Nintendo had their Digital Event for E3 this morning, and you can watch it in full above. Otherwise, I’ve given you a recap below, complete with with the footage of each game. The show opened with Nintendo poking fun at itself and it’s fans with sketches produced by Robot Chicken. These sketches continued throughout the show, and were actually rather humorous, with jokes about Lil Mac’s refusal to take off his gloves, and Bowser just meeting Peach while getting Coffee
We next found ourselves in the midst of a fight between Reggie Fils Amie and Satoru Iwata. After some anime inspire batling, they took their fight to the Wii U instead, introducing playable Mii fighters to Smash Bros. They will come in three forms, brawler (reminiscent to Mario), swordsmen (reminiscent of Link), and gunner (reminiscent of Samus). Sakurai, Smash Bros executive producer, went on to show a trailer for Smash Bros 3DS’ many modes, and give gamers a release date of October 3rd. The Wii U version is still scheduled for Holiday 2014 release.
Reggie Fils Amie next introduced Nintendo’s foray into the NFC figure world, with Amiibos. These figures will work across multiple titles, with Smash being the first, and support coming for Mario Kart 8 soon. The figures will have their own unique stats and attributes, though not much else was divulged on them at this time. The video below with Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen better explains the figures as computer controlled AI that get better with each match or race.
Yoshi’s Wooly World was announced next, with it’s developers from Good Feel company, speaking about their studies of yarn and wool to get them just right. Their is two player coop, and no time limit on levels. There goal is to bring smiles to the faces of gamers just by owning it. It is arriving in 2015.
Nintendo next showed a trailer for Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker. It looks to be a spin-off of Super Mario 3D World, and is coming this Holiday.
It’s here. We finally got our first look at The Legend of Zelda Wii U. It was revealed that the game will be open world, with “no set path” for experiences. The showcase ended with Link battling a robot-spider-like monster, and it looked just plain stunning. It will be arriving in 2015 (which is way too long away)
Zelda was followed by an all new gameplay trailer for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, showing just how good it will look. As we previously learned, the game will run on the Pokemon X&Y engine, and have Mega Evolutions. It is releasing on 3DS on November 21st.
Bayonetta 2 got a new trailer next, and it was revaled that this Wii U exclsuive will also come with the first Bayonetta in the package. Their will also be Nintendo themed costumes for Bayonetta, including Samus, Peach and Link. It launches this October.
The developers of Hyrule Warriors spoke on the event, talking about how they hope to make Dynasty Warrior fans out of Zelda fans, and vice versa. Giant bosses, a staple of Zelda, are being added to Hyrule Warriors to ensure this feels like a Zelda title. Link and Zelda were confirmed as playable characters, as were Impa and Midna from Twilight Princess. It is releasing exclusively to Wii U on September 26th.
Kirby: Canvas Curse is getting a sequel of sorts of Wii U with the announcement of Kirby: Rainbow Curse. Players will draw paths and direct Kirby with the gamepad, and Kirby will get a host of new forms to use including submarine, rocket, and tank. It will arrive in 2015.
Monolith Software’s X officially has a title: Xenoblade Chronicles X. Monlith showed off a new story trailer, and revealed a 2015 release window.
Nitnendo next showed off Mario Maker. This game will let players build and play their own Mario levels, either in classic Mario graphics, or New Super Marios Brothers Wii U graphics. Coming to Wii U in 2015.
Nintendo closed the show with a brand new IP! It’s called Splatoon, and is a 4v4 multiplayer shooter, where players try to cover a map with their teams ink. Oh, and you’re a squid who can transform into human form to fire that ink.
But that was not all! Nintendo faked us out with the close actually being a new character revealed for Super Smash Bros! Lady Palutena from the Kid Icarus franchise will be joining the fray.
What’d you think of Nitnendo’s E3 Digital Event? Are you still hungry for more? Because it looks like we are getting a new Star Fox Wii U announcement this afternoon, so stay tuned!
by, Bobby Marquardt