Before I finish for the day, there’s a crap ton of people excited for this Smash Bros Tournament!
Phew, that’s the end of Nintendo Treehouse’s event! Time to chill… I’ll be writing another analysis based on what Treehouse did.
Tezuka saw one level that he said he wouldn’t beat the level even if he tried 100 times!
Tezuka shows off a “Skinny Mario” based off a programming glitch in the development of Super Mario Bros. You can do this by picking up a “Skinny Mushroom”.
You can stack enemies.
You can change the depth of levels.
You can evaluate player moment with static ghosts to see how to improve a level.
Stacked Hammer Brothers! D:
Next up is Mario Maker, at last! I love the Mario Paint theme in this game!
Mr Tezuka makes an appearance to talk about Mario Maker.
They build a very simple level just to show what you can do with it.
Nintendo Treehouse said that the way to win is to cover the most amount of “walk-able” area. Floors and Ramps, but Walls and other other objects don’t count.
They talk a bit about comparing villians in Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. Ganondorf Vs Lu Bu. They said that Ganondorf would defeat Lu Bu.
After repeating the map with Link, they become victorious!
Eiji Aonuma talks a bit about fusing Zelda with Dynasty Warriors. He was playing a Dynasty Warriors game when Koei asked Eiji to make a crossover.
Well done Treehouse, you lost! lol
Great Fairy and Majora Moon in Hyrule Warriors. I’ll admit, that was kinda cool! Using the moon the knock the dragon to the ground!
Up next we have Zelda Hyrule Warriors, the Zelda and Dynasty Warriors crossover.
The Treehouse team starts off at the Twilight Castle.
Oh man, the ReDead’s are back! D:
As far as gameplay, it’s typical Dynasty Warriors gameplay. Move and attack. It’s a bit of a mindless game, personally I wish that Zelda didn’t have a Dynasty warriors game…
At least there’s Zelda themed items in the game in good old fashioned chests!
From what’s being describe, the game is about surviving and thriving on an alien planet. The military may have survived, but they need farmers and other workers so that the crash survivors can live on the planet.
Positioning in Xenoblade X appears to be even more important than the Wii game.
They talk about something called “Soul Voice”, which is crucial to help your allies in the game.
The “Ark Ship” crash lands on an alien planet, and humanity tries to survive.
Your character wakes up from a stasis chamber when a scout called Elma finds your pod.
Next, Nintendo Treehouse shows off Xenogears Chronicles X.
The story is about two alien races in a war, but the battlefield is the earth, and the humans don’t like it.
Earth get’s blown up and humanity escapes.
They talked a bit about StarFox WiiU. but they didn’t show it off! 🙁
Man, will they ever talk about the Star Fox game!?
Shigeru mentions that edited levels can be sent to other players over the internet.
Shigeru talks about how he designed some of the robots after ROB the robot and ninjas.
I love that they’re shouting at what cameras the robots are appearing, but the person playing is Japanese and Bill needs to shout the numbers in Japanese for him, lol!
The game features a game editior where you can change what robots appear, when they appear and what patterns they make.
Shigeru shows off Project: Guard.
The game is about CCTV cameras. It’s a tower defence style game where you have to look at each camera to find any invading robots coming into your base.
There’s a Bird robot that will steal cameras, and a stacked robot that looks like a ROB.
This is starting to remind me of Sumotori Dreams!
Shigeru talks about customising your robot with different parts. The GamePad acts as a well to build your robot and a first person view of the robot.
They describe Giant Robot as a sumo wrestling game as you try to knock the enemy robot to the ground.
Mr Tanaka is the artist for Giant Robot.
You use the the GamePad as a motion controller to fight enemy robots.
This actually looks cool, it’s as if you’re controlling a Mega Zord or a slow Gundam!
StarFox WiiU gets announced and the crowd cheers!
Shigeru Miyamoto is talking about Project Giant Robot.
