The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013 was the 19th annual video game trade show and convention in Los Angeles. It was held between June 11th and 13th. Microsoft , EA, Ubisoft and Sony held their major press conferences one day prior to the opening of the E3 convention.
Nintendo did not hold a major press conference at E3, opting for a live Nintendo Direct presentation streaming on the first day of the convention. While there was no press conference, Nintendo still had a presence on the E3 show floor with a small press gathering and playable demos throughout the week.
Nintendo E3 Direct
Instead of a presentation, Nintendo opted to livestream their announcements in their Nintendo Direct format. The games covered in order were
- Pokémon X and Y - Introducing the Kalos region, Fairy-type and Pokémon-Amie.
- Super Mario 3D World - Debut trailer, showcasing the new Cat Suit power-up and 4-player multiplayer.
- Mario Kart 8 - Showcasing the antigravity karts as well as incorporating the bikes from Wii and the traversal mechanics from Mario Kart 7.
- Wii Party U & Wii Fit U, with their delays.
- Art Academy Sketchpad and the full Wii U Art Academy title - Revealed because of the number of great Miiverse art.
- The 3rd Party lineup for 2013.
- The eShop lineup for 2013.
- The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD - New features like the Fast Sail and Tingle Bottles.
- The Wonderful 101 - Revealing a few multiplayer details and teasing a Direct discussing the game in detail.
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Debut trailer, revealing DK's detailed fur, dynamic camera and the return of Dixie Kong.
- Bayonetta 2 - Bayonetta's new look and first gameplay footage.
- Xenoblade Chronicles X (no formal title at this point though) - New trailer showing more use of mechs and the large world.
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U - Revealing the title properly, revealing Villager and Mega Man as new fighters.
- A tour of Nintendo's E3 booth, showing off the displays. Some Pikmin 3 details were revealed.
- Announcing the games for the local Best Buy demos; Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
In addition, Nintendo released Developer Directs of several of their games shown off in the Direct.
They also held a roundtable for Pokémon X and Y .
A list of games featured at E3.
- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
- Batman: Arkham Origins
- Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
- Barbie Dreamhouse Party
- Bayonetta 2
- Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
- Disney Infinity
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- DuckTales Remastered
- Farming Simulator 2013
- Game & Wario
- Hometown Story
- Just Dance 2014
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
- Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
- Mario Golf: World Tour
- Mario Kart 8
- Mario Party 3DS
- Monster High 13 Wishes Shadow Secrets
- Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
- Pikmin 3
- Pokémon X and Y
- Project Cars
- Project X Zone
- Rayman Legends
- Rune Factory 4
- Scribblenauts Unmasked
- Shin Megami Tensei IV
- Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
- Skylanders Swap Force
- Sonic Lost World
- Splinter Cell Blacklist
- Super Mario 3D World
- Super Smash Bros. 4
- The Wonderful 101
- Watch Dogs
- Wii Fit U
- Wii Party U
- Yarn Yoshi
- Yoshi's New Island
- Young Justice: Legacy
- Zumba Fitness World Party