This time of year is basically Christmas for gamers. News, reveals, surprises and teases all appear during E3 that get players hyped for the next wave of games coming to their favourite system. Here at Player2 we thought it would be fun to look at the upcoming E3 and make some predictions as to what we will see coming. So Matt, Stevie, Adam, Stephen and Jenn sat down and thought about what we will see, what we might see and what would be nice to see. We will be doing one predictions article per conference in the lead up to E3. In this article we look at Nintendo
E3 Predictions 2015 – Nintendo
Stephen del Prado
Nintendo apologise for the many issues plaguing Amiibo fans at the moment due to their unexpected popularity. They then segue into an announcement about more Amiibo, which will be retailer exclusive and very limited.
More details regarding Nintendo’s recent Mobile gaming deal are covered, including a line-up of expected launch titles. I predict a Metroid endless runner that will further crush the souls of its fans.
Nintendo reveal an open-world Pokemon RPG which rivals both Dragon Age and The Witcher in scope. They promise cross-play compatibility between the New 3DS version and the Wii U release.
Another Mario game and another billion dollars – It’s too early for any Splatoon-related announcements, despite its success, and the Majora’s Mask remake is probably still doing it for the Zelda series. What else is there, really?
Another wave of Amiibos and another billion dollars – I’ve seen grown adults reduced to quivering messes thanks to these things. I don’t know what the hell the deal is but I can only imagine Reggie is bathing in the tears of those who are still searching for Marth, laughing maniacally.
Bayonetta 3 – My husband bought a Wii U just so he could play Bayonetta 2 (and the original Bayonetta remake). Can you imagine what sort of length he might go to for a third installment?
I think this is the year that Nintendo finally unveils a new full 3D Mario game ala Galaxy. Whether it is Mario Galaxy 3 or something thing else I don’t know but it has been quite sometime between drinks for this style of Mario game and Nintendo have to know fans are clamoring for it.
We will finally get to see some of the new Star Fox game in action. For linear shooters the Star Fox games have always had a surprising amount of depth and fun, so they have gained a legion of hardcore fans. It will be interesting to see what Nintendo does to update the successful formula.
It is the same wish I have for Nintendo every year and that is new IP. I would love to see Nintendo trot out a couple of brand new ideas and wow the gaming world. Relying on Mario, Zelda and Pokemon is what Nintendo does best but wouldn’t it be nice if those big three were just a small part of a much bigger and newer Nintendo?
Something with Mario in it. I don’t know what it’s going to be, I don’t know what console it’s going to be on, but there’ll be something Mario related at E3 this year. If there isn’t, I will eat my hat. (After I buy a hat).
The New Nintendo 3DS titles- the console has been out for a while now but there aren’t that many games out there that fully utilise it’s pumped up hardware. I’d like to see a whole lot more games come out for this, as I love my 3DS and would play it a whole lot more if only there were more things to hold my interest.
Final Fantasy Tactics for the 3DS. I freaking LOVEDLOVEDLOVED this franchise when it came to the original DS console, and I really want to see another one on the 3DS. I would buy it and play the hell out of it for months and months. Now Nintendo just has to grant me my wish.
More Zelda – Even though I know it’s not coming out this year, I expect Nintendo to tease us with updates on what new things they have to show us, just so that they can ride this hype train to 2016.
Star Fox – They teased me in Bayonetta and since then they’ve been as quiet as a mouse. It’s fairly likely that we’ll see a trailer and a release date for my favourite team of animal pilots … except Slippy … no one likes him.
Super Duper Metroid – Since the disappointment that was Metroid: Other M, I’ve been wanting some sort of sequel to come out that blows me away, if only to exist as a ‘we’re sorry for that other game’ title. Samus deserves better representation other than a monotone Emo on Valium.
Other Predictions: Microsoft – Sony – EA – Ubisoft – Bethesda – Square Enix