Nintendo's E3 had some amazing highlights; the return of the Nintendo World Championships, the always compelling Treehouse Live, the vicarious joy of people making and playing Super Mario Maker levels!, the tributes to different fighting series in the Smash Bros. Direct, Platinum Games taking on co-development of Star Fox, and let's not forget a fine line-up of Wii U and 3DS games still to be released.
Unfortunately for those looking further ahead, the big surprise of the show was how few surprises there were. It yielded just ONE new retail console game, Mario Tennis, which looked like a quick HD port of its Gamecube predecessor, and a slew of low budget spin-offs for handhelds. This weird assortment of mutant franchises meant we have some big scoring predictions. Metroid is technically back, just as many guessed, but no-one could have guessed it'd arrive as a garish co-op game with no Samus. (Note to self: specify mainline games in the future.)
So how did your predictions shake out and who's on top?
Lots of positive scores this year, mainly thanks to 'Metroid' and more correct 'MEGATONS'. Ahhhh air quotes. Mortal enemy of happiness.
E3 2016 will certainly be an interesting one by comparison as the news on Zelda, NX and other secret projects will come to light. That truly will be a challenge to predict. Until then, thanks everyone for playing!
This was a bad year to play it safe, though I also messed up my ballet and hadn't chosen a few things I thought I had, such as Ryu in Smash. Not that it matters much since I'd still be in the middle, just higher middle. I think I'm gonna be much riskier next year though, the middle is kinda boring. I'd rather win big or lose big! Though next year should be pretty crazy, with the likely reveal of Nintendo's next system, and who knows what it'll be and what games it'll have...?
Hm, though, I have a couple of questions about these results. Are the greyed out ones that supposedly didn't happen? I thought Devil's Third release date was revealed, and the Wii U did have two new retail games announced (Mario Tennis Ultra Smash and Animal Crossing amiibo Festival). The latter is also an "amiibo-centric retail game."