Nintendo’s E3 2010 keynote is upon us, and it’s happening at 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST. Nintendo blew us away in 2009 – what can we expect to see in 2010? It’s almost guaranteed we’ll be hearing about Zelda Wii and the mysterious Nintendo 3DS. However, New Super Mario Bros. DS 2 as well as an appearance by the Wii Vitality Sensor have been tossed around in the rumor mill.

Will E3 2010 be everything we expect? Get ready, because we’re liveblogging the entire event as it moves forward. Well, what are you waiting for? Hit the jump for our full coverage!

UPDATE: That’s a wrap, folks! This was by far the most impressive E3 conference Nintendo has ever held – it included new titles from virtually every major franchise in Nintendo’s arsenal, from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, to the first new Kirby, Donkey Kong, and Kid Icarus games in years. The Nintendo 3DS also made its spectacular debut during the second half of the keynote. It was a lot to take in, so please read our front page for single news stories detailing everything – we’re writing as fast as we can!

As always, the most recent information is at the top of the post.

10:18AM: That’s a wrap! Reggie’s leaving the stage and everyone’s running to get their hands on Skyward Sword. Thanks for reading, everyone! We’re updating this with images right now.

10:17AM: Live gameplay available at Nintendo’s booth all week long. Since not everyone can use the 3DS at once, they’ve brought in a Zelda booth just below the stage! Everyone in the audience will be the first to play the Skyward Sword demo.

10:16AM: Bunches of pretty women are arriving onstage. Nintendo wants to give everyone the chance to see the real 3D effects on the 3DS – so they’re delivering it to everyone via hot girls! Sounds good to us.

10:14AM: A new video! Haha, Mario jumped out of the 3DS screen and put a mustache on Iwata. Then he got sucked into the 3DS. Neat video to show the 3D capabilities of the console in lieu of not having a real 3D screen.

10:12AM: Reggie is out for the wrap-up. Going over it all again – Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Golden Sun, Metroid, Kid Icarus… a lot to swallow in just over an hour. Plus the Nintendo 3DS!

10:10AM: Various game publishers and CEO’s are reacting to their first demo of the 3DS – in general, they seem to be wowed by it. “It  gives people a whole new toolset to do all kinds of different things.”

10:09AM: Lots of third party support intending to publish software for 3DS. Plenty of big names. Hopefully not too much shovelware! There will be a Madden game and a Kingdom Hearts game, as well as Resident Evil and Assassin’s Creed! And Metal Gear Solid!

10:07AM: “We at Nintendo have launched many hardware systems, but I feel we will have our biggest launch support ever from third parties.” They’re working on a 3D version of Nintendogs (+ cats!).

10:03AM: No demo, but a 3D trailer on the show floor. (Also, we swear we’ll have images up soon!)

10:03AM: Wow, if this is the future of Nintendo handheld games, it’s a happy future.

10:02AM: Kid Icarus: Uprising.

10:01AM: They’ve been working on making a game exclusive to the 3DS to display its capabilities – Project Sora. It’s Kid Icarus! And the graphics are amazing for a handheld!

9:59AM: It takes 3D pictures!

9:57AM: Bottom screen isn’t 3D, just a touch screen. There are also graphics improvements – it’s rumored to be as powerful as the GameCube or Wii. In addition, new control system called a Slide Pad, as well as motion sensing and gyro sensing. Sounds like they’re trying to compete with iPhone 4!

9:55AM: Satoru Iwata is out now, talking about the 3DS. The top screen is a 3.5-inch widescreen and shows full 3D without glasses. There’s a slider to “dim” the 3D effect, based on how much 3D you want to see.

9:54AM: There it is, sitting there – let’s get a close-up, Reggie!

9:51AM: Donkey Kong Country Returns, coming this holiday season. Whew, this is a ton to digest – lots of major franchise reboots. “We’re going to close today by throwing you into the far future of gaming”, says Reggie. Nintendo 3DS? Yes!

9:49AM: New Donkey Kong game – by Retro Studios?! Looks like they took over Donkey Kong when they stopped doing Metroid.

9:48AM: The game really does look incredible – and the 2D to 3D switching is supposedly something else. The game will be released in stores on August 31.

9:47AM: New Other M Trailer!

9:45AM: Reggie’s talking about Dragon Quest now, and why it was huge in Japan.

9:44AM: The new art style is wild. The whole game’s made of yarn.

9:42AM: A new console Kirby game! It’s going to, apparently, “Spin a yarn in a way that’s never been spun before.” Kirby’s EpicYarn! This looks amazing.

9:42AM: “Since 1992, Mr. Sakurai has been famous in the gaming world for creating Smash Bros. and Kirby…” a new Kirby game?

9:40AM: Reggie is back out!

