Nintendo E3 live blog

Nintendo E3 stream

6.10pm GMT

Reggie signs off the Keynote speech with another sneak peak at Nintendo Land.

5.57pm GMT

Nintendo Land announced, it will launch with the release of the WiiU.

It amalgamates many Nintendo franchises into one package. It brings together 12 different attractions. 5 are playable today.

Nintendo Land WiiU

Luigi’s Ghost Mansion will allow one player to utilise a different role in the game as the ghost. The other four players are can’t see the ghost but will be warned by a rumble in their Wii controllers.

5.50pm GMT

Yves Guillemot of Ubisoft enters the stage.

ZombieU and┬áRayman Legend will be Ubisoft’s first releases.

Just Dance 4 will use the new game pad by allowing someone to control the style of dancing, while up to four players use the Wii controller to play. Perfect for the entire family to join in.

ZombieU is for hardcore gamers. Use the new game pad for your inventory, as a night vision scanner , as a sniper shot, hand to hand combat or for hacking doors.

ZombiU for WiiU by Ubisoft

Also in development are:

  • Rayman Legends
  • Assassins Creed 4
  • Sports Connection
  • Avengers: Battle for Earth

5.45pm GMT

Lego City to come to WiiU.

Lego City - WiiU

Use the controller to scan for theives.

The game looks glorius in full HD.

It will also come to the Nintendo 3DS.

5.40pm GMT

Nintendo 3DS: New Super Mario Bros 2 announced. Available in the US on 19 August.

Paper Mario has involved to include stickers. Collect them and use them in the game.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is nearly finished. It has multiple mansions and more emphasis on catching ghosts.

Visit for the 3DS screencast on 6 June 2012.

3DS games to include:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Epic Mickey
  • Scribblenauts
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D

5.37pm GMT

What about Music?

Sing (working title) announced for WiiU.

Use the pad for the lyrics, leaving the screen for other graphics. It offers a better performance element from singing types of games.

Sing for WiiU

5.34pm GMT

Music and fitness will be extended with the WiiU.

WiiFit was announced five years ago.

More than 43 million copies of WiiFit have been sold.

WiiFitU announced, differences include:

Using the new controller to interact with exercises including the ability to upload exercises using a new peripheral called a Fit Meter.

5.32pm GMT

New games include:

  • Mass Effect 3
  • Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut
  • Ninja Gaiden 2
  • Aliens Colonial Marines

5.30pm GMT

Scribblenauts unlimited annouced for WiiU

5.23pm GMT

Batman Arkham City for WiiU.

Martin Tremblay takes the stage, head of Warner Bros entertainment.

The WiiU version will be unique because of the new WiiU controller. Use the touchscreen to access Batman’s utility belt.

Batman Arkam City Armored Edition Wii U

5.20pm GMT

Fans want a Mario game!

New Super Mario Bros U. Connect with friends throughout the game.New Super Mario Bros U

5.18pm GMT

When you turn on the WiiU, you’ll be confronted with Miiverse, similar to a main street indicating available connections with friends, send messages and send screenshots of games you’ve been playing.

5.10pm GMT

Enter: Reggie Fils-Aime, COO of Nintendo of America.

They will announce 23 games today as well as the Wii U.

Netflix, Hulu, YouTube all included in the Wii U.

Reggie Fils-Aime at E3 2012

Visit for full info on Wii U.

WiiU will act as a social platform and the key to it all is the new controller.

It’s all about Asymetric gameplay.

The WiiU will support two WiiU gamepads.

WiiU Game pad

WiiU Game pad

WiiU Game pad

5.06pm GMT

PIKMIN 3 announced.

New type of Pikmin, the Rock Pikmin.

All new Pikmin game.

5.04pm GMT

Miyamoto explains the controller that will revolutionise the new system as part of a complete entertainment system.

Miyamoto with Wii U controller

5.00pm GMT

E3 coverage begins with a skit including Shiguru Miyamoto and Pikmin.

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