Tag Archives: e3


Reggie Explains Why Nintendo Chose To Have A Prerecorded Event For E3 2014

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has explained why Nintendo decided to host a pre-recorded event for E3 rather than a stage conference. Reggie says that one of the biggest challenges is that many of their developers are Japanese, so having them explain things without subtitles can be challenging. Reggie went on to say that the whole environment of E3 has changed and people want lots of entertainment value, which they delivered in the video.

“The environment is completely changed. More and more people are looking to tune in to an event; more and more people are looking for the full entertainment value of an event.”

“Couple that with the fact that so [many] of our developers are Japanese, so having them explain the game directly is a little bit more challenging. We can do it in this type of environment,” he said, referring to a live show with a website, “but to do it from a big stage is a little challenging.”

“So for us, we think the best way to bring our message to the fans, to the larger community, is to create an event, to create something that we believe has all of the little Nintendo magic and pixie dust, and communicate that directly,”

“Through social media, we know exactly what people are saying. We know exactly what they’re feeling and how they’re responding to the message candidly, much more directly than we do when we’re present only to about 3,500 people. So for us, it really is a win-win.”

Thanks, Nintendo Commander


Here’s 27 Minutes Of Bayonetta Footage Featuring Link, Samus, And Peach Costume Gameplay

Nintendo Treehouse is continuing to provide quality footage of the latest Nintendo titles showcased during the Nintendo Digital Conference at E3 2014. The latest video footage is of the original Bayonetta which we found out today runs at 60fps and features off-TV play. Anyway, enjoy the footage which shows off the Nintendo exclusive costumes featured in the game.


Original Bayonetta For Wii U Is 60fps, Dual Audio, And Features Off-TV Play

The official site for Bayonetta has opened and within it contains some interesting information. The original Bayonetta will run at 60 frames per second, features dual audio, and also has off-TV play. A Japanese language option is also available. Here’s the key points.

“Bayonetta, originally released in 2010, introduced an explosive blend of dynamic action and saucy style.Now all the action comes to the Wii U at 60 fps—and it’ll leave you breathless.”

New features, only on Wii U

  • Wii U GamePad features
  • You can use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touchscreen and a stylus to control the action in both Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2.
  • You can play using just the GamePad screen, without having to use your TV.
  • Japanese-language option
  • Choose between English and Japanese audio tracks, and select either English or Japanese subtitles to accompany the voiceovers.

Thanks, Timmy


High Profile Nintendo 3DS Game Being Announced At 6pm Pacific

Jason Schreier, one of the writers for Kotaku, has said on Twitter that Nintendo is preparing to show off a big Nintendo 3DS game at 6pm Pacific Time. There’s no hints regarding what the mystery Nintendo 3DS title might be, but some are speculating online that it could be a new entry in the Metroid series, or possibly The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. We shall have to wait and see.