Nintendo Digital Event will detail games "launching in 2015 and early 2016"

Nintendo Insider writes:

We already knew that E3 2015’s Nintendo Digital Event would share news about “games and experiences” across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

But now Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen has shed a little more light, in sharing that it will detail games “that will be launching in 2015 and early 2016.”

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freshslicepizza1231d ago

this is the way it should be, why show games you know are years away from release? oh i know why, because if they didn't they would have troubles filling up that 90-120 minute time slot.

Sly-Lupin1231d ago

That's what happens in the modern era where games take 3-5 years to develop.

freshslicepizza1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

the average doesn't take 5 years to make and if it does take many years why show them so early?

KryptoniteTail1231d ago

I'm more curious about their long-term gaming endeavors. This pretty much cements we'll hear zero news on old niche Nintendo IP.

Concertoine1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

Star fox is all but confirmed to be shown, we haven't seen a star fox game since 2006

EvilWay1231d ago

I wish they would just talk to about the Nintendo NX. I want to know what that will be and when it releases. I planned on buying a Wii U but the NX is what's keeping me from buying one, I don't want to buy a Wii U and the NX release next year

Concertoine1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

Everything points to NX news in 2016, and release beyond that

DeadlyFire1231d ago

Well WiiU launched in 2012 right? Then 2017 is the most likely date for Nintendo's next console.

I think 2016 would be to early to launch. Because Sony/Microsoft's consoles won't be 5 until 2018 at the earliest for consideration of a new console launch. If Nintendo jumped two years early it could bomb like Sega did and noone wants to see that happen. Ok well most kinda still like Nintendo and want them around so not likely in 2016.

One big massive plus for Sony/Microsoft this time though is if they stick with x86. Then any upgrade to a new platform could be seamless and allow for backwards compatibility. :0

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1231d ago

we don't know if it a console since Iwata said it not a simple replacement for Wii U and 3DS.

Just wait til next year.

BigDuo1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

Star Fox - Confirmed for 2015
Devil's Third - Confirmed for 2015
Xenoblade X - Confirmed for 2015
Fatal Frame - Confirmed for 2015
Mario Maker - Confirmed for September 2015
Yoshi's Wooly World - Coming June for Europe, fall for NA
Mario & Sonic Rio Olympics 2016 - Probably Oct/November 2015
Project Guard/Giant Robot - ?
Project Treasure - Probably 2016 for the West
Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei - Probably 2016 for the West

Some other guesses:

- Masahiro Sakurai reveals 3rd DLC Smash Bros character
- EAD Tokyo new title, possibly for new 3DS for holiday 2015
- No Retro Studios game announcement
- No Wii U price cut (at least not at E3 but maybe by Sept)
- No main Pokemon game coming out this year
- Rhythm Heaven 3DS coming fall 2015 for the West
- Next Level announces new project, but possibly for 2016
- Camelot Software might announce new title, but it would be for 2016 given its track record
- No E3 coverage for Zelda Wii U except a brief statement on its development status

superchiller1231d ago

No offense, but that is a very meager list of games for 2015-2016. At this point it really seems like the Wii U is coasting downhill towards the end of its lifespan. It's really a shame that Nintendo put so little time and effort into the design of the Wii U, they simply didn't build it to last for a generation, and certainly didn't build it to be a competitive product. They seem to have thought that the same design approach used for the disappointing Wii would work for the Wii U, but gamers weren't going to be fooled again.

Let's hope that Nintendo's next console isn't a low-spec, feature-lacking product like their other recent ones. It should offer a solid, higher spec, feature-rich design, and hopefully no silly gimmicks to ruin the experience. If it does, I will certainly consider buying one, and they might have a chance to reverse their declining fortunes.

Concertoine1231d ago

Arent we all coasting to the end of our lifespans :P

BigDuo1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

Nintendo's E3 this year is only focused on games between now and April 2016 (a month after its fiscal year ends), so people should keep their expectations realistic when there's still at least 6 games confirmed for release in the west for a 2015 release that Nintendo has to provide coverage for. Keep in mind Nintendo has to include coverage for 3DS games as well, both upcoming and newly announced titles. To further put things into perspective, Nintendo already released 4 games this year on Wii U (not including DLC) ,whereas Sony only did 2 titles (and it said it has a "sparse software lineup for the rest of 2015. Then there's Microsoft which hasn't even released a single new game so far this year. Of course, Sony and Microsoft have the luxury of being far more reliant on third party support, but my point remains nonetheless.I don't know what other new projects Nintendo may be working on as that is anyone's best guess, but Nintendo still has at the very least, 6 other games still confirmed for release in the west, so one would think there isn't likely going to be much else released beyond Mario & Sonic Olympics and some titles Japan will perhaps only be getting this year on WiiU such as Project Treasure and Fatal Frame X SMT. Knowing Nintendo, the last year of its its home console lineup tends to be sparse, so the same will likely be true for Wii U as it was for Wii and GameCube.

Anyone expecting Nintendo to make a high-spec machine in the next generation are just fooling themselves again like what happened with Wii U. More people here should be paying attention to the statements Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto have made. It's a good indicator to Nintendo's plans for the next generation on top of what we already know about its unified architectural strategy, Iwata's statement that NX is a "brand new concept" and a hint at what is perhaps a part of its blue ocean strategy. By that, I mean how Nintendo wants to particularly target younger demographics by keeping its IP relevant in the mobile games market along with apps in attempt to encourage some users to eventually graduate from mobile gamer to gaming on dedicated hardware that will provide a more rich and unique gaming experiences. It's an interesting move and one that makes sense given their different approach to console gaming, but naturally has no guarantee to work out the way Nintendo plans.

My best guess is that Nintendo will once again focus on hardware with lower specifications and a unique interface and/or hardware features. The yaalso need to stay within a mass market price range and if means making a console that is only marginally more powerful than Wii U ,then it could easily line up with Nintendo being content with the quality of graphics it can achieve and keeping production costs down by doing cost-cutting measures for the features and hardware interface they wish to use that will naturally contribute to the overall console's production costs. Nintendo won't be able to capture the hardcore gamers away from Sony and Microsoft. I think that would be an effort in futility. What it perhaps needs to do is to make it more tempting for these gamers to buy a Nintendo home console as a secondary platform.
With that said, I do think Nintendo will abandon the Wii brand as it has lost its perceived value and Nintendo is no longer specifically targeting the non-gamer audience. They will target them through mobile with casual, pick up and play titles. Nintendo doesn't care what Sony and Microsoft do. It isn't interested in wanting to get into the old battle over hardware specs and graphics. It isn't interested in trying to match a rival's online service feature-for-feature either. That means things like no universal achievements and probably not even party chat.

marloc_x1231d ago (Edited 1231d ago )

Declining fortunes!?


Kudos to Nintendo for approaching Playstation profits with less than half the user base, little 3rd party support, and no subscription revenue ;)

computeSci1231d ago

Gamers weren't going to be fooled again? Speak for yourself. I always view Nintendo home consoles as complementary systems. Majority of the people buy Nintendo consoles for their 1st party games. So Nintendo releases a high spec system ala GameCube era and then what's the excuse if 3rd party studios still don't jump ship? Sounds like you don't really own a Wii U but who knows. Of course you may make the claim that you own one but most "gamers" who actually do own the system are satisfied of what it has to offer.