Nintendo clearly triumphed at E3 this year. The Kinect (previously Project Natal) is cool and all and no one really seems to care about the PlayStation Move much. But we already knew about both of them so all they did at E3 was show us some gameplay.
There were rumors about Nintendo developing a 3DS so (no surprise there), BUT what did get me in a frenzy was the incredibly amazing list of 3DS games. The release date is up in the air because these guys just can’t seem to get it right. First it was announced to be released March 2011 but recently I heard October or before Christmas which makes the most sense.
Outside of the handheld realm, Nintendo announced a new Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii. They also showed us the new The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which they have been teasing us for almost a year with the concept art.
When I heard rumors of a Super Scribblenauts I wondered what else could they add to the 22,802 words they already had. One word: ADJECTIVES!!! To put the cherry on top they also included combo words. Ever seen a “gentlemanly red raptor“? You will also be glad to know everything that was broken in the first Scribblenauts is fixed in the new one. I’m already giving myself a migraine trying to think of the most random yet extremely amazing adjective word combos for Super Scribblenauts.
Here’s the some of the games coming out on the 3DS that caught my eye:
- DJ Hero® 3D
- RESIDENT EVIL® REVELATIONS
- SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV 3D Edition (name not final)
- Madden NFL
- The Sims™ 3
- Bomberman franchise
- HIDEO KOJIMA’S METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D “The Naked Sample”
- Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (name not final)
- BloodRayne: The Shroud
- A Boy and His Blob
- Dragon Ball® franchise (name not final)
- Gundam® franchise (name not final)
- PAC-MAN™ & GALAGA™ (name not final)
- Animal Crossing™
- Mario Kart™
- Paper Mario™
- Star Fox 64™ 3D
- Kid Icarus™: Uprising
- Sonic (name not final)
- DRAGON QUEST® franchise
- FINAL FANTASY® franchise
- KINGDOM HEARTS franchise
- NINJA GAIDEN® (name not final)
- Marvel Super Hero Squad Infinity Gauntlet
- Saints Row: Drive-By
- Assassin’s Creed™ Lost Legacy
- Full list here
Here’s some trailers and gameplay of my favs:
Kirby’s Epic Yarn– I always liked Kirby because he was cute, pink and had an incurable sweet tooth. Now he’s made of yarn!
Donkey Kong Country Returns
The Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword
E3 had a lot going on this year but all the hype revolved around Nintendo and their announcement of the 3DS coming early 2011. I will do a separate post on Nintendo’s E3 goodies.
Microsoft showed off Project Natal the Kinect which is like the Wii minus the Wiimote. It does a fabulous job of making you look like a complete fool while having tons of fun. It’s set to be released Nov. 4th 2010.
There’s also the PlayStation Move which looks like it doubles as a sex toy. If it has any kind of shock vibration-feedback you might have to be 18+ to purchase it… I’m just sayin’.
***Please let me know if any of the release dates are wrong, I blame it on Google.***
Here’s the breakdown of PlayStation and Xbox 360 E3 stuff that I care about:
Dance Central– RD: Fall 2010
Little Big Planet 2– RD: Nov. 2010
Def Jam Rapstar– RD: Oct. (go to 6 min mark to see the gameplay)
Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage– RD: TBA
FOTNS is over the top everything and that’s why I love it so much. WATA!
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)- RD: Fall 2010
inFamous2– RD: TBA (more than a year away)
Metal Gear Solid: Rising– RD: TBA
Dead Space 2– RD: 2011
Mortal Kombat– RD: 2011
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds– RD: Early 2011 (gameplay video)
Halo Reach– RD: Sept. 14th, 2010