Nintendo took over E3 yesterday, revealing a bunch of info on new releases for the Nintendo Switch console. Watch the Nintendo Direct below and continue reading for our main takeaways.
Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest’s Hero join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Banjo the bear and Kazooie the bird first debuted on the Nintendo 64 in 1998 with their titular game Banjo-Kazooie. The characters were developed by Rare back when Nintendo had a significant ownership stake in the studio. Microsoft bought Rare in 2002 and the studio continued to develop games for the Xbox family of consoles. The duo make their return to Nintendo as a playable character on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, along with The Hero of the Dragon Quest franchise. Speaking of Dragon Quest…
Dragon Quest XI: S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
The definitive version of Dragon Quest XI features all the content from the original game, plus an expanded storyline, more rideable monsters and the ability to travel to past Dragon Quest worlds with 2D animations. Launches on the Nintendo Switch on September 27th, 2019.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Everyone’s favorite ghost hunter is back with all new features to catch and trap ghosts. Luigi comes equipped with an upgraded Poltergust G-00. He can also summon Gooigi, a green goo version of Luigi that can overcome obstacles that regular ol’ Luigi can’t. The new ScareScraper game mode is a timed ghost hunting challenge for up to 8 players. Dropping Holiday 2019.
Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
A teaser trailer of Link and Zelda exploring a dungeon together is enough to get fans excited for this newly announced sequel. The game is currently in development with no announced release date.
Animal Crossing New Horizons
Nintendo delayed the release of the new Animal Crossing game because it didn’t want to put its employees through excessive crunch. First expected to release in 2019, the new announced release date is March 20, 2020. At least we got a new trailer.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Play as Link in this remake of the 1993 Game Boy classic. Aside from the main story, there’s a Chamber Dungeon mode where you can use chambers you earn while playing to create your own dungeon and complete objectives. Releases on the Nintendo Switch on September 20, 2019.
Cadence of Hyrule
This Crypt of the NecroDancer and The Legend of Zelda crossover allows you to explore Hyrule while keeping in rhythm with Zelda music remixes. You can play this tomorrow June 13th, 2019.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Complete Edition
In a surprise move, CD Projekt Red has brought The Witcher 3 to the Nintendo Switch. Releasing later in 2019.
Resident Evil 5 & 6
The entire Resident Evil series is slowly making its way to the Nintendo Switch. You’ll be able to take your fear to-go with the 5th and 6th installments of the series sometime this fall.
No More Heroes III
Travis Touchdown is seen kicking some serious ass in the trailer for the newly announced third installment of the No More Heroes series. Releasing exclusively on the Switch next year.
Daemon X Machina
If you like giant fighting robots then this the game for you. Use mech suits, laser swords, and guns to take down enemy mechs and spaceships. Releasing on September 13th, 2019.
Pokéball Plus Compatible with Pokémon Sword and Shield
The controller accessory that debuted with Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! will be compatible with the next gen Pokémon games. Players can transfer one of their Pokémon buddies to the device to gain experience and collect items while not playing Sword and Shield.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes to stop Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order. Paid DLC includes content from popular franchises like Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights. Releasing on the Nintendo Switch on July 19th, 2019.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Play as characters from the Mario and Sonic franchises as you go for the gold. The new sports that will be included in the 2020 Olympic Games (Skateboarding, Karate, Surfing, and Sport Climbing) will be featured, as well as a large selection of classic events. Releasing in November 2019.
With all these games and more coming within the next couple of years, it’s a good time to be a Nintendo Switch owner. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more video game news.