graphs, me thinks.
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    Harro, Iwata! :)
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    It's coming...
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Hello Mr Blue Sky
  • O11Y 3 years ago

    25 years and the cash cow is beginning to show the strains
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    Ok, enough of Zelda - Project Cafe please
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    that bow was a direct sony pisstake
  • efebayor 3 years ago

    classy way to commemorate such an important gaming series.
  • Anufea 3 years ago

    @Beano DSi - for free
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    They're bringing out all of the big guns now!! :)
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    bukkake time lol. japanese men in large numbers are dangerous
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    symphony concert sounds pretty awesome
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Yes, translator is class dudes.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    wtf are the new games
  • axman303 3 years ago

    Nice to see a company with some soul, some history and some personality.
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    Nintendo trolling right now...
  • Beano 3 years ago

    4 Swords ... was that for 3DS or DSi ?

  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    I think the translator is pretty brilliant at his job.
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    @\Ranger, good.
  • Disco_Stu360 3 years ago

    Music CD'S!?!?!
  • Mr.Spo 3 years ago

    Symphony tickets... Do want!!
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    MR.DNA, don't tell me to shut the fuck up you whining cunt.
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    @monkfish - you're not missing much yet...
  • rds 3 years ago

    I can't stand the translator speaking only a few words behind.
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    cue some predictable wank joke at the arm line
  • Beano 3 years ago

    Stronger arm?... what a perv!
  • jag10 3 years ago

    epic milking
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    Hurry, Ellie, hurry. Some of us can't see what's going on
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    If there is one game I'll be playing on Xmas, it's Skyward Sword. Magic.
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Translator is class
  • Mr.DNA 3 years ago

    coolbritannia- shut the fuck up and stop spamming the joint with your absolute pish.
  • adinus 3 years ago

    Zelda on each console? Does that include Cafe?!
  • Lusterpurge 3 years ago

    Gooooold!!!
  • varsas 3 years ago

    Hmm...should I buy a DSi now...?
  • king2001 3 years ago

    Four Swords? FREE? On DSi?

    NICE!
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    Skyward Sword on Wii only?
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    4 swords free download, nice!
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    a zelda for each console.....
  • MiniAmin 3 years ago

    "Clap then! Minions!"
  • mrpon 3 years ago

    Woo!
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Zelda launch next weekend? What?
  • Naptime 3 years ago

    Zzzzzzz
  • axman303 3 years ago

    At least that proves the orchestra is really live. Not just some recording.
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    It does prove how iconic those noises are
  • king2001 3 years ago

    DA-DA-DA-DAAAAAA!
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Quality stuff
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Playing the wrong song FTW
  • MikkyX 3 years ago

    Forget the game announcements, can they just do this for an hour and a half?
  • DiamondIce 3 years ago

    1hrs 45 mins of orchestra.
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    Come on... get on with it
  • markymark1506 3 years ago

    getting goosebumps
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    Dick and Dom better start worrying
  • axman303 3 years ago

    Now this is a show! Not just corporate drones droning on.
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Haha, this is all kinds of awesome.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Oh fuck off with this orchestral bullshit.
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    "Oh that feels nice"
  • monkfishjoe 3 years ago

    Yip de yip. excited!
  • bushwod 3 years ago

    "helped by a fairy" *snigger*
  • mrpon 3 years ago

    Hats off to these translators
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    "how about that tie"
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    tug tug tug tug tug
  • ChrisOTR 3 years ago

    I'm at work so can't watch the video... you lot are my eyes!
  • Mr.Spo 3 years ago

    I love how happy he is.
  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    "Herro everyone"
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    Shiggsy! How many grown men are going to cry today? ;)
  • Smoped 3 years ago

    Nice tie, Shigs!
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    well that was rather bombastic
  • discoriggall 3 years ago

    Twiglet Princess

  • coolbritannia 3 years ago

    Zeldawanking is right. To me it just shows how outdated that series has become.
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    That doesnt look like its running at 480p
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Oh, Skyward looks amazing!
  • axman303 3 years ago

    Am I the only one crying tears of joy right now?
  • Beano 3 years ago

    Skyward Sword on Cafe ... confirmed!

  • kangarootoo 3 years ago

    Lol @ speakers and cello comment :)
  • rojjer 3 years ago

    Twiglet Princess? Those product placement guys have no shame..
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    Bored of the zeldawanking already
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Sound is relly quiet Ive turned up my speakers to max. Half waiting for them to fix it and blow me out of my chair.
  • mrpon 3 years ago

    Good stream here: http://www.youtube.com/e3
  • Bertie 3 years ago

    Classy opening.
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    http://www.gametrailers.com/nets
    torage/e...
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    http://www.gametrailers.com/nets
    torage/e...
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    http://www.gametrailers.com/nets
    torage/e...
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    gametrailers feed is good btw
  • Anufea 3 years ago

    Sound is all messed up for me at e3.nintendo.com
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    the sound is 'remixed' for everyone?
  • tap 3 years ago

    Finally, some fucking sound!
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    Nintendo network is a shambles
  • mr_pink 3 years ago

    love the orchestral version of that theme
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Oh, now this is exciting.
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    HAHA Orchestra on stage and the sound is busted.
  • Anufea 3 years ago

    wtf is happening with the feed? O_O
  • Halo.Jones 3 years ago

    @ChrisOTR Mine is 198
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Picture is much better than the Microsoft feed.
  • mal 3 years ago

