The best of Nintendo’s E3 announcements
While a true Wii U Legend of Zelda game is still a ways off, Nintendo is releasing an updated version of the Gamecube classic Wind Waker gamer under the name Wind Waker HD. The visuals have been given a fresh polish of Wii U paint and the game looks fantastic. Anyone that didn’t play Wind Waker years ago will definitely want to keep an eye out for that. But if you can’t bear to wait, you can always grab a used Gamecube version from your local GameStop. You’ll even get 2.5 percent Cash Back.
A new Wii U Smash Bros. was also previewed at E3. Although that wasn’t exactly a brand new announcement, the mascot fighting game got a nice boost when it was revealed that Mega Man would be involved for the first time. For a quick refresher on Mega Man’s origins you can check out the Mega Man Collection on the PlayStation 2, available at eBay.
Of course, after a few years of fun but limited old school side scrolling fun, everyone was glad to see the announcement of a 3D Mario game – Super Mario 3D World. If there ever was a reason to get a Wii U right now, a new 3D Mario game would certainly be it. Featuring multi-player support for up to four people at a time, Super Mario 3D World should provide the Mario experience gamers have missed since Mario Galaxy 2 was released. You can get the Wii U console at Amazon.
And let’s not forget the 3DS! The powerful handheld is holding its own after a very rocky start thanks to upcoming titles like Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. Blackgate is the mobile version of the upcoming Arkham Origins for the major consoles. It’s being developed by former developers on the Metroid Prime team and the game bears more than a striking resemblance to that old series. If its gameplay is anywhere near the same ballpark, Blackgate will be a must-own for mobile gamers. You can pre-order Blackgate at BestBuy.com.
Things may not be going great for Nintendo right now thanks to sluggish sales of the Wii U and 3DS and new competition from Sony and Microsoft, but with the stable of games they announced at E3, the fight isn’t over just yet.
—By Dan Kricke, Appolicious