Whereas the final couple of E3s have not been fairly what we’re used to for apparent causes, it is the recollections of superb summers previous which maintain our enthusiasm for the occasion alive. Earlier this yr we took a take a look at a handful of Nintendo’s most iconic E3 moments, however researching for that article and rewatching Nintendo’s conferences was additionally a harsh reminder of the times of Commonplace Definition video — a far cry from the HD and UHD we’re used to as of late.
Nonetheless, should you’re seeking to relive the thrilling (for ought to that be Excite-ing) days of 2006, GoldMetalSonic on Twitter has taken it upon themselves to upscale Nintendo’s convention footage and present everybody the cleanest model but of the final E3 earlier than the Wii arrived and propelled the corporate to ranges of success not seen because the 8-bit days.
GoldMetalSonic sourced the footage from a DVD rip, and with out the appliance of AI upscaling there’s solely a lot you are able to do from the fuzzy supply. Nonetheless, as illustrated within the nonetheless from the elegant Excite Truck above, the distinction between this new add and the model beforehand out there on YouTube is evening and day.
Watching again now, it is nice to see the Wii being demonstrated at a time when it nonetheless wasn’t clear precisely what the brand new system would supply. It is also neat seeing Reggie welcoming everybody to “the following leap in gaming”, George Harrison (not that one) discussing the potential of the then-new Mind Age sequence on the 18-month-old DS, and Satoru Iwata telling everybody about his ‘blue ocean’ technique for increasing the gaming viewers.
In the event you’re in search of one thing to move the time on this in-between-Christmas-and-New-12 months lull, it is a enjoyable nostalgic time sink that is price testing. Benefit from the video under:
Excite Truck? Crimson Metal? Twilight Princess? Do you miss these stage-based occasions or do you like the Direct model we get as of late? Tell us under your favorite recollections from Nintendo’s E3 2006 convention…