July 15, 2008

Nintendo Press Conference

Welcome again to our semi-live blogging of the E3 events. The Nintendo press event is now over, check out the shorts below for information on what was announced!

Shaun White Snowboarding

The newest snowboarding game for the Wii, Shaun White Snowboarding, was demoed and will be out by the end of this year.

New Zelda and Mario in the Works
Nintendo's development teams are hard at work on more Mario and Zelda for the Wii.

Animal Crossing: City Folk Announced for Wii
The Wii version of the next Animal Crossing game, "City Folk" comes to the Wii in late 2008. The game aims to give a more realistic feel in the characters and cities. There are auction houses, academies, fashion stores, and hair dressers. In communication you can write letters to other players and have them sent to mobile phones or computers. Also Wii Speak microphone was announced. It allows more than one person in a room talk to other players around the world. You can also visit others' towns and make new friends. More on the new microphone and Animal Crossing to come.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Announced
Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been announced for the Wii. The game looks to take control of the Wii's innovative controls to bring better gameplay.

Call of Duty: World At War Announced
Call of Duty: World at War has been announced for the Wii. The game will contain co-op and use the shooter peripheral.

Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades Announced for DS
New Guitar Hero for DS allows people to share share music with one another.

Spore detailed for DS
The creature game is focused on for the DS version. The stylus has helped create a very easy creature creator to use. You can also share your creatures with your friends and incorporate their creatures into your game.

Pokemon rangers Coming November 10
The next Pokemon DS game, Pokemon Rangers coming to North America November 10.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Announced for DS
GTA on the DS? Yes it is true. Chinatown wars is coming to the DS with the same free roaming gameplay everyone enjoys.

Wii MotionPlus Detailed
As we first reported yesterday, Wii MotionPlus was announced. Wii MotionPlus will help make the Wiimote more precise. Every Wii MotionPlus will come packaged with the new Wii Sports entitled Wii Sports Resort. The MotionPlus allows the Wii to read exactly where your arm and hands are pointing.

Wii Sports Resort Announced
The next Wii sports has been announced ad will use the new Wii MotionPlus. Resort features Frisbee, jetskis, and sword dueling with much more to come. Resort is set to launch globally next spring.

Wii Music Announced
Wii Music has just been announced. Wii Music plans to be something everyone in the family can enjoy. The game allows everyone, including those who can't read music or play instruments to play. You just hold the Wiimote and move your body like you would playing the real instrument. You press the buttons at your preference so you can't make mistakes. Wii Music contains over 50 different instruments played by just moving your body. The game also includes lessons with the drum mode which makes use of the balance board. An orchestra mode has also been included. The game will record videos of your performance and you can play and record each part in a song to create a unique music video. It can be played with up to four players together.

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