Posted by Dustin Spencer on Jun 7, 2012

Nintendo’s E3 2012 Conference: Recap in Photos

Nintendo know how to put on a show, and love or hate the reveals, they still put on a solid event this year, with all the famous characters that we all know and love. Our very own Phillip Federico, Travis Bruno, and Jed Bradshaw were in attendance, and were snapping shots of the show in a frenzy. What you see below is the results, which ties together into one Capsulicious E3 recap of the big Wii U event.

 

Join us as we take you back through the highlights.

Being a Nintendo event, you can imagine how many journalists had a 3DS with them. MasterAbbott himself finished Puzzle Swap completely due to all of his new visitors.

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After putting away the 3DS and getting to business, the guys watched as Miyamoto took the stage and revealed Pikmin 3. It may be single player, but having four characters at once is still a nice feature for a game that we have waited to see for years. Yes, this is the way you start a show.

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After years of launching consoles without a Mario, Reggie announced that the Wii U would pounce out with New Super Mario Bros. U. The game itself features baby Yoshi that can spit bubbles and balloon up into the air, and a brand new flying squirrel ability for Mario to use.

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After Mario, it was time to announce some third party titles that would hit the Wii U at launch. The biggest shock? Mass Effect 3. EA’s big blockbuster will feature the “true ending” of the game when it hits the Wii U, but nothing has been confirmed yet as of what players will have to do to get their choices from Mass Effect 1 & 2 into this version. Hopefully, we will see some downloadable ports of some kind.

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Wii U Fit looks to please the same audience that the Wii attracted to Nintendo. Reggie didn’t get on the fitness board this time, but the game definitely looks much improved based on the short demo that was on display.

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Luigi! Yep, everyone was waiting to see more from Luigi’s Mansion 2, but now the game has a new name and still looks delicious. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon will release this holiday for the 3DS, and while the wait is long, we are still thrilled to simply see more.

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Just Dance sold like crazy on the Wii, so it’s no surprise that Just Dance 4 would indeed be coming to the Wii U. Dancers took the stage to show off the new game, and everything looks solid for the franchise that keeps churning out gold for Ubisoft.

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ZOMBIE REGGIE!

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Finally, Nintendo unveiled their “Wii Sports” for the Wii U, which is titled Nintendo Land. In this game, players can enjoy 13 different mini-games based on actual Nintendo franchises. The whole point of the game is to act as one centerpiece for users to get together and play on the Wii U, with the new Miiverse online system in tact. It was a bit of an anticlimactic way to end a show, but still left gamers talking about what may come out of the unrevealed mini-games on the disc.

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There you have it! Sure, there were a few announcements that still took place, but as you might of guessed it, you can find all that and more during our continuing E3 coverage. To see even more photos, check out Capsule Computers’ Facebook page, where you can also keep track of all your major gaming and more news on the go by giving us a “like”.

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