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Nintendo Hosting Two Big Evening Presentations at E3

Posted by Tim Latshaw

One is for a mystery new 3DS title

Nintendo may not have a main stage E3 press event in its plans this year, but that does not mean it won't have any interesting presentations.

Press have been receiving invitations to two developer discussion events, each scheduled to run for about 90 minutes. The first, planned for Tuesday, 10th June from 7-8:30 p.m. PST, will focus on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games. Director Masahiro Sakurai is expected to be present.

The second event, scheduled for Wednesday, 11th June from 6-7:30 p.m. PST, is somewhat more mysterious. Nintendo has only revealed so far that this presentation will be on "a new game for 3DS."

Speculation on what this new title may be is already flying on social media, with some theories proving popular. What are you hoping to see during these evening reveals?

[via nintendoeverything.com]

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lividd3ad

#2

lividd3ad said:

The second one could be something to do with their NFC project, because that sounds sufficiently big. Is that coming to 3DS or just Wii U?

Otherwise, it could easily be about Pokemon OR/AS. They had an X/Y developer roundtable last year.

Funny_Moblin

#3

Funny_Moblin said:

What about a Wii U mystery title!??? FOCUS ON THE WII U DAMMIT. I honestly want a Majora's Mask Wii U remake like that fake but brilliant fan trailer was shown. I want it with top notch graphics and orchestrated music!!!

bizcuthammer

#7

bizcuthammer said:

It won't be Majora's Mask 3D. I don't think they'd give a remake its own dev discussion since it'd be being ported by a 2nd party with Nintendo just overseeing it. And we can rule out Pokemon since that was announced already.

More than likely it's a Mario game or a new IP. Those are the only two games i can see Nintendo giving that much time to.

I hope though, that it is a new Metroid game. I'd also take a new Wario Land or a new IP so long as it isn't something casual/oriented like most of Nintendo's new IPs since the Wii came out.

Dark-Luigi

#8

Dark-Luigi said:

Great. More Smash. :P

Can we please have something different and on the Wii U please?

Ah well, great that another 3DS game.

Mega719

#10

Mega719 said:

Either it could be the 3DS NFC title or it could be the Metroid title GameFaq rumored Next Level Games is making

Maelstrom

#13

Maelstrom said:

MMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

faint

#15

faint said:

Now why would they have a smash round table. I guess it's getting NFC support after all. My apoligys to anyone I argued with about this.

faint

#16

faint said:

Now why would they have a smash round table. I guess it's getting NFC support after all. My apoligys to anyone I argued with about this.

Funny_Moblin

#17

Funny_Moblin said:

They funny thing is that, despite all the money they have gained with the huge successes of the Wii and DS, they do not take risks...with more money than never before. So I hear, the Gamecube didn't do too well, but they took risks! The Gamecube was my first console. Super Mario Sunshine was my first game. It was weird for me to see Mario without F.L.U.D.D. It was weird for me to see a Mario Kart game that had one single racer.

I'm thankful to have grown up as a kid around such creativity, and levels that would actually challenge me, frighten me, and have me thinking and trying different methods over and over. I feel bad for the 9 year olds who are growing up around Super Mario 3D World.

I'm loving all of the Wii U first party games, but compared to the risks the Gamecube took, well...that's a different story. To be honest though, even though they are playing it safe, 3D World is pretty much my only complaint. .....Really hoping for Sunshine 2 though, and I want them to make it frustrating and confusing like the first one. :)

rjejr

#18

rjejr said:

Metroid seems like a good guess seeing as how Wii got a really good Prime game and remakes NPC style of the first 2 in a nicely packaged trilogy so it only makes sense that Nintendo would now move the next game in the franchise to the 3DS rather than Wii U. It's what they do.

And while that paragraph is drowning in sarcasm it also makes sense, since 3DS has been out over 3 years now w/o a Metroid game.

And I could actually see it working really well as a FPS if they let you move the 3DS around w/ motion to look around like in Prime and the switch in Other M.

But I own a Wii U so I will continue to gripe and moan about announcements like this ;-)

Funny_Moblin

#19

Funny_Moblin said:

@faint OH, NO PLEASE--If they add NFC to Smash, then---there goes my hopes for chance at having competitive Smash game mechanics ala Melee.

Tops

#20

Tops said:

Excited for that 3DS announcement. I don't think Smash will be getting NFC stuff but who knows.

SockoMario

#22

SockoMario said:

No Super Mario Galaxy 3, please. If they do announce it, I'll sell my Wii U.

Also, is the 90-minute Smash presentation-thingy just for announcements? Or does that also include the tournament?

