Wii U

There are lots of reasons to be excited with all of the new games, and technology being released at the 2011 E3 convention. Personally, I am extremely amped about the new Nintendo products that have made their debut at E3, continuing along line of great products and games. The biggest release for Nintendo has been the Wii U, which from demo trailers looks to be very enticing.

The Wii U utilizes both your television screen and a streamline touch screen remote to offer a unique gaming experience. It is set to be released in 2012,and I cannot wait to get my hands on the new console. The controller not only allows you to interact with the game environment in a new manner, but it also serves as a sort of Nintendo tablet device.Video chat, access to the Wii network, and touch screen capabilities are just a few of the Wii Us perks.

As well as debuting the new Wii Uconsole, Nintendo previewed a lot of their new games, which are due out Holiday season 2011. The game I am most excited to play is the new addition to the Legend of Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda:Skyward Sword is set chronologically before the time of Ocarina of Time, providing a little back-story to my favorite of the Zelda games. Skyward Sword features stunning graphics, uses the Wii MotionPlus, and offers a whole new realm of game play to feast on. There is also a re-mastered version of Ocarina of Time coming out for the Nintendo 3DS, so it appears to be a big year for the Legend of Zelda franchise, and Nintendo as well.

-Andrew Waterhouse