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Nintendo Direct Pre-E3 2012

Here's the official Pre-E3 Nintendo show. (E3, Nintendo, Wii U)

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gaminoz  +   1031d ago
"Creating something unique"

Doing consoles that are unique: Yes

Games: Mario, Pokemon, Zelda, Starfox, Metroid...not terribly unique. Rehashed.

He's TOTALLY right about "Alone Together" being a problem today.

I really like this simple format for their reveal. It feels real and intelligent.
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DwightOwen  +   1031d ago | Well said
Still the best 1st party lineup in gaming, followed closely by Sony's.
Winter47th  +   1031d ago
I hope their online ain't as shitty this time around.

But the news about development for the Wii being god aweful complex aren't such a good sign.
PunkXIV  +   1031d ago
In your opinion.
ronin4life  +   1031d ago
@winter the console is easy to develop for. It is the developers not being willing/able to overcome the environmental challenges involved with it that is a vocal sticking point for some unnamed devs.
chaostrophies  +   1031d ago
@winter.. pretty sure you could find a direct quote from a dev team saying its relatively easy to work with.
glennco  +   1031d ago
easier to port games from 360 than build them for wii u initially. much harder to port from PS3 though. it will take some time (couple of years) for the devs to get up to speed with the new system.
ShinMaster  +   1031d ago
The Pro controller...
Glad to see the option still exists. Let's hope it applies to EVERY core game.

Can't help but wonder why no one's mentioned how it looks EXACTLY like the Xbox 360 controller. Had Sony done this, people would jump all over them about "copying".

Anyway, back on topic.
I hope the online multiplayer is up to date with every other system.
Kevin ButIer  +   1031d ago
Hipster much? lol

Curtain included... for browsing porn?
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CLOUD1983  +   1031d ago
WTF R U SAYING DUDE!? o.o r u high? do u seriously compare Nintendo 3 same exclusives of Mario/Zelda/Metroid with SONY who own 15 first party studios and release one triple-A exclusive after another? and btw the exclusives of PS3 is games that some1 over the age of 12 will care to play, even ppl in their past 30's, who exactly at that age will care to play Mario or Zelda... ?
StanSmith  +   1031d ago
Are you serious cloud? Only kids care about Mario now? I know plenty of people young and old who still play mario games. Every single one is a hit.

Go look at the sales data and reviews for Mario VS Sony exclusives. Mario always wins. It has perfect level and gameplay design everytime. That's not to say Sony's exclusives aren't great because they are. Nintendo's MAIN Mario, Zelda and Metroid games are just better.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1030d ago
Sales data? Instant fail.
Wii Sports must be the best game of all time then. I guess that game "wins".
Mario, Zelda and Metroid are great, but Wii Sports is just better lolololol /s
That's a joke of course, in case you didn't catch it.

Not every single one is a hit, as you say.
I was disappointed with the Time Machine game on SNES and Sunshine on GC.

HOWEVER I still buy and play Mario games BECAUSE I grew up with Mario games. And that's true for many people.
If Mario was a new IP today, I'm %100 sure it would not have the same appeal with older gamers.

Interesting enough, Uncharted 3 sold more than Zelda: Skyward Sword.
So that kinda contradicts... ahh never mind. Try not to make your bias so obvious next time with that username.
What is better is ultimately subjective to each individual.
Happy Gaming! :)
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Hisiru  +   1030d ago
Wii Sports was a BUNDLED GAME. Okay?

Wii Sports Plus sold well because some people loved this different experience in videogames and the original game had a big install base (because, again, it was BUNDLED).

I don't need to say much, just go after the metascore and you will see reviews for Mario, Zelda etc. Nothing more to say because as much as you guys are Sony fans, Nintendo has the best first party games, period!

