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E3 Round-up: Here’s a look at everything Nintendo announced this year

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With E3 officially over and everyone back at home safely, we’ve finally had time to decompress and analyze what Nintendo announced last week. There were some great announcements and unexpected games revealed, as well as new fighters for Super Smash Bros. While the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. was the heavy focus on the show floor, with most of the kiosks dedicated to the fighter, we saw plenty of innovation from Nintendo that I just didn’t see from Sony or Microsoft.

In fact, walking around Microsoft’s booth this year felt very empty compared to Nintendo’s booth, which was always full of people waiting to play Super Smash Bros. or Splatoon. The lines for those games never stopped, while the line to play Sunset Overdrive and Fable Legends was very short by the third day. I think it speaks a lot about the current climate of AAA games to say that people were still excited about Nintendo’s offering all throughout the show, while people seem to have played what they wanted from Sony and Microsoft’s booths and moved on.

Amiibo Project

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The biggest announcement out of E3 was that Nintendo will soon be offering NFC-enabled figurines to interface with five upcoming games. While the cost for these figurines was revealed to be about the same as the price of Skylanders and Disney Infinity figurines, the fact that they’ll be able to be utilized across multiple games means you’ll get more value for your purchases. Typically new Skylanders can’t be used in old games, so the fact that Amiibo is set up to be backwards compatible marks a huge plus for Nintendo.

Of course the first series of figurines will be based on Super Smash Bros., which is releasing this fall. However, those figurines will also be compatible with Mario Kart 8, which is available now, as well as Yoshi’s Wooly World, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, and Mario Party 10. While we don’t have release dates for those titles just yet, it’s nice to see that Nintendo has a plan in place to make sure you don’t feel like you wasted your money if you plan on buying these figurines.

Bayonetta 1 & Bayonetta 2 Set

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Bayonetta 2 has been teased since before the Wii U launched, so it’s nice to finally see the game has a release date. We didn’t spend any time with the game on the show floor because it’s been teased for so long now, but during the Digital Event it was announced that Bayonetta 1 will be included in the Bayonetta 2 release, so those who haven’t had a chance to experience Bayonetta when it was released solely on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This is another great example of Nintendo providing value to its customers and listening to what they want, as the most asked for thing any time we cover Bayonetta was whether or not Platinum Games would be able to release Bayonetta 1 on the Wii U. Now, you’re getting it free with your Bayonetta 2 purchase.

New Fighters Revealed for Super Smash Bros.

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During the course of the Nintendo Treehouse Digital Event, Nintendo announced several new fighters for the Super Smash Bros. game, several of which are new-comers to the series. The battle scene between Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime will be the source of many .gifs for years to come, but the fact that the Mii Fighter is finally added to the game in three different play styles answers something fans have been asking for ages.

Of course, Palutena’s short introduced her as a character to the series, with the hint that we could eventually see Dark Pit as a character option. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that Namco Bandai’s Pac-Man will be making an appearance in the game, as well as Mr. Game & Watch returning. Even if these new character announcements aren’t your cup of tea and you’re still angry we haven’t heard anything about Captain Falcon, it’s nice to see the Super Smash Bros. roster continue to fill out as we edge closer and closer to release.

Nintendo gets into shooters with Splatoon

The current game of the show for me was Splatoon, Nintendo’s take on a multiplayer third-person shooter. The premise of playing on a team where you can switch between squids and people in order to destroy your enemy is already a great one, but the gameplay seemed very fluid as well. One of the downsides of first starting a shooter is that you’ll typically be cannon fodder your first few rounds as you learn the controls. Splatoon helps combat that because even if you’re not great at shooting and getting kills, you can still paint over the enemy’s ink and help your team control the map.

The E3 demo only showcased one map and the ten minute demo came with a small warm up period, but there are tons of ways to play already. Most people we watched loved to set up ambushes by covering a huge area and then sinking down into the ink as a squid, only to pop up behind an enemy when they ran into them.

Yoshi’s Wooly World

What started out as Yarn Yoshi in 2013 has evolved into Yoshi’s Wooly World, which was playable on the show floor. I got to do a quick hands on demo with the game which does feature co-op and for fans of the Yoshi’s Island games, you’ll be right at home. The concept of snatching balls of yarn and eating them to put them behind you for use as ammo later is the same concept of Yoshi’s eggs in earlier games.

