If you prefer a kind of abbreviated Nintendo press event, without the orchestra or miming and you just want to know what you will be playing on your newly updated 3DS in the coming months, this is the post for you. Here is a rundown of the key games shown.
This trailer isn’t strictly from the event having been released yesterday (I think, days are blurring together now) but Nintendo are pursuing a Zelda-everywhere kind of strategy so we may as well oblige:
Next up is last year’s 3DS poster-child who still has yet to get off the ground:
Naturally, the 3DS could not call itself a Nintendo handheld without some form of Mario game in attendance. The 3DS does not have one yet that is going to change.
Here we have Super Mario. There’s no subtitle or number it’s just Super Mario:
Need more Mario on your 3DS? How about Mario Kart. There’s no subtitle, etc.:
What do you mean still not enough Mario! Okay, here’s one I didn’t spot in the event itself (I may have been resting my eyes) Paper Mario. There’s no subtitle, etc. Spotting a theme yet?
You prefer your Italians in green? Okay, Nintendo’s got that covered too, with Luigi’s Mansion 2, the sequel to the GameCube title. Notice this one does have a number.
You have got your 3DS system update haven’t you? In which case Pokédex 3D will be familiar to you already:
Finally, another game I didn’t see in the event was another core Nintendo franchise Animal Crossing but Nintendo have just posted this video so I’ll pass it on. No subtitle or number again.
I’ve looked but there is no new Starfox footage I can share with you yet. Maybe tomorrow…