In recent years Nintendo has been keeping their E3 presentation simple. Video presentation and gameplay. This year they disappointed fans by announcing that they won’t be showing the next Nintendo console the NX. However, they centered their presentation on Pokemon and Zelda.
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Nintendo went through some gameplay, starting with the beginning. Nintendo left out some details, but some new Pokemon were revealed. Yungoos, a normal type badger and Pikipek a woodpecker bird.
The new game mode called “Battle Royal,” which “puts four trainers against each other at the simultaneously.” The second screen has been updated, and there have been some design changes.
Producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori stated that, “the reason they’re called Moon and Sun is because they represent the source of life. They want to emphasis the relationship to life and nature in the Pokemon world. They said the new legendary Pokemon are representative of the moon and sun and will have special abilities based on those facets.”
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This new open world Zelda game was my most anticipated games of this years E3 and I wasn’t disappointed. You begin as Link, awoken after 100 years. The first thing I noticed is that there’s voice acting, of course Link still doesn’t speak. The game is apparently so large that “1% of a map that’s 12 times the size of Twilight Princess’ world.” Some other interesting facts:
- Link can now climb cliffs and buildings
- Link can take enemy weapons
- Bombs no longer need to be replenished
- Link can control when they explode
- Fruits and Vegetables now replenish your hearts
- You can hunt animals for meat
- Explore dungeons in any order
- Doesn’t require Wii U controller