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Post by Dan @ 06:32am 12/06/13 | 12 Comments
Nintendo didn't hold their traditional pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles this year, instead opting for a live-streamed Nintendo Direct video presentation to share their new announcements and save some Yen. With only a quick glance at what they had to show, in the shadow of their competitor's megaton events, it's clear they made the right decision in not making a huge fuss, but there was still a few bits that will please Nintendo fans.

Click on through to our summary of the event for the highlights and the new trailers, or you can catch the full recorded Nintendo Direct presentation embedded below.

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Posted 09:01am 12/6/13
If there's one thing Nintendo know how to do, it's make gameplay videos that make you want to play a game.

While Mario Kart looks awesome, I worry that not enough people will have bought Wii Us that make online multiplayer even readily available, since there won't be enough people owning it - unlike when Mario Kart Wii came out. Since many of the games were hosted internationally, even that nice new NBN connection won't be of much help.
Posted 09:13am 12/6/13
^ I think it'll be fine. You constantly play against people from Europe and Japan with Mario Kart 7 and it hardly hinders the play.

Wii U exclusive games coming before this year ends:

Pikmin 3
Wonderful 101
Wind Waker HD
Bayonetta 2
Super Mario 3D World
Sonic Lost World
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

That's more than enough to keep me happy. Wii U purchase definitely justified. I'll most likely jump on AC IV, Watchdogs, Deus Ex, Splinter Cell, Arkham Origins as well purely for Off TV play.
Posted 09:20am 12/6/13
Yeah I'm tempted to grab seconds of all the multi-platforms purely for the off-screen TV play. That thing is just too handy. Also Smash Bros is looking mighty fine.
Posted 09:32am 12/6/13
WiiFit Trainer is in Smash Bros as well haha

Posted 12:01pm 12/6/13
they couldn't come up with a better name than super mario 3d world?
Posted 01:50pm 12/6/13
they couldn't come up with a better name than super mario 3d world?
Yeah, why would they want their new game associated with a game that sold over 8 million copies on the 3DS?
Posted 02:01pm 12/6/13
is that wii fit trainer thing serious?
Posted 02:16pm 12/6/13
Seems weird that they're now percolating two B-tier Mario platformers. Way to dilute your brand guys.
Posted 03:09pm 12/6/13
Bah got excited for a new zelda game. I want NEW not remastered.
Posted 03:17pm 12/6/13
eski - I think you underestimate the popularity of New Super Mario Bros. The DS version sold over 30 million copies, and the Wii version sold over 25 million copies. By comparison, the combined sales for Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are under 20 million copies.
Posted 03:34pm 12/6/13
A history of Mario game names, just off the top of my head:

Super Mario Brothers (NES)
Super Mario Bros 2 (NES)
Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
Super Mario Land (GB)
Super Mario Land 2 (GB)
Wario Land (Super Mario Land 3) (GB)
Super Mario World (SNES)
Super Mario World 2 - Yoshi's Island (SNES)
Super Mario Advance (GBA)
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Super Mario Advance 2 (Super Mario World) (GBA)
Super Mario Advance 3 (Yoshi's Island) (GBA)
Super Mario Advance 4 (Super Mario Bros 3) (GBA)
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
New Super Mario Bros (DS)
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
New Super Mario Bros U (Wii U)
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
Posted 09:24pm 12/6/13
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