My notes on E3 Tuesday

Tuesday

Nintendo Digital Event

  • Opens with puppet Iwata, Reggie, and Miyamoto turning into Peppy, Falco and Fox
  • Trailer of StarFox Zero: Miyamoto talks about the genesis of Star Fox, using the gyro, they want people to play as if they are flying a real plane, game world on TV, cockpit view on Gamepad,
  • Arwing can transform into a walker, various vehicles are available, called Zero because it’s Japanese kanji and looks like a fox tail
  • Reggie talks about the theme of ‘transformation’ - to focus on the coming months
  • Super Mario Maker: players will become creators
  • Amiibo: more new ones on the way, and in new games
  • Skylanders Superchargers, two unexpected guest stars, Turbo Charge DK, Hammer Slam Bowser, you can twist the base, and it becomes an amiibo, and these figures can only be used on Nintendo
  • Back to puppets dancing to the star music
  • The Legend of Zelda TriForce Heroes (Fall 2015) - three player Zelda akin to 4 swords, cutom outfits for Link (Lucky Loungewear is my fave)
  • Meanwhile back at Nintendo headquarters: talk about Zelda TriForce Heroes - coop play, incorporating that same sense of depth in the coop, being able to stack players in a ‘totem’, fashion savvy people filled kingdom, so of course new outfits with new abilities, online multiplayer as well as local
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends 3DS version, a reimagining of the Wii U game, includes all DLC characters, and adding more characters from Wind Waker
  • Trailer shown for Hyrule Warriors Legends (Q1 2016)
  • Back to puppets
  • Another 3DS game Metroid Prime Federation Force (2016) - 4-player coop missions in the Metroid Prime Universe, including Blast Ball which was seen at NWC
  • Fire Emblem If (renamed Fates) (2016) - trailer shown
  • Atlus trailer - Is this Legacy of Legends? No? ending title is in Japanese, with FE (2016) apparently it is Genei Ibun Roku #FE coming to #WiiU so this is a fighting game with fire emblem characters and stuff? OH OK THIS IS Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem as we knew it. I guess the final title isn’t fixed yet. That’s confusing to not title it a bit more clearly.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X trailer - December 4 2015
  • Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer 3DS - Sept 25th, 2015 looks like you build every part of the town
  • Amiibo play on the Wii U, in a board game like tour around animal crossing town, Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival on Wii U Holiday 2015
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World (Oct 16, 2015) - Emi Watanabe designer interview (a woman! and good English - British no less, software planning and development dept, a coordinator) the game still looks great and super cute, provide the challenge and the fun, amiibos will give Yoshi that costume in yarn
  • Level 5 - Yo-kai Watch on 3DS (Holiday 2015)- looks like they’re keeping many of the Japanese names, but other ones get translated
  • Sticker Mario and 3D Mario collide in Mario and Luigi Paper Jam spring 2016
  • Mario Tennis Ultra Smash (holiday 2015) Wii U
  • Super Mario Maker (Sept 11, 2015) - a tool that they use INTERNALLY to make Mario Levels? back in the day they were created by hand, air land and sea was a theme in the very beginning, and now you can do that with flying clouds, you can put things in places they’re normally not found, like a goomba underwater, Costume Mario with current amiibo, new 8Bit Mario Amiibo (available in 2 color schemes) makes your in game Mario bigger, and Super Mario Maker booklet
  • Nintendo Treehouse Live - will demo StarFox Zero, and ability to try out Super Mario Maker at Best Buy in US and Canada on Wed and Sat
  • Let’s Super Mario . com

Square Enix

  • Just Cause 3 trailer (Dec 1st for PS4/XboxOne/PC - PXPC)
  • golf clap for Phil Rogers
  • Rico has grapple, wingsuit, and hang glider, vehicles look good, all kinds of things blow up
  • new title unannounced sneak peek - Platinum developed! Yosuke Saito producer. Looks beautiful, NieR? the world is in decay. for PS4, more info in the Fall. Production has just begun.
  • Wow, the producer is wearing an amazing moon head mask and scarf, I’m assuming from the game? Platinum was approached by Square Enix to strengthen the action element of NieR.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer, behind the scenes making of at Crystal Dynamic, face and graphic realism is pretty incredible.
  • Mobile and tablet games - (previously done Hitman Go, Hitman Sniper) next game is Lara Croft GO
  • Now a trailer with a bunch of games
  • Kingdom Hearts series producer - where is the translator audio? Ah well. Here is a trailer.
  • Now the trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS4
  • PC version of FF VII will be coming to Playstation, will be coming in Winter 2015. Also iOS version.
  • About the Kingdom Hearts Series - new video
  • Fans are excitedly clapping. Or, one guy sitting on the right was.
  • Kingdom Hearts X Unchained Key (iOS and Android) coming to the West
  • Kingdom Hearts III - (the guy is very excited again) Disney collaboration with Square Enix, introducing a brand new world into the game, World Premiere of footage from Kingdom Hearts III
  • For Xbox One and PS4
  • World of Final Fantasy (PS4/Vita 2016) - the cute wee little chibi characters, a producer talks about a game that children and parents could play together using Final Fantasy, an adventure of walking through a world of their toys and figurines. Tower formation of characters stacked on top of each other, changing the dynamic of the character and the game.
  • Hitman - Dec 8th
  • SE and tri-ace new project : Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (2016) trailer followed by another trailer. Two trailers.
  • Eidos Montreal - Deus Ex Mankind Divided (early 2016 on PXPC)
  • Final Fantasy Portal App - this summer for mobile, an encyclopedia of FF
  • A New RPG Project in a newly established studio, named Tokyo RPG Factory. Showing pretty scenes, Project Setsuna, 2016 global release.
Posted on June 17, 2015 and filed under News.