While SeanOrange is off in Japan giving us the first hand account of whats happening at TGS this year, we are left to our own devices to provide you with arm chair coverage of the news and announcements trickling out from the land of the rising sun. Rather than do an article for every news item, I figured it would be easier to group these into one related post.
Just before the Tokyo Game Show this year, Nintendo held a press event that focused mainly on the Nintendo 3DS. We have tried to pull together most of what went on during the event here.

Continue reading after the jump for all the details.

3DS Hardware
– No redesigned models announced (ie: 3DS Lite)
– ‘Misty’ Pink 3DS is forthcoming
– Update coming
– Will allow you to take 3D video
– New Street Pass games
– Updates to Mii Plaza and E-Shop

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
– Nintendo has confirmed that this game is expected to take between 50 and 100 hours to play.
– Game has been in development for 5 years
– Watch the Skyward Sword presentation with Shigeru Miyamoto here.
– Will have second playthrough and Boss challenge mode

Forthcoming Games
– The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (FREE and featuring new single player mode) (Japan – September 28th)
– The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) (US – ? ; Japan – November 23)
– Super Mario 3D Land (November 3rd)
– Mario Kart 7 (Japan – December 7th)
– Kid Icarus Uprising (US – November; Japan – January 2012)
– Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater (US – 2012; Japan – this winter 2011/2012)
Luigi’s Mansion (2012)
– Animal Crossing (2012)
– Paper Mario (2012)
– Mario Tennis 3DS(2012)
– Fire Emblem (2012)
– Monster Hunter 4 (2012) (is this the one with the Slide Pad)
– Dynasty Warriors
– Bravely Default Flying Fairy (new Square RPG game)

Mario Kart 7 will feature a new character: Lakito (in a cloud car!)
Mario Kart 7 will feature a new powerup: A Fireflower
Mario Kart 7 will allow you to drive in first-person

Sources: IGN, TheGameFanatics