Nintendo

09.13.12

During Nintendo's press conference in New York City, Satoru Iwata revealed that Platinum Games is making Bayonetta 2. Most importantly, the sequel would be a exclusive for the Wii U. After he spoke, a teaser trailer appeared showing no gameplay, but showing the main sexy protagonist would be back for the next installment. 

09.13.12

Nintendo today revealed more details about its new Wii U home console plus its touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller and announced that the Wii U will launch in the Americas on November 18th of this year. It also announced that during the launch window, more than 50 games will be available for Wii U, which will be offered in two different colors and configurations. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and the new Nintendo Land video game, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99.

09.13.12

Today, Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Wii U launch details at an event in New York City. The company's next generation console will release on November 18th, with European consumers forced to wait  till November 30th. Two different editions of the Wii U will be available; the basic set will be available for 299 dollars in the US, While the deluxe edition will be sold for 349 dollars .  

06.21.12

Tonight, Nintendo aired its latest Nintendo Direct Internet special, one that’s coming just two weeks after its E3 showcase, where it displayed the Wii U in action, along with various 3DS titles.  Now, the bad news is tonight’s presentation didn’t feature any new information about the new Wii U.  However, we did learn about a new model for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as when it launches.  There’s some other news as well – including who’s working on the new Super Smash Bros. game.

06.19.12

At one point in time, you couldn’t go wrong with Mario Tennis.  When it was first released on the Nintendo 64, it was a simple little party favorite, packing hours of addictive gameplay, especially if you brought along friends.  The game fared even better on the GameCube with Mario Power Tennis, featuring more great multiplayer options, as well as better graphics and court offerings.  But on the 3DS, Mario Tennis Open feels like it takes a stumble for the worse.  The core gameplay is still in the game, along with many offerings for single and multiplayer offerings, but it just feels like something is off in the serve.

06.18.12

Nintendo’s 3DS system got off to a bad start when it released last year, with a mostly lackluster launch line-up and lack of features for the system.  But now, finally, it seems to have gained its footing with some stellar game releases, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land, amongst others.  And while its showing at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo wasn’t the greatest, there are still some great games to look forward to.

06.11.12

The idea behind E3 was to showcase the latest and brightest games of 2012, but there are always a few games that disappoint us. Some games on our list made serious changes to their formula, and not for the better. Other games took center stage at E3 when they shouldn’t have. There were many games at E3, but here is our top five list of disappointments.

06.10.12

The free-to-play market had a huge showing at E3 and was showcased at Sony’s Online Entertainment booth. Recently SOE converted all of its most popular MMOs into the model, giving new life to D.C Universe while reintroducing fans to the PlanetSide series.

06.10.12

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo was supposed to be the place where Nintendo would proclaim domination with its Wii U device, and show the world what its next gen system could do.  And while there were more than enough games to go around, Nintendo themselves only had so many surprises up its sleeve, with the main one being…Nintendoland?  That said, the company came up short in its presentation, and we count the five most crucial ways they did so.

06.03.12

Nintendo is definitely looking to grab some attention this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo with its Wii U, and it got a head start earlier today with its Nintendo Direct online presentation.  In 30 minutes time, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata managed to talk about some of the system’s technical features, and while he didn’t really confirm too many games, some are bound to be of interest to fans of the company.

06.03.12

Let the Electronic Entertainment Expo festivities officially begin!  Tomorrow marks the run of press conferences, where companies will make their breaking announcements and reveal long-awaited projects.  But Nintendo appears to be getting the jump on the competition.  Ahead of its own press conference on Tuesday, Nintendo will be hosting a special pre-E3 Direct online special today at 6 PM EDT, with global president Satoru Iwata set to discuss something regarding the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.  The question, is...what?

05.19.12

To be honest, Nintendo did manage to do fairly well with the Wii.  Not only did it finally nail down using a typical CD format for its games (shying away from the cartridge and mini-discs it used previously), but it also effectively introduced motion gaming to the scene, with such favorites as Wii Sports and Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2.  And while it is on its last legs with the upcoming Wii U slated for release this fall, that doesn’t mean the party is completely over for it.  In fact, there are five games that will still make it worth playing this summer – that is, if the Wii is the only option you have.

05.16.12

When Nintendo presented its big showcase last year before the Electronic Entertainment Expo took place, it shocked the world with the announcement of the Wii U, a new game console that would take advantage of an innovative new touch screen controller.  However, when it came to hitting the floor and seeing the Wii U in action, most people think it came up a bit short, despite the interesting presentations.  This time around, Nintendo has a chance to really show attendees what their next-gen system is made of.  So how can they capitalize?  We’ve got a few ideas…

05.07.12

Every year, video game companies go all out at one specific event – the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which takes place every year in Los Angeles around June.  Here, companies like to show off what lies ahead in the next twelve to fifteen months, big projects, small uprisings, little advancements to their hardware…that sort of thing.  We’ve been to a lot of shows now, and they’ve been impressive, but E3 2012 should be an even bigger year, thanks to what the companies are bringing.