Nintendo Euro Media Summit - Live Tweets

By Jorge Ba-oh 25.02.2010 17

Nintendo Euro Media Summit - Live Tweets on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

It's Europe's turn to dabble in Nintendo's announcements and playtest some of the latest Wii/DS games. Live tweets from the event...

Three Nintendo hungry C3 staffers, Adam, Mike and James are braving the bustling streets of London town to sample the likes of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M amongst other entertainment folk at the O2 Arena.

C3's Twitter-hounds Mike and Adam posted live updates via our Twitter page. A recap of the day's shenanigans can be found below...

Latest updates at the top.

Tweets from Nintendo Europe Media Summit

18:08 So as the Euro Media summit draws to a close, what Nintendo Wii and DS games have caught your interest? JB
15:09 Mario Galaxy 2 is awesome. We're investigating the possibility of podcast right now...oh, we're off to record one now!
13:44 We're waiting for Mario Galaxy now.
13:43 We've just come out of a Metroid presentation where we all played Other M for half hour. The viewpoint switching works better than you'd think.
13:38 NEW Wii and DS Euro dates: Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, S&P, WarioWare and more! http://www.cubed3.com/news/13766
12:30 We've been summoned to the Metroid area. Other M here we come! Galaxy queue still massive.
12:29 Well, I made it fly, but the game wouldn't win. Should've done the tutorial. Will be great when I can do it tho!
12:27 WarioWare DIY on WiiWare is a nice little title. The DS title is much better. I tried to make a bird fly out of a burning forest. Failed.
12:25 FlingSmash is a bit all over the place control wise but when it works it feels excellent.
12:24 James would like to remind you he won when he played alone. I would like to remind you I was the only who didn't die on my go.
12:21 My tweet got interrupted by FlingSmash earlier. Really fun little title! MH3 was much better than Eurogamer Expo. Watched Adam get stomped.
11:26 Monster Hunter Tri was fun. FlingSmash is mine!
10:56 Off we go. Impressions throughout. Quick and to the point!
10:55 No more talk. Play time!
10:55 Metroid: Other M is coming in the third quarter. Playable soon!
10:54 Of course, you can read Adam's hands on of that already. 5th March release.
10:53 DSi XL being bigged up. It's funny cos it's bigger.
10:53 Span Smasher! Now known as FlingSmash. Summer.
10:52 We'll tell you how good it is later I'm sure. Releases 7th May.
10:51 Sin and Punishment 2 trailer. Looks very shooty.
10:50 Monster Hunter Tri has free online. 23rd April release. Dragon Quest 9 is published by Nintendo here too.
10:49 MG2 will be a challenge it seems. Playable today. EU release: June 11th.
10:48 I want to whistle to that music.
10:47 Mario Galaxy 2 trailer is on. It's the one from the US summit.
10:47 It's all about playing today apparently. Packed first half of the year.
10:45 Here we go. Very exclusive things apparently. No cameras. Not even phones.
10:43 2 minutes until kick-off apparently! Excitement-ton... - Adam
10:40 I'm tired, hungry & eager for a stiff drink. Start the conference already! Smilie - Adam
10:36 James has joined the party!
10:31 We would've told you that half an hour ago if Twitter hadn't been playing up.
10:30 Sin and Punishment 2 is called Successor of the Skies over here.
10:28 Warring updates now! Adam's grammar will be better cos of his BLACKBERRY.
10:27 Hello from Adam! Event's about to begin, methinks Smilie
10:27 It's all a bit dark and blue in here.
10:24 Seem to be ok now...Adam poised to take over any sec!
10:22 Some Twitter problems at the mo. Dont fail me now!
10:11 We're inside the belly of the beast! Swish, Nintendo.
09:56 Be warned - my grammar is going to go to pot soon doing speedy live blogging. Sorry apostrophes!
09:54 Waiting outside Nintendo's magic media summit bubble while lots of MJ fans go to the O2 exhibit. Who's gonna have more fun, us or them?
09:22 Me and Adam are stalking the O2. Exciting times soon! We hope.
06:16 C3's Twitter is under Mike's control until further notice. You'll be seeing live updates and, if we're allowed, impressions through the day.
06:10 Morning! On my way to London for Nintendo's media summit. It all kicks off at 10am GMT. -Mike

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That would be 5am EST.

I wonder if there will be any new or different news, other than European release dates for all the big games.

