Splatoon (Wii U)
Nintendo had a cracking show, bringing a wealth of great games and its new line of ‘Amiibo’ figures. While Zelda captured the fiercest excitement during Nintendo’s video stream, it was brand new game Splatoon that impressed the most on the show floor. It’s ostensibly an online shooter, but instead of bullets, you use paint to splatter your foes, instead of ‘kills’ being the most important score, you have to cover the floor with your team’s color. The more color, the speedier you can get around the map by turning into a squid and swimming through the goo. Smart, fresh, fun.