E3 2018: Nintendo Goes All Out In Their Presentation

By Dale Bashir on Jun 13, 2018

While many of gaming's top companies are more than willing to go first in their many announcements for new games, Nintendo as per usual, would go last with their own Nintendo Direct and Treehouse presentations. In terms of new games for the Switch, they certainly did not disappoint.

The first game up was Daemon X Machina, a flashy looking mech game coming soon to the Switch. Definitely a must buy for mecha anime fans.

 

Xenoblade 2 is getting a new expansion called Torna: The Golden Country, which adds quite a bit of story content to the game.

 

Reggie Fils-Aime, Regional Director of Nintendo America, then came on and gave a presentation on Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, and the Pokeball peripheral. He also announced a free Mew for those who pick up the game, which releases in November 16th 2018.

 

A new Mario Party is coming to the Switch on October 5th, it's called Super Mario Party, and sees a return to the series' classic boardgame-like set-up, which was abandonned in Mario Party 9. It also showed off a bunch of new mini-games and new way to play with friends.

 

Fire Emblem Three Houses was finally unveiled, teased since the initial unveiling of the Switch, Nintendo finally showed off their flagship tactical RPG series' return to home consoles. It will arrive on Switch in Spring of 2019.

 

Rumors of Fortnite, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Overcooked 2, and Killer Queen Black were proven true during the presentation as well, with Fortnite being available already on the eShop. Indie platformer Hollow Knight is also available today.

 

Other noteworthy games joining the eShop in the coming weeks include Ark: Survival Evolved, Minecraft, Just Dance 2019, Ninjala, and Pixark.

 

Square Enix's first foray into the Switch, Octopath Traveller, is coming to the system on July 13th with a brand new demo for the gaming hitting the eShop on June 14th.

 

Now, the biggest news of them all was definitely the announcement of the new Smash Bros. Titled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this game features every single fighter from every past game in the series, which means series' favourites like Solid Snake, the Pokemon Trainer, and Ice Climbers are back.

 

The game features a revamped fighting system, with new moves, new looks, and a whole bunch more. Nintendo definitely spent a good chunk of the presentation on what is probably the biggest video game crossover in history. New fighters include the already announced Inklings from Splatoon, Princess Daisy as a clone of Princess Peach, and due to popular demand, Samus' arch-enemy, Ridley from Metroid is finally making his debut in Smash.

 

Overall, there's a ton to unpack from Nintendo's presentation. Though it was a bit more tame compared to their more elaborate announcements from previous years, a new Smash is definitely an event all by itself.

 

 

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