The_Ninja

#24

The_Ninja said:

SMASH BROS!! SMASH BROS 3DS!! SMASH BROS 3DS IN SUMMER!!
So excited!
Mystery 3DS title COULD be..:
Air Ride 3D
Majoras Mask 3D
Metroid 3D
Star Fox 3D
F-zero 3D

90 minutes of smash.... I hope they mean without the tournament.. unlikely tho!

Peach64

#28

Peach64 said:

Advance Wars 3D would be nice and Is not totally unrealistic. IS finished up FE: A a long time ago now.

Mr_Rawky

#37

Mr_Rawky said:

That's right, Nintendo. Dedicate a whole, separate, presentation to a 3DS game. That'll sure improve the hype for Wii U.

The_Ninja

#39

The_Ninja said:

@Mr_Rawky Nintendo knows what their doing. Didn't they say that they'll announce multipile games for Wii U? BTW Zelda will get a trailer or atleast information.

ZenTurtle

#41

ZenTurtle said:

It had better be a new Zelda title- a four swords adventures remake? Or a cooperative title in the same vain...

sinalefa

#42

sinalefa said:

I tend to support new games and experiences, so I would love to see something new. And no, New Metroid does not count ;)

I supported both The Wonderful 101 and Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. Please let us know more about S.T.E.A.M. or Miyamoto's IP.

IRNBRU115

#43

IRNBRU115 said:

I hope this is well listed on their website, because they are having a direct the day before, and this will be during their "constant live-streaming from the back-stage floor" thing, and a SSB tournament or something like that!? Too much going on, I'm too confused!!! I'm worried that I will miss a lot of it!!

ZenTurtle

#44

ZenTurtle said:

Mario Galaxy! Warioware! Majora's Mask 3D! New Metroid! Wario Land! Whatever we say will probably be so far off the mark, there's no point guessing...

Lasermaster123

#45

Lasermaster123 said:

Only one person has mentioned it before but I will mention it again!

GOLDEN SUN!!!! :D

(Although unlikely, let the hope come true!)

Crimson_Ridley

#46

Crimson_Ridley said:

@ZenTurtle It's Nintendo, so whatever it is will suck for the fans hoping to see them come back. They know what we want, they just refuse to give it and keep bleeding money.

Nintendo_Ninja

#49

Nintendo_Ninja said:

Hmmmm... I'm going to make a very bold prediction and say its a new Kid Icarus. Smashbros part will have details on version connectivity.

kuribo4

#50

kuribo4 said:

I'd say Retro is working on a new IP, so they decided to do a portable Metroid. I think Metroid is kind of a risk right now? So a portable entry is cheaper.

NintyMan

#52

NintyMan said:

I'm hoping WarioWare 3DS is announced at E3, but I don't think it would get its own 90-minute presentation. I guess Metroid, since guessing is all we can do.

With Smash Bros. and this mystery 3DS game getting separate presentations, I think Nintendo's saving all the new Wii U games for the Digital Event.

Kirk

#56

Kirk said:

Well I'll not get my hopes up that it's going to be something special because that will probably just lead to disappointment.

Hy8ogen

#59

Hy8ogen said:

@shigulicious If this is real, I'm going to be so happy and so mad at the same time.

Happy= FINALLY A NEW CASTLEVANIA GAME AND NOT LORD OF SHADOW BS
MAD= WHY IS NOT ON THE WII U?

meltendo

#60

meltendo said:

I would die if it's Metroid! The timing is perfect...the Metroid games seem to emerge when a platform is mature and the 3DS is surely at that point. Please Nintendo, I would die if it was Metroid and even better if it's back to the Metroid Prime vibe!

MrWu

#61

MrWu said:

I still remember the 1hr separate 3DS conference hype from E32012. And the ensuing meltdowns when they just recapped stuff we already knew was coming.

Please keep your expectations in check.

Funny_Moblin

#66

Funny_Moblin said:

@memoryman3 So? What if lots of effort is needed? And who knows if they've been working on it for a long time now? I believe us fans deserve a Wii U remake, and you're darn right that lots of effort would be needed.

GalacticMario28

#70

GalacticMario28 said:

As much as I'd like to see it, I wouldn't expect it to be Majora's Mask; I think that's being a little too optimistic. I suppose it depends on whether "new" means it hasn't been released yet or it hasn't been announced yet. I'm hoping for the latter.