And this is coming from a guy that only has a PS3 (right now).
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pixelsword  +   1030d ago
That social commenting in games smacks of Demon's Souls.
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BattleAxe  +   1030d ago
That controller will not work out well. It would feel too weird to have the buttons bellow the analogue sticks. Not to mention that the grip on the controller will be uncomfortable with the analogue sticks so close to the top of the controller.

Then again, Nintendo probably knows that you will only be using the d-pad most of the time for super Mario Bros. so they're not too worried about how the analogue sticks feel. They're basically just for show.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1030d ago
Relax. You obviously missed the sarcasm when I brought up Wii Sports. No need to get so defensive.
Besides, non-bundled copies of Wii Sports still sold more than core games.

And this is coming from a guy who owns a Wii ;)
Shnazzyone  +   1031d ago
Someone only made it part way in then stopped.
user5467007  +   1031d ago
I don't like what he said in the beginging about the family being in the same room not being "connected"

I'm sorry but I think with most kids today even young adults like myself who still live at home...we all go upstairs and stay in our rooms to play on our games or go on our PC's or in Summer we are out of the house whether it's at a friends house, parties or a night in town

Usualy the parents are down stairs watching the news or reading a magazine/newspaper.

No offense to my brother or parents...but I don't want to be connected with them. There right in my line of sight most of the time, I could just ask them if I needed something
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xCaptainAmazing  +   1031d ago
I have to disagree. The image they showed spoke volumes to the average household. Often there are several people in a room dicking around on their phones. I'm not exactly against that, but I can appreciate what they are trying to do here, a lot.
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user5467007  +   1031d ago
Yeah but most gamers would be upstairs on their consoles, with their phones next to them

That picture is not what an average household is

They have everything right, just not the location, kids/parents would most likely be in differen't rooms.

I don't understand the disagrees, if you really think the picture represents what people do then you are living in denial.
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smashman98  +   1030d ago

the picture isn't meant to be taken literally (even though I've definitely seen examples) what Iwata wanted to address was this anti social-ness everyone seems to have now a days i live in the same house as two of my bros my mom and my step dad and we never do anything together. They seem to think its normal which makes me believe maybe it has become normal...

I'd like to see that change
YOUGOTOWNEDLOL  +   1030d ago
LOL Unique my butt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow Nintendo! you straight up copy the 360 controller! you must be really hungry for the hardcore crowed. Damn copy with no shame!
SKUD  +   1030d ago
I would agree. But only to a certain degree. If the wii motion control scheme hadn't come along MS would of never consider kinect development and making a hard push for the casual market IMO.

Kinect sports titles and games?. Where have we seen that before?. Same goes for Sony. At least they didn't go the WHOLE CHEESE factor of motion control games like MS did.
whitbyfox  +   1030d ago
If it wasn't for Nintendo there would be no 360 so stop talking shite.
YOUGOTOWNEDLOL  +   1030d ago
At whitbyfox
If it was not for Atari 2600, there would be no Nintendo, so what is your point?
Arnon  +   1030d ago
You do know that Nintendo was founded in 1889, making Hanafuda playing cards, right?

You have an ironic name.
YOUGOTOWNEDLOL  +   1029d ago
This for Aron comment reply
Because Nintendo been out since 1889,Does not mean they were the first to create video game console! that just mean as a company they been out a long time (look up the year the NES came out, then the Atari) Sega been out since 1940 as a company ( http://www.referenceforbusi... so by your logic, your telling me Nintendo created the whole video game industry since they been out so long. That's why I made that Atari comment. Know your gaming history bro and stop being a brain dead fanboy!

Your right, Yougotowned is ironic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Arnon  +   1029d ago
You should re-read your own statement, because that's not what you said in your first comment.


"If it was not for Atari 2600, there would be no Nintendo"

You got owned, lol.
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crxss  +   1030d ago
2 things: Wii U Gamepad still has a resistive screen still, meaning none of those touch demonstrations will be as smooth as they were in the video. And why do those Zombies look like they came from the GameCube?

