The following editorial was written by Sara Harding, a new member of the Nintendo Gal team.
It’s that time of the year again: the Electonic Entertainment Expo is coming to town, and they will have a full house this year. Nintendo is expected to steal the show, however, with its Wii U and 3DS consoles. Some of the games we want to see are…
– With the success of the virtual pet emulators came My Pet Zombie, where you feed, play and watch over your very own pet zombie! With this quirky twist should come other games, like My Pet Dinosaur, My Pet Aquatic Sea Life, and My Pet Legendary Monsters! I think it would exciting to add these titles to the brand, and they would be a lot of fun for younger kids.
– Nintendo also has a wide array of educational games to help with math, Spanish and other subjects. I think it would be great to add more games of this nature, such as additional languages, and to make the titles even more challenging as you progress. This would be a good way to incorporate video games and education, and with the addition of the 3D software, simple things like molecular structure and wide areas of space could be manipulated and would provide a clearer understanding of formation and structure.
– I would love more RPG games for the 3DS. I think they’re so much fun, and it almost surprises me that Nintendo doesn’t delve more into it. With the craze over MMORPG and 3DS’ Internet capabilities, a good RPG could prove successful for the company, especially if it incorporated online play.
– We can do a lot with it; it’s a powerful little machine. I can see a lot of mini-game packs being sold for it, small boxes that will come with five or ten games that are a lot of fun, much like Wii Sports.
– At the same time, I would love to see a multitude of puzzle games for it, especially with the touch screen capabilities. Basically, I would like to see it being used much like the DS was for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. I want to be able to draw on it, twist it 90 degrees, dance with it, sing to it, and have all of those actions mean something in the game.
These are what I want to see from Nintendo this year, and with the Wii U and 3DS taking their first baby steps, I’m sure what we see will be nothing short of impressive.