Today is a big day for Nintendo as the Nintendo Switch got its very first E3 presentation and the Big N did not disappoint with many game coming in both 2017 and beyond. Nearly every major Nintendo franchise got its time in the limelight and fans got stirred up with so many new game reveals. So for the last time this year, allow me to present our recap of Nintendo’s E3 showcase.
The very first game showed in detail during the presentation is the newest game from Monolith Soft – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 where we got a more detailed look at the game’s story and characters. We were also given confirmation that the game will in fact be releasing during the holiday of 2017. You can check out the game’s newest trailer above.
We then got some quick views at games coming in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. These included a new a Kirby title that, similarly to Returns to Dream Land seems to include 4-player local co-op. We also learned that Game Freak is developing a new core Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch that it was mentioned that the game might be a few years away. Fans of the Metroid series were able to finally let out a sigh of release as Metroid Prime 4 will be released for the Switch in 2018. Lastly a new Yoshi 2D/3D platformer is also coming for the Switch in 2018.
We also got a brief look at the story of Fire Emblem Warriors which will see heroes of past Fire Emblem games joining two new heroes to save their world. Fire Emblem Warriors will be released in the fall of 2017. We also got see some new details on the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC. The first DLC pack will be released on June 30th while the second back, including The Champion’s Ballad expansion will be coming this winter. We also got to see a new line of Zelda themed amiibo based on the four champions.
One major third party game was also announced for the Switch as the smash-hit Rocket League will be making its way onto the Switch this holiday. The game will feature all the content of the other versions including cross platform play as well as new Nintendo themed hats. The presentation ended with an extended look at Super Mario Odyssey including the new gameplay mechanics where you can take control of enemies and objects with Mario’s hat. You can check out the full trailer below. Super Mario Odyssey will be released on October 27th.
And that wraps up our E3 2017 coverage, hope you enjoyed it!