E3 2013 Video: Nintendo

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

Sonic Lost World (3DS)

Super Smash Bros (3DS)

Bayonetta 2

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Super Mario 3D World

Pikmin 3

Mario Kart 8

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist

Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails

Deux Ex Human Revolution Director's Cut

Shin Migami Tensei IV Ritual (3DS)

Yoshi's New Island (3DS)

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Monolith Software (Untitled) 

The Wonderful 101

New Super Luigi U

E3 2013: Nintendo Direct Rundown

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As per most of these Satoru Iwata is the host..

  • Pokemon X /Y is hightlighted first for the 3DS and to come October 12th, 2013.
  • Super Mario 3D World is announced for this December. It's is four player co-op capable.
  • Mario Kart 8 is officially announced. The game is built around anti-gravity as you will be defying gravity by racing upside down in certain instances.  Release window is spring 2014.
  • Wii Party U is announced for October which can be played with just the gamepad. 
  • Wii Fit U will be pushed back from its original date to December.
  • Nintendo Wii U shop to have an app that enhances its Miiverse drawing capabilities. 
  • A third party montage is played which includes Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Disney Infinity, Disney Planes, Just Dance 2014, Rayman Legends, Scribblenauts Unmasked, Skylanders: Swap Force, Sonic Lost World, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Watch Dogs.

  • An E-Shop montage trailer is played. 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker HD for Wii U is shown with an updated trailer an release window of October 2013. 
  • Next up is an updated look at Pikmin 3
  • A new trailer for The Wonderful 101 is shown with a release date of September 15th, 2013.
  • Next is a trailer of the newly announced Donkey Kong Country:  Tropical Freeze for the Wii U. The game first "dynamic camera experiences". The release window is slated for November 2013.
  • Brand new footage of Bayonetta 2 is shown via a new trailer. A short gameplay trailer is also shown with a release in 2014.
  • A trailer for a newly announced game X from developer Monolith Soft 2014.
  • Finally a trailer for a new Super Smash Brothers for the Wii U and 3DS is shown. Mega Man is also revealed to be in the game. Release window is slated for 2014.


Video: Nintendo Wii U's Launch Window releases


The titles in the playlist below are all currently slated to be launching within the launch window of the Wii U, which is between it's launch of November 18th, 2012 - March 2013.

Video: Nintendo TVii


Because we all love it when Nintendo has to somehow get their product names integrated into the names of their other products; feast your eyeballs on the latest abomination of Nintendo words hacks. Nintendo TVii is the Wii U's attempt at being the seconds screen for not only games, but for the media you consume on your televisions out side of games as well. 

E3 2012: Nintendo Press Conference recap


Incase you missed the Nintendo Wii U centric Conference today, here are the highlights:


  • The Conference starts off with who else but Shigeru Miyamoto as he talks about Pikmin. Translator Bill Trinen joins him on stage. Pikmin 3 is announced after a brief explanation as to how the game came to be. A map of the area you are in is always shown on the “Wii U Gamepad”.
  • Reggie Fils-Aime takes the stage an announces that 23 Wii U games will be shown at today’s presentation. Playing on the Wii U Gamepad versus the TV is call “A symmetric gameplay”. It is also announced that the Wii U will support two Wii U Gamepad’s. Many of the features revealed from Nintendo Direct a few days ago are gone over again. New Super Mario Bros U is announced with a trailer for the game shown. A player with the Gamepad can place blocks into the game to help out other players using the Wii motes.
  • Martin Tremblay of Warner Brothers Interactive takes the stage to show off the Wii U version of Batman: Arkham City with Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition. Reid Schneider of WB Games Montreal joins the stage to go over the game in more detail. Many new Wii U Gamepad features have been added to the game.
  • Jeremiah Slaczka of 5th Cell joins the stage to talk about the newly announced Scribblenauts Unlimited. A trailer for the game is shown.
  • A montage of other third party Wii U titles is shown. The titles highlighted are Darksiders II, Mass Effect 3, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2: Directors Cut, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Aliens Colonial Marines.
  • Reggie takes the stage again to talk about Wii Fit and its balance board. More than 43 Million copies of Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus have been sold. Wii Fit U is announced and accompanied with a trailer. “Off TV play” is shown for the game.
  • New title Sing( working title) is announced with trailer.
  • Scott Moffitt takes the stage to talk about the 3DS. New Super Mario Brothers 2 is highlighted first. The game is announced to be releasing on August 19th 2012. Paper Mario Sticker Star is announced to arrive “physically and digitally” this holiday season. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is also announced.
  • Reggie takes the stage once again to talk Lego City. A trailer for the game is shown with a potable version of the game to also be arriving called Lego City Undercover.
  • Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot takes the stage. He is also joined by Xavier Poix to show off Just Dance 4 on Wii U. Next is ZombiU A montage of Ubisoft Wii U titles is shown featuring Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013, Sports Connection, Just Dance 4, Rabbids Land, Rayman Legends, Avengers: Battle for Earth, Zombi U, and Assassins Creed 3.
  • Reggie takes stage control back to bring us to Nintendo Land. Katsuya Eguchi takes the stage. Nintendo Land is the Wii U’s version of Wii Sports Resort of sorts. It is a collection of games with-in the Nintendo Mii Universe. Nintendo Land will launch at the same time as the Wii U hardware this holiday.
  • Reggie takes the stage once more to wrap up and that’s all she wrote folks.


