Following the quickfire Pokémon Direct that arrived in late February, we now have a full-fat Nintendo Direct to look forward to. With clear expectations set by Nintendo - Spring and Summer games for Wii U and 3DS - along with trademark postings and the obligatory 'leaks' that always precede any broadcast, there's plenty of chatter around what we can expect from the broadcasts in each region.
Having read the multiple apparent leaks and considered what's logically expected, we've brought together our usual list of items that we anticipate to be covered in the broadcasts. Some seem almost certain, others likely, and one or two are semi-sensible predictions.
So, without further pre-amble, the following are some of the key details and reveals we expect to feature in today's Nintendo Direct festivities.
Star Fox Zero Confirmed for April Release or Delay
Star Fox Zero has had an interesting history in development and in terms of its marketing and publicity. Announced in slightly bizarre style - with no clear footage - at E3 2014, it was finally shown in full at E3 2015, before being showcased with improved visuals and a North American release date in the November Direct. Yet despite that release date announcement being less than four months ago the lack of a firm EU / Australian date, and murmurings of localisation teams being concerned about the control scheme, have prompted chatter of a potential delay.
Well, time will ultimately tell on that, but whatever the case it'll surely feature with a fresh showcase - potentially with details on the amiibo and multiplayer support that have been cited on the game's official website for some time. Some say it'll bump back to the Summer, or Nintendo may simply reiterate an April arrival, but either way the Wii U title is likely to have a premium spot in the running orders for both Europe and North America.
Anniversary Shenanigans with The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon
With these franchises celebration 30th and 20th Anniversaries respectively, and being in the midst of high profile releases to promote those landmarks, we can expect both to feature. There's likely to be a final flashy trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD ahead of its release this week, in addition to similar treatment for Pokkén Tournament.
It's beyond those inclusions where things will hopefully be interesting. Perhaps The Pokémon Company will have sanctioned a short trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon, while many will naturally hope to see some footage of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U. Both are big maybes, but may miss out due to the April / Summer release remit of the broadcasts.
Beyond that, it wouldn't surprise us if some promotional activities are confirmed, utilising social media and other opportunities to promote the brands and get fans involved. Rather like with Super Mario last year, we expect Nintendo to target our nostalgia and passion for these franchises beyond core game releases.
Nindies Showcase, with Unity New 3DS Games at the Forefront
There's always an eShop sizzle reel which in some cases leads to actual reveals or release dates that weren't previously known. It's always a highlight for this writer, too, as it can provide a welcome showcase of the gaming world beyond store shelves and Nintendo's major IPs.
In addition, we suspect the New Nintendo 3DS could be front and centre this time. Earlier this year Unity officially confirmed and began to roll-out tools for porting games to the New 3DS, though a number of experienced developers have been working on it for some time (there's even been a game release in Japan, already). Though Unity can technically support the original models, the word from Unity itself and developers is that it's not a realistic proposition, and that New 3DS exclusives on the eShop could become more common.
This is unlikely to sell New 3DS hardware on its own, but some enticing eShop games will at least provide added value for owners of the nifty portable. Unity and New 3DS could be a highlight for Nindie fans this time out.
New amiibo and Mini Mario & Friends
It was confirmed last year that Super Smash Bros. DLC characters will have their own amiibo, so models to look at and some release windows for the likes of Bayonetta and Corrin seem like a reasonable bet. The aforementioned Legend of Zelda and Pokémon anniversaries may be at the heart of some limited edition new amiibo too, though that's merely hopeful speculation at this stage.
Released in Japan in late January, Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge seems like a safe bet for release on the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores in the West. With the series having been common on a global basis for quite some time, along with the continued drive to promote amiibo through its own games in addition to others, this has a strong chance of featuring. As for what the game is, it looks like more Mario vs. Donkey Kong, yet with some twists depending on which amiibo you scan.
Beyond that, amiibo is a word we're likely to hear a few times - the series is a big money-spinner for Nintendo, after all.
