The golden age of video game classics like “Star Fox,” the first “Sims” and “The Legend of Zelda” are no longer lost in our nostalgic brains. The 2014 E3 conference presented all of these games and more to tickle the inner child (or teen) in all of us.
Even with the announcements of newer, faster and better games for the Xbox One and Playstation 4, Nintendo, Microsoft and EA did not disappoint with their updates to throwbacks. Some of these games won’t have fans waiting long for their release: EA’s “Sims 4” comes out September 2014, and features new character and house-building tools. Other games announced included a new “Tomb Raider” and a compilation of all the “Halo” games, including the newest one (both by Microsoft).
Nintendo’s throwback took the cake at E3. “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U” was unveiled, which will now let gamers play as practically any character from plenty of game universes (even Pac-Man has joined the mix – let’s hope his special moves are more innovative than ghost-eating!); the company also announced the new “The Legend of Zelda” game that has yet to be named, but will cause fans much anticipation before its release in 2015.
The biggest announcement by Nintendo was its reveal of a new “Star Fox” game that will incorporate all of the newest features of the Wii U’s controller. Fans should be excited for this one: it’s been nearly a decade since the last “Star Fox” installment came to Nintendo consoles.
The “throwback comeback” of anything is trendy right now, with video games being no exception. Time to ready the consoles, gamers – there’s plenty to look forward to in these next few months!
(Story via Mashable)