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Reggie shows Skyward Sword, Kid Icarus, Wii U on Fallon

Saturday, 18 June 2011 19:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Jimmy Fallon closed out his week of videogames on his late night talk show with Reggie Fils-Aime showing off Kid Icarus’ use of AR cards, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Kid Icarus and the AR cards were shown for just a few seconds before the Zelda demo kicked off. It showed Link in the Sky Temple fighting a Stalfos, while Fallon waggled the shit out of the controller.

After that, the Wii U made an appearance, and Reggie told Jimmy the console would be out sometime after April 2012.

Watch it for yourself below.

Thanks, 456isuperduper456.

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22 Comments

  1. Gama_888

    Was hoping to see some propper WiiU gameplay but w.e.

    Was nice to get a propper look at the controller though, Why the hell have they got those nub things rather than analogue sticks?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    @1

    I know, in Kotaku’s hands-on they clearly would have prefered analogue sticks to the 3DS style nubs when playing Ghost Recon.

    I wonder if Nintendo will change them? Seems a bit of a fail if they are trying to court the hardcore and the pad doesn’t quite cut the mustard…

    Im hoping they package a Classic controller or re-jigged Gamecube pad for FPS’s and action games…

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    Is it true that the triggers aren’t even really triggers but just buttons?
    I must say though that SKyward Sword is looking DAMN fine, i am definitely getting that.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @3

    Not quite sure about the triggers but the ‘nubs’ do not have the L3/R3 click feature like the PS3 and 360 pad. That seems like a terrible idea as those buttons are widely used to melee/crouch/aim in alot of FPS’s

    #4 4 years ago
  5. alterecho

    Reggie Fils-Aime is quite an awesome presenter i must say.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    @1
    There is no “proper” Wii-U gameplay. Right now they dont have any actual games running on it.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @6

    Here’s some gameplay of Ghost Recon up and running on Wii U:

    http://kotaku.com/5813047/hands+on-with-the-wii-us-first-third+person-shooter

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Moonwalker1982

    @6

    There’s also that Wii U exclusive from Ubi, sadly at this point…verrrrrry underwhelming.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-killer-freaks/716443

    #8 4 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @8

    Yeah, graphically that game looks very poor. I thought the initial start-up movie was in game and i was amazed, then the gameplay kicked in…

    #9 4 years ago
  10. xino

    the AR battle is retarded man.
    anyway it’s for kids, like a Pokemon thing.

    and isn’t it time to redefine the Zelda gameplay mechanics? wtf is the point in using old skool gameplay dating back to the 90s? that is not evolving man, just copy and past with new story, graphics and characters. They need to start changing their IP’s gameplay mechanic and introduce new way of playing.

    Like Metroid Prime did

    #10 4 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    I wish Nintendo would have released a SNES 2 type console that was powerful and catered for the graphics whores, then run the original Wii alongside at a reduced price (£75)…

    Kinda like how Sony kept the PS2 going for so long releasing family friendly games on it (Buzz etc…)

    That way they could still make a shit load of profit off the Wii and the new console could compete directly with the PS3 and 360 or their successors…

    I feel this tablet controller could have always been added later on and the console itself could have been more powerful.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    @8
    I stand corrected.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    I keep being interested in the Wii U, but at the same time i’m taking it easy with the anticipation….cause there’s so much uncertainty. We don’t even exactly know how powerful the console will be, but if that story about that ‘graphics card dating back to 2009′ is true…oh my. That aint good…especially if the story about MS’ new console is true.

    Wii U would be incredibly interesting for me because it’s also gonna get multiplatform games now, and if they would look much better on the Wii U, it would be enough for me to buy the console. Cause on top of that you get the well known typical Nintendo games like Mario,Zelda, Donkey Kong,Metroid, etc. But if they are coming with hardware that is only a bit more powerful than current consoles….sigh.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. threadzilla

    Reggie is awesome, very good spokesmen. Also, the new zelda game looks very good and I can’t wait for it to come out, its an exciting time for nintendo.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. HeavenlyGamer

    @13, Moonwalker1982

    From what I read, there’s a big difference between the higher-end and the lower-end when it comes to the R770 graphics card family. The higher end is still supposed to be very impressive.

    I’m also very interested about the Wii U, mainly because I want to play Mario games again! It could also become an interesting platform regarding multi-platform games, especially shooters. However, I don’t see that happening soon if they decide to go on with the non-clickable analog pads/thing.

    I was also asking myself how powerful the new graphics should be, because when playing Uncharted 2 or God of War 3 I never looked at the screen and said: ‘man this could have looked so much better’. So 50% should be actually be enough, I think..

    Anyway, I was wondering, what story have you heard/read about MS’ new console?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982

    @15

    Hmmm..didn’t know that, that could mean beatiful visuals for the Wii U then. I hope SO much that we’ll eventually get that Wii U zelda, i went ape shit when i saw it. But right now it’s just an ‘experience’ .

    I don’t mind it that much if there won’t be much shooters, but if they can bring some awesome RPGs (my fav genre) to the Wii U, it would be awesome,, so you can check your inventory on the controller while still playing. And non-clickable sticks don’t matter much then….i’m very curious to see what’s gonna happen next year.

    And this the link about MS

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/06/14/report-xbox-360-successor-to-be-shown-at-212/

    #16 4 years ago
  17. HeavenlyGamer

    @16, Moonwalker1982

    Thanks man! Yesterday vg24/7 posted an article in which Crytek denied the whole story.. Not surprised about that though. I think the first company to demonstrate MS’ new tech will be EPIC.

    Yeah, the Zelda demo did look pretty good! It reminded me of the big scorpion in GoW 3. I sure hope Nintendo releases the Wii U properly.. With a new Mario or Zelda that is!

    Regarding the analog controller thing. I think it’s stupid what they are planning to do with that, knowing FPS’ are a very big part of gaming nowadays.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Tallon 4

    Jimmy Fallon: What an asshole…

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    Yeah i really dislike that dude too. With every other game they showed last week he kept acting like someone who didn’t know anything about games, acting stupid as hell on purpose, thinking he’s funny. Of course his crowd laughs about…well…absolutely nothing.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Gama_888

    @8, That start up film looked awesome. Why cant we have that? :)

    The game itself, Are you kidding me?
    No way there is someone that genuinely wants to play a game like that? I’m assuming there is an option to play with the NUBS.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Moonwalker1982

    Start up film?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. carp

    So embarrassing…I hate watching stuff about videogames on TV. It’s like hearing your parents talk about sex.

    #22 4 years ago

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  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]