E3 2014 Top-Contender: Nintendo - E3 2014 Nintendo Highlights

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E3 2014 Top-Contender: Nintendo
E3 2014 Nintendo Highlights

Splatoon:

Splatoon is a new game that has made its way onto the Wii U and it looks very interesting. It’s an 8 player 4v4 “party-shooter”. In this epic squid vs. squid inkfest, you have to take down enemies and capture territory. The point of the game is to cover as much ground as possible before the time runs out or you reach the designated score limit. Players are able to switch between squid and person throughout the game. It requires teamwork and strategy as you will swim fast in your own ink, but slow down in enemy ink. This Wii U title is already available for pre-order. Take a look and learn some tricks along the way.

 

Mario Maker:

Nintendo threw out a few surprises this year and one of them was the new Mario Maker application. This allows you to build new levels for 2D Super Mario. This is a pretty nifty idea and I wish it was available on the 3DS as I would definitely buy this title. Mario Maker looks awesome! I love that you can make your own levels – and make them as hard or as easy as you want. You can either play these levels in the old Super Mario style or enhance them to look more like the “New Super Mario Bros.” Now Mario can rescue his princess at a much faster face - as fast as you want!

 

Other Bits:

Nintendo talked about a ton of games. There were many other titles that were shown and mentioned, but not talked about too much. Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Kirby the Rainbow Cure, Xenoblade Chronicles X got a bit of time of the stage. Bayonetta 2 looks like a mature 3D Platformer that has great visuals. Of course, it wouldn’t be E3 without a new Pokemon title, and that will also be coming to your Wii U and 3DS in the coming months.

Devil’s Third is a game that will now be exclusive to the Wii U and this is clearly a move to get adult gamers playing more than just bowling on the Wii U. The game was announced years ago for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and was cancelled, but is now back as Nintendo resurrected this beast. This is a first and third person shooter that drops more than a few F-Bombs and characters drop their clothes in order to make the story more “interesting”. Clearly Nintendo is grasping at straws in order to grow their gaming audience.

 

After watching the entire E3 presentation from Nintendo, I think there will be at least seven games that will be “must haves” if you own a Wii U. If you don’t own a Wii U, 2014-2015 could be the year you pick one up. Nintendo dropped a lot of titles on the E3 stage and really showed up Microsoft and Sony in my opinion.

 

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