After a whirlwind two days of game and hardware reveals, Nintendo is slowing things down at the final press conference of E3 2016 on Tuesday. Prior to the press conference, Nintendo made it clear “The Legend of Zelda” will be the only title it brings to the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, which runs June 14-16.
Nintendo has changed its tune slightly, but “Zelda” will remain in the spotlight. To find out if there will be any surprises, watch the Nintendo E3 2016 live stream, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT).
With Microsoft revealing the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio during its press conference Monday and Sony confirming its PS4 upgrade last week, there has been a lot of hardware at E3 2016. Unfortunately for fans, Nintendo will not unveil its new console during the press conference. The Nintendo NX is in development, but Nintendo has not gone beyond acknowledging the console's existence.
Luckily, “The Legend of Zelda” is a nice consolation prize for Nintendo fans. Link's latest adventure was first revealed at E3 2014 for the Wii U but will now be a featured title for the Nintendo NX. The Nintendo E3 2016 will be the first extensive look at “Zelda” since it was revealed. The latest iteration will be massive in scope, may have multiplayer and could have some changes to its traditional system of puzzles. There's also a rumor that players can choose to play as a male Link or as a female Link.
Nintendo will highlight a few upcoming games after its big “Zelda” presentation. “Pokemon Moon” and “Pokemon Sun” will be featured at E3 2016. “Pokemon Go” will have its own presentation Wednesday. Other confirmed games include “Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past,” “Monster Hunger Generations” and “Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.”
In addition to the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo has two mobile games scheduled for release in the fall. Mode details on the free-to-play games based on “Fire Emblem” and “Animal Crossing” that were announced in April could be featured at E3 2016. There's always the hope that Nintendo will finally localize the beloved “Mother 3,” the sequel to the SNES RPG cult classic “Earthbound.”
You can watch the Nintendo E3 2016 live stream below.