Yes, it surely has been an incredible E3 for game announcements on Nintendo systems, including the upcoming 3DS. So which of these games made my list?
6. Metroid: Other M. This is Samus's first adventure following the Prime games. I'm still not completely sold yet on the controls, as wel as the pace of the game (there is a combination of first person 3-D, side scrolling 2-D, and more), but I cannot ignore the game's presentation. It will probably be the next Wii game I get.
5. Mario Sports Mix. Yes, I am a fan of Mario sports games. Heck, this game's announcement even got me playing past Mario Sports titles such as Mario Power Tennis and Mario Strikers Charged. It's looking like it will be a more in-depth version of Wii Sports with Mario characters in it.
4. Kid Icarus: Uprising. I will admit, I find Pit's SSBB voice to be really annoying, and it looks like he retains that voice in this game, too (ugh!) Still, like Metroid, I cannot ignore the presentation this game is going to provide, especially as a debut title for the 3DS that shows what the system can do. Since I'm not into remakes (good bye Star Fox 64 3D and Ocarina of Time 3D), Kid Icarus will be the game I get when I get my 3DS.
3. Donkey Kong Country Returns. Yes, more platformers! As a guy who really doesn't care too much for FPS games, I'm glad to see platformers back on the rise again. Many of the elements from the SNES DKC games right down the sounds of collecting bananas are being brought back. Granted, there are no Kremlings in this game, but that is only a slight mishap on what is other wise is shaping up to be a great game.
2. Zelda: Skyward Sword. The demo Nintendo did at E3 was a little embarassing, but reports from sources like Kotaku confirm that the controls will work just fine. The game takes a hybrid approach in terms of visuals, mixing the realistic grit of Twilight Princess with the more artsy side of the Wind Waker. The game's biggest draw is the use of the Wii Motion Plus for 1-to-1 sword and shield movements. Finally, a bigger game that takes full advantage of the Wii Motion Plus!
And the number 1 game I'm looking forward to is...
KIRBY"S EPIC YARN!!!! Yes, I am looking forward to this more than I am to Zelda. Why? Because much like the Wind Waker did last gen, Kirby's Epic Yarn is also getting a major visual makeover. A makeover that makes it one of the best looking games artistically this gen. However, Kirby's Epic Yarn takes a step above Wind Waker because the controls are also getting a makeover. Instead of sucking enemies, Kirby now uses Yarn to attach himself to them, getting their powers in the process. It's the underdog that stole the show for me. You can bet I was really happy when I learned that Gamespot gave thier "Best of E3" award to this game, it was much deserved!