Not gone and not forgotten, Nintendo started their appearance at E3 bright and early this morning via the Nintendo Direct service conducted by Nintendo President, Mr. Iwata.
The Nintendo Direct kicked of with Pokemon X/Y. While details were few, Mr. Iwata did reveal that a new Pokemon type is being introduced in this new generation: Fairy type. So think Jigglypuff and Gardevoir. Beyond that, we see that Trainers will now be able to take care of Pokemon via the touchscreen on the 3DS. The great news? Pokemon X/Y will be available on October 12.
While, everyone should be plenty excited about the new Pokemon generation, nothing would feel complete with a new Mario title. Nintendo introduces Super Mario 3D World. The trailer shows of a new power up which turns Mario into a cat, and that the game will feature four player co-op with players being able to choose between Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach.
Other offerings included Bayonetta 2 and Shin Megami Tensei IV. I’m not a huge fan of these, but it was nice to see something a bit different in the line up from Nintendo. Along with these, it has been announced that Mario Kart 8 will be coming to the WiiU, and it looks like it will be pulling styles from the last title Mario Kart 7.
Nintendo has loaded us up with familiar faces, and it wouldn’t be right to see all of them without Donkey Kong Country. The new title has Donkey, Diddy, and Dixie Kong moving through in classic side scrolling fashion against a viking invasion, hence the name: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.
We’ve already heard of the games, but Wonderful 101 also had a new trailer in the Nintendo Direct video, as did the Windwaker HD remake. Speaking of Zelda, the title of the new 3DS version of the game which is a successor to A Link to the Past is being called, The Legend of Zelda a Link Between Worlds.
The one game that everyone was waiting for has finally arrived though. Super Smash Bros. for both WiiU and 3DS were shown with two new combatants in the fight!
That’s all for Nintendo at the moment. Remember about the Nintendo 3DS emulator option, and that E3 doesn’t actually start until today, and goes on through Wednesday, so I’ll do my best to keep you up to speed.