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E308: Highlights from Nintendo's keynote


This year's Nintendo conference at E3 felt much too short, but was packed with some really great announcements ... like Wii Speak! But in case you missed the show, or simply prefer an abridged version, here are the highlights. Read our live reactions here, or check out Joystiq's live blog if you're feeling adventurous.
  • Shaun White Snowboarding demonstration (with Shaun White!), and a lot of stuff we already knew about the Ubisoft title, such as release window and the fact that it uses the Balance Board. Unsurprisingly, no mention of the abhorrent graphics.
  • Animal Crossing: City Folk! With multiplayer, auctions, Mii masks, and voice chat.
  • Wii Speak: megatonik peripheral that adds voice chat to the Wii.
  • Wii Sports Resort takes you to the beach ... with Wii MotionPlus.
  • Wii Music to release this year, with Balance Board support and a metric ton of instruments.
No Zelda, no Kid Icarus, no Pikmin ... how sad. But we did get voice chat, and it's hard to complain about that addition.

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