Arguably the biggest North American conference in the gaming industry is going down this week. That’s right, E3 is upon us once again. Now, over the years my expectations have lessened as I’ve felt the raw disappointment of games caused by overhype and delayed release dates. I’ve learned not to expect too much, but I still get excited for what could be coming soon™.
So, I’ve put together a small list of things I’m looking forward to and other things I’m lukewarm about…
Yup, Nintendo has announced there will be a new Nintendo Direct this Tuesday, April 8th at 3pm PT (6pm ET). And it’s going to be all about the anticipated 3DS/WiiU game Super Smash Bros.!
Pokémon Battle Trozei came out exclusively for the 3DS eShop on March 20th. I’ve never played the previous Pokémon Trozei game nor have I played Nintendo’s Puzzle League series. But I do like a good match-3 game that doesn’t have the words “Candy” or “Saga” in it. And this game is unbelievably addictive. It fills the void when I’ve got some downtime and want to play a quick game or two.
In a recent Nintendo Direct it was revealed there were going to be even more goodies to grab for your home in Animal Crossing: New Leaf via Nintendo Zones. Starting August 11th to September 21st there will be 3 new items to pick up!
Mmm, yummy treats! :9
So, I caught up on all the major E3 conferences yesterday (minus the 3DS because I really don’t care about it all that much…) and although I wouldn’t say it amazed me like past E3s, but there were a few pleasant surprises on my end.
In terms of “who won E3?” I’d say Ubisoft just inched Sony out by thismuch. I was tempted to take points away for the awfully corny host scripts, but then Joe Miller came out… so… 😛 Microsoft had to be the worst by far. They barely talked about any games and it was all about how they’re basically transforming the 360 into a crappy HTPC. EA was just BO-RING, but then again I am not a fan of EA Sports games and that was like half of their presentation. Nintendo was just middle of the road. I love Mario (who doesn’t?) and really it was just a lot of the same old stuff. But they all had something in it for me, so I can’t say they were terrible.
There were a few highlights for me. As in, “OMG I NEED THAT GAME NOOOOOW!” XD