Tag: E3 2016
News The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Scoops Major Best of Show Award from E3
Three gongs in total
E3 is ancient news now, by the standards of the internet, but the LA extravaganza has one more bit of news to share. It comes in the form of the Game Critics Awards, which is brought together from the votes of 40 different media outlets. The outcome reflects much of what we saw in social media and traditional media coverage of...
Interview Yoshifumi Hashimoto talks us through Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
"Deep down, everybody has times when they just want to relax"
Somewhere above the Los Angeles Convention Centre, the Harvest Goddess was smiling over this year's E3; along with Natsume's in-house-developed Harvest Moon: Skytree Village, XSEED brought a farming-fan-favourite in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns — the latest game in the long-running...
Video Fancensus Breaks Down Some Winners and Losers from E3 2016
Around 538 games covered, apparently
E3, by the standards of the internet, is now old news - it's been more than a week since it finished, after all. That said it's interesting to assess its overall impact this year, especially as some publishers scaled back their involvement - the suggestion has been that the LA-based show is losing some of its...
News Here's What The Developer Of Elite Beat Agents Did Next
Say hello to Infinite Arms
One of the more unusual things we spotted at E3 this year was a new toys to life game that combines huge articulated toy robots, tens of clip-on weapons and a iOS shooter experience with deep RPG strategy. It sounds like a car crash but in practice it was a dream to play. Infinite Arms looked strangely familiar though,...
Rumour Someone Tried To Steal The Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Demo, And Failed
Hack the planet
Nintendo went big on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at this year's E3. There were demo pods everywhere, each one running the game as it stands at this present moment in time. With so much unreleased code floating around, it's perhaps unsurprising that a rumour has begun circulating online that a hacker targeted the event in...
First Impressions Working the Lands in Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
Meanwhile, back at the ranches
This year's E3 was notable for many reasons, but for farming sim fans the bumper crop of 3DS agricultural adventures on display was one of the best. Along with the internally-developed Harvest Moon: Skytree Village at Natsume's booth, there was also the latest game in the Bokujō Monogatari series (formerly localized...
Hands On Skylanders Imaginators Brings Crash To Wii U For The First Time
Family Gamer TV's Andy Robertson gets back in touch with a gaming icon
Getting hands on with Skylanders Imaginators at E3 was something of a revelation. We had heard a lot about the character creator before the event but it wasn't until we tried it for ourselves that it became apparent just how in-depth and flexible this is. The interface works...
Nintendo Life Weekly Zelda Wins E3 2016, Pokémon GO! Plus Accessory Price Revealed, and More
A breath of fresh air
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was just one of the standouts of this E3, and we can't blame you for not catching everything that happened. As always, we've crammed a whole week's worth of gubbins into a single video so you can catch up nice and easily. This week we naturally round up the cream of E3, but due to format...
First Impressions Cowering in Fear in Corpse Party on 3DS
The kids aren’t alright
With Shantae and Story of Seasons filling XSEED's E3 booth with so much colour and cheer this year, there was one title that stood out starkly with its bloodstained logo and bleak look: Corpse Party on the 3DS. This inimitable Japanese indie horror game has been scaring people silly in various forms since 1996, and is now...
Hands On Waiting for the End of the World in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
In like Flynn
While Atlus' booth at E3 this year was decked out from top to bottom in Persona 5's deep red regalia, tucked in between artwork of the Phantom Thieves and attendees swarming for swag was a single splash of neon green, representing a hidden gem for 3DS gamers: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. This upcoming RPG is a sequel of sorts to...
First Impressions Kicking It With Kunio-kun in River City: Tokyo Rumble
Return of the King
If you're a retro fan, chances are you've come across at least one game in the longstanding Kunio-kun series. Running steadily for the past 30 years in Japan and localized under such varied names as Renegade, River City Ransom, Street Gangs, Crash 'n The Boys, and Double Dragon, the series has been incredibly prolific and...
Editorial Nintendo Did A Solid Job at E3 2016, But That Didn't Ease Long-Term Concerns
An exclusion from the broader picture remains a worry
Well, E3 2016 is over. Done. Finished. It was a show that - broadly speaking - didn't seem to set the world alight, but it also had some strong moments. Nintendo can probably look back at its week with some satisfaction, too. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild not only dominated social...
Hands On Embracing Freedom in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Where even the smallest details can surprise Zelda veterans
In our third and final hands on preview of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild from E3, Alan Lopez breaks down what makes it a unique new direction for the series. Links to our previous write-ups by Morgan Sleeper and Mitch Vogel can be found at the end. To really understand the...
