The Last Word With The Cultured Gamers


E3 2008 Nintendo Plans

So, E3 is a little over a month away. Everyone is coming out with what their predictions, well I’m going to come out with facts. This is what I’d say with 85% accuracy what will happen at this years E3. First and foremost, I’ll start off with returning franchises:

Star Fox (it’s just the time)

Animal Crossing Wii (which will have a different name… Perhaps nintendo will continue with the galaxy theme?)

If Animal Crossing does not make an appearance, expect Pikmin 3 instead. (I don’t think both games would be announced together, simply because it would be an unhealthy battle between the 2 for sales.)

Red Steel 2 will not be appearing at E3 (that is further proven with Ubisoft wanting to fuck wii owners hard, and the fact that they have dropped out of the ESA.)

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (however, not for DS, for the newly revealed handheld.)

There will be no Kid Icarus.

New Franchises:

Disaster will be making a triumphant return, with a concrete release date. I expect it to be playable as well at the nintendo booth.

More Wii Music

A totally new franchise we are not expecting (probably it being casual, I’m looking at you factor 5.)

New Peripherals:

New Handheld system (reverting back to the gameboy moniker.)

Announcements:

Wii’s will now be compatible with usb flash keys.

That is my “predictions” although I’m fairly sure that’s what will happen. The only thing I’m iffy about is Kid Icarus, however I still highly doubt it. Then again, Nintendo always seems to come out of left field, and surprise everyone.

If I’m extremely wrong, make sure to come back here and tell me how much of a douche I am.