E3 2012 Day 2 Recap – Nintendo Conference and E3 News

Okay, okay technically it was the first day of and today is the second but this is including the press conferences on Monday. Though the last major press conference was in the morning the rest of the day of news and buzzing games.

Nintendo

Had their press conference early in the morning explaining the Wii U’s software lineup. The Wii U took up most of the time of the conference the 3DS titles were shown for short time. Nintendo did explain a little more on the console and the gamepads. The Wii U will support two gamepads and have it will have Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Video apps.

High profile titles will be going to the Wii U Batman Arkahm City Armored Edition will have gameplay unique to the gamepad. Scribblenaughts: Unlimited was shown off and it will be available for Wii U, PC and 3Ds. A montage of other third party titles shown: Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and Tank! Tank! Tank! The next Wii U title was an in-depth look at Lego City Undercover, players are in the role of a cop who solves crimes, chase down criminals, wearing disguises and scanning for clues. Though, it sounds series the game still has the Lego sense of humor. A new Wii Fit U was shown and it uses the board and has new workouts. Data can be uploaded from a fit meter and the game switch to the gamepad while someone wants to use the TV. SiNG is a karaoke and dance game. ZombiU showed an impressive video of the gameplay and the Wii U’s capabilities and it can take photos of people and “zombify” them.

Miiverse is a social world and it will be the first thing shown when the Wii U is turned on. The mii’s can communicate via text message, write with the stylus or send photos. Miiverse will expand to smart phones, computers and Nintendo 3DS.

Speaking of 3DS New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be coming out on August 19th, Paper Mario: Sticker Star was announced. Followed by a montage.

Nintendo was showing it’s first party titles. Pikimin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Nintendo Land. The press conference ended showing Nintendo Land‘s mini-games and explained it is the Wii Sports for the Wii U.

News

Deep Silver announced that they are currently developing Dead Island: Riptide a direct sequel to last years zombie title.

Sony revealed a Move peripheral: The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel for racing titles of all sorts from Little Big Planet 2 Karting to Gran Turismo and Need for Speed. Sony also confirmed that the company behind Ico and Shadow of Colossus confirmed that the The Last Guardian is still in production.

Samsung announced that they are getting into the cloud gaming biz.

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