Hands On Whipping Hair Back and Forth in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Half-genie, all hero
WayForward's popular half-genie mascot hasn't starred in a game in since 2014's Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and now the wait for her next adventure is nearly over. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is due to arrive both digitally and physically this Fall, kicking off something of a new beginning for the series. Given that the...
E3 2016 Hideki Kamiya Has "Spent A Lot Of Time" Thinking About Bayonetta 3
"I’ve got ideas in my head for Okami 2 as well"
Bayonetta and its Wii U-exclusive sequel are two of PlatinumGames' most beloved releases. The first title was a cult classic that sold moderately well, but it took Nintendo's involvement to make the second a reality. While Bayonetta 2 was a critical success, only being available on one console (and...
E3 2016 Sony Boss Shuhei Yoshida Seems Pretty Hyped About Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
"I can not wait to play Zelda again when it comes out"
Nintendo's presence at E3 2016 may have been somewhat reduced with the company only showing off a handful of games, but the buzz around one of those titles has eclipsed everything else. So much so in fact that Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has publicly voiced his feelings about The Legend of Zelda:...
Hands On Taking a Deep Breath with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
A fresh, new approach
In our second Hands On piece for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mitch Vogel shares his analysis of the demo experiences offered at E3. You can find a link to our first article by Morgan Sleeper at the end, while Alan Lopez will pitch in with his thoughts in our third impressions piece very soon. When Nintendo made...
E3 2016 New Kind Of Mario Game Is Coming, Says Shigeru Miyamoto
"Maybe next E3 we'll be able to share something"
Shigeru Miyamoto has hinted that a "new kind" of Super Mario title is on its way, and could even be shown off at next year's E3. Speaking to IGN, the legendary designer said: We're always challenging ourselves to create something new, so hopefully you'll see a new kind of Mario in about a year or...
Poll What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 2016?
From 'shirtless Link' to Miyamoto bossing The Pokémon Company
It's the final day of attendees scurrying around E3 2016, but for many following from home it's already the end of the year's highest-profile gaming show. After today it'll no longer be considered normal to watch eight hours of Nintendo Treehouse Live without so much as a toilet break,...
Feature The Big Nintendo E3 2016 Summary
It wasn't just The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
As we publish this article E3 attendees are taking final opportunities to conduct interviews and try out new games, including our own dedicated foursome from Nintendo Life; they have a lot more content from the show to share in the coming days. For Nintendo fans at home, however, the event has...
Video Join Us For A Tour Of Nintendo's Stand At E3 2016
Alan, Morgan and Mitch are your hosts
E3 2016 is slowly but surely coming to a close, and our intrepid team on the show floor have been working around the clock to bring you all the best Nintendo coverage from the show. We're sure you've already checked out the excellent written content we've been serving up, but if you'd like to get a taste of...
E3 2016 Brandwatch Data Shows The Legend of Zelda Dominating Social Media During E3
Still led Nintendo trends on day two
Earlier this week we reported on data from social media monitoring tool Brandwatch, which emphasized the impact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had when it was unveiled on day one of E3. It gained huge traction, to the point that it was comfortably the 'winner' of E3 when it came to game ment
E3 2016 Hyperkin's "April Fools" Game Boy Phone Attachment Is Alive And Well
Now only confirmed for Android phones, though
Remember the Smart Boy? It began life as a 2015 April Fools' Day joke by hardware maker Hyperkin, but the company later admitted it was making the thing for real. We've heard little since then, but the Smart Boy is still very much alive and well - it has even been spotted on the show floor at E3. The...
E3 2016 Catch Up With All of the Nintendo Action From Day Two at E3
A variety of games and the occasional surprise
After a first day at E3 in which Nintendo had a lot of attention and hype, the Treehouse Live broadcast settled down to a more familiar pattern on day two. After kicking off with a Pokémon Go Q & A we saw a variety of upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Grezzo game Ever Oasis was revealed, Rhythm Heaven...
Hands On Digging into Harvest Moon: Skytree Village
Getting back to the land
With its giant inflatable tree, pastoral picket fences and fully-stocked stables of farm-animal plushies, Natsume's booth at this year's E3 represented a rustic respite from the show floor madness, and we happily headed down to the farm to check out its newest title: Harvest Moon: Skytree Village. This latest is Natsume's...
