New Mario Games
It's an obvious thing to hope for, but let's face facts: it's been a year and a half since Super Mario Galaxy came out, and it's still the best game on the Wii. If Nintendo is serious about re-engaging with its hardcore audience, it needs to give them some modern classics. A new Mario adventure could be a big step in the right direction, and it would give Nintendo a fine centrepiece for its presentation in LA. We're hoping for at least a trailer, or some sign that plumber-platforming is still on the company's to-do list. While we're at it, a new DS game would be nice too.
He's small, he wears green clothes and he's a bit of a metrosexual, but gamers everywhere love Link to bits. To an even greater extent than a new Mario game, the Wii is long overdue for a fresh Zelda adventure. We know that it's a question of "When" rather than "If", but if Nintendo keeps shtum next month then expect more than a few disgruntled grumbles. To be fair, we're almost certain to hear something - the real question is "What will it be like?". Miyamoto himself has said that the series needs new ideas, so with any luck we'll get a whiff of a new flavour or direction for the wandering adventurer. Hopefully he'll speak this time, and he'll be voiced by either Sir Ben Kingsley or Graham Norton. Oh, and though it goes without saying, we want more details of Spirit Tracks on the DS - the newly announced follow-up to Phantom Hourglass.
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