    1 minute, people!
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    we all suck corporate cock - this is one massive infomercial and we have no souls :)

  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    Tuck your stupid purple shirt in. Silly Yank.
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Tuck your godam shirt in. Slacker.
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    who the fuck is this guy?
  • pimkapitz 3 years ago

    the name for Project Café should be WWII imo
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Hey tom your live give us a wave.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    Why is there a bulge in my pants?
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    e3.nintendo.com

  • Anufea 3 years ago

    video!
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Anyone for a suprise Real console Pokemon?
  • spiritsnake 3 years ago

    isnt it starting after an hour?? or are my time calculations wrong?
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    Oh good, nintendo.com is down....
  • MysteryLamb 3 years ago

    This could be nintendo's year if they stay truer to the hardcore, ......which would be ironic
  • delboy83uk 3 years ago

    Hands up who wants project cafe to be called the Puu
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Wwll almost there a big gray Nintendo logo waiting to go live.
  • Rizo 3 years ago

    IGN reorting new yoshi island for 3DS
  • Binglybob 3 years ago

    Quite excited to see what Nintendo reveals. It would be genuinely interesting to see them produce something that catches the eye of a PS3/360 gamer.
  • ChrisOTR 3 years ago

    Here goes for the conference...
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Nintendo.com is Live
  • miseryguts 3 years ago

    ..this isn't a live video feed..??
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    I remember when all this was fields...
  • ChrisOTR 3 years ago

    Never mind Reedo, Razzajazz destroyed me ;)
  • ChrisOTR 3 years ago

    What's yours Halo?
  • Reedo 3 years ago

    @ChrisOTR I can't see it whilst I'm logged in >_>

    note: Mine isn't that old anyway
  • Halo.Jones 3 years ago

    And then Razzajazz trumps me... :)
  • ChrisOTR 3 years ago

    Niiiiice! Can I join your old boys club?
  • chub 3 years ago

    They're going to be starting late according to Gametrailers
  • Rizo 3 years ago

    Zelda release date please!
  • Razzajazz 3 years ago

    @ChrisOTR

    I'm older than yours.... Try 89! :p
  • Halo.Jones 3 years ago

    @ChristOTR. I win!
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Wonder if the Skype outage will affect any of the attendees reporting back?
  • ChrisOTR 3 years ago

    You can see yours by clicking your name at top of page and looking at link...
  • ChrisOTR 3 years ago

    The link shows it - I'm UserID 229 :D
  • Reedo 3 years ago

    e3.nintendo.com is now live :D
  • Reedo 3 years ago

    @ChrisOTR I don't know how to see how old your profile is...
  • Reedo 3 years ago

    @Auyx F5 all the way
  • Reedo 3 years ago

    @johnjo They should get my dad instead.
  • ChrisOTR 3 years ago

    I'm claiming oldest Eurogamer UserID here, unless anyone can beat me?

    http://gamers.eurogamer.net/user
    _profile...
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Will nintendos site auto start playing or should I keep F5ing it?
  • MiniAmin 3 years ago

    Microsoft had Dana White and Ice T, Sony had Kobe Bryant, I reckon Nintendo will have Jedward.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    Comments stopped working?
  • johnjo 3 years ago

    wonder if Ron Jeremy will guest star as mario
  • Reedo 3 years ago

    Ah the Game Boy Horror. Good times.
  • SilentTristero 3 years ago

    I wonder if they're nervous back-stage, as they strap on the successor to the Wii and prepare to fire it up
  • Ziz0u 3 years ago

    Knock Knock

    Who's there?

    It's a

    It's a who?

    It's-a-me, Mario!
  • geeza2020 3 years ago

    how droll
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    Fuck PS Ryvita
  • MatMan562 3 years ago

    :( The dominos pizza site isn't working for me which means no conference Pizza...
  • Aiten 3 years ago

    NEW HARDWARE! WOOH! ^^
  • geeza2020 3 years ago

    Peach or Daisy?



    Peasy
  • spekkeh 3 years ago

    MY BODY IS READY
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    No one has asked the most important question:

    Peach or Daisy?
  • geeza2020 3 years ago

    Is my bowser broken?
  • Segnit 3 years ago

    I'm not a gambler, but if I were, my bet would be that Zelda will defy all odds and will compete on equal footing with 'High Fidelity' games on cafe.

    Mark my words!
  • Darren 3 years ago

    After two underwhelming conferences from both Microsoft and Sony, I find myself anticipating the Nintendo one with mild excitement, mainly due to the fact that they have a new console to officially unveil.

    I just hope that, unlike the Wii, this new machine is blessed with a steady flow of quality games, both from Nintendo and its third-parties. If they can deliver that then I *might* just buy one, particularly as it is rumoured to be backward compatible with the Wii *and* GameCube. :)
  • deez 3 years ago

    Why did mario cross the road?

    Because the princess is in another castle.
  • Dabs 3 years ago

    Nintendo will unveil a new console to succeed Wii this afternoon at E3 2011. We wonder what its real name be - surely not "Nintendo"?

    "Pwo."
  • spiritsnake 3 years ago

    no way can rockstar go exclusive with nintendo. just cant happen
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    battlefield 3 on gametrailers stream now.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    GTA5 confirmed exclusive to Nintendo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    GrayFox wins.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    NGP - Nintendo Gaming Platform
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    @Ranger 101 - Nintendo Geeniitaal Diischaargee
  • spiritsnake 3 years ago

    NGS
    nintendo gaming system
  • schnide 3 years ago

    Looks fantastic!
  • spiritsnake 3 years ago

    Nintendo Swii
  • TheBlackBandit 3 years ago

    No. Your bowser is not broken.
  • geeza2020 3 years ago

    Is my browser broken?
  • NotSoSlim 3 years ago

    Nintendo Beem

  • schnide 3 years ago

    What does Luigi use to wipe his arse?