The graphics are bright and while reminiscent of Kirby’s Epic Yarn, there’s a lot more depth to Yoshi’s Wooly World than meets the eye. The paths through the levels are straight forward, but there are plenty of hidden secrets for you to find and overall, you’ll find that getting all the stickers in a level is a tougher challenge than one would think.

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

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This was a surprise announcement from Nintendo and spawned from the Captain Toad levels of Super Mario 3D World, which were well received when that game debuted last year. Overall it looks like a fun title, but Nintendo will have to do some work to make it feel worth a $60 purchase if that’s the direction they plan on going with it. It wasn’t announced whether this is a full title or one that will end up being eShop only, but fans of puzzle games will enjoy it.

While the game was announced as supporting the Amiibo project, there were no hints about how the figurines could be used within the game, unless you’ll be able to select a character to play instead of Captain Toad by having the figurines. Either way, we’re eager to see what Nintendo has in store for this one.

Hyrule Warriors

Checking out Hyrule Warriors was rather hard to do, since the lines at the booth were nearly always full. There seem to be a lot of Dynasty Warriors fans who are looking forward to this cross-over. I didn’t get a chance to do hands on play with this one, but I did watch the entire level being played. Overall it looks like a Dynasty Warriors game with characters and monsters from the world of Hyrule, which should be expected.

The models are well done and though the demo was only played on easy, some lesser experienced people were having trouble with figuring out what to do. Considering the Dynasty Warriors series is one part combos and one part puzzles in figuring out what the next course of action is, that should be good news for fans of either franchise.

The Legend of Zelda Wii U

The Legend of Zelda Wii U is perhaps the most anticipated title that was shown at E3 this year and rightly so, fans have been waiting for an HD Legend of Zelda release for years now. Whisperings of an open world with non-linear dungeons similar to what A Link Between Worlds offered on the 3DS left many people doubting Eiji Aonuma’s vision for the series, but the small cutscene we saw leaves little doubt in my mind that the Zelda Wii U game will be one of the best experiences of 2015/2016.

Miyamoto Hints at Starfox

Miyamoto made an appearance playing what looked to be an early prototype version of a Starfox game on the Nintendo Treehouse event. We’re excited to see this but because it was hinted at digitally, viewers of the livestream got more information about it than people on the showfloor. Either way, the fact that a new Starfox game for Wii U is coming is enough to tide many people over.

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  • jjbredesen

    A fantastic E3 with some great surprises, great humor and presentation, and the treehouse was a nice edition that gave us a lot more info than a normal press conference ever could.

    Best thing for me was to see how fantastic Zelda U looks, and to find out about StarFox!

    One of the better E3’s in years, only negative thing was the lack of 3rd party games, but they still have some great exclusives.

    • CEObrainz

      The treehouse was the best part imo, they need to do stuff like that all the time. My initial impressions of Zelda U was as predicted, my mind could not expect all those colours and draw distance in a Zelda game. The only negative thing for me was lack of Zelda U gameplay and no word on Metroid.

      • jjbredesen

        Yeah i was surprised of how colorful it was to, was expecting a a bit darker Skyward Sword, but i loved the result! And the draw distance was fantastic, i was also disappointed of the lack of gameplay as i thought there would actually be a demo. And i expected more of a 5min trailer or atleast a bit more info, but i was still really happy with what we got.

        As for Metroid i did not really see it coming this E3, Retro will be ready for the next E3 though.

        Will have had 1 and a half years to develop so i think we should get a teaser.

        • Rinslowe

          The thing to remember here is that Nintendo are usually pretty fair when it comes to labeling something like for eg a “Demo” or “In-game” etc..
          Anouma mentioned in an interview during or just after E3 that the game was running in-engine. So I feel pretty confident that the game we saw is the game we’re going to get. They’ve been pretty honest about their screen shots of all Wii U based games to date as well. And you can still make out the jaggies and in game details as it is from their “in game” screens released.
          So in a nutshell. I think we’re getting a straight up view of what to expect when the game is playable next year.
          Anything can change. But again. They’re usually pretty fair about their descriptions so…

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah there is no question that it looks fantastic, and that it was in game!

