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"In a surprise video posted to Facebook, Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo of America has detailed the company's E3 2013 showing, answering a few of the questions people have posed. The most obvious one regards Nintendo's choice of not holding an E3 conference. Reggie's response is that Nintendo is always ready to surprise people. The answer was followed by a reveal of what Nintendo would be doing for E3.

On 7AM PT, June 11, Nintendo will be holding a Nintendo Direct instead of a conference, showing heavy-hitters like a new 3D Mario, Smash Bros., and Mario Kart. At 12PM PT, Nintendo will release developer interview videos. An hour later, a software recap video will become available, and a day-one wrap up video will join it that night. Apart from the day's timeline, Reggie announced that they will be simultaneously posting on their Twitter and Facebook accounts what is revealed during the Nintendo Direct and throughout the day, so anyone without access to a livestream can still learn everything without waiting for posts to appear."


Nintendo Direct may not sound so bad after all! This is what we like to here, Nintendo!

"Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros. series, has taken to Twitter to tantalize gamers about the new entry's forthcoming reveal. The game, which is being co-developed by Namco Bandai, is coming to Wii U and 3DS, though details have been scare since its initial announcement at E3 2011.

For those of you who don't speak Japanese, here's a rough translation of what he had to say:

"Please take note: on the Nintendo Direct broadcast on June 11, we will be showing the first images of our new Smash Bros - simultaneously, worldwide, at the same time." Note that the wording that directly translates to "images" could also be interpreted as "clips," so it's not out of the questions that we'll actually see first footage for this game come next week.

We already knew Smash Bros. was going to be revealed at E3, and that it would make an appearance in the next Nintendo Direct (set to air June 11 at 7:00am PDT). Since Sakurai-san is going out of his way to hype this broadcast, we're hoping to see some gameplay, or perhaps even a trailer, for the next evolution of Smash Bros."


But, what about a new Zelda Wii U?

Let's hope that Nintendo will give us a heads up in their new, "Nintendo Direct" for a new Zelda Wii U. On the bright side, we know Nintendo is developing the new "A Link to the Past 2" for Nintendo 3DS!

What are you Deviants hoping to see in the new Zelda title? I'd like to see some Goron's and Zora's again, how about you? Leave a comment below!

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OrdinLegends Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They're not holding a 30 minute press conference at the beginning of their presentation, but their still doing everything else... [link]
SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I knew about this for a while and can't say I really object. Being the only one not to not hold an E3 conference gets attention, especially since they're going to show everyone Nintendo Direct instead which is already quite successful in game news. Also it's a good step allowing demos to play at select Best Buys instead of just E3.

As for Zelda WiiU, I don't anticipate much information on it if any at all. It's likely they'll pull a SS and show us artwork to get us excited or maybe even give a nod it's direction basically saying 'we're working on it'.

Personally I'm still keeping an eye out for a remake of Majora's Mask. It was 'leaked' on a Spanish site that's previously done so with other titles before announcement and I really can't see much reason not to release the game.
TheMasterLink10 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A remake of Majora's Mask would be great, but I think they're either working on the main titles first since the Wii U is also objective, or they've left the idea behind.
SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
They work on more than one game at a time. That's how we know of HD WW, LttP2, and the new Zelda WiiU all at once. MM wouldn't take long to make since it essentially reuses most of the models of OoT and relies on the same technology. Plus fans have been expressing louder and louder opinions for it.
Really at this point I think their aim was not to have two remakes at once, and since WW is the bigger game and meant for WiiU they focused their attention there and continued working on their new 3ds Zelda title. It might pop up later.
Ghost-Occult Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Majora's Mask is going to be done on 3DS, seeing as it was basically the sequel for Ocarina of Time carrying along the same graphics.

However, I'll have very little faith in the new Legend of Zelda game if its like Skyward Sword. Yes it had some okay points and unique concepts, but it was poorly executed. The flying was so boring and all the characters were flat and 2D. Except Groose, but his development was done poorly.
SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Well, I do agree that bringing it over wouldn't be much of a hassle. I wouldn't be surprised if they already have a remade copy. But that brings me to wonder why we haven't seen it already. Or if we will with LttP2 and remastered WW. I'm still going to keep an eye out because I want to snatch that game up, but it's still strange.

Also, you misread my statement. I was referring to the E3 announcement for Skyward Sword years ago when we got a leaked picture of Link and Fi. I highly doubt the team could pull together a trailer for our viewing pleasure of the new game, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if we're shown concept art. It's a relatively easy way to get fans hyped up. I still remember the spam of theories over Fi just days after that reveal.

Additionally, I found Skyward Sword well executed. It's all a matter of opinion. It isn't without its flaws (I much agree the flying dynamic could've been explored further), but it still made my list of favorite Zelda titles without hesitation. I found the characters quite engaging, interesting, and fun. I loved their development. And goodness the Ghirahim fights were wonderful! Plus they got rather creative with a lot of the dungeons. I found it a good step in the series and it makes me excited to see what will be done next.
TheYoshiMaster Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well its not like they are not showing games at e3. They wont do business there.
But i think doing Nintendo directs are great because i learn more from them than e3!
Kanokawa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I doubt we'll be hearing about a second Zelda Wii U title during the Nintendo Direct. We can already expect to hear about Wind Waker and LttP 2, and that sounds plenty to me in my books!
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