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!