NintendoDirectLuigi e1370958670382 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference LiveblogNintendo is at an interesting crossroads. They’ve got to prove that this Wii U thing is still relevant in a world with two new next-generation consoles. They’ve got to show everyone that they’ve got the games that can stand up to Microsoft and Sony’s juggernaut franchises, and that the Wii U’s Gamepad is the real next generation. And we at Gaming Trend believe that they’ve got a chance to do that. With new Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda, and Smash Bros. titles in the works, plus a few additional surprises, Nintendo has an enormous opportunity to win us over with their latest Nintendo Direct video.

Join us for our liveblog at 7am PST.

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sam Vary June 11, 20137:41 am

I felt like they brought some solid game to the table. The cel-shaded graphics on games like Zelda look really nice, and they’re working hard to entice players who might feel alienated by the Gamepad.

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:39 am

That’s it for Nintendo Direct!

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:39 am

Special video on Nintendo website. including trailers and developer talks

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:38 am

Complete with a bunch of robot master powers, apparently

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sam Vary June 11, 20137:37 am

Your favorite! :)

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:37 am

Blue Bomber is going to be in next Smash Bros! How did it take this long?!

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:37 am

MEGA MAN!

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:36 am

The animal crossing villager is going to be in Smash Bros, out in 2014

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:35 am

Yep. It’s smash bros. Looks like it’s running on both 3DS and Wii U

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:35 am

One more game.. Looks like Smash Bros.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:35 am

New Donkey Kong game is coming to Wii U – traditional side-scrolling gameplay.

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:34 am

No details, just a splash screen with a bit red X. Made by same team as Xenogears. Launching in 2014

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:33 am

TRANSFORMING ROBOT DINOSAURS?!

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:33 am

Mechs? Did someboody say mechs?

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sam Vary June 11, 20137:32 am

Bayonetta looks like it means business – or, so they would have us believe anyway

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:32 am

Footage looks like…well, Bayonettta. Look for it next year

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:31 am

So, Bayonetta footage is probably a trailer. New look for Bayonetta, shorter hair.

Now we’re getting some gameplay

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:31 am

Our stream just jumped to Wonderful 101…

Justin Pauls avatar 1402376576 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Justin Pauls June 11, 20137:30 am

Apparently we’re going to be blowing flutes all over again. I don’t now that this is a game I want to play through it again.

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:30 am

Bayonetta remains pervy as heck.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:30 am

Looks beautiful, the cel-shaded graphics hold up decently.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:30 am

Getting our first in-depth look at Wind Waker on Wii U.

Justin Pauls avatar 1402376576 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Justin Pauls June 11, 20137:29 am

Dear good god man. Spin the Bottle:Bumpy’s Party – where the game looks innocent, but the title suggests otherwise.

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:29 am

Platinum games are up next Bayonetta?

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:29 am

The Spin the Bottle game might be M rated…

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:29 am

eShop titles being shown – Ducktales Remastered, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Oddworld: New N Tasty, Shovel Knight, Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party, A World of Keflings…

David Roberts avatar 1379272353 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog David Roberts June 11, 20137:28 am

We’re watching the European Nintendo Direct right now. We apologize if some wires get crossed. Our Internet’s been taking a nosedive all day too.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:28 am

Iwata is his usual, formal self in these feeds.

 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Manny Costa June 11, 20137:27 am

Could it be… A possibly good sonic game?!

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:27 am

Skylanders SWAP Force, Splinter Cell Blacklist for Wii U.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:26 am

Scribblenauts Unmasked on 3DS… Shin Megami Tensei IV on 3DS…

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:26 am

Disney Infinity, Just Dance 2014, Rayman Legends…

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:25 am

We’re being introduced to some third-party games now.

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sam Vary June 11, 20137:24 am

Now, the “Wonderful 101″, which will be released prior to Zelda

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sam Vary June 11, 20137:22 am

Windwaker will be rendered in 1080p, and feature cel-shaded graphics

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:22 am

There’s a bunch of multiplayer mini games that are not traditional racing.

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:21 am

Windwaker HD!?! :D

David Roberts avatar 1379272353 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog David Roberts June 11, 20137:21 am

Mario Kart 8 comes out Spring 2014.

Sam Vary avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sam Vary June 11, 20137:21 am

Legend of Zelda looks like something I would actually be excited for – if I felt inclined enough to buy a Wii U

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:21 am

We’re about to see the online multiplayer…

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:21 am

Motorcycles are returning from Mario Kart 3.

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:20 am

Zelda!

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:20 am

Looking forward to seeing how the Gamepad plays into this game, especially for multiplayer.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:19 am

The tracks in this Mario Kart corkscrew as well so there will be some upside-down racing too.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:18 am

Hover Karts!!

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:17 am

The gliding is back in the new Mario Kart.

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:17 am

Was that a reference to my favorite Robin, Stephanie Brown?!

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:17 am

They’re showing Mario Kart for Wii U now…

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:16 am

Cat Mario suit… Lets Mario climb up the walls…

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:15 am

There’s also some sort of multiplayer component, ala New Super Mario Bros.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:15 am

The game will have playable characters besides Mario and Luigi, there’s also Toad and Peach that I’ve seen so far.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:14 am

It’s the same gameplay as Mario 3D Land on 3DS… very similar graphically as well.

Sean Lama avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Sean Lama June 11, 20137:13 am

Nintendo has just announced Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U!

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:08 am

You’re welcome

Jeff Burke avatar 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Atlas Burke June 11, 20137:07 am

http://www.ustream.tv/NintendoUK

David Roberts avatar 1379272353 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog David Roberts June 11, 20137:07 am

We’ve found a working stream (their E3 page isn’t working for us) but we’re experiencing massive technical difficulties right now.

David Roberts avatar 1379272353 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog David Roberts June 11, 20137:01 am

Aaaaaand, nothing’s loading…

David Roberts avatar 1379272353 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog David Roberts June 11, 20136:59 am

Heh, yeah, it’s an early start for us.

Justin Pauls avatar 1402376576 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog Justin Pauls June 11, 20136:59 am

No. I’m tired.

David Roberts avatar 1379272353 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog David Roberts June 11, 20136:59 am

I’m actually pretty excited for this. Anyone else?

David Roberts avatar 1379272353 30x30 Nintendos E3 2013 Press Conference Liveblog David Roberts June 11, 20136:56 am

Hey everyone! Just three minutes and counting for Nintendo’s “press conference” to start.