What will Nintendo reveal at E3?

Danny, Ed, Jess and Tom talk about Nintendo Wii U and 3DS sales and the possibility of seeing a new Zelda, Smash Bros, Mario Galaxy 3 and Bayonetta 2 at E3 2014.

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bbkkristian
bbkkristian

No mention of Monolith Soft's X at all? That's game that many people are looking forward too.

BRW78
BRW78

I don't see Nintendo announcing a new console this E3, that's way too soon. A new handheld maybe, but not a new console.


I see them releasing more trailers and details on games we know of already like Smash Bros, Bayonetta, Yarn Yoshi etc.


As for reveals I think Nintendo will announce a Wii U version of Animal Crossing, Zelda will be shown and we may get a new Metroid game. We will also see what Retro is working on (could be Metroid) and Miyamotos new project (could be quality of life hoopla).


Otherwise I don't see any big surprises. I would love a new StarFox or F-zero but I don't see it happening. I would also love a new 3D Mario but it's too soon for that and I don't know if we'll get a new IP this year (if ever).

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

Nintendo is extremely relevant in the grand scheme of gaming. The host might not consider it relevant though because he really does sounds like all the naysayers from 10 years ago. It's always doom and gloom for Nintendo, but the reason I still play games to this day is because of them. I don't own a WiiU yet but it's just a matter of time before it gets the library it deserves. It was the same with the 3DS and it won't be different with the WiiU. To be perfectly honest here, people bought a PS4 and Xbox One ahead of time (unlike what happened with the WiiU). There's a couple of games for each system, if that much and at most, that would justify the purchase. Don't believe the hype - WiiU wasn't different last year and you know it. Why does the media have to look at them as the "non-hardcore" company? Since when did that therm even became a thing? It makes me such a confusion, just like my dad thinks playing games in general is just for 10 years old! Stop underestimating Nintendo. Stop pretending WiiU isn't their 8th gen console and stop treating it as an old system because it isn't either. They won't release another main home system in the next few years, just accept it! You want to play Smash and Bayonetta 2? Buy a WiiU! If you think you'll ever see this games on your, as of now, dry PS4 and Xbox One you're delusional. If you prefer realistic first person shooters and cinematic experiences just be glad there's something different on Nintendo even if you don't like it! Then everybody wonders why Nintendo isn't selling the console or why they have opted for the directs instead of press conferences when the press is not doing them any good. Then everybody thinks Nintendo is irrelevant because those same people won't remember WiiU doesn't only have Mario...3D World and the next Zelda, but it also has Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros, X, Bayonetta 2, Watch Dogs, etc.


Dear GameSpot, do yourself and us a favor and stop wasting time covering Nintendo. Do what you do best and stick with the hardcore stuff.

Noved23
Noved23

Nintendo needs to create games for the market. In Gamespot's Reality Check show they talked about the average gamer age which is 31. I'm 29. They need to create and sell games for an older age group if they want to sell more. Creating games for 10 year olds is all good and honorable and family-orientated but those 10 year olds from 20 years ago, who had the SNES grew up. As someone commented below, if they released games like The Witcher and Mass Effect and not horrible ports I would buy them. I'm over Mario, never really been into him. I'm more into Zelda and Metroid. They need a wider range of games. Get some of these indie companies and teach them how to create games for Nintendo. Have them do exclusive games. How hard is that to really do? I'm expecting big things from Watchdogs for the Wii U. Ubisoft seems to be the only company really trying to use the gamepad.

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

I know for sure that no Big Mario game is going to be announced, as 3D World just came out in Novemeber, and the studio behind it, and the Galaxy games need more time to craft something up. Retro has bigger development studio, so I'm sure they will have something to show, as I'm sure one half of the studio was finishing up on Donkey Kong Country: TF

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

Personally, after 3D World, i would rather a new 3D Mario rather than Galaxy 3, it would be a step back in my opinion.

ekolite
ekolite

It's a good thing when there are a lot of games I would be happy about in the announcement.

jacquelineferre
jacquelineferre

They'll probably announce everything that we already know... Mario Maker, new Zelda, Bayonetta 2, an X trailer and another trailer for Hyrule Warriors.

tdawgg30
tdawgg30

Two biggest upsets I would love to see Nintendo pull off at E3--  Devil's Third to be published by the Big N only for Wii U, and a Star Fox title developed by Platinum Games.

LoveSack
LoveSack

Needs a new metroid and f zero, a decent zelda and i might get one. Oh and starfox

SunSpot
SunSpot

Gamecube had a slow start, then the games came out. Wii best selling console or something right(?). Hardware sucked compared to the other consoles.


Nintendo do not need to release new hardware. Just keep releasing games that people actually want.


I think Nintendo will be fine within a year or two, with no new hardware released.

myungish
myungish

New Metroid and Zelda games will be enough to make me happy. A Mario Sunshine/Galaxy sequel will push me over to ecstatic. 

omar_q
omar_q

Probably New NEW super mario bros 

snk0610
snk0610

New Metroid!


I actually don't like this game but shooters are always great for sales.


The game that would be most interesting to see is Super Mario Galaxy 3


A sequel for Mario 64 could also be nice.


And Mario HD collection with all the 3D Mario games would also be great.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

*Luigi looks at Edmond* 'You're cool.' 

As for the rest...

*Death Stare*

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

The problem with jess is when I watch her I forget about video games

hegovi
hegovi

Obviously a new STAR FOX game..

Vexov
Vexov

I think everyone that is sane can agree that Nintendo needs to be competitive with the hardware, but i don't think that will be enough. Nintendo would also need to make sure its software and OS are quick and smooth, and not filled with all sorts of needless social crap.


