E3 2010: Nintendo E3 Conference


Nintendo conference started with the Nintendo president giving a brief introduction:

First of, Zelda: Skyward Sword was immediately introduced, much to the delight of Nintendo fanboys. The demo wasn’t all that good with some unresponsive controls. It seemed to be a wireless problem.

The Legend of Zelda game is slated for next year.

NBA Jam was announced alongside Mario Sports which include Volleyball and Basketball. Coming in 2011.

Reggie went on to say how the Wii was great and how Wii owners play their systems more often (which I doubt).

Wii Party was then debuted on stage and is coming this Holiday.

Just Dance 2 was introduced but most of us know that the momentum was stolen by Microsoft’s Dance Central with Kinect.

Nintendo 3DS was shown to the public for the first time. The great thing about the 3DS is that you don’t need glasses. Nintendo has done a great job and some great innovation with this new device. The consensus is that the 3d effects from the DS is great when you get it in your hand.

Spec Sheet:

DIMENSIONS (when closed): 5.3 inches x 2.9 inches x 0.8 inches

WEIGHT: 8 ounces

TOP SCREEN: 3.52 inch widescreen display / 800×240 resolution (400 pixels for each eye during 3D gameplay)

BOTTOM SCREEN: 3.02 inch touch-screen display / 320×240 resolution

CAMERAS: Three cameras, two on outer casing, one above top screen / 640×480 resolution (0.3 megapixel)

STORAGE MEDIUM: Cartridge slot for both 3DS and DS cards (3DS cards have a 2GB capacity “at launch”, suggesting larger sizes to come) / SD memory card slot

WIRELESS: 2.4ghz / 802.11 wi-fi / Can communicate with other consoles or internet when in sleep mode / wireless can be switched off to preserve battery life

CONTROLS / INPUT: Touch-screen / D-pad / 360-degree “Slide Pad” (the analog stick) / motion sensor / gyro sensor / 3D “depth slider” can reduce (or even disable) 3D effects in games

STYLUS: 4-inch stylus (when full extended)

AUDIO: Stereo speakers (includes stereo headphone out jack)

BATTERY: Lithium ion battery (lifespan details TBA)

Golden Eye For Wii was announced much to the excitement of many folks. Daniel Craig is the new Bond and some new moves were shown as with some new game modes. The classic four player split screen is back with the blood screen when the player dies. Classic!

Epic Mickey was unveiled and it looked better than expected. Nice gameplay was footage was shown.

Kirby’s Epic Yarn was on stage. Good to see old Nintendo classics back.

Metroid M was also shown.

Donkey Kong Country is back! A lot of old favorites made a showing at Nintendo’s conference.

Nintendo then decided to make everybody try out the 3DS with hot models. The 3DS was hooked to the models.

Great conference from Nintendo. Aside from the slow start with the Zelda demo, the show was great. Great classic titles were shown. The 3DS stole the show in my mind, GoldenEye was huge welcome.

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