Live from Los Angeles - Your Kiwi Perspective.
As is tradition, we're bringing you live updates of all the big conferences out of E3 2011!
What will be announced? What new games will be be unveiled? Will we be seeing any new hardware? Let us know in the comments below of any surprises you think we may see!
It's the earliest of the early - it's Nintendo's E3 2011 Press Conference!
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5:14am - That's the show!
5:12am - Reggie is back to tell us all four Nintendo consoles - Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U - all have one thing in common. Innovation.
5:08am - John Riccitiello from EA is on stage. He appears stoked that Nintendo are going HD. He says to imagine EA games on the new console with the new controller functionality. He mentions online capabilities a bit more - I wonder how Nintendo will be approaching this?
5:06am - Another montage, this time showing off games like DiRT, Aliens Colonial Marines, Ghost Recon Online, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden 3 and more. It's clear the new console is going HD. The visuals look great.
5:03am - Developers talk about how they find Wii U. Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed and Ghost Recon will be making their way to the new console. EA Sports will be making the move. No surprises there.
5:02am - Here's a title for Wii U: "Lego City Stories". A new instalment in the LEGO series. A new open world game, complete with Grand Theft Auto style HUD. It'll be for both Wii U and 3DS.
5:00am - A conceptual game "New Super Mario Bros. Mii" is displayed on screen, where your Mii can jump in the game alongside Mario. Another screen is displayed that shows you could use "the new controller" as an additional screen in multiplayer games.
4:58am - Reggie's back. On the showfloor there will be some "interactive demonstrations" for the Wii U. A video is shown to display what is possible. Some very nice graphics as we follow a bird soaring through a whole pile of cherry blossoms.
4:57am - Super Smash Bros. to be developed for both 3DS and Wii U. They will work together.
4:53am - The games/images are generated by the Wii U and wirelessly transmitted to the controller.
4:53am - "It is NOT designed to be a portable gaming machine, even though it shares some characteristics."
4:51am - Dual analog sticks, d-pad, touch screen, microphone, speaker, gyroscope, accelerometer.
4:50am - The new controller's screen is 6.2 inches. It can interact with other Wii peripherals like the Wiimote and balance board.
4:49am - Iwata is back to talk Wii U.
4:48am - "Use Motion to control the new Controller". It can interact with the Wii Remotes as a sensor tpye device. "Free from TV". "Take Aim with the New Controller". "Play Across the New Controller and the TV". Shows a shot of using the new controller to interact with the game on screen. "Share from the new controller to the TV". We see a video pushed from the controller to the TV.
4:46am - Video to show it off! "Switch from the TV to the controller". Seamless. "Draw on the controller". Nice! "Play only on the New Controller".
4:46am - The new controller is shown. Has a massive screen in the middle. and controls along the sides.
4:44am - New system time!? Here it is! Wii U. Ok. Think "We. You". "It's tailor made for you".
4:43am - Pokedex 3D is available exclusively on the Nintendo eShop.
4:42am - Pokemon! This'll be the 3D Pokedex for the Nintendo 3DS. To complete your Pokedex, you'll have to collect them via a variety of method - friends, AR markers, etc.
4:41am - Ten 3D game trailers will be included in this weeks software update. Plus Virtual Console for 3DS. A free version of Excite Bike (3D Classics: Excite Bike) will be available for a limited time.
4:39am - 3rd party montage - Resident Evil: The Mercaneries 3D, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ace Combat 3D, Tetris, Cave Story 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations, Driver Renegade, Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions, Tekken 3D, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D.
4:37am - Luigi's Mansion 2 trailer is up. Luigi is vaccumin' up some coins, not to mention sucking up those pesky ghosts. "It's an entirely new game making extraordinary use of 3D".
4:34am - Kid Icarus Uprising trailer is being shown. It looks like it'll make use of AR cards - you can battle with characters in a faux-real environment.
4:32am - Super Mario 3D for 3DS. A trailer is shown, Mario is jumping about the level, one thing of note is that the camera, or perspective, actually seems to change. Super Mario 3D is coming before the end of the year.
4:31am - Star Fox 3DS: Use buttons for traditional control, or use the hardware (tilting and turning) to control the fighters. It uses the 3DS cameras to display your oponents faces as you take them out - or likely as they take you out.
4:29am - The karts are gliding around, then they head underwater. Different karts and racers are shown, some with massive tyres.
4:28am - An indepth trailer for Mario Kart 3DS is being shown. They've had to stick with 2D for the presentation, but the glorious 3D versions are available to play on the showfloor at E3.
4:28am - "Is it possible to deliver something for everyone?". Along with their new console, this is what they're aiming for with the Nintendo 3DS.
4:27am - Reggie Fils-Aime takes the stage. "We hear you".
4:26am - A montage of games are shown, Mario Kart, Star Fox, Super Mario Bros, Kid Icarus, Luigi's Mansion.
4:24am - After a short tease he mentions details are coming later this morning for the new console. The new console will be coming next year. But for now, 3DS games!
4:22am - Satoru Iwata, Global President of Nintendo is here. He's talking platforms. He mentions there's hardware for passionate players, and hardware for casual players. The new Nintendo platform is intended to be equally satisfying for all players. "Deeper and Wider"
4:20am - Miyamoto leaves the stage as the orchestra plays him off.
4:19am - Miyamoto invites the who's who of the Zelda team, Tezuka, Koizumi and Aonuma.
4:17am - There will be a Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary concert held in each region around the world. They'll be later in the year, and full details are coming later.
4:16am - A gold Wii remote will be available alongside Skyward Sword when it releases on Wii later this year.
4:14am - There's a Zelda game for each of Nintendo's system to celebrate the 25th Anniversary. The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening is available for download today on eShop. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS is available next week on 3DS. Four Swords is on Nintendo DSi in September as a free download.
And finally, Skyward Sword on Wii this Holiday season.
4:12am - He mentions because they have a full orchestra there, why not get them to play some Nintendo themes? They play the puzzle-solving music, opening a treasure chest, and then the melody from a Faerie's Fountain.
4:11am - Bill Trinen is here to help translate. He's good. Real good. He can translate before Miyamoto even finishes his sentences.
4:09am - Zelda 25th Anniversary logo appears on screen. Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto takes the stage!
4:05am - We're kicking things off with a montage of video from Zelda games with a live orchestra playing the theme.
3:50am - Just 10 minutes to go!