E3 2011 – Day 1 Roundup

Today’s actually the first official day of E3, although there were a few conferences on June 6th. Anyway, as usual, I’ll update the post through the day (or at least, I plan to).

Nintendo Press Conference roundup

The first day kicked off with Nintendo’s press conference, which I covered earlier. If you check their E3 page, you’ll find more information about their new console, Wii U.

The Wii U

The Wii U

Images of the system below. Click on the images in the bottom half for a description.

Nintendo Wii U: Inside and Out

You can watch GameSpot’s Live Show, Live Cam 1 (of the stage floor) and Live Cam 2. You can send in questions or requests through the site to the camera guy, pretty cool.

Right now (you can also rewatch previous segments), the live show is a feed of cam 2, which is currently at the Wii U demo area. The first demo is shield pose, which shows how you can use the new controller to change the game’s perspective by moving left/right/up/down. Kinda hard to explain so you’ll have to see for yourself. Second demo showcases the HD experience. Third demo is New Super Mario Bros. Mii. And the fourth demo, Chase Mii, is a 5 player game where the player with the new controller is “it” and the 4 players (using the Wii Remote and TV) try to catch the one who is “it”, who will be playing with an overhead map showing the other players’ location and the direction they are facing. Pretty nifty. You can watch the video here now.

As for the live show, Batman: Arkham City is being shown. Again, I haven’t played the first game, although it’s in my to-buy and to-play lists. Looks great though. Second demo is of Star Wars: The Old Republic. You can watch the videos for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ninja Gaiden III, Battlefield 3, Dark Souls, Street Fighter X Tekken, Resistance 3, LOTR: War in the North, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Far Cry 3Saints Row: The Third, Twisted Metal, and Modern Warfare 3. ModNation Racers was shown too, but you’ll have to watch it through the broadcast archive for now.

E3 2011: Day One Wrap-Up at GameSpot

General Roundup

3DS Mario Kart, Star Fox, Super Mario, Kid Icarus due this holiday
Activision supporting Wii U
Capcom E3 2011 Video Tour
Final Fantasy series tops 100 million

Luigi’s Mansion 2 spooking 3DS
New Super Smash Bros. game in development
Ninja Gaiden 3 slicing up early 2012
Nintendo details new Wii, DS Kirby, more
Nintendo Press Conference Report Card
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike goes online this summer
Tekken trio heading to Wii U, 3DS, PS3
T-Pain E3 2011 Video Feature
The HotSpot – E3 2011 Conference Rundown Podcast
West Hall Overview with Homer Rabara
Wii U Pikmin revealed at Nintendo developer roundtable

Wii U unveiled at Nintendo press conference, Skyward Sword due in Q4 (and GameSpot’s coverage of the conference)

Previews Roundup (Multi-platform)

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Preview Hands-On
Aliens Colonial Marines Demo Preview
Batman: Arkham City E3 Demo Preview
Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Interview with Lars Gustavsson
Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Hands-On
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hands-On Preview
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 E3 2011 Stage Demo
Dark Souls Preview Hands-On
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Preview – How to Play Like a Lunatic
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Updated Preview

Hitman Absolution First Look Preview
Mass Effect 3 Hands-On Preview – Combat, Crew, and More
Ninja Gaiden III Video Impressions with Kevin VanOrd
Silent Hill Downpour Preview Hands-On
Spider-Man: Edge of Time: Updated Preview
SSX – Avalanche
Street Fighter X Tekken Hands-On: Hwoarang and Cammy
Tomb Raider – Pre-E3 Interview

Previews Roundup (PC)

Star Wars: The Old Republic Updated Hands-On Preview – High-Level Play on Tatooine

Previews Roundup (PS3, PSP, Vita)

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection Preview – Shadow Hands-On Impressions
Little Big Planet Preview

Previews Roundup (Xbox 360)

Dance Central 2 Preview
Forza Motorsport 4 Demonstration

Gears of War 3 E3 Demo Preview
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures Hands-On Preview – Mine Cart Madness

Previews Roundup (DS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U)

Kirby Wii Preview Hands-On
The Legend of Zelda Wii U Hands-On Preview

Luigi’s Mansion 2 Hands-On
Mario Kart 3DS Screens
Mario Kart 3DS Impressions Preview
New Super Mario Bros. Mii Hands-On Preview
Nintendo Wii U E3 2011 Stage Demo
Nintendo Wii U Controller Hands-On

Nintendo Wii U: Everything You Need to Know
Super Mario 3DS Hands-On Preview
Super Mario 3DS Impressions Preview
Tekken 3D Tech Demo Preview

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