Nintendo recently announced their plans for E3 2015. The company will be bringing back the Nintendo World Championships, live-stream Treehouse events in addition to providing playable demo access to Mario Maker at participating Best Buy stores.
The most exciting aspect of the console manufacturer’s plans at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, however, is the Digital Event. The same pre-recorded video last year a first look at Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker, Mario Maker, Splatoon, Star For Wii U, The Legend of Zelda Wii U and more. So what Wii U games should you expect from the E3 2015 Nintendo Digital Event? Let’s take a look at a few potential announcements below.
As you may expect, there are a ton of rumors regarding what Nintendo will be revealing at E3. You can find a list of the most talked about rumored games from the company below.
Metroid – After completing the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Retro Studios went on to revive the Donkey Kong Country series. Now fans of the studio are clamoring for a return to Metroid. At VGX in 2013, Reggie Fils-Aime was seen wearing a Samus pin while Nintendo recently released the Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii U’s virtual console. So it looks like the company is dropping hints that we may see a new game in the beloved series soon.
Punch Out – The same video announcing Nintendo’s plans for E3 2015 also heavily hinted that a new Punch-Out is in development. Not to mention that Little Mac was also made a playable character in the latest Super Smash Bros. So chances should be pretty good in regards to seeing another Punch-Out in some form.
Paper Mario – There have been a few rumors of a Paper Mario game over the past several months, including a potential remaster of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Unfortunately, it looks like these aren’t true. With that said, it would be weird seeing a Nintendo console without a proper paper Mario game. Hopefully, Nintendo will announce one at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Remaster – Another rumored remaster is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Nintendo has ported all the previous 3D games in the series up until TP. Not to mention that, with The Legend of Zelda Wii U being pushed back, the company will need to find a way to fill in the gap to keep fans of the series happy.
Expected Game Showcases
Of course, there are a few games that will most likely end up being showcased at the 2015 Nintendo Digital Event. Two of the company’s biggest releases this fall, Mario Maker and Yoshi’s Wooly World, should get big blowouts.
It also looks like Star Fox Wii U, which was announced at E3 2014, will be getting plenty of time. Last but not least, fans can also expect to hear some news on the localization of Xenoblade Chronicles X, which has already been released in Japan.
Nintendo has also been embracing DLC lately. The company has already promised extensive post-launch support for Splatoon and will continue expanding Mario Kart 8. Not to mention that they are taking suggestions on what new playable characters will be added to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. Of course, Nintendo should also reveal more about Amiibo figures, and the content they unlock, at the event.
What not to expect
Finally, let’s take a look at several products that Nintendo announced will be skipping the expo. The company confirmed that the new console, NX, won’t be a part of the conference. The new mobile games initiative, with resulted from the partnership with DeNA, won’t be mentioned as well.
Finally, the delayed Wii U installment of The Legend of Zelda will not be a part of the digital event. Nintendo announced that the game has been pushed back from its planned 2015 launch. The development team apparently discovered new ideas that they want to explore. As a result, it may take some time before we can see something new about the game again. The E3 2015 Nintendo Digital Event starts at 9:00 a.m. PST on June 16th. Needless to say, if you are a fan of the above-mentioned games or the company in general, you should stay tuned.