If you watched Nintendo’s big E3 presser last year, the big one where they introduced the Wii U properly with all its gyrometers and blitz-blatzers and other nonsense, you probably fell asleep. If you were in the audience like we were, you probably did. Well, after a long line of these presentations, Nintendo’s eschewing their big and bombastic display in favor of more intimate affairs. Like, with game demos, not whatever you were thinking of.
According to Nintendo:
At this years E3 we will not be announcing a new hardware system, so E3’s primary mission will be to have [press, analysts] experience our software. Many people would like to know more about the titles for Wii U that will be announced. We will use the timing of E3 to focus on providing details about our Wii U titles for release this year, and intend to create opportunities for guests to the conference to experience them immediately. We will attempt to use this year’s E3 to make announcements in a new way that we have not tried before.
That’s fine. Nintendo gets their message on-track because it’s currently everywhere, confusing customers. The Wii U is such a mess and it’s not selling to boot. Would I appreciate more hands-on time with games, rather than being barked at from the stage? I would. Now, start making some games I want to play…