E3 2012 Nintendo 3DS Press Conference

It’s not over yet. Nintendo announced during their initial presentation that since there wouldn’t be enough time to show plans for both the Wii U and 3DS, there will be a separate presentation for the Nintendo 3DS at E3. And so, here we are again for one more Liveblog on the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo showed a little bit of what was in store for the 3Ds at the initial press conference, be this one coming up will be the real deal.

Liveblog and Press Conference start at 9PM EDT.

E3 2012 Nintendo 3DS 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.

8:53
StevenDPX:

Ahoy!

8:54
StevenDPX:

The 3DS conference is going to start in about 7 minutes so do bear with us.

8:55
StevenDPX:

The stage is rather fitting. Smaller stage for smaller gaming.

8:55
StevenDPX:

Mighty sleek too and not too busy.

8:56
StevenDPX:

Voice scared the crap outta me.

8:57
StevenDPX:

So far I think I’m the only one in the group without a 3DS.

8:57
Comment From Prota

I don’t have one.

8:58
StevenDPX:

Oh cool. So I’m not alone.

8:58
StevenDPX:

You good Prota?

8:58
Prota:

I’m good.

8:58
StevenDPX:

Alrighty!

8:59
Prota:

Still mad at Nintendo though, that Project P-100 game is looking extremely good.

8:59
Prota:

And they didn’t show it at all during their conference.

8:59
StevenDPX:

It does man! And the characters look like homages to Kamiya’s works.

9:00
StevenDPX:

Viewtiful Joe, Dante…

9:00
Prota:

Even Okami with the way you use the WiiU controller.

9:00
StevenDPX:

Reeeeeally?

9:01
Prota:

Yeah, you do a long straight stroke to create the long sword.

9:01
Prota:

And you make the line that’ll form the ladder.

9:01
Prota:

Etc, etc.

9:01
StevenDPX:

Nice.

9:01
Prota:

Point is, it looks great…and it’s a shame it wasn’t given screen time.

9:02
Comment From smash bro

when is this gonna start up?

9:02
StevenDPX:

Around 9:00PM EDT
Which is 6:00PM EDT for us.

9:02
StevenDPX:

9:02 now, so…

9:03
Prota:

Seems like they’re running a little late.

9:03
Prota:

I also can’t hear any sound from Nintendo’s stream.

9:04
StevenDPX:

I remember that booming voice from earlier.

9:04
Suikoinfinity:

I’m late, but link me to that stream!

9:04
StevenDPX:

At the top.

9:05
Prota:

Don’t worry, Nintendo is late too.

9:05
Suikoinfinity:

Ah, thanks, didn’t even realize all the text previously was loaded XD

9:06
StevenDPX:

“Video is prohibited”

9:06
StevenDPX:

‘Cause Nintendo’s doing it.

9:06
Suikoinfinity:

I’m sure people are recording the stream…

9:06
Prota:

I keep hearing rumors about a new 3DS model in the works, maybe we’ll get to see it.

9:06
StevenDPX:

Well, those authorized anyway.

9:07
StevenDPX:

That’s the one reason why I didn’t want to get the 3DS.

9:07
StevenDPX:

Or at least fearful anyway.

9:07
StevenDPX:

Of course, if they plan a new model a long ways down, I don’t mind going for one now.

9:07
Suikoinfinity:

You know what? Normally I would have been sad buying mine at launch, but I see it this way. : my original DS is the only standing version of the system with functioning L/R buttons.

9:08
Suikoinfinity:

Went through 3 lites, a DSi, terrible manufacturing.

9:08
StevenDPX:

My original has the L/R buttons jacked up and the touchscreen is all jittery.

9:08
StevenDPX:

So far my Lite’s done really good.

9:08
Suikoinfinity:

My launch 3DS has triggers that still function like new, so I’m not all ready to jump on a relaunch.

9:09
Suikoinfinity:

here we go!

