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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

E3 2011 Day 2

The day started with Nintendo, the entrance video for them was all about the Legend of Zelda 25th anniversary and how they will be pushing for Zelda: Skyward Sword. They then went through some of the sounds from Zelda with a full orchestra. I do have to say that I was really impressed with the president of Nintendo, watching him talk he is either a really excellent actor or he truly loves games. While I haven't been a fan of Nintendo for quite some time simply due to graphic limitations my overall opinion of Nintendo improved just by watching how they love gaming. New to 3DS MarioKart will be released this year and seems to have added Kart customization. StarFox 3D will have the option to use your regular controls or you can turn the 3DS like a steering wheel . Kid Icarus: Uprising, will bring multiplayer to you later this year. Luigi's Mansion 2 which is basically Luigi from Mario Brothers meets ghost busters . Ace 3D, Resident Evil, Super Mario 3D, Metal Gear Solid 3D are just a few of the new games coming out for 3DS.

Nintendo's new console of next year, Wii U, was show cased. It was introduced with the new controller, which looks like a really expensive universal remote (the $300 to $500 kind) mixed with a portable game system. The demo video of the system emphasized the ability to switch back and forth between game play strictly viewed on the remote and your TV. It also showed the ability to use a stylus on the remote to draw, emphasizing the sensitivity and accuracy of the stylus system. As the demo went on it showed the remote working with touch screen, motion of the controller and syncing with your TV. As the remote was used to aim a pitch and the catches glove in a baseball game the remote showed a partial view of the TV screen along with an aiming reticule. The remote can also be used as an extension of the gaming environment in conjunction with the regular wii remote. The demo showed a new Wii U remote on the floor with a golf ball in the sand on it's display, the rest of the golf course remains on your TV as it normally would and you would swing your regular wii remote as if to hit the ball on the Wii U in a much more realistic manner. To be honest, I really didn't think that I would be impressed with the new Nintendo console unless they really upped their graphics and so far graphics look  pretty much the same although the Wii U will be sporting new hardware bring Wii to the high definition era. Wii U is also capable of video chat, web browsing and more. It also seems that Nintendo will have games available in the near future interact across their platforms (3DS game interacting with the same game on Wii U). With Wii U, Nintendo will be stepping up their game selection with games like Darksiders II, Ghost Recon Online, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden 3 and many more.

A little more information on Far Cry 3 that will be released on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012. The graphics were pretty impressive and apparently with this new Far Cry you will be able to play like a first person shooter or a traditional Far Cry explorer. The game looks pretty brutal and I personal am pretty excited for it's release.

There was a little bit on the new Driver game coming out. The game is based on a "shift" concept where the gamer is able to switch cars during game play either just for fun or to future the mission process.  From what was shown the missions can/will take place in a free drive manner where you can just be driving around the city of San Francisco, be passed by a police chase and "shift" to the cops or the racers. The game also runs at 60 fps so that it plays really smoothly. This new Driver game is one to watch for in my opinion.

Need for Speed: The Run was touched on again, while the extended demo was a little more interesting they said that there once again will be very little customization to the game and it seems that NFS is betting on their auto log again, I was impressed with auto log in the last game but I wouldn't put money on it carrying another game. It was also said that the out of vehicle mode will make up less than 10% of game play which just make it seems like a loser's attempt at being different like the kids that comb their hair up for a fo-hawk. Just play it safe and boring or commit to being different and cut that shit off.

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