E3 2010: Nintendo Press Conference data-splode

• Then came a closer look and more details on the 3DS. We've now played the handheld, and will have full impressions soon, but here's what you need to know now. No glasses are necessary. It's as small as the DS Lite and possibly smaller – weighing only eight ounces. The graphics are surprisingly similar to those on the Wii. It has an inner camera like the DSi, and also two outer cameras that can snap photographs in 3D. It will display movies in 3D. It has a Slide Pad that can adjust the level of 3D, as well as a motion sensor and Gyrosensor. It can communicate with other DSs and download stuff like new stages, new quests, ghost data and rankings with no monthly fee.

• All those Wii surprises not enough for you? Here come the DS surprises. After years of anticipation and speculation, a new Kid Icarus was revealed for 3DS. It's subtitled Uprising and features plenty of air combat in which, according to Nintendo, you'll be able to sense exactly how close and far away enemies really are. "Coming soon."

• Fans of the classic GBA RPG series, Golden Sun have also got reason to celebrate as Nintendo showed the first gameplay video of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, which has adopted 3D character models. It's been a long time since Nintendo's mentioned Golden Sun, and we're glad to have it back.

• And finally, a deluge of 3DS teases and hints. Miyamoto is working on Nintendogs ("+Cats"). Outside developers are busy bringing their own famous franchises to the 3D system: Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Madden, Assassins Creed, Kingdom Hearts,  Ridge Racer, Saints Row and Batman. The show ended with a humorous movie in which Miyamoto and Iwata were sucked into a 3DS and Reggie had to find them. Within that joke video were further visual hints that everything from Mario and Zelda to Donkey Kong and Star Fox could be headed to 3DS, too.

• Nintendo also revealed even more info on their official press site for upcoming games: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem and Pokemon Ranger: Gaurdian Signs all for DS and PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure for, obviously, Wii.

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  • secretsearcher - June 21, 2010 2:35 a.m.

    Looks like I have to get a 3DS...finally have something to ask for on my birthday :) and OH MY FREAKING GOSH A NEW GOLDEN SUN?!?!? My happy sensor just EXPLODED ^_^
  • Antja - June 17, 2010 6:01 p.m.

    I like the new Donkey Kong but that is the only game thats appealing to me. Nintendo has failed me a long time ago ever since they started caring more about casuals than their loyal fanbase with this kiddie game bullshit.
  • KHfan - June 16, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    the graphics for zelda look so shit, why do they have to make it so cartoonish!?
  • thephntm - June 16, 2010 6:44 p.m.

    I'm not a fanboy, but I used to be, and I think I'll be a fanboy again soon.
  • GameManiac - June 16, 2010 5:30 p.m.

    This is a Nintendo E3 conference dream come true! The 3DS lives up to my expectations and predictions. Brand new games announced as well (I knew they'd do something with Kid Icarus), such as new Mario, Zelda, Star Fox, DK, Kirby. I love Nintendo! My only complaints: 1. No Black/White info (but that's what is for). 2. How much will the 3DS cost (perhaps $250?). At least I'll be ble to afford it. Nintendo has officially stolen the show, I just wished I could've seen it...
  • FinderKeeper - June 16, 2010 12:35 p.m.

    Seems like the Nintendo handheld is the real story, and the Wii is just along for the ride. I wonder when Nintendo will actually put out a console with current-gen graphics, though? :-p
  • philipshaw - June 16, 2010 10:19 a.m.

    This was the Nintendo confernce at E3 for 2 years, so many great games that I can't pick which one I'm excited for the most. MGS3 on 3DS will be so great
  • And_ROOS - June 16, 2010 10:01 a.m.

    To the user asking about Star Fox, Star Fox 64 will be brought to the 3ds with alot of tweaks, as will Ocarina Of Time. Cant wait!
  • super0sonic - June 16, 2010 7:30 a.m.

    Oh God Donkey Kong Country! Kid Icarus!! Kirby!!!!!! And the 3DS might really work!!!!
  • mysterioso - June 16, 2010 5:38 a.m.

    I would be content with just the Goldeneye remake but all this is nuts! P.S. It's not "oddball", it's "Oddjob"
  • Limbo - June 16, 2010 5:13 a.m.

    Nintendo just mopped the floor with Microsoft. They brought back old series that tons of people loved and gave us exactly what we wanted. AND THERE'S WII PARTY!!
  • DrillurSimpson - June 16, 2010 4:05 a.m.

    Wow, I loved the first Golden Sun! The second one sucked shit, but yeah 3d is good, right? I mean 3d, not 3d models but the kind that give u headaches. ...that doesn't work either. Fuck. Wait is it 3d and 3d? Both kinds of 3d? If so then take away what I said
  • WaffleLeech - June 16, 2010 2:22 a.m.

    My wallet just shit itself.
  • Snoochie - June 16, 2010 2:13 a.m.

    good job with E3 coverage so far! keep it up guys!
  • tichtat - June 16, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    Wait. A Kingdom Hearts game and a saints row game? Awesome.
  • tichtat - June 16, 2010 1:36 a.m.

    I might stop being disappointed in nintendo.
  • BigTuna - June 16, 2010 1:32 a.m.

    I am seriously surprised at the reaction all of you are having to this press conference. Not to be a pessimist or nay-sayer, but I haven't been convinced that Nintendo is "back" yet. Maybe I've just been let down by the Wii one too many times but I didn't see anything spectacular. I absolutely hate the art style of the new Zelda game. Nintendo needs to pick a style, not try to drift between cell-shading and realism, because the result is seriously ugly. I'm sure the gameplay mechanics will be solid but the whole series has lost its charm for me. I don't think I'll be picking this one up. The only thing that really intrigued me was the new Kirby game. I absolutely love the Kirby games, with my favorite being the one on the N64 (can't remember the title). The game seems very stylized and I love the charm of the graphics. Probably the best showing of this years E3, but that ain't sayin' much.
  • SamuraiGuy7 - June 16, 2010 12:52 a.m.

    wow. just wow. nintendo is finally back! i can't wait to hear more about all these big games (definitely not just dance 2). It is really good to see another golden sun!
  • docBass06 - June 16, 2010 12:43 a.m.

    where do i start. I've loved videogames since I was a kid. Had a nintendo up until the ggamecube, and then they lost me. To be honest, this whole E3 was a disappointment from the big three. I know you guys have tons of sentimental memories, but I can't deal with nintendo anymore. It really amazes me how so many adults still love what they put out. I need story, I need graphics, I need adult topics. These are things Nintendo doesn't do well. It may have been a good showing for them, but this year like most years, they had nothing for me. Its amazing how nostalgia is driving purchases for bad and very underwhelming games. Best thing I've seen so far? Dead Space 2
  • twewy13 - June 16, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    haha, i love nintendo, kid icarus...brilliant

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