Wii U, i actually want to like you but you have yet to impress me... hope that changes when i go to E3
DigitalAnalog  +   1030d ago
And yet, those "rehashed" franchises are the only ones that have DIFFERENT control schemes that work and revolutionized the gaming industry.

I sorry to say, no other IP "rehashed or not" will ever be able to do that. Name any other franchise that transition from the NES, to the NES, to the N64 to the Wii-mote without losing the gameplay mechanics. The fact that you claimed "rehash" is more than enough proof that this went through your head.

Little did you know but by seeing what you want to see, Nintendo is already changing the market ever so slightly.
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DraconicPanda  +   1030d ago
final fantasy changed the control scheme pretty much every time.....just saying.
DigitalAnalog  +   1030d ago
Final Fantasy used the same control scheme all the way until the analog stick gave it a 3D move set. But the menu system works exactly the same with different variations.

Mario on the other hand changed the way platform works in a 3D environment, Zelda 64 introduced a had lock targeting system. Skyward Sword had a Wii-motion plus to control the sword. Again, NO IP has ever done that. PERIOD. And you can be rest assured the Nintendo conference will blow everyone away once they start showcasing how their 'franchises' work with the Wii-U.
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shoddy  +   1030d ago
Give them a break. As Sony said, Nintendo meant for mostly young audience.
oricon  +   1031d ago
It be great if Sony and Microsoft did pre e3 streams really exciting, this little presentation should have been what nintendos conference last year lol.
danhese007  +   1031d ago
I think Sony did Pre E3 conference last year

Shnazzyone  +   1031d ago
That controller was sexy and I'm genuinely excited about the universal remote functionality and communication options.
momthemeatloaf  +   1031d ago
I want my mario sunshine 2
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TheRichterBelmont  +   1031d ago
F-Zero, and Eternal Darkness 2 please!
Jazz4108  +   1030d ago
Sorry this is @shinmaster.....if you want too see bias and double standards, try sticking up for MS on n4g like I do. On topic it sure does look a lot like the 360 remote but the innards and how it performs is where it matters and MS has done well with the 360 game pad.
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AWBrawler  +   1031d ago
Miiverse is going to be a beast, if it works as advertised!!!!

It's like Twitter/Tublr/Facebook/Skype for games
kesvalk  +   1031d ago
man, what i saw was a built-in "gameFAQs" in the system...

and this is awesome!
KillerPwned  +   1031d ago
I was sold before and I am even more now. Bring on Wii U I will preorder it the day it is available!
jay2  +   1031d ago
So the Wii U will be black then fair enough, loved the video call, webbrowing etc, I just might buy this if. 1. No poo friends codes, 2 Dark siders 2/ Aliens CM / other current gen games are noticeably better on wii u than PS3.
yabhero  +   1031d ago
No friend comes already confirmed, will be using gamertags
Kinect  +   1030d ago
i dont like black consoles
DivineAssault  +   1031d ago
i like it.. price is very important tho... $300
xCaptainAmazing  +   1031d ago
I feel this is a target they have to try to hit.
raiden-49  +   1031d ago
That old man in the video was a pedo =/
Kinect  +   1030d ago
TheMutator  +   1031d ago
Metroid HD im coooooooooooming!!!
Kinect  +   1030d ago
me too im on the way
Bobby Kotex  +   1031d ago
I had to stop when that commercial came on. The guy was so annoying I lost interest. It still looks like a family console with cartoony games. I'll wait for the next PS or Xbox.
jacen100  +   1031d ago
That was just the control incase you dident know lmfao
maddfoxx  +   1031d ago
I had my doubts at first the the Wii U is looking to be a nice console. Only thing I hated about the video was that actor at 12:40. These people make video games, but they can't hire actors that actually act like gamers. This isnt just Nintendo, but Microsoft and Sony as well.

What upsets me about this one is that this actor is trying way too hard to be a stereotypical gamer when he looks like nothing more than a stupid hipster.
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TheBlackSmoke  +   1031d ago
So why exactly should I buy this? Its an xbox 360 with mario games.

