Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011

Family Fishing Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: TYP explored the waterways of XSEED and Prope's resort island in an early demo build. Did he find a new favorite fishing spot? Read to find out! ...

by Michael Cole - July 25, 2011

Kirby Mass Attack Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Are ten Kirbys better than one?...

by Aaron Kaluszka - July 17, 2011

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Kirby returns to form(s) along with his friends....

by Aaron Kaluszka - July 17, 2011

Solatorobo: Red the Hunter Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Smashing enemies with a robot never felt this good... or furry....

by James Jones - June 24, 2011

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: This clever toy-based game looks promising....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 22, 2011

The Hidden Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Yet another AR ghost-hunting game....

by Aaron Kaluszka - June 19, 2011

Crush 3D Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Solve puzzles by crushing the puny third dimension into two!...

by Michael Cole - June 18, 2011

Centipede: Infestation Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Arcade updates are getting interesting; WayForward turns Atari's Centipede into a twin-stick shooter....

by Aaron Kaluszka - June 18, 2011

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Preview

Luigi is back with more ghost busting shenanigans....

by Nicholas Bray - June 13, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Here's how Zelda will prevent MotionPlus exhaustion....

by Jonathan Metts - June 12, 2011

Wii U Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: It's innovation in my hands!...

by James Jones - June 11, 2011

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: How does the New Controller work?...

by Aaron Kaluszka - June 11, 2011

Kid Icarus: Uprising Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Another new mode for Kid Icarus - automatic card battles....

by Aaron Kaluszka - June 11, 2011

Frogger 3D Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Extreme Frogger?!...

by Aaron Kaluszka - June 11, 2011

Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: I have crushed my own children; I no idea what any of this is....

by James Jones - June 10, 2011

New Super Mario Bros. U Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Yes, it's New Super Mario Bros. with Miis....

by Aaron Kaluszka - June 10, 2011

Tetris: Axis Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: The blocks keep falling....

by Aaron Kaluszka - June 10, 2011

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: This game uses the 3DS IR port....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 10, 2011

Mario Kart 7 Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Neal offers his thoughts on Nintendo's next kart racer....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 10, 2011

FIFA Soccer 12 Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: This might be the best soccer game on the system when it comes out....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 10, 2011

Mutant Mudds Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: If you wanted Virtual Boy Wario Land on the system, this is pretty much it....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 10, 2011

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: How does Snake's move to 3D stack up at E3?...

by James Jones - June 9, 2011

Go Vacation Preview

Wii would like more party games....

by Nathan Mustafa - June 9, 2011

Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Make new friends, but keep the old....

by Nathan Mustafa - June 9, 2011

Kirby Mass Attack Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Kirby reaches critical mass on the E3 showroom floor....

by Michael Cole - June 9, 2011

Driver: Renegade Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Drive cars, chase cars, blow cars up....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 9, 2011

Star Fox 64 3D Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Shoot at the faces of your friends locally in 3D!...

by Neal Ronaghan - June 9, 2011

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online Preview

Ubisoft's squad shooter hopes to make smart use of the Wii U's new controller and online system....

by James Jones - June 9, 2011

Fortune Street Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Mario and Bowser talk financial smack in this board game....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 9, 2011

Killer Freaks from Outer Space Preview

Ubisoft's Wii U launch title has gyro controls and an RTS-esque multiplayer mode....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 8, 2011

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: It's Ace Combat, in 3D!...

by James Jones - June 8, 2011

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: A bit less Layton-like than it seems....

by James Jones - June 8, 2011

Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: It's a new Harvest Moon! Will there be farming?...

by Nathan Mustafa - June 8, 2011

Rhythm Heaven Fever Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Slicing demons with the beat, now on the big screen....

by James Jones - June 8, 2011

Kid Icarus: Uprising Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: You're not ready for multiplayer yet....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 8, 2011

Measure Up Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Use your stylus and draw on Wii U....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 8, 2011

Wii U Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: How was that Zelda video? Simply put, it was sublime....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 8, 2011

Battle Mii Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Morph balls, space ships, and blasters, oh my!...

by Michael Cole - June 8, 2011

The Legend of Zelda HD Experience Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Nothing more than an interactive video, but it sure was pretty....

by James Jones - June 8, 2011

Chase Mii Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: It's like Pac-Man Vs., but you might actually have the equipment to play it!...

by Neal Ronaghan - June 7, 2011

Wii U Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: So, about that controller......

by Neal Ronaghan - June 7, 2011

Kirby Mass Attack Preview

Mass Kirby attack incoming!...

by Nicholas Bray - June 7, 2011

Shield Pose Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: The Wii U controller becomes your last line of defense against the vicious pirate ghosts....

by James Jones - June 7, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: I rode a bird. Then I met Zelda....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 7, 2011

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Four-player Kirby with super powers is the bomb....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 7, 2011

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: The 3DS is visited by the ghost of GameCube games past....

by James Jones - June 7, 2011

Super Mario 3D Land Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Tanooki suit, weird blocks, and a returning miniboss. Word....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 7, 2011

The Downfall of Ubisoft on Wii U

We're at the end of this chapter of Nintendo and Ubisoft's relationship and the state of major third parties on Wii U is troubling....

by Neal Ronaghan - December 1, 2014

BLOG: Does Assassin's Creed III on Wii U Tease the Wii U's Release Date?

