Let’s be honest: if you’re reading this, you’ve likely already heard that Nintendo’s Digital Event at this year’s E3 was pretty underwhelming. With E3 hype through the roof every year, it’s unsurprising to see such a reaction. That doesn’t mean that Nintendo had nothing to share though; the company actually had quite a lot of info on new and returning games this year. It’s just that what they chose to show proved to be underwhelming according to most Nintendo fans. Anyhow, if you want to see what everyone is talking about, read through this run-down of the show’s significant events (or, of course, you can watch the whole presentation — and the Nintendo Treehouse event after the fact — here).
The latest entry in the Mario Tennis series, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, has been confirmed. The title is in development for the Nintendo Wii U. The game features powerups, such as the Mega Mushroom. The only confirmed characters so far are Mario, Bowser, Toad and Peach, but many more are presumably going to be included. The game is scheduled to be released Holiday 2015.
A brand new Animal Crossing game has been confirmed for the Wii U–though it’s quite different from previous instalments. Unlike the life simulator gameplay of the previous four titles, Amiibo Festival is a party game, in the similar vein of Mario Party. No minigames have been shown off yet, and it is presumed amiibo are needed for the title.
The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes was announced today for the Nintendo 3DS. Seemingly being inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, the game bears a striking resemblance to the 2012 title; The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds.
Likewise to Four Swords, the game focuses on Multiplayer. However, unlike previous titles, the game is based more-so on co-op, as opposed to competitive play. New elements such as “Totem time” have been added to add this emphasis of multiplayer, helping those work together. The wall element from a Link Between Worlds will also make an appearance. The game is scheduled for Fall, 2015.
The latest entry in the Star Fox series has finally been unveiled in the Nintendo Digital Event on June 16th, 2015. The latest title is trying to push the idea of it’s new identity, not being just a sequel or remake, having a large emphasis of different ideas, being further presented by the title. The game will be released later in 2015.
During Sakurai’s pre-E3 Super Smash Bros. event, we got a look at new Mii fighter costumes including MegaMan.EXE and Isabelle, the return of the Dreamland 64 stage, the previously revealed Miiverse stage and Tourney mode, the reveal and release of Ryu from Street Fighter and return of Roy from Fire Emblem, as well as Lucas. You can watch the entire event above or read the summary and pricing details after the jump.
Earlier today, Koei Tecmo accidentally released a trailer for Hyrule Warriors, but shown on the Nintendo 3DS with new characters including Tetra from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The original trailer has since been set to private, however, you can find a reuploaded version of the trailer above. We can expect to see the game and an official reveal during Nintendo’s E3 digital event in just a few days.
Nintendo has just revealed that Masahiro Sakurai, director of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS and past installments, will be hosting a presentation before E3 on June 14th at 7:40 AM PST/10:40 AM EST. We’ll be getting new details on Lucas, who will be released for purchase on that day, upcoming Splatoon costumes, and possibly new unrevealed content and characters. The presentation will be held on Nintendo’s official E3 website or Twitch channel.