Nintendo Direct - 05.17.2013

New updates for Sonic & Mario, Luigi, Pikmin and more.

Discussion

67 comments
bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I get the feeling that X is gonna be huge for the Wii U. I got high hopes for that game

Zorn_Ate_Thorn
Zorn_Ate_Thorn

Though I'm excited for ACNL, I don't really see anything daring enough to get me. Tell us about the new Fire Emblem!!

Wensea10
Wensea10

Everyone is already familiar with Mario merchandise...Pikmin 3 is the main interesting game here. Let us hope it gets released in July.

renzorxfx
renzorxfx

Ill tell you why more power is useless in consoles. Current Gen of HDTVs are too weak to display the lvl of resolution needed to actually make use of that much power,  hell even games from 2011 will look better on PC than any ps4 game on console for the sole fact that the TV wont display it in the High res that PC can.  WiiU took the right turn making it about the hardware of the controler to make it fun, the problem is that developers need the games to be multiplatform to make profit thats wht its better to make games for ps4/xbox720 than any wii-U game.. regardless of how much better of a game they could make in the wii-U


ultralesus
ultralesus

Game Gear?? Whoo(!).


When are we going to get SNES games on Virtual Console for 3DS? Nintendo really need to up support for their online store.

shiss27
shiss27

That Kung Fu game, YES. Not that its a must have, but that it sets potential to actuality. This is the Wii U gamepad being put to proper use. Great job Nintendo.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

Even with these comments, Nintendo's STILL doing the best in the "console war" atm. They got reserves, and the 3DS is doing so good it might as well be Nintendo's main console right now. I'll bide my time till the Wii U gets some more muscle.

yourmate
yourmate

This is too painful to watch. Why not get an English speaking Executive to present? Reggie? Nintendo fail.

psuedospike
psuedospike

Did Iwata get punched in the left eye?

thead420
thead420

sony and Microsoft are moving too fast developers are only just now able to take full advantage of the current gen systems they need to put the new consoles on the back burner and stop trying to suck every wallet they see dry

thead420
thead420

the only thing wrong with the wii u is the lack of developer support.

javalino
javalino

new sonic, luigi , and plikmin !!. this will save Nintendo for sure!!! I am very excited!!!! god praise Nintendo. Mario  i love you!!!   <<==  This is a fanboy talking.  Actually its all bulls**t

ArcoJawa
ArcoJawa

Whats wrong with Iwata's left eye?

eze_sl89
eze_sl89

nice try nintendo, you still arent getting my money

diabolik_023
diabolik_023

nintendo is in agony and seems a lot of people have no fucking ideea about what to do... is like they are stuck with 30 years in the past.

 WE ARE FUKING BORED WITH MARIO AND ALL THAT SHIT , CAN'T YOU THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE ?

forcesofhabit
forcesofhabit

This isn't necessarily proof they don't have anything new to show. While I am disappointed with the presentation, I don't think it's a wise idea to show off anything to "WOW!" people just yet. They need to save it for E3, the big question is if they really do have the killer titles to show. No one really knows, but the next two months will be the deciding factor if the Wii U will really work out or not.

ShiroKuro91
ShiroKuro91

pikmin looks good

next zelda please

by the way good presentation as always

DeadlyMustard
DeadlyMustard

Sad sad sad. I wonder if there will ever be a nintendo console I actually want to buy again...

ewjiml
ewjiml

@renzorxfx 

"Ill tell you why more power is useless in consoles." 

 Once again, another delusional fanboy.  The more power a console has, the better games can get.  That means it can use Direct X 11 effects such as ambient occlusion, tessellation, anti-aliasing, post-processing, mip-mapping, etc. 

Also, the fact that the Wii U has an awesome graphics card but a terrible CPU is evident in Lego City Undercover.  While the textures are nice, the game itself suffers from serious slowdown / loading issues, which is directly related to its "power." LC is an open-world game that requires lots of computing power.  Resolution is ONLY one part of the puzzle.  You are just too stupid to realize the significance of Nintendo having a Power PC 750. 

snova9308
snova9308

@renzorxfx

resolutions are not the only thing that requires graphic processing power

do you think that a computer that runs lowest setting metro in 1080p is the same with one that runs it on max settings in 1080p?

ever hear about a little thing called anti aliasing? tessellation? post processing effects? anisotropic filtering?

everything requires processing power. and if you think the only thing that requires processing power is simple screen size, you really need to do some homework. or maybe this is just another one of those delusional excuses of why the Wii U isn't a failure, and you are just trying to convince yourself with your own bulls**t, and in that case, I just pity you.

AzatiS
AzatiS

@chipwithdip  

Stop excusing Wii U sales by coming with 3DS arguments.

3DS is NOT a console and it never was nor will ever be. If thats all you have to say ( Nintendo winning console war because of 3DS ) then ... no offense , but you remind me of a fanboy. Face the reality ..


