E3 2016: What To Expect From Nintendo

Last, but not least, but certainly the shortest conference, will be Nintendo’s. The company seems to be pulling out of E3 more and more each year, and in 2016 it seems things haven’t changed. For a while there it seemed that The Legend of Zelda would be the only game shown at the expo, but even with the announcement that there will be more, the pickings seem slim.

While it won’t be the only game, The Legend of Zelda for Wii U and NX will be the biggest. An inside look into what the game will actually be, what it will be called and maybe even a release date could be in store, and people are probably going to lose their minds. With the promise of a more open Hyrule, and the chance that the NX will bring current-gen graphics to Nintendo games, Tuesday and Wednesday will be very exciting for fans of the franchise.

The next biggest game (games?) for Nintendo will be Pokémon Sun and Moon. With the recent announcement of the names of the legendaries, as well as information on the new Pokédex and some of the characters in the game, all that’s really left to show is gameplay. Hopefully that’s exactly what we’ll get and maybe a look at some more of the new Pokémon that will wander the islands of Alola.

Pokémon GO will also be shown in action, with the possibility of some information on when iPhone and Android users will be able to play the game.

After that, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, Monster Hunter Generations and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE will also get screen time. Little other information is known about Nintendo’s Treehouse Live event. Unless they have something they’ve been keeping a secret for a long time, this will be it other than what we get from our hands on looks on the show floor.

What won’t be there for sure is the NX, whatever it may be. Nintendo has said that they are waiting to announce what the console will be, so don’t expect any hardware announcements this time around. Maybe the NX will get its own Nintendo Direct or maybe we’ll just have to wait for E3 next year. Who knows, but for now we’ll have to focus on the games.

Nintendo’s Tree House Live will be streamed to the world on Tuesday, June 14 at 9am PST and again on Wednesday at 10am PST. Stay right here at Hardcore Gamer for all your E3 news.