    Paper Mario
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    Mr_Qwerty - Nintendo Puu
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    @ranger 101 it sounds like their online service. hope its not for the console.

    @oldmanwisdom megalol
  • oldmanwisdom 3 years ago

    What's white and smells of peach?
    Mario's middle finger.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    Q: What's Princess Peach's favourite chocolate?

    A: Super Mario Galaxy
  • schnide 3 years ago

    @Anufea

    Cheers :)
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    4chan/reddit/ESRB leak says it's "Current".
  • Anufea 3 years ago

    @schnide +1
  • schnide 3 years ago

    It's a-me, Mario! Oh, you-a ask me how I get around?

    On Mi-yamotobike!
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    Nintendo Weetabix
  • king2001 3 years ago

    Why is Mario such a fun guy?
    Because of all the mushrooms he eats!

    BADUM TSSHHH
  • Ranger101 3 years ago

    Nintendo Current.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    A gay man, a chav, and Mario walk into a bar. The gay guy says, "I spent my whole day at a dance club."
    The hillbilly says, "I just sat around outside the Job Centre drinking Stella."
    Then Mario says, "Me and my brother ate a bunch of mushrooms and ran around fighting monsters and dressing up as animals, I was a bee and he was a frog."
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    @Shinetop Good
    @Cpt_McOneball Not so much.
  • Sicho 3 years ago

    Mario just updated his Bowser to watch the E3 live stream
  • schnide 3 years ago

    (You'll like this one)

    Q: How does-a Mario's arch enemy show respect to Princess Peach?
    A: He Bows-a!
  • Cpt_McOneball 3 years ago

    Q: How could Mario fly?
    A: I stapled him to an aeroplane.
  • Shinetop 3 years ago

    Q: Why did Mario have to walk home?

    A: His car got toad.
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    @schnide O-M-G
    (Said like that woman from friends)
  • TheBlackBandit 3 years ago

    @pancho Best one so far, my friend.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    Apparently Mario's landlord gets so much hassle from Nintendo's famous plumber, he's getting his own game. It's called (forgive me for this):

    The Super Mario Bothers
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    What's Mario's favorite musical?




    Mamma Mia
  • skowhegan 3 years ago

    Three words: Wii Vitality Sensor. C'mon Iwata.
  • pancho 3 years ago

    Q. Why does Mario's hat have an M embroidered on it?

    A. Because he's a cunt.
  • Daeltaja 3 years ago

    Looking forward to this one.
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Why did Mario get a Yoshi instead of a goldfish?

    Because they were so cheep-cheep.
  • TheMoonRat 3 years ago

    @Auyx I wonder if Nin-ten-dough will 'rise' to the occasion....
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    What does Mario use whilst shopping?


    A Mario Kart
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    Q: How does Mario know what will happen at E3?

    A: He uses a Luigi board.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    @monsieur_qwerty

    Yes I know, still a bit much but no harm done. I think you should try some Mario jokes as per EG's blurb because without them, you'll only have mine!
  • schnide 3 years ago

    Q: Why was Mario feeling agoraphobic about his new level layouts?
    A: Too mush room!
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    @schnide

    I was joking. No offence intended. But Microsoft did really pull their pants down and bend over yesterday.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    @monsieur_qwerty

    Apart from being a really tasteless analogy anyway, it's a poor one. The attack on Pearl Harbour was designed to wipe out the US naval fleet but they were out on a training exercise and thus weren't destroyed as intended.

    But otherwise yeah, nice one there. Spot on.
  • monsieur_qwerty 3 years ago

    Go all Pearl Harbour on Microsoft!! Come on Ninty!!
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    @koopa You know there hardware's good for it, My NES still works like a treat. They don't make em like they used too.
  • Kano-11 3 years ago

    We need a megaton, earth shattering announcement from nintendo to make up for the debacle we saw yesterday.
  • koopa 3 years ago

    @Auyx

    That was just what I was thinking, it would be like "the last" Nintendo console release, but I also highly doubt it...
  • TheBlackBandit 3 years ago

    I'd be really interested to see whether or not Nintendo make any attempts to embrace the hardcore. Do an anti-Microsoft.
  • LazyDan 3 years ago

    Hopes:

    - Starfox 3DS has the same voices as the N64 version.

    That is all.

  • stegabba 3 years ago

    im intrigued as to what nintendo have up their sleeves with this 1 as im very much a 360 and ps3 man for this generation, i have not touched the wii as its simply not for me
  • betonos 3 years ago

    Come on Nintendo, Microsoft bored me to death, Sony just failed to awake fully, you are the only hope!
  • Auyx 3 years ago

    The only reason I would think they would call it "Nintendo" would be if it was going to be ether cloud based like Onlive (which I highly doubt) or modular (again I doubt it). I personally don't think this will be the case but we will see I guess.
  • schnide 3 years ago

    Q: What did Luigi say to his brother at the suggestion of yet another remake of Super Mario Brothers?
    A: It's same-y, Mario!

