Nintendo Roundup At E3
Nintendo’s keynote at E3 2019 went by in a flurry of new announcements. Some much-awaited titles have been further delayed, while other rumours have been since confirmed. The Japanese video game developer took the stage on the exact date as last year to talk about its share of promised new content for its loyal fanbase.
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sequel Confirmed
One of Nintendo’s most popular game franchise till date has been confirmed on getting a sequel. The game of the year winning title for 2017, had garnered critical acclaim in the gaming community for its breath-taking visual style and art forms. The company has not revealed any solid details apart from the video confirming the title currently being under development.
The Dark Crystal
Nintendo’s portable gaming console, the Switch, is receiving a new turn-based strategy game. The title will be based in the same universe as Netflix’s prequel called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The game is set on a fictional planet with different races and in the reveal, the trailer looks unique in its own right. The exact release has not been specified but will be available for purchase later on in 2019.
The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Unlike its mature-themed main storyline version, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has a lot more cartoonish aesthetics going for it. The title is set to launch on 20th September 2019 and will feature great new visuals and game designs. New game modes will allow players to design their very own dungeon to challenge and run through.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Port
The award-winning title from one of the gaming industries most beloved studio’s, CD Projekt Red, is receiving a port. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is touted to be one of the best role-playing game (RPG) ever made. In late 2019, the game will finally receive a port to Nintendo’s Handheld Console, the Switch, giving players the ability to explore the rich world within the game on the go.
Resident Evil Port
Adding on to the already large catalogue of supported games on the Nintendo Switch, two more of Resident Evil series title have now been ported as well. The 5th and 6th instalment in the horror-action genre of the shooter wasn’t received as warmly as its predecessors but still sold relatively well. Both games will be launching this fall 2019.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
The underrated title from Nintendo receives its latest entry, that jumpstarts the franchise again with a myriad of new features. A blend of horror and comedy go hand-in-hand as seen as the trailer with more physical gameplay that allows players to tackle ghosts. The new instalment in the series now supports a co-op system, allowing for a friend to tag along as the squishy Gooigi. Luigi’s Mansion 3 will hit the shelves later in the year on the Switch.
Daemon X Machina
The game that was teased last year finally receives a trailer and it is exciting, to say the least. The game releases this September on the 13th and will feature warring mechs (giant fighting robots piloted by humans) go up against each other and large mechanical behemoths. This trailer was one of the few that garnered notable anticipation within the audience.
No More Heroes 3
The sequel to the 2nd entry in the franchise, No More Heroes 3 will pick up right after it infamously disliked ending with the predecessor. The game is as over the top as the previous titles and will feature the return of eccentric and highly amusing characters. Notably, the game in a bizarre manner will now also have flying mechs involved. Players will take control of Travis Touchdown again after the game releases in 2020.
Banjo-Kazooie Debut In Super Smash Bros
Super Smash Bros Ultimate, the title where many of the gaming community’s favourite character brawl it out for victory, receives a new set of characters. The fan favourites from Dragon Quest, Banjo-Kazooie are arriving in the game this fall and will bring new levels of fun-filled antics to the family-friendly franchise.
Nintendo is remaking the iconic Sega Saturn consoles shooter, Panzer Dragoon, for the Switch. The new version will feature updated visual fidelity alongside enhanced gameplay for new the generation and for the most part, will remain true to the original title. The expected launch date is year-end 2019.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Gamers that still have a Pokéball Plus in their homes can still make use of them. The upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Switch will not be controlled by the Pokéball, however, unlike Let’s Go. Now critters can be taken out of the game and into the real world, earning players various bonuses.
Cadence of Hyrule
Cadence of Hyrule took the world by surprise with its art styles and forms that make the game resemble an Indie development and not a AAA title. The musical spinoff of the Zelda franchise will launch relatively early, shipping to Switch on 13th June 2019.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The long-awaited title from Nintendo that was previously supposed to launch this year has received a delay. Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch will now be available on 20h March 2020. The title still carries the series iconic art style albeit in a more updated form that makes it look gorgeous in a cartoonish manner. Players are now tasked with building up a community on a deserted island with the latest entry.
Alien: Isolation and Dauntless Ports
Two of the new ports that have been announced caught everyone by surprise, welcomed nonetheless. Alien: Isolation, the terrifying horror game with the classic Xenomorph is arriving to Switch. It will be joined by the recent free-to-play monster-slaying title, Dauntless, that only recently received a port from PC to consoles. Both games will be available in late 2019.
Nintendo with its new announcements in the worlds largest gaming expo, E3 2019, is on its way to a jam-packed schedule for new releases and remakes. The company that manufactures its own handheld consoles have still remained relevant in the industry through its iconic games that have also withstood the test of time so far.