12 June marked the last day of Los Angeles E3 2018. Nintendo was the sole presenter of the day. Their presentation was the most anticipated one of the E3 2018 and they did not disappoint us.
Nintendo E3 Conference Details
Here are the the full details on games and trailers showcased on the fourth day of E3 2018. Nintendo being the only presenter, the conference was quite short.
Super Mario Party
First up was Super Mario Party, a series of mini-games that you can play with up to four friends and use two Nintendo Switch consoles. The trailer showed four people physically moving around a Nintendo Switch screen and then calibrating it with a touch swipe across both the screens. The two screens then worked as one massive play area which players could cross over. Super Mario Party could be played on a traditional television screen like the old Mario Party.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Next up at E3 was the turn of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, a JRPG that Nintendo announced for Switch console over a year and a half ago. The trailer showed anime style graphics accompanied by strategic as well as real-time combat. It will be a full-fledged game, unlike the last year’s Fire Emblem spin-off for Nintendo Switch.
Super Smash Bros title
Then it was the turn for Nintendo’s main attraction at E3, the new Super Smash Bros title that was announced last year. It is called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate it occupied a majority of the conference’s time. Nintendo claims that it is “the biggest crossover in gaming history,” as the game will feature every single fighter from every Nintendo game in the history. Moreover, the game will also work with GameCube controller, as it is the most preferred input method. The game will also support all the Amiibos, the small action figures that turn into characters when placed on a Nintendo Switch. There’s also a long long list of playable characters revealed at E3. Lastly, a new challenger Ridley was also introduced as a playable character. Ridley is a monstrous and hideous beast from Metroid. There were also a bunch of mechanical upgrades in the game which were revealed in Nintendo’s long presentation.
Pokémon: Let’s Go
At last was the most exciting announcement of all- Pokémon: Let’s Go. There are two editions of the game Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee. Both the games are essentially the same except for a Pokémon that rides on your shoulder through the world. In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu, Pikachu is your companion while in Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee, Eevee is your companion.
The concept is rather simple and the game focuses on original Kanto region and the first 151 pokémon that made the series so popular. You’ll wander around the world and complete your Pokedex. However, unlike the original pokémon games, you won’t have to fight wild pokémon in order to capture them. Capturing of pokémon will be similar to that of Niantic’s Pokémon Go.
You only play with one joy con so another player can join you using the other player to join you on a multiplayer adventure. But the real way to play the game is Poké Ball Plus controller, which costs $49.99. The Poké Ball Plus controller comes with a legendary Mew preinstalled and you can use it to carry one Pokémon around which will vibrate and make noise.
A few other announcements by Nintendo at E3
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is getting new DLC
- Fortnite is now available on Nintendo Switch
- Hollow Night will also be available on Nintendo Switch
- The Splatoon 2 Octa Expansion is releasing today along with a bunch of new Amiibos
This marked the end of E3 2018.