GDC: Report – Iwata to announce new Wii, WiiWare and VC games in keynote

Tuesday, 24th March 2009 20:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Hot dog. 1UP’s Sam Kennedy reckons Satoru Iwata’s going to announce “quite a few” new games in his GDC keynote tomorrow.

From his blog:

In terms of highlights coming out of this show, I’d say Nintendo’s Iwata keynote is the one that you’ll really want to watch (Jeremy will be live blogging it tomorrow morning). I thought he was just going to be talking about Motion Plus and DSi, but it turns out he’s going to be announcing quite a few new games — for Wii, Wiiware, and Virtual Console (and this won’t just be Nintendo titles, but also third party stuff). I’ve already heard about a few of them (including one that makes me all giddy… I can’t wait for tomorrow now).

IGN said today that press are being restricted from filming after the first five minutes of the speech, which certainly indicates we’re about to see far more than a MotionPlus display.

Remember: we’ll be liveblogging it. It starts at 9.00am PST, or 4.00pm GMT if you’re on the other side of the Atlantic.



  1. Patrick Garratt

    This is so fucking ON.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Cort

    Knitting Mama FTW!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Shatner


    #3 6 years ago
  4. XDamage

    Cooking Nintendogs?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Cort

    Monkey Tennis.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Wii Sit.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Cort

    Dr Kawashima’s Breathing Training.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Cort

    Bundled with….

    Dr Kawashima’s How Long Is Your Index Finger?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Hero of Canton

    If he announces a new Zelda with that patented hint system, expect righteous fury from people claiming it’s been ‘dumbed down’.

    That said, who’s to say this is definitely true? Have we seen much ‘cool stuff’ from MS yet today?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Cort

    Trust someone to come along with a sensible post…….

    #10 6 years ago
  11. icastflare

    THIS IS SO BOSS I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW what’s the new Hint System?

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Shatner


    #12 6 years ago
  13. Shatner


    #13 6 years ago
  14. icastflare

    I already came actually but I still have a box of kleenex just incase it happens again.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Shatner


    #15 6 years ago
  16. Hero of Canton

    How long are you planning on keeping up this ridiculous charade, out of interest?

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Shatner


    #17 6 years ago
  18. icastflare

    Hero of Canton!


    WOOT! :D

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Blerk

    Every time something like this gets rumoured for a Nintendo keynote it turns out to be something completely shit. And yet… everyone continues to get excited every time. :-D

    “This time…! This time it will be real! This time it won’t just be two hours of talking about a dog and then an announcement of some old stuff rehashed! THIS TIME!”

    My bet is SNES games redone to take advantage of the Wiimote. :lol:

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Hero of Canton

    Heh. Wouldn’t put it past them.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. JesteR

    Wow Nintendo releasing another new useless hardware? A new Wii? Well when the games suck you have to get attention with something else i guess.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Tonka

    I’m with Blerk.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Blerk

    He is, too.

    /hugs Tonka

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Tonka

    Gets all warm.

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Hero of Canton

    Yeah, I’d be tempted to file this alongside all the ‘really cool stuff’ we saw from Microsoft yesterday.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Blerk

    Well, Microsoft’s ‘cool stuff’ turned out to be a blue 360. So… multi-coloured Wiis? :-)

    #26 6 years ago

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