I'm not sure if I'll stay up for this. It'll most likely be release date announcements and some numbers thrown around.

PMD said:
I'm not sure if I'll stay up for this. It'll most likely be release date announcements and some numbers thrown around.

Methinks that's true, more than likely dating Galaxy, Metroid etc - though who knows, there maybe some surprises in store :O!

Cubed3 Admin/Founder & Designer

Is the Media Summit really starting 40 minutes late (or did I convert the time zones wrong)?

( Edited 25.02.2010 10:28 by Sonic_13 )

Can't wait to hear about your impressions for Other M.

Andy W (guest) 25.02.2010#6

Guys can you ask about Metroid? Did they say about the release date? summer is a bit amiguous?

Andy W (guest) said:
Guys can you ask about Metroid? Did they say about the release date? summer is a bit amiguous?

Q3 it seems, so July -> September, methinks it'll be sometime like middle July, Early August. I'm guessing there's a bigger delay due to the dialogue, a fair bit more translation than Mario (possibly).

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jb said:
Andy W (guest) said:
Guys can you ask about Metroid? Did they say about the release date? summer is a bit amiguous?

Q3 it seems, so July -> September, methinks it'll be sometime like middle July, Early August. I'm guessing there's a bigger delay due to the dialogue, a fair bit more translation than Mario (possibly).


But I swear the original trailers and stuff was in enlgish?+ USA already has a release date....

Echoes221 said:
But I swear the original trailers and stuff was in enlgish?+ USA already has a release date....

He probably meant the translation required for European countries. Afaik the game doesn't even have a Japanese release date yet, so US may get it first.

Any time after July is too late. Nintendo really need to quit with making Europe wait for stuff. Over a month longer than US is starting to feel unreasonable.

( Edited 25.02.2010 16:18 by Lyra )

Twitter | C3 Writer/Moderator | Backloggery

It's Q3, which puts it out of July. I would expect it around August/September time with Mario Galaxy, FlingSmash, Sin & Punishment around the May - June period. That date's as specific as we've got right now.

EDIT: As for translation - there's going to a lot more translation than the likes of Mario Galaxy, hence the delay. Other M was VERY story heavy, so if that continues past the first 40 minutes...yeah, I can see why it's coming later.

We'll be getting our impressions sorted ASAP. I will say that the line-up for the near future is looking really good on the Wii front based on these play tests...

( Edited 25.02.2010 21:46 by Mason )

We'll be getting our impressions sorted ASAP. I will say that the line-up for the near future is looking really good on the Wii front based on these play tests...

Please, I'm dying here! Smilie Can't believe there was Other M playable, I don't care about the other titles Smilie Some Nintendo guy I am!

Mason said:
It's Q3, which puts it out of July.

Eh? Isn't Q3 July-August-September? I thought each Quarter was 3 months.

( Edited 25.02.2010 23:08 by Lyra )

Twitter | C3 Writer/Moderator | Backloggery

Lyra said:
Mason said:
It's Q3, which puts it out of July.

Eh? Isn't Q3 July-August-September? I thought each Quarter was 3 months.


I'll give you that. I've been up since 4.45am, gimme a break. Smilie

I still think August/September though.

(Accidentally clicked edit on yours before quote, sorry!)

You guys remember the days when we'd get Japanese games 8-12 months after the fact due to rubbish translations?

HazukiSan said:
You guys remember the days when we'd get Japanese games 8-12 months after the fact due to rubbish translations?

Fun times!

Mason said:
I'll give you that. I've been up since 4.45am, gimme a break. Smilie

Just making sure Smilie

(Accidentally clicked edit on yours before quote, sorry!)

Happens to me all the time!

HazukiSan said:
You guys remember the days when we'd get Japanese games 8-12 months after the fact due to rubbish translations?

Of course, but times have changed. Many companies get games to all regions within weeks, so it's no longer acceptable to take that long.

( Edited 25.02.2010 23:08 by Lyra )

Twitter | C3 Writer/Moderator | Backloggery

Eurgh...that was a painfully long journey home. Great day though, Metroid and Galaxy 2 were pretty excellent highlights. The random casserole and bean salads didn't make for the best 'mingling' food though...

Anyway, sleep time and impressions and blogging and whatnot to come very soon.

Trying to think of a witty signature after 'Hacker-gate'...

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