We’ve heard from Microsoft and Sony; now it’s time for the last of the big three press conferences of E3: Nintendo. We’ve already heard further details about the Wii U including a swanky-looking controller that was revealed on Sunday. 

Expect further Wii U news from today’s press conference, including a look at the software that’ll be released with the new console.


01:15 pm

And that’s it for Nintendo’s E3 2012 conference! Check back later in the week to read our hands on impressions of the Wii U’s launch lineup. We’ll also have full analysis of Nintendo’s conference up on the site later today. Don’t forget, you can read the rest of Hypable’s E3 coverage here.

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01:11 pm

Reggie finishes with “Together. Better.”

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01:10 pm

Nintendo Land, Wii Fit U, Arkham City, Zombi U in action soon on Nintendo’s E3 all-access channel.

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01:08 pm

Nintendo Land launches with the Wii U this holiday season.

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01:08 pm

More Nintendo Land footage. It looks to showcase the Wii U’s potential.

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01:04 pm

Miiverse is a large part of Nintendo Land – this will be discussed later tonight at the Developers’ Roundtable and later on Nintendo All-access. Players with Wii U gamepad has a different perspective to those playing with a Wii Remote. Luigi’s Ghost Mansion – a stronger ghost (using Wii U gamepad) chases weaker, non-gamepad ghosts. Different viewpoints from screen to gamepad. People playing on main screen cannot see ghosts, but Wii Remotes rumbles when ghost nears – cooperation between players is key.

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01:00 pm

Nintendo Land for Wii U. “Play it and you’ll begin to understand.” A Nintendo theme park. Your Mii visits the theme park, changes outfit at each attraction. 12 attractions, 5 available to try at E3 including Zelda, Luigi related attractions.

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12:57 pm

Assassin’s Creed III,  Rabbids Land, Your Shape, Rayman Legends, Sports Connection, Avengers: Battle for Earth, all being developed by Ubisoft for Wii U.

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12:55 pm

New IP: Zombi U. One bite, and you’re dead. Eeek. Inventory system, scanner, sniping system, hacking on touchpad. Looks pretty neat.

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12:54 pm

Just Dance 4. Disappointed that Reggie isn’t dancing, instead, he’s choosing the poses he wants the dancers to perform on the touchpad.

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12:51 pm

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft. He’s talking about the accessibility and innovation of the Wii U: “a revelation”. He’s thanking Reggie/Nintendo for creating it!

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12:49 pm

Portable version of Lego City: Undercover also in the works for the 3DS.

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12:48 pm

Back to the Wii U. Lego City: Undercover. Lots of vehicle use, running along rails, jumping around the city. Touchpad used to help solve crimes – scan for criminals etc. Disguises enable you to go undercover! Gameplay looks a lot of fun. Typical Lego sense of fun.

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12:45 pm

Luigi’s Mansion on the 3DS. New puzzles, new kinds of ghost. Again, a holiday launch.

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12:43 pm

Paper Mario: Sticker Star coming to the 3DS. Collect stickers for use in battle, e.g. a shoe sticker to stomp on an enemy. Stickers used to find secret places or hidden items, or simply to run away. Holiday season release.

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12:41 pm

New Super Mario game for 3DS. US Aug 19 release.

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12:40 pm

3DS news! 6pm Pacific, an hour of 3DS news; streamed at e3.nintendo.com.

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12:39 pm

Sing – a new music game. Lyrics shown on gamepad, dance moves on TV.  Carly Rae Jepsen is playing, in case it wasn’t already permanently stuck in your mind. Devs are going for a “party vibe”.

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12:36 pm

Wii Fit U utilises the gamepad and the TV screen. New exercise routines etc.

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12:35 pm

Discussing Wii Fit – 43 million copies sold worldwide. Wii Fit U features new activities; we’re getting a first look now.

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12:34 pm

Mass Effect for Wii U, it appears!

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12:32 pm

The Regginator introduces a video montage of several games. Only 10 seconds snippets of each, though. Is that Trine I see?

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12:30 pm

Scribblenauts: Unlimited for the Wii U. Scribblenauts has sold more than 4 million units worldwide. The Unlimited edition sees Scribblenauts in HD. Can use touchpad or TV screen, share creations easily with friends. Plus, a new multiplayer mode!

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12:28 pm

Still on Batman. Batman’s armored suit has a special ability: BAT mode, which enables him to deal more damage.

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12:26 pm

Arkham City: Armored Edition is what the Wii U version is called. Expanded gameplay designed for the console.

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12:24 pm

Batman: Arkham City, introduced by the president of Warner Bros. Interactive. A “unique”; “special” version of the game.

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12:23 pm

Super Mario Bros. for the Wii U. Interesting looking level design. “Boost made” – a fifth player can join in on the gamepad.

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12:20 pm

Able to access it from any web-enabled mobile device, PC, 3DS; but not necessarily straight away at launch.

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12:19 pm

Can post on Miiverse, handwrite using stylus, or share screenshots/scores.

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12:19 pm

Onto Miiverse now – the first thing you’ll see when you turn on the console. It’s a social space where you can see the most popular games at the present time, representing your own tastes as well as that of your friends and the rest of the world.

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12:17 pm

Wii U will feature ZL and ZR trigger buttons on its back.

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12:16 pm

Touchscreen works with Stylus or fingertips.

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12:14 pm

Plugging Nintendo All-Access@E3, because there’s so much Nintendo want to show off that can’t be covered today.

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12:12 pm

That’s right, Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America. “It’s all about the games”. We’ll see 23 titles on the stage today.

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12:11 pm

The Regginator!

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12:09 pm

Much of the discussion is about how the Wii U’s controls fit with the gameplay.

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12:08 pm

Wii U gamepad shows the overall map in Pikmin. This allows for deeper strategy. However, you can still play the whole game using solely the gamepad.

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12:07 pm

We are being shown the new Rock Pikmin, who can break hard objects, targeting specific objects with intuitive controls.

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12:06 pm

Pikmin 3. 10 years since the first game, now we see some footage of the third game. Wii U’s enhanced resolution means you can see the movement of each Pikmin, in a more beautiful setting.

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12:05 pm

Connecting portable gaming with console gaming. The dual screen set-up changes gaming.

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12:04 pm

One year after Wii launch, Nintendo started planning for their next console. It needed to be independent from the TV, so that it could be accessed at all times: the console needed its own screen. The result is Wii U.

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12:03 pm

Miyamoto jokes with the crowd and asks them to look for the Pikmin hiding all around them.

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12:02 pm

And we’re off! Footage of some Pikmin following game designer Shigeru Miyamoto from his dressing room.

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11:59 am

We’re being told that today is all about the games, as predicted.

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11:57 am

And Nintendo need it, having racked up some hefty losses last year. If the Wii U can really make an impact at E3, sales numbers should get a significant boost on its release in Q4 of this year.

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11:55 am

With Microsoft and Sony having solid yet unspectacular showings yesterday, Nintendo could steal the show with a strong performance here.

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11:51 am

The focus is very much expected to be on the Wii U – we should get a look at several of the launch titles. A list previously leaked, but we can’t yet confirm whether it’s accurate or not.

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11:49 am

Welcome to Hypable’s coverage of Nintendo’s E3 press conference! We’re just over ten minutes away from kick-off. What are you expecting from Nintendo? Comment below!

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