Nintendo E3 Predictions And Wishes For Wii U & 3DS

by Dean James

The Legend of Zelda Wii U Trailer And Name Reveal

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Everyone was incredibly disappointed when news surfaced that The Legend of Zelda Wii U was getting delayed to 2016. At that point, Nintendo said that The Legend of Zelda Wii U would not be at E3, but I still would not be surprised at all if we saw a trailer and maybe a title reveal during the Digital Event. Considering this is pre-recorded, the game technically isn’t at E3 and it would quench our thirst for new Zelda, besides the next game on the list.

Hyrule Warriors 3DS Official Trailer

Hyrule Warriors 3DS was definitely going to be one of the bigger surprises of the Nintendo Digital Event on Tuesday, but that surprise was spoiled by Tecmo Koei uploading the trailer and making it public for a short period of time this past week. The game looks great on the 3DS and even brings us two new characters at least. The question is whether they will just show the exact same trailer, with English dialogue instead, or if they may show us something more due to the trailer already leaking.

New Legend Of Zelda Game For 3DS

If Nintendo does in fact leave out The Legend of Zelda Wii U from their E3 Digital Event entirely, hopefully they have something else up their sleeve to fill that void. Hyrule Warriors is coming to the 3DS, but the timing feels right for a new Zelda game on 3DS. Whether this is a remake like Twilight Princess 3D, which could also get an HD remaster on Wii U, or a brand new game like A Link Between Worlds, I know I would be very excited.

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Gameplay Trailer And New Info

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem quickly jumped to the top of many gamers’ list when it was first revealed, but was rumored to be cancelled until it makes an appearance in the last Nintendo Direct with a little gameplay included in a new trailer. As one of the most anticipated titles that is obviously moving along in development, a brand new gameplay trailer with new information on the game mechanics would be wonderful.

Art Academy: Home Studio Launch Trailer

This is the example of a game that Nintendo will very likely skim over quickly during the presentation, though it is still important to show as the next Wii U release in the US. Amiibo integration could be very possible here and that is likely what would be shown off if that is the case, but there isn’t too much else to show with the game coming out on June 25.

Splatoon DLC Reveal

Nintendo is definitely trying an interesting approach with Splatoon by rolling out DLC over time at no extra cost to those who own it. We’ve already gotten some new items and maps since launch, but the Digital Event would be a great time to show off more expansive DLC details moving forwards, whether is is more modes, maps, weapons, or even costumes.

New Virtual Console Announcements

Nintendo has almost always used their E3 conferences or smaller Nintendo Directs to reveal upcoming Virtual Console games and that should be no different this time. The announcement of some more Wii digital games would also be good, along with games for a number of classic platforms on both Wii U and 3DS as well.

- This article was updated on July 30th, 2021