First we come out with an orchestra performing Legend of Zelda music to a montage of various Zelda games. To celebrate the 25th Year of Zelda of course! In celebration, Shigeru Miyamoto came out and announced that they were adding Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past to a new 3DS virtual store, and Four Swords Adventures to the DSi store for free! Yay, can't wait to play this on my DSi. Also an OoT soundtrack for the first of you to register your copies of OoT 3D on Club Nintendo! Also an orchestra tour, Skyward Sword in the holiday season and a 25th Anniversary controller.
All very awesome, but I would have liked a compilation like we got for Mario.
Then a sick line up for the 3DS of Mario Kart, Super Mario 3D, Luigi's Mansion 2, Kid Icarus (with awesome looking 3v3 multiplayer), and Starfox 3D. With also some wicked 3rd party support in the form of Snake Eater 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations and Tekken. Oh and some Pokedex thingy.
And then this emerged.
The Wii U. The first announced 8th generation gaming system. With a touch screen that has all the features of a 3DS, wirelessly streams data to both supplement and replace the console screen entirely.
We got a few titles, new Smash Bros, New Super Mario, Darksiders II, Batman Arkham City, Aliens, Assassins Creed, Ghost Recon, new Metro game (drool), Ninja Gaiden 3.
And this was fairly much the conference, now considering this write up is shorter. I shall now offer my thoughts. This is just my opinion, if you disagree, more power to you.
As you will notice in my reviews, my favourite games are those that revolutionize the way I look at how I can play games. Many of these titles have emerged from Nintendo consoles as of late. As such, the Wii U makes me very excited, the potential for innovation is incredibly intriguing,
This came out today, glad it did helps me prove my point. Gaming graphics are plateauing, as all developers and console manufacturers recognize this, they are seeking ways to increase interactivity and player immersion without having to double the memory which would only make the most marginal improvements. Also, considering the sizeable the WiiU had, ON ANNOUCEMENT, I have got a lot of faith in Nintendo's ability to reign in the "hardcore" developers and create some serious, solid titles.
Overall grade A-. Very exciting E3, how far we have come from that horrible, horrible 2008 one...
EDIT: Apologies for any poor grammar usage, I am extremely exhausted after this week. Thank you everyone for your messages of support, it really helped me ^_^