Amazon Reveals The Top Ten Most Pre-ordered Games From E3 2015

This E3 brought a number of high-profile releases which gamers will no doubt be eager to get their hands on this year and in 2016. Popular online retailer Amazon has listed the top ten most pre-ordered video games following last week’s gaming event in Los Angeles. Sadly, there are no Nintendo related titles on the list which will no doubt come as a disappointment to Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe. Here’s the games which saw the biggest uplift in pre-orders following E3.

  1. Forza Motorsport 6 – 1005%
  2. Star Wars Battlefront – 857%
  3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – 690%
  4. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 488%
  5. Fallout 4 – 467%
  6. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – 382%
  7. Halo 5: Guardians – 344%
  8. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 243%
  9. Madden NFL 16 – 136%
  10. FIFA 16 – 76%
  1. Rare Replay, Microsoft
  2. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Microsoft
  3. Doom, Bethesda
  4. Dishonored 2, Bethesda
  5. Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix
  6. Gears of War 4, Microsoft
  7. South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Ubisoft
  8. Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony
  9. Dishonored Definitive Edition, Bethesda
  10. Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, Microsoft

CNET: Nintendo Will Hold Another Nintendo World Championship Next Year

One of the biggest successes at this year’s E3 event was the return of the Nintendo World Championships. Gauging Twitter during the event it would seem as though the Nintendo World Championships went down extremely well with Nintendo fans. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that the Nintendo World Championships will be back again next year. I’m sure Nintendo has worked out what worked and what didn’t and should offer a refined experience next year. Should be fun!

In the meantime, Nintendo said it plans to hold another World Championship next year.

Reggie Talks About The Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event, Fan Reactions, And More

This year’s E3 has been an interesting one for Nintendo. They showcased a number of titles that have received a mix reactions from the fanbase including Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival and Metroid Prime: Federation Force. GameSpot caught up with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime to discuss the games that were revealed and also get his impression of E3.

Here’s IGN’s Best Of E3 2015 Awards

It’s been a busy week and now E3 is officially over. It wouldn’t be E3 without the best of show awards from IGN and you can read their choices for Game of the Show, Best Wii U Game and Best Nintendo 3DS game, amongst others. Interestingly, Platinum Games long-awaited Star Fox wasn’t in the running for best Wii U game. The games that were are Super Mario Maker and Yoshi’s Woolly World. Here’s the IGN’s best of E3 2015 award winners and runner ups.

Game of the Show: Star Wars Battlefront
Runner-Up: Fallout 4

Best PS4 Game: Horizon
Runner-Up: Uncharted 4

Best XB1 Game: Cuphead
Runners-Up: Fallout 4, For Honor, Star Wars Battlefront

Best Wii U Game: Super Mario Maker
Runner-Up: Yoshi’s Woolly World

Best PC Game: Fallout 4
Runner-Up: For Honor

Best 3DS Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Best Vita Game: Persona 4: Dancing All Night

Best Action Game: Uncharted 4, For Honor
Runner-Up: Horizon

Best Shooter: Star Wars Battlefront
Runners-Up: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter V

Best Platformer: Cuphead, Super Mario Maker
Runner-Up: Unravel

Best Sports Game: FIFA 16

Best Racing Game: Need For Speed

Best RPG: Fallout 4
Runner-Up: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Best Strategy Game: XCOM 2
Runner-Up: Fire Emblem Fates

Best Music Game: Rock Band 4

Best Adventure Game: No Man’s Sky
Runner-Up: Below

Best Trailer: SWTOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire
Runner-Up: Dishonored 2

Coolest Tech: Microsoft Holo-Lens

Biggest Surprise: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Runner-Up: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Best VR Experience: Adr1ft
Runner-Up: Edge of Nowhere

Sanzaru Says Sonic Boom Fire & Ice Is Aiming To Play More Like Classic Sonic

If you are a Sonic fan then you will be relieved to know that the upcoming Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is set to play more like classic Sonic games than its predecessor. There were a lot of surprised people when we found out just before E3 that Sanzaru were developing a new entry in the Sonic Boom series. However, we’ve been assured at this year’s E3 event that Sanzaru is listening to fan criticism and are trying to make this feel like the classic Sonic games we have had in the past.

  • Developer Sanzaru is listening to fan criticism.
  • Studied the map layouts of past 2D sonic titles especially Sonic Rush and the Genesis games.
  • Controls have also been revamped to feel like Classic Sonic.
  • Not necessary to gain collectibles to move forward through the game
  • 5 playable characters (Amy now playable)
  • Folks at Sanzaru would love to make another Sly Cooper.

Thanks, Tilly

Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water Will Be Showcased On Treehouse Live Today

Good news for horror fans as Nintendo Europe has tweeted that Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will be showcased on Treehouse Live via Twitch and YouTube later this evening. The game is titled Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water by Nintendo Europe, so we can assume that’s its official name when it launches here in Europe later this year.

Nintendo’s Stock Dropped Fairly Significantly After E3 2015 Digital Event


This year’s Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event wasn’t quite the event that fans were hoping for. If you’ve visited various message boards and social networks you will have seen that Nintendo fans have been very vocal about the event, and rightly so. This event has also had a significant effect on Nintendo’s stock which has dropped fairly significantly since the event was broadcast on Tuesday, June 16th.

Thanks, rafmandx