Live from Los Angeles. Everything Kiwis need to know about E3 2012.
As is tradition, we're bringing you live updates of all the big conferences out of E3 2012!
Nintendo are all set to lay down all the details for the Wii U. But will they have any other surprises? Make sure you stay tuned to this page for all the updates LIVE as they happen.
Here's how it goes down: from 4am Wednesday morning we'll be live streaming and blogging the Nintendo Press Conference. If you want to see what Nintendo is doing at E3, this is the page to visit. Bookmark it if you must!
Be sure to check out all of our E3 2012 coverage so far in our E3 2012 Coverage Section.
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5:12am - A 10 second clip is shown of some fireworks overtop of NintendoLand, and the show comes to an end. That's it!
5:11am - Reggie wants to finish with one more look at NintendoLand. Not sure that's really what people are wanting to see..
5:10am - Reggie sounds like he's wrapping things up. "In a world with more obligations and less time.. the promise of Wii U is simple. Together. Better."
5:09am - Oh, remember go to e3.nintendo.com for more information. Man, they're really pushing this.
5:08am - NintendoLand will launch at the same time as the Wii U hardware, this holiday.
5:05am - The trailer rolls for NintendoLand. It's overly colourful, bright and happy. A train circles around showing the different gates to the attractions.
5:03am - Luigi's Ghost Mansion mini-game demo is shown. It's like a reverse pacman, the players must track down the ghosts, although they can't see the ghost. Players must work together to track them down.
5:02am - You can play five players, four on Wii U console, and one on the Wii U Gamepad. "Asynchronous gameplay" are the words of the week.
5:01am - "I wanted NintendoLand to be a place visitors from all over the world could gather, and I wanted the visitors to sense that. What will make this a reality is Miiverse."
4:59am - It's a game where your Mii can visit a virtual theme park. There are 12 different attractions. We see a demo for the ninja castle. It appears to be mini-game style gameplay.
4:58am - NintendoLand is a new game for Wii U that will "make you understand" the new console. "Play it and the second screen takes on new meaning".
4:57am - Again, another prompt for us to go to e3.nintendo.com. Perhaps we will Nintendo, perhaps we will.
4:56am - Reggie holds the Wii U camera to his face, a we see a zombiefied Reggie.
4:54am - Time for Zombi U. The Wii U Gamepad can be used as an x-ray effect, or sniper scope. We also see a combination code being entered on the gamepad so that the character can escape on the TV.
4:53am - Xavier asks Reggie how he liked being the puppet master. Reggie respons "Being the puppet master? It's like running Nintendo of America!"
4:52am - Some dancers take to the stage to dance along as Reggie watches on the Wii U Gamepad. Where's Usher at?
4:51am - Xavier Poix, Managing Director of Ubisoft French Studios, is here to display some games. We start of with Just Dance 4.
4:50am - "Players playing the same game can interact with content across two different screens".
4:50am - He says the Wii U "is an important innovation".
4:49am - CEO of Ubisoft takes the stage to display some of their games for Wii U.
4:48am - "We're also happy to announce that an exclusive portable version of Lego City Undercover also in the works."
4:46am - Reggie is back to introduce Lego City Undercover. We see how you can use the Wii U Gamepad to interact with the TV experience.
4:44am - Again, reminds us to watch more details at e3.nintendo.com tomorrow. Before he goes, a quick peak at the third party line-up. Castlevania, Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
4:43am - "What 3DS is about to get a health dose of is Luigi". Luigi's Mansion.
4:41am - Paper Mario Sticker Star. The big new feature are the stickers that are stuck to the scenary. You can pull them off and use them as a weapon. A shoe sticker lets you stamp on enemies.
4:40am - New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS. "It's clearly different from the game Reggie talked about earlier". It's all about the gold. Will be available August 19th.
4:40am - He says at 6pm Pacific tomorrow night there's going to be full hour dedicated to 3DS games. I guess they're not really going to talk about them at this conference.
4:39am - For some Nintendo 3DS news, here's Scot Moffitt, Executive VIce President of Sales and Marketing.
