Recapping the Nintendo 2018 E3 Direct
Nintendo has certainly been flying high lately with sales of their latest console outpacing its predecessor by an incredible amount, they had a lot of hype going into E3 this year. While they didn’t have a standard E3 conference, per normal Nintendo recently, their pre-recorded E3 Nintendo Direct was packed with some really good nuggets of awesomeness.
While there was not a large number of surprises this year, we got a lot of information on the new Super Smash Brothers game, titled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which is set to arrive December 7th of this year.
We also got some announcements about new games, such as Super Mario Party and a confirmation of Fortnite for the Switch. Let’s take a look at what was revealed.
After leaks and rumors of the wildly popular Battle Royale version of Fortnite coming to the Switch, Nintendo officially announced that it was all true. Fortnite is now available to download for Free on the Switch as of June 12 @ 10 AM PT.
Super Mario Party
Available October 5, 2018.
Fire Emblem Three Houses
Available Spring 2019
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Available TBA 2019
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country
Available September 14, 2018, for Expansion Pass members.
Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!
Available November 16
Nintendo also announced a $99 bundle that will include the game and a Poke Ball Plus controller.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The biggest game that Nintendo announced, and devoted a very large portion of the Nintendo Direct to was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They announced a good bit of information on the game, including that the roster will contain every Smash character to date, including some new ones(Ridley). Hardcore Smash players can breathe a sigh of relief as they also announced a compatible GameCube controller design for the game. More information will be coming on this in the future.
We also got announcements for other titles during the Nintendo Direct event, including Daemon X Machina, Killer Queen Black, Hallow Knight, Octopath Traveler, and Octopath Traveler.
That was all that was announced; sadly we were left with no Metroid Prime 4 news, No new Animal Crossing, and no out of nowhere titles like a rumored Star Fox racing game. While there are still a few days left for Nintendo at E3 with their Treehouse live events, we may still see more. Stay tuned for more coming soon,.