Nintendo Direct Pre E3 2012 hard facts


In case you missed Nintendo Direct Pre E3 2012 here are the hard facts found with Nintendo Direct Pre E3 2012:


  • The new Wii U controller is now called the "Wii U Gamepad".
  • The NFC Reader/Writer (the "button" underneath the D-pad on the left side of the controller) is used to scan in cards. 
  • The Controller can be turned on separate from the console and be used to turn on/off the Wii U Console.
  • The Controller has Gryro and Motion sensing just as the Wii-mote.
  • The Wii U will support the new Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Mote, Wii Balance Board, and Classic Controller.
  • Is Nintendo starting a Nintendo Social network for Mii's? Is that Mii Wara Wara?
  • Miiverse = Mii Universe is the name of Nintendo's "Communication System". This menu can be accessed at anytime.
  • Hand written messages and screenshots can be sent over the Miiverse.
  • Screen on controller termed "Social Window".
  • Nintendo Network to connect all Nintendo devices. Nintendo Network to be accessed from mobile phones as well.
  • A web browser is also avaiable on both the console for your tv and on the Wii U Controller. A curtain of sorts can be applied to the TV to allow for private browsing on the controller alone.


*More info to come in the days ahead from E3.



Mario and Luigi take on Swing

Camp Hollywood / National Jitterbug Championships 2011 Showcase Routine
Morgan Day & Emily Wigger - Super Mario Brothers Routine

It's a good bet Shigeru Miyamoto hadn't a glue as to what he was getting himself into when he was developing what we all now know as the Suer Mario Brothers. The range of influence of Mario can be seen and heard from in the most unlikely events much like in the video above. A legend was born back in the 80's and to this day remains to be insanely popular.

Nintendo World 2011 3DS "Whoa" moments


It's obvious in the world of Nintendo when "Shit just got real" for them. Anytime you hear or see of Nintendo World you know something big is on the way from them. This time around it's the impending launch of the Nintendo 3DS and the needed education for the masses who more than likely have a device with the letters "DS" on it already.

Nintendo 3DS first impressions

There's nothing like watching videos of people speaking a language you don't understand, yet at the same time uh's and ahh's tend to be universal and that's exactly what you see in the above video of various people checking out the 3DS for the first time at Nintendo World 2011. Will the unwashed masses do the same as in the above video? 

There is a lot you can gleam at from Nintendo World 2011. Those of you who speak Japanese should feel at home, but for the rest of us the below concert of Nintendo music during the event comes across just fine.

Nintendo Game Music Concert

[All videos courtesy of Nintendo World on Ustream]

New Super Mario Bros 3?


When it comes to homebrew there's no mistaking the passion and drive it takes to put forth a ton of time and effort to take something you love and turn it into a bit of your own. Inspiration almost always comes from the things you hold dearly and it's more than likely that Super Mario Brothers of some form is ripe for the picking. The below video was released quite some time ago (8 days to be exact) in internet time, but it's awesomeness in legality or sheer fortitude should not be lost no matter when you see it. How or where to get this remake is another story all together. 

[Via Joystiq]