Nintendo Teases E3 Surprises for 'Core Gamers'

Though Nintendo has been uncharacteristically mum as to its upcoming Wii and Nintendo DS releases, the company has stated that it will soon reveal several new games that should entice hardcore gamers.

"We will be announcing several new titles that core gamers will be interested in around the time of E3," public relations director Marc Franklin told GamePro.

This year's E3 Media & Business Summit runs from July 15-17. Though no games have been revealed, rumors suggest the company may unveil an online Animal Crossing title, a new Kid Icarus game, and/or an entirely new franchise.

Despite many attributing the success of the Wii and Nintendo DS to a focus on casual-oriented titles such as Wii Fit and Brain Training (DS), Franklin maintained that "core gamers" represent an extremely important audience to Nintendo.

Nintendo marketing VP Cammie Dunaway made a similar statement, claiming that "Nintendo has something for everyone," following the recent arrival of the May software sale figures, which saw a mix of seven traditional and casual-oriented Nintendo titles rank among the ten best-selling games of the month.