E3 2016 Reggie Says VR "Needs to be Mainstream" For Nintendo To Get Involved
Should "represent strong value to the consumer"
Nintendo of America's President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime has been speaking to Bloomberg about the possibility of Nintendo jumping on the VR bandwagon along with competitors such as Sony who will be going to market with their PlayStation VR headset later this year. Somewhat...
E3 2016 Pokémon Go Heads For July Release, With the Plus Add-On Costing $34.99 in the US
Adding up the cost
There's little doubt that Pokémon Go is an important release for Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and developer Niantic. Though there's a little ambivalence about it in the Nintendo Life community (at least among those in the E3 live stream chat) it's clearly a big deal to members of the broader public; it was, after all, one of...
E3 2016 How The Sin of Getting Lost Has Been Pardoned in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Aonuma on Miyamoto's role - "Miyamoto is God"
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most definitive open world game in the series to date. While previous Zelda games offered the illusion of an open world, there were often visible areas which the player would be prevented from exploring. Speaking to WIRED, game director Eiji Aonuma...
Talking Point Where Does The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Fit Into the Zelda Timeline?
Considering some clues
After Nintendo's glorious reveal of the new 2017 Legend of Zelda title - Breath of the Wild - we were given lots of trailer and gameplay footage to marvel at. Naturally, these kinds of revelations spark much debate and theorising amongst series enthusiasts, including where it could belong on the almighty Zelda timeline. Now...
E3 2016 Rhythm Heaven Megamix is Available to Buy Right Now on the North American eShop
There's a demo, too
In a late surprise on day two of E3, Nintendo of America has released the charming Rhythm Heaven Megamix on the 3DS eShop. It combines rhythm levels from previous entries in the series along with all-new stages and 'remixes', and has a price tag of $29.99 in the US. In addition to the game going on sale there's also a demo...
E3 2016 Check Out the Paper Mario: Color Splash E3 Trailer
The final cut
After its brief tease earlier in the year, we finally got a good look at Paper Mario: Color Splash thanks to the Nintendo Treehouse Live broadcast from E3. We saw aspects of the story and gameplay, with the segment ending with some rather entertaining (and creative) sequences. Key details include the lack of formal 'XP' points, but...
E3 2016 Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Listed for 16th September Release
According to Nintendo's E3 website
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past had a fairly lengthy showcase on the Nintendo Treehouse stream today, giving us a good look at how well it's transitioned to 3DS. We also heard how fan-power made the localisation happen, with letters from fans in France ap
E3 2016 Monster Hunter Generations Demo is Announced and Available Now (Sort Of)
In Humble Bundle, with free codes and eShop release also coming
Update 2: The European demo includes an offline tutorial and three challenges that can be tackled in co-op either offline or online. 'Slay the Great Maccao' (Beginner), 'Slay the Malfestio' (Intermediate), and 'Slay the Nargacuga' (Advanced). Update: If you're in Europe and have a...
E3 2016 BOXBOXBOY! is Coming to the 3DS eShop on 30th June
No longer boxed into the Japanese eShop
During the Nintendo Treehouse live stream from E3 we got a good look at BOXBOXBOY!, the sequel to the rather charming BOXBOY!. This HAL Laboratory follow-up has been available in Japan for a little while, so fans of the original will no doubt be glad to see it roll out in the West - it's coming to both Europe...
E3 2016 Nintendo Reveals Ever Oasis for the 3DS
Developed by Grezzo, Koichi Ishii is leading the project
Nintendo has unveiled the New IP RPG / Adventure title for 3DS, and it's called Ever Oasis. In development by Grezzo (well known for the 3D Legend of Zelda remasters on 3DS, for example), the project is being led by Koichi Ishii. Ishii-san played a key role in early Final Fantasy titles, and...
Video Here's 50 Facts About Zelda: Breath of the Wild that May Have Passed You By
Because five is too few
In all the hubbub of Nintendo's Treehouse streams over the past few days, we've seen a metric busload of footage for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; so much so that it was all a bit overwhelming and difficult to process all at once. Never fear, our tireless team of video enthusiasts known commonly as yours truly has...
Live Blog Watch Nintendo Show Off More Games At E3, Including a New IP on 3DS - Live!
Pokemon Go! Monster Hunter! Paper Mario! New Mario Party! More!
After a first day dedicated to the new evolutions in the Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda franchises, the Treehouse team is stepping it up a notch with demonstrations of multiple Wii U and 3DS games. It's a varied line-up that includes previously unseen games and even an all-new RPG IP...
E3 2016 Zelda: Breath Of The Wild E3 Coins And Shirts Already Being Hawked Online
Got a spare 200 rupees?
