Our Nintendo Roundup will be a bit different then all of our roundup articles. We’re going to openly discuss what was shown and what we didn’t see this year.
Some of the biggest games shown this year are first party titles (Made by Nintendo in house) as opposed to third party — games like Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Packs, Metroid Prime 4, Metroid: Samus Returns and Kirby. Nintendo is building third party support for the Nintendo Switch, though, with publishers and developers such as EA, Ubisoft, Psyonix, Sega, Capcom. More are coming.
My real concern with Nintendo and their lack of third party support is that the lack of it was the main reason the Wii U died. Also, I also note that we didn’t see anything from Animal Crossing or Super Smash Bros. franchises, in any form. I surmise that this might be from the fact that they was heavily featuring Splatoon 2, Pokken DX, and ARMS in competitive tournaments. This could be because they don’t have anything, or because they won’t want Smash or Animal Crossing stealing the spotlight.
I know the main reason you are here is to see some cool trailers from Nintendo and their partners. So, here is a short list of games and why I’m looking forward to them.
Super Mario Odyssey
This game looks like it’s going to take everything we know and love about Mario and mix it up in new and exiting ways. I’m really hyped for it and to see it’s growth and change before it’s launch.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Switch
Skyrim for Switch will be quite the interesting experiment. It’s a third party game being published by the first party on the system. This is unique because they enabled certain functionality for Amiibos and other things that otherwise wouldn’t be allowed or usable. I just wonder if people will want a really old game like Skyrim without the ability for mods or what not. This is not the Skyrim Special Edition that allows for mods. This is the base game and the DLC for it. I guess we’ll see.
Metroid Prime 4
I got nothing on this one. We’ll have to wait for more info on this title as it comes out, but I know a LOT of the fans are happy to hear they are getting not one but TWO Metroid games.
Metroid: Samus Returns
This is the other Metroid game coming out and it’s coming to the Nintendo 3DS in September. It looks fantastic and honestly this is probably the reason that the Metroid fan game got shut down last year.
This makes Rocket League’s 4th platform, the previous three being PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The amount of players that we’ve already seen online before now at one time has exceeded 250k at one point. This very well could set the standard for cross platform/network play in games.
Last, but not least, here are two of my favorite Nintendo characters. Yoshi and Kirby!
Both of these games are in development and look great. In Yoshi, you can play with a friend (co-op) and see what’s hidden in the world. In Kirby, you’ll be able to have up to three helpers this time around and combine their abilities in new and unique ways. I’m really excited for them both and I cannot wait to see how they turn out.
That’s it for SCIFI.radio’s E3 coverage this year. If you want more, tune in to Level Up with Chaotix this Friday at 1 pm PST/3 pm EST and hear some unique opinions and thoughts on the event and what we might see this year. Until next time, Good Night and Good Luck. 🙂