If you read my musings above you’ll already know that Sony “won” this year’s E3 even before Nintendo had taken to their digital stage, that said the big N could still have made a big impact this year even if they couldn’t, realistically, win the show outright if only they had shown something, anything of genuine note
Sadly Nintendo simply didn’t bring that one game of note to this year’s show, in fact they mostly only brought Amiibos, lots of Amiibos and Mario Maker. Sure there was other titles, Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X both looked good, as did Fire Emblem x Shin Megami but that was the problem, the best games on show for Nintendo were games Nintendo revealed over a year ago. Worse though than a lack of new games, a lack of surprises, a Metroid Prime no one asked for or even Animal Crossing Party was the fact that this dull conference accurately portrayed the current state of things at Nintendo,
the 3DS is coming to the end of it’s life, the Wii U is barely clinging to it’s and Nintendo appear to have bet the farm on Amiibos, mobile gaming and a platform we won’t know two licks about until sometime next year.
Nintendo ended this year’s E3 conference claiming the company was “changing”, I live in hope it isn’t changing into what this conference represented, a predictable, forgettable Nintendo.
Nintendo’S E3 In a Nutshell.
- Star Fox looked true to the original.
- Xenoblade Chronicles X is out this year.
- Metroid Prim Federation Force, really?
- Mario Party meets Animal Crossing, again really?
- Amiibos, Amiibos everywhere.