Nintendo of America has announced via their Twitter account that they will be hosting a new E3-centric Nintendo Direct on June 11th. The presentation will commence at 10 AM Eastern and will be available for streaming through Nintendo’s website. Nintendo has previously confirmed that the next iterations in the Mario Kart, Mario 3D, and Smash Bros. franchises will be present in some form during their next Nintendo Direct; however, other announced Wii U and 3DS titles are still under speculation. Will Retro Studios’ long-awaited new project be unveiled, or will a new partnership with a some other third party publisher be announced? These are all questions that will soon be answered at this next Nintendo Direct or, hopefully, at a later event during the week of E3 2013.
What do you hope to see Nintendo pull from underneath their sleeve? Discuss in the comments below.
Sony and Microsoft both have next gen consoles on the way. Soon. This much we know for sure. As for whether or not they will be show stoppers and garner enough support to take whatever momentum the Wii U has gained in the last few months remains to be seen. Nintendo can control their own destiny with a good showing at E3 and beyond. What should Nintendo bring to the table? Read on to hear my thoughts.
What do you think Nintendo should show off at E3?
November 17, 2012, will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Metroid Prime on the Nintendo Gamecube. It is in this editorial that we’ll look back at the game’s development history and legacy.
Every console generation, there comes a game that is remembered for its expansive and addictive gameplay, critical praise, or place in the lexicon of gaming lore. These types of games are the movers and shakers for console makers, and these titles are the ones that come close to being perfect. One of those games is Metroid Prime, a title in which its early roots are riddled with controversy and (at the time of development) certain doubt. Now, ten years after its release on the Nintendo Gamecube, Metroid Prime is still slightly fresh in our minds as not only a critically acclaimed game, but also a fine example of a true video game comeback story.
The majority of Metroid fans know this game’s story all too well. Even newcomers to the series have learned more and more about the series ups and downs financially. With the case of this retrospective, we won’t bore you with every intricate detail that went into the development of Metroid Prime. Instead, this will be a look back at a game that still resonates with fans…including myself.