Nintendo opted out of their normal presentation this year, going the route of the way they have been sharing news to Nintendo Followers, with their Nintendo Direct@E3 Presentation. This form of presentation was very different, but at the same time, it was actually really nice. Available on Tuesday morning, the Nintendo Direct@E3 presentation was full of both first and third party presentations, and was action packed with a ton of games. The Wii U seems to be expanding to games with better graphics, and Nintendo is truly showing how much they care about their fans. Take a look at the Nintendo E3 2013 Recap below.
First Party Nintendo Games
Pokemon X/Y (October 12, 2013)
Introducing the Kalos region in all 3D! With full 3D in everything from running around, to Pokebattles, it looks fantastic. A new type, Fairy, has now been introduced as well (beats Dragon type). Nintendo is also introducing Pokemon Amie, which gives you a way to bond with your Pokemon by giving you the ability to feed, pet, and play with your Pokemon.
Super 3D Mario World (December)
An all new 3D Mario World for the Wii U represents the next step forward in Mario. For the first time, 4-player multiplayer co-op is available with Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach. Each one has unique abilities to use to your advantage. All new powerup – “Cat Mario” – can climb walls and scratch enemies with claws.
Mario Kart 8 (Spring 2014)
Mario Kart 8 now has the ability for anti-gravity! Race sideways and upside down, as well as glide and race under water. Motorcycles will also be back, like in Mario Kart 3. Mario Kart will offer the largest number of multi-player modes so far.
Wii Party U (October)
Utilizing the Wii U Gamepad, the game will have not just board games, but party games. With the introduction of 85 new mini games, with some being played primarily on the game pad!
Wii Fit U (December)
The game has been pushed back in order to implement all new features!
Art Academy (TBA)
Due to how people have used the Wii U MiiVerse to create amazing drawings, Nintendo has decided to develop an all new Art Academy for the Wii U. They have released a special version for MiiVerse Artists in advance, due to come out this summer. Use Pastels, Pencils, and Colored pencils to create all new works of art.
Third Party Nintendo Games
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (October 29, 2013)
Batman: Arkham Origins (October 25, 2013)
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate October 25, 2013)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Director’s Cut) | (2013)
Disney Infinity (August 18, 2013)
Just Dance 2014 (October 8, 2013)
Rayman Legends (September 3, 2013)
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Fall 2013)
Disney’s Planes (August 6, 2013)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (July 16, 2013)
Skylanders SWAP Force (October 13, 2013)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (August 20, 2013)
Sonic Lost World (Holiday 2013)
Watch Dogs (November 19, 2013)
Nintendo Wii U eShop Releases
Coaster Crazy Deluxe
Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Mutant Mudds Deluxe
Oddworld: New N’ Tasty
Scram Kitty & His Buddy on Rails
Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party
A World of Keflings
Nintendo Game Releases
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (October 2013)
It’s back, and in HD! In the trailer shown, the game looks fantastic, and HD credits itself well to the game. Any fan of the Zelda franchise who enjoyed Wind Waker before will love what they have done to remaster the game. Since the Wii U can’t connect to the Gameboy Advance for the Tingle Tuner, they have linked the Tingle Bottle to the MiiVerse, allowing you to post comments that can be picked up on the shore by other players, as well as screenshots!
The Wonderful 101 (September 15 2013)
An action game where a group of heroes and their leader will be battling against the space invader, Gru who is attacking earth. The heroes have an ability called “unite more” which turns them into a giant weapon. Draw symbols on the Wii U Screen to create your weapon, which larger symbols creating larger weapons. At the in-game shop, you can buy new skills and weapons. Up to 5 player co-op mode is available as well.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (November 2013)
Donkey Kong is back for some 3D Wii U action! Donkey Kong island has been overrun by Vikings, and Donkey Kong must adventure to 5 other islands to save it. Unlike previous Donkey Kong Country games, you will get dynamic views alongside the side-scrolling view, depending on the scene. There is also 2 player co-op with options for Diddy Kong and Daisy Kong.
In the previous trailer shown of Bayonetta 2, you could not see her from the front. An all new trailer, which looks unbelievable, is now available. Nintendo also showed off a gameplay trailer, with all new skills and abilities.
This game looks really interesting, and it’s from the makers of Xenoblade. Looking something like a open world Gundam Wing, the game looks incredible. With few details so far, all we know is that it is an open world RPG, with an emphasis on exploration. The mechs you see in the trailer are called “DOLLS” that you have the option to control and transform.
Super Smash Bros. (2014)
It’s back!! Everyone’s favorite Nintendo fighting game is back and with some all new characters, and locations. The Villager from Animal Crossing now joins Mega Man (who has a huge number of awesome abilities) in the all new game for Wii U and 3DS.
That’s it for Nintendo! Check out the full Nintendo Direct@E3 Video.