Nintendo E3 Network Coverage
There was a LOT announced at Nintendo’s E3 Conference, which just concluded. Stay tuned for the latest coverage on that, but right now if you go to e3.nintendo.com, there is even more information! They plan on telling us more on Kid Icarus, Nintendogs 3DS, Donkey Kong, and more! I’ll continue updating this post with the latest news, so stay tune for that.
– Right now, they’re showing an Iwata Asks for the Nintendo 3DS (you can see an image above) with Miyamoto.
– They had experimented with 3D for a while on various devices and think they finally got it right on the 3DS.
– Miyamoto mentioned Mario coming to 3DS. Obvious, but now confirmed.
– Iwata asked if there are things coming with 3D that couldn’t happen without it, and Miyamoto says that without saying too much, he says the sense of realism increases greatly like when you’re playing “a game like Star Fox” (hmm… Star Fox 3DS confirmed?)
– Miyamoto strongly requested the 3D slider to change the strength of the 3D.
– The 3D slider is an analog slider, not a button.
– Besides 3D, other features that Miyamoto points out are the tag mode feature
– And the Iwata Asks with Miyamoto is over.
– Now there is one with Aonuma regarding The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. But first… we’re taking a “longer look at the game”.
– With Skyward Sword, they wanted to first build a strong foundation and then add on to that.
– During development, they saw Wii Sports Resort and Wii MotionPlus. They tried it with Wii MotionPlus and thought that being able to swing a sword freely did not always equal fun. So before Wii Sports Resort was finished, Aonuma told the staff to not use Wii MotionPlus and they went ahead without it. But when Wii Sports Resort came out, they changed their mind and Aonuma went to Miyamoto but he was the one that wanted it done in the first place so that’s when they changed it and added Wii MotionPlus.
– Talking about charging sword by holding it in the air. They wanted Link to hold his sword in the air in Twilight Princess while riding Epona, but it didn’t work without Wii MotionPlus. Now it works.
– NOTE: There’s a lot to cover so I’m going to keep this only for NEW details. I’m sure the videos will be viewable later, so I’ll focus on the new information.
– Now on to something else… another Iwata Asks: 3DS with Hideki Konno (producer of Mario Kart or something)
– They tested 3D on GameCube with Luigi’s Mansion.
– Now talking about tag mode on 3DS. Iwata mentions Nintendogs, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon as examples of ones that would use tag mode.
– Talking about 3D camera and how there are two camera on the outside of the 3DS to enable it.
– Talking about motion sensor and gyro; can use it to detect camera angle
– Iwata Asks: Nintendogs + cats with Hideki Konno
– Miyamoto has a cat and thought it would be fun to see a dog and cat interact
– They’re planning to use face detection; last time, they had touch screen and microphone but now there is a camera
– The dog can now “see” you. If you put up your face close, the dog will do the same and if you tilt your head, it will do the same.
– Puppies can recognize owners and if you play with someone else’s puppy, it may be scared
– The dogs have fur now
– Lots of third party games mentioned! I saw Resident Evil Revelations, Ninja Gaiden, Metal Gear Solid Franchise, Ridge Racer, new Professor Layton, Street Fighter IV, and more! They’re showing the same video they showed at E3 now with third party developers.
– Now talking about Kid Icarus: Uprising with Masahiro Sakurai in another Iwata Asks
– He was the first developer outside of Nintendo that they told about the 3DS.
– Slide Pad, L button, Stylus: 3 control methods
– Pit has the ability to fly for only five minutes…. so that leads to flying portions of the game, and then he lands and you have fights on land.
– That’s it for Kid Icarus: Uprising.
– Now it’s on to 3DS and Zelda: Skyward Sword hands-on; they recorded the audience’s reactions and we get to see it. They’ll have other daily updates for the next two and a half days as well.
– Lots of positive impressions on 3DS and Zelda… and that’s it for the coverage right now. The site now says to stay tuned for updates as E3 continues. I have a LOT to post on WiiNintendo now, so stay tuned for that!