9:09
StevenDPX:

Oh, Sizzle time?

9:09
Suikoinfinity:

It’s the sizzler

9:09
StevenDPX:

Nah, intro.

9:09
Suikoinfinity:

awwww

9:09
Prota:

I’m sure there will be many to come.

9:09
StevenDPX:

My body is bananas!

9:09
Suikoinfinity:

Do a better job this time Reggie

9:09
StevenDPX:

Hahaha

9:10
Suikoinfinity:

I jinxed it.

9:10
StevenDPX:

Poor Moffit.

9:10
StevenDPX:

I like the atmosphere here. More personal.

9:10
StevenDPX:

Moffit on stage.

9:10
Suikoinfinity:

The crowd seems unenthusiastic as ever though.

9:11
StevenDPX:

Special guest today?

9:11
Prota:

Hehe

9:11
StevenDPX:

Non-Specifc Action Figure!

9:11
Suikoinfinity:

Nonspecific Action Figure…

9:12
StevenDPX:

“Hey, at least I don’t need a sword to kick ass and take names”

9:13
Suikoinfinity:

They sure like pretending the “3” in “3DS” is nonexistent.

9:14
StevenDPX:

Suiko hats SM3DL though…

9:14
StevenDPX:

*hates

9:14
Suikoinfinity:

I don’t hate it, I just find it a major disappointment.

9:14
Prota:

Castlevania time

9:15
StevenDPX:

Casltevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate.

9:15
StevenDPX:

that’s a mouthful

9:15
Suikoinfinity:

I didn’t like Lords of Shadown, so let’s see if they convince me to try this one.

9:15
Suikoinfinity:

Shadow^

9:16
StevenDPX:

Trevor Belmont this time.

9:16
StevenDPX:

Looks cel-shaded.

9:17
Suikoinfinity:

Yeah, it does, but is it also cel-shaded in the game play too or just the movies?

9:17
Prota:

Alucard

9:17
StevenDPX:

I’ve heard that this is a 2.5D metroidvania styled game.

9:17
StevenDPX:

Good, always hated those fleamen!

9:17
StevenDPX:

Dave Cox on stage.

9:18
Suikoinfinity:

I’d like to see some gameplay — fuck those fleamen.

9:19
Suikoinfinity:

That looked painful

9:20
StevenDPX:

So in the metrodvania sense, it’ll add on more things to do in terms of combat.

9:21
StevenDPX:

Ooh, so Konami DOES remember Super Castlevania IV.

9:21
Suikoinfinity:

That’s cool, but I’m also in for seeing some more Alucard.

9:21
Prota:

4 playable characters, including Trevor and Alucard

9:22
StevenDPX:

Oh that fleaman’s a dick!

9:22
Prota:

Every fleaman is.

9:22
StevenDPX:

Coming this fall.

9:22
Suikoinfinity:

Looks to me like it might do an Agarest War sort of thing where you go through different generations with different characters.

9:23
Prota:

Awkward…

9:23
StevenDPX:

Moffit likes it kinky.

9:23
Suikoinfinity:

Ouch, take that Luigi!

9:23
StevenDPX:

LM: Dark Moon!

9:23
Prota:

Luigi is totally heroic!!! >:O

9:23
Prota:

Damn you Moffit!

9:24
Suikoinfinity:

“Noooooo” “Ahhhhhhhhh” I love Luigi’s voice acting so far.

9:24
StevenDPX:

I wonder it they’ll be a certain amount of boos you have to get.

9:25
Suikoinfinity:

Just a little respect.

9:25
Prota:

9:25
StevenDPX:

Man, Luigi’s looks freaking terrified!

9:25
Prota:

>:/

9:26
Suikoinfinity:

Yaaaay Warren Spector

9:26
StevenDPX:

Warren Spector, gonna show some Power of Illusion.

