E3 2016 Reactions: Upcoming Nintendo Titles


(NOTE: More gameplay demonstrations of other games can be found at the Nintendo YouTube channel.)

GameReviewPad contributors give their reactions to Nintendo’s upcoming titles shown at E3 2016.



Just when we thought the new The Legend of Zelda game would be the only game they would show at E3 this year, Nintendo decided to wait until a few days before the event to announce that on day two of E3 the Treehouse will showcase upcoming titles for the year.

While I won’t go into detail with all the games they showed, but the one that surprised me is the new IP, Ever Oasis (3DS), which looks to be a fresh take on RPGs with elements from other genres added in. I love playing games that mix genres together. Monster Hunter Generations (3DS) will do well as Yo-kai Watch 2 coming stateside, despite the first one selling okay. I did not expect Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS) to get localized as well. It should be noted that the Nintendo 3DS lineup this year is packed with RPGs to keep that system going for a long time. Speaking of which, the biggest E3 shock for me was Rhythm Heaven Megamix (3DS) getting stealth dropped. Sadly, the game is a digital release, but I understand since the series is niche.

While the Nintendo 3DS will have longevity with its nice lineup for 2016, its big brother is a different story…somewhat. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Wii U) was shown off, but since the game is being released soon, I avoided this game so I can go in fresh. Paper Mario Color Splash (Wii U) not only gave us gameplay, but a release date of October, which has many thinking this will be their holiday title.

Overall, the stream for upcoming games was nice, but it shows that the Nintendo 3DS will be chugging along while the Nintendo Wii U will have a few hits and hoping that you haven’t beat games you have in your backlog.

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