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Nintendo had an epic showing this year. Mr. Koizumi and Doug Bowser are hosting the Nintendo Direct for E3 this year. There is also some funny additions to the Direct so be sure to take a look at the Direct.
Nintendo Direct for E3 2019
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Reveals
The Hero from Dragon Quest XI has been confirmed to join Super Mash Bros. Ultimate. Dragon Quest is a Square Enix IP. The character will be arriving to the game this Summer. Another character revealed is owned by Microsoft and originally developed by Rare. It is Banjo-Koozoie. The once beloved Nintendo 64 game series will see the character come to the game this fall.
Dragon Quest XI
Speaking of Dragon Quest, Square Enix will be bringing over a similar game over to the Nintendo switch. The game is called Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. This will be the Definitive Edition S version. The Switch version of the game will launch September 27, 2019.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Nintendo showed off some new footage of Luigi’s Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch. There was some cutscenes and even gameplay. There is a new mode where it allows the player to control Gooigi. Multiplayer works, as well with Gooigi.
In addition to Gooigi, he can help Luigi on his journey. He can get to location Luigi cannot get to. Another thing the player can do is grab someone to play co-op with to play as Gooigi.
There is not exact release date yet for Luigi’s Mansion 3 yet. So, Nintendo fans will have to wait a little bit longer. All Nintendo showed us during the Direct was a 2019 release. Fall seems like the most likely time of year to release the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
A new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was shown. The game is a remaster (debatable) of the original Game Boy game. Just don’t expect it to be like another Zelda game discussed later on in this blog. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening releases on September 20 of this year.
Trials of Mana
Another title by Square Enix is Collection of Mana. It was announced to get a Switch port. It will also include Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Man, and Trials of Mana. This is the very first time it will be available in the west. Prior to this, the games were Japanese exclusives. It is available today.
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Further news, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is finally coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. This will be the Complete Edition and contain all DLC.
Fire Emblem: Three Heroes
Fire Emblem: Three Heroes was another game Nintendo had a trailer for. It included cinematic footage. There was no gameplay this time. The game comes out on July 26, next month.
Resident Evil 5 & 6
Capcom has apparently decided to port over Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 to the system. The reveal trailer was interesting; it was a live-action trailer. However, it showed the remake to the first Resident Evil. At the end, it showed RE5 and RE6 footage on Switch.
No More Heroes 3
No More Heroes 3 was announced for Nintendo Switch! This is the true sequel to No More Heroes 2. It is not a spin off like Travis Strikes Again, though. The game will launch on the console in 2020. However, it will likely launch as an exclusive.
A bunch of Contra titles are available on the Switch. There is an entire collection of 8-bit retro titles available today on the Nintendo eShop. Contra Rogue Corps will launch in September.
Pokémon Sword & Shield
The Pokémon Company reminds fans about Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will launch on November 15. The game is playable on the E3 showfloor and Nintendo Treehouse Live will be playing it.
Empire of Sin
The game looks really graphical at first but switches to an overhead view. It is a classic style violent shooter. Empire of Sin does look like an interesting indie title. The game launches spring 2020.
MARVEL Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
This is a big game! This is MARVEL Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order and it is actually developed by Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja in Japan and being published by Nintendo, rather than Activision. The game comes out July, 19.
It is a sequel to MARVEL Ultimate Alliance 2 and is releasing over a decade later. It is a beat ’em up style game with many characters from the MARVEL universe. It has Spider-man, Captain America, and Captain MARVEL just to name a few. Even more, the DLC releasing this fall includes characters from the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and MARVEL Knights series.
Cadence of Hyrule
Cadence of Hyrule will have The Legend of Zelda characters in it on Switch. It will let the player play as either Link or Zelda. It is being developed by Brace Yourself Games and Spike Chunsoft in Vancouver, B.C. and published by Nintendo. Cadence of Hyrule releases on June 13.
Mario & Sonic At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
In November, Mario & Sonic are back after a hiatus with the Olympic Games. Being developed and published by SEGA, Mario & Sonic return to the summer games in Tokyo before the actual event next year. Mario & Sonic At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Nintendo finally came around to show fans the new Animal Crossing in action. Fans may be surprised, however, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been delayed. The game will now launch March 20, 2020. The game looks good, though!
Other Games Announced for Switch
Towards the end of the Nintendo Direct was a highlight of various video games coming to Switch. One of them being Spyro which will launch September 3. The next game was Silk Song, then Ni No Kuni, Minecraft Dungeons, The Elder Scrolls: Blades, My Friend Pedro, DOOM Eternal, The Sinking City, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Alien Isolation, Final Fantasy: Chrystal Chronicles, Dragon Quest Builders 2, and several more!
It was a great Direct for E3. In fact, in my opinion, this was the best presentation out of all of the other presentations other publishers did. I supposed you could argue both Nintendo and Microsoft won E3, maybe? Microsoft did better out of the other presentations and also had a part with Nintendo Direct. Minecraft is owned by Microsoft Games Studios or Xbox Games Studios and they also own the IP Rare develops, Banjo-Koozoie. Also, was a new Dunk Hunt game hinted at the end?
Wait. Hold up! That’s not all.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Announced
A sequel was announced to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Since the game is early in production but on an engine from BotW, there was some cinematic footage. It looks like it will take place right after the final boss of Breath of the Wild. No release was given. It will likely be a couple years before release, (maybe 2021?) but since it seems to run on the same engine as BotW, it probably won’t be five plus years until release.
What are your thoughts? Leave yours below and let us all know what you think of the Nintendo Direct.