TGS: Nintendo Talks 3DS, Monster Hunter, But No Wii U
Nintendo has officially kicked off Tokyo Games Show 2011 with a conference that was 3DS-heavy, with both Miyamoto and Iwata promising to turn the fortune of the handheld.
The Legend of Zelda
Nintendo also showcased a new live gameplay demo of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, played onstage by Miyamoto. It also looks set to be a worthy installment to the series.
Miyamoto also revealed that a DSiWare release of superb Game Boy Advance title The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords would be making its way to the online store sometime later this year.
The biggest announcement was that Monster Hunter 4, the next true sequel in Capcom’s series, would be 3DS-exclusive, and it looks bloody brilliant too.
Also shown were Super Mario 3D Land, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario Kart 7, Mario Tennis and Paper Mario, in what was a strong showing of Mario-verse titles for the system.
Iwata also unveiled a brand new ‘Misty Pink’ 3DS model, as a bid to encourage more female gamers to check out the handheld, as well as the oddly titled gam from Level-5, Girl’s RPG.
title, as well as the 3DS iteration of Animal Crossing. Looking to the 2012 release slate, Iwata also revealed that Kid Icarus: Uprising had slipped to next year. Bad times.
The 3DS seems to be getting more third-party support as well, with the announcement of a new Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games title for 2012, as well Dynasty Warriors Versus, Fire Emblem, and Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, a new RPG from Square Enix.
Also revealed were Gundam Age, and SD Gundam G Generation 3D, as well as a new, but fleeting mention of Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater.
Finally, both Resident Evil: Revelations and Ace Combat: 3D Cross Rumble were briefly shown.
Meanwhile on Wii, Iwata namedropped plenty of titles on the horizon, such as new Pokémon offshoot, PokéPark 2: Beyond the World, Dragon Quest X, Go Vacation and Just Dance Wii.
Keep your eyes peeled for more TGS 2011 information as it happens.