Again, this is NOT just a rumour compilation thread, it's also a thread for you to speculate and discuss the latest Nintendo E3 news. So feel free not to read the rumours if you don't want to and just speculate to your heart content. It's this crazy time of the year! E3 is just upon us! With E3 coming, the internet is, as usual, going crazy with speculation and rumours, but us fans are almost always confused on what to believe, but the beauty of confusion is speculation. So, here in this thread, I will post all rumours since we're very close to E3 and the Tempers can go all wild on speculation and voice out what you think is true and what's unlikely. But wait a second there, pal, it's not for ONLY talking about the rumours, no, you can speculate on whatever you desire. And after every E3 Nintendo Direct (supposing there are several) you can share your thoughts here. In other words, it's an all in one Nintendo E3 discussion thread. Confirmed: Nintendo Direct on the first day of E3 (June 11th) Nintendo showing Mario Kart, 3D Mario and Super Smash Bros. Retro's project will be revealed soon (aka in E3) Pokemon 90 minutes presentation on the first day of E3 E3 exclusive demos will also be playable in more than 100 Best Buy stores in NA nd Canada E3 site up and running with a countdown clock to hype it up http://e3.nintendo.com/ (Notice that every time you refresh a new silhouette appears) The E3 Direct is confirmed to be an hour long Bayonetta 2 confirmed to appear Sakurai confirmed that there will be a SSB4 trailer in the E3 Direct Nintendo hyping it up with a Miiverse E3 community Reggie welcomes Nintendo fans to E3 plans Warning: Spoilers inside! First day of E3 plans revealed http://www.gonintendo.com/content/uploads/images/2013_6/day1.png If you turn on SpotPass you will receive E3 Satoru Iwata Mii (not all regions are getting it, though) Sonic and the Lost World is set to have an appearance at E3 (not confirmed if in the E3 Direct or in the SEGA conference) Platinum Games says they're bringing awesome games to E3 Cloudberry Kingdom will have a demo at E3 Skylanders Swap Force will be shown at E3 Assassins Creed IV will be shown at E3 Project Happiness/Hometown Story will be have a demo at E3 Nintendo teasing more E3 Miis via SpotPass Nintendo sending E3 Direct e-mail reminders Rumours: Dual Pixels Warning: Spoilers inside! – Nintendo is hoping to play it’s cards right with new hardware add ons and a huge first party push next year where they will reveal games for both holiday 2013 and 2014, a total of 1/3rd of their internal development software. Nintendo has also been shopping around for third party developers where instead of buying them outright, either funds projects or their marketing/localization to make them exclusive or feature packed for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. Expect more projects like Bayonetta 2 to be announced next year including a partnership that will cause huge shocks when it’s announced even worse than Bayonetta 2. My sources do not think it’s the wildly talked about Devil’s Third being a Wii U exclusive because most people have been buzzing about that and Nintendo is “keeping it extremely close to its chest”. – Nintendo’s core first party line up for E3 will be the next 3D Mario game that will be out by Holiday 2013, a next Zelda adventure for the Nintendo 3DS, a double dose of Kirby with the return of Tilt ‘n Tumble for Wii U and Kirby’s Pop Up Pannick for Nintendo 3DS, a new HD Yoshi’s Island game, Donkey Kong Land Returns for Nintendo 3DS, new Fatal Frame for Wii U, the new Retro Studios title which may or may not make Holiday 2013 and two new IPs. – There was a pitch at Retro Studios for a new Metroid game that I have no idea if was scrapped or if it was made into a full game. I do know the pitch was an FPA like the Prime games and it took in between Other M and Fusion. It was suppose to deal with an entire planet that in a conflict between the good guys and the Space Pirates caused a fracture in time that allowed half of the dead planet to come back to life including the dead Chozoo colony. It was suppose to deal with the mystery of the Chozoo, Samus upbringing and that the Chozoo were more war like than imagined. It was also suppose to feature Wii Motion Plus control along with two player co-op with the new Chozoo partner on the gamepad, allowing more crazy exploration and puzzle solving. Being isolated, together was the theme. Multiplayer is also planned. Besides working on that internal next-gen engine for Wii U and a smaller team for Donkey Kong Land Returns, we know that some of the pitches included an entirely new IP based around the GamePad, a revival of Raven Blade and a reboot of Mach Rider. – Mainline 3DS Pokemon game needs roughly two more years before it’s released. Uses a full 3D engine and will have a story dealing with a world wide crisis. A new Pokemon type will be introduced (has not been done since Gold and Silver) and while not as many new Pokemon as in past gens older Pokemon will get new abilities and forms. Will maximize the Nintendo 3DS use of 3D, StreetPass and online connectivity. The first NFC game for Wii U will be a next gen Battrio game coming out in all regions. What was confirmed true: 3D Mario for E3 Next LoZ game on the 3DS Donkey Kong on 3DS (Yes, it was a remake, but it's close as they stated Donkey Kong Land Returns) What was confirmed wrong: Next main Pokemon game is slated for release this year Keep in mind that this rumour was released in the public late 2012, so as they stated at the site itself, it could change, that's why some stuff are vaguely correct and a lot of other are wrong. IGN forums (from 100 Year Old Gamer) Warning: Spoilers inside! -Nintendo will air