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Wii U gets into game groove (pictures)

At E3 today, Nintendo showed off almost two dozen games for the Wii U. And the console will support two separate tablet game pads. Here's a photo recap of the press conference.

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Shigeru Miyamoto on stage at Nintendo's E3 event

At E3 today, Nintendo showed off almost two dozen games for the Wii U. It also announced that the console will support two separate tablet game pads, will feature Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon's Instant Video, and YouTube, and will also offer a social platform called Miiverse.

Here, Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto takes the stage.

Click on for a photo recap of the press conference.

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Packed house

The Nokia Theater is packed Tuesday morning at E3 for the Nintendo press conference.
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Wii U

Today is all about Nintendo's Wii U.
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Miyamoto with the Wii U

Miyamoto holds the Wii U device (his interpreter is to the right).
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The debut of Pikmin 3

Nintendo announces Pikmin 3. Other first-party games announced were Super Mario Bros. U and the minigame compilation NintendoLand.
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New character for Pikmin

A new character for Pikmin.
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Shot of Pikmin 3

Another shot of Pikmin 3.
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Miyamoto with a Pikmin toy

Miyamoto shows off a Pikmin toy.
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The Wii U controller has an integrated second screen

The Wii U controller has an integrated second screen.
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Wii U home screen

Wii U home screen.
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Close up of Wii U controller showing controls

A close-up of the Wii U controller showing controls.
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Showing Super Mario U

Showing off Super Mario U.
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Showing Super Mario U

Again, Super Mario U.
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Batman for Wii U

Batman for Wii U.
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Wii U Fitness

Wii U Fitness.
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ScribbleNaut Unlimited

ScribbleNaut Unlimited.
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PaperMario with stickers

Paper Mario with stickers.
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate for Wii U.
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Lego City Undercover for Wii U and 3DS

Lego City Undercover for Wii U and 3DS.
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Just Dance

Just Dance.
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ZombieU gameplay on Wii U

ZombieU gameplay on Wii U.
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Zombie-fiy yourself

With the Wii U's face mapping technology, you can Zombie-fy yourself!
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Nintendoland: the happiest place online

Nintendoland: the happiest place online.
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An aerial view of Nintendoland

An aerial view of Nintendoland.
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Fireworks from Nintendoland: enjoy the show!

Fireworks from Nintendoland: enjoy the show!

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