            Can’t wait to see more of the game! Hope that we can see more of it before next E3 though, to long to wait :/

    • phaedruss

      We didn’t really find out anything about starfox. Just that it exists in a very early form. I’m not sure why people are so excited about it.

      • jjbredesen

        Because we know its being made, and since there has not been a starfox for 1 generation its nice to see its not been forgotten.

        • phaedruss

          They even said they were thinking of outsourcing so it’s actually kind of worrying.

          • Rinslowe

            Not necessarily. That we could ponder when knowing who the developer is. Otherwise you’re worrying too much I think…

          • phaedruss

            Eh, not going to get my hopes up, haven’t played a good starfox since the 64 more than 15 years ago. It’s dead, Jim.

          • Rinslowe

            Well that’s cool. But that isn’t worth getting worried about. Most people are excited for the same reason as you’ve just stated. Just a different way of expressing it. No need to worry until we know “who” is developing the game. Even then, better to wait for footage of the game and details of the games story, mechanics etc… And even after all that, playing the game. Lol
            It’s Starfox, people are excited based on that alone. And justified based on past experiences.
            :)

          • Zanzama

            You REALLY are a pessimistic fellow, aren’t you?

  • Niknique

    Yeah in my opinion Nintendo won E3 for me. I also got really interested in Bayonetta since the 2nd game is gonna come packaged with the 1st one so really looking forward to that. Not really into the whole Amiibo thing but I’ll keep an eye on it. Overall really looking forward to these games, the only hard part is the wait :(

    • Mayoo

      I didn’t played Bayonetta but I found Bayonetta 2 interesting. I would have probably never tried it since I missed the first one and by lack of time. BUT, giving us a 2 game package, I will now surely buy it.

      Great move!

  • DoctorFart

    You forgot STEAM

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Steam is a 3DS project.

      • DoctorFart

        The what about some of the wii u indie titles .

        • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

          This was a round-up for Nintendo’s announcements.

          • lonewolf

            Mario party 10, Devils third, mario maker, xenoblade chronicles x, kirby and the rainbow curse and those two projects that miyamoto showcased at the treehouse.

          • phaedruss

            Not to mention STEAM. Even though it looked really bad…

          • Xeon2

            Visually or gameplay?, if its from gameplay, you might want to explain what is bad about it.

          • phaedruss

            Both. It looked like a kids version of x-com in terms of mechanics and there is nothing there that looks steam punk to me.

          • Xeon2

            Interesting, could you define “kids version of XCOM” please?

          • phaedruss

            Simplistic….

          • Xeon2

            So could you directly explain what is “simplistic” about this game?

          • TaintedXGamer

            And while you’re at it @phaedruss, Do Define “LoveCraft Themed Streampunk” for us too? :3

  • bistricky

    Add to the list: Devil’s Third and Kirby and The Rainbow Curse.

    • Gameonfool

      And xenoblade

      • jjbredesen

        Xenoblade was already announced, this list is of the new stuff.

        • bistricky

          I think it was suppose to be a list for all announcements at E3 ….. and X got a new title ect.

          • Gameonfool

            Exactly, x is xenoblade chronicles x after all and new gameplay ect, Bayonetta 2 is already announced.

        • http://wiiudaily.com/ Colin Malone

          So was Hyrule Warriors.

          • Eric

            And Yoshi’s Wooly World, though under a working title.

          • jjbredesen

            True, i guess it should have been on the list :)

        • Rinslowe

          That’s true, but X with it’s impressive 45 minute tree-house session was note worthy. At least I thought so. A lot of new announcements during that playthrough. And it is a highly anticipated title among many Xenoblade fans/ RPG fans/ Wii U Owners. And a game that hadn’t received a mention for months…
          Just sayin.
          :)

          • jjbredesen

            True, i think it should be on the list.

    • Ducked

      I was going to post the same thing but I made an Elsa move

  • george

    bayonetta will rock on the wii u

  • Gameonfool

    All the games are good but I was expecting just that little more on the game announcements.

  • Sdudyoy

    I said as long as they showed Zelda I would be happy, so I’m happy.