three to five Nintendo Directs before and around E3, starting on May 30 -3D Mario will be “huge, bigger than any Mario game to date” and looks “unlike anything you’ve ever seen” -Retro’s new game will be first person, futuristic, and something everyone wants them to do -When asked if “a certain Super Saiyan” would join Smash Bros (since Namco is involved), he said it “hasn’t been decided yet, but there is a chance” -Pokemon X and Y and Pokemon Rumble U news expected with no other Pokémon games revealed. -Yoshi Wii U is said to be a late 2013/early 2014 title. -Games said to be at the E3 showfloor include: 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Pikmin 3, W101, X, Mario and Luigi: Dream Team. -Capcom supposedly working on a Resident Evil remake from their back catalogue. -Nintendo wanting to continue Picross on Nintendo 3DS. -New Star Fox title, said to be more like Lylat Wars, expected this generation. -Star Wars expected on Wii U as “Disney likes the Wii U so far”. -Nintendo titles to use NFC – new IP from Nintendo. -New Animal Crossing expected, but “way off” for Wii U. -Nintendo tried to regain Banjo Kazooie but it didn’t work. -A Final Fantasy remake is being developed for Wii U. -Games that will use dual GamePad controllers will be announced. -New Legend of Zelda is said to feature a return for past races like the Gorons, Zoras plus new additional species to encounter. The game is also venturing into more “RPG-like” territory without “going full out RPG”, like Skyward Sword. -Wii U periperhals expected this year (to connect to the GamePad). -A New Nintendo Wii U is expected by the end of 2014 with more internal storage but Blu-ray is unknown. -A new Nintendo 3DS revision is expected, but not within the next two years. -Denies Wii U clock-speed increases. -Achievements and linked accounts said to be coming but “in a different way than anyone else does”. -Nintendo working on trying to get more engines supported by Wii U. -Nintendo are expected to show and highlight classic GameCube titles heading to Virtual Console. -Online multiplayer for classic Virtual Console games isn’t likely from Nintendo but “third parties will”. -Plans to release classic titles, like Xenoblade Chronicles, on the Wii U eShop is likely at some point. -The upcoming, untitled game from Retro Studios is said to be first-person, futuristic and “something everyone wants them to make”. Said to be working on a Donkey Kong track for Mario Kart Wii U. What was confirmed true: None What was confirmed wrong: First of the Nintendo Directs batches (supposing there are several) begin on June 11th, not May 30th 4chan (bluuuuuugh, but I had to mention all I could find -_-) Warning: Spoilers inside! What was confirmed true: None What confirmed wrong: None Please don't kill me for this one... I feel sour for posting this without me needing you to say anything -_- NeoGaf Warning: Spoilers inside! What was confirmed real: None What was confirmed wrong: None NeoGAF (2) Warning: Spoilers inside! Late May / First Week of June >Pre-NintE3do Direct: Wii U & Nintendo 3DS. Summary: Join us for our worldwide announcement of Nintendo’s E3 Expo plans for June 10th through June 13th. In this direct, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will clarify a few names, logos and release dates for upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software that we will be exhibiting at E3. Furthermore, Mr. Iwata-san will detail how our new E3 structure will work including software updates that will allow you to view Nintendo E3 information where ever you go. (Late May, first week of June.) June 10 >NintE3do Direct: Wii U & Nintendo 3DS Social Software. Summary: Welcome to our first ever Nintendo Direct from E3! Before we announce all of the video game software Nintendo plans to release this Summer and Holiday in 2013, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata would like to go into detail a list of software updates for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and how new social games and applications such as Wii Fit U and Mii Kabuki Theater will leverage those features in the following months. (June 10th) >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Wii U Zapper. Summary: In our first installment of Iwata’s Asks, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will interview hardware developers and key software developers at Nintendo R&D to how the Wii U Zapper was designed and created to expand the game-play potential of the Wii U GamePad. >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Disney Interactive Studios. Summary: In this Iwata Asks, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will talk to our friends at Disney Interactive, investigating how Disney’s newest properties such as Star Wars [unless EA is making a SW game for 3DS, then I'm not so sure about this], Disney Infinity and Planes will offer unique game-play experience on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. (June 10th) >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Ubisoft. Summary: In this Iwata Asks, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will interview Ubisoft President Yves Guillemot and the rest of the development staff at Ubisoft as they showcase the huge list of games Ubisoft will bring to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platform such as Watch_Dogs and Rayman Legends. (June 10th) >NintE3do Direct: Nintendo eShop Showcase: [I didn't feel this had enough ground to add into the article, I might post it in a future article.] June 11 >NintE3do Direct: Wii U Software Showcase. Summary: Welcome to the Nintendo Direct E3 Wii U Software Showcase. Nintendo Co Ltd. President and Nintendo of America