Captain_Toad

#72

Captain_Toad said:

@memoryman3 Heh, unless you don't count recently released Moon Chronicles and the upcoming IronFall on the 3ds then yeah the FPS genre on the 3ds is pretty much nonexistent ;) It's not like there were FPS on the Original ds either.... Oh wait.

triforcepower73

#73

triforcepower73 said:

Kinda disappointing. I mean don't get me wrong. I loooove smash and I can't wait for it. But it's already gotten a lot of attention and news. And honestly it's just a fighting game. There probably isn't much more info that we don't know about. And I do wish they had a new Wii U title to announce. The 3DS already has tons of attention and games. Not so with the Wii U. But the only game that could be announced for 3DS that would actually make me interested would be Monolith Soft's unannounced 3DS title.

King_Johobo

#76

King_Johobo said:

Ahhhhhhhhh! Majoras Mask 3D!!!!!???? I don't know if I can handle the suspense!
Just a wild, silly guess.

Janfeae

#78

Janfeae said:

Not bashing Zelda, but if Majoras Mask gets remade, it will still more or less be the same game. I'm sure Nintendo would not hold an hour and thirty minute long event for a game that most people have seen before. If it's a true remake, there's really nothing new to show that fans don't already know.

ScorpionMG

#79

ScorpionMG said:

My bets go to a new metroid game, so they won't be putting one on wii u for a couple of years

JaxonH

#80

JaxonH said:

@rjejr

Actually, I think you're right on the money. Mostly anyways.

3DS has been out for 3 years (half its lifespan). Most major franchises have been covered already. We're about due for a new handheld Metroid. I couldn't imagine what else it would be. They've done 2D Mario, 3D Mario, Zelda, Paper mario, Mario Kart, Mario & Luigi, Kid Icarus, Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem, Smash (on the way), Kirby, Yoshi's Island, DKC... yeah, they're scraping the bottom of the barrel here.

The only other possibility I can think of is a new Advance Wars or the second Fire Emblem for this generation (GBA and DS both received at least 2 Fire Emblem games each). It could just as well be Metroid, Advance Wars, or Fire Emblem.

The only thing I disagree on is that Metroid is an 'either or' proposition. Pretty sure both platforms will receive an entry in the franchise. Wii U release will be a few years away though still. I could definitely see them going 1st person again for the Wii U, but not 3DS. Fairly certain it will be 2.5D like Other M, if not entirely 2D. It just fits the hardware better.

MrWu

#84

MrWu said:

Metroid will tickle the couple of hundred thousand Nintendo fans who will buy it day 0, but I don't think it's even a million seller anymore. They can launch a game like it and rebuild its brand by actually having a good game.

I am half hoping it's a major exclusive/partnership; COD on 3DS could be huge holiday seller, especially if Activision gets the VD-dev guys to do the 3DS version?

MrWu

#85

MrWu said:

I am however preparing for the worst.
Skylanders spinoff exclusive to 3DS or some doggiepoodlepoopie like that. New featuring Yoshi.

Anyone remember Pacman Vs. the same year Sony revealed the PSP at E3? Nintendo doesn't give a doggiepoodlepoopie sometimes.

Let's share our opinions without profanity -Lz

WaLzgiStaff

#87

WaLzgi said:

@19Robb92 Oh yeah. I forgot about that game. I doubt it will be a remake or a Golden Sun (though that would be nice)

IceClimbers

#88

IceClimbers said:

Wondering what that mysterious 3DS game is. Perhaps it's Monolith Soft's 3DS game? Advance Wars, Metroid, or another Fire Emblem are the only other games that make any sense. I'd say Golden Sun, but Camelot just finished Mario Golf, so that's probably out of the question.

Also, just wait until Shokio hears about this. He's gonna be pissed about the 3DS game, cause its not on Wii U.

MrWu

#89

MrWu said:

Ok honest question, what game would require 1 hour to demo?

It can only be 1 of two things
1) A major internal game that is complex and has mass appeal - This will be what I call the unknown 'NFC' game which uses the figurines (basically Nintendo Skylanders)

2) A major third party partnership around 1 game -This will be what I call the COD bomb; but if that happens I would assume there will be more than 1 game announced, but the focus will be on 1 game.

Stuff like Metroid / Advance Wars are fan favorites but I feel have limited appeal and work better as 5 minute reels than having an entire hour to itself.

SleepyCrossing

#90

SleepyCrossing said:

Wii Fit! .... for the 3DS. /jokes/ Metroid would be lovely. 90 minutes though? And are we positive that it isn't about Hoenn remakes OR/AS?

PrincessEevee9

#91

PrincessEevee9 said:

@DestinyMan Wait don't you been PM? PST= Pacific Standard Time?

