Nintendo was a little sentimental at this year’s E3 conference. They brought up that it all began with Super Mario World, stating that the “Nintendo game creators share one belief: there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun.” The company did just that during this year’s conference as they shook up their usually routine and presentation style. Rather than giving a normal, stuffy presentation with a lot of guys in suits talking about newchanges for the company, they relied on a video and some reenacting of the personas of characters in their games. This twist made the Nintendo presentation unique. It also showed that they are capable of standing up and exceeding their competition, the two other giants at the conference, Sony and Microsoft.
With their presentation, Nintendo effectively established that they are different than those two tech giants. While Song and Microsoft have been busy creating, marketing, and competing with each other for console sales, Nintendo has been busy developing great games that everyone loves to play. While Song and Microsoft generally have large, in depth, very serious games, Nintendo leans back on what they started with Mario. Nintendo also doesn’t have to come up with amazing new technology or a console or any of that because they have their outstanding games to fall back on. Nintendo has Super Smash Bros., Yoshi’s Woolly World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, The Legend of Zelda, Bayonetta 2, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Maker and Splatoon. Additionally, Nintendo is going to be designing games for Wii U so they have a plan of action for ways to grow the playing capacity of their games for the future. Nintendo may have been a bit unorthodox in their presentation style at the 2014 E3 conference, but their risk was worth the taking. After all was said and done Nintendo had all the buzz after the conference.
Nothing of consequence was said about Sony or Microsoft. It seemed that everyone really saw Nintendo, for the first time, as a real player in the game. Then the realization from many came with knowing Nintendo has been around for a long time and it all started with Super Mario World.
from Douglas MacFaddin’s Video Game and Media Page http://ift.tt/1lVopTb