Nintendo Direct E3 2013 Livestream Highlights

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Presents The Latest Titles in the Nintendo Direct E3 2013 Video

Nintendo will not be having their own major E3 2013 Press Conference, but they will  showcase their latest news and announcements through pre-recorded Nintendo Direct broadcasts.  Starting today at 7:00 AM PST, Nintendo will stream footage of interviews, game announcements, and more.  Throughout E3, Nintendo Direct coverage will continue with new game trailers and reveals.

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 Nintendo Direct E3 2013 Game Lineup

1.Super Mario 3D World-A return of the Mario 3D action games, Nintendo brings this co-op adventure that allows up to 4 players.  The new powerup revealed is the “Cat Mario” ability, giving Mario and his friends cat-like powers.  

Available December 2013, Wii U

2.Mario Kart 8– Mario Kart makes an appearance with a new anti-gravity feature allowing players to go upside down in 3-Dimensional forces.  You will also be able to race underwater and glide in the sky.  An online multiplayer mode will allow players to share the fun.

Available Spring 2014, Wii U

 3. Wii Party U-This game will utilize the Wii U’s unique gamepad for its fun part games.  Also featured are tabletop minigames requiring only the gamepad to play.  Originally scheduled for a summer release, but requested more time to finish.

Available October 2013, Wii U

 4.Wii Fit U-The Wii fit makes an appearance on the Wii U console.

Available December 2013, Wii U

5.Art Academy-Coming soon, features drawing tools such as pencils, color pencils, and pastels to create digital art.  Allows you to send your creations to other Mii users in the Miiverse.

Available this Summer, Wii U


Third-Party Games Available on Wii and 3Ds in 2013

6.Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag- Ubisoft, available October 29, 2013 for Wii U

7.Batman Arkham Origins (Wii) Batman Arkhmam Origins Blackgate (3DS)- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, available October 25, 2013 for Wii U  and 3DS

8.Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut- Square Enix, available 2013 for Wii U

9.Disney Infinity- Disney Interactive, available August 18, 2013 for Wii U, 3DS, and Wii

10.Just Dance 2014- Ubisoft, available October 8, 2013 for Wii U 

11.Rayman Legends- Ubisoft, available September 3, 2013 for Wii U

12.Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, available Fall 2013 for Wii U, 3DS, Wii, and Nintendo DS

13.Disney’s Planes- Disney Interactive, available August 6, 2013 for Wii U, 3DS, Wii, and Nintendo DS

14.Shin Megami Tensei IV- Atlus (Index Digital Media), available July 16, 2013 for 3DS

15.Skylanders SWAP Force- Activision Publishing, available October 13, 2013 for Wii U, 3DS, and Wii

16.Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist- Ubisoft, available August 20, 2013 for Wii U

17.Sonic Lost World- SEGA, available Holiday 2013 for Wii U and 3DS

18.Watch Dogs- Ubisoft, available November 19, 2013 for Wii U


Nintendo Wii U eShop Games Arriving Soon 2013

19.Ballpoint Universe- Arachnid Games

20.Cloudberry Kingdom– Ubisoft

21.Coaster Crazy Deluxe– Frontier Developments

22.Ducktales: Remastered– Capcom

23.Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara– Capcom 

24.Mutant Mudds Deluxe– Renegade Kid

25.Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty– Oddworld Inhabitants

26.Scram Kitty & His Buddy On Rails– Dakko Dakko Ltd.

27.Shovel Knight– Yacht Club Games

28.Spin The Bottle: Bumpie’s Party– KnapNok Games

29.A World of Keflings– NinjaBee


 More Nintendo Wii U Games Announced

30. The Legend of Zelda Windwaker HD– The exciting remake of the Zelda Gamecube classic, this Wii U version has several new updates.  The game will be rendered in 1080p, as well as have improved visuals such as environment textures.  In addition, a new feature, The Tingle Bottle, will allow a player to send and receive these “messages in a bottle” to others in the Miiverse. Also, not described in detail but seen in the video, was an improvement to the sailing.  It appears that you will be able to trigger the boat to sail faster once you catch the direction of the wind.

Available October 2013

31. The Wonderful 101 – Available September 15, 2013

32. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze- This new Donkey Kong Country game will feature HD graphics, and utilize different camera angles to give the game a 3D feel although it is a side-scrolling adventure.  Two player simultaneous play is also available with Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong as playable sidekicks. 

Available November 2013

33. Bayonetta 2- Platinum Games, available 2014

34. X (Title TBA)- Monolift Soft, creators of Xenoblade Chronicles are working on this new title.  It features a large-scale, open world with players having the ability to fly and battle with human shaped mecha.  

Coming 2014

35. Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS- The newest edition to the Smash Bros. series will feature all of our favorite characters plus two new ones: Villager from Animal Crossing, and Megaman.

Coming 2014


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