Nintendo's E3 2009 press release

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  1. antonkan

    antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 13, 2009
    Burlington, ON
    <!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto--><!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--sizeo:7--><span style="font-size:36pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>NINTENDO INTRODUCES NEW SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES AT E3 EXPO</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Nintendo Unveils New Mario and Metroid Games and Pulse-Sensing Device; Integrates Photos with Facebook</b>

    LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2009 – For decades, Nintendo has endeavored to provide the most creative and immersive experiences in the world of video games and to lead the industry in new directions. At its media briefing in advance of the E3 Expo, the video game industry’s premier trade show, Nintendo announced new products for social entertainment that stretch far beyond the current notion of what a video game can be, all while continuing to provide avid gaming fans with the challenges and thrills they desire.

    "Nintendo continues to challenge how both new and longtime players perceive – and play – video games," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "From modern updates of our most iconic franchises to the introduction of inventive new devices, we are continuing to add entirely new dimensions to the video game experience."

    A summary of Nintendo’s major announcements:

    <!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Wii</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    <b>Wii Motion Plus™</b>: Nintendo’s Wii Motion Plus™ accessory offers motion-controlled precision with specially designed games. When combined with the Wii Remote™ controller, it delivers on Nintendo’s promise to provide even more immersive physical reality in its games. The device senses subtle movements and can locate where and how players hold the Wii Remote controller in 3-D space. It pushes active gaming to new levels of immersion and a new standard of control. Wii Motion Plus will complement a host of third-party games launching in the next few weeks.

    <b>Wii Sports Resort™:</b> Nintendo showcased the versatility of the Wii Motion Plus accessory in demos of some of the activities included in Wii Sports Resort, an immersive, expansive active-play game. Wii Sports Resort includes a dozen fun resort-themed activities that maintain the wide-ranging appeal that attracted millions to the original Wii Sports. Wii Sports Resort is easy to pick up and play, but comes coupled with deeper levels of play that are sure to challenge even the most experienced gamers with precise controls. The Wii Motion Plus accessory will help players come much closer to the physical reality of engaging in the actual sports. The Wii Motion Plus accessory launches June 8 at a suggested retail price of $19.99, and comes bundled with Wii Sports Resort on July 26 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

    <b>Wii Fit Plus</b>: Wii Fit™ attracted millions of new players to the world of video games in 2008, and now Wii Fit Plus offers a range of new features and enhancements, along with exercises and balance games designed to keep workouts fun. Players will find an additional dimension to the Wii Fit experience as they easily set their own customized daily workout routines or choose 20-, 30- or 40-minute workouts based on how much time they have available. Users will also be able to choose from specialized workout routines that help players strive toward specific objectives, like toning tummies, tightening arms or even reducing stress. Workouts combine the original Wii Fit activities and selections from 15 new balance games and six new strength training and yoga activities. Wii Fit Plus will come packed with the Wii Balance Board™ accessory, and also will be sold separately as software for people who already have a Wii Balance Board at home. Both will be available in fall 2009.

    <b>New Super Mario Bros. Wii™</b>: Developers at Nintendo have dreamed of creating a simultaneous multiplayer Super Mario Bros. game for decades. The Wii console finally makes that dream come true for everyone this holiday season. Now players can navigate the side-scrolling worlds alone as before or invite up to three others to join them at the same time on the same level at any point in the game for competitive and cooperative multiplayer fun in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. With the multiplayer mode, the newest installment of the most popular video game franchise is designed to bring yet another type of family entertainment into living rooms and engage groups of friends in fast-paced Super Mario Bros. fun.

    <b>Super Mario Galaxy 2</b>: This upcoming adventure for the Wii console marks the first time a second 3-D Mario game has arrived in the same console generation. In the game, Mario rides his trusty dinosaur companion, Yoshi™, to new stars and the fantastic worlds found there. This new 3-D platforming adventure provides an opportunity for longtime video game fans with a fresh round of out-of-this-world challenges in the style introduced in the critically acclaimed original. The game is planned for 2010.

    <b>Metroid™: Other M</b>: Nintendo showcased a trailer for a new installment in its acclaimed Metroid franchise for the Wii console. Metroid™: Other M marks an unprecedented collaboration with world-renowned developers Team Ninja, and provides fans with high-energy, action-packed game play as it delves deeper into the back story of famed deep-space bounty hunter Samus Aran. The new game is scheduled for release in 2010.

    <b>Wii Vitality Sensor</b>: Nintendo’s newest groundbreaking product, the Wii Vitality Sensor, expands the appeal of video games. It will initially sense the user’s pulse and a number of other signals being transmitted by their bodies, and will then provide information to the users about the body’s inner world.

