Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata has apologised over at Nintendo’s official Facebook Page about the technical issues from today’s Nintendo Direct. Many of Nintendo’s fans were unable to directly log on to the Nintendo website to see the Nintendo E3 Direct, and had expressed this over various social networks. Nintendo UK, Europe and North America all responded to the tweets and apologised accordingly as well. Did you experience the technical issues? Let us know in the comments below, but in the meantime here’s what Iwata had to say:
Hello everyone this is Satoru Iwata. Thank you all for watching the Nintendo Direct this morning. I understand that many of you experienced technical issues with the live stream. I apologize and thank you for your patience. We have a lot of exciting news that we would like to share with you. You can watch the entire Nintendo Direct @ E3 2013 here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=13D1I5s236o
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be released exclusively for Wii U in October. You’ll be able to play the entire game on your Wii U GamePad. And if you choose to play on the TV screen, you can use the Wii U’s 6.2-inch touch-screen controller to manage your inventory and maps. The remake boasts upgraded visuals – as seen in the above trailer – and brand-new features, which are listed below:
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD features 1080p visuals that will immerse players in the game like never before.
- With the Wii U GamePad controller, it’s easy to manage your inventory and view maps.
- Players will enjoy cruising the open sea with a new sail that gives them 50 percent more speed, bringing them to their next destination and action-packed adventure that much faster.
- Once players receive the “Tingle Bottle” item, they can connect with others by posting comments to Miiverse. Through this new feature, comments or screen shots posted on Miiverse will wash up on the shores of other players’ games. It’s like finding a message in a bottle.
- Players can also take and store more pictures with an improved Pictograph and then post them on Miiverse.
- If the television is already in use, this game can been played off-TV on the Wii U GamePad.
Shin Megami Tensei IV has a new trailer – which you can see above – and with it comes a bolder voice-over to capture the demonic atmosphere. With a booming voice that says ‘the choices you make will no longer bear only on you’, we’re definitely in for some beastly samurai action. Shin Megami Tensei IV releases on July 16 for North America for the Nintendo 3DS, but a European date still alludes us.
Nintendo refuses to let their handheld take a back seat in this year’s E3, so even with all the Wii U announcements and trailers, we’re still getting to feast our eyes on some upcoming 3DS titles.
Nintendo has released the Mario & Luigi: Dream Team E3 trailer, which you can watch above. The game features similar gameplay to previous Mario & Luigi games, and it introduces new moves and characters. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will be released in Europe on July 12th and in North America on August 11th – exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.
Yoshi’s New Island is as cute as a button. The trailer, revealed at E3 today, features Baby Mario and Yoshi jumping and floating through levels, as well as eating enemies to spit them back out (the other side) by laying eggs. And if that wasn’t enough you can even use a new ability and hurtle huge eggs across the level to destroy obstacles in your way. Yoshi’s New Island features many new worlds in an array of art styles, and will launch sometime this holiday season.
If you were looking forward to seeing Nintendo’s favourite and only little green dinosaur again, then look no further because
Nintendo has revealed which upcoming Wii U games will be playable at select Best Buy stores this week. According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be available at the Nintendo Experience at Best Buy happening this week on June 12th and 15th.
Nintendo has released The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds E3 trailer, which you can watch above. The game is the first original Zelda game for Nintendo 3DS and is a spiritual successor to Super NES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Nintendo has teased its E3 2013 booth on Twitter. Earlier today, the company tweeted, “It’s almost time to reveal what’s behind the curtain! #Nintendo #E3,” and attached the above image to the tweet. The curtains will be lifted tomorrow, June 11th, after the E3 Nintendo Direct, which airs at 7 a.m. PT – in less than 14 hours! Which upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games do you think will be playable this week?
Ubisoft has confirmed that the next game in its popular dance video game series is called Just Dance 2014 - not “Just Dance 5,” even though the last Just Dance game was called Just Dance 4. Just Dance 2014 will feature tracks from several artists, including Nicki Minaj, Psy, Olly Murs, David Guetta and One Direction. The game will introduce new modes and will be released on multiple consoles, including Wii U, this October.
Ubisoft showed a brand new trailer for the long-awaited Rayman Legends during its E3 conference, which is taking place as I type. The trailer shows off a number of locations that the player will encounter when Rayman Legends launches on September 3rd in North America and August 30th in Europe.