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Nintendo E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

Nintendo E3 2014: Watch the live stream here

Tue 10 Jun 2014 2:16pm GMT / 10:16am EDT / 7:16am PDT
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The house that Mario built kicks off day two of E3 week - will we finally see a new Wii U Zelda game?

While Monday at E3 was filled to the brim with press conferences (Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony), there's no sharing the spotlight for Nintendo. Officially, Nintendo isn't calling its streaming video a press conference, and indeed the company isn't booking a special venue or theater the way that Microsoft and Sony did, but make no mistake - this remains Nintendo's chance to show the world what it has in store for the months ahead and why consumers should perhaps have some renewed interest in the struggling Wii U platform.

Clearly, some fans are already regaining interest in Nintendo as the new Mario Kart 8 is off to a red hot start, selling 1.2 million copies in its first weekend. But one game can't carry a system, and while we all know Smash Bros is coming, Nintendo needs to do its best to ensure its customers that a steadier flow of top quality content is on its way.

A rumor has been circulating for days about a game called Mario Maker, so it'll be interesting to see if that proves true. And needless to say, fans are dying to get a glimpse of an all-new Zelda. Tune in and watch it with us live at 9:00 AM Pacific time. You can view the live stream below courtesy of Twitch.

7 Comments

Rick Lopez
Illustrator, Graphic Designer

1,269 942 0.7
You know, Im actually pretty excited... will update once i see the conference.

Im so excited about Nintendo's presentation its hard to be objective about it.

But I want to make a few objective observations as best i can... first I think in terms of presentation at least for people streaming E3 on the internet, they had THE BEST presentation. It was very polished and the work robot chicken did was very funny. I can also see why mister Iwata had health issues after his fight with Reggie :)

Second I liked the enfasis on Nintendo's Roots. At least to me its really sad to see these Japanese companies trying to westernize their products in order to achive call of Duty sales. And alot of what made japanese games great in the past has been lost due to this false belief. i belive both Western and japanese games have many strengths that and weaknesses and that niether is better or worse than the other. Right now Capcom is barely recognizable as a japanese company and most of its IP like Megaman and breath of fire has suffered for that. but Nintendo's presentation brought back that greatness of past games to modern games and new technology.

Regarding the content of the presentation... they gave alot of things people wanted including myself. We got Amiibo, Xenoblade Chronicles, Zelda WiiU (Which Looked gorgiouse), a new starfox, new twists on existing IP like Mario Maker and Yoshi's Wooly World, as well as new IP and a few second/third party games and new IP.

Both Bayonetta 2 and Devils third looked great. I particularly fell in love with "Splatoon". Splatoon to me brings all the crazyness in all these first person shooter games and a way you can enjoy with different types of people and have fun with basically anybody. Its basically nintendo's answer to shooter games. And the idea and gameplay the ink mecanic can bring to the game is awsome.

I finally got more regarding Xenoblade Chronicles. Im still crossing my fingers for Fire Emblem X Shin Megami tensei.

Finally I do feel Nintendo has enough IP and proprietary content to support themselves. Its up to them to shift more hardware. And third parties can decide if they want in or out. But the good thing about Nintendo and is why I understand why they dont sell out and have there proprietary platform, is that they are out to do their own thing. They dont measure there success on what everybody else is doing.

And i guess I left the show feeling more positive about Nintendo. This presentation really nailed and secured me purchasing a Wii as a must own device. All the WiiU is is a medium to deliver their own content. And if its good, its ok. I do think they need to diversify and expand themselves in the market, but it doesnt have to be the way everybody else is doing it.

But in a less objective observation... all I can say is in my personal opinion, Nintendo had the best presentation. I was grinning throughout the entire presentation and throughout all the reveals. I was not bored, there wasnt a moment were they mentioned anything that put me off. I had a feeling of joy throughout the entire time.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Rick Lopez on 10th June 2014 7:29pm

Posted:3 months ago

#1

Daniel Hughes
Studying PhD Literary Modernism

436 496 1.1
2015 is going to be an incredible year for every home console. The rest of 2014 isn't too shabby, either. And great to see a new IP from Nintendo!

Posted:3 months ago

#2

Steve Wetz
Reviewer/Assistant Editor

209 522 2.5
Wow, Legend of Zelda U looks gorgeous. I'm stunned by how beautiful that game is, and if it delivers on the open world (#ZeldaSkyrim), this is going to at least sell as well as Mario Kart 8, if it doesn't blow it out of the water.

Between this and Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo is really opening up with their core IPs. The last time Nintendo did something so different like this and got me this enthusiastic was with Squaresoft's Super Mario RPG, leading into the Paper Mario series - it's pretty clear that when Nintendo experiments with its IP, good things happen.

I haven't been bullish on Nintendo for a while, but this might change my mind.

Posted:3 months ago

#3

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,174 1,123 0.5
The Zelda reveal was an actual surprise and funny because I kept yelling at the screen for the guy to be quiet and show off the game and when it was shown, I think my brain let out an ABOUT TIME for an open-world LoZ game. Hyrule Warriors is going to do well I think and Bayonetta 2 WITH Bayonetta and Nintendo themed outfits? Awesome. Too bad Xenoblade Chronicles X has slipped to 2015, meaning Alphadia Genesis (a mobile port headed to the eshop) is the only true JRPG on the Wii U this year.

Posted:3 months ago

#4

Stephan Schwabe
Multichannelmanagement

74 34 0.5
Such a good show. Im still stunned how good thy managed to capture what the core audience wanted from them. This robot chicken mix up was the best " Sorry we got it and we are working on it!" I have ever seen. The agency that came up with this concept is talented.

I see a bright future for nintendo time to get some shares.

Posted:3 months ago

#5

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,174 1,123 0.5
I loved the Robot chicken stuff as well. Althooooough... NOT having Mother 3 localized is kind of a sore point for a bunch of people, believe it or else... :D

Posted:3 months ago

#6

Yiannis Koumoutzelis
Founder & Creative Director

362 207 0.6
Amazing presentation.
An important step towards restoring the faith. Still, 2015 is far ahead. I hope it is not too late.

Posted:3 months ago

#7

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