Follow along as Nintendo shows their hand in their E3 2012 press conference!
ZombiU is the exclusive zombie-killing simulator for Wii U shown briefly at the Ubisoft and Nintendo press conferences. It is also one of the show's best surprises and one of the most promising games announced for the upcoming console.
Polygon had a chance to go hands-on with the first-person shooter at the Nintendo booth, and found it took full advantage of the Wii U GamePad without falling into the trap of novel, but cumbersome controls.
The GamePad is represented in-game by a tablet your...
Trine 2: Director's Cut was hidden in a big group of surprise Wii U games at Nintendo's E3 press conference, but that doesn't mean you should ignore it. This well-received action platformer from developer Frozenbyte was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC late last year, but the upcoming Wii U version has some major additions.
In addition to tons of minor fixes and tweaks, Trine 2: Director's Cut will have an all-new unlockable level and revised controls taking advantage of the Wii U...
Following Nintendo's E3 press conference this morning, the company released a trailer for TANK! TANK! TANK!, a battle action party game developed by Namco Bandai.
TANK! TANK! TANK! set players in a story-driven mission, battling their way through levels in tanks. New tanks can be unlocked and levelled up in battles against giant monsters. Players can choose from both co-op and competitive modes, teaming up for boss battles or engage in four-on-four battle royales.
The player using the...
A new trailer for New Super Marios Bros. 2 was shown at today's Nintendo E3 press conference. Details were slim, but we do know the game will focus on gold. You know what that means: headline game time!
Mario Goes for the Gold!
Mario Enters His Golden Years
Mario Is Good as Gold
It May Be Number 2, but This Mario Gets the Gold
Enough? Never enough.
Old Super Mario Bros. Is Silver, New Super Mario Bros. Is Gold
There's Gold in This Here Game
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Trailer Isn't Fools Gold
Following Nintendo's E3 press briefing this morning, the company released a list of all announced Wii U games to date, which website Nintendo Everything got its hands on. Here's the full list:
- NBA 2K13 - 2K Sports - Holiday
- Ben 10: Omniverse - D3 Publisher - Holiday
- Family Party: 30 Great Games (working title) - D3 Publisher - Holiday
- Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game - D3 Publisher - Holiday
- Mass Effect 3 - Electronic Arts - Holiday
- Jett Tailfin - Maximum Games - Holiday
- TANK! TANK!...
After Nintendo's press conference this morning Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime went on Spike TV to tease Project P-100, a title currently in development by Platinum Games and being published by Nintendo. The game is listed as a launch window title for the Wii U.
The trailer opens with a giant fireball falling out of the sky and crashing into a small city. Upon impact it transforms into a robot and prepares to attack. The rest of the gameplay is strongly reminiscent of Pikmin, w...
Nintendo will release a pedometer like device to work with their upcoming title, WiiFit U. According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, players will attach the device to their body and it will record steps taken, track calories burned and monitor altitude. It will also record the player's exercising habits when they are not playing WiiFit U.
The pedometer will communicate with the Wii U via infrared, merging its data with that from the game. No official name or release date were announced.
At the end of Nintendo's E3 press briefing today, Nintendo head Satoru Iwata revealed a piece of software called <i>Wii U Panorama View</i> that makes the Wii U controller into a virtual reality headset, sort of. Nintendo filmed video footage of real world locations, and stitched it together so Wii U owners can move the screen controller around to watch from whatever angle they desire. It's a way of looking at video footage as if you're in the video while it's playing, basically, similar to...
Just Dance 4 will offer dance customisation in the Wii U exclusive Puppet Master mode, Ubisoft announced today at the Nintendo E3 press conference.
For the first time, the Wii U allows up to 5-player gameplay in which four dancers are directed by a fifth player.
As shown during the presentation, the "puppet master" can use the Wii U tablet to choose between Jazzy, Funky, Crazy and Happy dance moves and choreograph dances on the fly. Dancers are challenged to hold certain poses for a short...
Viewed side-by-side with its prototype predecessor, the sleeker retail version of the Wii U's GamePad may look like a device subtly changed.
But those minor tweaks to the touchscreen-sporting controller add up.
The version that will ship with the diminutive console has vastly improved thumbsticks that can also be pressed in to serve as buttons, a sleeker body, and molded grips.
Perhaps the most significant change to the Wii U's controller, though, is that gamers will be able to use two of...
Ubisoft revealed their entire Wii U lineup during Nintendo's E3 2012 lineup. Here's what they have coming:
- Assassin's Creed 3
- Rabbids Land
- Rayman Legends
- Sports Connection
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for the Earth
- Just Dance 4
- Your Shape 2013
At Nintendo's E3 press conference today, Ubisoft showed off how upcoming title ZombiU will use the Wii U's tablet controller.
Players can hack locked doors using a pinpad on the controller to punch in numbered codes. The tablet can also be used as a radar, scanner, and shooter scope.