9:37AM: Really interesting – the game’s main items are Paint and Paint Thinner, which can erase or add objects and characters to the game. You know, since everything is a cartoon.

9:35AM: Reggie has just introduced a game called Epic Mickey, which looks like a platforming adventure game of sorts. The art style looks pretty nice. Full of disney references, naturally.

9:33AM: Goldeneye 007 – a remake of the original Goldeneye for N64. This is a big deal. Arriving this holiday.

9:31AM: Arriving this holiday season!

9:28AM: Reggie is talking about Golden Sun DS now! It has a subtitle now – Dark Dawn. He’s going to show us a new trailer!

9:27AM: We’re pretty sure this is going to go the way of Wii Music. This looks almost embarrassing to play with friends.

9:26AM: He’s announced Wii Party, a mix between the Mario Party games of the past and some other new party games.

9:25AM: Reggie is talking about “bridge title” games that appeal to everyone, and that help drive sales of the Wii console. He’s trying to disprove  the notion that the Wii sales figures are starting to wane.

9:23AM: Mario Sports Mix – coming in 2011.

9:22AM: Mario Volleyball? Should be interesting – they’re showing a trailer now. No, wait, it’s Mario… everything!

9:21AM: Reggie is back out again talking about sports games. Sounds like a new Mario sports game.

9:20AM: Trailer! We’ll have this up soon for you guys. Looks like there’s no story information, either, but rest assured we’ll keep watching for anything that shows up. We’ll also update this liveblog with images one things are more stable.

9:19AM: Oops! Nintendo made a boo-boo my saying a 2010 release date. Miyamoto has just announced that it’s coming out in 2011 instead!

9:17AM: Link also gets a whip, a la Spirit Tracks!

9:16AM: New item: The Beetle. Link launches it and it flies around, controlled via tilting the MotionPlus controller.

9:15AM: Miyamoto seems to be having some trouble controlling the game – they’re blaming it on wireless interference. The demo is getting laggy, it’s quite noticeable.

9:12AM: No more item bag – everything is in an item “pocket”, and it’s selected by holding down B and quickly selecting items. All items have receieved MotionPlus upgrades to behave like their real world counterparts.

9:11AM: Also, we apologize for the lack of images – we’re really being hammered right now! We’ll have plenty of images up soon.

9:10AM: Holding the sword straight up charges it with light, and releasing lets loose sword beams. Pretty cool! Other sword-based puzzles abound now that the user can control the direction it faces.

9:07AM: Bill Trinen fails at controlling Skyward Sword – on purpose, so that Miyamoto can come out on stage! Miyamoto is demoing playing with the MotionPlus right now. It’s pretty intense. Despite the cel shaded graphics, this is going to be one heck of a Zelda game.

9:05AM: Wii MotionPlus is going to be used to mimic Link’s sword. The nunchuck raises Link’s shield.

9:04AM: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – exclusively for Wii, and cel shaded! Miyamoto is talking about Skyward Sword right now in a video onscreen.

9:02AM: “Technology is only a tool… the only thing that does matter is the experience.” Sounds pretty Nintendo!

9:01AM: Reggie Fils-Aime is out on stage!

8:59AM: The show’s about to start. Here we go, folks!

8:49AM: Engadget is reported saying that a Wii with 1080i output is a possibility in this keynote – that’ll be something to see! Just about ten minutes until crunch time!

8:33AM: It seems like people are beginning to enter the auditorium, where Nintendo’s got some Q&A stuff on giant screens onstage. Probably to keep the crowd busy. We’re a mere half hour away, folks!

  • Dark Link

    I can't wait till noon. Sadly I'll be in school at that time so I won't be able to watch the broadcast until 2:50pm.

  • Dark Link

    I can't wait till noon. Sadly I'll be in school at that time so I won't be able to watch the broadcast until 2:50pm.

  • Pro2oman

    same here, I have been trying to find a way to get a e3 stream to work on a ipod so a can at least see the Zelda trailer but no lock… but live blogs seem to work… would be the same as a epic first look, but i wanna know right when it happens 🙂

  • Darknutter

    Hm… I can’t wait… But here in Australia, most of it will happen overnight, and I need a good night sleep for school tomorrow…

  • Darknutter

    Hm… I can’t wait… But here in Australia, most of it will happen overnight, and I need a good night sleep for school tomorrow…

    • Meralia

      Go to sleep real early, get up at night to watch it, go back to sleep?

  • jacob

    i hate school !!! but i guess i just have to wait

  • Blazinred

    This is it! Zelda Wii here we come!

  • Blazinred

    This is it! Zelda Wii here we come!

