Highlights from the Nintendo showcase – E3 2017

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At 2am AEST time Nintendo ran an E3 spotlight video for upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch, and in my opinion they well and truly dominated other companies offerings this year. The Switch is already sitting pretty in my books, but it looks like the system just got that much better with a lot of great sounding titles on the horizon. Let’s take a look at them!

Yoshi is getting a title

Made up to look like a diorama, Yoshi will be coming to the Switch in 2018. The trailer looks pretty cute and full of Nintendo charm.

Rocket League will end our lives

The addictive and chaotic racer is coming to the Switch in US summer 2017, and will feature console exclusive content. This is a seriously great third party game to get hold of on a portable system.

Kirby doesn’t suck

The hungry pink blob will be coming to the Switch with his very own game, and he’s bringing some friends for co-op action. The title is pegged for a 2018 release.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a thing 

A series I’m not too familiar with, Xenoblade has a strong following, so I’m sure this is huge news for some. It’s pegged for a US summer 2017 release.

Fire Emblem Warriors brings Dynasty Warriors fighting to the Switch

Hyrule Warriors was considered a success for Nintendo, so this release mashing up another series with that formula isn’t all that surprising. It’s set for a US autumn 2017 release and will come to the 3DS console lines at a later date.

Super Mario Odyssey is looking good

Mario riding a t-rex is a pretty strange yet wonderful sight. The first Super Mario formula game on the Switch is looking decent so far with more info on the new sidekick and worlds.

Here’s how Nintendo are describing the new title:
“Players roam massive 3D Kingdoms to collect Power Moons to power Mario’s airship, The Odyssey. The Kingdoms around the globe are filled with secrets and surprises. Mario can don a variety of costumes and interact with his environment in many creative ways, such as by driving vehicles or exploring sections as Pixel Mario. Mario’s new partner, Cappy, gives him new moves like Cap Throw, Cap Jump and Capture, which provide a fresh take on the classic Super Mario formula and define this new adventure. The game offers new locales like the skyscraper-packed New Donk City.”

Super Mario Odyssey is coming out October 27 2017.

Metroid Prime 4 and a Pokémon RPG are in development

Look, there’s no information here whatsoever, but they are both coming!

More Breath of the Wild season pass details

Breath of the Wild’s second DLC pack The Champions’ Ballad looks like a prequel and will feature the four dive beast piloting champions from the main story. Amiibos for each champion will also be released. The first DLC pack will be out June 30.

And that’s a wrap for E3 2017! How did you find the conference, and which presentation did you like the most? Let us know in the comments.

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