9:26
Suikoinfinity:

(Still fucking hate Epic Mickey)

9:27
Comment From El Z

Alucard! Tell. Me more

9:27
Suikoinfinity:

Hey, I liked Monster Tail, now I’m interested.

9:28
StevenDPX:

Could you imagine Epic Mickey meets Okami?

9:28
Suikoinfinity:

It would be beautiful with the addition of shitty platforming segments.

9:29
StevenDPX:

Miserabelle? Isn’t her name Malficent?

9:30
Suikoinfinity:

Was that a Thwomp?

9:30
StevenDPX:

I think that was.

9:30
StevenDPX:

Hey I saw Rapunzel.

9:30
Suikoinfinity:

I saw Uncle Scrooooge!

9:30
StevenDPX:

Nice.

9:31
Suikoinfinity:

Alright, I’m interested in this now.

9:31
StevenDPX:

Coming Nov. 18 of this year.

9:32
StevenDPX:

Paper Mario time!

9:32
Prota:

Paper Mario: Stickerstar

9:32
Suikoinfinity:

Fuck Yeah, Paper Mario!

9:32
Prota:

This should be good.

9:32
StevenDPX:

Nate Bihldorff on the stage.

9:33
StevenDPX:

Toad flapping in the wind.

9:33
StevenDPX:

Except for TTYD. Hated that game.

9:34
Suikoinfinity:

What?!

9:34
Suikoinfinity:

TTYD Was leagues better than both Paper Mario and Super Paper Mario, one of my favorite Cube games

9:35
StevenDPX:

The jokes were so… boring. And pretty corny. The gameplay was good, but some of the story elements dragged on.

9:35
StevenDPX:

SPM though was really funny!

9:36
Suikoinfinity:

SPM was funny, but TTYD had more environments that I enjoyed.

9:36
StevenDPX:

That isometric view for battles. Goosebumps!

9:37
Suikoinfinity:

I’m shocked, for a handheld iteration, this looks beautiful.

9:37
StevenDPX:

Is Mario holofoil now?

9:38
Suikoinfinity:

No XP gaining?

9:38
Suikoinfinity:

Sounds like a lot of side questing, I like.

9:38
Prota:

No experience points, to get stats you need to help people and solve puzzles in the environment.

9:38
StevenDPX:

Solves people’s problems. Very Xenoblade of them.

9:39
Prota:

That’s why you’re the hero of Colony 9!

9:40
Suikoinfinity:

I’ll know what you guys are blabbing about when I finally get to playing Xenoblade.

9:40
StevenDPX:

They’re spending a lot of time on this game dontcha think?

9:40
Prota:

That’s a huge fan! O_O

9:40
Suikoinfinity:

This game deserves a lot of time.

9:41
Suikoinfinity:

But yeah, we have limited time in this press conference, I hope this ain’t stalling.

9:42
Suikoinfinity:

Take that Koopa

9:42
StevenDPX:

In yo’ face!

9:43
Prota:

The game looks pretty fun.

9:43
Comment From El Z

If they were gonna stall, the bastards could’ve given more than two minutes to Castlevania…

9:43
StevenDPX:

Yeah.

9:43
Prota:

Or at least do a little more than just tease Alucard.

9:43
Suikoinfinity:

Agreed, I’m down for some more Alucard gameplay footage.

9:43
Prota:

Kingdom Hearts 3D

9:43
Prota:

Sigh

9:44
Suikoinfinity:

Ewww

9:44
StevenDPX:

Kingdom Heard Dream Drop Distance.

9:44
StevenDPX:

*Hearts

9:44
StevenDPX:

Music’s nice at least.

9:45
Suikoinfinity:

I’ll give it that.

9:45
StevenDPX:

Square’s gotta stop that distracting ass background.

9:45
StevenDPX:

Coming out 7.31.2012

9:45
Prota:

At least it seems like they’re going to new worlds rather than always revisiting the same areas.

9:46
StevenDPX:

Demo coming to eShop soon.

