E3 2012

Not my favorite demo of E3, but Takamurus Ninja Castle will fit in nicely among the Nintendo Land attractions

Not all the games in Nintendo Land can be stupendous, and unfortunately, stupendous is not a word I would use to describe Takamuru’s Ninja Castle. The game isn’t bad per se, but it certainly didn’t have me wanting to go back again and again like some of the other games in the collection. Think of Takamuru’s Ninja Castle as a Time Crisis style rail shooter. The objective of ...

What do you get when you mix Pikmin and Viewtiful Joe? Why Project P-100 of course!

Fluke, a happy accident, a stroke of luck. It was by sheer serendipity that I stumbled upon the Project P-100 game demo station this week, and had I not done so, I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to play one of the most unique Wii U titles on display at this year’s E3. Developed by Platinum Games, Project P-100 on the surface just looks like you normal everyday beat ’em up, but a...

How do you expect me to believe that Animal Crossing would make a good mini-game? Wait,this is actually fun.

Another of the games being shown from the Nintendo Land collection this week Animal Crossing: Sweet Day. While Sweet Day is clearly designed to play with a collection of friends, something a trade show filled with complete strangers doesn’t exactly facilitate, the mini-game does have the makings of a fun time. I can see spending many an hour with Sweet Day on Wii U, especially when playing w...

Pikmin 3 stays the course for the franchise. Will be a familiar, enjoyable experience.

Remember the New Play Control! version of Pikmin that released way back in 2009? Yup, so do I. You know how Nintendo plans on finally releasing the New Play Control! version of Pikmin 2 here in the states next week? Yeah, I plan on picking that one up too. If you have played both of these, then you pretty much know what to expect for Pikmin 3, because aside from the added Wii U GamePad map, the ga...

The most impressive game at E3 was on Wii U

… and was most definitely ZombiU, hands down. It wasn’t even close. Granted, most of my time thus far has been entirely with Nintendo products, but even still, the game has the makings of greatness. Not only did the game scare the pants off of me at some points, but the game was so polished that you would think it was ready for release tomorrow. The game takes place in a 2012 zombie in...

The Legend of Zelda: Battle Chest will be a great addition to Nintendo Land, not as deep as I would have hoped

  One of the games on display in the Nintendo Land collection this week was The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest. Like most of the games in Nintendo Land, Battle Quest seems as if it was specifically developed to train players how to use the Wii U GamePad, and as an added bonus the Wii MotionPlus controller.

Infendo Radio E3 edition

So here’s the thing. The Wifi is terrible at E3. For that matter the Wifi is terrible in Canada as well (sorry Marcus!). For those reasons and a few others, our podcast was truncated this week, and we actually lost 10-15 minutes of the show. Sorry! Doesn’t mean that is still there isn’t excellent however! Think of it as cutting off the fat on an excellent piece of steak maybe. In...

Donkey Kong: Crash Course is a crash course in how to use the Wii U GamePad

After all was said and done today, Nintendo really made me a believer. Well, a believer in Nintendo Land anyways. There were certainly a few duds, but Donkey Kong: Crash Course certainly wasn’t one of them. The game is almost as hard to describe as a beautiful looking Italian lady is to talk to, but despite that fact it was most certainly fun to play. Like the rest of the games in Nintendo L...

Nintendo Spotting: Hiroshi Yamauchi

Pretty sure that I just snapped a picture of Hiroshi Yamauchi, the 14th richest man in Japan and Nintendo’s largest shareholder. What was Yamauchi-san doing tonight in LA? Well, looking after his former company of course! After all, he was once president of Nintendo of Japan!

Luigis Mansion Haunted Hijinks, almost the only reason you need to be excited for Nintendo Land

Jaded, cynical, a big fat loser. Those are all words that come to mind when I think about my knee jerk reaction to Nintendo’s press conference earlier today. Simply put, the Wii U, and more specifically, Nintendo Land needs to be played before it is understood. Although the game is indeed a mini-game collection, there was just a magic about using the Wii U GamePad for the first time in new a...

Nintendo roundtable liveblog! Keep it locked right here!

Just got seated at the Nintendo event this evening, and folks, you’re not going to want to miss this! Coverage will begin shortly.

E3 adventures! Straight from the show floor

So far so good in the land of Nintendo. After a little wait, I have finally gotten hands on with the entire Nintendo Land lineup here at E3 2012. I must say, I judged too soon. the game will most certainly be a killer app, and will get people used to the Wii U GamePad. I am on my way to try out all the third party offerings, so keep up with me on Twitter (@infendo_eugene) for up to the second upda...