Nintendo Details Upcoming Game Plan
Zelda, Mario Galaxy 2 and Vitality Sensor to appear at E3.
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata gave a snap shot of some of the company's upcoming plans during an investors meeting held in Tokyo today. Many of the plans were detailed in separate reports throughout the day.
Mentioned first by Iwata was the new main entry in the Pokemon series. This first main release since 2006's Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, the unnamed title will feature a new land, and new Pokemon. Developer Gamefreak is also incorporating some new play mechanics into the game.
DS players can also look forward to GoldenSun DS this year. This was announced at last year's E3.
Two mystery titles from Nintendo's supplemental earnings report were revealed to be major RPG releases for the Wii. Xenoblade is in development at Monolith Soft for Wii release this Spring. It was previously known as Monado. The Last Story is a true RPG that's being developed jointly by Nintendo and Mistwalker. It's set for release this year and aims to be a new type of RPG.
Wii owners can also look forward to Metroid Other M. Also announced at last year's E3, this new take on the Metroid franchise is being developed by a trio of forces: Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto, Tecmo's Team Ninja, and a visual production team. A teaser official site just went live for the game, which is due for release this Spring.
Iwata provided a glimpse at some of Nintendo's plans for this year's E3. The company plans on showing software for the Wii Vitality Sensor, a peripheral that first saw its debut at last year's E3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 and the new Zelda will also be shown at E3.
You can see Japanese language slides and video from the investors meeting at Nintendo's investor relations page