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E3 Keynote Summary: Nintendo
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Shaun White Snowboarding (Wii)
-Shaun White loves his game
-Balance board works pretty well
-Graphics look nice

Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)
-Comes 2008-No required goals
-24 hours clocks and seasons
-There are cities, with an auction centre, a shop, a beauty salon and academy
-Wii Speak: new microphone that has PS Eye like microphone

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Wii)
-Cartoony style
-Head to head lightsaber duels
-Comes holiday 2008

Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party (Wii)
-Balance board support
-Autumn 2008

Call of Duty: World at War (Wii)
-Wii Zapper used
-Offline Co-op mode
-Still in FPS view

Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS)
-New “Decades” version
-Song sharing between gamers
-Use songs from other versions of the game on Nintendo platforms

Spore: Creatures (DS)
-Creative sharing promised
-Easy to use creature creation
-Streamlined version of PC game

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (DS)
-Comes November 10th 2008

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)
-Set in Liberty City
-Free roaming
-New characters
-New engine
-Comes Winter 2008

Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
-“Wii motion plus” sold with it (more accurate representation of your motion)
-New dog-frisbee game
-Jet-skiing racing game that uses a rev motion from the new mote
-New Kendo (sword) game that allows players to duel
-Spring 2009

Wii Music (Wii)
-Uses wiimote on virtual drum/saxophone
-Make a band using different instruments all played via wiimote/balance board, co-op jam mode
-Easy to use, make your own rhythm
-50 different instruments
-In-game lessons
-Orchestra mode
-Record videos of the performance, make music videos

Overall: Nintendo has pulled a great E3 out of nothing. Wii Music seems to be the highlight, but there is plenty more to be excited about, such as a debut for GTA on the DS and a new Wii Sports game. However, it looks like Nintendo might not have pleased their hardcore audience, with few games of key franchises being announced.


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