CEO Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie will showcase brand new titles coming to the Wii U. First footage will be shown of Super Smash Bros, Super Mario Wii U, Mario Kart U, Yarn Yoshi, and Project X and more as well as key titles from our partnerships and third party software publishers. (June 11th) >NintE3do Direct: Nintendo 3DS Software Showcase. Summary: Welcome to the Nintendo Direct E3 Nintendo 3DS Software Showcase. Nintendo Co Ltd. President and Nintendo of America CEO Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie will showcase brand new titles coming to the Nintendo 3DS. More footage will be shown for The Legend of Zelda: Return to the Past, Mario Party 3D, Mario & Luigi’s Dream Team and Pokemon X & Y as well as key titles from our partnerships and third party software publishers. New unannounced titles for Nintendo 3DS will also be shown. (June 11th) >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Retro Studios: Summary: In this Iwata Asks, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will interview the talented people at Retro Studios as they go in depth on their latest game for Wii U that has been years in the making, a huge undertaking to create something nobody has seen before! (June 11th) >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Platinum Games. Summary: In this Iwata Asks, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will interview the Japanese hardcore gamer darling, Platinum Games, as they go deeper into how the Wii U gives the studio an amazing canvas to create fast paced, hard edged action games. New footage from The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2 and other projects will be spotlighted. (June 11th) >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Monolith Soft. Summary: In this Iwata Asks, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will interview Tetsuya Takahashi and the rest of the Monolith Soft staff on how the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS allows them to dream and design bigger than ever before. New footage from Monolith Soft Wii U and Nintendo 3DS projects will be shown. (June 11th) >NintE3do Direct: Super Smash Bros Direct. Summary: Welcome to the first ever Super Smash Bros Direct! In this first episode, Super Smash Bros creator and President of Sora Ltd. Masahiro Sakurai will give a detailed tour of the game’s new mechanics as well as the relationship between the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game. New footage from both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will be shown. (June 11th) >NintE3do Direct: Miyamoto’s Inside Story. Summary: In this special Nintendo Direct, join legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto as well as General Manager of EAD Software Development Department Takashi Tezuka, Nintendo EAD Tokyo Development Group Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, Mario Kart Producer Hideki Konno, Pikmin Producer Hiroyuki Kimura and Legend of Zelda Series Director Eiji Aonuma as they explore the workings of Miyamoto’s design philosophy in the newest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games announced at E3 2013. (June 11th) June 12 >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Activision. Summary: In this Iwata Asks, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will interview Activision CEO Bobby Kotick as they review all the amazing games Activison will bring to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms from Call of Duty Ghosts to Skylanders: Swap Force and more! (June 12th) >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Capcom. Summary: In this Iwata Asks, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata will interview Yoshinori Ono as they dish out news of Capcom’s new endeavors on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. (June 12th) >NintE3do Direct: TOP SECRET IWATA ASKS– June 12th– Summary: [Not enough ground] >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Square Enix– June 12th– Summary: [Not enough ground] >NintE3do Direct: Iwata Asks Sega– June 12th– Summary: [Not enough ground] >NintE3do Direct: TOP SECRET IWATA ASKS– June 12th– Summary: [Not enough ground] June 13 >NintE3do Direct: Pokemon Direct– June 13th– Summary: Welcome to the newest installment of Pokemon Direct. In this edition, Pokemon Game Director Junichi Masuda will give us an in-depth look into the brave new world of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y for the Nintendo 3DS. New Pokemon will be revealed and new game-play mechanics never seen before in the series will be featured. >NintE3do Direct: Nintendo E3 2013 Conclusion– June 13th Summary: Thank you all for tuning in to the Nintendo E3 2013 Direct Experience. Before we close shop, Nintendo Co Ltd. President Satoru Iwata would like to express his thanks for those who support Nintendo with our Wii U and Nintendo 3DS products as well as recap all the biggest highlights and buzz from you, our fans. What was confirmed true: None What was confirmed wrong: The first Nintendo Direct will be on the 11th, not before it. IGN (again) Warning: Spoilers inside! -Retro is working on a new IP What was confirmed true: None What was confirmed wrong: None GameFAQS Warning: Spoilers inside! Note: This rumour is about Monolith Soft's X -Play as one of four character classes, including Soldier, Ethertech, Medic, or Elite -Pilot the Archetype Defense System, which are mechanical suits -Play online with up to three other players -Explore lush environments, including valleys, dark caves, mountain peaks and temples in an open world -Navigate menus seamlessly with the Wii U GamePad What was confirmed true: None What was confirmed wrong: None Let your speculations run wild!