This year’s Nintendo presentation at E3 2014 took a real crack at not only standing up to the competition in Sony and Microsoft, but out-hyping them at several points as well. What you’re about to see is an extended look at what Nintendo brought to the table with trailers - more trailers than you could possibly handle in one sitting!
Below you’ll find a list of trailers presented by Nintendo this year at E3 - this is not an exhaustive list, but it does cover the AAA games and a number of the lesser-known titles. You’ll also find some new hardware, as Nintendo makes it it’s goal to become the only company that brings action figures to a gaming convention.
Above you’ll see the toys. These are Nintendo’s new amiibo characters, each of them embedded with an NFC chip to work with your Wii U. They’ll also interact with the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS just as soon as they create an NFC reader/writer later this year. These characters will eventually work with a number of games, one of which is Mario Party 10.
Another game that’ll work with amiibo is Yoshi’s Woolly World. This game takes everyone’s favorite Mario dinosaur and places him in an alternate dimension where everything is crocheted! It’s so cute you’ll flip out and pull him apart!
Next you’ll find the newest Zelda title, complete with Open World greatness. This game doesn’t have a proper trailer as such, instead being presented during Nintendo’s E3 2014 presentation alone. This game is set for 2015 - not out for quite a while.
Easily the most hilarious video spot of the conference, here you’ll see Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime duking it out for supreme victory! This is a trailer for Smash Bros. Wii U release with MII character integration. Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS will be released with amiibo interaction as well.
One of the shortest teasers we saw this week was for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire - they showed the following segment (cut up into two parts here) without explanation beyond the video. Google times in Hoenn!
Creation seemed to be part of Nintendo’s lineup this year as well. First you’ll find Mario Maker - that’s a tentative title - allowing users to make their own Mario levels with the Wii U’s GamePad and pen!
Another creative title came with Pokemon Art Academy. This game allows you to learn how to draw Pokemon on the fly, mobile style.
Again with the combat you’ll find Hyrule Warriors, coming at you for Wii U with all of your favorite characters from Hyrule and Zelda. This is like Smash Bros getting serious.
With Xenoblade Chronicles X you’ll also see another grown-up title. While most of Nintendo’s lineup is essentially all-ages, the Blade comes out here for full battle action.
Again the RPG-type fighting action returns with Bayonetta 2 - another adult title. You’re not going to want to play this one with your young children in the room - that goes for the trailer, too.
Rolling back the adult gate again, Nintendo presents the Wii U title Mario vs Donky Kong. This game’s title is tentative, and gameplay shows very basic creative action with the GamePad on the Wii U.
Two more games with tentative titles are Project Giant Robot and Project Guard. These games will be for Wii U exclusively because they implement gameplay that could only work on the Wii U. You’ll also get a glimpse of Star Fox.
Kirby will return with a Wii U game called Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. This game isn’t about creating levels with your Wii U gamepad, but it IS about creating Kirby’s pathway with the GamePad pen.
Disney Infinity saw some heavy duty additions with its 2.0 Edition at this E3. First you’ll see the additions of both Meleficent - the evil - and Merida - the Irish.
You’ll also see Disney Infinity 2.0’s addition of the Marvel Super Heroes Avengers Play Set. It’s not brand new, but it’s certainly a bit closer to reality!
Ubisoft showed up to bring some dancing heat with Just Dance 2015, headed for Wii U right alongside its contemporaries. We’ll assume this game will still be better with the Wii’s original Nunchuck.
For a jump into hilarity, there’s Swords & Soldiers II. This game has you marching into battle with a bunch of heavy-duty fighters heck-bent on taking on their opponents in the straight-marching field of battle.
Monster Hunter 4 makes the fourth entry into this universe one to be freaked out upon. The graphics here look to be amongst the finest on the Wii U, but you’ll find them hitting the Nintendo 3DS - 2D and 3D, how about that!
Hunting you on the super-flat southern side of the border you’ll be rolling hard with Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition. This game will be out for download on Wii U before the end of the year!
Sonic the Hedgehog makes another big return to the big screen with Sonic Boom! This game has Dr. Robotnic as a joke, Tails, and a snake. You’ll be giggling as you bounce off the walls.
Sonic Boom also has a version headed to the 3DS and 2DS. This version might not be so expansive, but it’ll certainly evoke some classic Knuckles rock and roll gameplay. There’s a new character here too - Sticks.
Devil’s Third is an adult title made to have you taking on a sword-baring ninja-friendly universe with a sniper pistol and a samurai sword. This trailer is not safe for children, and the game won’t be either.
Whatever you do, don’t forget Splatoon. This game will have squid creatures taking on their opponents with ink. Four-on-four multiplayer takes command with craziness.
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