Nintendo are the masters of joy, fun, and a damn good show. Their incredibly truncated E3 show only lasted 25 minutes, but we got so much out of those 25 minutes.
If you missed it, here’s what happened!
Xenoblades Chronicles 2 kicked off the show, we’ll be getting it later this year in the holiday season 2017. The game had a mixed reaction, with people being incredibly happy over the game itself, but mixed feelings on the voice over work.
Next up we saw the new Kirby game that’s coming to the Switch. It looks like a co-op adventure, with Kirby taking on some personas from other Nintendo games. It’ll be coming out in 2018.
What’ll be the most exciting news for a lot of people is that Game Freak are making a core Pokemon RPG for the Switch. We don’t have further details just yet, but they said it could take a while to make.
Another huge reaction came next, with the news that Metroid Prime 4 is being developed. No news other than that just yet, but a short teaser trailer was released.
Yoshi followed, looking similar to Yoshi’s Epic Yarn, it featured a Yoshi who could shoot into the fore or background of a cardboard world. It’ll be coming to Switch in 2018.
A new Fire Emblem game, entitled Fire Emblem Warriors will be released in the Autumn of 2017, a trailer detailing the new Fire Emblem game was shown off.
We next received details of the first two DLC packs for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They’ll also be available in the ‘Expansion Pass’, with the first DLC dropping at the end of June. DLC Pack 1 “Master Trials” includes: Trial of the Sword, Master Mode, Hero’s Path, Travel Medallion, Korok Mask and eight new armors.
Rocket League, the hugely successful rocket car sports game is coming to Switch too at the end of the year, and will feature cross-platform network play for the first time.
Finally, the conference ended with an announcement that Super Mario Odyssey will be launching on the 27th of October this year. We also saw a trailer, detailing the hat mechanics, whereby Mario has a hat that can transfer control to things that it hits.
Well there you go! A quick, but incredibly exciting Nintendo conference! If you’d like to watch the whole thing, it’s also up on Youtube:
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