I have to speak plainly here: most of the announcements in E3 so far have been lukewarm.
We got the Xbox One X in its full glory (with Phil Spencer blaming the PlayStation 4 Pro for holding back Microsoft). We are prepped up for another virtual tour to find out how the Assassin Brotherhood originated. The new Spider-Man game looks to be a Batman: Arkham clone with more quick time events than God of War. We even learned about the new 3D shooter that was the reason why why Mass Effect: Andromeda was such a mess.
So let's leave this mess behind and check out what Nintendo has in store for us.
A New Kirby game for the Switch
Finally! It looks like
Nintendo is giving their assets some real value.
A new Kirby game is in development for the Switch and will feature the pink cue ball sucking up his enemies and ingesting their powers. The newest twist in this game is that you can charm enemies to fight alongside you, with each bewitched enemy having their own abilities.
A New Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch
Pokken Tournament DX, which is an updated port of a Wii U title, was disgusting and a low blow to everyone dreaming to play a console-based Pokemon game.
Turns out, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are indeed working on a Pokemon RPG for the Switch! Although it was announced, there are absolutely no details on the game apart from that it will feature everyone's favorite virtual cock-fighting animals.
A New Yoshi Game for the Nintendo Switch
The title is due next year
and features high-texture cardboard cutouts that serve as the game's backdrops.
Based on the trailer, the game will have players solve puzzles by checking out
"what's behind the stage". Think of it as jumping into the Upside Down world of
Stranger Things but cuter.
Two new Metroid games
Two new Metroid games have been announced: Samus Returns, which is a 3DS remake of the 1991 game first released on the Game Boy, and Metroid Prime 4, the newest entry in the game's first-person shooter franchise.
Details are scarce the new Prime, but this could be another chance for Nintendo to jump into the shooter genre and make it big.
Super Mario Odyssey
We all had our speculations on how the game will turn out.
Many had agreed that Super Mario Odyssey will be more like Super Mario 64, and it is in many ways. It's a sandbox game where you are free to explore new and vast worlds while armed with a brainwashing cap that lets you control monsters. Super Mario Odyssey will be released on October 27 for the Nintendo Switch. Start saving up folks!
If you haven't gotten a Nintendo Switch yet, then this might be the right time to get one.