Nintendo showed some great games at E3 2013. However, this is the first year that Nintendo didn’t have a major press conference. Instead Nintendo showed an online presentation called Nintendo Direct. They truly showed why it is worth owning a 3DS and a Wii U. I am so glad that I bought my 3DS on the day it came out and that I bought the Wii U when it first came out.
What games did Nintendo show at E3?
They showed off a variety of first party and third party titles. One of the games that caught my eye was the New Super Smash game for 3DS and Wii U. They showed several trailers for the new game and they announced several new playable characters. They announced three new characters, Megaman, the Villager from Animal Crossing and the Wii Fit Girl. Nintendo also revealed a new Donkey Kong game called Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze. It is the sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns. It is a side scrolling platformer that pits you against Vikings and Giant Walruses. Some of the other titles that Nintendo delved into include Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Yoshi’s New Island, The Legend of Zelda a Link Between Worlds and New Super Lugi U. Nintendo also shared more details about the upcoming Pokemon X and Pokemon Y games. Both games will be released on October 12th, 2013 and they will be in 3-D.
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How well did Nintendo perform at E3 this year?
I wasn’t very surprised by what I saw from Nintendo this year. In the past Nintendo has made some pretty big announcements at E3. In the past several months Nintendo has revealed most of the games that we saw at E3. The only games that really surprised me were Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World. I would give Nintendo a six out of ten at this years electronic expo.
Source: Nintendo’s E3 Website