Day 2 of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show, or E3 2010, continued Tuesday morning at the Los Angeles Convention center, with gaming big-names like Nintendo bringing their latest creations to the stage.
Nintendo North America's president and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime presented on behalf of the company at the Nokia Theater this afternoon, revealing new wireless Wii motion controls for the game Zelda, as well as Mario Sports Mix, which is set to release in 2011.
"Last year, you heard a rumor that Wii momentum was starting the wane," Fils Aime commented. "Then we set a record last year for the most sales of a single system in a single month. You heard that Wii owners don't buy games, but more Wii games have been bought than for any other system. More consumers intend to buy a Wii in the next six months than the other two systems combined."
Nintendo introduced Wii Party mini-games; Just Dance 2, which is set to release in fall of 2010 with over 40 new tracks and dance moves, and will allow for up to eight-player gaming; Golden Sun: Dark Dawn for Nintendo DS; GoldenEye for Wii, set to hit stores during the holiday season; Metroid, which will release August 31st; Donkey Kong Country Returns, due out this holiday season; and more.
Warren Spector and Adam Creighton from Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) also took the stage to unveil Disney Epic Mickey, a new side-scrolling 3D game with 2D animated cut-away scenes from classic Disney characters.
One of Nintendo's most-anticipated announcements was its Nintendo 3DS - "A solution that lets you take 3D with you wherever you go, with ample game content at the outset, and best of all: no glasses," explained Fils Aime.
The Nintendo 3DS is equipped with two screens (one of which is 3.5 inches widescreen), a bottom touch screen like the original DS, improved hardware graphics, a slide pad for analog control, an accelerometer, a two-lens camera on the inside that can take 3D pictures, and a gyroscope like Apple Inc's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new iPhone 4.
Users can also watch 3D movies on the gaming system.
"We at Nintendo have launched many hardware systems, but we think we'll enjoy the biggest software support ever... over course, we're working on our own titles at Nintendo," said Nintendo's head engineer Shigeru Miyamoto.
Shares of Disney are trading up 3.09% Tuesday afternoon at $34.98, as are shares of Apple, which are up 1.61% at $258.37.