You can also use the tablet controller to "zombify" yourself. Players hold the tablet controller up to their face and the game will transform the image into that of a decaying zombie face.
LEGO City: Undercover is coming to Wii U with a number of special control features only possible on the Wii U's controller. The news came during today's Nintendo E3 press conference.
In the demo, we saw no-nonsense policeman Chase McCain solve crimes using the Wii U controller: a dispatcher appeared on the screen giving a mission; the player scanned the television screen with the controller as a sort of X-Ray device; McCain hopped around a city, flying helicopters, falling down giant pits...
The Wii U will be getting a new karaoke franchise called Sing. Developed by FreeStyleGames, the makers of DJ Hero, Sing allows friends to gather around the TV and make fools of themselves across a variety of pop songs.
Nintendo premiered the game during the company's 2012 E3 press conference. The debut trailer showed off the ability to read lyrics off the Wii U GamePad, so that singers can stand at the front of the room, facing out into their friends as they belt their hearts out. The trailer...
Paper Mario: Sticker Star will bring Nintendo's super-flat action RPG to the Nintendo 3DS this holiday season, the publisher just announced during its E3 2012 press conference.
As the name implies, Mario will need to wield a multitude of stickers to defeat his foes and traverse his world. The game looked very similar to Paper Mario games past, with the cut-out feel of a shoebox diorama. You'll be able to grab it on the 3DS' digital store or retail outlets this holiday season.
Nintendo shared a handful of its "23 games" coming to Wii U this year in a short video montage. One of those games was – surprise! – Mass Effect 3. The original Mass Effect was an Xbox 360 exclusive, published by Microsoft Game Studios. It later came to PC. Its sequel, Mass Effect 2, was released first on Xbox 360 and PC and later came to PlayStation 3. And the conclusion to the series, this year's Mass Effect 3, came to both Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 all at once.
And now, with the...
At Nintendo's E3 press briefing this morning, the company showed the latest version of its popular Wii Fit series, and the first for Wii U. <i>Wii Fit U</i> will include new events as you would expect, and takes things one step further by letting players upload data from an external device; in the presentation, a woman uploaded data from a run into the system to sync up with her in-game stats.
A video in the presentation showed the same woman moving on the Wii Fit Balance Board to jump on a...
Scribblenauts Unlimited will bring the word-based puzzle-platformer to Nintendo's Wii U console, 5th Cell just revealed during Nintendo's E3 2012 press conference.
Scribblenauts Unlimited allows players to use the Wii U tablet to create their own objects, and then register them in the series' trademark magic notebook. A trailer showed a player (and two players!) combining objects and assets to add their own creations — like a dog that's also a car. Scribblenauts will also have multiplayer,...
Warner Bros took the stage at this year's E3 Nintendo Press Conference to announce Batman: Arkham City for the Wii U this fall. This updated version of the Game of the Year edition released May 29th of this year will include additional content specifically tailored to the Wii U GamePad's screen, including the ability to select equipment on the GamePad screen, and each character has new armor with a built-in screen in their wrist gauntlet to match.
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition will...
Nintendo confirmed at E3 2012 that the Wii U will support use of two GamePad controllers at once.
At last year's E3, Nintendo would only confirm that one of the Wii U touchscreen controllers would interact with the system at a given time, with other players using Wii Remotes to play multiplayer games. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that at this year's E3, Nintendo would be focusing on single GamePad experiences, but that dual GamePad games would be shown in the future.
At Nintendo's E3 press conference this morning, the company confirmed New Super Mario Bros. U for the company's upcoming Wii U console.
The game is similar to Super Mario Bros. Wii but features several additional mechanics. One player participates with the tablet controller while up to four other players use Wii motes. The player using the tablet can tap on the tablet's screen to create platforms for the other players to jump on. Once a platformer has been jumped on it begins to shrink away....
During today's E3 keynote, Nintendo's Reggie Fils Aime announced four new partners that will be providing content to Wii U owners — Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video, and YouTube. The keynote was largely focused on games, but further details on these new partnerships are coming. "In the future, we'll show you how the Wii U will integrate and elevate entertainment in your living room," Fils Aime explained.
The next-generation of gaming from Nintendo will be unveiled at the company's E3 2012 media briefing, where Nintendo will showcase the Wii U in its final form.
Nintendo will have more than just hardware to tout, of course, because Nintendo is all about the games. Expect to see the latest on New Super Mario Bros. for Wii U as well as an all-new Pikmin. But what else? Only Nintendo knows.
If you're body is ready, watch live video from Nintendo's press conference below and follow along with...
At Nintendo's E3 press conference this morning, the company announced a brand new Pikmin game for the Wii U.
Pikmin 3 utilizes the enhanced resolution of the Wii U to show Pikmin in greater details. Pikmin can find objects to build bridges, and new animations make the Pikmin appear even more like tiny, live ants.
A new rock Pikmin was introduced. Rock Pikmin can break objects. The motion technology of the Wii U allows accurate positioning and throwing of Pikmin at enemies.