I wonder if Nintendo could add these “Inkling” characters as a last minute character for Super Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS?
Players at the event are getting a little stressed from losing at 0.1% of coverage. Nintendo might need to work on balancing or adding another decimal place.
They show off the super weapons in the gun. The bazooka gets some kills in this match!
People playing the game at E3 have figured out an interesting tactic of traversing quickly by switch in and out of human and squid whilst airborne, spraying more ink down and turning back into a squid.
Nate announced that Shigeru Miyamoto will be speaking later on today at E3.
Nintendo Treehouse Live begins with Treehouse’s Nate and Samantha, localisers of Nintendo games.
As we wait for Nintendo Treehouse’s E3 event. I’ll make an analysis on today’s Nintendo Digital Event.
Getting Seth Green to claymate Reggie and other Mario characters into what would be seen in an episode of Robot Chicken was ingenious. Not only did it poke fun at Nintendo, but to the media and gamers too.
The announcement for Mii characters to be used in Brawl was pretty awesome as Reggie and Iwata start it off fighting each other in Street Fight style before they get controllers in their hands and fight each other in Smash Bros for WiiU with their Miis. The idea for customisable move sets and classes is great and will make online and tournament fights really interesting. I want Smash Bros, but I need a WiiU first!
We knew about Nintendo’s NFC figures before E3. But now they got a name. Amiibo. Twitter user, @sprsk, said that “Amiibo” comes from Amigo (friend) and Aibo (Partner).
Toad finally gets a game of his own, based on the Captain toad puzzles in Super Mario 3D Land. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker looks interesting, but I think they could have used Toad in a more interesting game to be honest…
Oh lordy, they showed off the “REAL” Zelda sequel, and oh man does it look pretty! Link starts off minding his own business mounted on his horse Epona before something flashes and chases after them. A weird mechanical monster that shoot lasers! What was awesome is that the game reintroduces bomb arrows, not only that but an arrow with some kind of mechanical tip that when it open, emits a lightsaber-like light. Could this be the new Light arrows? Time will tell!
I Loved Bayonetta 1 on the 360. It was an awesome game. But to be told that Bayonetta 2 will come with Bayonetta 1 and extra content such as a Link and Samus outfit for Bayonetta to wear? That’s damn awesome! This’ll be one reason why I get a WiiU!
Zelda and Midna got announced for Hyrule Warriors. Which is great, if you really like Dynasty Warriors… Personally I have a bad feeling that this game isn’t going to sell so great in the west. It sell loads in Japan for sure! But each Dynasty Warriors game that gets released over here doesn’t do so well. Hopefully the Zelda fanbase will make this game valid.
It’s been announced that Nintendo Treehouse have an event at 11:30am PDT. Likely it’ll be for the Smash Bros tournament. But they didn’t mention showing off some more games that didn’t get mentioned on the Digital Event. So come back in an hour to find out if Nintendo Treehouse has any juicy details. I really hope they do! The Event felt a bit short and incomplete to me.
Nintendo Tree House ended their talk. They talked a bit about the Smash Bros Tournament that’s being held today at the Nokia theatre. They mentioned some players but I have no idea who they are :/
Nintendo Tree House talks about the Zelda announcement. They’re talking about how pretty it is and how Eiji wants to change the Zelda game to make it feel like the NES game. I thought that was the point with Link Between Worlds right?
Nintendo Tree House are talking about Splatoon. Talking about tactics they saw from people playing it at E3. This could become Nintendo’s answer to Team Fortress 2!
Oh boy… Another Mario Party game, I mentioned Mario Party 10 in the previous announcement. I thought this was a game that was already out, but it’s a new Mario Party game for WiiU. Personally I want to see StarFox WiiU!
Bill Trinen, Shigeru’s translator, announced that Amiibo toys can hold experience points earned in Smash Bros for WiiU. You can summon them in mid battle like a tag team fight. Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker will be future titles to support Amiibo toys.
