In lieu of a "live" presentation at E3, Nintendo once again (as they did in 2013) chose to stream a pre-made video for their big show. This time they are calling it a "Digital Event" instead of a "Nintendo Direct". How it is different… it wasn't that obvious.
The first game up was the already announced Super Smash Bros, confirming that the game will be compatible with the NFC figurines, now known as Amiibo. Amiibo will be compatible with several upcoming games besides Smash Bros, such as Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10, and others) New Smash characters were also announced which utilize your Mii (avatar-like characters) and are called Mii Fighters. There will be three types, a brawler, a swordfighter, and a gunner. Smash Bros for 3DS has been pushed back from Summer to October 3 and the Wii U version is slated for a holiday release.
The next game up was Yoshi's Wooly World formerly known unofficially as Yarn Yoshi, which takes the little dinosaur into an all new yarn in 2015. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker takes one of the components from Super Mario 3D World and expands it to its own game coming out holiday 2014. Both of these games will be Amiibo compatible.
A short tease of the Legend of Zelda for Wii U (no final title yet) was shown, giving people their first look at the world and new look for Link. Legend of Zelda Wii U is another 2015 title. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Saphire had a trailer and will be out November 21, 2014 on the 3DS. A new trailer for Bayonetta 2 was then shown with a couple of small surprises. The first Bayonetta will also be included in the game, and there will be some Nintendo costumes that Bayonetta can wear.
More Link! Hyrule Warriors, the action game developed by the folks who make the Dynasty Warrior games, was discussed and will be on shelves September 26, 2014. Kirby will have a game on Wii U which looks a lot like the old DS game Kirby: Canvas Curse, but is now clay-like and called Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. The curse will hit in 2015.
The mysterious X game from Monolith Soft finally gets a title and a lot more mecha. The game is now known as Xenoblade Chronicles X and will be out in 2015. The rumors were true, there will be a Mario Maker "game" where you can design your own Super Mario type courses, also due in 2015. A new ip from Nintendo involves squids that can swim through ink that also turn into humans with ink weapons. It's an 8-player online action game called Splatoon, and yes is out in 2015.
A "one more thing" announcement adds Kid Icarus' goddess Palutena to Smash Bros. Also hints at a Dark Pit appearance. On top of that "one more thing" by Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Amie, Shigeru Miyamoto also was shown playing a game that appeared to be (it was blurred out) a new Starfox (yeah it was spoiled already). He promised more information later in the day.
The news did not stop with the digital event. Soon after the presentation was over, video streams discussing other projects soon were streaming on Nintendo's Twitch channel and elsewhere on the internet.
The entire Nintendo Digital Event video can be viewed here: