Nintendo going the Direct route for E3 these past few years has been a strange ride, but fans can always count on E3 Directs to have two things: Some anticipated reveals, and a lot of gameplay.
Though today’s biggest Nintendo announcements were Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the Fortnite launch, they did reveal a number of other ambitious projects that can find a home in most Switch libraries.
Out of all of Nintendo’s showings today, I am most excited to see Kenichiro Tsukuda’s DAEMON X MACHINA in action as it’s been a long time since we’ve seen a mecha game from Armored Core‘s backbone producer. And the Macross guy doing the mecha designs? Yeah, I’ll take that.
DAEMON X MACHINA may be my most hyped game out of this Direct, but chances are you’re excited about any of the other great titles shown during the conference.
There’s something for everyone in Nintendo Direct E3 2018!
Fire Emblem Three Houses trailer
It’s been how long since Fire Emblem has seen a release on a home console? Ah, that’s right: It’s been 10 years since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn was released on the Wii.
Fire Emblem Three Houses looks to be the most graphically/technically impressive game in the series yet. Look for its release in Spring 2019.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: «Torna — The Golden Country» trailer
The only expansion in Nintendo’s lineup this E3, «Torna — The Golden Country» is set 500 years before the events in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
«Torna» won’t just be a story expansion; it will also feature tweaks to the battle system, allowing you to play as both Blades and Drivers in combat. This is a sure buy for fans, look for it on the Nintendo Switch on September 21.
DAEMON X MACHINA trailer
We need more mecha games these days. Fact.
DAEMON X MACHINA from Marvelous! is headed by Armored Core producer Kenichiro Tsukuda, with designs from Macross‘s Shoji Kawamori, not to mention the other talent involved. It will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Super Mario Party trailer
The Mario Party games have come in a lot of numbers, but none of them have had «Super» in the name.
Super Mario Party will be able to make use of two Switch consoles for unique four-player gameplay and minigames. For the first game in the series to be Super, you’ve got to assume Nintendo is confident in this entry to their long-running party game series. Expect to see this one on the Switch this fall on October 5!
Overcooked 2 trailer
Overcooked has swiftly taken over as one of the go-to co-op games for many, so it makes sense for developer Ghost Town Games to keep the ball rolling with a sequel.
Overcooked 2 will feature more recipes, kitchens, and chefs to keep returning players engaged — and if that wasn’t enough, the game will also come with online multiplayer. There’s no such thing as too many cooks.
Along with all of the above, Nintendo showed the following games briefly during today’s Direct:
- Hollow Knight (2018)
- Fortnite (Today)
- Killer Queen Black (Winter 2018)
- SNK Heroines (September 7)
- Octopath Traveler (July 13)
- Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018)
And that’s it! Everything you need to know about the great games shown at Nintendo’s E3 Direct!
As always, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on these titles as they develop.