At E3, Nintendo announced new Wii U games like Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Wii Party U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Super Smash Bros. But there’s more to come, according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
“At the start of the E3 show this year, we announced our Wii U software lineup until 2014 mainly through Nintendo Direct, rather than holding a large-scale presentation as we did in previous years,” Iwata told shareholders during Nintendo’s 73rd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. “However, we did not announce all of the games to be released during this period.”
E3 is for fans eager for information on “so-called traditional games,” Iwata said. “Therefore, we first tried to inform consumers of the software lineup to relieve those who might think that they should have waited to buy Wii U until more games were released or those who might be concerned whether the software lineup will be really be enriched in the future.”
According to Iwata, there are “brand-new types of games” in development that Nintendo doesn’t want to announce until we’re closer to release.
“On the other hand, when it comes to brand-new types of games, we have to announce them not too far in advance of the actual release dates in order to have a strong impact in the market and minimize the chance of others introducing similar or competing products,” Iwata said. “We are working on new types of games, but we would like to announce them much closer to their actual release timings for this reason.”
Read the full meeting transcript here.