With confirmation that Nintendo won’t be having their usual big press conference at this year’s E3 expo in June, all eyes are on what Nintendo are actually planning to do instead to pass the time. We previous heard that the company will instead be having ‘smaller’ events to showcase new upcoming software and fans will desperately be hoping that these include some actual gameplay for Pokemon X and Y on the 3DS and if they’re lucky – the first proper gameplay for Zelda on the Wii U as well.
If Nintendo deliver on these two wishes at E3 2013, we would predict that they’ll be making a lot of fans very happy who would instantly deem Nintendo’s low-key E3 strategy as a success. This week, we have some new information on these smaller events that are taking place, with confirmation that the first will begin on Tuesday June 11 at 10.30 Pacific Time.
Nintendo has just begun to send out invites to the event, which they say will be held at their booth on the E3 2013 show floor. Invites have gone out with the title “Come Play With Us @ The Wii U Software Showcase” and you’ll be pleased to hear that none other than Reggie Fils-Aime and legendary Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto will also be in attendance as well.
At the moment, there are no hints on what games will be shown, but they really need to provide some exciting footage if they are going to attract some attention away from the ‘Sony and Microsoft’ show at this year’s event. We’ve been keeping you up to date with Pokemon X and Y information as it comes, but gameplay is what fans really what to see.
The same can also be said for the elusive Wii U Zelda game as well, which looked so impressive when Nintendo released their tech demo. Is the game ready for its first proper showing, or will Nintendo keep fans waiting instead? One alternative if the Wii U version isn’t ready, is to provide some more gameplay of the new Link to the Past Zelda game that is on the way to the 3DS this year.
With Reggie and Miyamoto both on the showfloor, does it mean that lucky attendees will actually have the chance to participate in games with them? Imagine playing a round of the new Smash Bros game with both – epic stuff for sure.
Will you be disappointed if we don’t see new Pokemon X and Y, Zelda gameplay at E3 2013?