Nintendo intentionally left games unannounced at E3

Nintendo's latest annual shareholders meeting has proved to hold more than a couple interesting bits of information, such as confirmation that the company won't be launching the Wii Vitality Sensor any time in the near future. Also talked about was E3 game announcements, and the revelation that the company intentionally failed to announcement certain games.

The information was stated by Nintendo boss Iwata, who stated during the meeting that the games left unannounced encompass "brand-new types of games," rather than the expected Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze, among others, that were announced. This will come as a relief to those who found their expectations initially dashed by the announcements.

The reasons for such a decision? Nintendo wished to "satisfy existing video game fans first and provide new surprises later," intending to make their impact more profound when they were announced while giving little means for competitors to rip them off. As such, the company elected to wait until it was closer to the games' launch dates before making their existence known.

For this reason, we're going to have to wait a considerable bit longer before finding out what Nintendo has up its sleeves – something to the tune of about 12 months. While this is a frustratingly long time for those who were expecting to get excited with Nintendo's E3 Direct stream, the company assures fans that there's a method to its madness, so to speak.

In case you missed it, Nintendo's E3 presentation was a mere 41 minutes, far shorter than what we saw from Sony, for example. You can watch it for yourself to see what Nintendo did announce, then head over to the company's website and read the long notes from its shareholders meeting, filling in the gaps with information straight from Nintendo's President and CEO.

SOURCE: Gameranx