Nintendo and Sony are exchanging blows with their handheld devices, Nintendo striking first with the 3DS, Sony hitting back with the Vita, and now Nintendo throwing down with the 3DS XL. But where was all the software? I mean, there were some handheld titles at E3 this year (I personally spent a good deal of time with LittleBigPlanet PS Vita), but we had to search for them. The press conferences this year hardly even mentioned either handheld, which is a shame because they both have excellent titles in the pipe. Are Sony and Nintendo throwing in the towel on their handheld support? Don't play with my heart like that, guys.
I admit this is a pipe dream, but how cool would it have been if Mega Man would have had this surprisingly massive presence at E3 this year? I mean, the series' 25th anniversary is this December, and we want to celebrate. Give us playable Mega Man in UMvC3 (not just an alternate costume for Zero, here. The Blue Bomber deserves better.) Bring Back Mega Man Legends 3. Revive Mega Man Universe. Hell, give us an 8-bit Mega Man 11. Just do something so we hardcore Mega Fans can stop being so angry at you, Capcom.
Okay, so I completely get it. The Wonderbook has the potential to usher in a new era of interactive storybooks. That's awesome for the kiddies. Unfortunately, it probably wasn't ready to be shown off by the time E3 rolled around. The tech wasn't working very well during the stage performance, and it was undeniably awkward to see how much trouble people were having getting the thing to respond. Sony had this incredible stage presence this year, but their whole conference took a temporary nose dive during the Wonderbook portion. Thankfully, they were able to finish with a bang with some impressive footage from The Last of Us, but that wasn't enough to erase the embarrassment-by-proxy we were feeling during the misadventures of the Wonderbook.