I don't know how they could put this on the screen and not expect everyone to thing super smash bros: https://twitter.com/jeffgerstmann/status/210033464001576963/photo/1/large
That's what got me really bummed. I was expecting that kind of an announcement, and it ended up being...Nintendoland? The show started off with a real banger: Pikmin 3, and Miyamoto being him, which can steal anyone's cynicism! People have been calling for that for a while, and that was awesome. Then there was some Mario Bros. stuff, which is pretty old at this point. Then fitness. Then music. And apps. And mini games. It all came crashing down. I still, foolishly, held hope that they would announce a new smash bros. game, because what else could that image be? Oh, wait? It's over? Instant disappointment, my heart sank, and I hit rock bottom. Major disappointment, and that's how Nintendo fooled me again. At the beginning of the show, I was thinking I might actually want to buy one of these.
The show got me way more excited about the 3DS than anything else. Paper Mario and Luigi's Mansion are way more exciting than mini games and a new old new super mario bros game. And hell, there are like, 5 of them on the 3DS, right? And a bunch of old super mario bros games on the 3DS virtual console?