E3 2012 Nintendo Press Conference Liveblog

Last year Nintendo revealed their next console, the Wii U, which garnered mixed reactions from many a gamer. Rumors have circulated over the specs of the console. Some developers have said that the console is just as powerful as the 360 and PS3. Other have said it even more powerful than both. Then come the leaked picture of the updated Wii U Tablet Controller. On the games side, we got Xenoblade! And we’re getting The Last Story later this month courtesy of XSEED. What of the fate of Pandora’s Tower? What will Pikmin 3 look like? Will there be a Starfox game by Platinum Games? Will there be a crossover of Starfox and Metroid by Retro Studios? All will be known today.

Liveblog and Press Conference start at 12 Noon EDT.

E3 2012 Nintendo Press Conference

*Note: Since we’re using the free version of CoverItLive, some readers might be blocked due to reader limit. Fret not as the conversation will be copy/pasted below when the conference it over.

11:56
StevenDPX:

Ahoy and welcome to The Nintendo E3 Press Conference Liveblog

11:56
StevenDPX:

Presentation starts in 4 minutes so do bear with us.

11:59
Prota:

Time to check and see if I’m a guest again.

11:59
Prota:

Ah, good…good.

11:59
StevenDPX:

You’re good.

12:00
Suikoinfinity:

Yo

12:00
lewis amparo:

So everyone else watching the crysis 3 demo ?

12:00
Suikoinfinity:

where you guys streaming from?

12:01
Prota:

I’m streaming from the same place.

12:01
StevenDPX:

Okay, Miyamoto on-screen, with Pikmin!

12:01
Suikoinfinity:

Thanks, made it in time for some Pikmin!

12:02
lewis amparo:

Who doesn’t love Pikmin :D

12:02
Prota:

These sounds are freaking me out though…

12:02
Suikoinfinity:

I still gotta beat 2, just gave the first game a chance like last year and I fell in love.

12:02
lewis amparo:

Miyamoto is Omar :D

12:02
Prota:

Miyamoto-sama!!!

12:03
Suikoinfinity:

I want my Pikmin on console, not 3DS, so don’t let me down Shiggy.

12:03
StevenDPX:

Pikmin everywhere!

12:03
lewis amparo:

I want Pikmin on 3ds :D

12:03
StevenDPX:

Hahaha, Bill Trinen.

12:03
Suikoinfinity:

Controlling Olimar with that nub? Hell no!

12:05
StevenDPX:

Real quickly, they said that this presentation will be all about the Wii U.
I think they said tomorrow they’ll do a separate program talking about the 3DS.

12:05
Suikoinfinity:

I like that screen, looks comfy.

12:05
Suikoinfinity:

Two conferences?!?!

12:05
StevenDPX:

Pikmin 3

12:05
lewis amparo:

Pikmin 3 :D

12:05
Suikoinfinity:

I’m loving that water O_O

12:05
StevenDPX:

I think the 3DS one might be smaller.

12:06
lewis amparo:

Rock Pikmin :D

12:06
StevenDPX:

With increased hardware, you can see the tiny movements in each Pikmin.

12:06
Suikoinfinity:

That’s why Pikmin would be unfit for the 3DS, because Pikmin was all about representing small things in a real world as accurately as possible.

12:07
Suikoinfinity:

They even had realistic AA sized batteries and animals

12:07
lewis amparo:

wait nunchuck?

12:07
Suikoinfinity:

It better support both wii control and gamepad control

12:08
Prota:

The Wii U controller will display a map of the area.

12:08
Suikoinfinity:

Cause I refused to play the original Pikmin with the Wii re-release, I had to order a Gamecube copy.

12:08
Prota:

And you can play with the Wiimote and nunchunk combo, or the Wii Gamepad.

12:08
Suikoinfinity:

Finally, a static map!

12:09
StevenDPX:

Multiple leaders accompanying Olimar.

12:09
Suikoinfinity:

Is there coop play using the different leaders? That would be nuts.

12:09
StevenDPX:

I think there is?

12:09
Prota:

He did mention several game modes.

12:10
StevenDPX:

Throw the Pikmin!

12:10
Prota:

Oh Miyamoto…

12:10
lewis amparo:

Dont hurt my Pikmin D:

12:10
StevenDPX:

Reggie!

12:10
lewis amparo:

MY BODY IS REGGIE

12:10
Prota:

The Regginator.

12:11
StevenDPX:

A big Purple Pikmin.

12:11
Suikoinfinity:

Hope he makes some good business decisions for NoA this year…

12:11
lewis amparo:

Thats a lot of games :D

12:11
StevenDPX:

“It’s all about the games… 23 Wii U Titles.”

