Since it was the final presentation, Nintendo had a lot to live up to. Many titles have been teased or revealed, but there has been a paucity of information for these games. Well, Nintendo lived up to the hype not only discussing most of these games, but also showing new and unexpected ones as well.
Below is everything Nintendo talked about:
Smash Bros Ultimate Character Reveals
Starting off with a character reveal, The Hero from Dragon Quest XI S will be the main character. Featuring potentially 3 other skins from other Dragon Quest games including Erdrik.
Their moveset is still unclear, but it looks to be a mix between a Robin and Shulk. The Hero will have elemental magic powers as well as the ability to scroll through multiple options that change how the character can play. It also appears that there is MP related to each move.
While no confirmed release date, The Hero will come out this summer.
Among the penultimate moments, it was also revealed the Banjo & Kazooie would be joining the Smash Ultimate cast. Revealed during a remix of Ridley’s reveal, Banjo & Kazooie looks to bring their cartoon style to the platform fighter. Many of the moves and animations remain faithful to the original series. Banjo and Kazooie will be available Fall 2019.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition
A new gameplay trailer of Dragon Quest XI S played during the Nintendo Direct and finalized the release date as September 27th, 2019.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Luigi is invited to a hotel with the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom crew, but as with Luigi’s other adventures, his abode is haunted. With a newly upgraded Poltergust G-00, Luigi can not only capture ghosts, but can also slam them into the ground to inflict damage, perform a Suction Shot with his plunger, and jump over obstacles and push away enemies with his Burst move. Additionally, Dr. E. Gad has created Gooigi, a Luigi clone that allows you to traverse areas previously unreachable. This can be controlled either by you or a friend in co-op mode.
Finally, the new ScareScraper Mode was revealed. In local or online co-op with up to 8 players, you are tasked with capturing the ghosts and finding all the toads on each level. All of these new features will be playable in Luigi’s Mansion 3 when it releases sometime this year.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
A tactical strategy game based off Netflix’s eponymous series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will come to the Switch in 2019.
Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
More gameplay for Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was shown. Specifically, a new dungeon maker mode was introduced where you can piece together your own dungeon via pieces found in your travels. The game will release September 20th, 2019.
Trials of Mana
A Square Enix game, this action RPG will receive a remastered global release on Nintendo Switch in early 2020. The original 3 games in the Mana series – Final Fantasy Adventure, Trials of Mana, and Secrets of Mana) will be available today as Collection of Mana.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
The Witcher 3 will be ported over to Switch sometime later this year.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
In a new story reveal, the protagonist’s 3 disciples come back for a reunion only to fight each other. However, it appears as if the protagonist has the ability to see through time, both the present and this violent future. Unraveling this mystery and potentially saving the future from this deadly outcome will be your duty when Fire Emblem: Three Houses releases on July 26th, 2019.
Two more Resident Evil – Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 – will be brought over to the Switch this fall.
No More Heroes III
Coming in 2020, this sequel will take Travis through another science-fiction action adventure.
Contra: Rogue Corps
A classic run and gun shooter, Contra: Rogue Corps brings the action of this 3rd person shooter to Switch September 24th, 2019. Local wireless and online multiplayer will be available as you battle aliens.
For those looking for a nostalgia fix, Contra Anniversary Collection will be available today for Switch.
Daemon X Machina
Further gameplay of the mecha robot fighting game was showcased with a September 13th, 2019 release date.
A Star Fox style shooter, fly a dragon through a scenic landscape while avoiding or shooting enemies and obstacles. Danzer Dragoon will be available this winter.
Pokemon Sword & Shield
Although most new information was showcased in the June 5th Pokémon Direct, Nintendo did reveal that we can use the Poké Ball Plus as a way to stroll with our Pokémon, but not as a game controller. Additionally, they revealed Nessa, the water type gym leader.
More gameplay and story was shown for this hack & slash game. The protagonists are tasked with fighting chimeras as they enter into the human world. Chimeras controlled by neurological devices are called Legions and the relationship between a Legion and its owner is set to be explored when the game releases on August 30th, 2019.
Empire of Sin
This overhead Western style shooter will release Spring 2020.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Further gameplay was revealed for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order highlighting the diversity of characters in the game. Releasing July 19th, the first DLC for the game was also announced with an Expansion Pass featuring Marvel Knights, X-Men, Fantastic Four.
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necromancer
The rhythm-based game including playable Zelda and Link will release June 13th.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Coming exclusively on the Switch in November, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games will return. This Olympic game will feature surfing, skateboarding, tae kwon do, track and field, rock climbing, swimming, rowing, equestrian and gymnastics, among others.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
For fans of Animal Crossing, this announcement was a double-edged sword. While the gameplay was fun to see, the release was pushed back from 2019 to March 20, 2020.
At this point, Nintendo revealed several games all in sequence. Below are all the games and release dates:
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy – September 3rd, 2019
- Hollow Knight: Silksong – TBD
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – September 20th, 2019
- Minecraft Dungeons – Spring 2020
- The Elder Scrolls: Blades – Fall 2019
- My Friend Predro – June 20th, 2019
- Doom Eternal – Coming soon
- The Sinking City – Fall 2019
- Wolfenstein Youngblood – July 26th, 2019
- Dead by Daylight 5 – September 24th, 2019
- Alien Isolation – 2019
- Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered – Winter 2019
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 – July 12th, 2019
- Stranger Things The Game 3 – July 4th, 2019
- Just Dance 2020 – November 5th, 2019
- Catan – June 20th, 2019
- New Super Luckys Tales – Fall 2019
- Dauntless – Late 2019
- Super Mario Maker 2 – June 28th, 2019
Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2
A surprise release, but Nintendo stated that Breath of the Wild 2 is now in development. The trailer offered a grittier take using the same engine and models as the original, so we’ll have to wait and see what direction the game takes.
To see Nintendo’s full direct, see above.