Following a lackluster E3 showing in their Digital Event, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that Nintendo’s stock had dropped. However, it is surprising that their stock has only dropped by a marginal amount following a disappointing show. Following their E3 announcements, Nintendo’s stock has only dropped by about 0.6%; for some reason, Nintendo’s lackluster presentation isn’t seeming to have a major effect on investors. Perhaps they are still optimistic based on the mobile game and theme park announcements from earlier this year? Or, maybe they know about something that we don’t? Only time will tell.
There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That’s where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of “Nintendo Week,” a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.
This week, the crew is joined by friend of the show Tony Marino to discuss Nintendo’s lackluster E3 performance. We give an overview of their games and what they’ve done this year in the first of this week’s two episodes. Tomorrow we’re going to talk about the lesser-discussed elements of E3, including the floor space, the Treehouse, what became of our predictions, and more.
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Alright guys, the third day of Gamnesia’s E3 coverage has finally drawn to a close, and it was another big one! Nintendo held their Digital Event today, announcing games like The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and Metroid Prime: Federation Force; then, Square Enix held their press conference, where they covered a ton of new information about Kingdom Hearts III and Hitman. Throughout the day, Nintendo held their Treehouse Live event, where they showed off new gameplay for a lot of the titles shown in the Digital Event and the most recent Nintendo Direct; tonight saw the premiere of the first-ever PC Gaming Show, which announced that a pair of Xbox One games will be coming to PC soon. On top of all of that, there was tons of other information about other games from various other interviews and show floor demos. To catch up on all of today’s stories, read on below!
That’s a wrap on day three of E3 coverage here at Gamnesia, and all of the press conferences from the big publishers and console developers are finally over. However, E3 is far from over: it’s only just beginning! We’ve still got two days of full E3 coverage here at Gamnesia, so check back tomorrow for coverage of the Nintendo Treehouse Live event, news from the show floor, Gamnesia-exclusive editorials, and more!
It’s no surprise that many people were disappointed with Nintendo with regard to this year’s Digital Event at E3. Metroid Prime: Federation Force has already received 21,000 dislikes on its official trailer page on YouTube since it was posted earlier in the day; new Animal Crossing spin-offs and another handheld Zelda game have also received numerous criticisms since the Digital Event showed them off. These criticisms have not been ignored. Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, posted an apologetic message on his Japanese Twitter page.
He stated that Nintendo took their fans’ criticisms and opinions seriously, and “will work to better meet [fans’] expectations.”
.@Nintendo Thank you for watching. We take opinions of this year’s Digital Event seriously and will work to better meet your expectations.
The Nintendo Digital Event for this year’s E3 was a little sparse, but there were still some pretty important announcements for the rest of this year and early 2016. Among them are our first look at the brand-new Star Fox Zero, a new cooperative Zelda game for Nintendo 3DS, and a new cooperative Metroid Prime spin-off. We also got release dates for other anticipated titles, like Super Mario Maker, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and Yoshi’s Woolly World.
Check out the list below for all the news and announcements!
During Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event, a new crossover of the Mario and Luigi and Paper Mario series was unveiled. The game, called Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, will have characters from both Mario universes meeting each other. The title was revealed with a gameplay trailer that shows footage of the player controlling Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario all together. Check it out above!
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam will release for Nintendo 3DS in spring of 2016.
Earlier this year, Nintendo officially pulled the curtain on the mysterious Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem. During Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event today, another trailer for the game was shown off. The trailer focuses mainly on the story of the game. However, not much about the story can be deciphered because the entire trailer is in Japanese at this point in time.
The trailer also sported the same flashy and stylized battles that we saw in the reveal trailer back in April, which is speculated to follow the turn-based RPG style gameplay of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise. Characters confirmed by the trailer to appear in the game include Chrom, Tsubasa Oribe, and Toma Akagi. Also, Avex Group will do the music and songs. Don’t forget to check back here for the trailer.
Xenoblade Chronicles X was featured in today’s Nintendo E3 Digital Event with an action-packed new trailer. Following the video, it was revealed that the title will release in North American regions on December 4 of this year. The game previously launched in Japan on April 29. While some fans wondered if the title would be pushed back to 2016, Nintendo has delivered on their promise of a 2015 release date.
During the Digital Event, Nintendo showed off a new trailer for the new Fire Emblem game on 3DS; the trailer featured our first look at the game translated into English. It also gave us the English title for the game: Fire Emblem Fates. The game is set to release in 2016 in North America.
At their E3 Digital Event, Nintendo has revealed that Nintendo characters will be available to play on Skylanders SuperChargers through new crossover Amiibo. These Amiibo include Turbocharge Donkey Kong with the Barrel Blaster vehicle and Hammer Slam Bowser with the Clown Cruiser vehicle. In the game, DK can throw barrels and Bowser slams his hammer. Although this is a crossover, it was explained and showed in the gameplay that there are lots of homages to the characters’ histories.
These Amiibo can be placed on the portal to activate them as Skylanders, then you can turn the base to switch them to Amiibo. It was also revealed that the developers had wanted to use established versions of the characters, such as Giga Bowser, but were told to do something different that better suited Skylanders.
