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Nintendo’s E3 2019 Nintendo Direct
Nintendo’s E3 press conference (or Direct) is one I always look forward to. I had many hopes going into this one, and I couldn’t help but wonder if it would beat Square Enix’s exciting press conference from last night.
They started out with a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC announcement, revealing the Dragon Quest XI Hero. That gave them a good way to transition into the Dragon Quest XI S trailer. It’ll be out on September 27.
Bowser appeared next as part of a funny skit introducing Doug Bowser, and then it was time for a game I was really looking forward to seeing, Luigi’s Mansion 3. It looks wonderful! There’s still a chance they’ll secretly sneak in a mission-based structure, but right now it looks more like the original Luigi’s Mansion than Dark Moon, so I’m thrilled.
Next up, I saw a Netflix logo and was confused by what appeared to be a game, but then it got cleared up. Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is a tactical RPG tie-in game to a Netflix series. So that’s interesting.
Link’s Awakening was a great game, so I’m looking forward to the remake, which now has a September 20 release date. They’re also adding some sort of dungeon-making feature, which is cool.
Nintendo was already on a roll with this presentation, and they went on to announce that after all these years, Seiken Densetsu is finally getting localized… twice! Collection of Mana is available today for the Switch, a collection that includes Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, and the newly-named Trials of Mana. Trials of Mana is also getting a remake in 2020, which is wild.
Meanwhile, The Witcher 3 is also coming to the Switch. Seriously. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition is coming to the Switch later this year.
They showed a new trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and then after a Resident Evil trailer that confused me since REmake is already on the Switch, they revealed that Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 are coming to the Switch as well. I’m not particularly fond of those two, but it’s still a cool announcement.
Now, Suda51 had teased news for E3… and it turned out to be No More Heroes III! I really need to try this series.
They announced Contra: Rogue Corps, as well as the Contra: Anniversary Collection. The Anniversary Collection is available today.
Daemon x Machina now has a September 13 release date, and Panzer Dragoon is getting a remake. They spoke just a little bit about Pokémon Sword and Shield, and then they moved on to Astral Chain. Astral Chain looks really cool, and I can’t wait to play it!
They announced a strategy game called Empire of Sin, showed more from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and Cadence of Hyrule, then revealed Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Next up was Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has been delayed to March 20. I’m not much of an Animal Crossing fan, but I know a lot of people were looking forward to this.
They switched to a montage of games, which includes the revelation that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Alien Isolation are coming to the Switch, along with a ton of other games.
Another Smash trailer revealed Banjo and Kazooie as DLC! Even without being a Smash fan, I love Banjo-Kazooie so much it was an awesome trailer. I loved it. The music made me so nostalgic.
That seemed like they end, but they came back with one more teaser… for a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!
All in all, this was a crazy Nintendo Direct. I’m not entirely sure yet if this won or if Square Enix won, but both had really good presentations. Now the press conferences are done and it’s time to catch the Nintendo Treehouse live streams and the rest of the gameplay demonstrations!
What did you think of the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct?---
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