Monster Hunter X Localisation, Again (again)
This featured in our equivalent article for November Nintendo Direct, and not without good reason. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on 3DS hit seven figures for sales in the West, representing a series breakthrough outside of Japan; on top of that Monster Hunter X (Cross) has been a huge success in Capcom's homeland.
A Monster Hunter trademark (the name of which you can see if you click here, which we won't spoil in this entry) has emerged to reinforce the sense that a localisation of Cross is inevitable. Of course, trademarks don't always equal game reveals, far from it, but the timing and the need for Capcom to continue strong Western momentum for the series certainly coincide. It makes a lot of sense, ultimately.
Small Surprises and Very Different Broadcasts Between Europe and North America
We've covered this in some detail in a recent editorial - once again we expect the European and North American broadcasts to be entirely different in their structure and approach, potentially only sharing some mutual trailers for the likes of Star Fox Zero. Release date discrepancies are at the heart of this, as each region will be promoting games long since released in the other. It's a pity, arguably, as there's less common ground to share for fans in each region.
Beyond that, we can certainly hope for some small surprises. Those of you that are most keen have no doubt been trawling the rumours on NeoGAF et al, but we're not fully convinced by those leaks - there's always room to be proven wrong, but many of these have failed to transpire in the past. Forgetting that speculation, there's normally one or two unexpected announcements (big or small) in each Direct; expect surprises to be small for this one, as any megaton announcements will likely be held back for the Wii U / 3DS segments at E3. There'll be release dates, at least, and we'll have a solid idea of the game line-up for Spring and Summer.
No Mobile or NX Details, So Stop Expecting Them...
Some really want to believe that there'll be snippets of information on the NX hardware or mobile apps this time, and we get it. We're all fans here, and we want to see what the next generation from Nintendo looks like.
Yet let's get real, it's not happening. Not even a 0.01% chance, it's 0.00%. There will be no NX or mobile content. Don't believe us? Nintendo of Europe and America each shared variations of this comment in their press releases.
The presentation will not include any updates on NX or mobile.
That seems pretty clear to us.
So there you have it, some of the details we expect to see in today's Nintendo Direct. Let us know what you hope to see, and be sure to join us for both the European and North American live streams before 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 10pm UK / 11pm CET; our blogs and live chat will be up and running in plenty of time before the broadcasts begin.
I heard rumors from across the pond that point to SNES support for N3DS. That's what has me most stoked right now. Oh and MHX.
I'll be really surprised, annoyed and disappointed if there isn't a new Zelda U trailer right at the end. I know they said spring and summerd and I don't expect it to release until 2017, but the game was due out last year in 2015. You can't announce a game at E3 2014 with a 2015 release, confirm the 2015 release in Dec 2014 - "no worries" - and then go an entire 2015 without even talking about it, only a brief glimpse in November. I know games get delayed, it happens all the time with seemingly every game this gen, but they don't go this dark. It's ridiculous. End with a new Zelda trailer, "holiday 2016". If for no other reason then to show it is still a Wii U game. Nintendo isn't oblivious to all the NX rumours, they supposedly shut up SMD. Zelda U needs to reemerge.
Also, SFZ was also discussed in that Dec 2014 awards vid. I won't fault them for that delay, it seemed necessary, and it was dated for Nov 2015 so they tried, and even if it gets delayed again they are still trying. But Zelda U just disappeared.
I'd love an American confirmation for Rhythm Heaven 3DS and Style Savvy 3.
You'll get no sympathy from me...in regards to FE: Fates for you guys at Nintendo Life. You already have the game because of your review copy. Show pity on us Americans for not having Bravely Second.
@Browny That would be nice even though i would prefer GBA and DS virtual console.
I hope to see NX updates... Just joking, I read.
I wish people would get off the kick about a new on 3ds.Wii u needs more eshop games than the 3ds.we need Wii u stuff.just sayin Zelda tommrow,pokemon at the end of the month.star Fox in april.this is a direct for now and summer.Wii u has nothing for the summer.screw the 3ds. Bring on Wii u games.
