Wrapping up this year’s E3 proceedings was Nintendo, and the Japanese giant highlighted a handful of tantalising details and announcements that are sure to get fans’ chops salivating. We’ve pulled all the biggest announcements and juiciest details together here for your reading pleasure. Come join us as we run through the key specifics revealed at this year’s Nintendo press event. Take a deep breath, as here we go…
Daemon X Machina
Though the reveal was light on details, a new Nintendo Switch game was announced that pits futuristic mechs against each other while a rockin’ heavy metal soundtrack gets players’ pulses racing. It’s scheduled to release sometime in 2019.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
One of the top-tier RPGs that’s under the Japanese company’s banner is the Fire Emblem series, and a new instalment was announced for Switch that features the franchise’s traditional tactical grid-based gameplay, unique anime art-style and rich fantasy lore. The game has been given a Spring, 2019 release window.
Fortnite: Battle Royale
The ridiculously popular F2P Battle Royale title was surprise announced by Epic Games and launches on the Switch today. Unfortunately, if you’re a you’ve played the game on PS4 and wish to join in the fun on Switch, you may encounter a rather annoying hitch.
Square Enix’s beautiful-looking turn-based RPG is receiving another demo before the game’s release on the 13th of July, 2018. You can download the new demo tomorrow on the 14th of June.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
A new Joy-Con controller for Nintendo Switch is due to be released alongside Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! If you buy the Poke Ball Plus you’ll also net the Iconic Legendary Mew, which will be an exclusive Pokémon freebie.
Super Mario Party
Let’s party! A much fan requested iteration in the venerable Super Mario Party series was announced to many Nintendo devotees’ delight. Using multiple Switch consoles gifts players with new and unique ways to play the plethora of competitive multiplayer mini-games. Looks like a ton of fun!
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
A multitude of details were announced via an extended gameplay trailer for the hotly anticipated crossover multiplayer battle-em-up. According to Ninty, it will be an entirely new game in the long-running franchise and has been built from the ground up for Switch. It’ll feature every previous fighter and will support a variety of controller styles, including the GameCube-style controller layout. Metroid’s Ridley will also be a new playable character, too!
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country DLC
The critically acclaimed Nintendo sci-fantasy RPG exclusive is receiving some brand-new story DLC. The new content will release sometime this September and will be free for those who purchased the game’s season pass.