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Nintendo's E3 2015 event highlights: Super Mario Maker, Star Fox Zero and More

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has been an anomaly at E3 in recent years. The company does not compete against Sony and Microsoft at the annual event and rather prefer to host its own smaller events across the year dubbed as Nintendo Direct.

This year, we saw an E3 edition of its Nintendo Direct. While other console makers and game publishers preferred to go with E3 conference live, the Nintendo Direct was shot earlier and released on Tuesday. Here's what was significant during Nintendo's special E3 Nintendo Direct.

1. Super Mario Maker will let you make your own Mario gamelevels

We know that level creation tools in games are an old thing but with Nintendo entering the fray with Super Mario Maker, the gamers are set to take notice. This Wii U exclusive will allow the gamers craft a slew of levels based on the side-scrolling Mario games, ranging from the classic Super Mario Bros. all the way up to New Super Mario Bros. U.

2. Star Fox Zero is being co-developed by PlatinumGames

This is the latest entry in space shooter series of the Kyoto-based company. It features anthropomorphic animals, Star Fox, which is s being co-developed by PlatinumGames, the studio behind cult classics like Vanquish and Bayonetta. Star Fox Zero will sport both single and multiplayer modes and feature heavy use of the Wii U gamepad, giving you a cockpit view of the action.

3. Xenoblade Chronicles X has a release date

X is helmed by the team responsible for Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii and 3DS and it is said that many go for a Wii U due to X. On Tuesday, a fantastic trailer replete with giant robots ducking it out was shown by Nintendo. And release date of the game was also finally released. You will be able to buy this much anticipated Japanese role-playing game on December 12 this year.