By that logic Sony is the winner of current console war ( without " " " ) because PS2 still sales !!!! And its a console ... Its that a valid argument to justify PS3 sales... i think not.

Vinomadd2012
Vinomadd2012

@thead420 Yeah, but don't tell that to the pc owners who have computers capable of graphics that put what the ps4 will do to shame. They're real committed to the lie. How dare Sony put out such a powerful system with a mid level graphic processor from 2009?

grnsuperman4
grnsuperman4

@thead420 PSN and XBox Marketplace have been fairly successful and lucrative for game developing companies. It's also brought independent developers to consoles. They have a market now to bring their product to the consumer. Big developers have taken advantage of DLC offerings and it's almost uncommon to see big titles not have DLC. Developers also rely(too heavily in my opinion) on the ability to release update patches after a game is released. The standard and most purchased Wii U has an 8GB Hard Drive. Yes, there is a more expensive model that has a bigger hard drive and you can even buy externals. But, developers know that the 8GB will be the most common and the majority of people won't get an external. So why develop games for a console that has little room for DLC or updates? Why develop a game for a system you can't sell digital copies for?

Vinland_Fighter
Vinland_Fighter

@diabolik_023 Bored with Mario? Tons of gamers would like to see Mario, Zelda, Metroid, DK and such on their favorite consoles... but not on a Nintendo system. They are not stuck in the past, they just have a very bad marketing plan and a stupid name for this system. The Wii U is not bad, but seriously they need to do something bigger than what they've done so far. No more "side scroller platforming"... enough with this. We need an actual 3D platforming adventure, we need shooters and kart racing games... Well something that will cause some kind of a "WOW factor".

grnsuperman4
grnsuperman4

@forcesofhabit Some day I will get a Wii U. In about 6-8 years when I can get it cheap and get Zelda cheap. I'm not spending a lot of money on a Zelda Box.

Vinomadd2012
Vinomadd2012

@forcesofhabit Anyone who expected a "wow" display are completely out of their tree. Every publisher, for the entire history of video games has always saved their A game for holiday season. You will be lucky to see ANYTHING about the coming big titles before July or August. And don't hold your breath on Zelda Wii U. The fact that the Windwaker HD product wasn't even mentione dhere strongly suggests a holiday release. Nintendo is not going to release two Zelda games at the same time. Zelda Wii U wont see the light of day until holiday season 2014.

grbolivar
grbolivar

@DeadlyMustard The N64 was the last Nintendo console I bought, and only to play 3 games: Mario 64, Zelda OoT and Zelda MM, and I got REALLY mad when Nintendo made me spend $30 on a useless Expansion Pack in order to play MM....

Ghost-11-
Ghost-11-

@ewjiml @renzorxfx Why do people have to make a competition out of everything. 

(1) PC gaming is the best graphical experience you can have while at home. There is significant empirical evidence which suggests this. So if you're going to drop $300-$400 on a gaming console why not build a gaming PC and actually learn about some of the terms you're regurgitating.

Arguing the limitations of the Wii U compared to other gaming consoles is like arguing how your Honda Civic is faster than the other guy's Hyundai when a Ferrari is being sold down the street for the same price. 

(2) The point that @renzorxfx is trying to make is that the Nintendo Wii U offers a different kind of gaming experience and that graphical supremacy is not necessary to give customers a great gaming experience.  Different demographics like different things. 

For example, I own a PS3. I play all the time but my girlfriend won't touch the thing. Last month I bought a Nintendo Wii U and now I'm telling her to get off the TV for once. 


snaketus
snaketus

@Vinomadd2012 @Killingjoke_666 Maybe he can't demonstrate his japansese to  you, but he's still right about this. Would be easier to watch if they simply used subtitles or native english speaker, hell even dubbed would be better.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

@AzatiS That argument made ZERO sense.

-PS2 isn't this gen.

-3DS is an example because it's CURRENTLY selling VERY WELL and making A TON OF MONEY. Sony has the Vita. How's that going? Awful. They're handheld consoles, but they're still consoles.

-The Wii U is having a slow start just like the 3DS did...and the PS3 (ironic huh?). It's either gonna pick up or slack off, but give it time to get some bigger titles on there before writing off Nintendo for dead (cause trust me, it ain't the first time dudes on this site did that). 

