E3 2013: Nintendo Direct Wrap-up

Posted on Tuesday, June 11th 2013 at 10:11 p.m.

Nintendo has skipped the formal E3 presentation this year and has stuck with what has worked with its fans all along.  Here comes a Nintendo Direct, E3 style.

Pokemon X & Y (3DS)

  • New Pokemon to discover
  • New starting Pokemon (of course)
  • New type introduced: Fairy
    • Sylveon is an example
    • Super effective against Dragon types
  • Pokemon-Amie
    • Like Tamagotchi, feed and pet your Pokemon to make the connection stronger
  • Coming October 12, 2013

Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

  • New cat suit allows you to climb up walls
  • Play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad (Mario Bros. 2 anyone?)
    • Each player has its own special abilities… like Mario Bros. 2
  • Game looks like Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. had a baby
  • 4-player co-op
  • First 3D multiplayer Mario game
  • Coming December 2013

Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

  • Karts, Motorcycles, and hovering ability
  • Gliders are back
  • Sliding into a turn is back (manual drifting)
  • Tracks look like they go upside down
    • Anti-gravity courses
  • Will feature MiiVerse functionality
  • Coming Spring 2014

Wii Party U (Wii U)

  • Features board games and party games
  • 80 different new mini-games
  • Tabletop mini-games on just the Wii U pad as well
  • Coming October 2013

Wii Fit U (Wii U)

  • Development requires more time
  • Coming December 2013

Art Academy (Wii U)

  • High quality drawings are being seen more and more each day on MiiVerse
    • New drawing tool was required to fit the need
  • Can post new drawings on MiiVerse
  • Will have special launch date and price

Upcoming 3rd Party Releases

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Wii U)
    • Ubisoft
    • Coming October 29, 2013
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (Wii U)
    • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Coming October 25, 2013
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS)
    • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Coming October 25, 2013
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut (Wii U)
    • Square Enix
    • Coming 2013
  • Disney Infinity (Wii U, 3DS, Wii)
    • Disney Interactive
    • Coming August 18, 2013
  • Just Dance 2014 (Wii U)
    • Ubisoft
    • Coming October 8, 2013
  • Rayman Legends (Wii U)
    • Ubisoft
    • Coming September 3, 2013
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure (Wii U, 3DS)
    • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    • Coming Fall 2013
  • Disney’s Planes (Wii U, Wii, 3DSDS)
    • Disney Interactive
    • Coming August 6, 2013
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
    • Atlus (Index Digital Media)
    • Coming July 16, 2013
  • Skylanders SWAP Force (Wii U, Wii, 3DS)
    • Activision Publishing
    • Coming October 13, 2013
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Wii U)
    • Ubisoft
    • Coming August 20, 2013
  • Sonic Lost World (Wii U, 3DS)
    • SEGA
    • Coming Holiday 2013
  • Watch Dogs (Wii U)
    • Ubisoft
    • Coming November 19, 2013

Upcoming Nintendo eShop Games

  • Ballpoint Universe (Wii U)
    • Arachnid Games
  • Cloudberry Kingdom (Wii U)
    • Ubisoft
  • Coaster Crazy Deluxe
    • Frontier Developments
  • DuckTales: Remastered (Wii U)
    • Capcom
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Wii U)
    • Capcom
  • Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Wii U)
    • Renegade Kid
  • Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty (Wii U)
    • Oddworld Inhabitants
  • Scram Kitty & His Buddy on Rails (Wii U)
    • Dakko Dakko Ltd.
  • Shovel Knight (Wii U, 3DS)
    • Yacht Club Games
  • Spin the Bottle: Bumple’s Party (Wii U)
    • KnapNok Games
  • A World of Keflings (Wii U)
    • NinjaBee

I will have to say, it does look pretty

Wind Waker HD (Wii U)

  • Video was shown featuring the new HD graphics for the remake
    • The cel shading looks spectacular in HD
  • 1080p graphics
  • Adjustments have been made as well to the game
    • Tingle tuner allowed you to connect GBA to Gamecube
      • Replaced with Tingle bottle which lets you post bottle messages and screenshots to MiiVerse
  • Coming October 2013

The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)

  • Created by Platinum Games
  • Unite morph powers are drawn on the Wii U GamePad
    • Can buy powers with in-game money as you play
  • Co-op play for up to 5 players
  • Coming September 15, 2013

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)

  • New title coming to the Wii U
  • Donkey and Diddy Kong take on vikings who attacked their island
  • Levels can have 360 degree camera spots
    • Mostly for shooting from barrel to barrel across the level
  • Dixie Kong is playable as well
  • Coming November 2013

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

  • Created by Platinum Games
  • Video showed off an epic battle between Bayonetta and an enemy
  • Bayonetta has short hair now
  • Coming in 2014

X” (Wii U)

  • Created by Monolithsoft and Nintendo
  • Must be Xenoblade related?
    • Looks like Xenoblade if you ask me
  • Large scale open world
  • Coming in 2014

Super Smash Bros. (Wii U / 3DS)

  • Playable characters:
    • Mario, Zelda, Samus, Kirby, Star Fox, Pit (Kid Icarus), Donkey Kong, Bowser, Villager (Animal Crossing) and Pokemon (Pikachu pictured)
    • Mega Man is playable as well!!!!
      • Hopefully his stage music is amazing
      • Abilities demoed are:
        • Metal Man: Metal Blade
        • Crash Man: Crash Bomber
        • Wood Man: Leaf Shield
        • Hard Man: Hard Knuckle
        • Sword Man: Flame Sword
        • Slash Man: Slash Claw
        • Spark Man: Spark Shock
        • Guts Man: Super Arm
        • Flame Man: Flame Blast
        • Rush makes an appearance as well
  • Coming in 2014


Nintendo at E3 link
- You can view the presentation here as well.

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