Nintendo celebrates 30 years of Super Mario at E3
MANILA, Philippines – Celebrating 30 years of Super Mario Brothers, Nintendo delivered their Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press event on Tuesday, June 16, with class and a positive outlook for their future.
Consistent with their Press Event last year, Nintendo opted to go with a Digital Event once more rather than a live showing.
The group of Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo America; Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo Ltd.; and Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo videogame designer, took turns showing how 30 Years of Super Mario have changed and shaped Nintendo time and again.
As part of the digital show, the group is also represented by puppet counterparts, adding a little fun as the show transitions from game presentations.
Nintendo's faithfulness to gamers
Loyal to their die-hard fans, Nintendo has always remained faithful to the stars of their games, namely the characters of Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda and Metroid.
One franchise in particular is set to return to the Nintendo scene with Star Fox Zero. Shigeru Miyamoto revealed how the Wii U controllers' Gyro system and built-in screen plays a huge part in the gameplay of Star Fox Zero.
Link, the hero of the Legend of Zelda series is joined by versions of himself clad in blue and red for a new multiplayer co-op adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS, titled Zelda: Triforce Heroes. The game is set to release this Fall of 2015.
Metroid also got a multiplayer co-op shooter game for the 3DS with Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The game will also feature a mini-game called Metroid: Blast Ball.
Fire Emblem, a game that was mostly exclusive in Japan, took notice internationally when characters Marth and Roy gained popularity in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Two Fire Emblem Games are set to release next year. Fire Emblem Fates for the 3DS and FE: Genei Ibun Roku for the Wii U.
Xenoblade Chronicles X, a game most anticipated for its North American release received a December 4 release date.
Yo-Kai Watch, a game that looks like a mix of Pokemon and Ghostbusters, let's you play a character that hunts and catches “Yo-kai” or ghost-like creatures that you can summon and battle with. Yo-Kai Watch is set to launch this holiday season.
Meanwhile, Mario's dinosaur friend Yoshi got a new game: Yoshi's Woolly World. A game designed to look like a world entirely made out of yarn, Yoshi's Woolly World looks like it'll be accessible to both casual players and those looking for an extra bit of challenged.
Nintendo also announced Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam for the 3DS for 2016 and Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for the Wii U this holiday season.
30 years of Mario
The third Mario game announced during their show was called Super Mario Maker for the Wii U.
Miyamoto, in discussing Super Mario Maker, explained the difficulty, the different technical and gameplayn considerations they went through just to design a single level of the original Super Mario Game for the Nintendo Famicom and NES.
Super Mario Maker aims to provide players the ability to create their own levels using tools, effects, obstacles and enemies from the previous Super Mario games. The possibilities and combinations should provide some level-creating fun for everyone.
Nintendo is hard at work at providing gamers and fans of Super Mario with another 30 years of fun. – Rappler.com