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Nintendo Goes 3D At E3

by Travis Harvey | June 16, 2010June 16, 2010 11:29 am PDT

If you missed Nintendo’s E3 press conference yesterday, you’ve got quite a bit of catching up to do.  With an all-star lineup of quality titles headed to the Wii and a new DS on the way, Nintendo’s got an amazing year ahead.

President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime took the stage yesterday morning to talk about the hottest titles coming to Nintendo’s handheld and console in the coming year.  Die hard Nintendo fans shouldn’t be disappointed.

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  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – 2011
  • Mario Sports Mix – 2011
  • Wii Party – Holiday 2010
  • Just Dance 2 – Fall 2010
  • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS) – Holiday 2010
  • Goldeneye – Holiday 2010
  • Disney: Epic Mickey – Holiday 2010
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn – Fall 2010
  • Dragon Quest 9 (DS) – July 11th
  • Metroid: Other M – August 31st
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns – Holiday 2010

The main event came about halfway through when the 3DS finally made an appearance on stage with some other new features aside from the 3D screen.  The new DS will sport a ‘Slide Pad’-like joystick, motion sensor, gyroscope, and two external cameras to shoot 3D pictures.  The 3DS is capable of playing back Hollywood movies in 3D, but no deals have yet been made.  The 3DS becomes self-aware as it searches for Wifi hotspots and other 3DSs while it’s asleep.  The handheld will also communicate with other 3DS owners in the nearby area no matter what games are being played, offering additional content you’d otherwise miss.  Some 3DS titles and franchises to budget for:

  • Kid Icarus Uprising
  • Nintendogs + Cats
  • DJ Hero 3D
  • Saints Row
  • Madden
  • Resident Evil
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Ridge Racer
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Kingdom Hearts

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All in all, the Wii lineup itself is already impressive but couple it with a system unique to the industry will certainly make for an interesting year.  Any Wii owners out there excited for the new Zelda, Kirby, and Donkey Kong titles?  Thank the 3DS for finally bringing Pit back for his own adventure – it’s long overdue.  Let us know how you think Nintendo fared in the comments below!


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