Nintendo’s big reveal this year was Star Fox Zero. But where was Zelda and Metroid? And where does the lack of big games leave the Wii U?
Well Nintendo stated right from the start that this E3 was 2015 games only. Since we know that Zelda isn't until 2016 and still have yet to hear anything official about Metroid why would you expect them to be at the show? I will admit it would have been nice to see a new trailer for Zelda or an announcement of sorts for the next console Metroid.
Exactly. I am glad to hear they are considering another proper Metroid Prime for NX. I want it done right with love and time. So I was happy to hear the producer talk about it...he even hinted at the story.
Yup and it was nice of him to clarify that the ship at the end on Prime 3's 100% ending was in fact Sylux! lol
I love the spinning. Ive got my glass slippers ready and you know i love a proper ball. Fanatics will never learn and theyll spin silly decisions made by Nintendo all day. Gaming drought for nes wii u for 7 months or so then the people desperate to play something ran out to buy splatoon. People sees splatoons sales as a sign of the game being amazing but its mostly because its the first game available to the system for months. The wii u is over and a new system will take its place soon by Nintendo. Nes fanatics will run out to buy the new system and itll suffer from game droughts, bad third party support, lack of online for a lot of games, archaic practices etc To each their own. Majority of the fans of Nintendo are fanatics who have barely any complaints about the company and its silly practices. Im glad im not a nes fanatic and that a bad system like wii u suffers from low sales. I dont want bad decisions by gaming companies be rewarded and be successful
Cindy...lol. You need to stop supporting broken first day games and overhyped garbage. How about that? :)
@ Neonridr - So where were Devil's Third and Fatal Frame? And why were things different in previous E3 conferences, where Nintendo was happy to showcase games that were NOT coming out in those same years? Always the same old, same old from the diehard Nintendo fans: excuses, excuses. You must get tired of constantly having to spin things to try to make Nintendo look good?
I probably play my PS4 more than my Wii U lately superchiller, so stop in your tracks before you make yourself look stupid (which might be too late) I have no clue why Devil's Third was absent, it was shown at last E3 and it has a fall release date. I can't wait to get Fatal Frame V, ever since the gamepad was introduced everyone immediately said that this was the game it was best suited for. They cut out a lot of stuff from their show so they could focus on Amiibos and stuff, which was pointless. Great that they sell and they are unique, but they didn't need to devote minutes upon minutes for them. MS for the most part did the same thing, aside from a few trailers for 2016 the games they focused on were ones that were all releasing this fall. Sony was the only one who basically showed very little for the Fall/Holiday and instead focused on games that will release in 2016 or beyond (Last Guardian, FFVII, Shenmue 3).
If Sony and Microsoft had done similarly, the only big games at all would have been Uncharted, Fallout and Starfox.
Nope, uncharted is much later next year The only games wld have been Halo, Forza, Mario maker, Starfox Nothing 1st party coming to PS this year
That so? I thought Uncharted was dated for November. Oh well. As you can guess, I don't pay much attention to games that don't interest me. Oh well.
I'm going to enjoy my wiiu then trade it in for NX end of i mean we still have lots of amazing games yet to enjoy,and I'm sure there are lots of unannounced games as well like that Tantalus AAA port ect...I'm looking forward to Devils Third,Fast Racing,Starfox,and Mariomaker and what else comes up,Ive already got enough games i play all the time so the WiiU is doing it's job in my eyes.
Hopefully NX is fully backwards compatible with Wii U software...
Hopefully not. They should go the x86 rout to acquire easy third party support. That would also fit to there statement, that NX will be a dedicated gaming platform, but not replace the WiiU.
Unless Nintendo has backtracked on their commitment, it should be. The better thing to hope for is that it also be Wii B/C, simply because (now that we're all using discs) there's no (legitimate) reason not to. ... @Ark_ the two are not mutually exclusive. Though I think rather than cater to the same third-parties making games for every other platform, Nintendo would be better served catering to--and expanding--their own demographic. They're the only gaming company out there targeting the "all ages" demo, and they really haven't managed to capitalize on that (at all). Mobile gaming integration could certainly help there, since cellphones are more or less the "gateway" into gaming for kids these days.
