Hello and welcome to part 6 of our coverage of the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3 as it is more commonly known.
Organized by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the event has had a long run up to this point.
Today’s update has a lot of game announcements from the Nintendo showcase. There’s a lot to get through so we’ll keep it short and sweet.
There’s a lot to be excited about so let’s take a look at some of the notable announcements and details that have come out so far.
(Let us know if we miss anything and we’ll be sure to include it next time!)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has unveiled its new DLC character. Hailing from the fighting rings of the Tekken series comes Kazuya!
Kazuya’s debut was announced in a funny trailer where he dumped a few Smash characters into what looked like an active volcano. He even went for Kirby!
The trailer also showcased some of his moves.
Kazuya will be coming as part of the game’s Fighter Pass Vol. 2.
Life is Strange
This next one is actually two pieces of news in one. The recently announced games, Life is Strange – Remastered Collection and Life is Strange: True Colors, are both coming to the Switch.
The remastered collection will feature updated graphics, textures, and other updates. True Colors meanwhile, will be a totally new standalone story in the Life is Strange universe, focusing on a small town mystery and a girl who can see people’s emotions as auras of color surrounding them.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel’s newly announced Guardians of the Galaxy game is also coming to the Nintendo Switch through cloud streaming.
The game looks to be a third person shooter with a story where players get to make decisions that can affect its course.
Super Monkey Ball – Banana Mania
SEGA has revealed a new Super Monkey Ball collection. Dubbed Super Monkey Ball Mania, the collection contains all three of the original games.
These games will be carefully remastered for modern consoles. They will also feature additional features such as 4 player co-op, online challenges and leaderboards, new playable characters, and much more.
Mario Party Superstars
A new Mario Party game has been announced. The game is called Mario Party Superstars and will be coming out on 29 October.
The game will have a catalogue of about 100 minigames and it also brings back some of the classic boards from the game’s Nintendo 64 days.
Metroid – Dread
Wow. Just… wow. Of all the surprises E3 had, this one really caught us off guard. There’s a new 2D Metroid game coming out this year!
Dubbed Metroid – Dread, the game pits protagonist Samus Aran against a new breed of white robotic enemy called the EMMI.
Visually, the game looks similar to the 3DS game, Metroid – Samus Returns. However, the game is reportedly a sequel to the GameBoy Advance title, Metroid – Fusion, which was released in 2002.
Wario Ware – Get It Together
Nintendo also announced a new Wario Ware game called Wario Ware – Get It Together.
The trailer featured Wario and a large group of his associates getting involved in a series of minigames. The game has the option for co-op play.
Shin Megami Tensei V
After being announced in 2017, the highly anticipated sequel to Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei franchise, Shin Megami Tensei V (or 5, if you hate Roman numerals) has finally gotten a gameplay trailer and a release date.
The game puts the player in control of a young man who discovers “Another Tokyo” different from his own where angels, demons, and mythological creatures battle for control. The game also features some of the iconic features of the series such as demon negotiation, the Press Turn battle system, and plenty of familiar demon designs (and some amazing new ones).
Danganronpa – Decadence
The Danganronpa series is making its way onto the Nintendo Switch later this year. The series comes in the form of a bundle that contains the first three games.
To be more specific, this bundle contains Danganronpa – Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa – Goodbye Despair, and Danganronpa V3 – Killing Harmony, along with an upgraded and standalone version of the board game found in Danganronpa V3.
The four games can be bought separately from the Nintendo eShop but the bundle is a physical exclusive.
Fatal Frame – Maiden of Black Water
Another game that came as a bit of a surprise is the port of Fatal Frame – Maiden of Black Water to the Switch. The game was originally released on the Wii U in 2014.
The game is a horror game set on a remote Japanese mountain and involves taking photos of ghosts as a way to dispel them. The game will come with updated visuals and a new Photo Mode, along with new costumes for the characters.
Advance Wars 1 + 2 – Reboot Wars
Another unexpected revival came in the form of Advance Wars 1 and Advance Wars 2 – Black Hole Rising being remade from the ground up for the Switch.
These games are excellent strategy games and captured fans’ hearts when they came out in 2001 and 2003, respectively. The remakes will come with a new multiplayer mode available at any point in the story.
Legend of Zelda Game & Watch
Have you ever wanted to tell the time on your video game console or play video games on your clock? Then this brand new product by Nintendo is perfect for you!
Introducing the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch. It is a watch that is also a game… or maybe it’s a game that’s also a watch? It’s hard to say. Who needs the Switch Pro, when you can play Zelda on your clock?
But jokes aside, the device comes with 4 pre-loaded classic Zelda games and is likely going to be a collectors item. We thought this was worth mentioning due to it technically being a “new console” (sort of? It’s hard to say) Nintendo technically announced.
Breath of the Wild 2
So… we just got a new trailer for Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild 2!
This is the highly, and we mean HIGHLY anticipated sequel to the game that basically put the Nintendo Switch on the map back during its launch. It reinvented the Legend of Zelda franchise into one of the best open world games out there.
This time, it seems we are taking to the skies of Hyrule!