12:12
StevenDPX:

“Stands to revolutionize your living room”

12:13
StevenDPX:

But won’t explain today.

12:14
StevenDPX:

The whole amazon video, youtube, netflix, etc.

12:14
Suikoinfinity:

Already saw enough of that at Sony/Microsoft, back to the games already!

12:14
StevenDPX:

Yeah. Lots of non-game stuff.

12:14
Prota:

We still have 22 games coming guys.

12:15
Suikoinfinity:

Hell yeah we do, and I hope they’re not all rushed into a short sizzle reel.

12:15
StevenDPX:

Wii U will support two separate gamepads.

12:16
Suikoinfinity:

Let’s see this sexy gamepad in action!

12:16
StevenDPX:

So much sexy on screen.

12:17
Suikoinfinity:

Comfortable too, I’m liking those grips.

12:17
Prota:

Sexy rumble

12:17
Suikoinfinity:

Oh snap, pictures of my dick incoming!

12:17
lewis amparo:

Headphone jack :D

12:17
StevenDPX:

comes with gyroscope, accelerometer, camera.

12:18
StevenDPX:

Headphone jack? awesome!

12:18
lewis amparo:

Yeah it had a volume rocker with it as well :D

12:18
StevenDPX:

Woo!

12:18
lewis amparo:

The darknuts are annoying D:

12:18
lewis amparo:

According to one of the post in the vid

12:19
Prota:

Where’s the Luigi tile? –_–‘

12:19
Suikoinfinity:

Mariooooo?!

12:19
Suikoinfinity:

MAAAAAARIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

12:19
Prota:

12:19
StevenDPX:

There’s a Boo there. Maybe…

12:19
Prota:

>:O

12:19
Suikoinfinity:

Kick Luigi out, make it “Boo’s Mansion”

12:20
lewis amparo:

Miiverse might not be available at launch =[

12:20
Prota:

Will be able to connect to Miiverse from the 3DS and PC as well.

12:20
StevenDPX:

Miiverse to come to 3DS, PC, tablet and smartphones.

12:20
Suikoinfinity:

Ohhh snap, Mario game incoming?

12:20
Prota:

New Super Mario Bros. U

12:20
StevenDPX:

New Super Mario Bros. U.

12:21
lewis amparo:

More toads

12:21
StevenDPX:

Is it a launch titles?

12:21
lewis amparo:

You see that new mario outfit?

12:21
Suikoinfinity:

Every time I see U at the end of these game titles, I keep thinking University

12:21
StevenDPX:

Woah, Flying Squirrel suit.

12:21
StevenDPX:

Trailer go!

12:21
Prota:

Gameplay time.

12:21
Suikoinfinity:

Mario Time!

12:22
Prota:

Whoa.

12:22
Suikoinfinity:

OMG YOSHIIII

12:22
lewis amparo:

New Yoshis

12:22
StevenDPX:

Aw crap, gotta feed the little yoshis

12:22
Prota:

Puffy Yoshi.

12:22
StevenDPX:

Actually lew, they’ve appeared in Super Mario World.

12:22
Suikoinfinity:

Do they ever grow big so you can ride them? I wanna seee

12:23
Prota:

They should be able to.

12:23
StevenDPX:

Batman Arkham City.

12:23
lewis amparo:

did it? I forget from time to time lol

12:23
lewis amparo:

Harley :D

12:23
StevenDPX:

Harley talking to Reggie.

12:24
StevenDPX:

Martin Tremblay on stage.

12:24
Suikoinfinity:

Take it away Marty-babyyy

12:24
StevenDPX:

Armored Edition.

12:24
Suikoinfinity:

Oh god, he sounds like Tommy Wiseau

12:24
lewis amparo:

lol

12:24
StevenDPX:

You’re tearing me apart Reggie.

12:25
Suikoinfinity:

Did the stream freeze on you guys too?

12:25
lewis amparo:

it just went offline D:

12:25
StevenDPX:

Yeah, it froze.

12:25
Prota:

Yeah, it’s off-air.

12:25
Suikoinfinity:

What’s going on?!?!?!

12:26
lewis amparo:

Batman was too great that it crashed the servers lol

12:27
lewis amparo:

I got it back

12:27
StevenDPX:

Trusty.

12:27
StevenDPX:

I switched out.

12:27
StevenDPX:

Okay, controlling Batarang with Wii u controller.

12:27
Prota:

as well as explosive gel.

