Nintendo hosts 3 panels at GDC08

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Feb. 13, 2008

Nintendo News: Nintendo Hosts Three Panels at Game Developers Conference 2008

Three key platform developers for recent and upcoming Nintendo products, Takao
Sawano, Takashi Aoyama, and Masahiro Sakurai, will speak to GDC 2008 attendees
about the company’s most recent developmental Wiiâ„¢ product achievements
including Wii Fit™, WiiWare™ and Super Smash Bros.® Brawl.

Takao Sawano, the producer for the Wii Balance Boardâ„¢ development team, will
address attendees about the development of Wii Fit on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 4
pm.  Attendees will learn how Sawano’s team created an unprecedented new game
controller, the Wii Balance Board, and how Wii Fit, which recently launched in
Japan, is already turning family living rooms into private fitness clubs.

On Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 am, Takashi Aoyama will tell the development story of
the Wii console’s internal hardware programming, which includes a diverse
array of built-in entertainment and informational channels for everyone in the
household such as the News Channel, the Everybody Votes Channel and the Check
Mii Out Channel.  Aoyama will also discuss how his team tackled some
unprecedented hurdles for Wii, including the most recent challenge of
introducing WiiWare.

Also on Friday at 10:30 am, Masahiro Sakurai will present how he approached
the task of advancing the legacy of the Super Smash Bros. Brawl franchise by
providing a unique Wii experience and by leveraging popular characters and
game worlds from the history of Nintendo, as well as other publishers.

All Nintendo panels will be held in Room 135 of the North Hall of the Moscone
Convention Center in San Francisco.

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