    • MerryBlind .

      Exactly the same for me!

  • gerb1977

    I’m excited to see if we really are going to have a major Nintendo game once every 2 months in 2015 like it seems. Yoshi, X, Zelda, & Splatoon are all listed as 2015 and we haven’t heard lately on SMT vs FE which is said to be still on track. Can’t remember when they said Kirby would be out…..14 or 15? Plus what ever else Retro is up too and a surprise or 2 which Nintendo is good at.

    Not too mention a healthy list of options from September on with Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1 & 2, Toad, Smash, Sonic Boom & Devil’s Third plus a few 3rd party titles like project cars, Watch Dogs, COD & whatever else makes it to the U.

    Seems like some of the Indies that have the internet more excited are hitting over the next month as well……fun time to be a Wii U owner!

    • LevenThumps

      Kirby will be out 2015, and so will Star Fox.

      • gerb1977

        Mario Party 10 as well which I also forgot………

        • LevenThumps

          The amount of games for 2015 just keeps growing and growing.

    • MerryBlind .

      Oh Retro… after having played DK Tropical Freeze for probably a hundred hours, I just can’t wait to see what they’re working on now.

    • lonewolf

      Transformers the rise of the dark spark

  • Ernie Sanguyo

    So the fatal frame U was fake?

    • Xeon2

      No, just its not showing at e3, expect a TGS reveal for that game or something.

      • bistricky

        When is TGS anyways?

  • LevenThumps

    I loved Nintendo’s E3 presentation. They had Zelda, Smash Bros, and even a few surprises up their sleeves, like Splatoon. Amiibo looks promising, and I can’t wait for their upcoming lineup.

  • MerryBlind .

    I wasn’t sure I was gonna get Bayonetta 2, but the promotion includind the first game too in the same package might just have sealed the deal for me now.

  • lozman1122

    Great show! I’m quite stoked for the games we have coming. Just wish they would’ve showed more on SMT X FE. If you don’t think what Nintendo showed was awesome, then you must need awesome lessons.

    • TaintedXGamer

      Apparently They weren’t ready to shred any details On SMT X FE just yet, soon, bud, soon. I’m Waiting for that Game too. i love Atlus’s SMT/persona games. (I want a persona/SMT game on wii U, maybe making use of the Gamepad as an intergrated part of the game if possible)

  • Roadkill409

    I am happy that Nintendo had a strong showing at E3 2014. It re-energized my faith in them.

  • phaedruss

    Wanted to see at least a 3ds metroid and miyamoto’s supposed new IP but at least we saw ZELDA U!

    • TehEngineer

      I’m not sure what Miyamoto’s new IP is either, now that Project Guard and Project Giant Robot have been confirmed to be part of the new star fox game.

      • harkeness

        Not to mention project guard and giant robot don’t really count as ip’s since they are just vicious at this point. It seems like people have been talking about his new ip for years, I expected a game close to completion.

  • Nathan C.

    I’m not really impressed by Mario Party 10 or Treasure Tracker. MP10 should have been a celebration of past Mario Parties, being the tenth installment and all. Also, I never really liked the Captain Toad levels in 3D World. Why should I spend 60 bucks on it?

    Thus ends my rant.

    • phaedruss

      Yea pretty much. Everything sucks and it’s true.

    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

      Each to their own. Treasure tracker and Bayonetta 2 are the only things I’m really interested in on Wii U this year. Both are games I feel confident I’ll really enjoy.

      I might still get watchdogs, Hyrule Warriors and Smash Bros, but only because of the lack of noteworthy alternatives coming out. I’m not expecting to love any of them but I’ll give them a fair shot and could be surprised.

    • LevenThumps

      I didn’t much of what I saw of Mario Party 10 either, and the fact that everyone is in one car still bugs me. As for Captain Toad, the levels looked fun in Super Mario 3D World, but I am concerned how they can make it a full $60 game.

      • TehEngineer

        Mario Party 10 has the Bowser party game mode (where all the players are in one car) and a more traditional 4-player gamemode (not sure if all the player are still confined to one car though)

        • LevenThumps

          From what I saw at the demo, they are still in one car in traditional Mario Party

    • greengecko007

      I loved the Captain Toad levels in 3D World, so Treasure Tracker is definitely something I would be interested in. I wouldn’t pay $60 for it either, but that was never said to be how much the game would cost. I’d guess $15-20 if it’s just a large collection of levels, and maybe $25-30 if they expand on the concept more.