Nintendo announces a new IP called Splatoon. An online third person paintball shooting game where you have to fill area with your team’s colour. You can turn into a squid to “swim” into your colour ink.
Mario Maker is shown off. Looking a lot like Mario Paint. The game can use Super Mario Bros, and New Super Mario Bros sprites.
Kirby’s Canvas Curse returns on WiiU with a claymation look called Rainbow Curse.
Oh man! A Bayonetta 1 remake that comes with Bayonetta 2!
Next there’s the remake of Pokemon Ruby and Saffire.
Zelda producer, Eiji Aomuma, talks about developed of the Zelda games and the new Zelda game!
There’s a lot of environmental lighting in this shot. Clouds can cover light.
Toad now has his own game, Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker.
Yoshi’s Yarn has been announced as Yoshi’s Wooly World.
Yoshi now eats strands of wool like spagetti, and eggs are replaced with yarns of wool.
Each player can eat each other and turn them into a Yoshi ball to get to high places by being thrown.
Nintendo announces the NFC Nintendo figures. Called Amiibo.
Smash Bros on WiiU will be the first game to support Amiibo for stat tracking and custom moves.
Work is in progress for Amiibo support for Mario Kart 8/
Nintendo didn’t quite announce a release date for the 3DS version of Smash Bros. But it looks as if it’ll have a lot of exclusive features over the WiiU version.
I’m such a fan boy! I can’t wait!!!! lol!
And there’s music! Is your body ready yet? 🙂
Another 13 minutes until it starts!
Time Magazine got some images of Shigeru Miyamoto playing the next Star Fox game and two new titles named Project Giant Robot, and Project Guard.
Here’s a talk I have with Dave Lanky before the show.
So Yeah, with the GameCube controller adapter coming out. Maybe Nintendo should think of putting GameCube games on the WiiU eShop!
So, Sony’s conference ends. So let me talk a bit more about each announcement without me having to mash the god damn print screen key!
Destiny now finally has enemies and more plot, making it a bit more interesting than before. But I’m sceptical about an MMO FPS game…
Entwined looks cool. I Might get this if I get a PS4.
Little Big Planet 3 looks amazing! Now featuring new characters and a foreground-background play mechanic. The new characters in my opinion really sells the game for me!
Blood Borne is intrigued to me. From FromSoftware, it looks as if it’s DarkSouls, but in a 1666 plague ridden London theme.
Now there’s gameplay shown of FarCry 4. There’s Multiplayer co-op, wing suits and battling elephants!
Dead Island 2. A very unexpected announcement. No gameplay, but I would like to try it out!
Magikca on PS4 is unexpected. I’ll need to see how a game that uses 8 keyboard keys and a mouse would work on a PS4 controller.
Suda51’s next game, Let it Die. We only saw what looked like an acted, or FMV sequence. It looks like a gory MMO action game. It doesn’t look like a Suda51 game, there’s a lack of cel shading and crazy characters!
Abzu looks pretty, very pretty!
Speaking of more pretty, there’s No Man’s Sky. It’s got my attention, and I’m going to see if it’ll compete with Frontier’s Elite Dangerous!
Oh yeah, Vita TV, I mean PlayStation TV got announced. I kinda wanted one when they announced it on Tokyo Game Show, and got disappointed when they said they had no interest in releasing it to the west. And now it’s coming out for . Nice!
Grim Fandango Remake… HELL YEAH!
Kinda knew about Mortal Kombat X before E3. They showed off two new characters. Interesting, but I suck at MK!
Metal gear V: The Phantom Pain. Next time show us some gameplay please…
Batman Arkham Knight. I didn’t like the ending of the first two Arkham games, but look! Bat-freaking-mobile! And it turns into a tank! A tank with a rocket thruster on it! I might forgive this game!