PLEASE Golden Sun 3DS/WII U AND THEN POKÉMON U/KIRBY U. And a revival of some classic games. Gleefully we'll hear about more GBA AND DS VC games too. Oh gawdI CAN'T TAKE THE HYPE!!!!

PvtOttobot

#92

PvtOttobot said:

AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lalivero

#94

Lalivero said:

Dang it, @PrincessEevee9 , you beat me to it(and apparently a few others...dang all of you)! Even though it probably wouldn't get its own event, I'd love to hear if Camelot is getting ready to release a Dark Dawn sequel, because the 3DS should be getting the next installment.

klondike bar jingle What would you doooo....for the next GOLDEN SUN!?

IceClimbers

#95

IceClimbers said:

@SleepyCrossing 90 minutes for a remake? Not sure what they could possibly announce for OR/AS outside of returning stuff from RSE. As much as I want to see more about the remake, this 90 minute presentation isn't the time for it. Same goes for a Majora's Mask 3D.

IceClimbers

#97

IceClimbers said:

My best bet is that it's Monolith Soft's 3DS game, assuming the game is a first-party franchise. It's the only game that seems big enough for a 90 minute presentation. 90 minutes is probably longer than the main presentation at the beginning of the Digital Event will be, though who knows.

Of course, if it is Monolith's 3DS game, I see more people complaining that X didn't get a 90 minute presentation than actually being excited about the new 3DS game.

SuperSammy64

#99

SuperSammy64 said:

Why does everyone want a remake? I'm hoping for an actually new title. Possibly a new 2D Metroid title. Imagine that! :D

Action51

#100

Action51 said:

But but but....Nintendo is "abandoning" E3 because they are suck and Iwata should be fired and, and, and....NINTENDOOM!

Wow, for all the salty games journalists out there pushing nonsense about Nintendo's lack of presence at E3, they sure have managed to catch a lot of hype for their upcoming presence at E3, huh? :)

IceClimbers

#102

IceClimbers said:

If it's a 3rd party game, which I seriously doubt, what do you think it would be? Castlevania Symphony of the Night 2? Mega Man Legends 3 (lol I wish)?

Right now, the 3DS seems to have solid Japanese 3rd party support from all of the companies except for Konami. Capcom, Sega/Atlus, and Level 5 are secured, and now Square Enix is on board thanks to Bravely Default. Namco is working on Smash, and I'm sure that will draw them in to develop more for the 3DS from their own franchises. Would love to see more solid 3DS support from Konami.

Henmii

#106

Henmii said:

This may be about Metroid! Or HAL laboratories working on a 3DS Zelda? Noticed all the triforce symbols in Kirby triple deluxe?!

ikki5

#107

ikki5 said:

hmm... I was actually just thinking..., Two big presentations... the Wii U one is smash... now, what about Zelda? Is it just going to be a 2-5 minutes announcement... if they even bother to announce it? We have so much information on Smash as it is and there are so many other games that they announced that haven;'t had a spot light at all, even more so, the official announcement of Zelda U... I am actually wondering if we are even going to get an announcement...

astros75

#108

astros75 said:

An hour and a half presentation for 1 game? It has to be more than just 1 game, right? Regardless, I'm excited! Starfox is my guess!

Royalblues

#113

Royalblues said:

If Nintendo doesn't impress with a Wii U title, they may as well kiss its hopes of success goodbye.

mostro328

#114

mostro328 said:

I know we will see more on fe x smt, yoshi yarn, bayo 2 , x, and who knows what else nintendo has for wiiu so plz people chill

Mystery 3ds title 90 minutes hmmmm must be big i can't wait

River3636

#115

River3636 said:

It's star fox ( hope not it would be better on the WiiU). It's Earthbound ( I can dream). Hmmmm it's Metroid ( again better on Wii U). It could be a Mario Kart 8 port ( that will be alright). It's a Dragon quest 8 remake ( won't happen). A sonic game ( to redundant). Phantasy star reboot ( I'm dreaming again). Pokemon hydrogen and oxygen games ( to many pokemons at once they could make one fore the WiiU). I don't know I would prefer something on WiiU.

SphericalCrusher

#117

SphericalCrusher said:

I took the whole week of E3 off of work, so I can relax and collect the news! Also going to the Best Buy Smash Bros event. Looking forward to this! And hopefully that mystery 3DS game will be Majora's Mask 3D!!!

Will-75

#118

Will-75 said:

METRIOD .., or a NFC title thats a mix between Nintendo Land & Wii Play U , thats my guess - there is a possibility of a 3D Zelda MM that would be Awesome ..