      • bistricky

        Captain Toad will be a full game …. so it will sell retail at the usual $49-$59, as it is a Nintendo title.

        • greengecko007

          That’s not what the article says, unless you have more recent information from elsewhere.

          “It wasn’t announced whether this is a full title or one that will end up being eShop only”

          • bistricky

            There is good reason for my assumptions.
            Sure some basic internet articles, but none that convinces me 100% but it is listed on Amazon and EB Games and other sites as a pre-order for retail …. but mostly because Nintendo released the box art (aka. cover art) for the game ….. Nintendo could decide to go eShop only but with the box art it would indicate going retail.

          • greengecko007

            I’d guess $30-40 then, like Game and Wario.

          • bistricky

            You very well could be right. If Nintendo actually gets it released for the Christmas season. At that price point, I would definitely pick it up with Smash Bros. and a couple amiibo ….. man, when I think of it, I may be flat broke after Christmas. LOL … thanks Nintendo.

          • greengecko007

            I could just as easily be wrong too, LOL. My only point is that we don’t know how it will be priced. I’m keeping an eye on it for now. If it gets priced right, I’ll gladly get it. If not, then I’ll just pass…

      • Nathan C.

        It’s rare when Ninty releases a game below the regular retail price. Even if it cost $15-$30, I still wouldn’t buy it. I would have prefered it to be DLC or an Eshop title.

        • greengecko007

          Wind Waker HD and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze both started with an MSRP of $50. Game and Wario started with an MSRP of $40. NES Remix 1 and 2 are both $15.

          “I would have prefered it to be DLC or an Eshop title.”

          We don’t know that it isn’t yet, it very well could be. From this very article;

          “It wasn’t announced whether this is a full title or one that will end up being eShop only”

          • Nathan C.

            It’s definitely a retail item. They’ve already released the boxart for it: http://www.mariowiki.com/images/f/f6/CaptainToadTreasureTracker_Boxart.png

            Wind Waker’s a remake, Game and Wario was originally planned as a pack-in title for the Wii U, and the NES Remix series is nothing more then glorified smartphone apps.

            As for Donkey Kong, that could be considered an exception not the rule. Nintendo knew it wasn’t (per say) a triple-A title that would sell well at full price.

    • brandon

      I certainly thought the captain toad levels were fun, so I’m really looking forward to Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker, myself. Although I love platformers, having more variety in the games available for the wii U is something I’m enjoying.

  • Nookling

    Mr. Game and Watch has NOT been confirmed -_-

  • Daniel Carvalho

    Remember when people used to say there were no games for Wii U?

    New Super Mario Bros. U
    Super Mario 3D World
    Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
    Pikmin 3
    Nintendo Land
    Wii Sports Club
    Wii Fit U
    ZombiU
    The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD
    Mario Kart 8

    And there are even more exclusives for the console! Aside from that we also have the upcoming titles:

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
    Mario Maker
    Xenoblade Chronicles X
    Bayonetta 2 + Bayonetta 1
    Hyrule Warriors
    The Legend of Zelda U
    Splatoon
    Yoshi’s Wooly World
    Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei
    Star Fox U
    Project Guard
    Project Giant Robot

    And we know how Nintendo works: they only announce projects they believe are nearly ready to be launched. We have yet to hear about the crossover between Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei and Star Fox. Who know how many games being developed in secret are there?

    The console also has a immense list of indie games on the eShop, and a bit of 3rd party support (80% of that “support” seems more like boycott, though). By the end of 2014, the Wii U will be selling as much as the PS4, and more and more games will be coming for it. Just hope I manage to get a job soon, my wallet won’t be able to take on so many games.

    • Bob Charlie

      Wonderful 101, Lego City Undercover, Dr. Luigi, Nano Assault Neo, Nes Remix 1 & 2, Sonic Lost World, Monster Hunter, Wii Party U, Game & Wario, Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics!

