Nintendo E3 2012 Conference Summary

Nintendo’s E3 2012 conference has a lot of attention this year with it’s new Wii U console. This time it’s all about the games they will be shipping with the hardware. So, let’s check out what this company has in store for us later this year.


  • Miyamoto takes the  stage and talks about the Wii U
  • Miyamoto comments on the benefit of having a dedicated screen built into the Wii U controller.
  • Pikmin 3 announced for the Wii U
  • Reggie then took the stage and talked about how important the games are for this years conference
  • Reggie stated that there will be 23 titles shown in total shown at E3 for the Wii U
  • The Wii U will be more social with Youtube, Netflix, and more
  • The Wii U will support two separate Wii U gamepads with the touch screen
  • There will be a Miiverse filled with different Mii reactions.
  • Miiverse is also browser based and can be viewed on the PC and other devices such as the 3ds
  • Super Marious Brother U trailer
  • Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition will be coming to the Wii U
  • The Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition will sport certain Wii U controller game mechanics
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited announced for Wii U
  • Dark Siders 2, Mass Effect 3, Tank Tank Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Trine 2: Directors Cut, Ninja Gaiden 3, and  Aliens Colonial Marines will be ported to the Wii U
  • Wii Fit U demo
  • Sing trailer for the Wii U
  • Super Mario Brothers and Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the 3ds trailers
  • Lugi’s Mansion Dark Moon for the 3Ds trailer
  • Nintendo 3Ds third party montage
  • Lego City Wii U trailer
  • There will also  be a Lego City exclusive on the 3Ds
  • Ubisoft took the stage and demoed Just Dance 4 on the Wii U
  • Zombi U gameplay trailer
  • NintendoLand announced
  • NintendoLand allows your Mii to interact with various attractions in the Nintendo universe.
  • Luigi Mansion multiplayer gameplay demo
  • NintendoLand will launch the same time as the Wii U launches
  • They also mentioned  for more third party games and videos pertaining to the Wii U

While the Nintendo conference presented us with a new console, it was more for casual gamers with the Wii fit U, Pikmin 3, and NintendoLand. Nintendo did try to bring the hardcore element into the presentation with some third party titles and an exclusive game from Ubisoft,  Zombi U. However, Nintendo missed a real opportunity to show the power of the hardware compared to its competitors. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a game that really demonstrated a push in hardware technology in terms of graphics. Furthermore, it is still uncertain how much the new console costs at this time. Overall, the conference was interesting and it did manage to draw in a lot of attention to the new console, but perhaps it felt like something was missing in the end.