Many fans feel that E3 has been a bit of a let down, mainly due to the next-gen consoles being on the horizon. Of course, in comes Nintendo and mixes things up with some really great announcements, including some Zelda news and a big surprise, The Witcher III on the Nintendo Switch.
With fans still reeling from some of the reveals, here is a list of some of the biggest announcements made during the Nintendo E3 2019 Direct.
Witcher III heading to the Switch – How is this even possible?
Rumours started doing the rounds before E3 that the critically acclaimed The Witcher III would be heading to the Nintendo Switch. Of course, fans had their doubts. After all, how could a game that is so resource-intensive manage to even work on Nintendo’s console?
Well, though some unknown magic, the rumours have proven true as The Witcher III Complete Edition has been officially announced for Nintendo’s console.
Obviously, the game has received a visual downgrade but it still looks great and we are guessing that The Complete Editon moniker insinuates that the game will come packed with all the DLC that was released for it.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Spooky stuff
Nintendo demonstrated some gameplay from the upcoming Luigi’s Mansion 3.
The new game will see the focus placed on one spooky new location. This new location is just jam-packed with all kinds of ghosts for Luigi to suck up.
Luigi also has some new tricks up his sleeve, such as The Suction Shot, which sees Luigi firing a plunger onto objects pulling them apart or ripping off shield from ghosts.
The game will also have a co-op mode and, more importantly, your partner will be controlling Gooigi, a gooey clone of Luigi.
Unfortunately, Nintendo didn’t reveal the game’s release date, yet.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake – Nostalgia done right
Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake is a game fans of the series have been excitedly waiting for. 26 years after the original first released, Nintendo is remaking this gem of a game and giving it a gorgeous new coat of paint.
Nintendo released a new trailer for the game that showed off some of its iconic and memorable bosses.
More importantly, we also got a release date for the game. Players will finally get it in their hands on the 2nd of September 2019.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild sequel – Say what?!
One of the biggest surprises was the announcement that Nintendo was working on a sequel to the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild.
Judging from the trailer that was shown, the game seems to be darker in tone but still does have the colourful visuals fans love.
The trailer sees Zelda and Link exploring a cave before discovering a corpse (which looks suspiciously like that of Ganondorf).
Being one of the most popular and successful games on the Switch it would just make sense for Nintendo to release a sequel.
No other details were revealed.
Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Tactics – Take down the Skeksis
Nintendo revealed that a new game based on the Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Netflix series will be heading to the Switch later this year.
As the name implies, Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Tactics is a turn-based tactical game and will see players take on the evil and vile Skeksis.
Not much more is known about the game, although it would be a safe bet to guess that it would launch close to the release of the Netflix series in August 2019.
Cadence of Hyrule – Dance, Dance, Dance
A surprise reveal by Nintendo was Cadence of Hyrule, a rhythm roguelike in the same vein as the popular Crypt of the NecrodDancer. Actually, its a sort of a sequel to the game as players will get to play as either Zelda, Link or Cadence, the original hero of the game.
Dance your way through familiar Hyrule locales and take on some new nostalgic enemies.
What’s great is that Nintendo revealed that the game releases on the 13th of June, which is just around the corner.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – They’re back
It’s been quite a while since Mario and Sonic faced off against each other and, now, thanks to Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, fans can once again duke it out to see who is the best mascot.
Players will be able to participate in skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing and karate along with mainstays of the franchise such as boxing, gymnastics and swimming.
The game will have online and local multiplayer and is set for release in November exclusively for the Switch.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order DLC – More heroes
Nintendo released a new trailer for the highly anticipated Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, which not only gave us a new look at the game in action but also revealed the game’s planned DLC.
The DLC will characters and content from Marvel Knights, X-Men and the Fantastic Four and will be available just after the game launches.
It’s great to see the game already promising to expand its roster of heroes and villains.
Pokémon Sword and Shield – More Pokémon!
Having announced Pokémon Sword and Shield before E3, Nintendo showed off some more if the game in action also revealing theta the PokeBall Plus accessory will be compatible with the game, although it won’t be used as a controller.
To be honest, the more we see of the game the more we can’t wait for its release.
Contra Rogue Corps – Is that a panda?
During the Nintendo E3 Direct, it was revealed that a new Contra game, titled Contra Rogue Corps, would be heading to the Switch.
The over-the-top game features aliens, humans, cyborgs and even pandas facing off against various enemies.
The game is set for release on the 24th of September 2019.
Panzer Dragoon: Remake – Who wants a dragon?
Another surprise from Nintendo was the announcement of the Panzer Dragoon: Remake.
The game will be built from the ground up to make use of modern controls, have updated graphics and more.
This cult classic on-rails shooter is a game near and dear to many gamer’s hearts. It is great to see this dragon riding game receiving the love it deserves.