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The World of Nintendo got a little bit bigger today as gaming’s most nostalgic company announced a bevvy of new titles for both of their hardware platform. Nintendo are not taking this console generation fight sitting down, and the Japanese developer came out in full force during their 50-minute, nontraditional E3 presentation this morning, which showcased a host of games, some already announced, some only alluded to, and some completely new. Here’s the rundown of the basics if you happened to miss their showcase early this morning.
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By Joseph Leray

Nintendo are dutifully releasing new trailers for games discussed in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct broadcast, including one for Monolith Soft’s mysterious, unnamed new game.

The trailer starts out normally enough -- a guy with a huge sword, running along the beach -- until the timpani rolls and a brontosaurus gets chopped in half. The rest of the trailer is a montage of shooting rockets at giant spiders and flying around in mechsuits, set to the most bombastic piece of orchestral music I’ve heard in a while. Those French horn swells get the blood excited, and I feel like I can face any dinosaur challengers.
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Many Wii U owners (myself included) have quickly become frustrated by the time it takes to load games and move between menus on Nintendo's new console. Thankfully, Nintendo is well aware of just how annoyed we are, and they're saying two newly announced system updates will fix the problem. Read More...

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Yoshi, the world's favorite green dinosaur, hasn't starred in his own console game since "Yoshi's Story" launched on Nintendo 64 back in 1998. However, Nintendo revealed this morning that all of that is about to change, confirming a brand new Yoshi game for Wii U is currently in development. Read More...

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During this morning's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that a new 3D Mario game for Wii U is currently in development. It was also announced that a Wii U Mario Kart game is currently in the works, and both will be playable at this year's E3. Read More...

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Nintendo has confirmed that a system update planned for Spring 2013 will bring the Virtual Console to Wii U. The service will launch right after the spring update, bringing a selection of NES and SNES games to Nintendo's newest console. Read More...

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