Darknyht

#119

Darknyht said:

Urban Champion II. That's right, you saw it first here :-)

Actually that is the new Wii U game that is going to reinvigorate the console.

Henmii

#122

Henmii said:

"or a NFC title thats a mix between Nintendo Land & Wii Play U"

Now that you say it, they could do a new Nintendo land with NFC. No one asked about a Nintendo land sequel, but you know Nintendo. Its bound to happen, a Nintendo land sequel. If not this year, then next year.

Tsuchinoko

#123

Tsuchinoko said:

@SockoMario im sorry, but why would you be so upset about the announcement of a Super Mario Galaxy 3, or any game, that you'd sell a console.

Anyway, first HD Galaxy game? Yes please

Dpullam

#124

Dpullam said:

I'm looking forward to watching both of the presentations at E3! I'm always eager to hear more information about new and upcoming games from Nintendo!

Mr_G

#126

Mr_G said:

Super mario 3D land 2
4 player
NFC figures can be used for each player

midnafanboy

#127

midnafanboy said:

Great more smash bros news god nintendo really could this event be for zelda coming for the wiiu. Nah not important enough.

midnafanboy

#130

midnafanboy said:

@Mr_G I would get into it if a mario game was like that, but i think we have gotten enough mario games for a couple years in my opinion.

Funny_Moblin

#132

Funny_Moblin said:

@yojo Hey, a sequel 2 Sunshine is a big and deserving exception. Although, I don't think that creativity (unless I'm proven wrong) for Super Mario Galaxy 2 can get any better, so I would still be happy if a Galaxy 3 was confirmed too.

Darel18

#133

Darel18 said:

I wonder if the Symphony of the Night 2 will turn out to be true then...? This 3DS news makes think it will.

Ralphi

#139

Ralphi said:

Handheld gaming is where it's at! Also, keeping my hopes low. A new Nintendo game is great no matter what it is, but not keeping my fingers crossed for that minding blowing surprise.

Megapokepaul

#140

Megapokepaul said:

I think it'll be sonic boom or castelvania or metroid or the NFC thing. No zelda they need a new one for WII U ( shards of nightmare but I think its fake) before focusing on the 3ds again . But it can be MM3d ( awesome)

Action51

#143

Action51 said:

Nintendo buys the rights for Megaman from Capcom and creates a huge, open world Megaman game with Metroid/Zelda like puzzles where beating bosses and gaining their weapons allows you to enter new areas and colelct more power ups...NFC figures of Samus and Shulk can be used after you beat the game to add special content mission where they become playable or tag along as backup.

pinches self Okay...that's totally just my fanboygasm dream...sigh

Jollykarp

#144

Jollykarp said:

The Monolith game! That one with the trees!

Especially since X is getting finished up, maybe more from the 3DS project is gonna materialise?

MrWu

#146

MrWu said:

I think its advertised as 1 big game but is probably a big publishing deal, where multiple games are coming and it will all be covered.

My bet is 3DS CoD finally coming this year, plus several other games from Activision

pr0t0man

#147

pr0t0man said:

@Funny_Moblin not true it might be just for different outfits or it might be how they do dlc that would be really cool I would rather go out and buy a toy for $10-15 per character then spend $5-10 per character just so much cooler to have something to show for it and they could still go the download route for people that want to be cheap or that don't want the toy too I think it would be grate

AyeHaley

#148

AyeHaley said:

I swear this E3 will be insane. I've watched a lot of conferences over the years and other developer interviews/videos and I still feel this one will blow our mind. Cause Nintendo needs to step it up. And stepping it up is something they are capable of.

Action51

#150

Action51 said:

I hope the big new 3DS game is not a remake/update...but in addition to whatever it is, it would be pretty awesome to get a Fire Emblem Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn remake two game set merged into one mega-campaign for 3DS (or Wii U)

For the people saying it's a deal for CoD on 3DS...could be. I think the 3DS is more powerful then a Wii, right? They could always re-purpose the old Treyarch engine for that.

Rin-go

#151

Rin-go said:

Some people make it seem like it's some kind of Direct-like presentation, but isn't it a Q & A?
And going from having a presentation for a 3DS game to "They don't care about the Wii U" is ridiculous. Just crazy.

kyuubikid213

#152

kyuubikid213 said:

Preparing for the Best Worst Case Scenario...
More information on Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire OR A new Mario game OR A new IP that's uninteresting (at first)

Preparing for the ABSOLUTE Worst Case Scenario...
Nintendogs: Benny OR A sequel to that Baseball thing OR Flipnote Memo (seriously, I'll be mad if it actually DOES get released at this point).

