We’re just two weeks shy of the biggest industry show of the year, with several announcements concerning the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS almost at our fingertips. We’ve seen some announcments leak already, such as the wealth of information about Hyrule Warriors that was released in a recent issue of Famitsu magazine. We also know that Super Smash Bros. will be playable at E3 and that Nintendo will be holding the first ever Super Smash Bros. invitational. With so much going on, it can certainly be overwhelming.
When it comes to what we hope to see, the number one thing on the list is Monolith Soft’s X project. It still doesn’t have a full name yet, but the teaser footage we saw earlier in the year from the Nintendo Direct was not enough to sate us. This project has been teased by Nintendo since the very beginning of 2012 and it’s finally time to take the blanket off. We hope Nintendo plans on giving us a name and a projected release date for the game at least, though we don’t expect to see a playable demo on the floor. Perhaps a nice trailer during the Nintendo Digital Presentation, though.
So what do we expect to be playable on the floor? Most likely we’ll see demos of Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, perhaps Yarn Yoshi and some other GamePad specific games that Iwata has talked about showing but that haven’t been made available yet. On the Nintendo 3DS side of things, I know it’s a far cry but I hope to see mention of Fantasy Life getting a Western release date. Square Enix might release details about Bravely Second since Bravely Default did so well in the west, though that likely won’t be in the Nintendo booth since Square Enix will have their own.
As for new IPs and franchises to be announced, a Metroid game would be nice, especially if Retro Studios has anything to do with it. We know they’re working on a new project now but they’ve not talked about it at any length. Star Fox would also be nice, but once again that’s a niche title that Nintendo hasn’t seemed fond of utilizing since the GameCube days.
We know there will be more information on the upcoming Legend of Zelda Wii U game, though we expect to be shown a trailer and not much hands on. A tentative release date will probably be set and that’s all we’ll see of that. Those are my predictions, but Zorpix had a few things to say about his expectations for E3 this year as well.
“I’d really like to see something to do with Starfox. I’m one of the few who really liked Assault, and want to see them try to flesh out their ground combat and tie it in nicely with their air combat. I think they could have a fantastic halo-esque game with some great starfox action. Also, more Krystal is never a bad thing.”
What would you like to see? What’s your number one hope to be revealed at E3 this year? Let us know in the comments!
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