E3 2015 has been one of the most exciting renditions of the annual video game trade show in years. With a heavy focus on new games (and the return of some old favorites), there were less earth-shattering announcements than usual, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a number of big surprises that many didn’t see coming. If these 10 big reveals are any indication, the next few years are shaping up to be an exciting time for gaming.
10. Skylanders/Amiibo Crossover Figures
The so-called “toys to life” market has exploded in the last few years thanks to the popularity of Activision’s Skylanders games and toys, and Nintendo’s highly-sought after amiibo figures. Seeing as these two companies are engaged in a pretty competitive battle for the gamers’ toy shelves, it was odd to see Nintendo announce Donkey Kong and Bowser crossover figurines for the upcoming Skylanders: Superchargers game. Combined with Nintendo’s announcement earlier this year that they were partnering with mobile developer DeNA to make games for mobile devices, it looks like the traditionally isolationist Nintendo is becoming more willing to share their brands with other companies in the gaming space.