E3 Overview: Day 1

As things wrap up in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Logitech is here to report on the biggest news to come out of the first day of E3.

Zelda and Star Fox to Get New Games

Nintendo had their major announcements today, with one of the most breathtaking being a new Legend of Zelda title for 2015. The yet-unnamed WiiU game has an open world akin to Skyrim and allows players to take on quests in whatever order they choose, much like the original Zelda for NES. Star Fox is also to get a game for the WiiU as well, though details are few. Shigeru Miyamoto is working on the project, with only VIPs allowed to learn about the game.

Super Smash Bros Aims for Competition

With professional eSports teams such as Cloud 9 investing in the Nintendo fighter, designing the game for the eSports circuit is crucial. The much-loved GameCube controllers are not natively supported with the WiiU, but a $20 peripheral launched the same day as the new Super Smash Bros will allow 4 controllers to be used. New GameCube controllers will be up for sale, so you don’t have to use your decade-old hardware.

Lady Paultena, the goddess of the Kid Icarus games, was also announced as a playable character. Miis, avatars that you create, can also fight, allowing players to pick their specialties and movesets.

Nintendo Announces NFC Toys

Much like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, players will now be able to buy physical toys with RFID technology to improve their game experiences. Amiibo uses an NFC reader inside the WiiU gamepad to detect the toy, which can be used to put the character into the game. There was no word if this would be critical for Super Smash Bros, but it would allow players to have an ally or a computer-controlled enemy. They will be usable for 3DS and other games, such as Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10 and the newly announced Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Yoshi’s Woolly World.

Doom is Getting a New Game

The famous FPS series is going to get a new installment, but players will have to wait for Bethesda’s own Quakecon to get the full details. There’s no word on whether or not that this is Doom 4, which has been in development for over 5 years and has yet to receive a release date.

Tomorrow will have announcements on multiple new games, so stay tuned for more E3 coverage!