Nintendo didn’t make huge waves and there wasn’t anything immensely impressive, but they had one huge theme to their presentation. Everything they showed would be coming out at the end of this year or early 2016. This was immensely refreshing and any Wii U/3DS owner knows exactly what is coming soon for their consoles. On top of that, Nintendo is always having the most fun.
Star Fox Zero brings the furry dude to Wii U along with his R-wing that can transform for various tasks. There is a cockpit view on the Gamepad while you play and much easier ship control with dual sticks. I was hoping the game would look a little fresher since this looks like it could be a 3DS game.
Mario Maker has been tossed around for a while now and it is finally coming this Fall. There was a whirlwind of announcements for Nintendo characters (DK and Bowser) in Skylanders Superchargers, Hyrule Warriors coming to 3DS, and an absolutely frightening glimpse at what they are doing with the beloved Metroid franchise. I won’t even grace it with a name.
Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a multiplayer title that you can tackle with a party of three. There will be a single player mode if you can’t hook up with friends online. This looks interesting as Four Swords was fun, but ultimately competitive, whereas this one focuses more on cooperation to beat dungeons.
Xenoblade Chronicles X is still on the way and Fire Emblem Fates is coming over the ocean along with Yokai Watch. Of course it wouldn’t be Nintendo without some grasping cuteness. Yoshi’s Woolly World has a LBP charm and is extremely detailed. As with many of Nintendo’s recent platformers, it seems the majority of the game is accessible and the harder content will be towards the end. Animal Crossing is coming with a 3DS title and Wii U game. Eat it up, Villagers.
There was also a Mario and Luigi Paper Jam crossover then a brand new Mario Tennis Ultra Smash. This past weekend, Nintendo announced Earthbound Beginnings during their Nintendo World Championships.
P.S. Reggie. No one believes you play games. 😛
Source: Nintendo, E3