GameTrailers have listed what they declare as the top ten E3 train wrecks of all-time. Interestingly they’ve listed the Wii Music unveiling as the ninth most cringe worthy moment of E3. However, that hasn’t topped The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword live demonstration back in 2010 which has made the number one position.
10. Battle Tag (Ubisoft 2010)
9. Wii Music (Nintendo 2008)
8. Rock Revolution (Konami 2008)
7. Mr. Caffeine (Ubisoft 2011)
6. Battlefield 4 (Microsoft 2013)
5. Sony 2006
4. Konami 2010
3. Disney 2007
2. Activision 2007
1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo 2010)
The team at Gametrailers have got together to discuss exactly what they would like to see in the next Zelda game which is scheduled to be released on the Wii U. Some of the suggestions seem quite plausible, while some of them are less so. We should get our first glimpse of the game during E3 next month. Here’s their requests.
- Needs to push the Wii U’s hardware
- Full customization of Link (including looks and gender)
- Look back at what they did right with ALBW and expand on it (example: Dungeons in any order, but don’t mark them on the map.)
- Do NOT become Dark Souls, but offer a free-roaming world, like the original.
- Do not hold hand, embrace the exploration.
- Hide items in the overworld, not only in shops or dungeons.
- More side-quests that can help with the main quest
- Optional dungeons.
- Erase the timeline, do not chain the story to it, make it richer.
- Most of the above to happen all in the same game is a pipe dream; realistically, they expect elements from ALBW to return.
- It better be amazing.
- Teaser at E3 at best.
Naughty Dog co-founder and former THQ boss Jason Rubin has boldly stated that Nintendo is “irrelevant” as a hardware manufacturer within the console industry. However, Rubin – in his interview with GameTrailers – quickly followed up by saying that Nintendo is a “worldwide treasure” and legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto could never be topped. But he also mentioned that it’s “a crime that we do not play those games on the systems that we have.”
You can see the full interview here, where the panel – including web analyst Michael Pachter and designer Seamus Blackley – discusses the publishing industry as it is and how it may change in the future.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard discussions taking place where Nintendo is deemed as irrelevant in the industry – Pachter claimed so last year and, most recently, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell said the gaming giant “could be on the path to irrelevance.” Do you agree with Rubin’s comments? Let us know in the comments below.
Spike TV and GameTrailers have revealed their schedule for E3 which begins in Los Angeles next week. On June 11th legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will sit down with GameTrailers host Geoff Keighley to discuss the games that have been announced during the Nintendo Direct and that will be playable on the show floor. The interview begins at 2 PM ET – 3 PM.
It’s the interview you’ve been waiting all E3 (well let’s be honest, ALL YEAR!) to see. Geoff Keighley sits down with REGGIE FILS-AIME for an in-depth two part interview about the state of Nintendo. Will Reggie yell at Geoff again or will he check all the boxes and leave the competition in the dust? Find out live! Plus, the legend himself SHIGERU MIYAMOTO joins Geoff as well for a special chat about what’s new at Nintendo. Finally our friends from MEGA64 join us to discuss their thoughts on E3 so far and we show the first E3 demo of SONIC LOST WORLDS for the Wii-U.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime will be appearing on Game Trailers TV this evening with host Geoff Keighley to discuss all things Nintendo. It will be an event worth watching as there always seems to be slightly heated debates when Fils-Aime and Keighley are pitted together. You can watch a sneak peak of the event right here.
Remember that unannounced Wii U game that was teased in August? Well, apparently, it’s going to be revealed this Thursday during Nintendo’s Wii U Preview event in New York City. GameTrailers Editor-in-Chief Shane Satterfield claims that the game should come out this year, and we should find out what it is exactly on September 13th.
Yesterday, the Wii U box art template appeared on both Amazon.ca and Target.com. Ubisoft was therefore asked about whether the leaked Wii U box art is real and representative Michael Beadle replied by saying, “Why yes, the Wii U box art you sent is legit; in fact, it’s too legit to quit.”
After playing Assassin’s Creed III on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, GameTrailers editor-in-chief Shane Satterfield claims that the game looks best on Nintendo’s upcoming console and includes added functionality. Satterfield suggests that consumers consider purchasing the Wii U versions of Assassin’s Creed III and a possible launch title that hasn’t been revealed.
“I’m definitely getting Assassin’s Creed III. And like Mike said, I’ve seen pretty much all three versions at this point. To me, the Wii U version looks the best. It also has added functionality, so that would probably be the one game I’d buy with the Wii U, would be Assassin’s Creed III.”
“There’s another game that might make launch that hasn’t been announced yet that maybe I would buy for it. But I can’t really mention that.”
GameTrailers has published its best of E3 2012 awards, which include a whopping twenty-six categories. Nintendo scooped a number of awards including Nintendo Land for the most disappointing game of the show, and Pikmin 3 for the best strategy game.
- Best Nintendo 3DS Game: Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate
- Best Wii U Game: Assassin’s Creed 3
- Best Platformer: Rayman Legends
- Most Disappointing Game: Nintendo Land
- Best Music Game: TheAtRhythm Final Fantasy
- Best Strategy Game: Pikmin 3
- Best FPS: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Activision’s Eric Hirshberg has revealed to GameTrailers that the upcoming Skylanders Giants will be coming to Wii U. A Wii and Nintendo 3DS version of the game have been announced for a few months, but the Wii U version was recently announced during last week’s E3. There is no release date announced for Wii U’s version of Skylanders Giants but the game is scheduled to release later this year for the 3DS and Wii.
“That franchise is just such a great fit for the Nintendo brand. I’m really excited for where they are taking the Wii U and the hardware.”