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Live Blog: Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference (with video updates)

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Reggie at the E3 2011 Nintendo Press Conference

Nintendo E3 2011 press conference is going to be held 9 a.m. PDT on June 7, 2011 (11 a.m. CST and 12 p.m. EST). We know you want to hear all about it, so Gamertell will be sure to live blog the entire media presentation.

So here’s what you can do. Go ahead and bookmark this page now. Then, when June 7, 2011, rolls around, come by and keep refreshing the page to hear immediately information and commentary on all of Nintendo’s announcements. I’m sure we’ll hear a lot about the 3DS, plus there’ll be Project Cafe Wii successor announcements as well. You can even watch along as well, as Nintendo will be live-streaming the event.

In the meantime, check out all of Gamertell’s E3 2011 coverage so far!

UPDATES:

Here’s an exclusive video of Luigi’s Mansion 2:

Here’s a photo of the trivia being shown prior to the conference starting.

Nintendo E3 2011 press conference

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Live blog entries will update every 20 seconds.
at 5:16 Jenni Lada said:
Super Fossil Fighters, Fortune Street, Rhythm Heaven, Go Vacation, Kirby Wii, Paper Mario, The Rolling Western, Wii Play Motion, Just Dance 3, Dragon Quest Monsters 2, Animal crossing, FIFA Soccer 12 and Heroes of Ruin logos were among those shown
at 5:16 Kirk Hiner said:
Okay, I'm off to get my hands on these things. Stay with us!
at 5:15 Jenni Lada said:
Wow! At the end they showed some logos! There's a Mario Party 9 one
at 5:14 Jenni Lada said:
e3.nintendo.com
at 5:14 Jenni Lada said:
Nintendo Network is at E3 2011, and people who visit the Nintendo E3 site can see all the new announcements, game trailers and fact sheets.
at 5:12 Kirk Hiner said:
The first time I read about the controller with the screen, I thought of calling plays on Madden. They just showed that off.
at 5:12 Jenni Lada said:
Riccitiello just left the stage, and Fils-Aime is back.
at 5:11 Jenni Lada said:
He calls it a better platform than EA has ever seen from Nintendo.
at 5:11 Jenni Lada said:
He also said imagine Battlefield on a Nintendo system, with an open, online functionality. He also says the content could be extended to social networks.
at 5:10 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like EA Sports games will definitely be on the Wii U, as if there were any doubt
at 5:10 Jenni Lada said:
It's the first time John Riccitiello has been onstage at a Nintendo event
at 5:09 Jenni Lada said:
EA's CEO is on stage.
at 5:09 Jenni Lada said:
Electronic Arts reps are coming on stage.
at 5:08 Kirk Hiner said:
They're really highlighting the blood. This is definitely appealing to the hard core gamers.
at 5:08 Jenni Lada said:
Iwata and Fils-Aime are both on stage now.
at 5:08 Jenni Lada said:
Now THERE'S blood
at 5:08 Jenni Lada said:
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will be on Wii U
at 5:07 Jenni Lada said:
Now there's some Tekken Wii U footage
at 5:07 Kirk Hiner said:
And hey, blood! There'll be old on a Nintendo system.
at 5:07 Jenni Lada said:
Metro Last Light is coming to the Wii U
at 5:06 Jenni Lada said:
And here's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online
at 5:06 Jenni Lada said:
Aliens: Colonial Marines is a Wii U game too
at 5:06 Jenni Lada said:
And here's Dirt for the Wii U
at 5:05 Jenni Lada said:
Now there's a trailer for Darksiders II on the Wii U
at 5:05 Kirk Hiner said:
The crowd is loving this list of hard core games coming to the new system.
at 5:05 Jenni Lada said:
Darksiders II will be on the Wii U at launch. Tekken will also be on the Wii U. Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online are coming too
at 5:03 Jenni Lada said:
Now there's a video of developers talking about Wii U.
at 5:03 Jenni Lada said:
Nintendo will publish The Lego City Stories with Warner Bros and TT Games. It's an open world game. It's a Wii U and 3DS exclusive
at 5:02 Jenni Lada said:
They're just prototypes to show what the games will look like
at 5:02 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like these are all demos people can test at E3.
at 5:01 Jenni Lada said:
Chase Mii was shown, which looks like a Mario chasing game with Toads. Four people try to catch you with Wii remotes, and the Wii U holder has to run.