    ;)
  • Burkey123 3 years ago

    This is by far the most exciting of the three conferences. Can't wait to hear more about Zelda, and god knows what Cafe will bring!! I expect a serious 3DS outburst of games as well.
  • PinktotheLast 3 years ago

    I want to see a HD Mario. In the rain, looking bedraggled and unshaven. Smoking a cigarette, which he sucks on heavily before dropping it to the ground, grinding it with his large steel capped boot. Before taking out his gun and blasting a tied up Princess Peach full in the face. The tag-line is:
    He's Back. He's Bad. He's not taking any **** from Peach any more.
    Only Kidding!!!
  • mentalabhoration 3 years ago

    oooh new Mario please
  • koopa 3 years ago

    Pretty excited, first truly new console by Nintendo in 10 years. I'm secretly hoping for a new IP (action or FPS) by Retro, but my hopes aren't very high...

Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...

15:53 By Robert Purchese

Thumbs-up.

monsieur_qwerty says:

What does Mario use whilst shopping?


A Mario Kart

15:53 By Robert Purchese

Applause!

Auyx says:

Q: How does Mario know what will happen at E3?

A: He uses a Luigi board.

15:55 By Robert Purchese

Good.

schnide says:

Q: Why was Mario feeling agoraphobic about his new level layouts?
A: Too mush room!

16:26 By Tom Bramwell

Welcome back! We're in the queue for the Nintendo conference at the Nokia Theee-ay-tur in Downtown Los Angeles, admiring the Gears of War 3 advert Microsoft has managed to sneak onto the front display of the building...

16:45 By Tom Bramwell

And we're in! The Nokia Theatre is basically a massive cinema with a big central screen and two smaller (but still massive) ones flanking it on the side walls. There are thousands of people here already.

16:45 By Tom Bramwell

And we're in! The Nokia Theatre is basically a massive cinema with a big central screen and two smaller (but still massive) ones flanking it on the side walls. There are thousands of people here already.

16:46 By Tom Bramwell

We're being (nominally) entertained by a series of Nintendo-related pub quiz questions on the big screen, about which academy Fox McCloud (Cornerian) went to and what Luigi used to investigate the rooms in Luigi's Mansion (the Game Boy Horror).

16:47 By Tom Bramwell

"Which signature object does Solid Snake hide beneath in the Metal Gear Solid series?" Er, mountains of despairingly self-indulgent dialogue?

16:50 By Tom Bramwell

There's nothing about the setup that offers clues to Project Cafe... or is there? Perhaps the two side screens, which are pretty hefty, will be used to show what appears on the controller's touch-screen while the main screen is the TV output. Just a guess, obviously.

16:59 By Tom Bramwell

We've spotted Yoshinori Ono from Capcom and Laurent Fischer - Ninendo's European marketing director / foremost George Clooney lookalike - wandering around outside among the ranks of developers and media attendees.

17:00 By Tom Bramwell

Nobody's given us a five-minute warning yet or anything, but we'll let you know if we're about to start.

17:01 By Tom Bramwell

Tum te tum. Come on Nintendo, time to blow our little minds.

17:03 By Tom Bramwell

Sound's gone down...

17:04 By Tom Bramwell

False alarm! They were segueing from Muse into something a bit more upbeat.

17:05 By Tom Bramwell

OK here we go.

17:05 By Tom Bramwell

Link's on screen. Mad cheering. Looks like a montage of existing Zelda games. There's an old NES one...

17:06 By Tom Bramwell

A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time... Wind Waker! Love that game. (That's an order.)

17:06 By Tom Bramwell

Twiglet Princess. Lest we forget.

17:07 By Tom Bramwell

There's a live orchestra playing along at the front of the stage. Beautiful.

17:08 By Tom Bramwell

Couldn't see them initially. I was like, "Man, these speakers are pretty dope." Then I spotted a man with a cello.

17:10 By Ellie Gibson

"The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary" on screen. And here's Shigeru Miyamoto, played on by his orchestra and wearing a nice black suit.

17:11 By Ellie Gibson

(NB: I'm actually posting for Tom here - these are his words live from the conference, not mine live from my house. - Ellie)

17:11 By Ellie Gibson

Miyamoto begins in English by saying the music really brings back memories, but then brings on Bill Trinen to do his translation.

17:11 By Ellie Gibson

Last year it was Mario's 25th anniversary, he says, and this year it's Zelda's. He talks about how the gameplay and visuals and music have constantly evolved in that time.

17:12 By Ellie Gibson

The last song we heard - over footage of Skyward Sword - was the theme tune to the latest Zelda game.

17:12 By Ellie Gibson

We're going to hear the orchestra play some more Zelda sounds and songs. They do the chime for solving a puzzle first. Cute.

17:13 By Ellie Gibson

"Next, how about opening a treasure chest and getting an item." Miyamoto is quite energised on stage, conducting his pet orchestra. Ah, the fairy music next - Chris Donlan had this playing at his wedding.

axman303 says:

Now this is a show! Not just corporate drones droning on.

17:14 By Ellie Gibson

Miyamoto thanks the orchestra and moves on. For the 25th anniversary, he says they've prepared a Zelda game for each of their hardware systems.

17:14 By Ellie Gibson

Starting today, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for GameBoy will be the first game available in the 3DS eStore. Should be available by day's end.

17:15 By Ellie Gibson

Starting next weekend, The Legend of Zelda 3D will launch for Nintendo 3DS around the world - that's the Ocarina of Time remake.

