Nintendo E3 2012 Press Conference Recap

Nintendo’s Press Conference at E3 2012 was solid, but by no means did it blow away E3. Hit the jump for a short recap of their presentation.

  • Amazon Video, Hulu Plus and Netflix will be available for Wii U
  • Pikmin 3 footage shown and Rock Pikmin revealed as a new species. Macroing will be easier with additional resolution on the Wii U
  • Wii U will support up to two GamePads at once and will include an on-board stylus
  • Some games will feature a 5th player
  • GamePad will feature A/B/X/Y face buttons, bumper and trigger buttons, two clickable thumbsticks, a D-pad, NFC reader/writer, TV remote function
  • New Super Mario Bros U trailer shown, features a floating yoshi mount and an acorn powerup that gives you a flying squirrel suit and a 5th player can help out with placing blocks in strategic places
  • Wii Fit U announced, and will make use of the GamePad and a Fitness Meter
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited coming to 3DS and Wii U
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition will be tailored to be played on the Wii U
  • Other titles coming to Wii U include Darksiders 2, Mas Effect 3, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2: Directors Cut
  • SiNG is a new music singing game made for the Wii U that puts you in the spotlight
  • New Super Mario Bros 2 for 3DS available Aug 19 2012
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star – stickers become powerups and gameplay elements. Will be available this Holiday season alsongside Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Other game titles briefly mentioned in passing: Castlevania: Lords of Shadows – Mirror of Fate, Epic Mickey 2, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
  • Lego City Undercover
  • Nintendoland available day 1

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