Uncharted 4. Don’t really care too much about it. I got put off by the first game. So yeah…
So, where’s FinaFantasy XV and Last Guardian!? As much as there’s been a lot of great announcements tonight, it does feel like there’s stuff missing. Maybe we’ll hear more later. I hope that these games get shown off. But other than that, Sony had a great conference, and I would get a PS4 and a PSTV in the future to play some of these games!
There’s going to be a Ratchet and Clank movie. Do we need one? :/
Some cool news. Vita TV is going to get a western release, but renamed as PlayStation TV.
PlayStation Now. Sony’s streaming service, will begin an open beta later this year.
Now we get some numbers.
1 and a quarter billion hours has been played on PS4! Dang…
1 billion multiplayer Sessions! That’s a lot of Call of Duty!
220 million shares! No wonder Twitch went bad! 😛
And Youtube is coming to PS4. I thought that already happened!?
Next we get Project Morpheus. Sony’s version of the Oculus Rift, and it’s playable at E3 with some demos.
Sony joked about their Camera peripheral.
Holy Crap, Grim Fandango is getting a remake on PS4 and PSVita!
Next is Little Big Planet 3. And I REALLY LIKE THIS!
There are new characters like this dog-shaped character oddsock!
And this far character,
Swoop the bird
Entwined is a pretty game that involves two origami dragons that are in love and each stick controls each dragon. It reminds me a lot of an XBox Live Arcade game.
You can play this game as of tonight.
Sony starts off with a pretty nice display of Destiny. It’s about time Destiny started to look interesting.
PS4 owners can try out the beta on the 17th of July.
However there is a special alpha try out available this Thursday for PS4 owners.
As I watched a bit of IndiE3. I saw this awesome indie game called Pizzarian. A Shooter where you shoot pizzas, to deliver them, in outer space! Awesome!
Here’s a bit of bad timing. I noticed this whilst watching the EA press conference. But there’s an online stream on Hitbox, and blogged on Tumblr, a show called “IndiE3”, a press conference made for indie devs. They sign up through email and their game is mention on the stream and blog.
Personally I wish I knew this before the conferences, or maybe not have this during E3! But it’s a very interesting way to promote Indie games in an E3 manor.
You can check out the stream here on Hitbox.
And the Tumblr Blog is right here.
So Ubisoft has finished their conference, we got to see a few interesting games, even though Aisha turned up. I’ll give her credit she didn’t have as many stupid jokes as before, though some were self insulting and didn’t do her any favours.
Far Cry 4 looks kinda cool, although we only saw an FMV cutscene. We got to see the bad guy who appeared in the box art we saw a few weeks a go.
Seeing single player Assassin’s Creed Unity was kinda cool. I really like the French Revolution theme.
Shape Up could have been interesting. A fitness game that act like a video game has potential, but it just looks stupid to me.
Valiant Hearts… I want this game now! Though I will say I wish I saw gameplay of it. I have no idea what genre it is. It could be a point and click adventure or a platformer. I have no idea. But I want it just because of the doggie! 🙂
But yeah… Aisha… I still think you’re annoying. As I said before, she didn’t say or invent any silly hashtags. But she used a few semi-racist, semi-sexist jokes to herself which is almost as facepalm-able as before. Fingers crossed that she will be replaced next year.
Ubisoft shows off Tom Clancy’s The Division again. Time to take a break… …from Aisha’s bad jokes.
Ubisoft shows off that the new Just Dance game have Smart Phone connectivity for live mass multiplayer Just Dance dancing using a smart phone as a controller and Wii-Remote-like sensor.
There’s going to be yet another Just Dance game. Looks like another game to excite my cousin…
Ubisoft starts off with some Rabbids preparing the audiance as if the press conference is a film telling people about emtpying their bladder before watching, and having enough bandwidth to watch online.
They start off showing off the first cutscene in Farcry 4, where you illegally enter a compound and get ambushed.
