E3 2014 Trailerpalooza: Nintendo Edition


Nintendo might not have rented out an arena for E3 this year, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have some amazing games to show off.  Instead of a traditional press conference, they held a special digital event in its place.  But there was still a lot of filler to sit through, and that’s where Trailerpalooza comes in.  Read on to check out the good stuff.

Nintendo opened up their digital event with CEO Satoru Iwata literally brawling against Reggie Fils-Aime.  Well, maybe not literally literally, but you’ll see what I mean.

This was obviously a rather elaborate way of introducing the Mii Fighter to Super Smash Bros, as Masahiro Sakurai ecplains.

Nintendo also gave a new look at what Super Smash Bros will look like on the 3DS.

Rounding out the SSB content was the reveal of Palutena as a new playable character.

Next up was a look at Amiibo, Nintendo’s answer to Skylanders.

Just when you thought Yoshi couldn’t get any more adorable, here comes Yoshi’s Woolly World.

Yoshi isn’t the only Mario sidekick to get a new name.  Toad is back in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

And now for something completely different: Bayonetta 2, which will now come with a special edition of the original Bayonetta.

Then there’s Hyrule Warriors, that weirdly irresistible Zelda brawler spinoff.

It wouldn’t be E3 without a new Kirby game to announce, thus I present to you Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Xenoblade.  ‘Nuff said.

The most interesting announcement of the day to me was Mario Maker, a new game which lets you build your own custom Mario courses. While its existence was leaked before the start of E3, seeing it in action still makes me want to play it. Badly.

Next up was a new four player game named Splatoon, which combines a traditional team shooter with shape shifting characters and water cannons full of paint. It actually looks pretty damn cool, if you ask me… which you didn’t. I’ll shut up now.

Another staple of every Nintendo E3 press conference is Mario Party, and they didn’t disappoint, showing off a new look at the upcoming Mario Party 10: A Decade Under the Influence. OK, I made that last part up, but that would be awesome if they called it that.

I know it starts off a little strange, but trust me… this is a trailer for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.

Then came the moment we were all waiting for; the unveiling of a new Legend of Zelda, and it looks ridonkulously beautiful.

If you feel like watching the whole event, which includes some interesting commentary by the developers of some of the games above, you can check it out below.

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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