4:37am - The Wii U Gamepad shows the lyrics, while the TV is displaying a pretty terrible animated dancing routine.
4:36am - SiNG. A new singing game for Wii U.
4:35am - We see a happy couple doing all sorts of excersises, racking up the calories. Apparently the girl has finished her workout so she changes the TV to a nature channel. The guy still has to keep going, so he uses the Wii U Gamepad by itself to keep the workout going. A "Fit Meter" was briefly seen. Looks like a tamagotchi.
4:34am - "Now Wii Fit U adds another peripheral". We take a look at a trailer.
4:33am - Wii U will make both of the Music and Fitness genres even better. He mentions how three years ago people laughed at him when he used the balance board for the first time.
4:32am - Darksiders II, Mass Effect 3, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament, Trine 2: Director's Cut, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Aliens Colonial Marines.
4:31am - Reggie is back on stage. "Let's take a look at more of whats on the way". Cue trailers.
4:29am - Time for Scribblenauts Unlimited. "Now in HD." We see a trailer where a person creates a "Auto Mutt" through the creation mode. It's a dog with wheels, and you're able to share your creations with others.
4:28am - "The most immersive Batman experience has arrived".
4:27am - The Wii U Gamepad acts as a glorified inventory for selecting weapons.
4:26am - The BAT mode is new to the Wii U version. It's a meter that can be filled up, and once maxed out, can be enabled to make Batman more powerful.
4:24am - A new version called Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition will be heading to Wii U. A trailer starts. "There's some awesome new features specifically designed for this new console."
4:23am - Batman: Arkham City heading to Wii U. Martin Tremblay from Warner Bros. Interactive is here.
4:22am - Trailer for New Super Mario Bros. U. It is indeed a Mario game! "You may notice something called Boost Mode". Four players can use their Wii U Remotes to play through, with one more using the Wii U Gamepad to add blocks to the level. The game can also be transferred from TV to the Wii U Gamepad.
4:20am - A new Mario game - New Super Mario Bros. U. You'll be able to connect with other Miis within the game, and use the chat features.
4:19am - You can see or send simple text messages, or even use the stylus to send images to other Miis. It's browser based, which means it may eventually be available on 3DS, PC, etc.
4:18am - Reggie shows off the screen you'll see when you turn on Wii U. It's called Miiverse. "Think of it as Main Street". There's a tonne of Miis running around.
4:18am - It's almost a presentation video for a fancy shmancy smartphone.
4:16am - A introduction video for the Wii U Gamepad is shown. Included stylus, L/R Analog sticks, Trigger buttons on the back, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Rumble. Built-in camera and microphone, stereo speakers, headphone jack, and more.
4:15am - Wii U will support two seperate Gamepads!
4:14am - Reggie reminds us all to check out e3.nintendo.com (doesn't he know NZGamer.com is the best place for all E3 2012 coverage?).
4:14am - This E3 will be about the games, they'll touch upon entertainment at a later date.
4:14am - Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Video. All these are mentioned to be included for Wii U. "Games, Social, Entertainment".
4:13am - "At its core, Wii U does three different things. It changes your gaming, it changes how you interact with your gaming friends, and it changes the way you enjoy your TV."
4:11am - Reggie takes the stage! They'll have 23 Wii U titles on display this morning.
4:08am - Challenge mode will be playable at the show. You can have up to four leaders, who can be thrown around to get to hard to reach places. "It's an all new Pikmin game".
4:08am - We go through and see some of the new features. You can touch and drag to move across the map. The game can be played exclusively on the Wii U gamepad.
4:07am - It's a lot more "high-definition" than anything we've seen from Nintendo before. It looks very nice.
4:06am - Miyamoto says that he really wanted to create a new Pikmin on Wii U. Introducing Pikmin 3.
4:05am - "There will be no need to wait to power on your TV to weigh yourself in Wii Fit, and because you can use the sub-screen simultaneously it will change the way you watch television in the livingroom."
4:04am - "This independent screen changes the importance of gaming machines, which have always relied on a screen."
4:03am - Miyamoto takes the stage. And we're starting off talking about the Wii U.
4:00am - Nice and early. Here we go!