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Submitted by KeenanTheSavage 1708d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Is Back In The Game

Default Prime: "What a conference Nintendo held this year. Opening strong with an orchestra playing a selection of pieces from the Legend of Zelda series and going from there Nintendo seem to have stolen the show; a new console, a dream-team of games announced and a beautiful montage of Zelda heritage as a prelude to a discussion of Skyward Sword. But it doesn’t stop there! There’s an update which brings a store with a virtual console section to the 3DS, free game Excite Bike and a free 3D Pokedex with the promise of many more games, demos and trailers to become accessible as time goes on." (3DS, E3, Next-Gen, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

eagle21  +   1708d ago
They never left but definitely lit a match under 3DS and have me intrigued for WiiU.
LilDeja93  +   1708d ago
Read the title and was about to say the exact same thing.
Active Reload  +   1708d ago
Actually, I've kinda' got a hunch on what types of games the "core" will be able to play. At least one person can use the tv screen with the Wii-mote to play a game co-op while someone else uses the Wii-U controller. Actually 3 people playing would be decent, having split-screen on the tv, while one person uses the Wii-U controller, ala Borderlands or Borderlands 2. Nintendo and Devs could bring local multiplayer back.
N4g_null  +   1707d ago
The 3ds may be a possible 2-infinit screened controller due to nintendo converging the 3ds with the wiiu. The wiiu is powerful enough to run a core game server and then send data out over wifi to the 3ds. As of now only one wiiu controller is capable doing all wiiu features.

It's a wacom, iPad, wii, and hd console along with being a 3ds with out the 3d screen.
N4g_null  +   1707d ago
The 3ds may be a possible 2-infinit screened controller due to nintendo converging the 3ds with the wiiu. The wiiu is powerful enough to run a core game server and then send data out over wifi to the 3ds. As of now only one wiiu controller is capable doing all wiiu features.

It's a wacom, iPad, wii, and hd console along with being a 3ds with out the 3d screen.

Then we have better hd power. Surprised they didn't show specs, actually I can see why because most gamers don't understand specs proof is any one still claiming the ps3 is a beast. Good art does not equal power.
VampiricDragon  +   1708d ago
the ds was abysmal aside from firsr party stuff for 2 years.

Systems need time to build

tgs I hope brings more games
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Wizeguy21  +   1708d ago
Lets wait and see how this rolls out.. Nintendo always promises big on new hardware..

First order of business would be to find out how long the batteries last on that huge controller/screen
N4g_null  +   1707d ago
It has a USB ac adapter to connect to the machine or the wall.
Wizeguy21  +   1707d ago
So does my ps3/xbox controller but i don't have it on all the time.
N4g_null  +   1707d ago
Your vita will need an adaptor also. Havnt really tested the battery life though.
fr0sty  +   1708d ago
Interesting, yes, but back in the game? I just don't see Wii U doing as well as Wii did. Also, did Nintendo unveil a single new IP the entire conference? All I saw was even more sequels and spin offs.
Active Reload  +   1708d ago
Wii is still there for the casuals. Hell, Nintendo might and probably will, cater to them on the Wii-U. But I took this whole new system as being directed towards the "core" gamer. It's up to the devs to do something, but Nintendo does need to show something for the "core" gamers. Something new is always welcomed, but I just had a thought of a Metroid Prime HD and now I need to sit down, lol.
NESpower  +   1708d ago
sony's best games were 95% sequels and spin offs/ was simply rolling in the
christheredhead  +   1708d ago
im not trying to defend nintendo but did sony announce any new IPS? or did all they show were even more sequels and spin offs?

in all fairness though nintendo never really left, they have had great success and great games, even if the line up is few and far between. i think the wii U can definitely get up to speed and become something great. i highly doubt they will be able to reach the monetary success of wii but give it time, it has great potential
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fr0sty  +   1707d ago
Sony did announce new IP. There's that third party FPS exclusive (yes, not sony, but a new exclusive ip none the less), the new move game from the makers of sports champions also (just off the top of my head, there may have been more).

