Nintendo’s E3 kicked off with announcements and trailers for upcoming releases.
As E3 2018 got started today in Los Angeles, Nintendo divulged a lot of details about upcoming releases. Nintendo kicked off their presentation with a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct video that focuses on Nintendo Switch games that will release in 2018. One of the keystone pieces of information included details on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A brief synopsis of the news from E3 can be found below.
SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a non-traditional fighting game in which characters from different Nintendo franchises and other third-party games crossover into the game. During their E3 presentation, Nintendo announced the following details about the new edition of the game.
- A new game in the Super Smash Bros. series releases on Dec. 7, 2018
- New fighters, new stages, AND every fighter ever featured in the series…EVER!
- Inkling from the Splatoon series join the roster
- Ridley from the Metroid series also joins the fight
- Returning fighters include Wolf, Ice Climbers, Pokémon Trainer and more
- Elevate the Super Smash Bros. experience to new heights with faster combat, new attacks, new items, and new defensive options
- Hold a 4-player free-for-all, or kick it up to 8-player battles*
- All current Super Smash Bros. series amiibo™ figures are supported
Release Date: December 7, 2018
SUPER MARIO PARTY
This release represents a complete relaunch of the Mario Party series. With new modes and new minigames coupled with the original board gameplay, the party starts anywhere, anytime, and with all kinds of players.
POKEMON: LET’S GO
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are upcoming role-playing games for the Nintendo Switch. They contain influences from Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon Go, as well as integration with the latter, and support for a new Poké Ball controller accessory that allows Pokémon creatures to be transferred to and from Pokémon Go. The games are set to be released worldwide on November 16, 2018.
It was also anticipated that Fortnite would be launched on Switch and it was! As of today, users can now play Fortnite portably with their Nintendo Switch.
FIRE EMBLEM: THREE HOUSES
Part of the Fire Emblem series, the Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a turn-based tactical RPG that features a new story and characters from the series. This title is set to launch in 2019 on Switch.
DAEMON X MACHINA
A new fast-paced mech action game from Kenichiro Tsukuda is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Players take their customizable Arsenal powered suit on a variety of missions to thwart the enemy at all costs. They can choose and equip their Arsenal with a multitude of weapons, obtain more from downed enemies, and swap them on the fly to suit their strategy in the face of ever-changing threats.
On August 7th, Overcooked 2 will be serving up more chefs, more kitchens, more recipes, more co-op madness and even more Kevin with the second helping of concentrated co-op chaos! Now with online, wireless, and local multiplayer for up to four chefs.
ADDITIONAL GAMES COMING TO SWITCH
While most of the Nintendo Direct presentation focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there were a lot of other titles that were highlighted during the video including:
- Hollow Knight – available now
- Killer Queen Black – 2018
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas – October 16
- Arena of Valor – Fall 2018
- Minecraft – June 21
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure – June 26
- Pixark – Fall 2018
- Just Dance 2019 – October 23
- Dragon Ball FighterZ – 2018
- Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion – Summer 2018
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – July 13
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – June 29
- Ninjalo – Spring 2019
- Carcassonne – Holiday 2018
- Mario Tennis Aces – June 22
- Ark: Survival Evolved – Fall 2018
- Wasteland 2 – Fall 2018
- Fallout Shelter – available now
- Paladins – available now
- Dark Souls: Remastered – Summer 2018
- SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy – September 7
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – August 28
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – June 29
- The World Ends with You – Fall 2018
- Mega Man 11 – October 2
- FIFA 19 – September 28