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!
- [0:03] E3 2015 In Photos
- [0:13] E3 2015: Runbow will add online multiplayer and Adventure mode (ShackNews)
- [0:15] E3 2015: Typoman Announced As Wii U Exclusive (Indie Game Magazine)
- [0:20] FAST Racing NEO Details Finally Exit The Garage (Nintendo Life)
- [0:24] Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Created By Burnout Studio Criterion (Nintendo Life)
- [0:35] Mutant Mudds Super Challenge to Feature 20 Secret Characters (GoNintendo)
- [0:37] SteamWorld Heist Confirmed For Fall, Will Debut On 3DS (Nintendo World Report)
- [0:53] Nintendo Explains Why You Can’t Upload Mario Maker Creation Videos Directly To YouTube (GameInformer.com)
- [1:14] E3 2015: Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Has a PVP Mode (IGN)
- [1:21] Everything We Could Find Out About That New Metroid Game (Kotaku)
- [1:28] Nintendo’s Dull E3 Showcase Sparks Backlash From Fans (Bloomberg)
- [1:35] Nintendo’s Reggie Talks Metroid, Amiibo, And (Of Course) Mother 3 (Kotaku)
- [1:41] Nintendo’s President on Yo-Kai Watch, Amiibo, and the Future (IGN)
- [1:52] Nintendo of America Stays Quiet About Devil’s Third (Nintendo World Report)
- [1:59] Nintendo’s Fils-Aime: Current state of VR isn’t fun (Polygon)
- [2:07] Fire Emblem Fates will include same-sex marriage, Nintendo confirms (Polygon)
- [0:08] Runbow (Official Site)
- [0:15] Typoman (Official Site)
- [0:20] FAST Racing NEO (Official Site)
- [0:31] Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge (Official Site)
- [0:37] SteamWorld Heist (Official Site)
- [0:43] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo.com E3 Game Page)
- [0:58] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo.com E3 Game Page)
- [1:02] The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (Nintendo.com E3 Game Page)
- [1:18] Metroid Prime: Federation Force (Nintendo.com E3 Game Page)
- [1:41] Yo-Kai Watch (Nintendo.com E3 Game Page)
- [1:52] Devil’s Third (IGN Game Page)
- [2:07] Fire Emblem Fates (Nintendo.com E3 Game Page)
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.