17:15 By Ellie Gibson

The frame-rate has been improved, the graphics revamped, and "there's a new sense of realism as you're riding your horse through the sweeping scenery of Hyrule". There are also hint movies for idiots/n00bs/lol.

17:16 By Ellie Gibson

There's a Master Quest mode and a Boss Challenge mode too.

17:16 By Ellie Gibson

Next up in September, a four-player co-operative Legend of Zelda: Four Swords for DSi as a free download on DSiWare.

17:16 By Ellie Gibson

Then finally, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Worldwide this holiday season for Wii.

17:16 By Ellie Gibson

"It's finally done," he jokes. Yeah but when's it actually out?

17:17 By Ellie Gibson

There's going to be a special gold Wii remote to be released as a promotion when the game comes out. It's got a Zelda logo on it and generally looks pretty badass.

17:17 By Ellie Gibson

Miyamoto's saying that developing Skyward Sword has been great exercise and he's getting fitter. He's certainly been working on it long enough.

17:18 By Ellie Gibson

In honour of the 25th anniversary, they're going to be holding 25th anniversary symphony concerts in honour of Zelda in many regions around the world.

17:18 By Ellie Gibson

"We'll be holding these concerts in each region. They'll be happening in the fall." More announcements about specific dates to come soon.

17:19 By Ellie Gibson

They're also preparing two music CDs. The first is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D official soundtrack. It'll be a gift for those who are among the first to register the game with Club Nintendo.

17:19 By Ellie Gibson

The other CD is based on the symphony concerts "and will be used in conjunction with the release of Skyward Sword".

17:20 By Ellie Gibson

And it's fair to say they'll be rinsing Zelda's anniversary in other ways too, which we'll be hearing about later in the year. Not surprising for a game that over 200 people within Nintendo have worked on over those 25 years, says Miyamoto.

17:20 By Ellie Gibson

Aw, he's inviting some of the staff who have worked on Zelda over the years onto the stage. Eiji Aonuma's up there as well.

17:21 By Ellie Gibson

Miyamoto ends this section by thanking the players, and the orchestra plays him out.

17:21 By Ellie Gibson

"Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Nintendo's global president Satoru Iwata."

17:22 By Ellie Gibson

History lesson time. We've seen changes in who plays and where they play since they launched DS and Wii, says Iwata.

17:22 By Ellie Gibson

The old boundaries are being erased, he says - even gender. Hopefully he means in gaming terms.

17:23 By Ellie Gibson

"As an industry, what we haven't achieved yet is a game platform that is equally satisfying for all players. Yet, this is exactly what we intend to create with our new home platform."

17:23 By Ellie Gibson

"How might that happen? I will suggest two words: deeper and wider."

17:23 By Ellie Gibson

"The new platform will provide deeper game experiences than what even the most passionate gamer has realised before."

17:24 By Ellie Gibson

"And it will offer wider appeal to gamers - wider even than for Wii."

17:24 By Ellie Gibson

"As you will begin to understand this week, it will let everyone see games in a different way."

17:24 By Ellie Gibson

"We are going to leave the full details for a little later this morning..." [laughter from the crowd]

17:25 By Ellie Gibson

"I believe our new platform presents a major step towards reaching our goal. However, our new home console is a product to look forward to next year. This year, there are bold new experiences coming for Nintendo 3DS and several of the franchises you know so well are moving into 3D." Cue video.

17:25 By Ellie Gibson

Mario Kart!

17:25 By Ellie Gibson

Doesn't look like game footage - we're seeing weird little snippets. Oh and here's Star Fox.

17:25 By Ellie Gibson

Super Mario Bros.

17:26 By Ellie Gibson

They're trying to illustrate neat 3D elements by having Mario move in and out of the screen a bit. We also saw him in the raccoon suit. Ah, and this looks like Kid Icarus.

17:26 By Ellie Gibson

OMG!!!! Luigi's Mansion!!!!!

17:26 By Ellie Gibson

MEGATOOOOON. Sorry, got a bit excited there.

17:27 By Ellie Gibson

(NB Once again, this is actually Ellie posting Tom's updates; I care not for Luigi, nor his "mansion".)

17:27 By Ellie Gibson

That's the end of that. (The video, I mean, but also my integrity.) And here comes Reggie Fils-Aime. Has he brought any graphs with him?

17:28 By Ellie Gibson

"Look. We hear you. You want what you've always wanted. But you also want something new. You want to play things and things to look like they always have. But you want the buzz of the new. You want comfortable and you want surprise. Contradictions? No problem, they come with the territory."

17:28 By Ellie Gibson

"But it is fair to ask, and is it even possible to deliver something for everyone?"

17:28 By Ellie Gibson

"Well, as Mr Iwata suggested... this is exactly what we're also aiming for with Nintendo 3DS."

Killdare says:

No, Reggie, I want you to sound less like someone who's just got out of their MBA class.

17:28 By Ellie Gibson

We've got five key 3DS titles to see this week, and they'll be on the show floor in full 3D. "Here on stage of course we can only offer you 2D versions, so let's get going. First off the line is Mario Kart."

17:29 By Ellie Gibson

This is a "tricked-out version you haven't driven before". Video's up. Looks a lot like Mario Kart Wii - bounce pads, Bowser Castle, boosting... All the usual guys, and new power-ups like a hang glider.

17:30 By Ellie Gibson

Underwater bits! God I am so easy...

17:30 By Ellie Gibson

You can customise your kart using a sort of slot machine tumbler system - pick chassis, wheel types, etc.