Preparing for the BEST Case Scenario...
Monolith Soft's title (and it's like Xenoblade) OR A new interesting looking IP OR Metroid

Grumblevolcano

#153

Grumblevolcano said:

Like a number of others have already stated, I think it'll either be Majora's Mask 3D (the first port of the N64 classic that is actually fully functional) or a Nintendo Skylanders type game for using the 3DS to try and persuade people to buy a Wii U.

@Action51 Wouldn't combining Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn make the latter ridiculously easy? I never used a Path of Radiance file with Radiant Dawn but I thought the bonuses would make the game too easy.

Gladius_X

#154

Gladius_X said:

Well, whatever the game may be, watching it in Europe will only be for the true Nintendo fans I guess... Since those are in the range of 3.00 am - 5.00 am over here. Shame really.

outburst

#155

outburst said:

If it's a 2D/2.5D/topdown(:D) Metroid I'm finally buying a 3DS. If it's an FPS/TPS Metroid then I'll pass since I prefer mouse or wiimote pointer for FPS games.

Not really interested on OoT and M'sM 3D as I'm getting them on Wii/WiiU VC.

outburst

#156

outburst said:

@Gladius_X
Will it be broadcasted? I think it's for press people only. I'd watch it if they'd broadcast at that time. It's better than working hours.

I think the Digital event on the other hand will be around 5pm here so I don't think I'd be able to watch it.

Tender_Cutlet

#159

Tender_Cutlet said:

Well let's think this through - Nintendo's strategy nowadays is play it safe - despite all the coverage Smash has thus far received they still plan on giving it 50% of their live presentation time. Clearly the other 50% will only be dedicated to blockbuster franchise Nintendo know is a guaranteed hit. Of their franchises, the likes of F-Zero, Metroid and Star Fox have never broken through to the masses - only the Super Mario, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, Pokemon and Zelda franchises have managed to break the 50million sales barrier over their lifespans. Therefore it's a safe bet that a new 3DS game with this much of an exclusive PR platform would likely be from one of these sure-fire franchises.

Now, they've already done MK7 recently so we can rule a new MK 3DS out. A new Pokemon is already known to be on the way and would they be so discreet if it the conference were about the followup to last year's X and Y? DK isn't the draw he used to be back in the 80s and 90s as proved by Tropical Freeze not seeing more fans adopting the Wii U system. That leaves Mario or Zelda...

We recently had Link Between Worlds so we can discount a brand new Zelda title. I'm concluding therefore the conference is one of three things-

The safe [predictable] option is a presentation on the new Pokemon titles. The surprise option would be a sequel to Super Mario 3D World on 3DS. Or the long shot option would be the announcement of the remake of Majora's Mask that fans have clamoured for since Ocarina 3DS. Either way, I wouldn't expect any groundbreaking announcements in terms of software.

outburst

#161

outburst said:

I hope they'd make SM Sunshine HD and Paper Mario A Thousand Doors like they did on Windwaker. I missed or playing this GC games.

Yai

#162

Yai said:

I would love for it to be a new Wario Land. They seemed to completely forget about Wario's platforming series :c

But I would be really quite excited if it was something like Metroid or F-Zero! Or imagine if it was a handheld Pikmin? That would be crazy.

allav866

#164

allav866 said:

I want it to be Majora's Mask 3D, but I know it won't. Nintendo wouldn't start building hype now for a mystery game and then reveal it to be a remake. It would disappoint more people than it would please. Besides, how would they talk for 90 minutes about a game most Zelda fans already know about? Even if they added some new features, it's not possible, and wouldn't be worth people's time.
Also, for those who think Majora's Mask would be great on Wii U, I'm right there with all of you! I think it would be great on the Wii U... Virtual Console!

Marshi

#166

Marshi said:

Hope: Majora's mask 3d or some new ip that isnt a casual game

Reality: new super mario bros 3 or a casual game

Sherman

#170

Sherman said:

I hope's not Majora's. I mean, I do want a Majora's, but spending an hour and a half falking about a remake it's just a waste of very good oportunity to bump up the 3DS in other ways or, damn, the Wii U, that really reeeally need it.
I hope it's a new IP, or the awesome return of one of the biggest. The 3DS have done a magnificat job with this: They delivered the definitive "this is how this games are gonna be from now on" on Fire Emblem, Kid Icarus and Animal Crossing.
They could be trying to do this with Metroid, Starfox, any of the less big like Advance Wars, which would be very awesome in fact. I think it's a good move to revive some of the old IP like they did with Kid Icarus. That was a very well done job. A Punch-Out wouldn't be that bad either.
Metroid would be great, if any of this two: A 2D game with the best story ever, taking as much as possible from Super Metrid, or a 3DS/FPS developed by Retro with the best versus mode ever. Starfox, I'm going with the "best versus mode ever" for this one too. Maybe Sub-wars was for testing terrain on the matter. I can really see an hour and a half talk about any of this two games happening.
A revitalized Advance Wars would be so awesome. Fire Emblem: Awakening proven that 3DS has a very good number of consumers liking strategy games, and if you add to that an online/local/play-in-the-same-3DS multiplayer... Damn!!
F-Zero? Yes, please! Mario Kart on Wii U and F-Zero on 3DS. Not bad. But I don't see the 90 minutes conference happening over F-Zero.
Now, we have to think how Streetpass would work with this games. That's very important. Or at least Nintendo should give to that feature what it deserves. I love a good Streetpass use in a game.
Damn! There's a lot of games of games and this could take me all day so I´m gonna leave it here. But hey! At the end it doesn't matters...

It's gonna be a new Mii Plaza game!!

SleepyCrossing

#174

SleepyCrossing said:

@River3636 A Mario Kart 8 port on the 3DS would kill any degree of system-moving potential the game has for the Wii U. I think we can rule that out.

I want Metroid, Monolift's game, Miyamoto's IP...or something else entirely, if its good :p

JarredBuzzo

#177

JarredBuzzo said:

Probably not Miyamoto's new IP, since that's supposed to be only on Wii U. Then again, things change.

Windy

#178

Windy said:

I hope the mystery game is Fantasy Life for 3DS. Such a shame a game like doesn't get worldwide play.

Luna-Harmony

#182

Luna-Harmony said:

Be great is they made a 3DS player for wii u so it goes underneath like the gameboy player did for gamecube.
Then we could play 3DS games on the big screen and gamepad.

LittleIrves

#183

LittleIrves said:

@Maelstrom WHOA. Metroid Dr3aD would be a-w-e-s-o-m-e.
I can see Next Level handling another classic Nintendo franchise, too. They've done it already with Punch-Out! & Luigi's Mansion.
My personal hope that ain't gonna happen - Wave Race 3: Deep Waters

Doctor_Pancakes

#184

Doctor_Pancakes said:

A new Metroid Prime by November would literally have Wii U flying off the shelves into customers hearts lmao
Just imagine if they incorperated some form of Borderlands like leveling system and coop. Still sticking to the First Person Adventure roots.

Findonovan95

#185

Findonovan95 said:

I wish it would be a "Super Mario Sunshine" sequel. That would get me ultra-hyped. Although I guess that's something that would be better on the Wii U.

A new IP would be nice too. :D

Ruffigan

#186

Ruffigan said:

Nothing is shocking. The mystery press conference will probably be for Pokemon; just like the footage of a 'new game' during Spike's video game awards was new footage for Donkey Kong: TF.

@Jetset A first-party in relation to video games is a company that creates for and has their games published by the owner of the platform. Monolith Soft is a first-party company, but they don't necessarily make first-party games. Similar to how Rare was able to make games for the DS and GBA after being assimilated by Microsoft.

Ruffigan

#187

Ruffigan said:

@Jetset

"Second-party developer
Second-party developer is a colloquial term used by gaming enthusiasts and media often used to describe two different types of game development studios:

Independently-owned studios who take development contracts from the platform holders and what they produce will usually be exclusive to that platform.
Studios who are partially or wholly owned by the platform holder (also known as a subsidiary) and what they produce will usually be exclusive to that platform.

In reality, the resulting game is first party (since it is funded by the platform holder who usually owns the resulting IP), but the term helps to distinguish independent studios from those directly owned by the platform holder. These studios may have exclusive publishing agreements (or other business relationships) with the platform holder, while maintaining independence. Examples are Insomniac Games (which previously developed games solely for Sony's PlayStation platforms as an independent studio) and Game Freak, (which primarily develops the Nintendo-exclusive Pokémon game series)."

MrMario02

#189

MrMario02 said:

Some have been Saying that the wii u needs it MOOOOOORE! well, IT DOESN'T!!!!! THE 3DS HAS ONLY 3 UPCOMING GAMES PLANNED FOR RELEASE! AND THE WII U HAS PLENTY OF UPCOMING GAMES LIKE HYRULE WARRIORS, MARIO KART 8 AND "X"!!

unrandomsam

#190

unrandomsam said:

@Jetset 100% owned is still first party. Gamefreak is the only second party left. (Camelot isn't because they support e.g The Vital).

rjejr

#191

rjejr said:

@JaxonH - "Actually, I think you're right on the money.

