When at first we heard that Nintendo had cancelled their press conference for E3 2013, many of us in the industry wisely nodded our heads and assumed they are conceding defeat in the Next Gen console war. After all the WiiU is already out there in the world, and it hasn't exactly set the world on fire as its predecessor did. However, just a few days ago Nintendo started inviting the press to a Games Showcase to be held Tuesday morning before the E3 show floor opens, so it seems that they are not completely on the ropes.
Today we will hear about Nintendo's plan for this coming year, what games we can expect in 2014, what is awesome about the software lineup and how it sets them apart from Microsoft and Sony. I expect another jab at Microsoft used game policy, some more touting of the social experience the WiiU provides, but most importantly I expect big IP news. It's time for a new Zelda, one built for the WiiU. It's time for another Mario Galaxy, or better yet something completely new for our little friend the plumber. It's time for some new blood to be injected into the old Nintendo machine. Hopefully we'll come away from this presentation energized and eager to learn more. <
We have a couple of hours until the event. What do you hope Nintendo shows us?
[UPDATE] Nintendo Direct @E3 2013 "virtual" press conference video linked after the jump, with a glimpse of all the games they showed off today!