Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nintendo Direct E3 2018

With every long-awaited Nintendo trailer from E3 2018, Nintendo absolutely killed it this year. Don't miss any of it.

In the wake of E3 2018, many big-name developers and publishers were busy making announcements for their upcoming releases. Nintendo too made some declarations that have their fans go crazy in excitement even though Nintendo Direct was mostly to look at some pre-recorded footage of their upcoming titles. An earlier leak that revealed Battle Royale game Fortnite coming to Nintendo Switch had a few other games listed alongside and they too got announced as well.

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Nintendo Direct E3 2018

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Let's quickly take a glance at all these exciting game announcements Nintendo had in store for fans during E3.

Killer Queen Black | Nintendo Switch




Arcade's one of the most popular titles Killer Queen makes a major comeback as Killer Queen Black. With improved graphics and smooth gameplay, the game has been rebuilt on the base of the original to be compatible with consoles. This action/strategy platformer now supports a multiplayer of highest eight players and that means a ton of fun. Arena, Custom, Quick Match and Ranked are four distinct modes you can explore in this sequel to Killer Queen. The game has the potential to become a favorite for many online streamers.

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Killer Queen Black Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses | Nintendo Switch




Releasing as the sixteenth game from Fire Emblem series following Radiant Dawn, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is an upcoming tactical role-playing game will be available on Switch in spring 2019! This turn-based tactical RPG takes you to Fódlan as you play with Byleth, Edelgard, Dimitri and Claude. Every strategic twist can turn the tables in battlefield as you go. This is definitely exciting news for the fans of this particular franchise.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Overcooked 2 | Nintendo Switch




The sequel to fun-filled cooking game Overcooked is coming back and will start serving up on Nintendo Switch from August 7. Overcooked 2 lets you team-up with four of your friends in a local wireless co-op multiplayer as well as online. Developers have introduced more chefs, kitchens and new recipes to unleash some next level cooking madness as you boil, bake or burn stuff up. Throwing ingredients at each other can now become a thing and changing of stages will be there too.

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Overcooked 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Mario Party | Nintendo Switch




A party video game from Mario Party franchise, Super Mario Party will come to Switch this year on 5 October. For the first time in the entire series, it has an online multiplayer feature which lets you play the 80 mini-games come along with it. This one is a game for family or friends and filled with joy as you can play it in many different ways as well as the original Mario Party board game. With characters like Goomba and Bowser joining in, this one is a must have for any fans of Mario games.

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Super Mario Party Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country | Expansion Pack DLC




Torna ~ The Golden Country is an Expansion Pass to get access to explore some brand-new content and new story arc from action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Battle Challenge Mode brings Shulk and Fiora as playable Blades and players will receive items and treasures as loot upon completing different challenges by taking down enemy hordes as they test their skills. Also, New Quests Packs, Rare Blade Pack and few other helpful items come along with this DLC.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Torna ~ The Golden Country Expansion Pack DLC Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Nintendo Switch




Every fan-favorite character that ever appeared in any Smash game ever will show up in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There are a total of 60 characters from more than 30 games in it, which includes some exclusive entries like Inklings from paint-shooter game Splatoon, Princess Daisy of Mario games and Solid Snake from Metal Gear franchise, except for Waluigi of Mario spin-off series. Some of these characters are meant to be added as DLC and this is a completely new game build with tweaked moves for each of them.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Daemon X Machina | Nintendo Switch




The next title on the list is a mech action game Daemon X Machina from Marvelous and First Studio, currently slated to release on 2019. Wearing a fully customized powered suit you will be mowing down enemy forces in fast-paced action sequences with a character which is also customizable. Some brief gameplay moments from the clip was truly amazing and was one of the most pleasant surprises for many. Those who have been familiar with From Software’s Armored Core series can relate a lot to this game.

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Daemon X Machina Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Octopath Traveler | Nintendo Switch




Publisher Square Enix’s upcoming turn-based role-playing fantasy epic Octopath Traveler lets you play as eight different travelers into their own unique adventures. Each of them brings a set of special skills that will help you win battles and you can save up your choices to transfer the data into main game. Use your hardly earned Boost Points from every turn and then use them wisely against your opponents to empower your commands to either mount strategic defenses or hit them multiple times.

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Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Hollow Knight | Nintendo Switch




After conquering every Mac and PC, side-scrolling 2D styled action game Hollow Knight is headed to Switch now. You venture into the unfriendly territory of insect kingdom known as Hallownest for an adventurous ride as a Knight. Evolve as you play and improve your skills, speed and strength. Already added areas to explore, characters to interact and bosses to duel within all the content pack released till date, it will also get you the final free pack Gods and Glory later this year!

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Hollow Knight Nintendo Switch Available Now

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Looking at those announcements, we can tell for sure that Nintendo is planning to dominate sales charts with Nintendo Switch. Each of those games set the fans in frenzy but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate takes the cake. Recent craze Fortnite getting a surprise release on Switch was also one of the winning points for them but lack of news on a Pokémon game for their next gen portable console was there too. People were also curious to know about the progress of Metroid Prime 4 and upcoming Yoshi game, which they need to release update on soon.