17:30 By Ellie Gibson

Mario Kart. Holiday 2011.

17:31 By Ellie Gibson

Star Fox is back too. Star Fox 64 3D.
You can use buttons for traditional control, or turn the hardware itself into the control wheel by turning and tilting it to control your arwing.

Daeltaja says:

Starfox might sell me a 3DS.

17:32 By Ellie Gibson

The Nintendo 3DS cameras record and project your and your friends' faces and project them into the game too for multiplayer.

Star Fox 64 3D will be in US stores this September.

coolbritannia says:

How does seeing your enemies faces work if they're tilting the 3DS like you are?

17:33 By Ellie Gibson

Mario is next. "This is the first 3D Mario adventure created from scratch for a portable system."

17:33 By Ellie Gibson

It's a proper 3D Mario, not just a side-scroller. Reminiscent of Super Mario 64. Raccoon suit!

17:34 By Ellie Gibson

Fire Mario spotted too. All of these level designs look pretty wicked. He just danced on the keys of a piano and is now leaping over interconnecting cogs. Lots of Galaxy-style changes of perspective too, although more rooted in the N64 origins of 3D Mario, I'd say.

17:34 By Ellie Gibson

It's just called Super Mario. Out before the year is over.

17:35 By Ellie Gibson

And don't forget Kid Icarus Uprising, smashing things up and flying about.

MysteryLamb says:

Now mario looks pretty sweet - why not a proper galaxy version? - in 3D that could be immense

17:35 By Ellie Gibson

Ooh, multiplayer Kid Icarus.

17:36 By Ellie Gibson

"Choose your weapon and defeat the opposing team's angel."

17:36 By Ellie Gibson

Heh, there's some augmented reality shizzle going on too, with cards you can put on the table which the 3DS pulls little avatars out of. Or something.

17:36 By Ellie Gibson

Kid Icarus has "three-on-three multiplayer action" which will be playable on the show floor.

17:37 By Ellie Gibson

The augmented reality cards will be for conducting battles, says Reggie. And it'll all be out later this year.

17:38 By Ellie Gibson

Luigi's Mansion 2! "The first brother of video games is back and he's got his vacuum." Shot from the same perspectives as the first - third-person in corridors and sort of 2D-with-depth in the rooms he's investigating.

17:38 By Ellie Gibson

Luigi's toying with objects to uncover ghosts, who he then sucks up using his Poltergust 3000. There are mummies and sarcophagi in there too.

17:39 By Ellie Gibson

"Luigi's Mansion 2 is not a simple revision. It's an entirely new game making an extraordinary use of 3D and featuring not just one but several new mansions." SUCK IT TO MY VEINS REGGIE.

17:39 By Ellie Gibson

Now he's moving on to third party stuff. Montage time! Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ace Combat 3D...

17:39 By Ellie Gibson

Good news! It's not really me, I'm just pasting in Tom's updates for him!

charming_fox says:

OH GOD IT'S F*CKING ELLIE... thank god for gametrailers.com

17:40 By Ellie Gibson

Tetris, Cave Story 3D (some whooping), Resident Evil: Revelations, Driver Renegade, Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions...

17:41 By Ellie Gibson

Tekken 3D, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. That's it.

17:41 By Ellie Gibson

Apparently the library of games coming for 3DS is "unprecedented", says Reggie as a montage of sequels finishes.

17:41 By Ellie Gibson

Moving on, he says this week's system update is also the key to unlocking ten different game trailers. Demos will also be available later this year for downloadable and retail games.

17:42 By Ellie Gibson

Now he's going on about Virtual Console, including the Game Boy stuff and classic console titles "some dating even before the NES days", some with a 3D makeover.

17:43 By Ellie Gibson

For a limited time, we also get a free version of 3D Classics Excitebike, which is now 27 years old. "It doesn't get much more retro than that."

17:43 By Ellie Gibson

Pokemon is also coming. "Owners of Pokemon Black and White are familiar with the Pokedex... With Nintendo 3DS, an enhanced Pokedex has arrived on the platform. When you first start Pokedex 3D, there will be 16 Pokemon registered. In order to complete your Pokedex, you'll need to complete the data... via SpotPass, receiving them from friends or finding special AR markers."

17:43 By Ellie Gibson

The AR marker lets you superimpose them on real life backgrounds.

rds says:

Any chance of live text of inside Reggie's mind?

17:44 By Ellie Gibson

It'll be available exclusively through the eShop. Pokedex 3D is free and comes through after the system update, apparently.

Pac-man-ate-my-wife says:

I always find it funny how gamers complain about Nintendo's sequels, as if MS and Sony didn't do the exact same things in their keynotes.

17:45 By Ellie Gibson

"Of course, there is one more order of business left for us today - to make a proper introduction to a new gaming companion." New console stuff.

17:46 By Ellie Gibson

He's talking about how the Wii name made sense after "we all started playing together".
I bet it's going to be called You or something...
Wii U.

17:46 By Ellie Gibson

It's called Wii U. "It's a system we will all enjoy together but also one that's tailor-made for you. The other word associations are easy. It is U-nique, u-nifying, maybe even u-topian." Ha.

17:47 By Ellie Gibson

Here's the new controller on screen. Looks like a tablet PC but a bit chunkier. Big screen in centre and expansive areas around it for two analogue sticks, d-pad, face buttons, home, -/+, start etc. Thought I saw shoulder buttons.

wapkaplet says:

An analog stick ABOVE the buttons? MADNESS!!!

