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Nintendo's E3 press conference: Wii U, 3DS and 23 new games

Follow along as Nintendo shows their hand in their E3 2012 press conference!

  • Chris Plante

    Jun 5, 2012

    Chris Plante

    'ZombiU' is proof Wii U's controls can be more than a gimmick

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    ZombiU

    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.

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  • Philip Kollar

    Jun 5, 2012

    Philip Kollar

    'Trine 2: Director's Cut' adds new modes and expansion content for Wii U

    Trine 2: Director's Cut E3
    Trine 2: Director's Cut E3

    Trine 2's journey to the Wii U includes the addition of "Magic Mayhem" mode and the "Goblin Menace" expansion.

    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.

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  • 'TANK! TANK! TANK!' Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!

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    gttt

    Namco Bandai brings TANK! TANK! TANK! to 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.

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  • Chris Plante

    Jun 5, 2012

    Chris Plante

    'New Super Mario Bros. 2' trailer stays golden

    New Super Mario Bros. 2
    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 trailer bites into gold.

    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!

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  • Matt Leone

    Jun 5, 2012

    Matt Leone

    Wii U: the full games list

    See everything announced for Wii U to date.

    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:

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  • Project P-100 for Wii U coming from Platinum Games and Nintendo

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    Reggie Fils-Aime teases new Pikmin-esque title Project P-100 on Spike TV.

    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.

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  • Chris Plante

    Jun 5, 2012

    Chris Plante

    Wii U pedometer announced after Nintendo's E3 press conference

    Wii U pedometer
    Wii U pedometer

    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.

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  • Matt Leone

    Jun 5, 2012

    Matt Leone

    Panorama View announced for Wii U

    Wii U Panorama View
    Wii U Panorama View

    Nintendo shows off video footage software for Wii U.

    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 Google Maps but with video instead of stills.

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  • Emily Gera

    Jun 5, 2012

    Emily Gera

    'Just Dance 4' unveils Puppet Master mode, features dance customisation on Wii U

    Ubisoft's Just Dance 4 to feature Wii U exclusive mode called Puppet Master.

    Just Dance 4 will offer dance customisation in the Wii U exclusive Puppet Master mode, Ubisoft announced today at the Nintendo E3 press conference.

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  • Brian Crecente

    Jun 5, 2012

    Brian Crecente

    Wii U GamePad controller hands-on

    Wii U GamePad controller
    Wii U GamePad controller

    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.

    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.

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  • Russ Frushtick

    Jun 5, 2012

    Russ Frushtick

    Ubisoft's Wii U lineup

    Ubisoft revealed their entire Wii U lineup during Nintendo's E3 2012 lineup. Here's what they have coming:

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  • 'ZombiU' uses the Wii U GamePad to fight and become zombies

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    ZOMbiu

    ZombieU uses the Wii U GamePad to scan, shoot, and hack doors.

    At Nintendo's E3 press conference today, Ubisoft showed off how upcoming title ZombiU will use the Wii U's tablet controller.

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  • Chris Plante

    Jun 5, 2012

    Chris Plante

    'LEGO City: Undercover' coming to Nintendo Wii U

    Lego CIty: Undercover
    Lego CIty: Undercover

    Lego City Undercover is coming to WiiU.

    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.

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  • Russ Frushtick

    Jun 5, 2012

    Russ Frushtick

    'Sing' bringing karaoke to Wii U

    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 also showed off a Wii U-friendly microphone attachment.

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  • Griffin McElroy

    Jun 5, 2012

    Griffin McElroy

    'Paper Mario: Sticker Star' for 3DS coming Holiday 2012

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    paper mario

    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.

    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.

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  • Mass Effect 3 included in Nintendo Wii U game montage

    Mass Effect 3 Wii U
    Mass Effect 3 Wii U

    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 announcement of Mass Effect 3 for Wii U, Electronic Arts has managed to turn this one-time exclusive series into a massive multiplatform hit.

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  • Matt Leone

    Jun 5, 2012

    Matt Leone

    Wii Fit U shown at Nintendo's E3 press briefing

    Wii Fit U
    Wii Fit U

    Nintendo reveals its latest fitness game.

    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.

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  • Griffin McElroy

    Jun 5, 2012

    Griffin McElroy

    'Scribblenauts Unlimited' announced for Wii U

    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Scribblenauts Unlimited

    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 will bring the word-based puzzle-platformer to Nintendo's Wii U console, 5th Cell just revealed during Nintendo's E3 2012 press conference.

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  • Jun 5, 2012

    Arthur Gies

    Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition announced for Wii U

    Warner Bros announces a Wii U specific version of Arkham City GOTY edition.

    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.

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  • Wii U supports two GamePads, Nintendo confirms

    Wii U GamePads
    Wii U GamePads

    Nintendo confirms that two Wii U GamePads can be used at once at E3 2012.

    Nintendo confirmed at E3 2012 that the Wii U will support use of two GamePad controllers at once.

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  • 'New Super Mario Bros. U' announced by Nintendo

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    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. The game can also be transferred between the television to the tablet controller.

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  • Andrew Webster

    Jun 5, 2012

    Andrew Webster

    Nintendo announces Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, and YouTube as Wii U content partners

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    wiiu

    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.

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  • Nintendo E3 2012 press conference live video

    Wii U E3
    Wii U E3

    Nintendo is at E3 2012 to show off the latest on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, featuring New Super Mario Bros. Wii U, Pikmin, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and much more.

    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.

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  • 'Pikmin 3' announced for Wii U

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    pikmin3

    Nintendo announces new Pikmin title for Wii U.

    At Nintendo's E3 press conference this morning, the company announced a brand new Pikmin game for the Wii U.

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