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Nintendo at E3 2018: News and Information

MOST RECENT UPDATE: 4:55 Wednesday, June 13.

E3 has reached its peak for Nintendo Switch, and with the conferences and presentations winding down, Source Gaming has come together to highlight all the relevant information for Nintendo. There were a sizable number of games that were either announced or given release dates, and it can be hard to keep abreast of it all. Hopefully this helps.

However, this was also an E3 with Super Smash Bros., and due to both the importance of Smash to our community and the wealth of information we’ve gotten and will continue to get over the next few days, we’re dedicating a page solely to all the Smash details we’ve uncovered. The link to it will be right below once we’ve uploaded it. Both pages will be updated during the week for any and all new information or surprise releases.

Also, several members of the Source Gaming team have gathered to provide some thoughts about Smash, the Nintendo Direct, and this year’s E3 in general. We’ll include a link to that as well.

Everything we’ve uncovered about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be found here.

Nintendo Game News. All releases are for Switch, unless explicitly stated to be for 3DS:
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be released on 3DS and Switch July 13.
  • DAEMON X MACHINA, a mech combat action game in the style of and a spiritual successor to Armored Core, is set for release 2019. More details 
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ will be appearing on Switch at some point “this summer.” Reportedly in 60FPS.
  • FIFA 18: World Cup Russia 2018, currently out.
  • FIFA 19, featuring online play absent from FIFA 18. Set for release September 28.
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses announced, with a strong focus on larger troop movements than previous games in the series. Set for release spring of 2019.
  • Fortnite: released today! As in prior versions, the popular (and extensively leaked) battle royale shooter is free to download.
  • Hollow Knight: released today! This Dark Souls-inspired Metroidvania has been in the pipe for much of the past twelve months.
  • Killer Queen Black, a console rerelease of cult arcade strategy game Killer Queen, will be released Holidy 2018.
  • Ninjala, an urban, ninja themed action game, will release 2019.
  • Mario Tennis Aces was shown, though with no new information.
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’s downloadable content Donkey Kong Adventure will be released June 26.
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will release August 28.
  • Octopath Traveler will get a new demo June 14.
  • Overcooked 2, the sequel the madcap co-op shooter, is coming to Switch August 7.
  • Paladins: Champions of the Realm, a 2016 third person shooter, is set for release later today (June 12). Will have cross-platform play with Xbox One.
  • Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee: players who purchase a Poké Ball Plus will get a Mew for the game.
  • Announced after the Splatoon 2 tournament, the Octo Expansion releases June 13.
  • Super Mario Party, now with added strategic elements, announced. Will be released October 5.
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, featuring all previous Smash fighters, along with Inkling, Daisy, and Ridley. Set to release December 7.
  • The World Ends With You: Final Remix will release this fall.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will get a sizable prequel DLC expansion, Torna – The Golden Country. It’s set to release September 21, or 14 for Season Pass purchasers.
  • Other games shownArk: Survival EvolvedDark Souls RemasteredMega Man 11, Pixark, Sushi Striker: The Way of SushidoWasteland 2: Director’s CutThe World Ends WIth You: Final Remix
Additional Game News: Titles underlined and bolded are either newly announced and newly announced for Nintendo systems. All releases are for Switch, unless explicitly stated to be for 3DS:
  • Afterparty, a new game from Oxenfree developer Night School Studios about exploring a mysterious bar in Hell.
  • Amid Evil, a fantasy FPS released in Early Access earlier this year, has been announced for Switch.
  • Anima: Gate of Memories – The Nameless Chronicles, and its predecessor Anima: Gate of Memories, will be heading to Switch as a double-pack.
  • Bomber Crew, a WWII flight simulator, will release July 10.
  • Broken Age, the Tim Schafer adventure game, has been announced for Switch.
  • Carcassonne, a Medieval-themed digital board game, will be released on Switch. Publisher Asmodee has stated it will be the first “of many” titles from them set to be released on Switch.
  • Chameleon Run: Deluxe Edition is set for release June 14, priced at $5.99 (US/CAN), £4.99 (UK), €5.99 (PAL/AU).
  • Comic Star Heroine, a port of the science fiction RPG from 2017. Set for release in August.
  • Crayola Scoot, set for release October 23.
  • Crazy Justice, a battle royale shooter with cross-platform play, will be released June 13.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail, the beloved 2012 action-adventure game. Will be released both physically and digitally.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends, a relaunch of the free-to-play card game spinoff.
  • Fallout Shelter, a free to play Fallout spinoff previously available for mobile about building a fallout shelter. Released for Switch June 10.
  • fault, a highly regarded 2013 visual novel series from developer Alice in Dissonance. Set for release in November. Unsure if this is a compilation pack of the whole series.
  • Freedom Planet is bound for Switch.
  • GALAK-Z: Variant S, a mobile shooter-adventure game announced earlier for Switch this month. Set for release June 28.
  • Grim Fandango, the classic Day of the Dead-inspired adventure game, has been announced for Switch.
  • HYPER SPORTS R, a sports game with a variety of individual sports.
  • INK, a colorful 2015 ink-themed “splatformer,” has been announced. It releases June 19.
  • Just Dance 2019, which will be available on Switch, Wii U, and Wii. Set for release October 23.
  • Lanota, a 2016 rhythm game originally on mobile devices. Set for release June 14 (NA), June 20 in (EUR, AUS, NZ), priced at $14.99 USD / €14,99.
  • A Magical High School Girl, a roguelike RPG, has already been released on the Switch eShop. NA price is $14.99.
  • M.A.S.S. Builder, a mech action game from Thai develop Vermillion Digital. Set for release summer of 2019.
  • Mutant Football League, a port of the 2017 comically violent football game, has been announced. Release date unknown.
  • My Friend Pedro, an almost literally balletic shooter from Deadtoast that has been in development since 2016. Set for early 2019.
  • My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!?, a previously Japanese-only visual novel. Releases February 2019.
  • Pode, a co-op puzzle game themed around Norwegian art with music by composer Austin Wintory, is set for release June 21.
  • Samurai Cop: The Game, an adaptation of the 1991 cult action film.
  • SpiritSphere DX, a magical tennis game exclusive to Switch. Set for release July 2.
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas: Switch version will have exclusive content with a playable Fox McCloud and an Arwing playset. Set for release October 16. Will require a 15GB download even if you have purchased the retail version.
  • Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo, a 2017 bullet hell game, has been announced for Switch.
  • TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition, a remastered version of the game’s Japan-only re-release, with far more content than the original western version. Set for release winter of 2018.
  • Tonight We Riot, an anti-capitalist themed, co-op beat-em-up game set to release on Steam, has been announced for Switch.
  • Trials Rising, the latest entry in Ubisoft’s Trials series. Set for release 2019.
Other Information:
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Sea will be getting a physical release, available to order from now until July 11.
  • Thumper will be getting a physical release July 20.
  • Night Trap will be getting a physical release in July.
  • Yooka-Laylee will be getting a physical release in August.
  • Golf Story will be getting a physical release in September.
  • Layers of Fear: Legacy will be getting a physical release in October.
  • While not officially confirmed, rumors suggest the newly announced Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be coming to Switch.
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, set for release June 29, will include a new bonus level, “Future Tense.”
  • SNK has released more details about its Neo Geo Mini, which will have two versions: one for Japan, the other for the west. Japanese release is set for this summer.
  • According to E3 staff, the battery on the Pokémon Let’s Go Poké Ball lasts roughly six hours. You can use berries to make Pokémon easier to catch.
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