      • brandon

        Wikipedia has a list of wii u games that includes info on first party exclusives, indie exclusives, edition exclusives, etc. Some Nintendo games have not been mentioned, like Super Luigi U and Pushmo World, the upcoming Mario Party 10, Kirby Rainbow Curse, Mario Vs. Donkey Kong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wii_U_games

        • bistricky

          That’s because its Wikipedia ….. LOL

        • bistricky

          Holy smokes …. I completely forgot about the Mario vs Donkey Kong HD on the Wii U ….. that’s right, it was announced after the Digital Media Event …. for 2015 release date …. another game …. cool.

    • phaedruss

      4 mario games, no thanks, project guard and project giant robot aren’t games just concepts, Hyrule warriors=cheap dynasty warriors spin off of zelda=no thanks, FEXSMT they didn’t show at all, Xenoblade X looks like balls, etc.

      • Daniel Carvalho

        Although I do respect your opinion, whatever it may be, be aware that those games have their share of hype amongst the fans of each franchise, and will probably sell really well.

        You may not like them, but there are lots of gamers out there waiting for those games!

        • phaedruss

          Lots of gamers? Not that many going by sales.

          • Kevdbeast

            Well the games that they want are not ready yet silly,When the GAME comes out they will buy the console….

          • Ryan Dunch

            1.2 million copies in 2 days.

          • David Trail

            Wii U games sell well. It is just the console. On the PS4 the exclusives don’t sell well.

          • Xeon2

            I disagree, infamous sold VERY well, but many people were dissatisfied with it, alongside sony’s somewhat bland E3 and the ridiculous prices in the PS now beta, people aren’t terribly happy.

      • Chase U

        What are you even doing on this site anymore? You’re just trolling..

    • bistricky

      Not sure if you knew this info … but just in case:

      Concerning Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tenesei ….

      check out the 2nd paragraph.

      http://nintendoenthusiast.com/news/shin-megami-tensei-x-fire-emblem-right-schedule/

    • TaintedXGamer

      My wallet is on life support and in a coma, it Barely survived MK8. XD

    • Chase U

      So true. All in all it really doesn’t matter if people say the Wii U has no games because I think we all know it has plenty of games that are totally worth buying. My wallet is also struggling to keep up with all these awesome games on the Wii U!

    • http://macromanjr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      Yeah, and nearly all the upcoming games come in 2015. Nearly three years later since Wii U’s launch… Just saying. It’s good news, but inexcusably late.

      • Daniel Carvalho

        Unfortunately, that’s true. And most unfortunate yet is the fact that only now we are seeing Nintendo investing on the Gamepad, something they should have done ever since the start (forget Super Mario Bros. U, creating platforms is just a “hey, we’re using the touch controls” excuse for a poorly done work).

        • http://macromanjr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

          Eeeyep.

      • http://macromanjr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

        Wii U had the biggest head-start you could give any console, and Nintendo just squandered it, being very unprepared, too assuming the Wii’s success would carry over to the Wii U, holding back on proper promotional effort, and not being aggressive enough in gaining developer support before launching the console.

        These games should’ve been in development two years before Wii U’s launch–not two years later after its launch, seeing a 2015 release for almost every new game. And even then, will these relative few be enough to carry the Wii U strongly? Will people really care in 2015? We shouldn’t be faced with such the dilemma. Nintendo needed to do more, in my opinion. They needed to show more.

        I’m not all doom-and-gloom for Nintendo, and I don’t think it’s all over for Wii U, but I think any real fan would be rather disgruntled the way Nintendo’s squandered their biggest chance for a lead in nearly a decade. It’s good to be supportive, but sometimes, they need a good douse of honest tough love.

  • http://wiiudaily.com/ Colin Malone

    Hey Ashley, you forgot about Xenoblade. That’s what I’m most excited for.

  • Rinslowe

    I’m pretty much hyped for everything there, lol.
    My son and I will sink many hours into Yoshi’s woolly world no doubt. Zelda was gorgeous and blew me away. Toads title looks like a great way to game for those short sessions. Bayo 1 with 2 was logical, glad it happened. Splatoon was my pick of the show as it was a pleasant surprise and really fresh looking. Kinda like Sunset over drive without all of the odd art style contradictions that fall between part realism and colourful and cartoony. I thought Knack suffered from that one as well. Nice looking but something was missing. Anyway Splatoon looks like a whole lot of fun. Hyrule Warriors… It’s exclusive, I’ll give it a try based on that alone. And it’s set in the Zelda universe, in a way. Bonus.
    The hint of Starfox… sold.

