Can you believe how close we are to E3? The big show is almost here! Of course, the last few days before it all kicks off are the longest. News slows and anticipation reaches a fevered pitch. I better get my rest now...the big show is going to take it all out of me! See you in a few, short hours.
For the last few months, the internet has been on fire with Wii U talk. Fans have been pouring over absolutely anything and everything they can find when it comes to Nintendo's next-gen system. Patents provide endless amounts of information, rumors keep things interesting and we even continue to look over content from last year's show. There's no doubt about it, the Wii U is on the mind of almost every Nintendo gamer.
With that said, there's a little portable system from Nintendo that is in need of a huge showing at E3. The 3DS may be doing fine and dandy now, but the system didn't start off so hot. I don't think any of us predicted a 3DS price cut within its first year, but that was the move that put the system back on-track for a successful lifespan. Now we need to see how Nintendo is going to push the portable that could in 2012.
We already know a couple big things. First off, there's going to be a major push for digital content, with almost all of Nintendo's 3DS titles seeing simultaneous digital/retail release once New Super Mario Bros. 2 hits. We also know there's a new expanded audience title in the same style as Brain Age in the works. These offerings could mean very big things for the 3DS.
Of course, those alone aren't going to be the only things Nintendo needs to continue positive momentum. The Big N promises that there are big third party titles in the works, with E3 giving us a look at some of those outings. We all want to believe Nintendo, but the proof will come on the morning of Nintendo's press conference at E3 2012. That day cannot get here soon enough!
Is the 3DS going to deliver at this E3? Will there be enough content and reveals to keep the system in the forefront of gamers' minds, all while the Wii U steps into the spotlight?