at 5:01 Jenni Lada said:
Shield Pose is another concept title he showed.
at 5:00 Jenni Lada said:
New Super Mario Bros Mii is a concept title. Your Mii plays with Mario and friends.
at 5:00 Jenni Lada said:
Nope, not a gameplay trailer. Just an example of the visuals capable with Wii U
at 5:00 Jenni Lada said:
The bird is now flying with a sakura blossom, which fell onto a river. The flower is floating past some koi.
at 5:00 Kirk Hiner said:
PS3 and X ox 360 owners will have less ammunition after seeing these graphics.
at 4:59 Jenni Lada said:
There's a bird, and it flew through an ancient Japanese village. It landed on a sakura tree, which then burst into flowers.
at 4:59 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like we're seeing another game trailer. This time for a Wii U game
at 4:58 Jenni Lada said:
Wow. Wii U will be at E3. There will be 8 interactive demos/experiences for people to test out.
at 4:58 Kirk Hiner said:
We'll get some Wii U gameplay in this weekend.
at 4:58 Jenni Lada said:
Fils-Aime is back on stage
at 4:57 Kirk Hiner said:
Huge reaction to Smash Brothers for both systems.
at 4:57 Jenni Lada said:
The new Smash Bros will work with both platforms. Perhaps cross-play?
at 4:57 Jenni Lada said:
Sakurai is making Smash Bros for both 3DS and Wii U
at 4:56 Jenni Lada said:
The full Wii U interview with Miyamoto will be available in text form at e3.nintendo.com
at 4:55 Kirk Hiner said:
They're doing a nice job of reassuring gamers amongst all the talk of media sharing and family uses.
at 4:55 Jenni Lada said:
There's a video of Miyamoto is talking about Wii U now
at 4:54 Jenni Lada said:
"Strong bond between games, tv and the internet."
at 4:53 Jenni Lada said:
There are also the standard A, B, X, and Y action buttons as well. Wii U will have HD images. You don't need a TV to play. Or, you could play with both screens at a time.
at 4:53 Jenni Lada said:
Even though it shares characteristics with a portable system, it's designed to be a home console.
at 4:52 Jenni Lada said:
Oh, and the Wii U controller has a gyroscope too
at 4:52 Jenni Lada said:
It will have rumble features and a touch screen. There's also a standard D pad. there's a microphone, two speakers, accelerometer and a camera
at 4:51 Jenni Lada said:
Two circle pad analog sticks. ZL and ZR back buttons. L and R buttons
at 4:51 Jenni Lada said:
No word on if Wii U will be compatible with GameCube games yet
at 4:51 Jenni Lada said:
All Wii games and Wii controllers/accessories will work with Wii U
at 4:51 Kirk Hiner said:
Huge reaction to the new controller and system, and that Zelda game looked stunning.
at 4:50 Jenni Lada said:
Satoru Iwata is back on stage. The controller has a 6.2" screen
at 4:49 Jenni Lada said:
And there's a hint at a Zelda Wii U game
at 4:49 Jenni Lada said:
You can put images and videos from the Wii U controller onto the TV.
at 4:49 Jenni Lada said:
You can also use the Wii U controller to make video calls.
at 4:48 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like you can use the Nunchuk with the Wii U controller.
at 4:48 Jenni Lada said:
There will also be motion controls, which use the touch screen on the controller and the movement.
at 4:47 Jenni Lada said:
They also show someone drawing on the Wii U. And using it to play an Othello touch game
at 4:47 Jenni Lada said:
You can continue playing your Wii U games on the controller, if someone else wants to use the TV
at 4:46 Jenni Lada said:
There are also dual analog sticks. Now we're seeing Wii U in action
at 4:46 Jenni Lada said:
The Wii U controller was shown. It kinda looks like that uDraw Tablet, in a way. There's a large screen in the center.
at 4:46 Jenni Lada said:
... That kind of sounds like a siren. Wii U. :Wee-U.
at 4:45 Kirk Hiner said:
Not a great reaction to the new system's name.
at 4:45 Jenni Lada said:
Wii U is the new console
at 4:45 Jenni Lada said:
Now he's talking about Project Cafe
at 4:43 Jenni Lada said:
Each Pokedex 3D pokemon has its own pokemon AR marker, so you can make them appear in pictures or look like they're in the real world.
at 4:42 Jenni Lada said:
Now he's hyping up the free Pokedex 3D app 3DS owners can immediately download from the eShop
at 4:42 Jenni Lada said:
He's reminding people you can get the 3D Classics version of Excitebike before July 7
at 4:41 Jenni Lada said:
10 separate 3D game trailers will be available via the eShop soon and game demos will be available later this year.
at 4:40 Jenni Lada said:
Now he's talking about the internet browser and eShop 3DS update
at 4:40 Kirk Hiner said:
Nothing new there, really.
at 4:40 Jenni Lada said:
Snippets of Resident Evil: the Mercenaries 3D, Mario & Sonic at the London Winter Games, Ace Combat 3D, Tetris, Cave Story 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations, Driver Renegade, Pac Man & Galaga Dimensions, Tekken 3D and Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D were just shown
at 4:39 Kirk Hiner said:
Just grabbed some video for everyone. Check back with us later to check it out.
at 4:39 Jenni Lada said:
Time for 3rd party 3DS games.
at 4:38 Jenni Lada said:
It's an entirely new game with several mansions for Luigi to clean out of ghosts. No word on a release date for that one.
at 4:38 Jenni Lada said:
That was one big mansion. Lots of diverse rooms.
at 4:37 Jenni Lada said:
Luigi's Mansion 2 will be a 3DS game
at 4:36 Jenni Lada said:
Kid Icarus: Uprising will be out before 2011 ends.
at 4:36 Jenni Lada said:
At E3 2011 people can test the 3 on 3 multiplayer action
at 4:36 Jenni Lada said:
At the end, they showed AR cards that were placed down, where a virtual Pit and Medusa appeared to fight each other.
at 4:35 Jenni Lada said:
Wow! There'll be multiplayer where you can fight against other 3DS owners.
at 4:35 Jenni Lada said:
Pit is facing Medusa's Underworld troops.
at 4:34 Jenni Lada said:
Now there's a Kid Icarus: Uprising trailer
at 4:34 Jenni Lada said:
Ok, I want it. Super Mario 3D will be out before 2011 ends.
at 4:33 Jenni Lada said:
There's Tanooki Mario!
at 4:33 Jenni Lada said:
It looks a little like Mario 64
at 4:32 Jenni Lada said:
Super Mario 3D is the first 3D Mario adventure created from scratch.
at 4:32 Jenni Lada said:
Star Fox 64 3D will be out in September 2011
at 4:31 Jenni Lada said:
You actually can see the faces and hear the voices of the people you're playing against, due to the 3DS mics and cameras.
at 4:31 Jenni Lada said:
Star Fox 3DS can be controlled with face button or motion controls.
at 4:31 Jenni Lada said:
Mario Kart 3DS will be out Holiday 2011
at 4:30 Kirk Hiner said:
Mario Kart really looks like a natural for the 3DS now.
at 4:30 Jenni Lada said:
Some of these new karts look like ATVs or mini-monster trucks.
at 4:30 Jenni Lada said:
I'm hoping for a new Fire Emblem too. And a Golden Sun DS sequel announcement.
at 4:29 Jenni Lada said:
Oh wow - hang-gliders popping out of the back of the karts. That's new.
at 4:29 Kirk Hiner said:
Is it wrong of me, as Reggie highlights the games we just saw, to still hope for more Fire Emblem?
at 4:29 Jenni Lada said:
It looks really similar to Mario Kart Wii
at 4:29 Jenni Lada said:
Here's the Mario Kart 3DS trailer.
at 4:27 Jenni Lada said:
"We hear you. You want what you've always wanted. But you also want something new."
at 4:27 Jenni Lada said:
Reggie Fils-Aime is taking the stage
at 4:26 Kirk Hiner said:
And there's Luigi's Mansion!
at 4:26 Jenni Lada said:
Hey look, Luigi's Mansion is coming to the 3DS too!
at 4:26 Jenni Lada said:
And there's Kid Icarus: Uprising!
at 4:25 Jenni Lada said:
Time for some videos. So far we've seen hints of 3DS Mario Kart, Star Fox and Super Mario games.
at 4:25 Jenni Lada said:
Oh! 3DS game announcements instead. What a tease!
at 4:24 Jenni Lada said:
The new console will be out next year in 2012
at 4:24 Kirk Hiner said:
He's such a tease...we'll have to wait until later. Laughs from the audience.
at 4:24 Jenni Lada said:
Nintendo's goal is "To serve every player."
at 4:23 Jenni Lada said:
"Deeper game experiences" "Wider appeal to all gamers."
at 4:23 Jenni Lada said:
"As an industry, what we haven't achieved yet is a game platform that is equally satisfying for all players"
at 4:22 Jenni Lada said:
I bet this is the Project Cafe announcement
at 4:21 Jenni Lada said:
Satoru Iwata is taking the stage
at 4:20 Jenni Lada said:
People go crazy for Final Fantasy music. Remember those Distant World FF concerts.
at 4:19 Jenni Lada said:
Over 200 people at Nintendo have worked on the series.
at 4:19 Kirk Hiner said:
I can't think of many other games that would get players this excited about music.
at 4:19 Jenni Lada said:
There will also be a CD of the anniversary concert music.
at 4:19 Jenni Lada said:
The concerts will start in Fall 2011. There will be two CDs as well. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D soundtrack will be a free giveaway item for all Club Nintendo members who register the 3DS game.
at 4:18 Kirk Hiner said:
Symphony Concerts in each region around the world.
at 4:18 Jenni Lada said:
The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concerts will be held worldwide this year.
at 4:17 Jenni Lada said:
Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword will be playable at E3
at 4:17 Jenni Lada said:
I'm guessing that DSi The Legend of Zelda Four Swords will be available for 3DS owners too, since it'll be a free download.
at 4:17 Kirk Hiner said:
Special Wii Remote for Skyward Sword.
at 4:16 Jenni Lada said:
A gold Wii remote will be available when Skyward Sword comes out.
at 4:16 Jenni Lada said:
Finally, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be out Holiday 2011
at 4:16 Kirk Hiner said:
September for DSi Four Swords as a free download!
at 4:16 Jenni Lada said:
In September DSi, The Legend of Zelda Four Swords will be a free download.
at 4:15 Jenni Lada said:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is headed to 3DS, as we all know. It will have hint movies in it and the mirror Legend of Zelda Master Quest Mode and Boss Challenge mode.
at 4:14 Kirk Hiner said:
Link's Awakening available today on virtual console.
at 4:14 Jenni Lada said:
There'll be a Zelda for each system for the 25th anniversary
at 4:12 Kirk Hiner said:
We're getting the orchestra playing snippets of music from the games now. Very cool.
at 4:12 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like the orchestra will play some more Zelda themes now.
at 4:11 Kirk Hiner said:
We open with a fantastic video of the history of Zelda, with full orchestra.
at 4:11 Jenni Lada said:
Last year was the 25th anniversary of Super Mario, this year is the 25th anniversary of Zelda.
at 4:10 Jenni Lada said:
It looks like Nintendo is going to kick things off with Skyward Sword.
at 4:09 Jenni Lada said:
Shigeru Miyamoto is taking the stage!
at 4:09 Jenni Lada said:
The footage showing up now doesn't look familiar. Could it be from Skyward Sword? I think so!
at 4:07 Jenni Lada said:
It's really quite majestic, and an amazing way to start a press conference! Sony and Microsoft should take notes.
at 4:06 Jenni Lada said:
There's an orchestra playing Zelda themes while footage from various Zelda games appears on all the Nokia Theater's screens
at 4:04 Jenni Lada said:
It's the 25th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda this year.
at 4:03 Jenni Lada said:
You know if the Skyward Sword theme is played backwards, it's Zelda's Lullaby?
at 3:54 Kirk Hiner said:
10 minutes now. Rumors of a live orchestra performing the Skyward Sword theme. If so, we'll get video. Err...audio.
at 3:40 Kirk Hiner said:
20 minutes to go...the place is filling up. The guys behind me have cashews. I should've brought cashews.
at 3:27 Kirk Hiner said:
But we've got you covered other ways, gentle reader, because we care.
at 3:25 Kirk Hiner said:
Catcalls when the announcer suggested we "enjoy" the free wifi.
at 3:18 Kirk Hiner said:
Repeating trivia show on the screens...bunch of questions about Mario, Star Fox, Zelda, Kid Icarus, etc. Not sure if they're focusing on games that will get announcements today, but if so, they DID ask one about Luigi's Mansion. That's not a prediction, just an observation.
at 3:12 Kirk Hiner said:
I'm surprised by the number of people still playing with their 3DSes. Don't you people have live blogs to writing for?!
at 3:09 Kirk Hiner said:
4th row, center stage. No boom to be found yet, but maybe the'll let me run it.
at 2:58 PJ Hruschak said:
The Wi-Fi usually gets pretty clogged once people start blogging. Even better, Nintendo's boom camera is often right in front of the press area. Love that in the middle of photos.
at 2:54 Kirk Hiner said:
And...we're in. Testing Wi-fi now, hoping I don't have to rely on the 3G.
at 2:43 Kirk Hiner said:
Past checkpoint one. Right outside the doors now.
at 2:20 Kirk Hiner said:
They're a bit late letting us in, it seems, but that's been the norm.
at 2:08 Kirk Hiner said:
Hello, all. Kirk Hiner here, in line for the Nintendo press conference at the Nokia Theater. The line is long, but the weather is good, and many people are exchanging Miis on their 3DSes. Mine, of course is back at the hotel.
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