And oh boy… Aisha’s back. Prepare for bad jokes and hashtags… :/
Well, EA ended their conference. There was a bit too much sports in there, but what would you expect with EA right? Then again some really interesting games such as Criterion’s new extreme sports game and Battle Field Hardline has got me a little pumped. So well done EA.
Wow… I wish I had the video for Battlefield Hardline. But what I saw was awesome, and you can sign up to the beta for PS4 and PC.
The leaked Battlefield Hardline got shown at EA’s show.
The game features a 32 player online team deathmatch that features driving and riding zip lines.
Dice showed off the next Mirrors Edge game. But I’m losing my connection to the streams so I only have a few images.
EA Sports game, *Snore* lol!
The new Sims game looks interesting. But it’s still just a Doll house game…
I wish I got the screen, but I just saw Kim Jong Un get eaten by a huge piranha plant!
BioWare hinted at the next Mass Effect game. But they mentioned a new game they uses some realistic environments.
EA’s conference begins with Star Wars Battlefront
OK, time to kick back for a bit until EA shows their conference.
What do I have to say about Microsoft’s show. Well I enjoyed the fact that Conker is making a return, although it’ll be in a Little Big Planet style game maker. Ori and the Blind Forest looks very Limbo like with some very nice looking animation.
It’s interesting to see that Halo isn’t just going to remake one Halo game, but all four of the previous games on XBOne. Not my thing, but I think it’ll be great for the fans. Better than the Super Mario Bros Anniversary Pack any day!
Inside looks very Limbo/Another World. I’m hoping that this will get a PC release!
But as always with Microsoft, they had to show games I didn’t care about such as Call of Duty and Tom Clancy that I don’t care about.
Sunset Overdrive really peaked my interest! I just wished it wasn’t going to be an XBOne exclusive!
In general, it’s a better conference from Microsoft, but it doesn’t make me want to get an XBOne. Chances are these games will eventually hit the PC anyway 😛
And phew… That’s Microsoft’s conference done. A little interesting. Some exclusives but not too sure if I need an XBox One.
There’s a new Crack Down coming out, and it looks crazier than ever!
I wished I could show you how to take down an enemy base by slamming a skyscraper into another! lol!
Oh! Platinum Games is showing off a game!
It’s called ScaleBound. Where players can grow armour made of Lizard scales to battle giant sci-fi themed dragons.
The next Tomb Raider is being shown off.
Well, Microsoft is showing off a a lot of Indie games. Interesting…
It’s called Inside. Another Limbo looking inspired games.
What might this be?
Microsoft announces Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Every Halo game on the XBOne.
Another Halo…. Great…
This looks very Limbo! Maybe Vipp will be interested in this! Ori and the Blind Forest.
Just at the end of the Spark video. Conker from Conker’s Bad Fur day shows up suggesting that someone should make his next game!
A new game, Spark, is being shown off for XBOne and PC. A build your own adventure RPG.
It looks as if it’s Microsoft’s answer to Little Big Planet.
You can now play as the villain in the next Fable game. Placing monsters on a map.
Fable Legends has been announced and shown off.
Oh man, an update to Dead Rising with an online co-op arcade style online. And I saw a giant zombie Bison!
Love the name! lol!
Oh Man! Sunset Overdrive looks great!
Pretty much it’s Contra mixed with Infamous, Sonic, and the new Plants VS Zombies Garden Warfare. I love what I’m seeing here. It’s so damn fast!
Another Dragon Age in the works.
Devs talking about the first game they played, such as Missile Command and Space Invaders.
The Next Assassin’s Creed is based on the French Revolution. Beats pirates I guess! And there’s Co-op multiplayer.
Now this is interest… I heard of Evolve. But I had no idea it was by the guys who did Left 4 Dead. It has classes similar to that of Team Fortress.
Now They’re showing off Gran Turismo… I mean Forza 5 and a free Track.
And there’s going to be a new Forza on Xbox One. Forza Horizon 2.
