The Nintendo 3DS Conference 2011 began with Shigeru Miyamoto taking center stage with his usual Master Sword and Hylian Shield to discuss The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. During his speech, a gameplay trailer was shown onscreen. Among the features demonstrated in the trailer, it showed Link swinging from ropes, tight walking, using the old bug net, and riding currents of air with his cloth parachute. It also showed a 'heart' symbol being drawn on a wall with the Wii remote, resulting in an abundance of heart pick-ups appearing, as well as Beetle's return, or a character that looks very identical to him. Link riding a mine cart roller coaster was also shown in the trailer.
As Iwata came to the stage, a number of upcoming Wii games were acknowledged. Many fine-looking Japanese 3DS games were mentioned thereafter. Among the were a famicom-style soccer game, a new Dynasty Warriors title, and what seemed to be a life-simulation game played with Mii's. New LovePlus and Resident Evil: Revelations were also mentioned, with a short cinematic being shown for Resident Evil.
In the way of fantasy RPGs, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy was shown. The art style looks very fairytale-like and the battle system appeared to be turn-based with multiple-hit attacks. Some AR card action was also shown. While my anime-taught Japanese (a skill that many nerdfolk tend to naturally develop) is still exceedingly basic, I could have sworn I heard the speaker mention that the game will be playable at Tokyo Game Show 2012. More updates on that after I do my homework and find the translations. During Square Enix's segment, a bit of the new Kingdom Hearts for the 3DS was shown while developers played the game. All that was really seen of the gameplay was Sora sort of flying and dashing around a town environment. Though not seeming to be an RPG, Square Enix also demonstrated Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy which is a Final Fantasy rhythm game featuring characters from throughout the series.
Nintendo continued on to show off Kid Iccarus. If you played the Kid Iccarus demo and E3 or PAX Prime this year, you already have a sense of how the game works. But Nintendo showed a very large abundance of collectable AR cards to be used with the game in unlocking lots of characters, enemies and weapons from a very wide range of games. By the look of it, a complete set of these Kid Iccarus AR cards is going to be pretty huge. We knew about the Metriod one already, but the amount of additional cards shown was crazy. The added weapons shown in the footage included 'gunblades' enormous maces, a huge spinning trap projectile and many, many more.
A trailer for Fire Emblem's first 3DS title was unveiled. It was an exciting spectacle that showed maps with their classic Fire Emblem look, and battle scenes that were fully 3D rendered with highly detailed environments and characters, and included panoramic camera views. It was also clear that more than one of your units can attack a single enemy each battle. This very well may be the game that I'm personally looking forward to the most.