    • phaedruss

      Splatoon will get old fast.

      • Rinslowe

        Well your opinion noted…

        • phaedruss

          It has less content than titanfall presumably. Is there even a single player campaign? How many modes? I mean really come on.

          • Rinslowe

            Lol. I’d much rather wait to play it. And as I said, it looks like a whole lot of fun. I don’t need it to have more or less content than some other random title to have my interest. I’m looking at the game itself. So “come on”. Why make assumptions without the answers?

          • phaedruss

            It looks fun, but all they had to show during the treehouse event was multiplayer “death match”. It’ll get old incredibly fast don’t kid yourself. It’s not about having less content than random game it’s about comparing it to another game that people got tired of fast and saying well actually the content looks even slimmer in splatoon compared to that game.

          • Rinslowe

            That kind of comparison makes no sense. They’re completely different games. It would be unwise to make that assumption basically.
            I’m still enjoying multiplayer games bought even from a few years back. So there’s no kidding around when I say it looks like fun. Again noted your opinion that you believe the multiplayer lacks longevity.
            My opinion is that it was the game of the show for Nintendo next to Zelda. That it is highly anticipated. And we just don’t know about longevity outside of personal opinion.
            I guess only time will tell, huh.

          • phaedruss

            Lol you’re delusional.

          • Rinslowe

            Riiight…

          • phaedruss

            It’s like thinking that mario chase in Nintendoland has longevity. It was a lot of fun for a little while, but didn’t have enough variety to last.

          • Rinslowe

            Your opinion continues to be noted. But the connection between Mario chase and Splatoon is a weak one at best.
            Are you ok?

          • phaedruss

            How is it weak? Are you slow? Do you not get the comparison between the amount of variety in both games?

          • Rinslowe

            Personal attacks won’t help you get your point across. It just proves your frustration. Take it slow. I’m not the enemy. I just don’t agree with you…
            And no I don’t get it. Mainly because as you’ve pointed out and Nintendo has confirmed themselves there will be other modes and mechanics introduced in the next showing. Better to wait until seeing what those additions are before assuming to know everything about the game.
            Thanks for the discussion, but I’m pretty sure the next reply will be just as illuminating with even more creative insults? Just an educated guess…

          • phaedruss

            I’m not frustrated, I just think you’re a dumbass especially since I asked if there would be other modes. Even if there are other modes, I highly doubt they’re anything different than slight variations on common multiplayer modes like capture the flag and such.

          • Rinslowe

            “I just think you’re a dumbass”
            Case in point.

            Enjoy your day. Fellow gamer.

          • phaedruss

            Yea fuck you too. I hope you enjoy splatoon for 5 hours before you get bored.

          • Ryan Dunch

            you don’t hope he enjoys it.

          • phaedruss

            I feel bad now, what is the average age of people on this site?

          • Rinslowe

            Irrelevant.

          • uPadWatcher

            Says the delusional a-hole bitching on Wii U Daily.

          • phaedruss

            I’m delusional? Delusional is thinking that Splatoon was the game of the show. It looked really unique don’t get me wrong, unfortunately I don’t think it will have much longevity. Why is that so controversial?

          • Rinslowe

            Well. To be completely fair. I did say for Nintendo… twice. And, “next to Zelda”. So you really did kinda over exaggerate that point a tad, lad.

          • Chase U

            Where are you getting this information from to make you think Splatoon will not last? No one even knows the extent of the modes or even how many modes there are and content. Either way it doesn’t really matter it’s just a video game..

          • bistricky

            Odd how all of phaedruss comments suddenly turned to ‘guest’. Just saying ;D

          • TehEngineer

            There has been confirmed to be a 1v1 local multiplayer mode that will be more focused on stealth. And a Single player mode, plus there have already been four maps shown (with more confirmed). Four beats Mario Chase’s three, so Splatoon already has more content.

