Nintendo Reveals all but, was it worth the wait?
Welcome back friends to my esteemed blog. E3 is booming, especially since day one consisted of two of the three gaming giants premiering not just their new consoles, but their huge arsenal of next generation titles. Now Nintendo officially took the stage with Miyamoto heading the live stream pre-E3 Nintendo Direct presentation. I must say, the line-up is very impressive.
Super Smash Brothers: Save the best for last, and that’s what Nintendo does best. The newest installment of the Super Smash Brothers franchise for the Wii U and 3DS looks amazing as it sports awesome graphics, a returning cast of characters, new worlds, and a few new fighters. Among these confirmed new characters are Villager from the Animal Crossing franchise, and Mega Man (drooling).
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze: The new Donkey Kong Country title will be for the Wii U, featuring similar gameplay to it’s Wii and 3DS predecessor with new worlds, camera angles, and the return of Dixie Kong!
Legend of Zelda Windwaker HD: Set for the Wii U. This is an HD remake of the beloved classic.
Bayonetta 2: Set for the Wii U. It is the sequel to the beloved unorthodox action classic.
Super Mario 3D World: The Wii U Mario Adventure goes back to it’s roots (Super Mario Bros 2 fans will love this) taking form Mario 3D land and ramping it up with Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach joining in as playable characters. Will definitely be looking forward to this.
Pokemon X and Y: Think you can catch em all? Well get ready because Pokemon X and Y will be premiering for the 3DS. I think I can catch em all. I think I can catch em all.
Mario Cart 8: Rip roaring, mega fun racing action returns for the Wii U with Mario Cart 8.
Wii Party U: Fans of Mario Party may get a kick out of this.
Wonderful 101: A niche adventure game that you will have to see to believe. Looks interesting.
Miyamoto also revealed a game that looks very similar to Xenoblade Chronicles, and it looks absolutely awesome! At the end of the trailer there was a big X in red that was similar in design to the Xenoblade Chronicles. So let’s just say a potential sequel is in the works.
Although Nintendo’s E3 lineup was impressive, it simply did not add up to the shocking reveals of Sony and Microsoft. I hate to say this but, Nintendo fell a bit short this year. Thanks for reading my blog, and please be sure to follow me. I also love comments and questions so keep them coming.
Posted on June 11, 2013, in Insights and Opinions and tagged E3, Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, video games, Wii U, Zelda. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.