- Multiplayer Mario co-op: (holiday 2009 – yawn)
- Wii Fit Plus: 6 new exercise modes, 15 new balance games, available as software-only (fall 2009)
- User Generated Content: Some user generated DS content initiatives discussed:
- FlipNotes Studio: animation drawing app (this summer)
- WarioWare DIY: Microgame creator
- Mario v. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again – level editor and online sharing (DSi – June 8, 2009).
- Will be able to upload DSi pictures to Facebook this summer.
- Wii Vitality Sensor: Monitor health, pulse. Some kind of health / relaxation / stress diagnostics tool (no release date)
- Super Mario Galaxy 2: New 3D Mario game
The following were previously announced but demo’d at the show.
- Wii Motion Plus: Provides more precision control. This was announced at last year’s E3 press conference.
- Wii Sports Resort – archery and basketball shown (July 25, 2009)
DS Games Shown
- Kingdom Hearts
- Mario Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (this fall)
- Golden Sun
- Women’s Murder Club: video book brought to DS and DSi
- Cop, the Recruit (Ubisoft)
- Style Savvy – (girls fashion game)
- Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
2009 Third Party Wii Exclusives
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (RPG – Square-Enix)
- Red Steel 2 (exclusive to Wii with Motion Plus controller)
- The Conduit (shooter – Sega – June 2009)
- Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles (shooter – Capcom)
- Deadspace Extraction (EA)
Just One New Nintendo ‘Hardcore’ Wii Game
Metroid Other M (2010) That’s it! No other new Nintendo ‘hardcore’ games announced
- 15 Million Wii fit balance boards sold
- 100 million DS’s sold
- 1 million DSi’s sold in 2 months in America
Live Blog Coverage
This was slow and boring compared to yesterday’s Microsoft press conference.
Their focus was, once again, on audience diversity – bringing gaming to everyone. Little of interest to hard core gamers.
I appreciate their getting into the user-generated content space.
The third party exclusives and their one new ‘hardcore’ game were the only games that were somewhat interesting to me. Enough to purchase a Wii? Not even close.