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E3 2016

This week’s issue of Famitsu has a feature on E3 2016. In its piece, the magazine asked a slew of Japanese developers to list the games or announcements that impressed them the most.

Many of those included in Famitsu’s poll chose Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That includes Suda51, Final Fantasy producer Shinji Hashimoto, NieR creator Taro Yoko, and more.

Find the full results after the break.

Nintendo scored huge wins from the E3 2016 Game Critics Awards. Today, it was announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was chosen as “Best of Show”, beating out Battlefield 1, Dishonored 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sea of Thieves, and Titanfall 2. The upcoming NX and Wii U title also won “Best Console Game” and “Best Action/Adventure Game”.

There was one other Nintendo-related winner as well. Skylanders Imaginators was voted on as “Best Family Game”.

The E3 2016 Game Critics Awards have been an annual tradition for well over a decade. Representatives from major global media outlets make up the lineup of judges, including GameSpot, Game Informer, TIME, and much more.

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Each year, titles shown at E3 are nominated for the Game Critics Awards. Judges consist of representatives from major global media outlets that cover the gaming business, including GameSpot, Game Informer, TIME, and much more.

As for this year’s nominees, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is included in a few categories. It’s being considered for “Best of Show”, “Best Console Game”, and “Best Action/Adventure Game”. LEGO Dimensions, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Skylanders Imaginators also have a chance to win “Best Family Game”.

You can find the full lineup of categories and nominees here.

Nintendo opened up a special Miiverse community for its presence at E3 2016 where fans could discuss everything that happened in Los Angeles. Obviously, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was by far the most talked about game in this community. This Thursday, June 30th, Nintendo is closing that Miiverse community again – so if you want to get any posts in, do it now.

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Data analytics company Fancensus has offered further insight into E3 buzz with a new video sent out today. It reinforces the success that Zelda: Breath of the Wild experienced having been the most talked about game on Twitter, the most website coverage received, and most front page website placement. Aside from Zelda, Nintendo was one of the most viewed YouTube channels.

Here’s the full recap from Fancensus:

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Just a week ago we were talking about what we wanted from Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Nintendo as a whole at this year’s E3. And now… it’s over! With everything so fresh, it’s a good time to talk about it all.

There’s no question that Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the highlight at E3. Nintendo kicked off the show with a trailer, followed by hours of coverage on the Treehouse stream. The game was a very hot commodity at E3. Even though Nintendo’s entire booth was dedicated to Breath of the Wild, that wasn’t enough to prevent massive lines.

Aside from Breath of the Wild, there was quite a bit more to Nintendo’s E3 than we would have thought a few weeks ago. A brand new 3DS action-RPG, Ever Oasis, was announced. We also heard about new amiibo, Mario Party: Star Rush, BoxBoxBoy! in the west, and Rhythm Heaven Megamix even had a stealth launch on the North American 3DS eShop. There were also release dates and coverage of games like Paper Mario: Color Splash and Dragon Quest VII.

With everything that happened at E3, what’s your reaction? What do you think of Zelda: Breath of the Wild thus far? If you have any thoughts about Nintendo at E3, be sure to tell us in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: Nintendo at E3 2016

We’ve seen all sorts of data pop up over the past week when its comes to E3 and the most popular games of the show. ListenFirst has now determined that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the top game based on an analysis of Internet search results this week.

As for the most popular studios, ListenFirst has the following lineup:

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XSEED is publishing Exile’s End on the Wii U eShop later this year. Check out the game’s E3 trailer below.

At the end of each E3, we usually find out when the following year’s show will take place. That’s no different this time around. The ESA has made it known that E3 2017 will take place between June 13 and June 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

As for this year’s E3, 50,300 people attended the expo. This is a 3.6 percent drop year-over-year. In 2015, 52,200 people attended E3.

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD’s E3 2016 is now live. Per usual, you can watch it below.