Episode 101: E3 2015 Hands-On

On June 28, 2015 by Jason Rechtman and Jose Angel Salado

Episode 101: E3 2015 Hands-On

E3 is so massive it takes two full episodes to cover it all. In Episode 100, we shared our takes on all of Nintendo’s game announcements. And in this episode of the Random Nintendo Podcast, we go hands-on with many of those very titles. We kick off the show with impressions of five of the biggest indie games coming to the eShop: Runbow, Typoman, FAST Racing NEO, Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge, and SteamWorld Heist. From there, it’s all about Nintendo’s own games as we share impressions of Super Mario Maker, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, and Metroid Prime: Blast Ball. We then look at the business side of E3, discussing comments from Nintendo about the end of amiibo shortages, their big plans for Yo-Kai Watch, and the company’s stance on virtual reality.

This episode also marks the beginning our new Summer Giveaway Series! In celebration of our recent 100-episode milestone, we’re giving away great prizes – from games to gift cards – all summer long. Every episode of the podcast will include a new contest, starting with your chance to win a sealed Robin amiibo right here, right now. To enter, just leave a comment below letting us know which E3 game you’re most excited to play. Be sure to also follow @RandomNintendo on Twitter and retweet this tweet for an additional entry. We’ll announce the winner and our second giveaway during our next episode, so make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss it.

As always, we’ve also included links below for more information on the news and games discussed in this episode. Each link also lists a time stamp so you can easily find the segments that most interest you. Enjoy!



Official Contest Rules: All registrants must be a resident of the United States of America and age 13 or older. The contest begins on June 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on July 12, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. Visitors may enter the contest once by leaving a comment below. You can also enter the contest, or gain an additional entry, by retweeting a designated tweet posted by the @RandomNintendo Twitter account. One (1) winner will be chosen at random and receive the following prize: one (1) Robin amiibo (MSRP: $12.99). Random Nintendo staff members may not participate in this contest. Random Nintendo reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. The winner will be chosen at random on July 13, announced in Episode 102 of the Random Nintendo Podcast, and then notified via email.

28 Responses to “Episode 101: E3 2015 Hands-On”

  • Micah wrote on June 28, 2015 at 9:31 pm:

    The game I’m most excited to play that was at E3, was defiantly No Man’s Sky.

  • Jaclyn Reynolds wrote on June 29, 2015 at 4:26 am:

    Metroid Prime: Federation Force is one I’ll be picking up!

  • Soul_Dwelling wrote on June 29, 2015 at 9:54 am:

    Super Mario Maker: design my own courses–then fail to finish them because they are way too difficult.

  • Luis wrote on June 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm:

    Yoshis Wooly World, I seriously can’t wait for this game!

  • Angelo wrote on July 1, 2015 at 5:36 pm:

    I put around 175 hours into awalening and even beat it on lunatic plus classic with no deaths. I’m buying this day 1 digital for sure so I can keep it with me.

  • Drew wrote on July 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm:

    Super Mario Maker

  • Michael Rose wrote on July 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm:

    Dat fallout 4

  • Timothy Button wrote on July 2, 2015 at 9:00 am:

    Definitely Super Mario Maker. That game looks awesome!!

  • Roy wrote on July 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm:

    Super Mario Maker. Big 2D mario fan here.

  • Daniel Melendez wrote on July 2, 2015 at 10:41 pm:

    Mario Maker by far

  • Gram wrote on July 3, 2015 at 6:26 am:

    I’m most excited for Fallout 4. I never preorder, but I preordered this. The expensive version at that.

  • Joel wrote on July 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm:

    I’m most excited for Metal Gear Solid 5! It looks amazing!

  • Justin Moore wrote on July 4, 2015 at 11:10 pm:

    Most excited for Fallout 4, cant wait.

  • olin wrote on July 5, 2015 at 5:31 pm:

    mario maker looks great, bettter each time I hear more.

  • hsith wrote on July 6, 2015 at 3:42 pm:

    Super Mario maker it was the Surprise of the year, and my most anticipated game.

  • alexgo wrote on July 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm:

    Has to be The Last Guardian. It is finally coming!!!

  • Brian King wrote on July 6, 2015 at 9:12 pm:

    i’m ready to give Federation force a chance. I think it will be better than we all give it credit for at this point

  • Ryan Wong wrote on July 7, 2015 at 1:26 am:

    Fallout 4… can’t wait to spend some bottlecaps.

  • Draginite wrote on July 7, 2015 at 6:46 am:

    I’m hoping Horizon: Zero Dawn continues to look as good as it did at E3. Besides that, I’ve got immense day-1 hype for MGSV and Fallout 4.

  • hestar69 wrote on July 7, 2015 at 10:40 am:

    Sony: FF7 remake for sure!. Love the FF series and I can’t believe were finally getting a remake of one of the best games ever made!

    Nintendo:Super Mario maker..I can’t wait to play levels other people make!

    Microsoft:Rare replay..30 games for 30.00? sign me up!

  • Kilvas wrote on July 7, 2015 at 11:10 am:

    NieR New Project came out of nowhere and stole the show for me. I don’t know why Taro Yoko keeps getting work, and I don’t care. I want anything he touches.

  • neokombat wrote on July 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm:

    I am looking forward to Genei Ibun Roku X FE(shin megami tensei cross fire emblem) I have played both video game franchises and look forward to see how they plan to localize the game.

  • Josh wrote on July 8, 2015 at 4:48 am:

    Im most excited for super mario maker. Having 100 packed in levels plus the possibility for endless downloaded levels is amazing! Thanks for the great podcast guys!

  • Andrew wrote on July 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm:

    I’m excited to play star fox zero! I remember doing so many barrel rolls on the n64. Mario Maker is a close second though. So much nostalgia love!

  • Marcelo Gonzalez wrote on July 11, 2015 at 5:06 am:

    Im so exited to place those games i cant wait

  • Karl Besser wrote on July 11, 2015 at 8:41 am:

    My son and I are excited for Super Mario Maker!!

  • junedogg wrote on July 13, 2015 at 11:32 am:

    Mario maker!

  • Jason Rechtman
    Jason Rechtman wrote on July 13, 2015 at 11:38 am:

    Thanks for entering our Robin giveaway, everyone! We’ll be announcing the winner in Episode 102, which will be available soon. Stay tuned!

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