Nintendo didn’t quite make it to E3 to make announcements this year, opting rather for a livestreamed presentation that was broadcast simultaneously around the world. Early this morning, Nintendo livestreamed its Nintendo Direct presentation, which showcased a slew of new upcoming titles for the company’s Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms. In true Nintendo style, most of the releases were remakes of older Nintendo titles, such as Super Smash Brothers and The Legend Of Zelda. While other game developers sometimes create unimaginative sequels of their titles, Nintendo has proven time and time again that it has what it takes to retain the ethos and gameplay of older titles while offering a new, insanely entertaining experiences. And from the videos we’ve seen today, Nintendo is on the right track.
Nintendo announced and showed around thirty new titles today, and we’ve compiled a round-up of all of our coverage of Nintendo’s big day. Needless to say, we couldn’t cover them all, so be sure to check out the Nintendo Direct Presentation at the end of the post for all of the stuff we’ve missed. Click on the links below for videos, images and more!
In the words of the great Mario, “Here we go!”
The Yoshi’s Island franchise of SNES fame comes to the 3DS, retaining the same childish animation and solid gameplay.
The Legend Of Zelda series continues in a quasi-remake of the classic SNES entry, The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past.
This new Mario and Luigi adventure RPG comes to the 3DS, based off of the Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga games that originated on the GBA.
From Japanese developer Monolith Soft, the genius behind the Xenogears and Xenosaga titles comes a new mecha-heavy RPG for the Wii U.
And of course, Mario Kart 8, which needs no introduction. Nintendo has added a ton of new features to the game, such as carts turning into hovercraft and traversing tracks that defy gravity, going up vertical walls and even upside down.
Nintendo’s uber-popular fighting game makes an appearance on both the 3DS and the Wii U, bringing with it some new characters and features.
Nintendo continues to expand on its Super Mario Bros. franchise by bringing Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach into a 4-player 3D world, with new character abilities and a cat suit!
The Donkey Kong Country series continues, carrying on the 2D SNES legacy including Diddy Kong and an ability to pluck items from the ground.
So there you have it folks, some of Nintendo’s upcoming titles for the holiday season and early 2014. Check out the full presentation below, as well as Nintendo’s official E3 website for more details. What are you excited about? Let us know.
Nintendo Direct Presentation-E3 2013