          • TaintedXGamer

            Are you comparing it a to a Dark/Grayscale Gritty on foot/in mech FPS? shame on you. COD BLOPS2 is the Last FPS i buying EVER. i can’t wait for Splatoon and Devil’s Third plus more on the list.

          • TehEngineer

            It has been confirmed to have single player, as well as an 1v1 local multiplayer option. Also, you can customise loadouts.

          • harkeness

            Single player vs. Cpus though not a campaign.

          • TehEngineer

            It hasn’t been confirmed to be either. All we know is that there will be single-player. It could be battling bots or a more traditional campaign, or even both. We don’t know yet.

          • greengecko007

            I can understand that you aren’t impressed by the game because they didn’t show a lot of content, but to conclude that there won’t be a lot of content just because they didn’t show it is fallacious.

          • harkeness

            It’s a Nintendo game, if course there won’t be a lot of content.

          • Rinslowe

            That’s a bit pessimistic. Is it fair to imply that a finely tuned title is less than a convoluted one? Or that a fun cartoony style is less appealing than gritty realism?

          • greengecko007

            Super Mario 3D World immediately comes to my mind as a Nintendo game that has a huge amount of content. 11 worlds full of fun levels, with 9 of those worlds having hidden stamps in every level within those worlds which can also be used within miiverse. There’s even a tacked on multiplayer that can be fun for people that are into chaotic gameplay rather than actual progression.

      • Chase U

        How do you even know when all anyone has seen or played is a demo?

        • harkeness

          I think that if you used common sense you’d agree with the guy.

          • Chase U

            I assume you guys play Call of Duty? Maybe that’s whyyou’re hating on a game that was just unveiled and not even unveiled completely! Which means there COULD be a lot more content to come to this game

          • harkeness

            I don’t like call of duty personally. I enjoyed Titanfall for a little while but it got old pretty quickly. Splatoon being a multiplayer game with an interesting mechanic won’t last that long either. The idea is fun, but even with multiple modes it will become boring fairly quickly.

          • Chase U

            The only point I’m trying to make is that no one knows what else will be coming to this game and Nintendo is VERY good at making games that have great replayability..

          • harkeness

            Are they? Hadn’t really noticed their games being any more replayable than anyone else’s at least lately.

          • Rinslowe

            Try not to apply your opinions to be more truthful than the other guys. I see your comments. But I don’t agree with them. Hope that’s ok with you. In terms of having compelling gameplay in their favour. I’d say Nintendo has that aspect as one of their well known achievements. SM3DW and more recently Mario Kart 8 are perfect current examples of their proficiency in this area of game design. “Are they more re-playable than other companies software?” Sometimes, maybe, maybe not… It’s a subjective topic.
            From what I see of the time I’ve spent with Titanfall so far and from what I’ve seen of Splatoon. I honestly don’t get the connection. If it rings true for you, then great. But it looks a lot more like long term fun to me…

  • Willie Crespo

    I’m actually shocked that the press was happy about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

    • brandon

      I think treasure tracker looks like a fun game.

  • TomDobo

    Where the fuck was metroid.

    • eb

      Hints, DUH!

  • wiimenonowiiu

    What i did not like most is my walet is hiding from me

    • TaintedXGamer

      Mine is in a coma, on life support.

  • Stoenk

    are link and samus also compatible with mario kart?

    • harkeness

      As in the amiibos? It doesn’t seem like they will be.

  • X3Charlie

    I like how everyone in defiance changed it to Yoshi’s Wooly World, as opposed to how they spelled it “Yoshi’s Woolly World.” I am also guilty of doing this.

  • Chase U

    Honestly I’m happy to hear about Mario Party 10! I’ve been a huge fan of this particular party game since the GameCube and I have Mario Party’s 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 and will for sure get 10! All I’m missing is #1.. Also of course I’m very excited for the new Zelda and Starfox and Toad and Smash Bros. and Bayonetta and almost EVERYTHING they announced.

  • Petri

    I was most excited for Bayonetta 1 being included with Bayonetta 2.
    Splatoon was the most interesting new game announcement, I hope the community grows with that game.
    Zelda and X looked awesome, worth waiting for 2015.

  • HorizonChaser

    Thank you for the summary, Ashley.