In short, expect small updates. That's reasonable.
@Zanark a lot of people would, but still, portable snes! Yes please!!!
i got up this morning expecting the direct to be done. i forgot all about the time zones and such. so with the wave of a magic wiimote wand, wielded by the goddess of gaming, may all our wishes come true. also, bayonetta 3 and gamecube games in the eshop.
@Slim1999 Pokken Tournament is mid-March, not late March.
I'm mostly hoping for news about European Fire Emblem Fates release and Genei Ibun Roku #FE.
I'm really curious about this? Hasn't anyone in the slightest noticed the incredible absence of a load of Mario Spin off games unlike last gen?
For instance, where's Wario Ware? Where's the main wario game? Where's a brand new Donkey Kong game spinoff like Jungle Climber?
We also haven't seen many platform games on the 3DS unlike the Wii U......so where are those platform games?
So NX release date confirmed? Great news!
@Zanark to which I reply, "Why not both?"
In all honesty the only GBA titles that I'd love as VC are Golden Sun, Metroid Fusion and Fire Emblem. Compared to Classic SNES RPGs like Mario RPG and Earthbound, and non-RPG offerings like Super Metroid and Link to the Past?
Yeah why not both after all?
A new Metroid game for 3DS
Hope we hear about the Pikman game mentioned a few months ago
They will also announce a new stability update for 3DS.
Ambassador program for New 3DS, plz.
After their first direct, I'm not expecting much, a few small things that we didn't know and then everything we already do, some delays and so forth.
Why a new one? What is wrong with the old one?
If the whole SNES 3DS VC thing is true...
Ill stop right there, its better for my bloodpressure
Keeping my expectations low for this so I hope they don't mention a lick about the NX and that I can see some serious conversion of oxygen to carbon dioxide by Nintendo staff.
@ikki5 Sorry, that read weird. I meant an ambassador program for the New 3DS to make up for the lack of exclusives during it's first year.
No My Nintendo info? And I know they said no mobile, but not even Miitomo, which is due out imminently? I guess they could have another Direct or perhaps go for an entirely different approach. Not expecting any major shockers, just having something/anything is nice. Wonder if any of the Unity games will be interesting.
I've never known expectations to be so low! I'd like something good for Wii U owners to do after the direct, even if it's only a few N64 games. I'd cry tears of joy if they announced Dreamcast games
Fire Emblem Fates European release date, please. Pikmin 4, perhaps? Some VC news would also be appreciated, more N64-games, Gamecube-games, the Final Fantasy-games or something to that effect.
I am heading home a bit early today so that I can watch the Direct Live on my HDTV. I don't expect any big reveals. I just want a firm release date for Dragon Quest VII on 3DS so that preorders can go live.
I hope we get info about the localization of Genei Ibun Roku and we hear about Twilight Princess standard edition here in NA. Not interested in the amiibo and digital is a last option only.
If I come out this Direct more knowledgeable about the new account system and have a release date for Starfox I'll be fairly happy.A surprise Eshop game would be nice,something like they done with Excitebike World Rally on Wii.I've accepted Gamecube VC isn't going to happen.That'll come on NX when they start remastering Wii games.I can't see Wii Remotes working with NX so there likely wont be a Wii VC.
I'm pumped to hear more about Metroid: Federation Force. Everything is just gravy until E3 for me. I love Monster Hunter and hope we get some news. I'm also hopeful that Unity on 3DS brings some good games we don't know about from aspiring developers.
@Stu13 I doubt there will be one. If there was none for the Wii U, why would you expect one for the 3DS? The biggest reason why there was one for the 3DS was more due to the fact that it had a massive price cut very early into it's life which upset a lot of early adopters.
2 PM is the time set for the Nintendo Direct, and its past 2 PM so where is it?
If they add GBA, 64 and DS virtual console, plus now being compatible with Unity, the New3DS could be healthy for a few years... Specially if it Indie developers and enthusiasts embrace the idea.
