Nintendo said this before and they’re saying it again. There’s more games in development for Wii U then what they’ve already announced. This is something they reiterated in the recent investors meeting. Here’s what Iwata said exactly:
These are the already announced Wii U titles that will be released in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, and there are also unannounced titles that are not listed here. Among these titles, there are games that actively utilize the Wii U GamePad, including several we showed at E3 last year that are considered part of the Wii U GamePad utilization project led by Mr. Miyamoto.
With all of the recent rumors of unannounced new games from Nintendo and publisher support for Wii U it’s going to make for an interesting E3. Luckily, we’ll be getting a lot more information in the very near future!
Lately, things at Sega haven’t exactly been good. Sonic Boom didn’t live up to expectations and they started doing mass layoffs earlier this year due to them being financially strapped.
Well, it only gets worse. Because of all the things that have been happening, Sega won’t be at this years E3. Here’s what a representative had to say:
Over the next months, SEGA of America will be focusing on the restructure and relocation to Southern California, and we have decided to not attend E3 with our own booth this year. With the majority of our bigger titles launching later in 2015/2016, particularly those from our AAA studios Relic Entertainment, Sports Interactive and Creative Assembly, we are concentrating our efforts for some of these major announcements after our relocation. Instead, we will be collaborating with our various business partners for this year’s E3 show.
It’s sad to see them in the position they’re in. All is not bad though. This will help them save money. Also from the sound of it, they’ll still be at E3 just in others booths. They also still have other games on the way, such as Total War: Warhammer. Hopefully we’ll see Sega get back on track.
This years E3 looks to be quite different then previous years. Two more companies have announced press conferences this year which is unlike previous years. However, there are some constants. One of those being EA which, to nobody’s surprise, announced they’d be holding a press conference. The EA conference will be held June 15th at 1:00pm Pacific. We can expect to see more on Star Wars: Battlefront, more on Mirror’s Edge 2, and possibly more on Mass Effect. Not to mention, there will likely be surprises and of course established series’ getting new games. It won’t be too long now. E3 is less then two months away.
For the past few years when you think of E3, you have a handful of conferences. One for each of the console companies, one for Electronic Arts, and one for Ubisoft. This appears to be changing, however, with Nintendo bowing out of the traditional conference and going digital two years in a row. Earlier this year, Bethesda announced that they’d be a holding conference for the first time. Today, Square Enix has announced that they, too, would be holding a conference.
The conference will be held in downtown LA on Tuesday, June 16th at 9AM PDT/ 5PM BST/ 1AM JST. You can view it at Square Enix’s Twitch and Youtube channels. This conference will be before E3 officially starts so make sure to be ready nice and early.