Multi-plat developers aren't gonna bother with the tablet controller because they will have to waste time rewriting game mechanics, and then at some point sony and ms will put out their new consoles and the wii u will start loosing those Multi-plats because it cant keep up.

Edit: err yeah I know, thats the point of my comment. third party devs are just gonna go with the xbox controller option instead of the tablet so again...whats the point of this console?
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xCaptainAmazing  +   1031d ago
you make no sense. If the worst were to happen, there's still a traditional controller.
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TheRichterBelmont  +   1031d ago
Free online and the d-pad is 100 times better.
a_squirrel  +   1030d ago
StanSmith  +   1031d ago

The tablet has the same buttons as the classic pad. What works on the tablet will work on the classic pad. They will develop for the tablet in mind, but games will have an option to turn off touch screen functionality. Hence, how the classic pad will work!
BIGBOSS08  +   1030d ago
its nothing like the 360. with the wii u, you dont dance like a maniac in front of your tv.
LoneWolf019  +   1031d ago
Oh trust @ShimMaster everyone that commented on this on g4's facebook post has complained that it looks like a 360 controller. Which imo you cant go wrong seeing as it is a very comfortable controller to use. Why create something that can be a turnoff when you can use something proven to be a success? :P
the worst  +   1031d ago
i still wont buy no wii hd console
until the name wii is off it
Parapraxis  +   1031d ago
...that is an awful reason.
Crazay  +   1031d ago
I like how the characters were all gathering around the 10 whole games that will be released for that system. Nintendo has lost touch. I suspect they'll go the way of Sega soon.

Mario on Xbox 1080?

Seriously though, as someone who has a wife and kid, the only thing I see that I like is the ability to stream the game video to the controller without having to see the game on the TV...Great for those extended "morning sabbaticals" where you take that extended crap after a night of drinking.
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dubal-e  +   1031d ago
Do you actually believe what comes out your mouth, or do you just blert the first thing that comes to mind?
mike1up  +   1030d ago
Nice icon.
xflo360  +   1030d ago
Lol @ disagree for liking boobs... Some people will disagree with anything on n4g!
Kinect  +   1030d ago
@ Crazy
When we drink a lot, we pee a lot not shit. Get ur facts right.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1031d ago
Why are they providing us with so many ways to NOT to use the new controller?
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Bimkoblerutso  +   1030d ago
Wait, wait. Just to be clear, I think the actual controller sounds very cool, but the system is compatible with like...a new "pro" controller, and pretty much every controller the Wii ever used as well.

I just meant that it seems like it's going to create a very schizophrenic environment for developers. It's giving them too many "outs," if you catch my meaning.
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Timmer  +   1030d ago
They're giving us options. Some people are gonna like the WiiPad, some are gonna like the Pro, some are gonna keep using the Wii controllers. It's like how in SSBB, you could play with the Wii controller (w/nunchuck), Wii controller (w/o nunchuck), Gamecube controller, and Classic controller.

Not to mention the WiiPad is the thing that's gonna jack the price up so high, and we still don't know for certain that the Wii U can use multiple WiiPads. It's going to be interesting to see what developers do with it.
mochachino  +   1031d ago
The social functions look great, those actors were terrible...Now I can't wait to see what the price is, if it's $300 or less I'd be pretty interested.
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Crazay  +   1031d ago
tough call on the price. I predict a $400 price point for that system. What I'd like to know is more about backwards compatibility.
mochachino  +   1031d ago
Yeah, I know, I may be overly optimistic on the price and I agree, I'd very much love to hear news about BC. Some upscaling would be very nice.
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krisq  +   1031d ago
I like it
but the clip with zombie guy was soooo awkward. I definitely am not the target for Wii U.
izumo_lee  +   1031d ago
Ummm i am surprised no one has mentioned this yet. If Nintendo is showing all this prior to their press conference, than what are they gonna show during it exactly?

