Nintendo always puts on a good show – making a pre-recorded show and not doing it live means they have total control over timing and presentation, so they pack their Nintendo Direct full of announcements and other information. This one is pretty impressive, with a lot of announcements in a short period of time, followed by a deep dive into the new Super Smash Bros. I was a little disappointed there was no news about a new Animal Crossing, but hopefully they’re saving that for next year… Dig in (all dates based on Aussie release timeframes)!
A new mech-based action game, due in 2019.
The sequel to the popular RPG, due out in September 2018.
Both titles, and the Pokeball Plus, will be available on November 16, 2018.
A new Mario PArty, with a bunch of unique new minigames, due out October 5, 2018.
A slightly new take on the popular strategy game, due Spring 2019.
As expected… and out now!
Releasing Aug 7, 2018.
Releasing somtime in 2018.
Releasing with all previously released DLC… today!
This long-awaited title will be releasing on July 13, 2018 – and a demo will be available on the eStore from June 14. Progress within the demo will carry over into the full game.
The next section contained 5 minutes of rapid-fire release announcements, some known, some new. However, the video is not yet available on YouTube! I’ve embedded the entire Nintendo Direct presentation below, if interested (this section starts around 11:50 into the video).
Announcements are listed below:
The full presentation took up more than 20 minutes, as Nintendo had a lot to say about the roster and some of the changes that are coming. This new SSB will ship with every fighter in SSB history, and GameCube controllers will (somehow) be compatible. Players will also be able to use all SSB Amiibo from previous games with this new title. The release date was announced for Dec 7, 2018!
And that’s it for the major presentations from E3 2018! I’ll be writing up a few opinion pieces in the coming days, but this year wasn’t too bad for game announcements.