9:46
Prota:

Scribblenauts Unlimited

9:47
StevenDPX:

Lewis would go nutso for this.

9:47
Suikoinfinity:

Where is Lewis anyway? Thought he was gonna be here =(

9:47
Suikoinfinity:

Sizzler time?

9:47
Prota:

Reel them in Nintendo!

9:48
StevenDPX:

Lego Batman 2.

9:48
StevenDPX:

Transformers Prime.

9:48
StevenDPX:

Great show by the way.

9:48
Suikoinfinity:

I know you like your Rabbids Steve <_<

9:48
Prota:

Heroes of Ruin

9:48
StevenDPX:

No I don’t!

9:48
Suikoinfinity:

You don’t? I thought you were a fan for some reason.

9:48
Suikoinfinity:

POKEMON!

9:49
StevenDPX:

I wasn’t. I hated them with a passion.

9:49
Prota:

Takes place two years later.

9:49
StevenDPX:

“According to Metacritic”

9:49
Suikoinfinity:

Pushmo Baby!

9:50
StevenDPX:

Mighty Switch Force!

9:51
Suikoinfinity:

Threediots?

9:51
StevenDPX:

This new?

9:51
Suikoinfinity:

Looks corny already

9:51
Prota:

O_o’

9:51
StevenDPX:

It;s like the Aquabats.

9:51
Suikoinfinity:

Punch that burger!

9:52
StevenDPX:

Okaaaaaay. I’m interested for some reason.

9:52
Suikoinfinity:

Well you can watch it right now!

9:52
StevenDPX:

Don’t have a 3DS :/

9:52
Suikoinfinity:

Well I could watch it right now >_<

9:53
Suikoinfinity:

I’ll dl it and bring it in for you

9:53
Prota:

If I had a 3DS, I’d still pass.

9:53
Prota:

Lego Batman 2

9:53
Suikoinfinity:

Ouch

9:54
StevenDPX:

If the other DC Super Heroes are tagging along, what not call it LEGO Justice League?

9:54
Prota:

Maybe it still focuses on Batman villains?

9:54
Prota:

They didn’t really tell us much at all.

9:54
Suikoinfinity:

Sorry, I want my 3DS games boxed.

9:55
StevenDPX:

Yeah, still like reading the manuals on the way home.

9:55
StevenDPX:

Or taking a dump.

9:56
Suikoinfinity:

How long is long single player campaign? 3D Land was kind of short…

9:56
StevenDPX:

Y’know, by calling is “New Super Mario Bros. 2” it’s not quite “New” anymore.

9:57
StevenDPX:

Probably call it New Newer Super Mario Bros.

9:58
StevenDPX:

Coin rush gives you the ability to turn objects and enemies into coins.

9:58
Suikoinfinity:

I’m kinda New Super Mario’d out

9:58
StevenDPX:

*gasp* He said “die.” You can’t say that in Nintendo!

9:59
Prota:

Coin Rush mode consists, of three random levels. The goal is to collect every single coin in the three chosen levels, and you only have one life to do so.

9:59
Prota:

consists of*

9:59
Suikoinfinity:

Awww, coop with a camera focused on the guy in front.

10:00
StevenDPX:

LBP all over again.

10:00
StevenDPX:

Let your buddy out!

10:00
Suikoinfinity:

What a dick

10:01
Prota:

Not cool, not cool at all.

10:01
Suikoinfinity:

I would have been more impressed if both players had a separate camera, one person running on the ground and another on top

10:01
StevenDPX:

Aug 19 for retail and digital.

10:02
Suikoinfinity:

I like 2012, but throw something that we can anticipate for the future!

10:02
StevenDPX:

Reggie approves.

10:03
StevenDPX:

And that is all for the conference.

10:03
StevenDPX:

Pretty lowkey.

10:03
Prota:

Shame we didn’t hear anything about Monster Hunter or Fire Emblem.

