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The Evolution of Nintendo Direct
The best innovation from Nintendo since the Wii Remote?
Published on 05/03/2013

Nintendo Direct is brilliant isn't it? Aside from being brilliantly Nintendo in its execution, the shows are providing us with the latest and best news straight from Tokyo, and presented in a fashion that isn't pandering to the family market. It's E3 as it used to be. So do we need E3?

Certainly the spectacle of E3 is something special, yet Nintendo Direct is providing us with the news that we care about. For me, I still want E3 to exist. I love spending three days with the gaming community online and just watching everything get announced at once. It's tense, it's exciting, and it's a rare moment when everyone groups together online.

And there's every reason to be excited about E3 this year. Iwata has already announced key titles that will be at the show, and alongside those, Nintendo need to set out a roadmap for Wii U, and in some respects, the future of 3DS. It's sure to be a big one!

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Nintendo's Revised Approach to E3

A few years ago, E3 was the centre-piece of the gaming year. But with increased media coverage and a larger casual audience, the event has begun to shift it's focus to broader games. Whereas in years past Nintendo have closed with Metroid: Other M, this year the show closed with Nintendo Land, signifying a shift in target audience. To combat this, Nintendo have begun producing Nintendo Direct broadcasts, focussing very much on traditional games such as Mario and Zelda. So in this new age, do Nintendo need E3 any more, and is this new approach a sign of things to come?

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