Another E3 has come and gone, and we here at Infendo are happy to have shared countless posts on Nintendo’s latest games and projects. Now comes the hard part: waiting for many of the announced or previously announced titles to make their way to our living rooms. Well, that and catching some rest from all the E3 coverage we posted here on Infendo.
Nintendo’s E3 presence has received a bit of praise from various media outlets for their new approach to releasing information to the both E3 attendees and those who couldn’t attend the show. Gamers were introduced to new game announcements via the Nintendo Digital Event and the many Treehouse Live @ E3 streaming videos on YouTube and Twitch, alongside the vastly competitive Super Smash Bros. Invitational event last Tuesday.
We’ve seen new IPs from the Big N and some familiar ones, but we want to know what YOU the readers thought about Nintendo’s big week at E3 2014. Were there any announcements that caught you by surprise or were there some that had you wishing for more? Did Nintendo’s new E3 strategy work, or do you believe a return to the traditional E3 press conference is order next year?
Share your thoughts in the comments below, and maybe we’ll discuss them in-depth on the next episode of Infendo Radio.
Have a happy weekend.
Earlier this week, famed Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma stirred up a bit of debate on whether or not Link was the hero shown in the short Zelda Wii U teaser. When asked about Link’s appearance, Aonuma stated, “No one explicitly said that that was Link.”
Many who took the comment at face value began to question if the person shown in the trailer was possibly a new protagonist or even a female Link. Well, Aonuma cleared up the confusion from his previous quote, and, yes, it was Link in the teaser. Speaking with the Australian Wii U community, MMGN, Aonuma said, “It’s a rumour. Actually that comment I made jokingly. It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way.”
But was it a female Link? Aonuma further stated, “It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that was humour. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement.”
Well, for many Zelda fans, that clears up some confusion. You can read Aonuma’s full interview with MMGN here.
As posted earlier on Infendo, Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai confirmed during an E3 roundtable this evening that Pac-Man will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.
The roundtable was a closed door affair with video and photography not permitted, so details were scarce for the moment. Now, Nintendo has released an official trailer for Pac-Man joining the Smash Bros. roster. The trailer reveals that Pac-Man’s design will be similar to his past 3D counterparts. Although, it is depicted in the trailer that Pac-Man will instantly switch to his classic 2D design form while jumping in mid air and rolling on the ground in battle. Near the end of the trailer, we get a quick cameo from Mr. Game & Watch, which all but confirms his return to Smash Bros. for the third time.
Pac-Man’s addition will be the third character from a third party publisher to be included into Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS.
Nintendo has announced during their closed Super Smash Bros. E3 roundtable that Pac-Man will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS. No character models or screens yet, but we’ll have more as it develops.
The short teaser for Zelda on the Wii U has the majority of E3 goers and all of social media talking when it was shown during Nintendo’s Digital Event this morning. What we know from the brief glimpse into the next-gen Zelda is two things: 1.) It will be open-world; and 2.) It looks beautiful in it’s early stages of development.
But, there might be another detail that could have Nintendo and Zelda fans alike scrambling for more answers: Was that really Link in the footage we saw? Link certainly looked different in terms of appearance with a lack of a green tunic or hat. So, maybe the iconic character is going for a new look with the series going into a new direction…?
While speaking with VentureBeat earlier today, famed Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma had this say about Link’s new garb: “No one explicitly said that that was Link.”
So, who is it exactly in the new Zelda trailer? Link, someone else, or is Aonuma just playing hard to get? Tell us in the comments below.
Developer insights and a flashy new trailer have revealed a thing or two about the Wii U crossover of Dynasty Warriors with Zelda, Hyrule Warriors. In addition to Link and Impa, Zelda and Midna will be playable characters in the game. The developers have made the lofty promise that whatever character you like from the Zelda franchise you can expect to play as in Hyrule Warriors. Each character has a unique moveset. Players can hit the battlefield on September 26th.
Watch the full Nintendo Digital Event here.