Will it be a 3DS extravaganza or are they saving something that is even bigger than what they have already shown.
StanSmith  +   1031d ago
Didn't they say that their focus was on the WiiU this year but would have more 3DS news throughout the week?

Basically, Nintendo are all about WiiU, but IGN, Gamespot etc will have you covered in regards to 3DS news.
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izumo_lee  +   1031d ago
Last year they did this kind of thing but it was about the 3DS directly showing a lot of software that was coming out for it. Than E3 came along and it was for the most part the promise of the Wii U.

I get they are trying to gain excitement for the system by announcing what it can do system wise. I just hope during the presser they do not repeat all this stuff again & just show the software instead.

You can have a fancy box but it will be nothing without the games which Sony found out when the PS3 released this gen. I do not think Nintendo will make that mistake....but it happened with the 3DS launch so it could happen.
Felinox  +   1031d ago
They did this conference today so Ubisoft and EA can show off thier wii u titles during thier presentations since they are before Nintendos E3 conference.
Studio-YaMi  +   1031d ago
Color me interested Mr.Iwata and after E3 I'll decide if I'll get the Wii-U on launch or not..

But for now and after I saw this video I'll say well done Nintendo !
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iliimaster  +   1031d ago
correct me if im wrong that looks alot like the DREAMCAST CONTROLLER because microsoft ripped that off the DREAMCAST too
iliimaster  +   1031d ago
also i would pick it up within a month of release if i could play zelda in HD with no gimmick controllers
RedSoakedSponge  +   1031d ago
very excited for this! if there is an F Zero game as a day one release ill jump at this on launch day!
ThePsychoGamer  +   1031d ago
After watching it, it would seem any hope of the system being region free have been crushed.

Break the locks.
supremacy  +   1031d ago
This whole wiiu gamepad concept reminds me of apple's iTV, the miiverse seems like a cross between Home and xboxlive rolled into one live Area.

Despite this though, i can say i like what i am seeing thus far. I always felt Nintendo was missing a proper network to begin with.

The Sony Gaikai deal has a lot of potential as well and god knows what MS is up to. All i am taking from these statements as of late is that next gen will be a battle for Network supremacy, xboxlive has been the top dog for a while now.

But next gen could potentially present MS with a huge challenge in this area. Cant wait until tomorrow though.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1031d ago
Video is incredibly slow to watch, I'm gonna go look at the news in text and pix format.
PerpetualMathx10  +   1031d ago
WiiU im excited to see how E3 continues, i went from not paying much attention to im all ears. Maybe this might finally be the Nintendo system i buy again..so we shall see how E3 goes.
sjaakiejj  +   1031d ago
I can't say that I'm impressed. They have a lot more convincing to do before I would even consider getting the Wii-U, as the whole concept that it's built around seems like a gimmick at best. All the features shown will either not be used in practice, or won't add anything positive to the experience in practice.

The thing that I liked most in this video was the idea of the controller serving as your remote control.
neogeo  +   1030d ago
Gimmick my ass. A true gimmick is rip off. A mislead into a scam. If I can Have even 1 hour of fun swinging the Wii mote around in zelda then its not a gimmick. Job done.
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sjaakiejj  +   1030d ago

The controller is a gimmick from everything I've seen so far. Can't help it, that's my opinion.

Motion controls are still gimmicks as well, unless you play dancing games a lot.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1030d ago

But I really don't get the gimmick comment. I don't understand why it's a gimmick to have a New type of controller. Esp. when there is a traditional controller available.

But I guess they have lots to prove to people who think like you do.

Not to me. IMO it is at MOST SEXY-Tech and at least a small TV and a big controller.
sjaakiejj  +   1030d ago
As long as they can't show any convincing use of the controller, it's a gimmick. (of course, that's my opinion, and you're free to have your own ;) )
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1030d ago
That's why I said IMO...
And why I said, "they have lots to prove to people who think like you".
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