10:03
StevenDPX:

So then, thoughts on this showcase?

10:04
Suikoinfinity:

Exactly, I would have shit all over my seat if we got Monster Hunter news

10:04
Suikoinfinity:

And Fire Emblem?!?!

10:04
StevenDPX:

Yeah. Lots of safety going on here. With all the companies for that matter.

10:04
Prota:

Too much safety.

10:04
StevenDPX:

Nothing new or surprising.

10:05
Prota:

E3 is suppose to “wow” you.

10:05
Prota:

But most of what we see, we already know about.

10:05
Suikoinfinity:

That’s how this entire E3 has been, no big surprises except for maybe Watch_Dogs

10:05
Prota:

It’s hard to get worked up over that.

10:05
StevenDPX:

I mean, this is a conference for a handheld. But ya gotta show something.

10:06
Prota:

Watch Dogs, Beyond, and Project P-100 were the new titles that stirred up some emotion.

10:06
Suikoinfinity:

I don’t count P-100 though.

10:06
StevenDPX:

Games B-, Presentation C.

10:06
Suikoinfinity:

They didn’t present it at the conference!

10:06
Prota:

The Last of Us a bit as well as we finally got a look at the gameplay.

10:06
Prota:

I count it as part of E3, as it came from it.

10:06
Prota:

But obviously not a part of the conferences.

10:06
StevenDPX:

Wish they showed it at the conference though.

10:07
Prota:

They really should have.

10:07
StevenDPX:

But, we’ll discuss this more during the podcast.

10:07
Suikoinfinity:

Same, it really bugs me how safe everyone’s been playing this year.

10:07
Suikoinfinity:

Except for Ubisoft and their girl-wood.

10:07
Prota:

Oh, and Pikmen 3, almost forgot that.

10:08
Suikoinfinity:

God I can’t wait for more Pikmin.

10:08
StevenDPX:

So then. Thanks to everyone for joining us for these liveblogs.

10:08
Prota:

Ubisoft’s jokes fell flat, but from what I hear, everyone loved the rest of the presentation.

10:08
Comment From El Z

Will I ever get a goddamn Arkham 3DS game?

10:08
Prota:

Alas, probably not.

10:08
StevenDPX:

That’s up to WB

10:09
Suikoinfinity:

Best of the lot in my opinion. And it’s funny cause that was the panel we practiced using this console on.

10:09
Prota:

And the panel I couldn’t see due to work. –_–‘

10:09
StevenDPX:

You pick a good conference to start on.

10:09
StevenDPX:

Anyway, I’m closing up the live blog. Grades?

10:10
Suikoinfinity:

B’s all around — they presented just enough to pass by.

10:10
Prota:

I’m with James.

10:10
StevenDPX:

B- for games, C for presentation.

10:10
Suikoinfinity:

Ouch, you’re the most harsh.

10:11
Prota:

But grading the conferences just feels weird this year.

10:11
Prota:

To be honest, they probably only get B’s and stuff due to how mediocre everything is.

10:11
StevenDPX:

Yeah. But let’s hold our comments until the Podcast.

10:11
Suikoinfinity:

Yeah, it’s like adjusting the curve because all the students in the class suck.

10:11
StevenDPX:

Hahaha.

10:11
Prota:

Exactly.

10:12
Prota:

So don’t take our grades to seriously.

10:12
Prota:

As we probably should be giving everyone INCs.

10:12
StevenDPX:

Okay then, Thanks for joining us. Until next time, see ya. Check out of facebook page, facebook.com/thewiredfish.

10:12
Prota:

Minus Ubisoft.

10:12
Suikoinfinity:

='( And that makes me a sad grader.

10:12
Suikoinfinity:

See you guys around!

10:12
StevenDPX:

We’ll announce the padcast taping there.

10:12
Prota:

Later everyone!

10:13
StevenDPX:

Until next time, see ya!

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