It's coming out for other systems in October. Will it be on Wii U at the same time?...

by Neal Ronaghan - March 5, 2012

The Year in Review: 2011: Games and Marriage

NWR's Director became Director, got hitched, and played some video games in 2011....

by Neal Ronaghan - January 21, 2012

INTERVIEW: Nintendo Interview with Marc Franklin

Our E3 2011 interview goes over Nintendo's Wii U plans....

by Aaron Kaluszka, Neal Ronaghan, and Jared Rosenberg - June 25, 2011

BLOG: Letter From The Director: E3'd

These will be weekly, I swear....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 20, 2011

E3 Awards 2011: Weirdest E3 Experience

This game is weird....

by James Jones - June 16, 2011

E3 Awards 2011: Non-Nintendo-Made Wii Game of Show (That Was Playable)

There weren't many....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 16, 2011

E3 Awards 2011: Non-Nintendo-Made 3DS Game of Show

There were a few really good third-party 3DS games....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 16, 2011

E3 Awards 2011: E3 Hidden Gem

You likely didn't play this game on the show floor. It is also likely awesome....

by Jonathan Metts - June 16, 2011

E3 Awards 2011: Best Wii U Experience

Which Wii U experience rocked our worlds?...

by Neal Ronaghan - June 16, 2011

E3 Awards 2011: Wii Game of Show

This weak category still has some good titles....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 16, 2011

E3 Awards 2011: 3DS Game of Show

A long-awaited sequel takes the cake on 3DS....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 16, 2011

ROUNDTABLE: E3 2011 Roundtable: Sony and Microsoft's Effect

Join us in our discussion of whether the PS Vita and Kinect are a threat to the Wii U....

by Andy Goergen - June 13, 2011

BLOG: Miyamoto Opening Treasure Chest and E3 is Over Video

Shigeru Miyamoto having fun with the orchestra and NWR saying goodbye from the show floor.  ...

by Jared Rosenberg - June 11, 2011

BLOG: Is the Name Really That Bad?

The reaction to the Wii U name seems way out of proportion....

by J.P. Corbran - June 9, 2011

BLOG: Nintendo E3 2011 Roundtable #2 Liveblog

In an unprecedented second roundtable, even more developers speak....

by Jonathan Metts - June 8, 2011

BLOG: Wii U Is Bigger Than It Seems

The Wii U was visible in a mock living room setup, and is surprisingly large....

by Michael Cole - June 8, 2011

BLOG: Five Things I Want From Wii U

We've seen it... now what do we do with it?...

by Andy Goergen - June 8, 2011

BLOG: My Thoughts: Two Wii U Controllers at Once Possible?

There are some hints the Wii U might only support one of the new controllers at any one time. What would that mean for the world of Nintendo gaming?...

by Carmine Red - June 8, 2011

BLOG: Nintendo E3 2011 Roundtable #1 Liveblog

Follow the latest revelations from Nintendo's developers....

by Jonathan Metts - June 7, 2011

How To Transfer Your DSiWare Games To Your 3DS

Perplexed? Wonder no more....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 7, 2011

BLOG: Nintendo E3 Presentation Liveblog and Stream

Join us live for Nintendo's grand unveiling of their next console!...

by Aaron Kaluszka and Jonathan Metts - June 6, 2011

BLOG: Companies Care Not For Nintendo

EA and Ubisoft had their big blow-outs, and they never mentioned Nintendo....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 6, 2011

BLOG: Shut Out by Ubisoft, 3D Images Provided

Apparently having pre-registered does not matter to Ubisoft....

by James Jones - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center: Animal Crossing 3D

Can a change in dimension inspire a revolution in the Animal Crossing franchise?...

by Pedro Hernandez - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center: Star Fox 64 3D

One of the best N64 games ever sees new life on the 3DS....

by Pedro Hernandez - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center: Kid Icarus: Uprising

Pit apologized for the wait last year, now he's ready to rumble!...

by Andrew Brown - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center: Professor Layton 4 & 5

The biggest puzzle of all is where these games are hiding....

