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E3 2021 is just around the corner. Although there are many competition events and streaming media, it is not the occasion to define the industry in the past. However, Nintendo will hold a one-day E3 Nintendo Direct and three-hour Treehouse presentation “there” for your entertainment.
Although there are no physical events in the Los Angeles Convention Center, this is almost the same as the recent E3 event (before the mandatory “vacation” in 2020), until the live broadcast time is about 40 minutes; our tree house time is also a little less than in the past, but This is understandable when virtual activities and work procedures continue to be interrupted. Nevertheless, it will be exciting to see a large number of Switch games launched by Nintendo this year and next year.
Setting expectations appropriately is a daily job, but it can be difficult for Nintendo. Maybe E3 2021 will not have the magic of previous years, or it will surprise us and entertain us in surprising ways. Either way, we think now is a good time to recall some of the most iconic and legendary Nintendo E3 moments.
Looking back over the past two and a half years, there are many options, but we have selected some of our favorites-the top 5, in no particular order. Let’s first go back to the era before the Wii in 2004…
2004 was a very epic event for Nintendo. In terms of its marketing and image in the West, and its role in truly introducing Satoshi Iwata’s vision to the world, this can be said to be a critical moment. Reggie Fils-Aime (Reggie Fils-Aime) debut is unforgettable—— “I want to kick my ass, I want to name it, we want to play a game” ——Then took out the original DS from his jacket pocket. At that time, the system seemed to be a huge gamble, especially with a strange-looking two-screen setup, one of the key features was the touch screen. Of course, its sales are very good, leading the company’s golden age.
In the same show, we have the most precious E3 moment-a huge game reveal. Remember, we only have three 3D Zelda games at this time, two on N64, and then cel-shaded Wind Waker. The reveal of GameCube’s “Twilight”, the audience’s reaction, and the triumph of Shigeru Miyamoto; that was a moment in the history of E3.
Although their working relationship is undoubtedly very fruitful, the former company president Iwata Satoshi and Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime also seem to have a good time in each other’s companies. We will see more examples of this later, but this little joke in the locker room in 2005 is very memorable.
This is also the early stage of Satoru Iwata’s deliberate efforts to become a visible leader of the company. This is not the first time he has given a speech in English, but it is also very early. However, it seems very special that Nintendo’s CEO is so committed to communicating in English at E3 and other events, and with humor and a little bit of gorgeousness. This moment is purely “interesting”, typical of Nintendo’s live performances in this era.
Oh, this is also the first Wii show, which was the “Nintendo Revolution” at that time. And that.
We guarantee that the top five will not be composed entirely of quotations with memetic value, but this Have Be included in the list.
For Nintendo, this is also a dazzling period. The Wii has just appeared, and people are excited about its various games and control methods. DS is also very hot, and this is the period when Nintendo realizes that it has something special.
This famous quote comes from a Wii Fit demo, and of course, Bill Trinen translated it for Shigeru Miyamoto on stage. As Fils-Aimé often encounters, he is completely relaxed and willing to make jokes.This moment is not only about line, But the self-consciousness of the former Pizza Hut executive’s not-so-slender physique joked, and his prank about choosing “heavy” clothes to reduce the results.
Classic Reggie, classic Nintendo.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Revealing is the representative of the final game? Well, yes or no-Nintendo may have done Ubisoft/EA/ All other triple-A publishers And made a concept cutscenes beyond the capabilities of Wii U (and eventually Switch). However, this feeling doesn’t seem to matter, because the idea it has planted in the minds of Zelda fans is exciting enough.
Previous 3D Zelda games were usually a big world, divided into obvious parts, although there was a large field or portal in the sky that separated them. The interpretation of “Breath of the Wild”-even in the “Yes, you can go to the mountains in the distance– It’s perfect; it contains a concise CG moment that introduces Link and the first Guardian.
This game has multiple incredible trailers at E3, but the initial exposure and its potential for franchising are quite special.
This reflects Iwata’s continued commitment to participating in E3, and it was shocked when Nintendo announced that the president had missed the 2015 event due to illness. At that time, it was said that Mr. Iwata was already serious if he did not travel, but he was still busy working and in charge of the company. Sadly, Mr. Iwata’s voice acting will prove to be his last appearance at E3-about a month later, he passed away on July 11, 2015.
However, how Nintendo typically handles Mr. Iwata’s illness and produces a wonderful puppet show, representing Satoru Iwata, Reggie Fils Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto. Relying on the best in the industry, Nintendo hired Jim Hansen to (re)create its three most famous executives and the Star Fox team. “Nintendo Puppets” sounds interesting (and a fascinating way to introduce Star Fox). zero).
Objectively speaking, as far as the game is concerned, this is not a great show for Nintendo. Wii U is really hard at this stage. Even at that time, the company will undoubtedly look forward to NX/Switch. Satoru Iwata’s illness brought additional sadness, which made it even more sad to look back at this scene, but the humor of the puppet clips and the sincere feelings for everything Nintendo showed in this demo made it our favorite Nintendo E3 One of the memories.
So, these are our top five E3 moments from Nintendo, but which one do you like best? Tell us in the poll below, or share with others in the comments.
These are some of Nintendo’s outstanding moments at E3, but of course there are more fond memories for us. The Wii era gave us some interesting revelations. In the revelation of 3DS, many demonstrators whose systems were tied to their bodies went out to greet the crowd-yes, that was a bit strange. There was an interesting CG “battle” between Iwata-San and Reggie, showing 3DS and Wii U’s “Smash Bros”, Mr. Miyamoto’s lovely passion for Pikmin 3, and Doug Bowser’s quirky but predictable introduction and a huge Bowser…Then some moments did not come together completely.
As always, we are happy to read your favorite iconic Nintendo E3 moments in the comments; which E3 memory do you cherish the most?
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