The Nintendo E3 Direct provided viewers with a look at all the games they can expect through this time next year. The majority of these games are ones we already knew about, with a few exceptions. That said, Nintendo is known to announce new games throughout their Treehouse Event, so we’ll see if anything gets added to the list.
The Nintendo E3 Direct provided viewers with a look at all the games they can expect through this time next year. The majority of these games are ones we already knew about, with a few exceptions. That said, Nintendo is known to announce new games throughout their Treehouse Event, so we’ll see if anything gets added to the list. Check out the presentation trailers below:
Super Mario Party
Super Mario Party is the latest entry in the long-running party game. Sporting innovative features like using two Switch screens to orient the map looks like a great way to bring the series back to its full glory.
We’ll find out if it succeeds on October 5th, 2019 on Nintendo Switch.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC
Fans of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be ecstatic to know that DLC is on its way. The DLC will take place long before the events of the main game.
The new expansion will be ready to download on September 21st, 2019, only on Switch.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the latest entry in the Fire Emblem series, and it appears Nintendo made some major changes to the classic formula. The player is no longer just controlling single unit characters, but when zooming into battle, the camera will display the unit’s troops charging into battle as well. With the different formations to choose from, it appears the weapon triangle won’t be the only variable to take into account.
The new Fire Emblem releases Spring 2019, only on Switch.
Nintendo released an official announcement that Fortnite is coming to Switch, NOW! That’s right, it was announced the game would be available to download shortly after the direct as finished. With cross-play functionality, you can compete against ever platform Fortnite is released on, except PS4.
After a beautiful announcement trailer, Hollow Knight is finally coming to Switch! I have heard this game was one of the best indie games on PC, but I have been holding out for its impending release on the Switch. The Nintendo Switch version contains all previous DLC, along with the upcoming Gods & Glory, which will be available for free. Best of all, the game is available now!
Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion
Splatoon 2’s previously announced Octo Expansion DLC was showcased with another trailer. Following the mysterious new protagonist, this expansion greets players with brand new single-player challenges to take on. In addition, Nintendo announced the free content updates will continue through the end of the year instead of the previous plans to end support the first half of 2018. Of course, this wouldn’t be complete without one more surprise announcement. Instead of coming out July, the expansion will be released tomorrow, on June 13th. I’m already counting down the hours.
Lots of Third Party Titles Coming Down the Pike
In a brief video segment linked above, Nintendo rushed through a plethora of third-party and indie games that would release on Nintendo Switch. A lot of the games in the reel seemed great, and I wish they spent a bit more time with a few of these. This is especially true for a couple standout gems that are actually already out, most notably, Sushi Striker and Paladins. With Palandins having a surprise release on the day of the direct, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to entice Blizzard to finally port Overwatch over to the console.
At any rate, the full sizzle reel included:
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas | October 16th
- Arena of Valor | Fall 2018
- Minecraft | June 21st
- Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido | Available NOW
- Pixark | Fall 2018
- Just Dance 2019 | October 23rd
- Dragonball Fighter Z | 2018
- Captain Toad Treasure Tracker | July 13th
- Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy | June 29th
- Ninjala | Spring 2019
- Carcassonne | Holiday 2018
- FIFA 18 Update | Available NOW
- FIFA 19 | September 28th
- ARK: Survival Evolved | Fall 2018
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut | Fall 2018
- Paladins: Champions of the Realm | Available NOW
- Fallout Shelter | Available NOW
- Dark Souls Remastered | Summer 2018
- SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy | September 7th
- Monster Hunter Generations: Ultimate | August 28th
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus | June 29th
- The World Ends with You: Final Remix | Fall 2018
- Megaman 11 | October 2nd
- Mario Tennis Aces | June 22nd
LOTS of Super Smash Bros Ultimate
The final 26 minutes consisted entirely of brand new announcements for the upcoming Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The latest entry will contain every single character and stage from the entirety of the series, along with tweaked gameplay controls, and updated characters for the entire roster. Not only that, but they also announced showcased 2 new playable characters: Inklings (Splatoon) and long-awaited Ridley (Samus).
There was a LOT of information about Smash Bros Ultimate, and I’m definitely excited to learn more about it as we inch closer to its December 6th, 2018 release date.
And those are the highlights of the Nintendo Direct presentation! What did you think of their event? Are there any games you’re excited for? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Share in the comments below, or find us on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!