June seems to be just around the corner, and along with it comes E3 — a simultaneously exciting yet nerve-wracking event. Nintendo fans know this all too well. Those who tuned in to the Nintendo Direct struggled to find anything exciting in last year’s pile of rather lackluster reveals given at Nintendo’s E3 Direct; However, all that should not be any reason to expect a repeat of last year — there seems to be much in store for Nintendo’s upcoming E3 Direct.
Zelda Wii U
Not much about Zelda Wii U — aside from a few minutes of gameplay and a trailer — have been divulged, shrouding the game in a thick fog of mystery; There isn’t even a definitive title for this game. Despite this lack of information, we do know that as of now, Zelda Wii U is scheduled for a 2016 release. When exactly in 2016 is another question, but hopefully all will be revealed in a future trailer. Until E3 arrives, we can only wait and imagine what Zelda Wii U has in store for all of us.
More Virtual Console Goodness
With the recent addition of SNES titles to the 3DS eShop’s Virtual Console library, it’s become clear to us that Nintendo is very interested in further expanding their Virtual Console Library on the 3DS. While it’s possible that Nintendo may announce more SNES titles for the New 3DS at this year’s E3 (I’m personally hoping they’ll release Illusions of Gaia), I think Nintendo will focus more on the GBC. After all, the release of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow on the 3DS eShop received massively positive feedback from the fanbase. Perhaps Nintendo will consider releasing Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal Version on the eShop next. After all, it is Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary, and Nintendo are probably looking to do something impactful for such an important year.
Sweet, Sweet Amiibo
The amiibo craze may have died down a bit now, but don’t set your wallet aside just yet — there are still many more to come. The biggest one you are all probably waiting for is the Cloud amiibo. It isn’t just Cloud that was recently added to Super Smash Bros., though. There’s also the question on when the Bayonetta and Corrin amiibos will be released. However, knowing Nintendo, the amiibos won’t just stop here. Seeing how amiibos are usually used promote new games I would not be surprised if a Star Fox line of amiibos were announced. No matter what new amiibos Nintendo ends up releasing, I have no doubt they will fly off the shelves as fast as our money flies out of our wallets.
While everything above is nice and all, I know what everyone wants to hear about is the Nintendo NX. With all the rumors floating around the Internet, we cannot help ourselves but to be anxious about just what the NX even is. Nintendo mentioned that they will not be talking about the NX until 2016. By the time E3 rolls around, we will be halfway through 2016. If Nintendo plans on sticking to their word, there will never be a better time for them to reveal the NX. If and when Nintendo does start talking about the NX, we can also expect them to mention at least a few different launch titles to get us excited. If Nintendo really wants to make up for their lackluster performance from last year, there is no better way than to start revealing information about the NX.
What about you? What are you excited for? Do you think this could be the year for Nintendo? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment down below!