Countdown to E3

Relive 2010

With Nintendo’s 2011 E3 Press Conference literally just 16 days away, we thought it’s time to vent some of our immense amounts of excitement with a bit of a countdown to E3. From now until June 7th we’ll be releasing a stream of features, including articles, videos and more, to get us all prepared for E3 2011.

Today we’re kicking things off with a flashback to last years E3 Press Conference from Nintendo, which quite literally stole the show. From the announcement of the 3DS, to returns of Kid Icarus and Donkey Kong Country, to the reveals of Skyward Sword, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, and much more; E3 2010 was a gripping presentation from Nintendo. Even a year later, after I’ve already played so many of the games announced, I still get a thrill out of watching the presentation.

Thanks goes to IGN for these videos which you can watch below. I’ve noted down the times of the major sections for easier navigation, as the full running time is about 80 minutes.

  • Part 1: Intro (0:00) and Skyward Sword (2:15)
  • Part 2: Mario Sports Mix (2:00), Wii Party (5:50), Just Dance 2 (7:15), Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (8:50), Goldeneye 007 (11:00) and Disney Epic Mickey (13:40).
  • Part 3: Kirby’s Epic Yarn (1:50), Dragon Quest IX (4:00), Metroid: Other M (6:00), Donkey Kong Country Returns (8:30) and Nintendo 3DS (9:00).
  • Part 4: Kid Icarus: Uprising (0:15), More 3DS (2:15), Third Party 3DS Lineup (7:00), 3DS, Conclusion and Floor Show Begins (10:50 onwards).

The way Nintendo just skims over a number of titles that they could have really pushed, especially the third-party developer games, is a tribute to the great lineup they had. So is the fact that they held off on the announcement of Ocarina of Time 3D until later in the week. Nintendo didn’t need the greatest game of all time to win 2010’s E3 by a massive margin. I hope you enjoy reliving E3 2010, and be ready for 2011, which is shaping up to be even better.

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