Recap: Nintendo E3 Press Conference

Nintendo didn’t have a live E3 press conference this year but instead presented a pre-recorded digital presentation and it was pretty entertaining. Here’s a quick recap of the many awesome announcements from Nintendo’s digital show.

  • New developer previews for both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS are shown.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be released on October 3, 2014.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U coming sometime in December 2014.
  • Nintendo Amiibo toys are revealed. Similar to Skylander and Disney Infinity figures. Amiibo’s can be used in multiple compatible current and future Wii U games including Mario Kart 8.
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World, a new side-scrolling action platformer, is revealed with a new developer preview video. The game is scheduled for release in 2015.
  • Captain Toad Treasure Tracker is revealed with a new trailer and is set for release sometime in December 2014.
  • A new Legend of Zelda game is announced for the Wii U and it’s going to be an open-world game. Scheduled for release in 2015.
  • Two new Pokemon games are announced – Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – with a new trailer. Launching for the Nintendo 3DS on November 21, 2014.
  • Bayonetta 2 revealed with a new trailer. To be released for the Wii U bundled with Bayonetta in October 2014.
  • A new developer preview video of Hyrule Warriors is revealed as well as the game’s release date on September 26, 2014.
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is revealed in a new gameplay trailer. Scheduled for release in 2015.
  • A new Xenoblade Chronicles X trailer is released.
  • Mario Maker, a game which lets you create your own Mario courses, is revealed. The game is scheduled for release on the Wii U sometime in 2015.
  • Splatoon, a new multiplayer online action game, is revealed. Scheduled for release in 2015.
  • Lady Palutena, from Kid Icarus, will join the roster of Super Smash bros. champions for Wii U and 3DS.
  • A new Star Fox game for the Wii U is teased.

Nintendo’s digital show was truly one for Nintendo fans with more Zelda, more Pokemon, more Mario, and a tease of a new Star Fox game. It looks like Nintendo fans and non-fans alike are going to have a great year and a great 2015. Which of Nintendo’s announcements are your favorites?