Before every major video game conference, the five of us over here at Nintendo Connect get together and discuss our predictions for what Nintendo will unveil or discuss during that conference. The way it works is simple: each editor gets to make three realistic predictions for what they feel is going to happen at the upcoming conference, and points will be awarded for accuracy and skilled precognition. A fourth prediction is given, but this final guess is more of a wish and worth no points (but it is worth dreams). Regardless of current point totals, our predictions have become a regular thing for us and this year’s E3 has some of our biggest predictions ever!
Prediction #1 – Change in Wii U console appearance, possible change in name
Prediction #2 – Brand new IP will be shown
Prediction #3 -Reveal of Wii U/3DS integration, will be seamless
Hopeful Prediction – More beautiful Zelda videos
Prediction #1 – Metroid for 3DS
Prediction #2 -Fully realized Nintendo Network, including achievements and user accounts
Prediction #3 -Star Fox for Wii U (most likely from Retro)
Prediction #4 (?) – Wii Sports Resort game for Wii U
Prediction #5 (???) – Wii U price of $300 and released on Sunday, November 18th
Hopeful Prediction – Diablo III on Wii U
Prediction #1 -Wii U Sports sequel that will be a free “pack-in” that is only downloadable, in order to get people to connect their consoles to the internet right away and save Nintendo on costs of packaging and what-not
Prediction #2 – Pikmin 3 will be flagship title for showing off Wii U controller functionality and possibilities
Prediction #3 -Some sort of Nintendo Network account 3DS application that will connect stats between Wii U and 3DS and allow purchasing
Hopeful Prediction -Playable Smash Bros. demo
Prediction #1 -Star Fox and F-Zero revealed for Wii U
Prediction #2 – Unexpected bigwig guest from a third party will show up at Nintendo’s conference to reveal support that nobody sees coming, will melt people’s faces
Prediction #3 – Super Smash Bros. video will be prepped and ready to show as an ace up their sleeve, especially if Sony fully unveils and gets huge attention for “PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale”
Hopeful Prediction – At the conference, I don’t burst into tears, poop my pants, etc.
Prediction #1 -Project H.A.M.M.E.R. makes a return!
Prediction #2 – Gamecube games for Wii U eShop, Game Boy Advance games for 3DS eShop
Prediction #3 -Wii U and 3DS “StreetPass” interactivity and connectivity, as well as the announcement and details for Nintendo eShop’s iPhone app
Hopeful Prediction -Wii U will have a 2.5″ hard drive expansion bay
How do these predictions make you feel? What are some of your predictions? Let us know in the comments.