One of the highlights of E3 this year was the Nintendo World Championships, which was hosted by Kevin Pereira. Proving that he is more than just a game show host and presenter, Pereira put his investigative journalism hat on and sat down with NOA big cheese Reggie Fils-Aimé last week to grill him about Nintendo's time at this year's E3.
Reggie expertly ducks the mandatory NX and DeNA opening gambit in favour of focusing on the here and now, which is to be expected.
The conversation quickly moved on to the reaction to the Nintendo's E3 games and it wasn't long before the topic of Metroid Prime: Federation Force came up. Reggie repeated a previous analogy and was quick to point out the reaction to Toon Link when The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was revealed for GameCube all those years ago. Reggie retorted "if social media existed then, we would have been run out on rails. And this is a game that has gone on to be one of the beloved of all time, one of the most highly rated of all time, so the fact is - chill, trust us."
Reggie quickly turned the conversation back to upcoming Wii U titles such as Star Fox Zero, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi's Woolly World and Super Mario Maker, all of which he was able to talk about passionately.
Mr Fils-Aimé was keen to point out that he personally walks around the E3 show floor to try out new experiences from competitors. He tipped his hat to the team behind Halo 5 and said he felt it was going to be a strong game. Reggie also felt that EA has a winner on its hands with Star Wars: Battlefront too. He was then quick to point out that many of the games on show at this years E3 were being targeted for launch in 2016 or beyond. Reggie says Nintendo's focus is showing what is coming up in the here and now.
The most important question was saved until the end, what would become of Puppet Reggie? The good news is that it will be safety stored in Reggie's office next to Robot Chicken Reggie and Giant Mii Head Reggie. Well, we're glad that's been cleared up.
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