Hey, everybody, welcome back. Nintendo just wrapped up their conference and E3 2017 with a super short but super sweet series of very exciting reveals today.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2:
Nintendo opened up with a very pretty trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The voice acting seemed a little awkward, but the throwback to what looks like classic JRPG battles and huge, beautiful explorable areas looked stunning.
Speaking of throwbacks, we saw a new trailer for Kirby – slated for 2018. In this trailer, it looks like we can charm our enemies into following us and fighting for us. It featured ability-mixing similar to that of Kirby 64. There were some classic Kirby elements and sound effects thrown in that brought out the 6-year old in me, too.
Metroid Prime 4
Probably the biggest and most surprising reveal was the Metroid Prime 4 teaser. There was no trailer, just a title card, but that alone is enough to get us giddy as schoolgirls.
Next up was a new Yoshi title that utilized the crochet art style that Nintendo has been giving the long-tongued dinosaur. Yoshi will feature a 3D playing space and what looked like 2-player compatibility.
Fire Emblem Warriors
Fire Emblem Warriors got a spot on the E3 conference as well via a short story trailer. Fire Emblem Warriors will star a pair of twins as well as a large cast of “classic” Fire Emblem characters like Marth, Chrom, and Ryoma. The trailer looked cheesy as hell, but it’s still hard to not get excited over a new Fire Emblem.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC
There were some seriously good-looking DLC packs for Breath of the Wild up on the conference stage. Trial of the Sword looked especially good, as it seems to be about running link through an intensive gauntlet of baddies. They also revealed a “Hero’s Path” mode and the Champion’s Path DLC, but not many details about them made its way to the screen.
Super Mario Odyssey
Last but not least, Nintendo’s flagship series closed out their conference and E3 with a crazy new gameplay trailer for Super Mario Odyssey. Today’s trailer introduced a new mechanic where Mario throws his hat to merge with and control his enemies. This allows you to Kirby your way through levels and doesn’t seem to have many restrictions regarding what you can and cannot control.
Nintendo also reiterated some information we heard earlier this week, such as their announcement of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and the new Zelda gear for the Switch version of Skyrim.
But one other huge announcement that we don’t have a trailer for (or any relevant information for, really) was that the Pokémon Company is working for a new core Pokémon title for the switch. Yes, a CORE title for a full console! This is a first-time-ever announcement, and I am crazy excited to hear more about this in the future.
And that wraps up E3 2017! I hope all of you were able to enjoy all the new and exciting announcements we got this week. I also hope that my recaps throughout the week were helpful in case you missed a conference. Sometime later this week, I will post a list of my personal top 10 reveals from E3 and see if I can name a “winner” of E3 2017.