June 2, 2009

E3 Day 2 rap-up

Jesus, what a day! I'm worn out from watching press conferences.

First, was Nintendo:
  • Nintendo's got a crazy new finger sensor thing that measures your pulse. Just what I always dreamed of with my games!
  • Nintendo is still very casual, but it's nice that they had a section highlighting The Conduit, Resident Evil, and Dead Space for the core gamers.
  • Wii motion plus is coming... still.
  • New Golden Sun for the DS and Final Fantasy for the Wii. That's good, right?
  • This game actually looks good. COP: The Recruit for the DS. Open world and GTA style. Sweet!
  • New Mario game is... New Super Mario Bros Wii with four player support. Whoohoo.
  • But wait, there's more Mario! It's... the new Mario and Luigi game. Ok, so it's finally coming to America. That's nice.
  • What's that you say, more Mario? Oh, it's a new Mario vs. DK game for the DSi download service. It has a level editor.
  • You can't be serious? Even more Mario!? It couldn't possib- OH. MY. GOD. IT'S MARIO GALAXY 2! That's the first time ever two 3D Mario games will be released on the same console. Strangely, it's also the first time a 3D Mario game has had a direct sequel. I hope it's different enough from the first. Usually, every Mario game since 64 has tried to raise the bar from the last.
  • Ok, one final announcement. It's a collaboration with 3rd party. Whoa. It's Team Ninja. What is this? Zelda!? No, it's in space now. Star Fox? Holy pumpernickel, it's Metroid! Jesus, it looks awesome!
  • Nintendo made my day and, quite possibly, the entire show for me!
Next was Sony:
  • Demo of Uncharted 2. Looks to play like Gears. Also, what the hell is with all these games with characters climbing walls!? Sweet demo, though. Very action-packed. Probably the best one so far.
  • Lot's of random stats! More PSN content, Home is still depressing.
  • MAG demoed in real time. Impressive amount of players, but the game doesn't look all that fun. Interesting it'll be out this fall. Wasn't it only announced a year ago?
  • Oh joy Grand Turismo for PSP. By the way GT5 is still coming... eventually.
  • PSP Go announced officially. It's going to cost $250!? Seriously!? Why the hell would I buy a stripped down version of a PSP, which has a larger screen, for so much more money. Screw that!
  • Project Trico shown. Big surprises, people. It's officially called The Last Guardian. Trailer is similar, but updated. New gamplay. Looks sweet. No date.
  • MGS: Peace Walker (which most certainly was not leaked yesterday) officially announced for the PSP. Long winded trailer shown with lots of Snake creeping about in a crouch. Out next year.
  • New FFXIII trailer. Wait, what's this? HOLY HELL IT'S FFIVX! Oh wait, it's an MMO. Whatever.
  • Hm, PS3 motion controller. Looks impressive (though a bit silly) although I don't think it's much different from the Wii motion controls besides having a camera. It'll be out next spring.
  • Assassin's Creed 2 demo is sweet.
  • God of War 3 demo is also sweet.
  • No slim PS3. How dare you lie to me Internets!
  • Mod Nation Racer looks pretty cool. Let's you build your own everything in a racing game.
  • New game from Rockstar called Agent. That's about all we know beyond it being exclusive.
Video soon.

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