My point is, Sony this gen has demonstrated they are willing to take risks and release new IP. Motorstorm, Uncharted, LBP, Infamous, fl0wer, pixeljunk anything... all great games that were never before seen prior to ps3. Uncharted and LBP arguably being the best new franchises made this generation.

nintendo hasn't done much of that at all. Instead we get Zelda 40 and mario sports kart brawl 500. Nintendo needs to learn to take some risks to set it apart from not only the competition, but itself. Some of us are tired of those games.
christheredhead  +   1707d ago

well in that case nintendo did release a few new IPs in the form of some casual games but i guess people dont count those. yes, i understand that nintendo needs new ips, that an obvious given. at the same time zelda and mario are some of the best games created that get exponentially better and more creative as time goes on. the number in the series is irrelevant as long as the quality stays above and beyond and that goes for all developers, not just nintendo. sony has some of the best games out currently but there is definitely room for both. hopefully we'll see some new ips with the new console but for now its all speculation as to whether it will flop. we really dont know what they have been working on at this point.
AWBrawler  +   1707d ago
new IP from Nintendo?
they showed:
The Rolling Western
Luigi Mansion 2 (thats still new, only one other game)
Kid Icarus Uprising (this should count as new)
Fortune Street
heroes of ruin (exclusive)
killer alien freaks (exclusive)

you just weren't paying attention
Trunkz Jr  +   1708d ago
Love the Wii U, but HATE THE STUPID NAME!

Really it's gotta be in the top list for worst console names, They should of just called it Dolphin Revolution...

Anyway, I like the idea of 4 player split on controller screens, now I can play something like goldeneye and have friends now watch my screen knowing where I'm at lol
sealion88  +   1708d ago
if they show some solid JRPGS then im sold!
iforgotmylogin  +   1708d ago
same here i got 5 games i want to get

kid icarus
resident evil

and what ever good stuff that comes out from now till then

i kinda want mw3 too o.o
VampiricDragon  +   1708d ago
dq monster 2 for ds

paper mario 3ds

xenoblade/ last story for europe

are the big deals from nintendo only

expect intelligent to work on fire emblem
Falaut  +   1708d ago
Fatal Blow  +   1708d ago
Just found out the price of wiiu in uk and its £399.85 from

well am sure this will be around £300 to £400 easily
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jayzablade  +   1708d ago
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iforgotmylogin  +   1708d ago
Nintendo doesnt even know the price since nothing is finalized...
mamotte  +   1708d ago
People here should be guessing the next world cup champions. Their ability to say things while knowing nothing is awesome.
cheetorb  +   1708d ago
Hardware does not make a game system successful, games make them successful.
Just because you sell a bunch of something does not mean it was successful, that's called good marketing.
Wii sucked for games, 3DS sucks for games, this Wii U thing looks cool but again, without good games and more then 5, it won't be successful.
mamotte  +   1708d ago
Wii and DS sucked for your tastes, and that's a completely different story.

They have great games, but I supposse there wasnt enough bullets and blood for you.
NESpower  +   1708d ago
well psp sucked for games and retail proved that....3DS just launched and wii has better games than 360 first party and on par with ps3 in reviews or better.
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Valk  +   1708d ago
"Just because you sell a bunch of something does not mean it was successful" LMAO... Did you really go there? Seriously dude just stop now. Your pathetic attempts at hating are only making YOU look bad.

Oh but i am sure tghere are investors somewhere going" What we sold 85 million when we could be at 40 million sold? What will we do with all the money? Quick burn it before Satan kills us."
cheetorb  +   1707d ago
It's understandable that you equate success with money, that is the American ideology. Maybe one day when you get older you will understand what success truly is. In the meantime, keep on being an idiot, you seem pretty successful at it.
mobijoker  +   1708d ago
The best thing about this e3 was nintendo is back with third party devs.If they just remake all SNES titles in HD,i am sold.With Wii U nintendo just added hardcore gamers to its already loyal casual games.Can't wait to see Arkham city and battlefield 3 on action?The controller may just add something special to the racing genre.
DaPrintz  +   1708d ago
Lol, who the hell wants to wait a year and a half to play the games you just stated. And also, u know nothing about nintendo's network with this machine. If its anything like the Wii, its a fail. They did absolutely nothing for the core gamers, nothing. You're really excited to play multiplatform games that should have been there from the beginning? Really? 3DS was destroyed as soon as the Vita's pricepoint was announced and I'm sure nintendo will slash prices as soon as PSV hits. Don't know about u but the thought of another f@ckin Mario, Zelda, Kirby, DK, or whatever 20 year old franchise they decide to announce doesn't intrigue me. I'm afraid to say it, but this WiiU will flop on the market. Without being the cheapest on the market, Nintendo has nothing. Why buy your kids this when you can buy them a cheap PS3 or 360? Kids mind you, are the target audience by the way. Was with the Wii, and again with WiiU.
Valk  +   1708d ago
Poor bitter fanboy.. Yes I am sure those 4 Kirby games really hurt you over the last 30 years but I am sure FF30 or the 4th Uncharted in as many years is something you cant wait to play.

