A wondrous 15 minute start of the Nintendo presser was marred by 45 minutes of mediocrity and known quantities. Starting with Pikmin 3 was smart and following up with New Super Mario Bros. 2 seemed like the beginning of a barrage of punches that was going to put Nintendo on top of this E3 2012 press conference rumble.
So that’s it? Well they did spend some time going over the Wii U’s hardware which you can browse at your leisure over at e3.nintendo.com. Hell, I’m not even going to bother linking any demonstration videos because Nintendo’s website has it covered so very well.
It’s very Apple-like actually.
Believe it or not, but Nintendo really wants to cater to everyone. Even the hardcore crowd.
However, it seems like they aren’t trying very hard. Especially with the following Wii-makes (re-released games with motion controls grafted on)
- Metroid Prime
- Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
- Pikmin 2
- Mario Tennis
- Chibi Robo
- Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Lots of GameCube classics. Worth revisiting? Perhaps, it all depends on the implementation of that tricky Wiimote.
That Nintendo is a crafty one though. Why go through all the trouble of developing brand new titles catered to the hardcore audience when you can revisit the classics you know they love and fuse motion controls right into it. Instant profits!
During the Nintendo press conference roundtable discussion with journalists, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the third installment of his Pikmin series is under developed by Nintendo. That’s a confirmation folks, Pikmin 3 is on its way for the Nintendo Wii.