@Z87P-D3 It's 2pm Pacific time,which is 11pm CET.
Ori and the blind forest: the first Unity game for 3DS
Assassins Creed Unity for 3DS
I'm not sure what I'm hoping for exactly, but I do know that I'm incredibly excited. I can't wait! It's only 7 or so hours away now! It's so soon! I can hardly control my excitement
If SNES Virtual Console was coming for 3DS two years ago, I would've been extremely excited. These days I prefer Virtual Console on Wii U, so I don't see any point in SNES VC for 3DS. If it gets announced; fine. If it doesn't; I'm okay with that too!
If it would support cross-buy, I would be happy, though!
@Manjushri The only Metroid news we're likely to get is an update on Federation Force.
Mh X release date would be awfully nice; hopefully it wont be a long wait like mh4u. Other than that, expectations are extremely low for me so im not too fussed what they do. Actually, a fire emblem release date wouldnt be too bad either.
@Socar The Wii U WarioWare game is actually Game & Wario, and it's pretty decent!!
However, I'm surprised there's been no new Mario Strikers or Excite Truck/Bots until now. Here's hoping!! I'd even take an Excite Truck/Bots Wii VC download, given the incredible ExciteBots was never released here in Europe originally!!
Like most of us your expectations are rather low then?
@Manjushri Excitement leads to hype, hype leads to disappointment, disappointment leads to snarky posts here on NintendoLife, so it's in the best interest of all of us to just stay calm and not get our hopes up too much... :3
Star Fox Zero delayed until August 2016
Haha his videos crack me up. Loved that Links Awakening music. LINKS AWAKENING 3D! My mind would explode! Thats one of my favorite Zelda games.
Looking forward to it though I think E3 is going to be more interesting. I'm actually more curious to see if M$ and Sony will be releasing upgraded consoles to compete with NX. M$ has practically said they will release an upgrade at some point and Sony says they can consider it.
Please Zelda Wii U, it's the only game I'm after on the console and we've not seen anything on it in aaaaages....
Hoping for more VC SNES support but not holding my breath.
If no Zelda U updates will be disappointed.
I hoped that new man in charge will change these Directs to be more marketing heavy ( ie, create hype) but I guess I was wrong.
Every serious business loves hype, from the biggest (Apple), to the people behind the Rasberry Pi. But not so much Nintendo.
Talk about ALL your damn games even if it is only minuscule. That's what publishers do. Appeal to more than just Nintendo owners.
I think I'm crossing my fingers for Mother 3 finally being released in the West. I've played the fan translation, and it's one of my most favorite games of all time. Also quietly hoping for Chrono Trigger finally coming to the Virtual Console. Regardless of whether it's on the 3DS or the Wii U, I'd still buy it GLADLY.
SNES VC better not get released only for New 3DS.
Super Mario world finally on 3ds!!!!!!
I'll be sad if SNES VC is New 3DS only.
I would like to play my super mario kart custom tracks on it as well as all the great SMW rom hacks.
I don't see how anyone could doubt that Star Fox Zero is delayed.
For the Wii U, this month we have The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Pokken Tournament. After that, the only (physical retail) releases scheduled are Star Fox Zero, and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic games (but who honestly cares about this one). And then.. supposedly Zelda Wii U in Nov-Dec. So, yeah... No, we're not getting Star Fox Zero in April, because that would leave us with May, June, July, August, September and October with nothing more than the mentioned Mario & Sonic game. Therefor, they will delay Star Fox Zero till somewhere during summer, to "spread" their releases more equally over 2016.
I've been disappointed so often by Nintendo these last couple of years. Their E3 2014 was rock-solid, but from E3 2015 it all went downwards. I'm not getting my hopes up for this Nintendo Direct, because I don't want to be dissapointed again.
I think this is the best way to go, because if you don't have any expectations it can only get better from there. Guess we'll find out tonight.
