Nintendo has shared a snapshot of its booth which will be where brand new Wii U games will be shown at E3. I’m sure at least a few of you are anxiously waiting to see whats behind the hallowed curtains. It’s all a matter of waiting now as Nintendo prepares to unleash its highly anticipated Nintendo Direct presentation.
Rumours from Neogaf have surfaced revolving around the image above which shows official Nintendo lanyards which will be seen during E3 2013. As you can see above, plenty of Nintendo characters such as Donkey Kong, Mario, Luigi, Toon Link, Tetra, and the Pikmin adorn these lanyards. The speculation, however, centres on the characters representing their own title being revealed or shown at E3 2013. Yet, no word of a new Donkey Kong game has been announced leaving many to wonder if Nintendo will indeed finally give fans what they’ve been desperately waiting for; a 3D Donkey Kong adventure. Hopefully this announcement does occur and the Wii U happens to be the native console to place a cool DK title on.
Executives at Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aime, Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto have landed in LA for E3 2013′s show which runs throughout this week. Nintendo will hold a Nintendo Direct presentation on June 11th which will unveil upcoming Wii U titles such as an all-new 3D Mario game, Mario Kart U, and Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Super Smash Bros 4 will also be revealed in a highly anticipated new trailer.
Smash Bros executive producer Masahiro Sakurai has announced via Twitter that a first look trailer for the next title in the series will be shown during Nintendo’s Direct presentation at E3 2013. While Nintendo president Satoru Iwata originally confirmed screenshots would be shown, it’s fantastic news to the ears to hear that a full trailer will be played. The next Super Smash Bros is currently being developed for Wii U and 3DS. Are you excited to see the next gen Super Smash bros title?
Nintendo’s upcoming Zelda handheld title. A Link to the Past 2, will run at 60FPS according to longtime series producer, Eiji Aonuma. This is a significant upgrade considering all 3DS titles at this time have only visualized at 30FPS. With 60FPS, A Link to the Past 2 will allow for a smooth and crispy clean framerate and will stabilize the 3D effect a lot better. Aonuma also stated that you don’t need to play in 3D to solve the puzzles in the long awaited title. A Link to the Past 2 launches this Holiday season 2013.
“The game runs at 60FPS, while all the 3D games up till now have run at 30FPS. The faster the framerate, the more stable the 3D effect, so 60FPS is a big deal. There are players who don’t like 3D and always keep it switched off, so there’s nothing in the game that absolutely requires 3D, like puzzles that can’t be solved without it.”
Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America senior director of corporate communications, has clarified to IGN that Wii U Basic 8GB models will not be discontinued but will be rebalanced with the 32GB model. Nintendo has already confirmed that its 32GB bundle is constantly the top-seller out of both models but will stick with the 8GB model at this time.
“There is a current misperception about Wii U hardware. To clarify: Nintendo is working with its retail partners to simply rebalance the stock of the White 8GB and the Black 32GB Wii U models in the market. Consumers looking for either model will continue to find them available.”
North American entertainment retailer Best Buy are offering gamers the chance to pick up a 32GB Wii U premium bundle included with Nintendo Land and Super Mario Galaxy for only $349.99. This is a saving of $20 and includes free shipping if ordered online. Click here to check out the offer suggested by Best Buy! A Nintendo Wii U 32GB premium bundle usually costs $349.99 without Super Mario Galaxy proving this offer to be quite reasonable.
Nintendo of America has revealed the box art for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team in its respective region. It’s not too different from the Japanese artwork which was shown off a couple of days ago but nevertheless looks to be a great title for your 3DS library. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will release on July 12th and 13th in Europe and Australia, respectively, while North America has to wait till August 11th to pick up this blockbuster title.
Nintendo of America has announced that Flipnote Studio 3D will be released in early August on the Nintendo eShop. Two new communities, Flipnote Gallery and Flipnote Gallery World, will envelop this creative app originally released on Nintendo DS. Flipnote Studio 3D will release on July 3rd in Japan.
Flipnote Gallery: Friends make it easy for you to open a gallery and share with your Nintendo 3DS friends. In Flipnote Gallery World you can share your flipnotes with users from all over the world. Both communities will launch at the same time as the Flipnote Studio 3D software.
Nintendo has revealed that its Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 will last for an hour long. This presentation, focused on upcoming Wii U titles, will stream live on June 11th as well as the starting time being 7AM PT. Many long anticipated titles such as Mario Kart U, 3D Mario, Wind Waker HD, and Super Smash Bros U should be revealed in this special Nintendo Direct. Which game are you looking forward to seeing?