Nintendo took care of their core like they always do. We got more core franchises for Wii than the GC or N64. Only people saying toherwise are fanboys who are clueless.

Why buy Nintendo when I can get a SP3/360? First off Nintendo didnt come out and call me a mindless sheep like Sony did, they didnt over promise taking advantage of the ignroance of their consumers like Sony. They are not trying to make people pay to play online like MS.

Also does PS3/360 have Dk, Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pikmin, Excite series, Icarus, Pokemon, Xenoblade, Fire Emblem, Pandoras Tower, Punch Out? Of course not.

Your mindless irrational attacks are only showing how threatened you are by Wii u. People blindly asttack that which they fear. You are proof that Wii u will succeed. Haters like you were all over the Wii from day one with BS excuses and how it would bomb. And now 6 years later here you are again to attack the best selling console of its generation.
Treyb3yond  +   1708d ago
Shame ms left the game.
cereal_killa  +   1708d ago
Wii U is the new 360 and Kinect is the new Wii complete turn around Nintendo is trying to grab a hold of the Hardcore while giving some still to the casual (Just like Sony) and M$ is going to cater to the children with Sesame Street, Disney Adventures and Skittles while there parent pratice for there "So you think you can Dance" auditions.
AWBrawler  +   1707d ago
oddly enough tho, MS being the New Wii could push them ahead next gen, if there console is easiest to develop for and has 3rd party support.

"The weakest wins" rule
Raendom  +   1708d ago
I was wondering when PS4 and 361 come out... will Nintendo even need to catch up in terms of hardware? 1080p, this gen techniques, is enough for every single one of their brands. Metroid is probably the only one that would benefit from near-cgi. Mario/DK/Pokemon/etc is enough in 1080p imo.
LilDeja93  +   1708d ago
Give them time and they will, its a new console, so developers will have to spend some on time on the Wii U before they can see its full potential.
NESpower  +   1708d ago
if most of WiiU games are 1080p then it's truly the first TRUE HD generation because 360 and PS3 get MANY sub hd multiplats or even first party in microsofts case.
Armyntt  +   1708d ago
IMO Nintendo and $ony/M$ are playing two different games.
tunaks1  +   1708d ago
For me WiiU seems far from Nintendo. It basically destroys local multi player, and no GC controllers also pisses me off, there goes most Smash Brothers players.

Lets say a new goldenEye lands on the system,split screen match, only 1 person can use the WiiU controller... everyone else is using a wiimote+nunchuck, how stupid is that?. Local play gets fragmented.

Local Multiplayer compromised for Graphics and forced "innovation"? No this doesn't sound like Nintendo.
Valk  +   1708d ago
Who said the system was limited to only one Wii u controller?

I fail to see how that destroys local multi player either..
tunaks1  +   1708d ago
no gamecube controller support

source http://www.nintendoworldrep...

"multiplayer games being created for the system are only being designed to accomodate one Wii Ucontroller
other players have to use Wiimotes"

source: http://www.computerandvideo...
N4g_null  +   1707d ago
Local play does not get fragmented the wiiu controller is just the master controller. It only adds another dimension to game play other wise you will be using the moplus and classic controllers. In to of that you can get third party controllers and I don't know any one still using a gc controller.
AWBrawler  +   1707d ago
classic control is what i used to play brawl
Trevonn  +   1708d ago
There sharehoders say otherwise LOL
MasterCornholio  +   1708d ago
I still need to see more though. So far Nintendos new console seems like another Wii but with a new controller. I cant really comment on the visuals because i barely seen any gameplay footage of any Wii U games. This is something i have to try out first before buying.

This is the first console that i have seen that doesnt require a TV.
Grodd  +   1708d ago
The stock got hammered to do a poorly introduced and highly questionable product.
But Zelda looked good.
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TheGamingArt  +   1707d ago
LOL, they're not back in any game... they're in their game. People who buy Wii U and find it to get the support of the Wii will learn how naive the press are in situations like this.
TBONEJF  +   1707d ago
I'm still getting THE WiiU. The only thing that still gets me is the name.
ZoidsRaven  +   1707d ago
Nintendo never left.
Just because they didn't have generic M rated shooter after generic M rated shooter, doesn't mean they left gaming or (as many of the 11 year old "hardcore gamers" like to say) abandoned their fanbase. 7_7
AWBrawler  +   1707d ago
sorry, I didn't notice they left. Must was too busy playing Monster Hunter Tri and Fire Emblem
pcz  +   1706d ago
nintendos conference was so frustrating.. teasing. i want to see some actual games on it, not those pathetic demos they showed

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