More information on these brand new crossover Amiibo is to be shared during Nintendo Treehouse live, so tune in to find out more!
Despite being a very in-demand title, Nintendo had left us stranded without any Metroid games for a while—until now. At their E3 Digital Event, Nintendo announced Metroid Prime: Federation Force. This upcoming 3DS title will include a four player co-op world to explore, a first for the Metroid series. Furthermore, the previously revealed Blast Ball, a three-on-three sci-fi sports game, will be part of this release as a separate mode. While not many more details were given, we do know that Metroid Prime: Federation Force will be available sometime in 2016.
Are you excited for Metroid Prime: Federation Force? Let us know in the comments!
During Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event today, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé stated that the company will be focusing on a theme of transformation during this year’s trade show. He recalled Nintendo President Satoru Iwata’s announcements on how the gaming giant is expanding into nontraditional territories for the company, such as Universal theme parks and mobile gaming. He also brought up Nintendo’s future dedicated gaming platform, codenamed NX. Finally, he stated that “If there’s a secret to the longevity of Nintendo franchises, it is transformation. We never let them stand still. There always has to be something new, something compelling.”
While Reggie Fils-Aime was talking about the theme of “transformation” during Nintendo’s Digital Event, the new customizable game Super Mario Maker was brought up. Reggie mentioned that the game would be launching later this year and that users would be able to share their levels online with the entire world and locally with friends.
To kick off today’s Digital Event, Nintendo debuted Star Fox Zero for the Wii U; they showed off the game with a world premiere of gameplay footage that featured Fox and friends diving into the atmosphere of Corneria to take out a floating station. The game features traditional dogfighting, transformations from Star Fox 2, and all-range mode; in the game, you can see the the game world on the TV and focus on shooting your turrets on the GamePad. The game is not a sequel or a remake, and it releases this Holiday season.
We’ve had a packed and exciting E3 so far, and the fun continues today with Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event, showcasing upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Nintendo’s presentation kicks off at 9:00 am Pacific (noon Eastern and 5:00 pm in the UK), and we’re streaming it all live right here! Click above to check it out, and stay tuned to Gamnesia for updates on all the exciting announcements!
It was already known that Hyrule Warriors was coming to 3DS, but Nintendo expanded on what the port to the 3DS would be like during their E3 Digital Event today. An English version of the previously leaked Japanese trailer was shown. The game will be a “reimagining of Wii U game.” The game will include all DLC characters with the additions of Tetra and the King of Red Lions. Not to mention an amped-up, metal soundtrack twist for the Wind Waker levels that will be coming. We have yet to see any real gameplay of Hyrule Warriors on the 3DS, but it is expected to come out during the first quarter of 2016.
What do you think about the port to 3DS? Let us know in the comments below!
If you saw the Nintendo Digital Event, you probably remember the opening video, wherein two of their most famous executives went head-to-head in an incredible live action battle scene. While Nintendo did team up with Robot Chicken to produce several short comedy skits for the show, it turns out that the battle sequence was produced in-house. On the E3 show floor, I spoke to a representative from Nintendo of America, who told me that the fight between Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime was actually produced by Masahiro Sakurai, the director of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles—fitting, considering that it was shot to announce that Miis will be playable in the newest Smash roster.
I must say, I’m very impressed that Sakurai was able to animate that scene so stunningly. I was with many others in thinking that Nintendo had outsourced the special effects, but I guess Sakurai has even more talent up his sleeves than we knew.
Nintendo’s Digital Event on Tuesday revealed a lot about the developer’s upcoming projects and the company’s future. From Super Smash Bros. to Yoshi’s Woolly World to The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo brought a ton of games to its prerecorded press conference this year. With so much news, it may be hard to keep up! That’s why we’ve made this recap to refresh your memories on the Digital Event’s… well… its events!
Take a look at the roundup!
Nintendo kicked off its showcase with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, with new details on Mii characters, NFC figurines, and more.
The Big N unveiled amiibo, a plan for NFC figurines to come to multiple Nintendo titles.
Are you guys excited for E3 2014 yet? If not, you will be after this news post!
In a quirky new YouTube video about a group of fans infiltrating the Nintendo headquarters in search of E3 news (you can check it out above), Nintendo announced their plans for E3 2014. Nintendo @ E3 2014 will be bigger than ever, featuring four different ways to experience the action.
To begin, the Big N announced that their E3 presentation this year will again be digital; however, it will now be called the Nintendo Digital Event rather than a Nintendo Direct. The Event will air on Tuesday, June 10th at 9 A.M. Pacific (noon Eastern time) and will reveal and provide further details about gaming experiences coming to Nintendo platforms in 2014 and beyond.
Nintendo also announced that developers from the Nintendo of America Treehouse will be streaming throughout E3 with live, unscripted demos from the Nintendo booth. It should be interesting to get a chance to see more about the games being shown from the developers themselves.
The description for the Digital Event states that we’ll be seeing game reveals as well as more information about previously announced titles; hopefully, that means that Zelda U and Miyamoto’s new project will be announced, perhaps with a Retro Studios announcement as well. Of course, we can also expect to see more about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Hyrule Warriors, and other previously announced titles.
What do you think? Excited for E3? I’ve already got June 10th circled on my calendar!