17:48 By Ellie Gibson

In the video they're showing, a kid is playing Mario and his dad walks in and says he wants to watch baseball, so the kid keeps playing his game on the controller's screen instead.

17:48 By Ellie Gibson

Now there's a bit with a stylus drawing pictures. Someone's sketching an image of Link. Actions on the touch pad go to the TV screen too.

17:48 By Ellie Gibson

Saw a version of Go there, and baseball. There's clearly a camera on the back - when you hold the Wii U controller up you can sort of look through it and see what's on the TV.

17:48 By Ellie Gibson

For golf, a girl laid the Wii U on the ground and did a golf swing over the top of it and it read her actions. There's a black bar above the screen when it's in landscape mode which looks a bit like a combined camera/Wii sensor bar.

pinebear says:

Take that, THQ Udraw! In your FACE!

17:49 By Ellie Gibson

Now someone's using it to flick shurikens onto the screen - the idea is clearly that the controller can complement full-screen experiences as well as be used to mirror them or independently.

17:50 By Ellie Gibson

There's a tech demo of a Zelda sequence where Link's fighting a giant spider and on the touch-screen he's navigating the inventory.

17:50 By Ellie Gibson

Due out in 2012. Mad cheers from the crowd. Lots of people enjoyed that demo, and I have to confess I was one of them. Iwata's back. "I agree this video may have answered some questions, but it probably raised several others too..."

17:51 By Ellie Gibson

Wii U has a 6.2-inch screen built in, he says.

17:51 By Ellie Gibson

It's backward-compatible with all Wii games.
And controllers and other accessories, including the Balance Board, which also featured in the demo reel video they just showed. You 

17:51 By Ellie Gibson

You'll be able to weigh yourself with Wii Fit without using a TV.

17:52 By Ellie Gibson

It has two analogue circle pads, d-pad, Z-L and Z-R buttons, and shoulder buttons. It also has rumble. The Wii U controller also has touch-screen, microphone, speakers, accelerometer, gyroscope and an inward-facing camera.

17:53 By Ellie Gibson

He says they've thrown in all those buttons so that Wii U can handle more traditional types of games. "However, please understand that it was not designed to be a portable video game machine, even though it shares some characteristics."

17:53 By Ellie Gibson

"The images on the new controller are generated only by Wii U. They are wirelessly transmitted [from the base unit?] without latency issues."

MiniAmin says:

If they sell this for under 625 pounds, they're onto a winner.

17:54 By Ellie Gibson

"The most up to date high-quality HD images." Can't remember Nintendo ever talking about resolution before. He confirms games can be structured to use two screens at the same time in different ways.

17:55 By Ellie Gibson

"We decided on this new structure for Wii U because we want to create a strong bond between games, your TV and the internet." Woo internet! Plus blah blah friends and family.

rds says:

It actually looks quite good, some of the demos looked quite frivolous but you'd expect that. Why couldn't they do this with the DS though?

17:55 By Ellie Gibson

Miyamoto's on screen now explaining how Wii U gives designers loads of options. "More than anything, I'm looking forward to new styles of play in ways we haven't thought of yet... I think there won't be a shortage of ideas."

17:56 By Oli Welsh

Daeltaja says:

Question is, no shortage of ideas, but will there be a shortage of software again?

17:57 By Ellie Gibson

"For more, please look for the full Iwata Asks interview in text format at e3.nintendo.com," says a returning Iwata. Satoru trying to run us out of a job again.

17:57 By Ellie Gibson

"A few months ago I explained the concept of Wii U to Mr Sakurai who was developing Kid Icarus. We were discussing which platform his next game should be developed for... What Mr Sakurai suggested then was an idea to make Smash Bros. for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U." The crowd goes wild.

17:58 By Ellie Gibson

"...together on both platforms." He's not going to go into any details today, but Smash Bros. will come to 3DS and Wii U and the software "will work together in some fashion".

17:58 By Ellie Gibson

There is Wii U software to play this week in LA, too, so Reggie's coming back out to explain. "Stating that Wii U will change the way you play games is a pretty bold assertion, so this week we're providing tangible proof. In the convention centre, you're going to find eight different interactive experiences." Not prototypes of games, just demonstrations.

17:59 By Ellie Gibson

Here's another video demo. There's a sparrow flying around ancient Japan, over a steaming lake past some trees and houses. Cheery blossom bursts out onto the tree it lands on and it nibbles at it, then swoops off again.

17:59 By Ellie Gibson

Sorry it's a robin. I don't know what f***ing birds look like - I live in a cave of spreadsheets and games.

18:00 By Ellie Gibson

Now there's a fish or something in a lake. Video over. Everyone looks a bit confused.
That was kind of the Nintendo equivalent of a rickroll if you ask me.

wapkaplet says:

That's nice, but to really demonstrate the power of the system, I'm gonna need to see at least 256 Marios.

18:01 By Ellie Gibson

Now we're seeing a conceptual thing called New Super Mario Bros. Mii, where your Mii plays alongside Mario and you can play along on either of the Wii U screens.

18:01 By Ellie Gibson

There's something called Shield Pose too. You need to lift the controller up and use it as a shield to deflect pirate arrows being fired at you out of your TV.

Mattattattatt says:

I can actually see this selling. Very well. Letting the kids keep playing and providing a budget tablet (sort of)...

18:02 By Ellie Gibson

Chase Me, next, is set in a traditional world, "but that world looks different if you're holding a Wii remote or a Wii U controller". Wii U gives you a birds-eye view of people chasing you in this split-screen demo.

