If a picture can say a thousand words about what Nintendo showed me just about nowâ€¦ it would be the picture above.
Everyone in my plurk and tumblr is raving about it, everyone in my IM is talking about it, and now every gamer who watches the Nintendo E3 Press Conference will fully realize that Nintendo is no longer joking around.
You heard me; I was a little too sick and tired of the â€œinnovationâ€ and the â€œeccentricnessâ€! All these years I was thinking as the Wii and DS shovelware releases filled my room, â€œGive me something GOOD, Nintendo, Iâ€™m begging you!â€
Then, I watched this yearâ€™s E3 Conference. I was impressed with the PSVita, and do not exactly care about Microsoft as of now (since I have yet to own an Xbox.) So when it comes to Nintendo, I rushed into my computer, went to the Live Streaming, talked about it with my friends on plurk and my messengers, and watched silently for what is to come.
The Project CafÃ© is now revealed as the Wii U. And before you start making weird jokes about the name sounding like something from Kung Pow, the standalone controller looking like a giant poptart and the console itself looks like a sleeping little toaster, or miscellaneous things that can appear in your head right now, Iâ€™m just gonna say that itâ€™s about time that Nintendo made something that gives all types of gamers what they want. It was time that Nintendo got serious again!
I know that the new console wasnâ€™t as innovative as it seemed, but it at least stops trying to be a weird little console and refined its ways. And I was in love with it: the incredibly versatile features of the controller alone, the HD Graphics, the open access to all Wii controllers and remotes, the games and titles (ranging from your child-friendly games to something mature to the ranks of Assassinâ€™s Creed, Ninja Gaiden, Tekken, and Arkham City to name a few) that make every gamer left and right turn their heads in excitement, in anticipation, and everyone I know was aware that they can feel the energy and blood rising again.
Itâ€™s like your weird little childhood friend who went away to a foreign land returned to you one day and became the man or woman youâ€™ve been dreaming ofâ€¦ and you just wish to be with that person once again. I know it sounds weird coming from me, but it feels like a childhood romance blooming all over again.
Upcoming 3DS Games arenâ€™t left in vain since their latest releases include sequels and ports of our many beloved Nintendo releases, such as and but not limited to: Super Mario Brothers, Mario Kart, Luigiâ€™s Mansion, Zelda, Kid Icarus, Kirby, and even fricking Super Smash Brothers! They better not disappoint me since I grew up wanting to play some of the games againâ€¦ or playing them in a new light. It did sadden me that there was no mention of the Mother Series as a port, since that was one of the franchises that should be reintroduced to the masses, but câ€™est la vie.
Itâ€™s not the â€œInnovationâ€ I was looking for that Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was bragging on and on about in the Press Conference, but as I was watching trailers of Wii Uâ€™s upcoming releases appear in front of my very eyes, I saw how far the company has been through since its card-toting origins of the 1890â€™s, how far these guys have pleased us throughout our 80â€™s and 90â€™s-centric childhoods, how it wanted us to return to it with open arms and how it promises of being the console the person wants it to be.
Iâ€™m falling in love with Nintendo all over again. 🙂