As I said in the https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2016/03/a_wii_u_and_3ds_nintendo_direct_is_on_the_way article, my guesses point towards a non-hyping Direct, which ironically is hype-worthy. Why? Because this Direct will focus on upcoming stuff that's close to release. And the fact this is getting out of the way - let me count, one-two-three - THREE months ahead of E3, means that most, if not all games mentioned in this Direct won't steal any of the spotlights meant for the real megaton announcements that, unlike last year's E3, are going to be the backbone for this year's Digital Events. Every game mentioned here will be one less "yeah, we knew already" kind of game in Nintendo's E3 presentation.
To recap: Star Fox Zero? Great, no more hogging the Nintendo Direct with Thunderbirds nostalgia. Smash DLC amiibo? One good confirmation now and one less waste of time in June at the same time. Metroid Prime Federation Force? Good riddance.
I own a New 3DS, but it'd still be sad as this would mean less people able to
legallyplay Super Mario World on the go ever since Super Mario Advance 2, as its purpose of making Super Mario World portable is totally lost on the GBA Virtual Console being Wii U-exclusivemeaning 3DS owners' only way to play Super Mario World anywhere outside emulators on Android phoneswould be tracking down a GBA and a SMA2 copy, which is unpractical and Nintendo should definitely be aware of this as GBA is NOT the killer app they expected it to be when they tied it to a home console of all things.
Undertale for wii u maybe?
So, what you're saying is that we are guaranteed an NX reveal today..... right?
Surprised you didn't mention Boxboy 2 and Detective Pikachu. Wonder which title will be the "available after this presentation" title.
Aw damn, it's not until 10? I thought it was 5pm UK and I've been waiting :/ Could've gone to the cinema...
@rjejr I agree 100%. A title and 30 seconds of new footage would make the internet explode. I'll never understand why they revealed it in 2014 only to show us almost nothing for 2 years. I don't need the whole game spoiled for me, but some information would be nice.
@AlexSora89 Hmmm, I dunno. I liked the GBA SMW version better than the normal one.
Though, it's all a rumor, wonder if it will be true in the end.
I don't see why the old 3DS shouldn't be able to emulate the SNES. There is already an emulator on the 3DS which runs most games really well on the old version.
If that's the case, it might just be a marketing scheme to give something more to New 3DS owners other than xenoblade.
Give me Rhythm Tengoku: The Best Plus in Europe and I'll be happy.
@Miles_Edgeworth Oooooooh that would be a huge reveal. Even if some people wouldn't agree with it, it'd totally be extremely hype and amazing to see on a Nintendo console. I know I'd be hype
Im not guna go with the usual wild predictions but instead im guna theorise on that comment confirming no news for nx. That all but confirms to me that the nx is going to have a massive blowout announcement at E3.
Wait isn't Miitomo a mobile app that is supposed to come out this month along with Nintendo account?
FE Fates release date is all I really want, but I'll probably get excited by anything else as well.
So just me hoping for Turbografx support? T.T There is still the matter of Bonk's Adventure being rated for the Wii U.
And heck, if they decide to revive the 3DS VC with the SNES, then they can add Turbografx to BOTH Wii U and 3DS like in Japan (Only the 3DS only had 4 PC Engine games there, but if they're reviving the 3D VC, Konami can easily have their Wii U versions put onto 3DS very easily. )
Hoping for anything NOT zelda HD or anything remake... XCX is sick so I'm crossing my fingers for dlc or something. Probably not though....
@Browny you realize what you're saying that is so ridiculously awesome!? Throwing the hype hat up in the air. Could make it the best direct yet if that is the case.
As much as I want NX news, I understand they won't have any. I have high expectations for the NX. I think Nintendo is placing themselves well for their next gen, and it begins by the revamped MyNintendo.
I honestly say I went from "FU I just got my Wii U" to "Hype is real, I want an NX". Of course this is based on speculations for now.