I'm framing that and hanging it on my wall for posterity :-)

Been away all weekend enjoying the weather. And trying to finish up Advance Wars. Only 3 or 4 maps left. That game is one of the most addictive things I've ever played. I wonder if somebody could make a sequel w /the MK8 engine, how cool would that look? (I like all my games to look they they are made out of plastic) And some Ride of the Valkyrie surround sound background music for he copter strikes.

My kid's kicking me off the PC. Man I dont even know what thread this is.

JaxonH

#192

JaxonH said:

@rjejr

Hahaha, you're hilarious man... This is the E3 presentation thread, for the two games Nintendo is hosting a presentation for at E3.

Ya, I just got Advance Wars Dual Strike and Days of Ruin on the DS after I bought the GBA version on Wii U VC. I played Dual Strike for a bit, and yeah, it's great! If you like Advance Wars, you'd definitely like Fire Emblem. Not sure if you ever played Awakening, but it's one of those games that will be remembered as a classic for many, many years. Like Metroid Prime or Skyward Sword classic. But also, if you can scoop Path of Radiance on GC or Radiant Dawn on Wii, those are great too. Even Shadow Dragon on DS is decent enough.

I went to Gamestop and played Mario Kart 8 yesterday. Let me just say right now, the game does NOT disappoint. I got a guy in Valley Stream, NY, who pre ordered me a copy of the Nintendo World Store exclusive, so I'm pretty excited about that. I just hope he follows through...

rjejr

#193

rjejr said:

@JaxonH - Glad to hear you got yourself covered for MK8, now I can stop avoiding you ;-) I'm still thinking about going next Thursday night but I've already saved up $35 in $5 Target GC to get the game there, plus the $1 pre-order card. Should still be a crazy fun night though.

Fire Emblem Awakening, that's the recent 3DS JRPG correct? I played the demo on my wife's 3DS and it was great - I was very impressed the 3DS could pull off a full scale JRPG that well. It's on the list. Maybe Nintendo will put out a $799 12" 3DS to match the new Surface Pro.

I drove past Gamestop and thought about it, but decided I could wait 2 more weeks. I think its been a while since I had day 1 game anticipation as we get a lot of stuff at Christmas or rent it thru Gamefly.

JaxonH

#194

JaxonH said:

@rjejr

Um, I think you might be thinking of Bravely Default. That's the JRPG, and it did have a demo. Granted, Fire Emblem Awakening had a demo too, but Fire Emblem (the game I was talking about) came out in February of 2013. So about 15 months ago. It was a strategy RPG (grid-style turn-based strategic combat). I know it may not sound that great, but it really is. There's actually a demo in the eShop if you ever get around to it. It was critically acclaimed across the board, and most everyone who's played it consider it to be one of the best releases of 2013, possibly the best game on the 3DS period. You should give 'er a try. I give it Jaxon's Stamp of Approval, so you know it's good! (even though you returned DKC, it WAS a good game, albeit perhaps not for the impatient or unskilled)

Btw, the Nintendo World Store Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition sold out in pre orders in less than 24 hours. I'm glad I jumped on the opportunity, cause I was seriously thinking of just waiting and seeing if you could get it. Turns out they only let you pre order one copy per person anyways.

rjejr

#195

rjejr said:

@JaxonH - "Limited Edition"

Sold out in 24 hours and you had to pre-order in person. That certainly is limited edition. I wonder if more will be kept or Ebayed?

I'm really waiting for a Wii U 3DS game player, or a 3DS to tv via pass-thru Wii U. I was considering a 3DS XL for my birthday but I bought a tv instead.

JaxonH

#196

JaxonH said:

@rjejr

Haven't seen a single one pop up on eBay yet (people list as pre orders because demand is highest before release). Tbh though, it's so limited I don't think there'll be any on eBay at all. If there are, price is gonna be through the roof due to the extremely, extremely, EXTREMELY limited supply.

I really gotta recommend the 3DS. I don't think we'll be getting any means of playing 3DS on a TV, so it's probably gonna be handheld or bust. But it's my favorite handheld I've ever owned. Easily. The quality of the gaming library is just so good. It's like Nintendo looked at the Wii/DS library and said "no more of this mediocre stuff, we start winning back devoted gamers NOW" and ever since then the quality of their games has been fantastic. On Wii U AND 3DS.

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