  • I haven't gone to sleep yet, and I have trouble waking up… 5:30 am here, and I guess I'm staying up until it's over. 😀

  • I haven't gone to sleep yet, and I have trouble waking up… 5:30 am here, and I guess I'm staying up until it's over. 😀

  • KingMudkip

    Hopefully they’ll tell us more about Golden Sun DS this time around.

  • Karnage

    how many hours till we see nintendo in e3? i dont live in america and it is hard for me to calculate the hour 🙁

    • wille

      it is exactly in two and a half our left

  • Thareous33

    I hope they give us the trailer today, along with every other sweet detail! But trailer first. Even more so, I hope ZWii is the prime focus of E3. I am going to take in every detail like a sponge!

    • Michelle

      lol, Me too! ^^ hope they don't disappoint us…if they do… we will be at their doors with pitch forks and torches XD

      ~ZeldaFan Girl

  • i dnt know where all of u r from but i dnt got skool summa is here 🙂

    • Dave

      Sounds you don't go to school at all

      • WindGuy

        I think he lives in the UK and he probably just finished Highschool, so there is no school for us for a while 😛

      • Feri

        Im not going to school either because im in Summer break. I'm from Mexico. Most of my friends in america are also in summer break, weirdly enough.

  • i dnt know where all of u r from but i dnt got skool summa is here 🙂

  • CorvosKK

    @Thareous333
    3DS is gonna take up the main spot. Then the Vitality Sensor. Then games, which will mostly be taken up by 3DS launch titles, Zelda Wii, Other M, various other games. I'm assuming, I could be wrong about all of this.

    So glad my work shift ends right at 12! Can't wait!

    • Thareous33

      That sounds like what might happen. I was just wishing away, anyhow.

  • ananceinthero

    I am in computer class now but I have to wait to get home later to see it!

  • Holly

    Owch I got work 11 till 6. I won't be able to see it till after seven. Ah well, at least I get to see everyone's theroys in the comments by then,

  • Holly

    Owch I got work 11 till 6. I won't be able to see it till after seven. Ah well, at least I get to see everyone's theroys in the comments by then,

  • Some Random Guy

    Ha Ha! No school for me! Staying Home To Watch All Of It At… Some Time Later Today…

  • Thank god it's 2am in Australia. That's doable. Defs excited.

  • WotS

    I would be at work around that time, except my ride canceled and the goddamn bus route changed. I'm not going downtown and looping around the entire city just to get to a Chili's ten minutes away. Screw you, DART!

    "Excitement" isn't the word I'd use. My default position is "cautious optimism". Nintendo's realized they can BS their way through press conferences and sprinkle a little footage at the end, and the fanboys will still jizz their pants. Microsoft seems to like the idea. The hope of a Zelda trailer is enough to keep my interest, though. *Crosses fingers*

  • WotS

    I would be at work around that time, except my ride canceled and the goddamn bus route changed. I'm not going downtown and looping around the entire city just to get to a Chili's ten minutes away. Screw you, DART!

    "Excitement" isn't the word I'd use. My default position is "cautious optimism". Nintendo's realized they can BS their way through press conferences and sprinkle a little footage at the end, and the fanboys will still jizz their pants. Microsoft seems to like the idea. The hope of a Zelda trailer is enough to keep my interest, though. *Crosses fingers*

  • lifesavers2

    YAY!
    I CAN HAS SUMMER!
    Just sitting here,
    bored,
    no school,
    no work(dont ask)
    I cant wait.

  • frank

    I've opened Nintendo's stream. Gamespot's stream and G4tv stream….

    Im NOT going to miss it!

  • frank

    i see im one lucky bastard. Conference starts at 6PM here in the Netherlands. The only thing that might stop me is my mom that can call me for supper at 5:50PM -_-*

  • frank

    i see im one lucky bastard. Conference starts at 6PM here in the Netherlands. The only thing that might stop me is my mom that can call me for supper at 5:50PM -_-*

  • zeldapwnz1

    i can wait until all the games are anounced—-the ones i want the most is donkey kong-pikmin 3-metroid other m-and—–ZELDA 2010!!! cya in bout 1 hour

  • J.G

    lucky me im on regents week so once it comes on, ill be watching. didnt have school. 😀

  • YesMyNameIsTravis

    I am going to watch it all ITS GOING TO BE EPIC

  • starwebs1

    Even though there's less than an hour left until it starts, I'm having trouble waiting. COME ON, ZELDA WII! I want it to be titled The Two Thrones, because of a fan art I saw:
    http://www.gamespot.com/users/Jevangood/view_imag

    Wouldn't it be awesome?

  • starwebs1

    Even though there's less than an hour left until it starts, I'm having trouble waiting. COME ON, ZELDA WII! I want it to be titled The Two Thrones, because of a fan art I saw:
    http://www.gamespot.com/users/Jevangood/view_imag

    Wouldn't it be awesome?