Phil Spencer from Microsoft Shows off Call of Duty Advanced Warfare… *yawn*
Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been hinted at on Twitch’s Pre-E3 show.
Even more Pre-E3 stuff! News Editor for Joystiq, Alexander Sliwinski, has made a humorous Vine on his way to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Had to remind us about what happened last year at Microsoft’s show.
Turns out that the Mario Kart DLC might actually be fake. Nintendo Fuse noticed similarities between the Battle Mode selection screen and a demo from E3 last year.
If you can’t tell, look away from the TV screen and notice the hands, shadows and display.
More pre E3 stuff. Twitter’s biggest Nintendo fanboy, @TiLMEN (A.K.A. Mister “U r awesome), found these pictures from a Nintendo booth to find something different in Mario Kart 8. It turns out that there’s going to be new DLC characters coming out and new Battle mode game types too. Looks like Shine Thief from Double Dash will make a return. Looks like I’m going to have my friend beat me at shine thief for the next 3 years… urgh… 🙁
A little early. But things going off at a bad start with some Pre-E3 stuff.
Shack News managed to release a video of the upcoming Sonic Boom game with audio, and man do these characters talk too much! Yes, Sonic does says “Hey look rings, nom nom nom”… Good grief…
Plus, why is sonic punching and kicking enemies this time!?
EDIT: Something weird is happening to embbed videos where you can only see the first 10 seconds before it forces to end. So I’ll provide a link to the video instead.
Hopefull this new “Mario Maker” wont be THAT bad! lol!
I just got off the VR machine. I bet Indie is hating this right now. BUt it was pretty cool. It’s called “Datyl Nightmare” and it’s a First Person Shooter where you shoot other players, but as there was only one machine, the other players were bots. After killing a number of enemies the teradatyl appears and swoops down to grab you, flies up and kills you by dropping you. You can shoot at the teradatyl, but it’s quick and not easy to shoot at.
I gave my camera to someone to take pictures of me whilst I was on it, but I don’t think he knew what to d with it as the only image on my camera was the preview display. Is a camera that hard to use?
The day is nearing a close, and I’ve had a lot of fun, I’ll be posting images soon.
I had a bit too much fun today, hence the lack of live blogs. I watched the Archer Maclean Q&A, as well as the Bedrooms To Billions Q&A. I got to play Head Over Heals 2, an Atari ST game that was released in 2009. I entered a Smash Bros Tourney, but unlike War Lords I wasn’t successful to get into the finals. As for Pickups I go myself a Switch-less MegaDrive region free mod for 7 quid, awesome.
Wow, I got really far in the War Lords Tourney! I beat the challengers but I didn’t beat the Champion. I so wanted his Gold Atari 2600 belt. BUt I won a Sega Master System 2 with games instead.
Speaking of Winning, I won a Luigi pixel bead art, it’s fairly big, can make a great beer coaster!
I keep going back and forth from the Scramble machine, to the Quantom machine. But Quantom got fried before I had a chance to play it, which is a big shame…
Update time. I’ve been buying a few games. I got a copy of Wipe Out on the Saturn, Donald duck on the Master System. I found an awesome “Space Age Joystick” for the 2600 that looked amazing, but the seller wanted 10 quid for it, which to be honest is a bit much. I spent a bit of time with Aidy sharing a beer over a game of Exerion on the Sega SG-1000, which is actually a really good game that’s a mix of Phoenix and After Burner. Then I got to go to the Oliver twins talk about the Dizzy adventure games.
OK, now I figured out this out, but check out the photos that I posted, I’ll be writing up about things in the next hour or less!
Well I got onto the train at 6am and I’m crazy tired. Not only did I my tickets last night and find them at 1am, but getting on the train was crazy as the doors slammed onto my rucksack (backpack to my American readers). So yeah. Doors eatting my bag and practically left the station a minute after arriving! I’ll be posting more as I get there.