"Don't believe us? Read this:
'There will be no news on NX or mobile' "
Dude you're just torturing yourself needlessly.
Bad news is, we will not see Zelda U until E3. To show before then would be to prematurely blow the spectacle of the E3 reveal (and by reveal I mean ACTUAL details and not a 30 second trailer and 2 minutes gameplay).
Good news is, it'll release this year. I know you don't believe me, but come November you'll be saying "Ok you were right".
Trust me on this. Now, Zelda NX port? Ok, ya, that may possible be launch window 2017
Only hearing about Zelda and Pokemon anniversary ? Everyone always forget it's also the 30th Anniversary of Metroid.
@MarinoKadame Metroid by Retro announcement at E3 for 30th anniversary. They are supposedly working on a a Wii U title. I'm sure everyone is expecting an NX reveal at E3 as well. That will probably be a definite of Nintendo returns to a stage reveal instead of a Digital Event.
I hope they reveal the game Retro Studios has been working on. I'm most looking forward to details of Zelda 30th anniversary. There could be some interesting releases. Maybe even soundtrack releases.
so is this thing happening or what?
The only games I'm remotely interested in hearing about are Federation Force, Sun/Moon, and Zelda U, and there's no guarantee they'll talk about any of those three in this one. This may be the first time I have zero interest in anything they're talking about.
@TriHolbs It's also Donkey Kong's 35th though, the Retro announcement could be another DK game.
There i sone thing i want but i doubt it will ever happen. Terranigma SNES VC on 3DS !!!
@walrusballs Technically speaking we already got the XCX DLC. NOJ made some paid DLC a few months after the Japanese launch in late April with side quests that added a few new party members: H.B, Alexa, The Murderess, and I think 2 or 3 others, haven't found them yet. But since there was a 7-8 month period between the Japanese and international releases, NOA and NOE added the DLC missions to the base disc, so our version of XCX was essentially a "Game of the Year" edition of the Japanese version.
They better announce Pikmin 4 for the Wii U.
We'll probably see a trailer for Star Fox again.
They might hint at the new paper Mario.
Zelda could be absent again.
The show will probably be stolen by 3DS footage.
This Direct could confirm the death of the WiiU.
@Angelic_Lapras_King me too.It is possible too.Maybe the CD ones will be new 3ds only.
Who else expects something Sonic-related? Idk, maybe it's just me...
@Nintenjoe64 what about Saturn games too.Also hope for virtual boy for 3ds.The SNES on new 3DS seems possible and likely due to all the leaks over the years also the new 3ds super Famicom buttons.
@andrew20 I think the normal 3DS could handle the CD ones, the file sizes are not as strict as the Wiiware/DSiWare days and the Wii compressed the file sizes of the CD games, so I reckon it could be possible.
@Browny Should have SNES support on the 3DS VC for a long time now, but it will be good if it finally does happen.
I don't understand why you guys are saying there will be no mobile coverage? With Miitomo along with new Nintendo Account realising in around 2 weeks, it is a worth to bet that Nintendo would use direct to give us more information about those. Their first proper mobile game was also supposed to release in March. We have March now and no info at all - Nintendo direct is a perfect oportunity to introduce it, timing is also almost perfect. I'm not expecting NX, but some more info about mobile games is a safe bet
What would you do if they release star fox snes for 3ds vc day one
@mateq because Nintendo themselves issude a statement saying 'no mobile and no NX news'.....
I think they're going to announce a separate NX direct like they did with the Smash Bros one. They need to show it soon (actually they should have already shown it) because the rumors are spiraling out of control.
@Nintendian Federation Force will more than likely be mentioned, like it or not.
i guess it will just an update for My Nintendo account, and a few games.
Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer, Zelda U gameplay or title, Metroid Federation Forces announced to have been drastically re-worked, Great Ace Attorney localisation
40 minutes of Monster Hunter which has already been out in Japan for a year, Hyrule Warriors 3DS, Twilight Princess HD, Pokken Fighters nonsense and, of course, Amiibo.
