Nintendo Announces Its E3 2015 Plans

Nintendo’s expanded lineup at this year’s E3 includes the glorious return of the Nintendo World Championships after a 25-year absence, a new Nintendo Digital Event on June 16 at 9 a.m. PT, the always in-depth Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3 from the show floor and a chance to play Mario Maker at more than 120 Best Buy locations. The big N showcased the video above announcing their plans for this year’s E3. Nintendo decided to go the route that they did last year and forego a traditional press conference. Although we are a little disappointed regarding the news (those Nintendo press conferences always had something special), we were very happy with last year’s digital event and it will be fun to see what they have for us this year.

E3 2015 takes place next month and we will be covering the entire event. Stay tuned.

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL ASSASSIN’S CREED SYNDICATE BOXART

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Here is the official box art for the new Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The newly announced game is headed to the PS4, XBOX One and PC later this year. You play Jacob Frye, a gangster assassin fighting for justice on behalf of London’s enslaved working class. Watch the reveal trailer below as Jacob rallies his gang to break the corrupt stranglehold on London and bring the working class a brighter future.

Nintendo To Reveal E3 2015 Plans Tomorrow

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Mark your calendars Nintendo fans; the big N is set to reveal their official E3 2015 plans tomorrow, May 13th. Nintendo of America has tweeted that their E3 plans will be revealed at 9am PT tomorrow so you can bet your bottom dollar we will be on the look out. Last year Nintendo decided to skip the traditional press conference in favor of a fun Nintendo Direct followed by a constant live stream throughout the event. While it was fun and very well done, we kind of hope that they have a traditional press conference next month as it ads to the excitement.

What do you guys hope Nintendo does for E3 2015?

NINTENDO TREEHOUSE: LIVE WITH THE SPLATOON GLOBAL TESTFIRE RECORDING

In case you missed Splatoon’s global testfire, the good people at the Nintendo Treehouse were nice enough to record some footage. While the game was only playable for 3 hours in total, we here at myvideogamenews walked away impressed. The game ran smooth and was overall pretty fun. I found it a very interesting take on a shooter and the game easily nabbed my attention. I also want to point out that Splatoon shot up the charts over at Amazon so people seemed to really like the game.

Check out the footage and let us know what you think. Enjoy.

Splatoon releases later this month.

New Character For Yooka-Laylee Revealed

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A new character for the Kickstarter smash hit, Yooka-Laylee has been revealed and you can see him above. The character is names Trowzer and is a snake businessman. Check out this quote coming from Playtonic Games:

Trowzer is a business-snake whose career never took off. Not that he knows it – the smug, serpent salesman thinks he’s the bee’s knees (not that he has knees), and for a little dosh he’ll teach you some of the slick moves he picked up on the high-stakes sales floor.

The game currently has smashed ALL of their stretch goals on Kickstarter and we are interested to see how far this one goes when the dust settles. Yooka-Laylee is headed to Wii U, PS4 and XBOX One sometime next year.

We love the design of Trowzer Playtonic.

Nintendo Says No NX at E3 2015

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Looks like Nintendo’s plans for E3 2015 are starting to take shape. The company has confirmed that their next generation console, NX will NOT be making an appearance at this year’s show either. Although we are all curious about what the big N will bring, it sure looks like they will focus heavily on their current systems in Wii U and 3DS. Here is a quick quote regarding the new details:

We do not plan on talking specifics about the the NX until 2016.

Presently, we cannot talk about the time period when it [the NX] will go on sale or what it’s like, because we are calling it a ‘new concept,’ we are not thinking of this as a ‘simple replacement’ for the 3DS or the Wii U..

What do you guys think? I kind of guessed that they wouldn’t announce or show anything regarding the NX but it still would be pretty awesome if they surprised everyone and had it on display at the show.

Nintendo NX May be Region Free

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Nintendo NX, the upcoming next generation console from Nintendo, may be region free if the following comment turns out to be true. The comment was taken from the recent Q&A portion of the company’s latest financial results briefing.

Removing region-locking from current game machines presents various issues, so we don’t consider that to be very realistic. However, regarding NX, given the customer feedback and proposals from the market, while nothing has been decided yet, we’re currently investigating internally what problems there would be in realizing it. You can think of that as the current situation. I understand your desire, so I’d like to look at it optimistically going forward.

The quote comes from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. It seems like Nintendo NX may indeed be a region free system. We hope to hear more about Nintendo’s plans for its next generation dedicated console but it may still be some time before we see the system.

Still exciting stuff non-the-less.

HERE IS A NIFTY THE WITCHER 3 INFOGRAPHIC

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Here is a nifty little infographic for The Witcher 3. The gigantic game is due out on May 15th and is said to be massive in scope. The Witcher 3 is headed to the PS4, XBOX One and PC. As the infographic points out, this game has over 100 hours of gameplay and is 32 times bigger than The Witcher 2.

This one is going to be something special everyone.

Have you preordered the game?