Basically, if the PS4 was a Nintendo system, it would probably have become God... of this console generation. 

Nintendo also needs to keep the silly devices separate from the console. That controller is nice, but it should have been fused with the 3DS in some way and usable as a controller with screens for the Wii-U (like the Vita and PS4).

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

NINTENDO ugh I cant wait for this event I want to see Zelda already and tons of games.

phbz
phbz

I thinks there´s space for the Wii U to be a niche console, as long as Nintendo dosent mind to sell "just" a few million  consoles. There is no need for much 3rd party support and Nintendo has enough franchises to feed the Wii U, as long as they maintain their usual level of execution.  But IMO, they have to rethink the console. The Wii-pad makes it too expensive offering little in return. Dump that and you´ll have me as costumer. 


It kind of makes me mad that  the Wii u has the best game line up and still I´m not willing to buy it due to the Wii pad. 

Furwings
Furwings

Nintendo needs to get hungry, and aggressive like they were in the NES & SNES days! No excuse why they don't have a 3D rendered/animated Mario cartoon series like back in the day with The Super Mario Bros Super Show and Zelda. Remember Captain N? a Nintendo cartoon featuring mostly 3rd party characters like Mega Man and Simon Belmont. Seriously they need to do something like this. They need to do breakfast cereals, snacks, toys, clothing, promotional tie-ins, commercials, print ads with stuff kids eat and drink, comics, activity/sticker books, etc!

I realise they do some of this already but only half-heartedly. Not like the NES/SNES eras when they were pedal to the metal with ALL of this stuff!

I feel if they do all of this, it will get Nintendo more mindshare with the youth of today like it did for my generation. Add in awesome AAA 1st party games like Mario Kart, Zelda, Metriod, Mario etc, plus the continued popularity of the 3DS/2DS and it WILL all contribute to increased Wii U system sales which will in-turn attract more 3rd parties to come back.

Also, the idea of a co-developed/co-funded Mega Man game between Nintendo and Capcom is a brilliant idea! I've stated this before. Why doesn't Nintendo come up with like a "Gaming Heritage Series" type thing where they along with the heavy hitters from the NES & SNES era's co-produce Wii U exclusive versions of Mega Man, Contra, Castlevania, etc? Play on the whole nostalgia factor? Why the hell not?!

Celsius765
Celsius765

Nintendo is still relevant but they're acting like such a grandpa

sdinh225
sdinh225

@Vexov I'm all for the Wii U using the Pro Controller as the official controller instead. I would even rather have the Wiimote and with nunchuks where it applies instead of the gamepad. My big 52inch screen TVs are hung high above the fireplace in the living room and above the surround sounds in the patio where I'm sitting at least 10 feet away so it's a pain to either constantly look back down on the gamepad screen and then back up at the screen or constantly hold up the gamepad so I don't have to...which is ridiculous. Luckily it's only for a few games like Wonderful 101/ZomiU (forced to use it anyway) and WWHD. 


Some people don't mind it at all and I'm glad for them but for a person like me getting back into Nintendo since the gamecube era that I adored, this new console gimmick thing is really inconvenient. It would be nice if it was an option instead where it is forced. The PS4/Vita remote play option is an option, either could completely do without the other since the Vita is its own console with many games albeit not very many would consider it as so. 

hystavito
hystavito

@Vexov Nice point on the OS needing to be quick and smooth and such, it's something most people have stopped talking about but it was a huge negative point when the WiiU came out.  Yes they updated multiple times and improved it, but it's still painfully slow getting into different menus/settings/etc.

Although I am one of the people that keeps saying they've already lost the casuals, the casuals are probably really sensitive to that stuff nowadays since they are used to their tablets and phones where things happen pretty fast.  I often joke that people nowadays feel like it's a hassle to just power on a console :).

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

@phbz This 100%. I don't need a new console from them. I just need better reasons to buy a Wii U. I don't care about the tablet. I just want to play their games with a quality controller and the console should be $200 or less. 

hystavito
hystavito

@Furwings I don't know, it could be extremely difficult, kids are obsessed with tablets these days.  Tablets also present a nice alternative for parents, they're mobile, they're not too expensive compared to a console if you have 3 or less kids.  However, the game prices are just something a console like the WiiU can't even remotely compete with, even if you have to buy a copy for each kid.


Personally I would rather just see them kinda give up on the kids to some extent, at least for the WiiU, and bring more stuff that I as an adult WiiU owner would find appealing.  Like some said in another article today, a more mature Zelda would be one example.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@hegovi 

So your only supporting statement about your "obvious" claim is that you "feel it"?

tdawgg30
tdawgg30

@PS2fweak @phbz Without the Wii U gamepad, how are you gonna use Miiverse and surf the web... or play games while using the john?

sdinh225
sdinh225

@tdawgg30 I can't even do that while using the loo which is only about 15 feet away from the living room where the big screen is...that's pretty frustrating man. 

Not that it was a make or break factor for me when I bought the Wii U but I can't even use that supposedly neat feature of the gamepad.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@sdinh225 @tdawgg30  It all has to do with your house walls.  Mine, I can easily play Metroid Fusion on the crapper (My BR is right next to me entertainment center)  but not much else.


Meanwhile, My cousin can literally walk all over his house and his gamepad doesn't lose signal at all.  His house is newer and mine is an old Colonial house so that also has a lot to do with signal interference

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

I think that's what hegovi referenced, and I don't know hegovi's gender and didn't want to be presumptuous

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@homelessgamer 

More "poor" (whatever the sense which you intend with this phrase) than a person who names his/her account "homelessgamer"?