12:28
StevenDPX:

It’s like the Wii U controller is your utility belt.

12:28
lewis amparo:

Scribblenauts

12:28
lewis amparo:

I love th

12:28
lewis amparo:

I love that game :D

12:28
Prota:

Scribblenauts Unlimited

12:29
lewis amparo:

Maxwell in his gorgeous beauty ^____^

12:30
lewis amparo:

I can make car using my dog

12:30
lewis amparo:

Story mode introduced

12:30
lewis amparo:

Multiplayer and its for wii u and 3ds

12:30
lewis amparo:

I am so hyped for it :D

12:30
StevenDPX:

Nice.

12:31
Suikoinfinity:

Haven’t gotten into the first games, but it does look cool

12:31
StevenDPX:

Sizzle reel time.

12:31
Prota:

Boo

12:31
lewis amparo:

Mass Effect 3

12:31
StevenDPX:

Mass Effect 3!

12:31
Prota:

Tank! Tank! Tank!

12:31
StevenDPX:

Tank Tank Tank

12:31
Suikoinfinity:

LMFAOOOO

12:32
lewis amparo:

TTT2 :D

12:32
StevenDPX:

Tekken Tag 2

12:32
Prota:

Tekken Tag 2

12:32
Suikoinfinity:

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

12:32
lewis amparo:

TRINE 2 :D

12:32
Prota:

Come on… TT_TT

12:32
Suikoinfinity:

OHHHHH Shit, a Trine 2 Directors Cut

12:32
StevenDPX:

Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge.

12:32
Suikoinfinity:

Maybe some more levels and a new reason to play again.

12:32
StevenDPX:

Aliens of course.

12:32
Prota:

Alien Colonial Marines

12:32
StevenDPX:

Nice line-up.

12:32
Suikoinfinity:

Decent Sizzler.

12:33
lewis amparo:

Where is Battalion Wars 3? =[

12:33
StevenDPX:

And said “My Body is Ready”

12:33
Suikoinfinity:

Yeah!!

12:33
StevenDPX:

“Yes, my Body was ready”

12:33
lewis amparo:

Yeah

12:34
StevenDPX:

Wii Fit U.

12:34
Suikoinfinity:

New Peripheral!

12:34
StevenDPX:

Sounds dirty.

12:34
Suikoinfinity:

Balance Board Plus?

12:34
Suikoinfinity:

Power Pad 2.0?

12:34
Prota:

Wow, so many innuendos.

12:35
StevenDPX:

She looks like the mom from Malcom in the Middle.

12:35
Suikoinfinity:

Man Innuendos now

12:35
lewis amparo:

TOMAGACHI

12:36
lewis amparo:

*tamagotchi

12:36
Suikoinfinity:

I like the off TV play, might give an excuse to work out.

12:36
Suikoinfinity:

Oh christ no, not U Music

12:37
StevenDPX:

Noooo, no Wii Music.

12:37
Suikoinfinity:

Don’t do it Reggie

12:37
Prota:

Sing

12:37
Prota:

working title

12:37
lewis amparo:

I hate that song with a passion

12:37
StevenDPX:

from Freestyle Games.

12:37
StevenDPX:

On-screen avatar is ugly.

12:38
Suikoinfinity:

Looks like something I can play with my teen relatives, but not much else >_<

12:38
Prota:

3DS news coming up

12:38
lewis amparo:

woot 3ds news

12:39
lewis amparo:

h

12:39
Suikoinfinity:

Let’s see some 3DS love!

12:39
StevenDPX:

Scott Moffitt on stage.

12:39
StevenDPX:

Oh, so they will dedicate time to the 3DS.

12:39
Suikoinfinity:

No love for him =(

12:39
lewis amparo:

3ds conference tomorrow

12:40
StevenDPX:

Tomorrow at 6PM PDT, 3DS.
I’ll convert that later.

12:40
Suikoinfinity:

Another New Mario

12:40
Prota:

Another New Super Mario Bros. game?

12:40
lewis amparo:

Mario loves money

12:41
Suikoinfinity:

This should be a fucking Wario game…

12:41
lewis amparo:

lol ye

12:41
Prota:

August 19th

12:41
lewis amparo:

I agree..

12:41
StevenDPX:

My god, this will be hell for coin OCD players…. me.

12:41
StevenDPX:

Gotta get ‘em all!

12:41
Prota:

Oh Snap

12:41
lewis amparo:

paper mario 3ds

12:41
Suikoinfinity:

PAPER MARIO

12:41
StevenDPX:

Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

12:42
Suikoinfinity:

LMAO Those stickers are not as innocent as they look.

