Wednesday, June 6, 2012

E3 2012 Tuesday Recap

Today, Nintendo unveiled some of their new games for this year, most of them for the Wii U. Some of high points include:

  • xlargeNintendo Land – This mini-game collection shows off the brilliant uses of the Wii U Gamepad. The games are themed around classic Nintendo titles, such as Mario, Zelda, Metroid, and (squeee!) F-Zero!!
  • Pikmin 3 - Finally, 8 years later, the third entry in the revered series will be released. New Pikmin include gray Rock Pikmin and pink Flying Pikmin.
  • A lot of third-party titles were shown, including Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed III, Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, and Rayman Legends.
  • A new series from Platinum Games called Project P-100, where players find citizens in distress and recruit them, making larger and larger teams of heroes.
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 – This Mario game is for 3DS, and has a distinct “gold” theme. Lots of coins, a new Gold Flower, and plenty of gorgeous 3D backdrops.
  • large New Super Mario Bros. U – Two Mario games in one year? Yes! Not unlike New Super Mario Bros. Wii, this game lets up to five people (4 Wii remotes, plus 1 Gamepad) play simultaneously. The footage shows the use of Baby Yoshis, which looked hilarious. There is also a new Flying Squirrel suit, which looks so awesome on the little Toads!
  • Wii U Fitness – This new iteration of the classic Wii Fit series uses the same balance board, but adds the use of a pedometer. You can also use the Gamepad to check your weight so other people in the room can’t see how fat you are.
All in all, a pretty good show so far. But it’s not over yet! In fact, today (Wednesday), there will be a show specifically focused on new 3DS games. So there’s still hope for a proper new F-Zero game (and Metroid, and others). It starts at 7pm MT, so log on to and prepared to be dazzled!


1 comment:

Devin said...

Yeah, I'm glad they can't see how enormously chunky I am when weighing myself. It's too bad they didn't announce any new games during the Tuesday show. The ones they showed more of were pretty dang awesome, though. All in all, the show was pretty sweet. Better than the others any day.

P.S. They should come out with another Call of Duty game for the PS3 and call it Call of Duty: Piece (or Peace; I think that might fit). That way, we can call it COD Piece.