This was definitely Nintendo’s year at E3. They wiped the floor with everyone, having the most compelling games and most innovative hardware.
I’ve already done a very brief summary of the 3 big conferences over at the 9rules blog but I thought that I would pick out my personal favourites from the show.
I think it looks great and am considering buying the Wii on launch day (or at least very soon after launch) just for the new Zelda game.
Of course Zelda wasn’t the only game they showed for the Wii. The new Mario game, Super Mario Galaxy, looks intriguing – but I’m not entirely convinced just yet. That said every single one of the official Nintendo Wii games looks like it will be good fun. Also you should note that a lot of them aren’t in the slightest bit ‘kiddy’ – an image Nintendo has had for a very long time.
The Nintendo DS wasn’t left out either. I’ve been looking forward to the New Super Mario game on the DS for a while now but now there are other games to look forward too.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hour Glass (yes – another Zelda game – but they rock ok?)
- Star Fox DS
- Yoshis Island 2
- Kirby DS – yeah he’s a pink blob – but the games are cool
All in all I am very happy – and suspect that, by the end of the year, I will be very poor.