E3, Day Two!

heh heh...
heh heh...I totally know the perfect game for this controller.

So what happened today at E3 in Las Vegas?  How about two more press conferences from the other two big gaming companies, Sony and Nintendo?  Was anything interesting announced?  Well, let’s see….

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • The Wii Vitality
  • Wii Fit Plus
  • Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • The Last Guardian
  • God of War III’s release date
  • The PSP Go
  • Agent, from Rockstar North
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Playstation 3’s motion controller
  • and more!

Check after the jump for the best of what you need to know!

Super Mario Galaxy to have 90% new levels
As opposed to 100%?  According to Shigeru Miyamoto, “the original plan was to ‘essentially create new variations of the worlds in Super Mario Galaxy.’ But, over time, the developers have had so many ideas that Miyamoto estimates that 90% of the game’s levels are all knew. The rest, he said, are levels from the original Mario Galaxy with different objectives.” (Kotaku) So…we’re not getting ripped off, and that’s news?

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Wii Vitality totally makes me want to say bad things.
And not just about being a complete waste of time.  Apparently, you attach it to your Wiimote and it’s supposed to make games better somehow.  I’m guessing we’ll see scary games that “based the scares on your heart rate.”  Either that, or it’ll be incorporated into Wii Fit Plus.  Either way, this seems like a waste of money.

Stick your finger in it!
Stick your finger in it!

Super Mario Bros.Wii
I don’t know…nothing negative to say about this one just yet :-).  It seems like it could be a lot of fun – it’s essentially taking the original Super Mario Bros, mixing in the four player mechanic of Super Smash Bros, and voila!  A new side-scrolling classic?  We’ll see.

Super Mario Bros.Wii
Super Mario Bros.Wii

The Last Guardian
Team Ico, the guys behind Shadow of the Colossus, unveiled official footage of The Last Guardian, coming to the Ps3 later this year.  Not too much info yet on this one.

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The Last Guardian, from Team Ico

Secret…agent man!  Secret…agent man!
Rockstar North is creating a Ps3-exclusive game known only as Agent.  What’s it about?  “Agent takes players on a paranoid journey into the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political assassinations during the height of the Cold War at the end of the 1970s.” (Kotaku)

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Agent, from Rockstar North

God of War III is coming…
in March 2010.  Oh well.  No Kratos this Kristmas.

God of War III
God of War III

Sony’s new motion controller looks like bollocks…
Bet you they feel pretty stupid after Microsoft’s Natal presentation the other day.  Oops.  This very Wii-ish accessory includes two wands, and apparently has a very impressive level of precision.

The new Ps3 Motion Controller
The new Ps3 Motion Controller

The PSP is Go!
Another new Sony PSP?  Seriously?  Try harder Sony – doesn’t seem like any announcements made today are “blow your socks off” worthy.  The new PSP Go is a smaller PSP that resembles a cell-phone, really.  So it’ll become even harder for dudes with fat fingers to play their games.  Check out more at Kotaku here and a hand-on impression here.

Team Ninja is working on the next Metroid game…
Yes, I said the guys who did the excellent Ninja Gaiden series are working on the next Wii-exclusive Metroid game, Other M. And it looks KICK @$$.  More screens here.

Metroid: Other M
Metroid: Other M

Perfect Dark is Coming to XBLA this Winter…
According to a Twitter post from Microsoft’s Larry Hyb.  Supposedly, it’ll run in 1080p.  Nice…

Perfect Dark is coming later this year to Xbox Live
Perfect Dark is coming later this year to Xbox Live

Check out even more stores at Gamespot!

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