The last big conference ended just an hour before; I'm talking about Nintendo of course. It has brought some surprises, most of them predictable but still sweet. You all know what I'm talking about so I will go straight to my opinion.
Starting with a Zelda video and a live orchestra was very touching and I'm sure a lot of fans felt that way. Nintendo really knows how to connect with our feelings through gaming history. The 3DS part was very predictable, they need to reinforce their new portable system considering that the 3DS didn't have strong launching games and almost none important games until this day (that will change with Ocarina of Time 3DS of course). A new Mario game is always welcome, but the video felt like a younger son of the Galaxy games, just saying.
Now to the big moment, the WiiU. What can I say about the name?? My first impression was an attempt to hold the casual market with the Wii brand, which is ok by me. It would be stupid to forget about the so profitable casual market, and for casual gamers Nintendo is not as heavy as Wii as a brand. The U part is trying to say they care about the personal experiences of gamers and what the controller can bring to the table. I don't like the name, but like I said with the PSVita (bad name too), that is the least important thing. At the beginning of the presentation I was afraid, especially with the so casual presentation through Wii sports and WiiFit. Watching a Zelda HD small clip and some pics with a less squared Wii relieved some worries concerning the new controller being for the Wii and not part of a new console. I don't know if I was the only one at that moment about what Nintendo wanted with this new controller.
This is when the heavy guns showed up. Publishers and developers talked about the possibilities of the new console and giving to it their support. Nintendo has done this a lot of times and then a few of them actually do games for the console. Showing that games like Darksiders II and Batman Arkham City are going to be developed for the WiiU, that is a true way to show publishers and developers commitment with the console. Also, this demonstrates Nintendo's goal of recapturing the hardcore market like all of you have heard during the past last months. Finally, inviting an EA representative to talk about the possibilities and all EA's support to the WiiU with most of the franchises tells a lot about what Nintendo is doing to create stronger relationships with Third Party Developers. Like Iwata said, EA is the biggest and most successful independent developer in the world, and having its support means a lot of third party games coming to the WiiU.
I think I sad everything I wanted to say clearly enough so I'm going to cut it now.
In my opinion, Nintendo won this year E3, with Sony following it very closely and Microsoft just lost before the other two did their conferences.
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