Nintendo Spotlight – E3 2017
Nintendo really outdid themselves this year giving fans and prospective owners a wide range of games to look forward to for both the remainder of 2017 as well as 2018 and beyond. Check out the summary below to see all they revealed.
– Proceedings kicked off with Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Initially planned for release in 2017 the game still doesn’t have a release date though Nintendo are still sticking to their suggest Holiday 2017 window. Don’t rule out this one being a game that slides a few months into early 2018. The game itself looks to be more of what Nintendo fans have loved about the previous Xenoblade releases only this time it won’t take an obscene number of petitions for us to get the game
– Next up Nintendo’s very own pink puffball Kirby took to the stage to show off his latest adventure. In it, Kirby can win the heart of an opponent and bring it over as an ally, whilst also perform his usual techniques to hoover his way to victory. The Kirby games have always been on the easy, more accessible side, and this appears to be no exception. The currently untitled Kirby game is scheduled for release in 2018.
– Devout Pokemon fans were frustrated during a recent Pokemon centric Nintendo Direct due to what appeared to be a tone deaf response to what gamers wanted from Pokemon on Nintendo Switch. Turns out the ace had been saved for E3 with it being revealed that Game Freak is working on an all new Pokemon RPG for the Switch
– Samus is finally back, and so Nintendo and a brand new studio have stepped up to the plate in the biggest way possible. That’s correct, Metroid Prime is back, in the form of Metroid Prime 4. We saw nothing but a title card for the game but the promise that we’re getting a brand new Metroid game should fill the hearts of fans with a little hope for the future.
– Samus isn’t the only beloved Nintendo icon returning to Switch. Everyone’s favourite green, red, blue or speckled (and just about every other colour) dinosaur is back! Yoshi is coming to Nintendo Switch in a brand new, very different adventure. In it the world is presented like a diorama and it becomes your playground to explore in. Yoshi for Nintendo Switch is coming in 2018
– Fire Emblem Warriors got some information following its reveal earlier in the year. A dragon has appeared that’s thrown the world into chaos, and it will take two siblings to face/destroy it. Of course you’ll have a tonne of allies from various Fire Emblem worlds to assist you in this latest take on the Musou games. Fire Emblem Warriors is coming to Nintendo Switch this Spring
– Following a bit of Skyrim for Switch took Eiji Aonuma took to our screens to talk about the upcoming DLC for the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which includes DLC Pack 1 “Master Trials” featuring Trial of the Sword, Master Mode, Hero’s Path, Travel Medallion, Korok Mask and eight new armors. DLC Pack 2, “The Champions’ Ballad,” only gets a short tease but is still on track to release in time for the end of the year. The Master Trials DLC will release on June 30th. Four Amiibo which are made of the four champions of Breath of the Wild will also be released with more to come about them in the future.
– Rocket League is coming to Switch! Boasting exclusive cars and accessories, cross-network play and a Holiday 2017 release window, the Rocket League bandwagon continues to roll on and more will be revealed as the year progresses
– Finally, closing out proceedings is the game we’d all anticipated the most – Super Mario Odyssey! Join Mario in some incredibly realistic looking locations as well as the bright, colourful and incredible creative ones as he once again attempts to rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of Bowser, all with the help of his trusty magical hat which will allow him to possess almost anything in the world to assist him in his journey. Super Mario Odyssey is coming to Switch on October 27th
And so that’s the 30minute Nintendo Spotlight in a nutshell. Nintendo seems to have gone through the list of all their IP and one by one ticked of all of those that fans had been clambering for, which makes for a very bright future for the console. Their work is not complete either with the Nintendo Treehouse streaming throughout the remainder of E3 where you’ll like see and hear much more from each of the games listed above and possibly much more!
Born and bred on the Super Nintendo era, Paul relishes any opportunity to sink his teeth into an RPG, action or platformer. Despite being an owner of all major platforms, Paul does have a particular love of the Playstation family of consoles – take only a few minutes to skim through his Twitter and you’ll see him ranting about the next big thing on PS4. We swear he’s sane.