In the build up to E3 2013 we've been looking at some of the biggest moments of past E3 conferences and Nintendo Direct broadcasts but now it's time to look forward to next week's show and it promises to be a cracker. We don't have to worry about how Nintendo will present a new console and given that there is no large press conference, the phoney 'who won E3' battle needn't be debated. Instead, we can get excited about the most important thing. The games.
For it is the games that sell consoles. You can have the best, most innovative features in the world but, as we've discovered in the last few months, it's no good if you don't have enough great games to play on it. From Pikmin 3 onwards, we've been assured that Nintendo will have a steady stream of new Wii U games for the rest of the year.
And what games. We know that Nintendo will be showing off Mario Kart Wii U, Smash Bros and the new 3D Mario game during Nintendo Direct but other than that, nothing has been confirmed for the show.
So, these are the games we're most looking forward to seeing next week. Not all of them have been confirmed for the show. Just so you know before you start telling everyone that Zelda Wii U will definitely be at E3 2013!
Anyway, on with the biggest games of E3 2013.
If you've listened to the ONM podcast you'll know that this is the game that Joe ONM is most looking forward to. And for good reason. This Viewtiful Joe meets Pikmin strategy action game looks, well, wonderful.
Set for release in August, it looks like the perfect game to play after you've completed Pikmin 3 in the proceeding month. Both games involve you gathering together a small army of characters and attacking an enemy. In Pikmin it's little walking vegetables and here it's superheroes going by names such as Bonzai Man, Vending Machine Man and Toilet Bowl Man.
Pikmin 3 may also be at the show but seeing as we haven't seen a new trailer of The Wonderful 101 since January, it's this game that we're looking forward to catching a glimpse of again. With your characters locked in battle with massive robots, armed with touchscreen enabled sword and guns, it is ridiculously exciting.