@fusermarucs oh wow, silly me. Missed the mobile bit after the NX in that quote in the article...
@JaxonH Torturing myself? Nintendo is the one torturing us, but sure, go ahead, blame the victim.
And while I still think Zelda U in 2017, I have said it's 45% 2016, 55% 2017. So I wouldn't be shocked if it's 2016, but if I had to bet, it's next year. Though if they show it in 2 hours, maybe I'll change the percentages.
Oh, and I've also said I think there's only a 20% chance there is a Zelda NX this year, so at least you listened to that part. Of course I'm only 30% sure there's a Zelda NX at all. It's hardware dependent in my head, and my mind isn't made up yet. If there is an NX home this year and NX handheld next year (or vice versa) they may wait until both are out to release it b/c you might need both to play it.
@3dsgeek333 Personally, I'm looking forward to Federation Force. I hope we see a traditional Metroid game soon though.
@Arckadius this. which is why i find that leaked not true yet.
How long is it scheduled to run?
If notning is said of Federation Force, it's probably been cancelled. After the seemingly overwhelming negative backlash I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to can it.
I would like Mother 3 - it's inevitable at this point, for sure, but I'm not sure whether the time for it is now.
I'm only 20% sure you're even 80% positive of what you just said
I got out of work early and I get watch the direct. I am hyped for Mother 3. If it is not there oh well.
That SNES rumor for the N3DS. That's a good one.
@JaxonH Yeah, that sounds about right.
I still think you're nuts with the "big E3 reveal" talk. E3 needs to be about NX, and it will be about NX or I'm gone like sinalefa (you here from him lately, notably absent, I'm kinda worried). Even if Zelda is a dual release on NX even you aren't too sure it's this year. So yes, Zelda U will get some attention, but it's a 2 year old game, not a new announcement, plus new hardware always trumps new software. So no matter how great Zelda U may be, it doesn't matter, E3 is all about NX. And after 12mil Wii U in 3 years they better bring it or start preparing to go 3rd party.
It makes sense they are showing any NX stuff since that is likely for E3
@rjejr "I'll be really surprised, annoyed and disappointed if there isn't a new Zelda U trailer right at the end."
Prepare to be all of those by the evening...lol.
Same for me, the GBA version of Super Mario World is the definitive one, especially with Luigi and his improved cape controls. However, rather than letting go of the GBA Virtual Console, Nintendo seems - given I've missed the Nintendo Direct - more willing to make the SNES portable starting with Super Mario World, which is still an acceptable compromise for the time being. Hopefully Super Mario Advance 2 will return to handhelds eventually.
Leaks proved true again. NintendoLife needs to start taking these rumors more seriously. There is a consistently reliable source leaking info to Geno right now, and I'd bet every ounce of that NX rumor from Geno is true.
@Captain_Gonru No, Paper Mario made up for it. And Kirby at the end. If they had ended it with MP:FF I was done w/ Nintendo.
And it's obvious from all the time spent on HW Legends, MH Generations, MP:F, Kirby and Bravely Defualt Ntineod really is all about their handheld. Maybe they've seen the writing on the wall? Got me wondering if NX is a handheld, or they've just given up on Wii U - Paper Mario can't carry the 2nd half of 2016 even if Pokken and Starfox are a great start. Mor eNX mystery. But the ND was the best they've had in a year.
@JaxonH Yeah, that screenshot was spot on.
Congrats on MH: Generations X. That's what I'm calling it. Better hurry and finish Fates. Good ND for you, 3DS was king. Wii U was still good too.
@Captain_Gonru I think it has to be on NX now, there's no reason to save it for E3 for Wii U, Wii U is done. Or maybe it isn't. I may be done, U4, R&C and FFXV are my 3 big games for this year. I can't see anything changing that. I still have Bayonetta 2 to play, and I want to replay 1 again first, been a long time. So my Wii U will be used, but it's getting hard to care. Paper Mario looks great, but I'm in no rush.
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