Nintendo’s E3 2019 press conference was last, but not least, featuring a whole bunch of new and not-so-new upcoming games to get excited about. Zero dogs or Keanu, though. Poor form.
Anyway, let’s have a look at what’s new, remade, and resurrected from Nintendo.
Breath of the Wild is getting a sequel
SURPRISE, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting a sequel. What’s it called? No idea. When will we get to play it? Who knows. What is it even about? Discordance, giant pak yaks, and the restless undead, if the trailer is anything to go by. Also, it looks very pretty.
But before that, there’s Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Ft. The Legend of Zelda
The roguelike, rhythmic beat-em-up lets you play as Cadence, Link, or Zelda as you bop your way through waves of enemies. That name, though.
Also, it comes out tomorrow, 13 June.
Make good life choices in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
In this turn-based, tactical RPG you play as a professor at a magic academy, teaching students from one of three houses. The house you choose will influence the outcomes of the story as war eventually comes to the land of Fódlan, so expect some drama.
Reminds me of a bunch of different anime rolled into one, in a good way.
Some questionable voice acting in No More Heroes 3
Don’t you get it? He’s quirky! Pop culture reference!
It’s 10 years after the events of No More Heroes 2, and Travis Touchdown is back to save the day with an extra helping of irreverence.
Rage against the machines in Daemon X Machina
Apparently the Moon exploded and everything went all apocalyptic, so it’s up to you to defend the Earth in high-speed mecha-combat. Customise your Arsenal mech on the fly, to suit your strategy, using parts and weapons scavenged from your fallen enemies.
Not your childhood Contra, but also your childhood Contra
Nintendo’s latest installment into the Contra franchise is Contra Rogue Corps, a third-person, but also top-down, and also side-scrolling (but not back in time) shooter with online and local multiplayer. Also, there’s a CYBORG PANDA.
If you’re not into new things, there’s the Contra Anniversary Collection that brings together 10 classic Contra games, some of which you might remember from your childhood spent at the arcade section of your local movie theatre. It’s available right now.
Thanos is back in Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Assemble your own Avengers from this massive Marvel cast and take down Thanos yourself.
It’s out on 19 July.
All the remakes
Nintendo announced a number of remakes in the works for the Switch, including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993), Seiken Densetsu 3 (1995), and Panzer Dragoon (1995). 90s kids rejoice.
This is the first time Seiken Densetsu 3 will be available for a non-Japanese audience.
All the Switch ports
There are also a bunch of other games coming to the Switch, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Alien: Isolation, Resident Evil 5 and 6, Dragon Quest XI Definitive Edition, and the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
And the new Animal Crossing got a name, but also delayed
It’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons and this time you get to colonise a deserted island.
The release date has been pushed back to 20 March 2020.