So I was super proud of myself for remembering to tune in and watch the Nintendo E3 keynote earlier today. I have a tendency to lose track of time and miss stuff. :-/ But I tuned in right around the time they were showing off Mario Sports Mix. Due out in 2011 on the Wii, Mario and some of his Nintendo buddies battle it out all sportsmanlike in volleyball, hockey, dodgeball and basketball. I’d missed the announcement about Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword but you can get the details from 1Up.
And then I remembered I had a lunch appointment. So I kept the live stream going and paused it hoping it’d be TiVo style and I could come back and see what I missed after I got back. Sadly, that was not the case. So now I have to be like everyone else who missed it and dig around for what I missed out on. Bummer.
The big, pee-your-pants-a-little announcement was for the new 3DS. It looks pretty much like the regular DS except for the analog stick on the left hand side as shown in this picture I stole from CNET.
And because I stole it, I’ll be nice and tell you to check out their report here for all the nitty gritty details and more pictures. But the coolest feature is that you can see things in 3D without having to wear those retarded 3D glasses. HOORAY!
When I went to Nintendo.com about 20 minutes ago, there was a video posted with developers talking about how cool they thought the technology was, but it looks like it’s down for the moment. They’ll probably repost shortly, so keep checking back. I was most excited about the 3D Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid. But there were a bunch more.
Other game announcements:
- Kirby’s Epic Yarn
- Epic Mickey
- Metroid: Other M
- Donkey Kong Country Returns
- Kid Icarus Uprising