Nintendo didn’t have an E3 stage show this year. Instead, Nintendo decided to to just have a short 40 minute video presentation to communicate to their fans. The Nintendo Direct show was hosted by an uncomfortable-looking Satoru Iwata.
Games shown included Pokemon X and Y, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Wii Party U, Wii Fit U, Art Academy, Sonic Lost World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Bayonetta 2, Project X, and a new Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and the 3DS. Nintendo also showed about 20 seconds of some AAA third-party titles in a montage, once again illustrating how important AAA third-party relationships are to them.
Wii U eShop games were also previewed with a quick snippet of footage. Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Oddworld: New & Tasty, Shovel Knight, and A World of Kelfings were included. Most of Nintendo’s upcoming first-party games will be available as direct eShop downloads as well.
Fans can go to select Best Buy locations and check out some of Nintendo’s E3 games for themselves. (Thanks, Locker K!)