My friend is working until 5pm but wanted to know what happened at Nintendo’s E3 event today. Here is my series of text messages that spammed his phone, now with added comments!
Here’s a quick run down of Nintendo E3. Keep in mind, tomorrow they are going to do a 3DS conference, so I’m sure (hopeful!) there will be more on 3DS at that time.
Pikmin 3 (Looks rad, although it just looks like more Pikmin)
[Side note - More Pikmin isn’t a compliant. I thought it looked like fun, it just looked like what I would expect from “Pikmin 3.”]
New Super Mario Bros U (Besides the awful title and the fact that this is the FOURTH “New” Super Mario Bros game, it still looks good, even if it looks like more traditional SMB - Funny how I’d clammer for years about wanting more “real’ Super Mario Bros and now I’m like, “Yeah, I’ll play it, but I’m not doing backflips.”
[Side note to that, I really dug the presentation for New Super Mario Bros U and will most likely buy a Wii U and this at the same time.]
Wii Fit U - Zzzz
Ubisoft’s ZombieU - Actually looks pretty awesome.
[I probably should have gone into more detail with that one, but I’ll let him figure it out.]
Shit, I’m drawing a blank on what else they showed… Oh!
New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS) - Looks good, I’ll buy it, but, again, too much of a good thing? I dunno.
Paper Mario 3DS - Looks incredible.
Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS) - Looks incredible. This and Paper Mario are the system sellers, I think.
Back on Wii U, Lego City, I think it’s called, looked pretty awesome. I want to play it more than I want to admit.
[I really do. ;_;]
I think the only other thing that was shown was “Nintendoland,” which is a collection of Nintendo themed mini-games. It looked like it could be fun with a group, but, to quote my twitter,
“If Nintendo charges $50 for Nintendoland no one will be able to deny that they have the biggest balls in the industry, video games or not.”
Some other quick flashes of games included Tekken Tag Team 2, Ninja Gaiden 3, Mass Effect 3…
[He’s a big Mass Effect fan, or else I wouldn’t have even mentioned that one.]
Happy about Tekken. They also showed a game called “Tank! Tank! Tank!” which has my eye - looks like a fast paced Battlezone with multiplayer.
[Actually, Battlezone always had multiplayer, didn’t it? That was stupid of me to say.]
The only other game that caught my eye wasn’t even at the show. On e3.nintendo.com they have a video for “P-100,” which is being developed by Platinum Games and is what the child of Pikmin or Katamari Damacy & Battletoads would look like.
I’ll stop spamming your text messages now.
And, that’s pretty much my opinion on this conference is in a nutshell. I don’t think anyone was shocked or surprised by what was shown, but I think there is enough there that I’m sure I’m going to really enjoy.