Nintendo details 3DS Mario titles, Luigi’s Mansion, and third-party games

Nintendo took a few minutes during its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event in Los Angeles, Calif. to talk about 3DS games. The Kyoto-based company showed new gameplay for New Super Mario Bros. 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. Additionally, the company introduced a handful of high-profile, third-party software that will hit the 3DS in the coming months.

Zombify your face with ZombiU for the Wii U

Xavier Poix, managing director of the Ubisoft France game studios, joined Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, on stage during Nintendo’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press conference on Tuesday to show ZombiU, a survival horror game where players have to fight off the undead.

Wii Fit U will make you sweatier, livelier, and happier

Or so says Chief Operations Officer of Nintendo America, Regi Fils-Aime. After selling 43 million copies of Wii Fit on the original Wii system, Nintendo isn’t resting on their laurels. Showing off their new gaming console, Wii U, and the revolutionary controller, the Wii U Gamepad at Electronic Entertainment Expo this morning, Nintendo treated the audience to a preview of their new title, Wii Fit U, which makes heavy use of the Wii U Game Pad as well as a new item, an keychain-sized module, called the Fit Meter

Rayman Legends rhythmically runs to the Wii U

The latest color-soaked and fun-filled Rayman adventure, Rayman Legends, is shaping up to be a potential must-have title for the upcoming Nintendo Wii U. Ubisoft Senior Game Manager Michael Micholic and his team took full advantage of their time during Ubisoft’s 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press event to showcase the platformer and its touch-friendly, co-op-centric gameplay.

Why Ubisoft is pouring a lot of resources into Wii U games (interview)

Xavier Poix runs Ubisoft France, overseeing the French game publisher’s three main studios in France. He is in charge of the Just Dance, Raving Rabbids, Rayman and Ghost Recon franchises. He said that his company always supports new game platforms and so Ubisoft will launch eight games for the Wii U. We caught up with him on Sunday in an interview. Here’s an edited transcript of our talk.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot embraces disruption, new business models and new platforms (interview)

Yves Guillemot, the chief executive of French game publisher Ubisoft, belives that traditional game companies will be able to meet the challenge of the changing game business, which is being disrupted with new business models and platforms. Ubisoft’s position is to create as many games as it can at the beginning of new platforms, establish a foothold, and then monetize the market with sequels after the new platform becomes established. We caught up with Guillemot on Sunday for an interview. Here’s an edited transcript.

Ubisoft’s creative director on why hooded assassins still fit in the American Revolution (interview)

Alex Hutchinson is the creative director on Assassin’s Creed III. The game is one of the biggest video games of the year, and Hutchinson’s job is to make sure that the creative vision of the game captures the imagination of gamers, who are getting new Assassin’s Creed games every year. We talked to him about everything from why the assassin, Connor, will still be wearing a hooded costume in We caught up with him on Sunday for an interview. Here’s an edited trancript of our chat.