by Andrew Brown - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center: Paper Mario 3D

Mario prepares for folding fun for the fourth time....

by Andrew Brown - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center: Mario Kart 3D

Get ready to race in the third dimension!...

by Andrew Brown - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center: Super Mario 3D

This game promises the revival of a classic power-up....

by Andrew Brown - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Link's next big adventure will take the series to new (literal) heights....

by Andrew Brown - June 6, 2011

PrE3 Information Center

Let's get our facts straight: here's what we know before E3 hits!...

by Andrew Brown - June 6, 2011

Project Café Game Concepts: Animal Crossing Café

What are the possibilities of Animal Crossing on Café?...

by Carmine Red - June 3, 2011

BLOG: Project Café Controller Features Cut-Out Guide

Place your bets now on what features the controller will have using this handy cut-out-and-keep guide!...

by James Charlton - June 3, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: Zach's E3 Predictions

Please remind me why I bought a 3DS....

by - June 2, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: Kevin's Predictions

Why be safe? Project Cafe is what it's all about....

by Kevin Buikema - June 2, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: Pedro's Predictions

It's all about Project Cafe for Pedro....

by Pedro Hernandez - June 2, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: Nick's Predictions

New F-Zero for 3DS? Yes Please!...

by Nicholas Bray - June 2, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: Billy's Predictions

Our erstwhile director gives us a different take on Nintendo predictions....

by Billy Berghammer - June 2, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: Andy's Predictions

Evil returns to Nintendo's home console....

by Andy Goergen - June 2, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: TYP's Predictions

Get your stream-of-consciousness, unfounded predictions right here!...

by Michael Cole - June 2, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions: Neal's Predictions

My big money prediction? F-Zero 3DS from Nd Cube....

by Neal Ronaghan - June 2, 2011

E3 2011 Predictions

What do we think is going to happen?...

by Neal Ronaghan - June 2, 2011

BLOG: Letter From The Director: What to Expect at E3?

Your guess is as good as ours....

by Neal Ronaghan - May 31, 2011

BLOG: The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut Will Make Me Buy a Move

The HD upgrade for Sega and Headstrong's excellent rail shooter is a killer app for me....

by Neal Ronaghan - May 27, 2011

Project Café Game Concepts

The NWR staff put their idea caps on....

by James Charlton - May 27, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 247: You Can Lead a Man to the Beam, But...

We reunite to review E3, answer tons of emails, and share dirty jokes....

by James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - June 19, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: E3 2011 - Day Three (The BrawlCast)

This one could also be named the TiredCast, but it's our longest E3 show of the week....

by Jonathan Metts - June 10, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: E3 2011 - Day Three (The CarCast)

Live, from the L.A. freeway, it's Radio Free Nintendo!...

by Jonathan Metts - June 9, 2011

NEWSCAST: E3 2011: The Homecast

Neal and Nathan are at E3 and Andy couldn't make it, so Zach's joined by two RFN alums to dish the dirt on Nintendo's press conference....

by Karl Castaneda, Zachary Miller, and Mike Sklens - June 8, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: E3 2011 - Day One (Wii U Hands-On Impressions)

We all played Nintendo's next home console. Hear our first impressions of the controller and the demos, plus a few thoughts on other games....

by Jonathan Metts - June 8, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: E3 2011 - Day One (Nintendo Press Conference Impressions)

Get immediate reactions to the Wii U and 3DS announcements from the guys who were there and played the games right after!...

by Jonathan Metts - June 7, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: E3 2011 - Day Zero (3DS eShop Special Report)

We downloaded a lot of things on 3DS, then sat down to talk about it....

by Michael Cole, Jonathan Metts, Neal Ronaghan, and Jared Rosenberg - June 7, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: RFN at E3 2011: Day Zero (EA Report)

Jonny and Nathan enjoy fast food while talking about the Electronic Arts press conference....

by Jonathan Metts and Nathan Mustafa - June 6, 2011

NEWSCAST: Episode 55: Zachless

While Zach takes a night off to recover from recent troubles, the rest of us give our E3 predictions....

by Andy Goergen, Nathan Mustafa, and Neal Ronaghan - May 28, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: Episode 244: Party of Five

It's E3 preview time!...

by Michael Cole, James Jones, Greg Leahy, Jon Lindemann, and Jonathan Metts - May 22, 2011

RADIO FREE NINTENDO: RFN Special: Jonny's E3 2001 Audio Diaries

Long before podcasts were invented, Jonny recorded these audio logs for his trip to E3, including first impressions of GameCube, GBA, and the Planet GameCube staff....

by Jonathan Metts - April 27, 2011

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