What's in Nintendo's conference?
15th Jun 2010 | 14:00
Nintendo's press conference is just moments away so we've given you our thoughts on what we're most looking forward to. With the Kinect looking very, shall we say, familiar, it'll be interesting to see what's coming for Wii that will see it pull away from the crowd yet again. Of course, there's the 3DS. How well will it work? Does it really have graphics comparable to PS3 and 360? All the answers will flow in from 5pm. Read our predictions for the presentation below and check back later to see if we got it right.
Oh my goodness! We can barely take it. With everything we've already heard about the Nindendo 3DS it is quickly becoming our announcement of E3. 3D (obviously), graphics as good as the HD consoles and all this without the need for glasses. Here's to not looking like a complete twerp on the bus on the way back from the shops on launch day.
Violent game haters look away now...Komodo's RapidShot is the first videogame peripheral to carry an age restriction. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that it's being revealed at E3 under the Wii banner. That said it's not like Nintendo are short of action games with MadWorld, No More Heroes and Modern Warfare 2: Reflex on their books. What ever the critics may say, we're looking forward to the RapidShot reigniting dusty memories of Duck Hunt on the original NES.
Legend of Zelda Wii:
Lots of publications are already throwing their money at this being the biggest single game announcement of this summer's E3. With so little known about it, we're close to agreeing with them. Legend of Zelda on the Wii is set to be the biggest release the Nintendo has ever had with only Super Mario Galaxy 2 challenging it for the crown. We've been told to expect big things from E3. Well we won't exactly be setting our expectations very low now will we?
Metroid: The Other M:
The Metroid showcase at E3, if there's going to be one, could give the audience a bit of a headache. Promising, 2D, 3D, and, first and third person perspectives it already sounds like a game that's going to have a lot going on onscreen. Considering the sci-fi action-adventure's legacy and the screenshots we've already seen so far we're sure it'll be about as far away from being a pain and much more of a pleasure to play. We're especially excited about having a go on the ball rolling puzzle areas of the game. That and all the space age shooting practise.
After EA released its E3 line-up it dawned on us just how much we're itching to get our hands on NBA Jam. Confirmed at the beginning of the year and not expected until October time at the earliest, this remake of the classic 1993 is looking so good...it's on fire! Sorry. But really, we're excited. Nintendo may have just pulled off a coup by securing it as an exclusive too.
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
As a special trailer was released just days before E3 we got the feeling Nintendo is trying to get the hype machine turning for its new Final Fantasy instalment on the DS. The 4 Heroes of Light is going to have a simpler control system and will see a return to turn based battles after the FFXIII. The DS may only be a little machine but it's certainly cranking up the excitement levels for next week. Will this be available on the 3DS? We can only wait and see.
The countdown for the return of the cutest RTS ever started back in March when we announced that Shigeru Miyamoto told our good friends at ONM that Pikmin 3 development was "well under way". This can only mean that we're going to at least get a sneaky peek at the next scavenger management game, maybe even a little play. Either way, one of the most successful modern franchises for Nintendo is going to return with a bang at E3 we're sure.
The original Scribblenaunts stole our hearts, and scored a massive 9/10, when it was released in October last year so we were thrilled to hear last month that a sequel was already in development. And then we started thinking: How many more vocabulary generated tools will they dream up to use? What if it supports the new 3DS? Will we be able to see our summoned creations in glorious 3D? So many questions, hopefully we'll get some answers soon.
Animal Crossing 3DS:
Probably the hottest piece of press off the rumour mill concerning Nintendo's supposed showcase at E3 came just last week when it was revealed that the Japanese gaming giants have been using a 3DS version of Animal Crossing to coax developers into designing new software for the much-hyped handheld. If Animal Crossing: Wild World is anything to go by, the 3DS iteration should be as tasty as one of your freshly caught in-game fish. Another one to watch for all you socialites out there.
OMG OMG OMG! Need we say more? Well actually there's the small matter of original developers Rare not being on board for this Bond reboot but we're trying our hardest not to let that erode our excitement too much. We would've killed to see even just a few screens or just to hear the words "GoldenEye will be coming in 2012" from a well dressed Nintendo big wig during E3. Thankfully there was a small leak, which means we can wait like law abiding citizens until the official announcement. If anything's announced concerning 007, you'll hear it here first.