Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the focus of Nintendo’s E3 presentation today taking up about half the presentation’s overall screen time.
For the Ultimate Edition, Nintendo has enhanced the game on every level imaginable. The game will include every fighter ever featured in series history, including Solid Snake.
Ridley from Metroid and Inkling from Splatoon will be making their series debuts in Ultimate and players will be able to use their GameCube controllers (original or newly designed) to play on the Nintendo Switch.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will launch on December 7th of this year.
Nintendo also shone the spotlight in the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. The experienced can be shared with friends on the Switch and Players can transfer Kanto region Pokémon into the game from the Pokémon GO mobile game.
Being released simultaneously is the new accessory: Poké Ball Plus. The Pokeball controller comes equipped with a pressable analog stick and button as well as the Pokémon, Mew.
At launch trainers have the option of buying Pikachu! or Eevee! and a Poké Ball Plus for $99.99.
Bringing Switch players to the party, Nintendo also announced that as of today Fortnite is available for free on the Switch.
Other games spotlighted in the presentation were:
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country
Expansion Pass owners will have access to Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country. This new story lifts the veil on Jin’s backstory. It will be released on Sept. 14.
Super Mario Party
New mini-games and play styles that make use of the Joy-Con controllers. The game launches Oct. 5.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Available in spring of 2019, that latest chapter in the turn-based tactical RPG puts adds formations of troops supporting individual units on the battlefield.
DAEMON X MACHINA
A mech battle game is arriving in 2019. The mechs are called Aresenals and can be customized with a multitude of weapons. Weapons can be obtained from downed enemies and they can swapped on the fly too.
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