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Nintendo E3 2011 conference recap: Wii U unveiled

NintendoE311Conf - playwisegaming.comNintendo has finally unveiled their next console, WiiU. This is an entirely new hi-def console with a tablet controller that allows streaming game content. Read the highlights and our entire liveblog of Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference below. If you missed the press conference, you can watch it now on Gamespot.

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E3 2011 predictions and dreams: Nintendo

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It always seems like Nintendo is the biggest wild card at E3. They can completely destroy all hope in their next console or wow everyone with the level of innovation they manage to pack into the hardware. As the oldest player on the block, Nintendo has the farthest to fall from it’s throne made of casual games and ancient franchises. Keep reading to see what playWISE thinks will, should and won’t happen at Nintendo’s E3 2011 press conference.

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The quick skinny: May 15-21

quick skinny - playwisegaming.comPlayWISE doesn’t always have time to report on every piece of game news throughout the week. Unfortunately, there are some weeks we may not have time to post at all. Fear not faithful readers; this week we’re introducing a digest of all the week’s gaming news we deem fit for consumption but were unable to cover throughout the week. Read onward to the first installment of our “Quick Skinny.”

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Zelda smorgasbord: Skyward Sword trailer, later release date, Ocarina screens and mystery project

Several morsels of Zelda information were released during the San Francisco Game Developers Conference 2011 over the last few days, with the most recent being a brand new trailer for the latest Wii game in the franchise, “Skyward Sword.” While the brand-new, gameplay-toting trailer is quite a treat for Zelda fans, the accompanying news is certainly not.

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72-inch painting celebrates 25 years of Zelda

zelda25 - playwisegaming.comBelow is an incredibly detailed 72-inch Zelda painting by Japanese artist Ag+. It was released just in time for the 25th year anniversary of the Zelda franchise, and it contains just about every major character from the series.

It’s worth taking a moment to pick out all the intricately woven details of the piece in remembrance of all the years of gaming  Zelda has provided over the years. After admiring the details, you can see the entire construction of the piece in the included video. All of the characters in the image are listed below; can you find them all?

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Ocarina of Time and other major titles to miss 3DS launch window

Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, broke the sad news to MTV yesterday that some major titles will not be released for the 3DS during the launch window announced at last week’s 3DS press conference.

“Mario, Zelda, all of those titles are coming,” said Fils-Aime. “From our perspective, we like to launch titles when they’re ready. And so they’ll be ready, they’ll be ready soon. Just not in that initial time period of late March to early June.”

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Ocarina of Time 3DS new screens and info

OOT 3DS Art - playwisegaming.comFive new screenshots for the upcoming 3DS remake of  “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” have surfaced on Japanese gaming site Famitsu. Nintendo also held a 3DS demo event today in Japan, announcing that the game would not make it into the launch line-up for the Japanese release of the console on Feb 26.

At this time, it is unknown whether or not it will be available by the American launch date in March, but there is speculation that it will be bundled with the 3DS in America.

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