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Saturday, June 14, 2014

E3 2014: Nintendo Panel
[Source:] Unlike Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo, the company that gave us Mario, Zelda and Pokémon didn't put on an elaborate E3 2014 press conference. In fact, the company hasn't done one since 2012. Instead, Nintendo chose to deliver its new announcements via a "Digital Event" streamed live on the Internet.

While Nintendo used the 47-minute video stream to showcase key games Nintendo has in store for Wii U and 3DS, it also unleashed a ton of trailers on other new titles including Mario Party 10 and Mario vs. Donkey Kong.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS

Everyone's favorite Nintendo brawler is coming out later this year on the Wii U (holiday) and 3DS (October 3). In addition to the myriad of fighters that Nintendo has been teasing over the last year, you'll be able to create your own Miis and use them to fight in the game — a first for the series.

Nintendo says it toyed with the idea of using Miis in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii, but decided against it after they felt it was weird using the friendly Miis to battle each other.

I guess the company had a change of heart because there will be three types of Mii characters: Brawlers, Sword Fighter, Gunners. In total, Mii characters will have 36 special moves. Impressive. Kid Icarus' Lady Palutena will also be a playable character.
The adapter (above) that lets you use GameCube controllers in Super Smash Bros. Wii U will also be available for $20 later this year. If you want just the Smash-emblazoned GameCube controller, it'll cost $30. And if you want a bundle that includes a copy of the game, the controller and the adapter, it'll run you $100. BTW, the adapter works with Wavebird controllers, if you still have those lying around somewhere.


Skylanders proved toys and video games could be successfully combined. Nintendo's now getting in on the NFC figurine action with its own Nintendo character figs called "amiibo". When the figurine toys are tapped to the Wii U GamePad, data can be sent from the figs to the game, and vice versa. Figures will have their own unique stats that evolve the more you play with them n games.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U will be the first game to support Amiibo in which fighters will get their own attributes.

Nintendo says amiibo connectivity is being prepared for a number of Nintendo games, including the recently released Mario Kart 8.

Wii U

But let's stop beating around the bush. The Wii U is sinking fast, and it needs games to keep it afloat. While a new Mario platformer wasn't announced, Nintendo did show off some cool titles including the first look at the new Zelda which looks absolutely gorgeous.

Yoshi's Woolly World

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

The Legend of Zelda Wii U (2015)

Bayonetta 2 (October)

Hyrule Warriors (September 26)

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (2015)

Xenoblade Chronicles X (2015)

Mario Maker (2015)

Splatoon (2015)

Mario Party 10

Art Academy

Just Dance 2015

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Avengers Playset

Sonic Boom

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Nintendo 3DS

And of course we can't forget about the Nintendo 3DS handheld, now can we?

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (November 21)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Fantasy Life

Pokémon Art Academy

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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