Nightrunner0007
Nightrunner0007

@AzatiS Your argument makes even less sense than his...by your logic, we may as well throw in the NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, and Wii's sales.  Hell, why don't we throw in GB, GBA, GBC, and DS sales while we are at it?  Nintendo has plenty of money, granted...their current lineup for the WiiU is a bit weak, but once that console gets some "legs" it will be fine.  Also, I feel the reality of consoles is shifting to a mobile market.  Nvidia even recently announced that the next gen of smartphones will be just as powerful, if not more, than the next gen of consoles.  It is unfair to judge any company by it's sales of one of their products...look at the big picture

SaberStrike
SaberStrike

@Vinomadd2012 @yourmate 

I love the assumption here... nowhere in his comment did @yourmate say AMERICANS. He said English. Saturo Iwata was giving this announcement in English, for all English speaking people... so maybe they (Nintendo) could have helped him a little to push it along a little smoother.

I am sure he gave the same, or a very similar, announcement in Japanese, to Japanese speaking people, and it was smooth and flawless.


Vinomadd2012
Vinomadd2012

@Vinland_Fighter @diabolik_023 I like Mario and Zelda, but they're no longer system sellers. They've recycled the formulas one too many times. However, I'd point that same figure at both SOny and Microsoft as well. Each console has it's cool IPs...but at this point, I don't see anything that makes me go "I've got to have that system" over one of the others.

SiLi34
SiLi34

@Vinland_Fighter @diabolik_023 

I very much enjoy nearly all of the Nintendo's first party titles (Mario, Zelda, Metroid, DK) and buy their hardware specifically to play those offerings.  Since we're at the beginning of the Wii U console's life, there's no doubt that we'll get some new offerings such as Super Mario Galaxy Universe, Metroid Prime 4, Mario Kart U, etc.  We already know that a new Zelda is in the works.  I would buy Nintendo hardware for Zelda alone!  When you look at the hundreds of thousands of posts in MiiVerse, you can see that those that have bought a Wii U are extremely happy with it.  There's something about Nintendo's originality and mood created by their titles that are unlike anything else.  As with any new console, it just needs time to grow up.

Overkillhazard
Overkillhazard

@grbolivar The expansion pack was the reason that Majora's Mask had a much better draw distance than Ocarina of Time, among other graphical improvements (like Link's character model becoming less blocky [though only somewhat]).  Compare Ocarina and Majora's Mask side by side, and it should become noticable (especially in large open areas).

Chaceace100
Chaceace100

@grbolivar Hate you missed out on all of the other great games on N64 like Paper Mario, Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye. ect..

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

@grbolivar Wow, way to contradict the term "useless" when you noted a game that NEEDED it. It's not the only game either.

REQUIRED:

Perfect Dark (to get the campaign)

Donkey Kong 64

Optional, but recommended:

Gauntlet Legends

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

Star Wars Episode I: Racer

007: The World is Not Enough

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

@AzatiS Wow, where are these likes coming from? This isn't even good business sense.

-Nintendo realizes that their console is dying, and its hardware is too weak to keep up. They go next gen early to keep from getting in some deep financial bs.

-Sony's been losing millions...and they throw more money into the PS3 anyway when they should be focusing on prepping up the PS4 to take over.

Also note: Nintendo isn't anything more than "gaming". Sony makes other hardware besides games. Sony's game division hasn't put up profits IN YEARS. Nintendo as a company HAS. So how are you "winning the console wars" when you still haven't even made one freaking cent from your games division? IN YEARS?

Just keep hating with those 3 D-riders liking everything you type.

killa32130
killa32130

@AzatiS The Wii-U is still young, less then a year old. The Ps3 launch was far worse, few games, bare-bones online plus it was $500-600. Yet the Ps3 is doing okay now.

Considering Nintendo hasn't put out any big 1st party games, 3.45 units sold isn't bad. During E3 we'll get a good idea of what games will be coming out and what they look like, excited to see Retro studios secret project.

People should stop jumping to conclusions, and no i don't own a Wii-u because i am never a early adopter of any kind of electronics.

As for the 3DS/Vita not being a console, well its a device built for gaming with online capabilities & apps

Its still a console, just scaled down. Kinda like Desktop vs Laptop.

Bane_09
Bane_09

You are so full of sh*t, wii wasnt abandoned in the last years, ever heard of skyward sword you moron? And whats with all this deep waters crap? The console just launched not that long ago and you are already shouting that the sky is falling. Get some common sense please

AzatiS
AzatiS

@AzatiS 

Do you even read  that i said its NOT a valid argument  or not ?... Wii U is in deep ...waters and its a console. 3DS is a handheld.  Theres no point to compare apples with oranges.

I dont see where you disagree with me here... 

As of the big picture , i saw a company which had MAJOR losses out of its console and as a whole , for more of 8 BILLION in total ( sony ) the last 6 years,supports its console like no other company even as we speak... Full support !!

When Nintendo let Wii die prematurely when at least the last 2 years of its life , support was almost non existant... when Wii sold x2 what PS3 did for example...

So dont talk to me about the big picture and coming with Nintendo as an example... Nintendo was once the pinnacle of gaming with consoles like SNES/NES but thats it. 

If Miyamoto ever leave company... oh boy..