  • Michael

    Luckily, it starts in the UK at 5 PM – can't wait for the Zelda Wii announcement!

  • lifesavers2

    THEY JUST ANNOUNCED THAT THEYRE GOING TO ANNOUNCE ZELDA WII!

  • LizMara

    Only 30 min left! ^^
    I had to say that but I shouldn't have, sorry. I'm a bit too overhyped…

  • LizMara

    Only 30 min left! ^^
    I had to say that but I shouldn't have, sorry. I'm a bit too overhyped…

  • Zeldaddict86

    30 MINUTES

    I CANT WAIT!!

  • Jumbow

    Didn't go to school to watch E3… Hope It will be amazing !

  • Zix

    i cant wait to see the new zelda trailer, im also looking forward to seeing the new 3ds. does anyone know what the name of the new zelda will be or is it just going to be called Zelda Wii

    • Jumbow

      nobody know it for now … We will in 15minute 😀

  • BGuzman

    They'll probably reveal the new title today (hopefully)

  • Brett

    apparently zelda wii is cel-shaded. news upfront 😉

  • Brett

    apparently zelda wii is cel-shaded. news upfront 😉

  • lifesavers2

    if ur watching e3, its on right now, theyre talking exclusively about zelda
    i feel sad for people who dont catch g4

  • lifesavers2

    if ur watching e3, its on right now, theyre talking exclusively about zelda
    i feel sad for people who dont catch g4

  • ChingChong

    Where can I view this online?

  • And now for the trailer for the new Legend of Zelda. Rick Astley appears on the screen. I would love to see the look on everyones face if that happend.

  • And now for the trailer for the new Legend of Zelda. Rick Astley appears on the screen. I would love to see the look on everyones face if that happend.

  • I had to act sick at school to be here. I'm lucky that my mom is sick so I acted like I had the same symptoms. 5 miniutes!

    Anybody know how long it lasts?

  • lifesavers2

    theyre talking about what the hosts want it to be

  • Its 1:55 AM over here and i cant sleep because Im so excited about Zelda WII.

  • Its 1:55 AM over here and i cant sleep because Im so excited about Zelda WII.

  • sweeds r c00l

    where can i watch, i cant find zus link

  • Gutanoth

    where can i see the show ? : x 4 minutes till the show but i dont know how to see the live stream :X

  • sweeds r c00l

    started!

    try utube if u casnt find it
    http://www.youtube.com/e3

  • sweeds r c00l

    started!

    try utube if u casnt find it
    http://www.youtube.com/e3

  • sweeds r c00l

    new zelda trailer is a dissapointment

  • sirlancelot

    This breaks my heart, it truely does. Seriously WTF is that mess of a game. Toon mature link – OMG the reason the toon worked was because link was a child and he was all cute and it worked to youngsters. how in the world is this going to work. It looks like they forgot to put the graphics on Twilight princess. Whoever thought up Toon adult link deserves a bullet. Looks like our LOZ playing days are over out of princable. Cannot believe we stayed up to 2 am on a school night for this shate. Miyamoto we thought you we're a cool guy but you betrayed us. YOU BETRAYED US. Yes you did. Now we are going to have to invest in a Twilight obsession ( gag ) or something. Seriously with that amazing art work we were expecting a EPIC game not an EPIC FAILURE as the game is destend to be. You should pray that some form of magical creature eats the game. Or better yet, put it in a undersea cave and hope that it never see's the light of day.

    We leave you with these parting words, THE POWER OF THE CHRIST COMPALES YOU!!!!

  • Matt

    Its “compels” you tard….

  • Matt

    Its “compels” you tard….

  • lifesavers2

    KID ICARUS UPRISING!!!
    FOR THE 3DS!

  • Emily

    Now, 3D pictures are all well and good… But Nintendo’s gonna be hard pressed to get me to buy any DS that doesn’t have Game Boy compatibility.

    I will admit, however, that Kid Icarus is testing my resolve.

  • Emily

    Now, 3D pictures are all well and good… But Nintendo’s gonna be hard pressed to get me to buy any DS that doesn’t have Game Boy compatibility.

    I will admit, however, that Kid Icarus is testing my resolve.

  • lifesavers2

    METAL GEAR SOLID ON THE 3DS!

  • lifesavers2

    METAL GEAR SOLID ON THE 3DS!

  • Matt

    Thank Miyamoto E3 didn’t bomb. 😀
    I’m getting all of that.

  • lifesavers2

    Did anyone notice that they tried to keep the release date of the 3DS a secret?
    Well, they said Kid icarus was being released this holiday, so either they mean Yay theyre about to release the 3ds without telling us or they made a mistake …3 times

  • jimmy

    yesssssss finally!!!!

  • jimmy

    yesssssss finally!!!!