Nintendo are, by all accounts, in a dire situation. The Wii U is doing dismally, and the 3DS’ sales aren’t good enough to sustain the company. Although they’ll be somewhat encouraged by strong Mario Kart 8 sales, Nintendo’s executives will be going into E3 with an air of trepidation: this could well be their last chance to save the company. As with last year, they’ll be eschewing the traditional keynote speech, instead opting for a more low-key (and cheaper) Nintendo Direct briefing, but that won’t stop the torrent of announcements. Here’s what you can expect from the struggling gaming giant at E3 2014.
We’re fast approaching E3, which means that the bulk of releases for this year have yet to be announced, but that doesn’t mean May is entirely empty of games. There aren’t many new releases, but the ones that are coming out are all set to be great. Check out the list below for a look at the three games of May you should keep your eyes on.
Rayman Legends is out in just under a month, and the Wii U version’s getting an extra surprise.
2011 was a pretty stellar year in the games industry. It saw hundreds of top class titles released, and gave us an absolutely fantastic fall/winter. Moreover, the 3DS was launched, the Vita was announced, and, in some territories, released. We also saw the announcement of the Wii U, which, despite not being in the spotlight much at the moment, is out to change the way we play games in 2012.
Ah, 2012. The year of the apocolypse, some say. If so, it better be a good year. Hopefully a year good for games. 2011 was pretty fantastic, so 2012 has a hell of a lot to live up to. Here are the 5 things that I want to see happen this year in the games industry, to make it the best year gaming’s seen for decades.