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E3 2018: Here’s All The Big Game Announcements From Nintendo

25 minutes of pure Smash


Nintendo’s E3 2018 Direct wraps up the many press conferences of E3, signalling the show is now starting proper. The Direct is devoted mostly on the new Smash Bros. game, going to in-depth detail that will please the rampant fans, but maybe not enough to sell people to buy a Switch.

Unless you like these games they’ve announced.

Daemon X Machina

The direct opened with a mecha game that looks like an Armored Core game. Developed by Marvelous’ First Studio, the credits include various Armored Core games.

It has been confirmed the suits are customisable. So it’s basically Armored Core.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna The Golden Country

An expansion to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that sets 500 years before the events of the main game. It will be available early to Season Pass owners on 14th September. It will be available as a standalone package on September 21st.

Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee

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Announced previously on its own separate Nintendo Direct, it is now confirmed that the game that will be the bridge for Pokemon Go fans and core Pokemon fans will be out on October 16th, alongside the Pokeball Plus accessory.

Super Mario Party

Suffer with up to four friends in this new party game. However, it is not built on top of the past 10 Mario Party games. It will feature new mini-games, some requiring two different Switches play in tandem. There is one mini-game where you can move from one Switch screen to the next, with the map layout changeable depending on how you lay down the two tablets.

It will be out on October 5th, 2018

Fire Emblem Three Houses

The new entry for the long-running strategy tactics series, the first time on the Switch.

It will be out on Spring 2019.


Battle Royale has come to the Switch. Epic’s outrageously popular game Fortinite is now available to download from the eShop, for absolutely free.

Overcooked 2

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Crazier kitchens and now with online co-op as well as local co-op, the cook-em-up that will test the strength of friendships while under constant pressure of preparing food now gets a sequel.

It will be out on August 7th.

Killer Queen Black

The console version of the 2D 5v5 arcade game but with gameplay tweaks-it’s 4v4 now and there’s more weapons than the arcade version. It still has the same premise- you win by defeating the enemy team’s queen three times, gain the most food or ride the snail to the other side of the map.

It will be out this year.

Hollow Knight

The cute and interesting Metroidvania is jumping from PC to Switch, with all the DLCs included. It is out now.

Octopath Traveller

A reminder that Square Enix’s Switch-exclusive RPG is out on July 13th. A new Demo out on June 14th.

Switch Games Sizzle Reel

There were many games that were relegated into a sizzle reel. Here’s all the games shown in the trailer and its current known release dates:

  • Starlink: The Battle For Atlas:October 16th
  • Arena Of Valor: Fall 2018
  • Minecraft: June 21
  • Pixark: Fall 2018
  • Just Dance 2019: October 23
  • Dragon Ball fighterZ: 2018
  • Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion: Summer 2018
  • Captain Toad Treasure Tracke:r July 13th
  • Crash N.Sane Trilogy: June 29
  • Ninjala: Spring 2019
  • Carassone: Holiday 2018
  • FIFA 19: September 28
  • Ark Survival Evolved: Fall 2018
  • Wasteland 2 Directors Cut: Fall 2018
  • Paladins: Out Now
  • Fallout Shelter: Out Now
  • Dark Souls Remastered:  Summer
  • SNK Heroines: September 7
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate August 28
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: June 29
  • The World Ends With You Final Remix: Fall 2018
  • Megaman 11: October 2
  • Mario Tennis Aces: June 22

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Smash takes up the bulk of this E3 direct, being the first time they revealed the game properly. All the warriors from past Smash games returned, Daisy, Inkling and Ripley- the character fans requested the most- are now here.

It will be out in December 7th.

Find more of our E3 coverage here.