Last saturday was the beginning of E3 and the start of one of the biggest events for gamers all around the world. Hundreds of thousands of people tuned into the various conferences to get a first peak at what gaming has to offer in the coming months and years. Whether you're a console gamer or pc gamer, there is much to look forward to. With new games and tech coming, it's hard not to get excited. However, the day Nintendo fans were truly waiting for, was today.
For the past few years, Nintendo has decided to skip doing a live conference at E3, and just do Nintendo directs. This has worked well for them in the past, with fans almost always being satisfied with their showcase. This year, however, people were worried. It was announced that they would be doing a "Spotlight" instead and that it would only be roughly 25 minutes.
Nintendo fans wondered how they could possibly deliver enough games and content in what would be the shortest presentation at E3. But, in true Nintendo fashion, they delivered. Not only did they reveal two new Metroid games (Metroid Prime 4, and Metroid: Samus Returns), they showed a lot of new gameplay, and a release date for Super Mario Odyssey (October 27th, 2017).
Now there is way too much to go into detail about what they showed, so here's a list, along with confirmed release dates and windows for everything they showed.
-Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Holiday 2017 - Switch)
-Kirby (2018 - Switch)
- A new core rpg Pokemon title (TBA - Switch)
- Metroid Prime 4 (TBA - Switch)
- Yoshi (2018 - Switch)
-Fire Emblem Warriors (Holiday 2017 - Switch)
-Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Master Trials DLC Pack (June 30th 2017 - Switch)
-Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions Ballad DLC Pack (Holiday 2017 - Switch)
- Brand new Breath of the Wild (Coming soon), Super Mario Odyssey (October 27th), Fire Emblem (Coming Soon), and Metroid (Coming Soon) Amiibos
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (August 29th, 2017 - Switch)
-Rocket League (Holiday 2017 - Switch)
-Super Mario Odyssey (October 27th, 2017 - Switch)
-Metroid: Samus Returns (September 15th, 2017 - 3DS)
- Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (TBA - Switch)
-Fate/ EXTELLA (July 25th, 2017 - Switch)
Now that is a huge list of games. There is so much for Nintendo fans to be happy and excited about at this years E3. Although, among all the good news, is a small bit of bad news. And that is, no new Animals Crossing... Maybe next year?
Post submitted by Daniel Graplowski