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What Got Me Excited During The Nintendo Direct Presentation

The most recent Nintendo Direct had the feel of an E3 presentation and it looked like Nintendo was treating it like their E3.

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gamerlive1191d ago

Nintendo does need a big E3 for Wii U.

NewJersian1191d ago

it depends on what they show at E3. With what's coming for the 3DS, I think Nintendo could show up with one big Wii U title and the fans would be happy. But it already sounds like they are bringing some heavy hitters to E3 so as long as the Wii U can survive this dry patch, and it should be able to, the system will be just fine. If the 3DS could survive a weak launch library then the Wii U can do the same, and it has to.

Jagsrock1191d ago

They're gonna need more then a couple Wii U surprises and one of them better be a new Metroid.

admiralvic1191d ago

Thats what you're quite wrong. People are already excited about the PS4 and people assume we're going to learn everything or at least a lot more about the PS4 there. Many also suspect the Next Box will be revealed or at least some sort of plan to counter Sony's PS4. Much like Pikmin 3 didn't make Nintendo look amazing last year, announcing something expected (Mario Kart, Mario something, Kirby) or highly anticipated (Super Smash Bros) won't do the trick either. It's either going to take something shockingly awesome (Mother 4 for the Wii U maybe) or several solid things to make a good E3.

Moncole1191d ago

E3 is for the investors. Nintendo Direct is for the gamers.

creHEARTive1191d ago

I hope the Wii U gets some exclusives soon. I do not think they appeal of the tablet controller will last for long.

Neonridr1191d ago

that really depends on what you see as valuable when you are playing your consoles. Take me, I have a wife and newborn son, so the ability for me to play most of the games on the gamepad alone while allowing my wife to still watch TV is huge. Because of that fact alone I have been able to play more hours than I ever expected. Plus it does offer some unique ways of playing games, but that comes down to personal preference.

BoNeSaW231191d ago

You have a wife and newborn son and but you prefer to to game alone? Way to Man up bro!

Neonridr1191d ago

lol, well my son is 9 months old, he can't play videogames. And my wife finds any controller with more than 2 buttons complex.. lol

I successfully got her to play New Super Mario Bros for the Wii. That was about it.

YoureINMYWay851191d ago

Meh, I'm a gamer and the wiiu hold no appeal for me

_QQ_1191d ago

pretty sure everyone on this site considers themselves a gamer.

Canary1191d ago

I wasn't as excited for the new Zelda reveal as I'd thought I'd be. It just didn't look like anything I hadn't really seen (and played) before. I'll still buy it, but I don't expect the game to be as innovative or refreshing to me as the N64 games, or even Skyward Sword.

What got me excited was the release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV and Bravely Default announcment. The Mario & Luigi RPG also looked pretty cool.

KrisK1191d ago

I agree. It really felt like they were just going back to that old cow that gave them milk before. I guess they need as much money as possible now, but still, Zelda used to get much more interest from me.

Realplaya1191d ago

So you view every game as a old cow?
Any time there is a second game with the same name it's milking a IP.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1191d ago

I think they will focus on WiiU because the 3DS is doing fine.

Plus, WiiU has 2 Zeldas to talk about, 1 New 3D Mario, RETRO's Project, X (Monolith Sftwr), Bayonetta 2, and SMT X Fire Emblem, 3rd Parties, and they have to reveal their other secret "Nintendo+(Insert a Developer)" Projects.

This does not even touch 3rd Party Support (Which they have to show, encourage, and highlight).

And the Indies.

Plus, we all know that they are going to be stage presence politics and sales figures and explanations.

A lot for an Hour- and I would rather hear 3 minutes on each that just watch a montage (although montages are pretty useful).

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