Nintendo has a long history of wowing fans at the start of the summer when it reveals its upcoming games and plans during E3. Whether onstage with an old-school presentation, or as part of the company's more modern Direct broadcasts, it's a rare year then Nintendo doesn't deliver some really exciting news to ravenous gaming fans.
E3 2021 is almost here, so it's time to test your knowledge of what is historically the most exciting of the year's games industry events with 12 questions looking back at Nintendo's E3 history. We recently shared our personal picks of Nintendo's most iconic E3 moments, so let's see how your memory holds up!
All aboard the E3 Hype Train!
9/12 not bad I suppose
i got all but the iwata one right.
11 out of 12. I guessed on the date of the first e3, and missed the Cucco part, since I didn't know that even happened in the first place.
7/10 I Missed up of the BOTW E3 one LOL, not bad from me saying as I didn't have a Nintendo console for quite some time.
10/12. Missed the Iwata puppet and forgot the Smash answer.
10 out of 12. Not bad. Got 7 and 10 wrong.
12/12... but I guessed the Cucco! Haha!
First time ever perfect score! Clearly care about E3 more than I realised!
1 year out on all the dates. I blame last year's lockdown haha.
8/12. Not bad I guess!
9/12. How was I suppose to know when Aonuma danced like a Cucco? hahaha.
11/12, pretty good! I thought the name Revolution came out in 04, not 05. I thought it was the Wii by E3 05. That is still the most hyped I’ve ever been for a console (until the Switch.)
I did guess on the Aonuma one though haha.
11/12, Only thing I got wrong was the Breath of The Wild announcement.
I usually get perfect scores but I was 2 short this time. I really love this type of quiz stuff, thanks NL!
10/12. Where's my star piece?
11/12, the Pikmin one got me.
9/12, missed Cucco, the first E3, and the Revolution reveal.
6/12 baby yeah! Yep I remember nothing about E3 and I'm proud!
9/12 - solid, I guess
But that picture of Iwata holding the then Nintendo Revolution brings back memories. I don‘t think I have ever been as hyped again for a gaming console. I Think I still have the official pdfs you could download from their site to print out. Great times!
11/12 The puppets got me haha. The pikmin almost got me because I was thinking of Reggie's "I feel just like a purple Pikmin" but I remembered the clip from an antdude video.
9/12, I didn't know about the pikmin color, the cucco dance, and I missed the wii announcement by 1 year.
Let's face it, you would have to do something akin to watching Nintendo E3 presentation second by second for a 100% - my score was 7/12 :I
10/12. Got 3 and 8 wrong.
9/12... I'll take it! This year Microsoft's presentation was pretty amazing on terms of games (no surprise there as they keep buying up top development studios) I expected nothing less from them as they need to take it to Sony. However, the rest of E3 has been lackluster. Outside of EVIL DEAD and ELDEN RING being shown off last week and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY coming out of nowhere it's been fairly quiet. It really is Nintendo's E3 to lose....
7/12. Ugh. I need to have my Nintendo Fun Club News membership card revoked.
7/12 that's not too bad
11/12 - pesky Pikmin!
I failed in the Iwata one and pure luck on the cuco dance
I missed the Take 2 conference and decided to look it up on YouTube. Lol people are outraged at TT for their presentation/panel.
This E3 is getting worse by the day.
12/12 so much hype
I only missed the cucoo. I didn't know that happened.
10/12 it thought it would have been worse.
12/12, pretty good considering I didn't really watch E3 until a few years ago.
9/12. Not bad, if I do say so myself.
11/12. Thought we knew the name "Breath of the Wild" a little earlier than we did!
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9/12. Pretty good for someone who didn't have internet until 2015. 2016 was the first year I had a good chance of watching it though. It was my senior year, right before graduation, and pretty much had all free classes so I logged onto E3 literally right when Link released the arrow and the fade to white in the announcement trailer. I turned to another dude in my class that I knew was watching on his phone and asked if I had just seriously missed a Zelda announcement and he was like "yup"
I dunno, I'm not really fan of the pageantry E3 has exhibited since opening to the public and shifting to its current format. I know I am in the significant minority, but I miss the stuffy briefings with numbers and pie charts. I liked when it was focused toward shareholders and reporters.
You scored 8 out of 12.
5-8: E3 pass
Missed the Aonuma dancing like a Cucco and the Reggie taking out a DS ones.
Some answers were wild guesses, though.
9, but I answered 2014 for the BotW because the question was poorly worded. It was announced at E3. 2014, 2019 wasn't really it's announcement.....
10/12 Got 3 and 4 wrong.
I watched about 30 minutes of it and turned it off. It was all about inclusivity in the development community and how they want to start grooming kids from lower income areas around 6th grade so they can achieve their dreams. That's a great goal, but was more of a GDC panel; not E3. E3 should be about the games.
Wasn't gonna even bother as my memories of E3 tend to fade like the wind. But said what the heck and surprisingly got 9 out of 12
7/12 Not bad for guessing most of them.
Agreed. Definitely an important conversation to have but E3 was definitely not the best venue.
8 out of 12 for me. Not too shabby considering I don't normally pay attention to much besides the games at E3!
10/12. I don't know why I thought Iwata was the one to pull a DS out of his pocket and not Reggie... I didn't get the year E3 started, either.
10 out of 12.
Doesn't surprise me since I've either seen most of these things as they happened, or I saw videos of them years later.
My body was not quite as ready as expected.
9/12 I'm happy with that.
8 of 12, Not too shabby
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