E3 2013 Round Up: Retro Gaming Heroes Make A Return

E3-2013-Round-Up-Old-Faces-Modern-GamesTo think that Mega Man, Killer Instinct, Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy, to name but a few, all made prominent appearances at E3 is quite something for any retro gamer. With plenty of mind-blowing revelations and announcements made at this year, we felt it was time to recap on the many neo-retro promises made.

Needless to say it was Nintendo offering the most retro-friendly content, showcasing plenty of their old series with new licks of paint. In comparison Sony and Microsoft had little to lure in the hardcore retro gamers, however, the suggestion that the PlayStation 4 would provide Sony's back catalogue over the cloud was reassuring.

But enough talk. We're enlisting YouTube to once again recall these significant retro gaming moments of E3 2013.

Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Wii U)

Donkey Kong Country - Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Wii U)

Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD (PS Vita)

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Nintendo Wii U)

Killer Instinct (Microsoft Xbox One)

Pokemon X & Y (Nintendo 3DS)

Super Smash Bros (Nintendo Wii U & 3DS)

Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo Wii U)

Pikmin 3 (Nintendo Wii U)

Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo 3DS)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS)

Last Updated ( 13 June 2013 )  


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+1 (Link to this comment) handfulofbits 2013-06-11 19:15
Personally, I'm happy with this.
+1 (Link to this comment) suedehatbats 2013-06-11 23:11
All this combined makes me a happy camper. But Mega Man... that made me gasp, then scream like a girl. That... was... beautiful. Finally, Mega Man in Smash Bros.
(Link to this comment) jamalais 2013-06-12 19:45
Did anyone see that new game X for Wii U looked pretty sweet by the guys who did Xenoblade Chronicles

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