The calm before the E3 storm.
Zack Kaplan, Associate Editor -
Gee it sure is boring around here. Zelda quotes aside, not much happened this month. In the hype for E3 I tried not to become too hyped. Setting expectations low was the overall theme of May and 2013 in general for me. I don't even remember what I played on my Wii U this month. Considering no games (that I was interested in) came out. I mean come on Resident Evil, WOOF!
Justin Berube, Features Editor -
May was one of the slowest months of the year as far as Nintendo news goes. It really was the calm before the E3 storm. Luckily, I had the chance to enjoy Donkey Kong Country Returns again as it released on the 3DS with a few new levels.
We also learned that SwapNote would be coming to North America by the end of the Summer. Yep, that definitely happened.
Andrew Brown, Australia Correspondent -
Despite a slow news month and a lack of noteworthy main release games, May gave us something that I had been wanting since the addition of 3DS Virtual Console - the release of the two "Oracle" games in the Legend of Zelda series. Finally, those with both a Wii and a 3DS could say they could play every game in the series on their current consoles. Now we just need Wii U to catch up to the Wii...
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