12:42
Prota:

Stickers you find in game are used as battle commands.

12:42
StevenDPX:

Woah, Battle Stage is isometric, like Super Mario RPG back on the SNES.

12:42
lewis amparo:

This is pretty cool

12:42
Suikoinfinity:

Oh shit, stickers you can alter the terrain with.

12:43
Prota:

Luigi!!!!

12:43
lewis amparo:

digital and retail copy this holiday season

12:43
StevenDPX:

Available both physical and digital

12:43
Suikoinfinity:

Here we go, Boo’s Mansion!

12:43
Suikoinfinity:

Marioooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

12:43
Prota:

But why another mansion game.. –_–

12:43
StevenDPX:

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.

12:43
Suikoinfinity:

Like the title even if it reminds me a little of a Castlevania.

12:44
lewis amparo:

More than 1 mansion

12:44
StevenDPX:

I might be wrong, I briefly caught it.

12:44
Prota:

It’s a launch title

12:45
Prota:

More reels!

12:45
Suikoinfinity:

Sizzler!

12:45
StevenDPX:

Sizzle time!?

12:45
Prota:

Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate

12:45
Suikoinfinity:

Speaking of Castlevania

12:45
Prota:

Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion

12:45
StevenDPX:

Scribblenauts Unlimited

12:45
Prota:

Kingdom Hearts 3D

12:45
StevenDPX:

Kingdom Hearts 3D

12:46
StevenDPX:

Reggie’s back.

12:46
Suikoinfinity:

Back to Wii U

12:46
Suikoinfinity:

Lego in the city…

12:46
StevenDPX:

Lego City Undercover.

12:46
Prota:

Lego City: Undercover

12:46
Suikoinfinity:

Wait was that Times Square?

12:47
StevenDPX:

Lady sounds like Applejack.

12:47
lewis amparo:

This would be awesome…A brand new lego game not based off a movie or batman :D

12:47
StevenDPX:

Hands hand came off, almost died.

12:47
Prota:

Kung-fu action

12:47
StevenDPX:

LEGO Crotch Kick.

12:48
Suikoinfinity:

Damn, that poor guy just exploded into Lego bits.

12:48
StevenDPX:

Kinda like this one.

12:48
lewis amparo:

This looks awesome

12:48
Prota:

LMAO

12:48
Prota:

Warp pipe

12:48
Prota:

Portable version in the works

12:48
lewis amparo:

:D

12:48
Prota:

for 3DS

12:49
StevenDPX:

Ubisoft’s here.

12:49
StevenDPX:

Yves Guillemot.

12:51
StevenDPX:

Xavier Poix on stage.

12:51
Prota:

Just Cause 4

12:51
Prota:

whoops

12:52
StevenDPX:

showing Just Dance 4

12:52
Prota:

Just Dance 4

12:52
Suikoinfinity:

Umm, did Just Cause 3 come out yet?

12:52
StevenDPX:

that was great.

12:52
Prota:

nope, lol

12:52
StevenDPX:

Oh I like this song!

12:52
StevenDPX:

Russian dancing to Moves like Jagger.

12:53
Suikoinfinity:

I know Dave loves this song, he says it sounds like “I’ve Got the Moose Vagina”

12:53
StevenDPX:

HAHAHAHAHAAA!

12:53
StevenDPX:

I can’t unhear it now!

12:53
Suikoinfinity:

Thank Dave, not me LMAO!

12:54
StevenDPX:

Zombi U

12:54
Suikoinfinity:

Oh shit, one bite and you’re out.

12:54
Suikoinfinity:

Survival Horror to the extreme?

12:55
StevenDPX:

Just had a rush of Silent Scope nostalgia with the rifle.

12:55
Suikoinfinity:

Zombi U looks sweet.

12:55
lewis amparo:

zombi u looks good
i like the different camera views when certain things happen

12:56
Prota:

Reel time baby!

12:56
StevenDPX:

SSSSSSizzle

12:56
Suikoinfinity:

Sizzler round 3!

12:56
Prota:

Yourshape Fitness Evolved

12:56
StevenDPX:

Wait, ain’t this the same one from the Ubi conference?

12:56
Prota:

Sports Connection

12:57
Prota:

Avengers Battle for Earth

12:57
Prota:

Is it? I wasn’t here for that.

12:57
StevenDPX:

James?

12:57
Suikoinfinity:

I think it was the same sizzle, whoops.

12:57
StevenDPX:

Hm?

12:58
StevenDPX:

Nintrendo Land?

12:58
Prota:

Ninentdo Land

12:58
Prota:

Nintendo*

12:58
Suikoinfinity:

I’m interested in Nin…Tendoland

12:58
StevenDPX:

We both messed up.

12:58
Prota:

lol, yeah, but I like the sound of Nintrendo Land

12:59
Suikoinfinity:

That’s two times wii sports, that shouldn’t count as 3 franchises

1:00
Suikoinfinity:

I wanna see that Zelda Battle Quest and look another Luigi’s Mansion!

1:00
Prota:

1:02
StevenDPX:

Asymetric Gameplay.

1:02
Prota:

Luigi’s Ghost Mansion…

1:03
Suikoinfinity:

We can play Luigi’s Mansion together, look at that!

1:03
StevenDPX:

It’s Pac Man.

1:03
Suikoinfinity:

Looks like a Mario Party minigame

1:03
StevenDPX:

Well, Pac Man Vs.

1:05
Suikoinfinity:

I don’t know why, but this looks incredibly fun — does a human play as the ghost too or is it only computer?

1:05
StevenDPX:

The one with the gamepad is the ghost. They see it on the pad screen.

1:05
StevenDPX:

Everyone else uses Wii Remotes.

1:06
Suikoinfinity:

Aha, so it is a 5-player affair

1:06
StevenDPX:

Yep.

1:08
StevenDPX:

Looked nice.

1:08
Prota:

Launch title

1:08
StevenDPX:

This holiday.

1:09
Suikoinfinity:

I like all access, these games look interesting.

1:11
StevenDPX:

And that’s the end?

1:11
Prota:

Yup

1:12
Suikoinfinity:

That’s all she wrote.

1:12
StevenDPX:

Oh? Iwata on screen.

1:13
Suikoinfinity:

This was the Pre-E3 show I think…. no wait, I haven’t seen this

1:14
StevenDPX:

Nah, this is new. He referenced E3 in the past tense.

1:14
Prota:

The WiiU Panorama view is interesting

1:15
Suikoinfinity:

I missed most of the stuff because I closed the stream until someone said Iwata was on, so I just saw him standing by that picture on the same wall from the pre-show

1:15
StevenDPX:

Geomagnetic Sensor?

1:15
Suikoinfinity:

Back to Nintendoland!

1:18
StevenDPX:

I think I’ll be ending the liveblog. So then, final thoughts?

1:19
Suikoinfinity:

B’s all around for me, aside from Pikmin 3 and Paper Mario nothing really hit me that hard content wise.

1:20
StevenDPX:

So far I’m impressed with what the Wii U can do. But I still feel underwhelmed. Nothing really blew my mind per se.

1:21
StevenDPX:

SMB U looked really nice though. And I know Pikmin fans are hyped up for Pikmin 3.

1:21
Prota:

Same. B on the games, but an A- on presentation. I’m sorry, but Miyamoto with the pikmin couldn’t let me grade it any lower.

1:22
Suikoinfinity:

Don’t forget Zombi U!

1:22
Suikoinfinity:

I think they could have thrown in a little something extra though =(

1:22
lewis amparo:

I would give presentation an A- and the games an B+/B

1:22
lewis amparo:

They

1:22
StevenDPX:

B for games, B+ for presentation.

1:22
Prota:

New Super Mario Bros U looked alright, but I wasn’t feeling New Super Mario Bros 2.

1:23
lewis amparo:

They had more games to show and some were actually really cool to see like paper mario, Scribblenauts

1:23
lewis amparo:

Nintendo did have the most games to show even if some are multiplatform or wii fit u =[

1:24
Prota:

But it didn’t have much of a “wow” factor.

1:24
Suikoinfinity:

Yup, I wish I was there to try out the demos though, I want more info on Paper Mario already.

1:24
Suikoinfinity:

Pretty much, Reggie wasn’t really doing much crowd pleasing except the My Body Was Ready remark

1:25
StevenDPX:

For some reason I’m not really feeling NintendoLand. I mean, it looks nice and all, but it looks like something that should come with the Wii U as a bundle or pre-loaded software. I wouldn’t buy it separately.

1:26
Suikoinfinity:

Welp, at least we have one more stream to tackle tomorrow night with the 3DS

1:26
StevenDPX:

Yep. So stay tuned people!

1:27
Suikoinfinity:

See you guys Tomorrow!

1:27
StevenDPX:

Tomorrow night at 6PM PDT (I think that’s 9PM EDT for us), we liveblog Nintendo’s 3DS conference.

1:27
StevenDPX:

Take are everyon

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