Nintendo announced its new IP for the Nintendo 3DS last night at the E3 Developer's Discussion. Titled Code Name: S.T.E.A.M, the turn based strategy RPG is set in the steampunk inspired universe of London. It has elements of third person action games as well as shooters. Developed by Intelligent Designs (Fire Emblem Awakening) the premise of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M is that it allows you to play as an elite fighting force formed by Abraham Lincoln to battle invaders from other worlds.
Although it does not come as much of a surprise, Nintendo announced today that Miis are coming to Super Smash Bros. However, what was surprising is the level of customization available, and that Miis will be competitive when going head to head with some of Nintendo's finest!
Everyone knew that Nintendo was bringing NFC figures to E3, but they official gave them a name: Amiibo. What sets Amiibo apart? Essentially, these toys will be used across a variety of different titles. Developers will determine how they will be used. The figures will evolve over time, and will have stats based on how you use them.
The big three - Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony - do their best to keep all their E3 announcements as close to the vest as possible. The end goal: have as few leaked announcements as possible. Unfortunately, it appears as if at least one Nintendo title has been spoiled.
Natsume, the company behind the Harvest Moon series which has graced numerous platforms, announced that they would be showing off three new Nintendo titles at E3. Little more was said, with no hints at whether or not these would be for 3DS or Wii U, or whether these were new franchises or not. Either way, a new Harvest Moon game would be very welcome!
E3 is approaching fast, and with only a little over a week until day 1, I decided I should get my Nintendo E3 predictions out there. Be warned: I have not canvassed the Internet to find what Nintendo is for sure announcing, and I definitely did not attempt to pass off the predictions of others as my own.
We haven't come to a point yet where headlines can read, "Wii U is Dead" despite claims from many that this is indeed the case. However, if Nintendo's finances do not improve in the Wii U division after the release of Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, perhaps this what all major news outlets will be saying.
Nintendo have today announced Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, a set of remakes for both the 2DS and 3DS. There's been a lot of hints in recent months that new and fresh versions of the GBA classics would be on their way - including references in Pokemon X and Y - but it's great to see that it's finally official.
The days of three big companies spending thousands of dollars on three huge press conferences appears to be over. Nintendo's experiment with hosting a Nintendo Direct instead of a press conference last year must have worked, as the company has again opted out of holding a press conference in 2014. Instead, Nintendo has announced a number of other events that will happen during E3.
The Mario Golf World Tour demo has landed in Europe, and will be available in North America this Thursday. Early indications from some of the major gaming news sites is that the newest Mario Golf is just another example of the top notch work that Nintendo is doing. From my own experiences with the game, it is a worthy successor to Mario Golf Toadstool Tour, albeit one that was too long in the making.
Over the last few weeks, further…