18:02 By Ellie Gibson

The next thing has two fighters shooting up at a spaceship and the pilot is blasting down from his viewpoint on the Wii U touch-screen.

18:03 By Ellie Gibson

"To repeat, what I've just described are prototypes, not actual games, but I can announce one title that is in development for Wii U. Nintendo will publish the Lego City Stories in partnership with TT Games."

JuJuCam says:

Ok asymmetric multiplayer possibilities do look awesome...

18:03 By Ellie Gibson

Looks quite cute. "A new openworld game packed with action, humour and a whole city full of Lego vehicles is coming exclusively to both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS."

18:03 By Ellie Gibson

Next up is the obligatory video of developer talking heads banging on about the Wii U potential. Peter Moore says "my mind immediately started racing to what we could do with this in the world of sports".

18:04 By Ellie Gibson

Danny Bilson calls it "the Swiss Army Knife of controllers". Yves Guillemot likes it too.

18:04 By Ellie Gibson

A 5th Cell chap whose name I missed applauds asymmetrical gameplay possibilities, i.e. someone doing something different on the TV to the touch-screen. Ken Levine likes this too - calls it "revolutionary".

18:05 By Ellie Gibson

Frank Gibeau says it "will really revolutionise what's happening in console". Danny Bilson says Darksiders 2 will be on it at launch.

18:05 By Ellie Gibson

"Batman Arkham City is going to be on the new console." Assassin's Creed and Ghost Recon Online too.

18:05 By Ellie Gibson

"It seems like Nintendo kind of heard the voices of the hardcore gamer," says Levine. "It's not just more of the same," says Warren Spector. "This is exactly what it takes to shape the future," says the boss of Warner Bros.

18:06 By Ellie Gibson

Darksiders II video pops up. The footage looks pretty much as good as Xbox 360 would. Dirt is shown next - again, very swish.

Daeltaja says:

Colonial Marines. Jizzed myself. Literally.

18:07 By Ellie Gibson

Aliens Colonial Marines. How odd to see a proper, dark, detailed FPS running on a Nintendo format. Ghost Recon Online has top-down elements - perhaps those are on the touch-screen as you play on the TV.

drumbaby says:

Is it like the gamepads from Existenz? I still have absolutely no clear idea as to what this thing is :(

18:07 By Ellie Gibson

Metro Last Light for Wii U too. Nice frame-rate. And of course Tekken. Heh, you can doodle eyebrows and tattoos on your character.

Daeltaja says:

Ok, consider this purchased.

18:08 By Ellie Gibson

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge also heading to Wii U. Lots of hacking and slashing in a street. End of trailer reel.

18:09 By Ellie Gibson

Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime now both on stage. "Remember," says Reggie, "everything you see this week is just the first pass." "I'm very happy that so many developers are already responding to the potential," says Iwata. "It can satisfy all tastes with deeper gameplay action and wider."

18:09 By Ellie Gibson

"To lend one final perspective, we have invited Electronic Arts... to join us on stage." It's the silver-haired fox John Riccitiello! Coming on to Arcade Fire too, which I respect.

18:10 By Ellie Gibson

"Over the years I've made E3 appearances with several console partners, but never before with Nintendo." He says this is a "breakthrough in our relationship based on a stunning breakthrough in technology". It "speaks directly" to EA customers

18:10 By Ellie Gibson

"Imagine playing football with an innovative new controller that takes all that data, all that play-calling off the big screen," he says. NFL innit.

18:11 By Ellie Gibson

"Imagine a shooter like Battlefield... brought to you on a Nintendo system with that breakthrough controller. Now imagine those games with an open online functionality that lets you download [etc]."

JuJuCam says:

Can't wait for Digital Foundry's head to head of Wii U titles big screen vs controller screen

18:11 By Ellie Gibson

He's also excited about how the experiences can be expanded out to social media and other outlets online via internet integration. "Nintendo's new console is truly transformational as well - a better platform than we've ever been offered by Nintendo." He says "we can't wait to see EA games on this new system" and walks off.

18:12 By Ellie Gibson

Reggie: "I want to conclude this morning by asking you to consider four platforms - DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U. Think bout what they represent together. Each of these platforms is unique... But they share a common pedigree. It's called innovation."

18:12 By Ellie Gibson

"The two screens and touch screen of Nintendo DS changed gaming. The motion control of Wii changed gaming. Last year in this theatre you found out that glasses-free 3D could change gaming. And now there is Wii U."

18:13 By Ellie Gibson

"This week, you'll have the chance to hold Wii U's new controller in your hands and find out what happens when a second window opens to your game world. Our presentation this morning is just the beginning."

wetTOAD says:

Is he the mythical third Miliband brother?

18:14 By Ellie Gibson

The experience continues right now, he says, whether you're here on site or watching online. There are some new 3DS games to play outside where we checked in. And at the Convention Center there's also hands-on with eight Wii U experiences and some 25th anniversary Zelda goodness.

18:14 By Ellie Gibson

"And for all of you have been watching online... consider this... This year the Nintendo Network is back at E3 and it's even better. Our crews will be waiting in line so you won't have to." Daily updates etc on their website then.

18:15 By Ellie Gibson

"On behalf of all of us, thanks for your attention today and let the exploration begin." That's it! Time for E3 proper. Thanks for tuning in everyone and thanks to Ellie for helping me out today. Love, Brammers.