It seems that things are already heating up for E3, the games industry’s tradeshow that amounts to a kind of annual second-Christmas for some. Details have already emerged of what Nintendo will have on display.
Adriasang is reporting that among the games that we’d been expecting to see something of this year, but perhaps not quite as early as E3, we can expect to see something of the sequel to Nintendo’s Mario Galaxy and, perhaps more interesting still, something of the new Legend of Zelda game, of which relatively little has been released so far. There are also a few other curiosities from Nintendo to make appearances at this year’s E3 though.
For many, the word that there are to be two “major RPG releases” for Nintendo’s Wii this year will be curious. The first is dubbed “Xenoblade” and there’s relatively little known about it except that it comes from Monolith Soft, the company behind the very popular Xenosaga series on the PlayStation 2 and the relatively poorly-remembered Disaster: Day of Crisis for the Wii.
The other title is simply titled “The Last Story” and is being co-developed by both Nintendo and Mistwalker, the gang behind the Xbox 360’s Blue Dragon and the far-better received Lost Odyssey, a company that clearly knows how to get it right when it comes to RPGs.
So, with a strengthening Wii library and a few DS titles to make an appearance, it seems as though Nintendo is setting itself up for a fairly strong show this year. Moreover, we’re set to learn something new about the so-far-enigmatic Wii Vitality Sensor and just what it is that we’ll be expected to do it.
Still, if one more game tries to make us keep fit…