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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Open Thread: E3 2014 Expectations

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3—one of the biggest gaming events of the year—is just around the corner. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have since offered a slight taste of what to expect at this year’s event. With all three next-generation consoles on the market, this year, they guarantee that it will be all about the games!

Personally, there have only been two games I have been anticipating news for: the new Super Smash Bros. and Kingdom Hearts 3—and sadly, Square Enix announced that there would be no KH3 news this year. (Darn it! And I wanted to know if there’s going to be a Frozen world!)

So it seems like I have to settle with Super Smash Bros. news. Though honestly, I don’t what else there is to reveal. Most of the game’s character roster and features have already been revealed. If anything, the only item that hasn’t been announced is the release date, other than the vague dates of Summer 2014 (3DS) and Winter 2014 (WiiU). So it seems that those release dates are certain to be announced.

What I, as well as most Nintendo fans, would really like to see announced is a new Mario or Zelda title for the WiiU. Those two franchises are Nintendo’s bread and butter, and with WiiU sales not looking so great, it seriously needs it bread buttered.

Sure, Mario has New Super Mario Bros. WiiU and Super Mario 3D Worlds, and Zelda has Wind Waker HD and the upcoming Hyrule Warriors, but let’s be honest: none of those games really matter. What fans really want is an actual Mario and Zelda game, not some flashy remake.

Hopefully, we get to see something announced for Zelda. We had a tech demo when the WiiU was first announced. Surely Nintendo has made something out of it. Right? C'mon, Nintendo! Give me another reason to buy a WiiU other than Super Smash Bros.

Anyway, those are my hopes for E3. What about you? What are you looking forward to most at E3 this year? What would you like to see? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.