E3 Trailerpalooza: Nintendo Edition

e3palooza-bannerIt’s day two here at Trailerpalooza, and things are going pretty well.  Yeah, the lines at the porta-potties is insane, and the one ATM machine is broken.  But people seem to be having a good time.  A great show by Nintento certainly helped.  Read on for all the details.

Nintendo went acoustic this year, forgoing the huge press event for a smaller online presentation which, while not as glitzy as the Microsoft and Sony extravaganzas, was still packed with brand new game footage.  So let’s get to it.  First up is Pokemon X and Y, for the 3DS.  I was too old when Pokemon hit, and I sorta don’t get why it’s such a big deal, so I’m just gonna smile politely while the trailer plays.

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That was pokemagical.  Pokeman X and Y launches October 12.  A franchise more in line with my old age is Mario, but he’s sure aging a lot better than I am.  Check him out in the reveal of Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U, which hits stores his December.

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Two words: Cat Mario.  Cannot wait.  Sticking with the Mario theme, here’s the debut of Mario Kart 8, which launches next spring.

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I still think the series peaked with Double Dash, but the inclusion of those Back-to-the-Future-style hover wheels looks friggin sweet.  Combine that with gliders and motorcycles, and this could be the best kart game ever.  Not counting the Mass Effect kart game I play in my head.  Anyway, next up is a sizzle reel of all the 3rd party games coming to Wii U in the near future.

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So that was a little sad, right?  Like Nintendo was trying to say “We’re cool too. All our moms say so.”  Next came a look at what new titles will be available in the Nintendo Wii U eShop, including Ducktales Remastered, Oddworld: New N Nasty, and Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party.

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2013 is definitely Bumpie’s year.  Nintendo also showed off a new trailer for their HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

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Still gorgeous.  Next, they showed off a new trailer for the confidently titled Wonderful 101, which ships on September 15.

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And then there’s Donkeg Kong Country.  The latest title in the series, Tropical Freeze, looks predicatably awesome.

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God, I love that music.  I have the original soundtrack on my iPod.  Really, I do.  Tropical Freeze releases this November.  Next up was a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated Bayonetta 2.

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DAMN.  I think that whole trailer can be summed up with one image.


Next up is a trailer for the as-yet-untitled new game from Monolith Software, the creator of Xenoblade.

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Whatever the game is eventually called, it promises a seamless open world filled with mechs, dinosaurs, and spikey hair.  Finally, Nintendo wrapped up their presentation by showing off a brand new Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U.

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But wait… there’s more!

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That’s right, at long last… Mega Man will be making his way to the Super Smash Bros. arena sometime next year.

Well, that wraps it up for now.  But don’t worry, there’s still plenty more Trailerpalooza on the way.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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