E3 2019 – Nintendo

2019-06-14

Nintendo ran the last conference of E3, and as usual it was a tight show that managed to stuff a ton of gaming content into only 40 minutes! Nintendo’s relentless march of back-to-back trailers cuts to the quick of all the gaming content we want to see, but winds up sucking the excitement out of most of what they announce. This year, only a few games stuck out of the crowd of trailers they aired. Most faded into the background of “the rest”.

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

There are going to be two updates for Smash in the near future. This summer, Dragon Quest XI S Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition characters are making their way into the game. Then later this fall, Banjo Kazooie characters are coming to the game.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Fans of Luigi’s Mansion will be happy to know that the third entry in the series is coming out at some point this year. Unfortunately, the only date given was a nebulous “2019”, so who knows exactly when it will drop.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition

It’s worth mentioning that this game is going to be making it’s way to the Switch. The game is hugeso I’ll be interested to see how all of that content is crammed onto one of those tiny little Switch cartridges!

Pokemon Sword/Shield

The next addition to the Pokemon saga will be available on November 15 of this year. And apparently, owners of the Pokeball controller should be able to do something special with it. Supposedly, if you load a Pokemon onto it and carry it around, something special might happen. The video below will take you straight to the info presented.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

This was probably the biggest announcement Nintendo made during their conference. They didn’t provide anything other than a brief trailer, and there’s no mention as to when it may be coming out, but the sequel to Breath of the Wild is in development.

The Rest

As mentioned above, Nintendo blazed through a ton of games during their conference. Apologies in advance for the insane list below:

  • Dragon Quest XI S Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition (September 27,2019)
  • Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Tactics (coming 2019)
  • The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening (September 20,2019)
  • Trials of Mana (early 2020)
  • Collection of Mana (now on the Nintendo eShop)
  • Fire Emblem Three Houses (July 26,2019)
  • Resident Evil 5 and 6 (fall 2019)
  • No More Heroes III (2020)
  • Contra Rogue Corps (September 24.2019)
  • Contra Anniversary Collection (now on Nintendo eShop)
  • Daemon x Machina (September 13, 2019)
  • Panzer Dragoon (winter 2019)
  • Astral Chain (August 30,2019)
  • Empire of Sin (spring 2020)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 The Black Order (July 19,2019)
  • Cadence of Hyrule (June 13,2019)
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (November 2019)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (March 20, 2020)
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy (September 3, 2019)
  • Hollwo Knight Silksong (coming soon)
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (September 20, 2019)
  • Minecraft Dungeons (spring 2020)
  • The Elder Scrolls Blades (fall 2019)
  • My Friend Pedro (June 20, 2019)
  • Doom Eternal (coming soon)
  • The Sinking City (fall 2019)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (July 26, 2019)
  • Dead by Daylight (September 24, 2019)
  • Ailen Isolation (2019)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (winter 2019)
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 (July 12, 2019)
  • Stranger Things 3 The Game (July 4, 2019)
  • Just Dance 2020 (November 5, 2019)
  • Catan (June 20, 2019)
  • Super Lucky’s Tale (fall 2019)
  • Dauntless (late 2019)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 (June 28, 2019)

Big Things in a small package?

It’s always great to see how much Nintendo brings to their consoles, but I was hoping for a little bit more this year. It’s been a while since they teased the next Metroid game, so I expected to see something about it this year. That said, the Zelda sequel was an absolute surprise. And considering how good Breath of the Wild is, a pleasant one at that. Either way, Switch owners should have a blast with everything that’ll be heading for the console at the end of this year and into next.

 

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