Well the wave of new games coming soon at e3 is at an end but now we can try out some of the new games and talk about them. Me, I'm gonna talk about the news I'm more interested in. Mostly Nintendo but still there's one or two things I'd like to talk about involving Sony and Microsoft.
With Sony, Street Fighter 5 released two more fighters for the roster: Cammy and Birdie (who makes an epic return from the original and Alpha series). But the big reveal from Sony was that Final Fantasy 7 was finally getting a remake! Not a port (that they revealed back in December) but an actual remake. While FF7 is not my all time favorite FF game (it's one of my top 3-5 games though), it's still cool that this game is being remade after almost 20 years. IMO FF7 may overshadow other titles that deserve more love (FF6 for example), but the game was so special and groundbreaking at the time, that many people wanted to see the game remade. For me, I'm hoping that the game not only looks beautiful but retains most if not all of the original features like the battle system and maybe renaming characters as well as new features to make the game even better. Many people believe that Sony won this year's e3 and IMO I think they did.
With Microsoft, XB1 is finally releasing a newer version with backwards compatability! It's finally time to trade in your 360 for a better XBONE! But Rare is also releasing a Rare collection, full of many Rare games for 30 dollars (I think).
With Nintendo, their theme for this year was evolution while celebrating 30 years of Mario and having mini puppet segments that reminds me of Crank Yankers (similar to Robot Chicken segments at last year's e3). The new Starfox Wii U game looks fantastic and brings back elements from past games including the unreleased Starfox 2, Super Mario Maker gives players the ability to go beyond the limitations of the original Mario game and others (while giving players the Costume Mushroom transforming Mario into other Nintendo characters like Wii Fit Trainer), Hyrule Warriors is coming to the 3DS along with Tetra and the King from Wind Waker as well as a new 3DS Zelda game where you team up with 2 other Links while dressing up in other outfits.
In the form of old news, a new Mystery Dungeon game is coming out this year. While it's just one version, it'll be more like the first two games with more Pokemon to choose and containing almost every Pokemon so far. As for Smash 4, many were disappointed with the lack of Smash e3 but to be fair, Sakurai released a direct of that a few days ago and considering that it was 20 minutes long and full of content, I'd like to think that this was going to be e3 news but was too big to cover in a short amount of time so it was given its own direct. There's also a new Dr. Mario game for the 3DS, as well as a new Mario and Sonic game where we finally get 4 new competitors: Nabbit, Diddy Kong, Rouge the Bat and Jet the Hawk. And finally (for me), there's the 5th Mario & Luigi game: M&L Paper Jam! While I was hoping that they could do a crossover with Wario and maybe even Waluigi, this is also a cool crossover since two Mario RPGs will collide into one! Yep, Paper Mario is teaming up with the Mario Bros due to an accident caused by Luigi knocking down the book containing the world of Paper Mario. While the story isn't totally revealed, there's still confirmation of battles now being with three members instead of just two or one in battle (Bowser and the babies are a different story IMO). It's looking to be an exciting adventure although one day, I hope for a M&L game with the Wario Bros...
All in all, this was another decent e3 year. Some were happy, some were disappointed but in the end, the hype train for new games is on the way.