Is the title too weird?
So, I know that this blog is more based around anime, but I like video games as well.
E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2017, where a lot of entertainment based companies (mainly gaming) come to Los Angeles and show off their new content that will be coming out this year or in the future, has been going on for the past few days.
And you know what, I think Nintendo won this year.
In this post, I’m going to discuss and share my thoughts on the 25-minute presentation Nintendo showed us yesterday, June 13th.
I’ll be going in order on what was shown in the presentation.
First up, we see a montage of some of the video games that will be coming out on the Switch this year. Games such as ARMS, Nintendo’s new fighting game IP.
Rocket League, the sports game that is famously known as playing soccer with cars… with rockets placed on them. I am actually really stoked that this is coming out so I can play RL wherever I want to now.
Pokken Tournament DX, a port of the original fighting game from the Wii U, but it seems like they added new Pokemon to the mix like Darkrai and Emploeon.
FIFA 18, I’m not really into soccer/futbol so I don’t really care, but it looks good. I’m just waiting for NBA 2K18 to come out for the Switch.
Lastly, Splatoon 2, the same concept but with more weapons, gamemodes and maps added.
After Reggie Fils-Aime talks to us about what’s the point of playing a game if it’s not fun, we get to see the new Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Not sure if this one is continuing off the first game and Shulk’s story, but it looks good overall.
We then get a first look at a new Kirby game coming in 2018. Looks really good and I guess the new thing about it is that all four players can combine powers now, like making a wheel to go down a hill.
A “very special friend” comes along to give us some information about future Pokemon games. That friend is Tsunekazu Ishihara, the President and CEO of the Pokemon Company. He talked about Pokken Tournament DX, but what was the significance was that he said that there will be a “core, RPG Pokemon title” on NINTENDO SWITCH! Could this be an actual Pokemon game, not on a DS? We’ll, hopefully, get to find out in the coming months!
The biggest surprise of Nintendo’s presentation was that there will be a new Metroid Prime game after 10 years, when Metroid Prime 3 came out for the original Wii. This series has been beloved by many fans and while I have yet to play those games, I can see that a lot of fans are extremely excited for this.
After that big surprise, we get to see a new Yoshi game getting developed for the Switch. I really liked seeing this one since it looks really good, visually. I haven’t played the other Yoshi games for the Wii, but it has a Little Big Planet type of gameplay, which seems pretty cool!
Next up, we see a new Fire Emblem game being made. But this time, it isn’t for the 3DS. This game is actually for the Nintendo Switch now! And apparently it’s going to be like Dynasty Warriors where you fight a large crowd of enemies as new and past characters like Marth, Chrom and Corrin.
We then see the announcement of DLC for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with new content and story. Adding onto that, they included a new “Master Mode”, which I assume is expert difficulty and another DLC pack which seems like it might be some sort of prequel.
Oh, yeah, new Amiibo!
Ubisoft has collaborated with Nintendo to make a new strategy game with Mario and the Rabbids from the Rayman series, it’s called Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. It releases on August 29th, 2017. It looks alright, I might give it a try.
And finally, the biggest part of this presentation, the reveal of new content and gameplay from the highly anticipated Nintendo game of the year, Super Mario Odyssey, and it comes out October 27, 2017.
And this trailer did not disappoint. With the new ability of possessing pretty much anything and taking control of it with Mario’s hat and the vast sandbox environment, this game is being said to be on the same level as two of the greatest Mario games ever, Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) and Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube), so this Mario game will be a great experience for old and new players.
The song in the trailer ain’t bad, to be honest. I mean, it’s been stuck in my head now.
Other than that, Nintendo later on announced a few new games, such as indie titles, the new Sonic Forces, where you can make your own character and a remake of Metroid 2.
This was a pretty decent E3 overall for all companies, but it seems like Nintendo zoomed past the competition this year. I’m excited for all these new Nintendo titles coming out for the Switch and people have been saying, “if you haven’t gotten a Switch yet, now is the time to get one”… I need to get on top of that.
If you want to watch the whole Nintendo E3 presentation for yourself, here it is:
Nintendo has also been pumping out videos of gameplays of their new games such as Super Mario Odyssey and the new Yoshi game, so check out their YouTube channel to see those: https://www.youtube.com/user/Nintendo/videos
Thanks for reading!