Nintendo Special Site Updated With Game Footage
Clips of the new Mario games, and a Japanese name for Zelda.
Hoping to get a clear look at all those big Nintendo E3 reveals? Then look no further than Nintendo's flashy E3 2009 special site.
As reported earlier today, Nintendo Japan opened up a special information site to coincide with the start of its 9:00 (local time) press conference in Los Angeles. The site was originally lacking in the way of content. But now, it's got Nintendo's full lineup -- from New Super Mario Bros. Wii to Golden Sun DS.
Consult the Title List section of the site for video and screens of most of the games. The titles shared at the site include:
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Wii Fit Plus
- Wii Sports Resort
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Metroid Other M
- Sin and Punishment 2
- Endless Ocean 2
- Span Smasher
- Monado: Beginning of the World
- Line Attack Heroes
- The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks
- Golden Sun DS
- Mario vs Donkey Kong Minis March Again
The news release section contains the official word on all the games in English. All dates and pricing refer to the US releases. Nintendo hasn't shared Japanese information for any of the games or services.
CEO Satoru Iwata delivers the key message introducing visitors to the site. In the message, Iwata notes that Nintendo's research has indicated that there's room for 50% growth in the Japanese, North American and European game markets. With expanding audiences, making a game that appeals to everyone has become difficult, but Nintendo is taking the challenge to make a "game for everyone." Wii Sports Resort and New Super Mario Bros. Wii are examples of their responses to the challenge.
Outside of the Iwata commentary, the only piece of news at the site that I can see regarding Nintendo's Japanese plans is an official Japanese name for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. The DS title, first announced for overseas markets back at GDC but never formally announced for Japan, will be known here as Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki.
I presume Nintendo will share official Japanese details either when its Japanese office opens up for business on Wednesday (it's 5:00 in the morning here as I write this), or possibly at Nintendo's post E3 Japanese conference.