Nintendo Impresses, I Expresses

Nintendo showed up in a big way last week and I wanted to give my thoughts. No one cares? Yerp. But I need that quest. 
 

1. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  
This was probably the biggest announcement for me at the Nintendo press conference. I marked out hard when I saw that my favorite 2-D platformer was returning and it was being developed by the fine folks at Retro Studios. Just like what Nintendo did with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you take an old, proven formula that people know and love, add a fresh coat of paint, and tweak the gameplay a bit. Everything is looking great so far, but how about that music? Well according to an interview with Satoru Iwata it looks like the original stuff will be returning! Very exciting stuff.
 
2. Kirby's Epic Yarn
 
Kirby is finally returning to his roots and he's doing it with style. After years of appearing in some fairly lackluster titles it's good to see he's getting the proper treatment. The overall look of this game is unlike anything we have ever seen and the way Kirby interacts with the enviornment with his yarn is very clever, like pulling a zipper to reveal a hidden door. Here's hoping King Dedede makes an appearance.
 
3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  
We all knew it was coming and after the announcement at E3 the reactions seem to be split. I'm in the camp that was impressed and I'm excited to play the final game when it comes out sometime in 2011. Despite the botched stage demo, thinking about a Zelda that game utilizes Motion Plus technology is very exciting stuff. If the archery and sword fighting mini-games found in Wii Sports Resort are any indication we're in for one hell of a treat. 
 
4. Nintendo 3DS
 
HEY NINTENDO! HERE YOU CAN HAVE MY MONIES!
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Nintendo showed up in a big way last week and I wanted to give my thoughts. No one cares? Yerp. But I need that quest. 
 

1. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  
This was probably the biggest announcement for me at the Nintendo press conference. I marked out hard when I saw that my favorite 2-D platformer was returning and it was being developed by the fine folks at Retro Studios. Just like what Nintendo did with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you take an old, proven formula that people know and love, add a fresh coat of paint, and tweak the gameplay a bit. Everything is looking great so far, but how about that music? Well according to an interview with Satoru Iwata it looks like the original stuff will be returning! Very exciting stuff.
 
2. Kirby's Epic Yarn
 
Kirby is finally returning to his roots and he's doing it with style. After years of appearing in some fairly lackluster titles it's good to see he's getting the proper treatment. The overall look of this game is unlike anything we have ever seen and the way Kirby interacts with the enviornment with his yarn is very clever, like pulling a zipper to reveal a hidden door. Here's hoping King Dedede makes an appearance.
 
3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  
We all knew it was coming and after the announcement at E3 the reactions seem to be split. I'm in the camp that was impressed and I'm excited to play the final game when it comes out sometime in 2011. Despite the botched stage demo, thinking about a Zelda that game utilizes Motion Plus technology is very exciting stuff. If the archery and sword fighting mini-games found in Wii Sports Resort are any indication we're in for one hell of a treat. 
 
4. Nintendo 3DS
 
HEY NINTENDO! HERE YOU CAN HAVE MY MONIES!