With E3 2018 finally coming towards it’s closing stages, the Nintendo E3 2018 highlights are in. We’ve put together a list of six of the best games that were announced during the presentation. If you’re not already a Switch owner (like me) these upcoming games might just give you the excuse you need to get yourself on the Switch bandwagon.
Super Mario Party
remember the previous Mario Party games that introduced a variety of mini games, the ones you’d end up losing friendships over because you’d end up winning every time? Well first up on our Nintendo E3 2018 highlights list is Super Mario Party, where those mini games you know and love come to Nintendo Switch meaning you’ll now be able to have mini game battles on separate Switch consoles, in a variety of fun and unique ways.
Check out the trailer below to see what we’re talking about.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Certainly one of the most exciting announcements amongst the Nintendo E3 2018 highlights was when the trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dropped. Unlike many of the releases we’ve seen at E3 2018, this is one title that won’t be dropping in 2019, instead Switch owners will be able to get their hands on the all-star beat em up on December 7th 2018. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is dubbed the biggest game in the franchise yet, including every single character to appear in the history of the franchise. A highlight was that Solid Snake will be voiced by Metal Gear Solid’s original legend – David Hayter. In addition to this, fans were also excited with the addition of one of the villains from the Metroid series – Ridley making a very first appearance in the franchise.
In a surprise to Nintendo Switch players and fans of the battle royale style title Fortnite, were slapped with a gameplay trailer boasting how great the game can look on a handheld console when compared with the console giants like Xbox One and PS4. What’s more is that the game isn’t going to have players waiting for months to start playing, and instead it’s available to download via the Nintendo E-Store right now – completely free of charge as you’d expect!
Fire Emblem Three Houses
The hugely anticipated sequel to the original series got a new instalment named Three Houses. Current players of its predecessor will be pleased to know that the original mechanics of the RPG-style title will be keeping the core mechanics of the game. Although the trailer has shown some additional game elements, the grid-style gameplay base has remained in full screen display, and the story seems to have kept to tradition with some surprising new differences – check out the trailer below to reveal more.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country
Carrying on from the main storyline from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Torna – The Golden Country, the brand new DLC will add additional in-game content which will work hand in hand with an update which was released early 2018 adding the game plus mode and a variety of new items. The update was only available though to players who’d already purchased the game’s season pass. A specific date has not yet been provided, although it is due to release around September 2018 for season pass holders.
Nintendo E3 2018 Highlights – closing off E3 with a colourful bang
That’s it for E3 til next year, Nintendo Direct revealed some games in our list that Switch owners are going to want to add to their library, and as for our other conference highlights it seems like gamers are in for something special for what’s upcoming in the coming months. Make sure to keep an eye out for our Best of E3 list to see if you agree with which reveals were the most exciting.