Nintendo has wrapped up E3 2018 with a flurry of game announcements and new trailers. We got our first looks at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Fortnite for Switch, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses, but the big time reveals didn’t stop there. Nintendo unveiled more multiplayer games like Killer Queen Black and Overcooked 2, as well as another look at Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu / Let’s Go Eevee. Unfortunately, Metroid Prime 4 and Yoshi, both of which made their debut at last year’s E3, were absent from Nintendo’s showcase this year.
You can watch the whole, pre-recorded feed of Nintendo Direct here. As always, Nintendo will also host its usual Treehouse livestream throughout the remainder of E3. Check out our E3 hub for the latest news and updates from that, and watch all of Nintendo’s new trailers below.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The biggest reveal of the show was no doubt Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is coming to Switch on December 7, 2018. It’s built from the ground up, confirmed by Nate Bihldorff, a senior localization director for Nintendo. It’s the biggest Smash Bros. game yet as it includes every single character to appear in the franchise’s history. In addition, a villain of the Metroid universe will make a debut.
Ridley’s Smash Bros. Debut
For the first time in the series, Samus Aran’s arch nemesis Ridley will be a playable character. The debut was revealed through a trailer, where Ridley appeared from the shadows to attack Samus. Ridley is modeled after the character’s Other M appearance, but alternate costumes and different colors were shown.
The wildly popular battle royale game Fortnite found a new home, and it’s the Nintendo Switch. Revealed today during Nintendo’s E3 2018 presentation, a new trailer not only showed off the game running on Nintendo Switch but it’s also out right now on the Eshop (for free, of course). Fortnite is out on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and iOS as well.
Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu / Let’s Go Eevee
The Let’s Go games are Pokemon RPGs, and you explore the Kanto region just as you would in Red and Blue. While you can’t battle wild Pokemon, you can battle NPCs and other players, and those battles use the turn-based system of the main Pokemon games. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee release on Nintendo Switch on November 16.
Overcooked 2 is serving up more chefs, more kitchens, more recipes, more co-op madness. You can group up with friends or go it alone to cook up a storm, chopping, steaming and frying your way through levels that keep you on your toes. Online multiplayer can bring four chefs together to save the Onion Kingdom once again. It launches on August 7, 2018.
Killer Queen Black
The 5v5 objective-based side-scrolling arcade multiplayer game Killer Queen is coming to Switch this Winter. Players either gather resources, kill the queen, or capture the snail to win in Killer Queen Black.
Octopath Traveller is a throwback turn-based RPG with a unique 2.5D art-style. It’s sports a unique 2.5D art-style A new demo is currently available for download on the Eshop and it’ll let you transfer progress to the full game as well. It’s set to launch for Switch on July 13.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Nintendo’s iconic strategy-RPG series Fire Emblem is getting a new entry, subtitled Three Houses. The trailer reveals new gameplay elements and long-time fans should be happy to know it remains true to the series’ core mechanics. Traditional grid-based gameplay is on full display, and the story seems to play out the same as previous games, but there are some surprising differences as well. Check it out in the trailer above.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country adds new content and continues the story of Xenoblade Chronicle 2. This DLC follows up on an update released earlier this year that added a selection of helpful items and a New Game+ mode for players who purchased the season pass. It’ll be available to season pass holders sometime in September this year.
Daemon X Machina
Cel-shaded mechs battle it out over a futuristic city in the reveal trailer for a new game called Daemon X Machina. It led the Nintendo Direct presentation and featured a heavy metal soundtrack with giant mechs in combat with little regard for world beneath them beneath them. It’s set to launch sometime in 2019.
A Switch port of the independent hit Hollow Knight was announced in Nintendo’s E3 presentation last year, but this Metroidvania-style game is out right now on the Eshop. Hollow Knight’s distinct art-style is both dark and charming, which brings this side-scrolling adventure to life.