During this year's E3 event, Nintendo is rewarding attendees with special The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coins and T-Shirts, and as is often the case with such collectables, they're now being sold for high prices online. Even though E3 is still ongoing, a quick look at online auction site eBay reveals that several...
E3 2016 Ubisoft is Confident That Nintendo NX Can Recapture 'Lapsed Wii Players'
Follows confirmation of Just Dance 2017 for the system
An intriguing early announcement in this E3, from a Nintendo perspective, was confirmation of Just Dance 2017 for the Nintendo NX
E3 2016 Catch Up With All of the Nintendo Action from Day One at E3
The Legend of Zelda! Pokemon! Lots more Zelda!
Nintendo had a rather good first day at E3 - it may have only shown two games, but the Nintendo Life community seemed rather happy with what it saw of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in particular. There were many hours of coverage, with various segments focused on key areas of the game. If...
E3 2016 Brandwatch Declares The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the Winner of E3
Anyone with a Twitter account could see that as Nintendo's live broadcast from E3 sprung to life, it started to trend and generate a lot of online buzz. Nintendo, of course, didn't utilise the press conference format that draws attention for a 60-90 minute burst, instead focusing on its Treehouse format for this year. Did the move pay off?...
Reminder Day Two of E3 Brings Multiple Nintendo Games Including a 'New Role-Playing IP'
SEGA's ready to excite (or disappoint) Sonic fans, too
After a day where we saw a lot of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with few complaints from this writer, today brings a different flavour as the Nintendo Treehouse team dives into a range of other games. We'll see more of games that have previously been relatively mysterious, including...
E3 2016 Prepare to Empty Your Wallets for LEGO Dimensions Wave 6
C'mon, grab your friends and go to very distant lands
Family Gamer TV's Andy Robertson has been doing the rounds at E3 and has been lucky enough to get hands on with the Wave 6 mini-figures for LEGO Dimensions, which we have to say are looking pretty darn lovely. LEGO Dimensions co-director Arthur Parsons shares how the different franchises all...
Gallery Let's Take a Look at Nintendo's E3 Legend of Zelda Booth
Photos from the Wild
It's quite unusual that an entire platform-holder E3 booth is dedicated to one game, but this allowed Nintendo the freedom to really set the mood for those weary exhibitors. Here we have a gallery of images taken on Day 1 by our fearless adventurers Morgan and Alan.
Hands On Wide-Open Wanderlust in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Instead of the open-floor plan filled with dozens of demo kiosks we've come to expect from its showings, Nintendo's booth at E3 this year looked rather different, featuring a single space shielded from the rest of the showfloor and dedicated to a single game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While it may have seemed like an odd...
E3 2016 Nintendo to Introduce a 'New Role-Playing IP' for 3DS At E3 Today
Today brings us the second day of E3, and Nintendo's final Treehouse broadcast of the year. It's going to show off a number of previously announced games (which we'll remind you off in a feature soon), but Nintendo UK has prompted us to raise our eyebrows a dangerous amount with a line in its latest press release. Outlining the day's...
Gallery Fans Get Hands-On During The Legend Of Zelda Extravaganza At The Nintendo NY Store
Bet you wish you were there
We recently reported that the Nintendo NY Store would be giving 500 lucky fans the chance to play the new Zelda on Wii U during E3. Of course the title has now been revealed as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and we have to say it looks superb. Nintendo of America were kind enough to send over some photos from...
E3 2016 XSEED Bringing Japanese-Style Action Adventure Exile's End To Wii U
A "cinematic platformer" made with Japanese artists
During our US team's walk around the showfloor at this year's E3 it has been discovered that XSEED is bringing the indie title Exile's End to the Wii U eShop. Created by one-man studio Magnetic Realms (in reality Japan-based Australian Matt Fielding), Exile's End takes inspiration from a wide...
Reaction Key Early Lessons We Learned About The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo goes all in on the adventure
We started the first day of E3 knowing very little about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - not even that name - and have ended it with a lot more knowledge. The Nintendo Treehouse, Eiji Aonuma, Shigeru Miyamoto and all involved excelled at demonstrating a lot of fascinating details while also steering...
Poll Did Nintendo Triumph With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at E3?
A legendary reveal
Well, there we have it - Nintendo showed us many hours of footage from the newly named The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild after a short opening salvo of Pokémon Sun and Moon. The Treehouse team, with special guests including Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma, showed a lot of the underlying mechanics and gameplay of the 2017...