    <!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    <b>Mario vs. Donkey Kong™: Minis March Again</b>!: This game marks the third installment of this franchise and, more importantly, the first Nintendo DSiWare™ game to let players design levels from the ground up. Mario will need to dodge obstacles to confront his longtime nemesis Donkey Kong™, but this time the players will have full control over where to set traps, enemies and a host of power-ups in the construction zone. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! will be available in the Nintendo DSi Shop beginning Monday, June 8, for 800 Nintendo DSi Points.

    <b>Integrating Photos with Facebook</b>: For its new Nintendo DSi™ system, Nintendo announced the ability for users to upload pictures taken with the system’s built-in camera and interactive lenses directly to Facebook. Using Facebook Connect, the integration will be available this summer with a Nintendo DSi system update, making it even easier for people to personalize and share their photos with friends and family on Facebook.

    <b>Mario & Luigi ™: Bowser’s Inside Story</b>: Nintendo revealed Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, a new chapter to the popular role-playing franchise that places players into the belly of the beast – literally. Players will get to enjoy trademark hilarious dialogue in the fall of 2009 as they juggle two concurrent storylines. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story is playable on the Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DS Lite and Nintendo DSi systems.

    <b>Golden Sun™ DS</b>: After going dark six years ago, 2010 will see a new dawn. Golden Sun DS updates the popular portable Golden Sun role-playing series with an impressive graphical style. The new installment follows the story of the previous heroes’ descendants and immerses players into the magic of its adventure by pushing the boundaries of intuitive touch-screen controls. Golden Sun DS is playable on all three Nintendo DS franchise systems.

    <b>WarioWare D.I.Y.™</b>: This game, which puts the concept of user-generated content on center stage, allows players to design their own micro-games from scratch. Every element, such as the characters, the environment, the actions and even the purpose of the micro-game itself, is controlled entirely by the player. Players will then be able to share their completed micro-games with other WarioWare D.I.Y. owners. The latest game in the WarioWare™ series is playable on the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems.
    Below is a list of all the Nintendo games on the show floor:

    <!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Wii:</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    •New Super Mario Bros. Wii™
    •Wii Fit™ Plus
    •Wii Sports Resort™
    •Sin and Punishment™ 2
    •Endless Ocean™ 2
    •Line Attack Heroes™
    •Span Smasher™

    <!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>WiiWare</b>:<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    •PictureBook Games™: Pop-Up Pursuit
    •You, Me & the Cubes™
    •Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
    •Icarian: Kindred Spirits
    •Sword & Soldiers
    •Military Madness: Nectaris
    •Cave Story

    <!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Nintendo DS:</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    •The Legendary Starfy™
    •The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks
    •Fossil Fighters™
    •Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box™
    •Mario & Luigi™: Bowser’s Inside Story
    •Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
    •Style Savvy™
    •Glory of Heracles™
    •Golden Sun™ DS
    •Picross 3D™

    <!--sizeo:6--><span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Nintendo DSiWare:</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    •Mario vs. Donkey Kong™: Minis March Again!
    •Flipnote Studio™
    •Animal Crossing™ Clock
    •Animal Crossing™ Calculator
    •Photo Clock
    •Mario™ Clock
    •Mario™ Calculator
    •Six in One Translator (working title)
    •Crash-Course Domo™
    •White-Water Domo™
    •Hard-Hat Domo™
    •Rock-n-Roll Domo™
    •Pro-Putt Domo™<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I have found in <a href="" target="_blank">Nintendo's Japanese E3 website</a>, I click "News Release" and click English on left button.

    This press release dates from June 2 2009. <!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->
  2. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    Why is Golden Sun DS a WiiWare release?!
  3. Agjsdfd

    Agjsdfd My title

    Apr 18, 2007
    Is that a typo? Did you mean Golden Sun Wii?
  4. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    Old news but new for the very few that didn't see E3.
  5. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    May 16, 2007
    Look above Starfy. He just forgot to make the text bigger.
  6. Agjsdfd

    Agjsdfd My title

    Apr 18, 2007
    Oh ya.. didnt see that.
    Cool to know that Golden Sun is coming to DS [​IMG]
  7. antonkan

    antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 13, 2009
    Burlington, ON
    I already edit my topic. "Nintendo DS" is now big and "Nintendo DSiWare" becomes bold. So Golden Sun DS is in the Nintendo DS section. I apologize for users.
  8. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

    Sep 24, 2008
    Wow Nintendo just pointed out that you take photoshots and directly place the pics on Facebook. Look at how many people who has Facebook accounts and would buy a freakin DSi so they can put pictures up there. Just wait till the summer hits.
  9. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    facebook and dsi IMO is a good update, very very intelligent move cuz facebook is loaded with free time photos and so the dsi will come in handy...
    of the ds games, GS and LoZ is looking most handsome, though they are all nice
  10. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C
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