The biggest gaming show of the year, E3 2018, is nearly upon us, and this year’s event promises to offer an exciting look at what each platform has in store through the rest of 2018 and beyond. With the Switch in its second year on the market, the hybrid console will undoubtedly be the focal point of Nintendo’s E3 presentation. Already the company has confirmed it will show off more of Super Smash Bros. for Switch, and there will certainly be a lot of surprise announcements in store for the console.
But while Switch may be the star of Nintendo’s E3 plans, it isn’t the only console the company will be talking about during its big presentation. Its dual-screen handheld, the 3DS, is also still chugging along thanks in large part to the frequent hardware refreshes it has received over the course of its lifetime. Even with competition from Switch, 3DS has remained a consistent seller for Nintendo, and the company will no doubt want to continue that momentum with a steady lineup of upcoming releases.
While we know a little about what we can expect from the Switch side of its E3 presentation, Nintendo’s plans for 3DS remain very much a mystery. The company hasn’t confirmed any 3DS games that will be showcased during its E3 presentation. This isn’t out of the ordinary; outside of Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon 2, Nintendo has been cagey about which games it plans to show off during E3, leaving us to speculate about what the company will talk about.
Still, while Nintendo hasn’t explicitly said which 3DS games it plans to show off, there are quite a few already-announced titles that we may see more of. During a recent Direct presentation, Nintendo announced a handful of new titles coming to 3DS this year, including WarioWare Gold, a remake of Luigi’s Mansion, and a remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story.
We’ll see what else Nintendo has in store for 3DS this year very soon. The company’s Direct-style E3 presentation airs online on Tuesday, June 12, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET, just before E3 officially begins. In the meantime, you can see all of the confirmed 3DS games below. We’ve also rounded up all of the confirmed Switch games for E3 2018.
All the Nintendo 3DS Games Confirmed for E3 2018
- WarioWare Gold (assumed)
- Luigi’s Mansion (assumed)
- Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey (assumed)