I wanted to see Zelda U so badly :(
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Where was Devil's Third this year? Still no release date for US and not even a peep about it at E3... Really does not make any sense to me.
As a Wii U owner I can't believe how awful that E3 showing was. The Wii U console has been nothing short of a complete failure. Nintendo can't even get the VC right.
I don't understand why they can't just transfer every game from the Wii's VC to Wii U VC.
I would imagine it takes a little bit more than copy+paste to move them over.
Getting made for the NX. Zelda will be a launch title on their next console
well Nintendo already went on record saying that Zelda is still coming for the Wii U. So unless they are openly lying, I don't see that happening. And since I can't see the NX coming before 2017, We will see Zelda next year. I would sooner believe the next true 3D Mario game will be a launch NX title.
@jcnba28 : Yeah it doesn't make sense. For a company that thrives on nostalgia, to not have the VC packed with games is ridiculous
Do people realize that of all the platform holder's Nintendo has the most 1st party games coming out in total this year and Sony has the least? Granted, that's all the major games Wii U obviously has, but my point remains. Going into E3, Wii U still had 6-7 games coming out later this year and Nintendo announced two more on top of it even though they were clearly underwhelming. In addition, Nintendo made it clear before E3 that they would only announce new games for 3DS/Wii U for release by early 2016. Microsoft only announced two new big games for 2015 with Forza, an annualized IP, and Gears of War 1 remake. All the other games it has coming in 2015 were old announcements for 2015 with Halo 5, Fable and Tomb Raider , and their all only for fall release. Zelda Wii U was not going to be at E3 this year. Nintendo told this before E3 began. Why are people questioning this? It's like asking Sony where are the new 1st party PS4games coming out in 2015? Oh, wait there aren't any and Sony told us before E3 that this year would be relying on third party support instead. The 1st party games Sony showed at E3 and the megatons it showed were not for 2015. Nothing is getting replacing Uncharted or Ratchet for 2015.
Who cares to count only first party games by each console developer? The real point is the overall games coming for each system, from all developers, not just first party devs. And on that count, Nintendo just has very, very little coming in the future, and the Wii U looks to be winding down to the end of its life. At this point, it seems like Wii U will be mostly mothballed by late 2016, with a few games coming out that holiday and straggling into the next year, but not much else. They better get the NX released soon, or they will have even less relevance in the gaming community next year, and at this point its hard to believe they can sink much lower.
it's hard to believe in this day and age that people won't support more than one console. Why limit yourself? I have a Wii U to play some amazing First Party games, and I have a PS4 to play some amazing First Party games and Third Party games. Do I need the same 3rd party games on both consoles?
as far as Wii U owners are concerned nearly all of the PS4 and XB1 games ARE EXCLUSIVES because you can t get them on the Wii U- What do I care if they can be bought on both XB1 and PS4 if I only own a Wii U- Nearly ALL good 3rd party games this gen are exclusively not on a Nintendo conbsole And I bet a lot of PS4 and XB1 owners will be really upset they are missing out on Amiibo festival, Animal Crossing Happy Home and Metroid Galatic shooter
Dead in the water
The big games are being prepared for the NX - (at least the ones being worked on now unlike Metroid which is not being developed now) I ll bet the Wii u will get Zelda U/NX about 1 month after it is released on the NX
So I guess handheld games are not "big games" Yokai Watch, 4 million seller in Japan. is that not a big game? stupid
I love that people still can't believe Zelda Wii U was not at E# even after Nintendo said many times in the past months that it would not be ther. ALso to answer the articles question of where were Zelda and Metroid, well if you watched the show you would know they were both at E3.
Everybody knows "Big Games" are moving to NX. Don't expect Wii U getting another big budget title in future.
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