Viewpoint: The Top 10 Trailers From Nintendo’s E3 This Year

It’s safe to say that Nintendo has put on a great E3 show this year. With a line-up of games from their top IPs, along with a nice sprinkling of third-party support from Skyrim, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, FIFA 18, and Rocket League – Nintendo is on the mend. To celebrate this rebirth of sorts, we’ve put together their best trailers from the show, the ones which filled us with giddy joy – something Nintendo is quite adept at.

Metroid Prime 4

It’s just over 40 seconds long, but that was enough to explode the internet. The confirmation that Nintendo is finally working on a new Prime game is what fans have been waiting for – 10 years and counting. This was their best kept secret.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was one of the biggest surprises (unless you read the web), first revealed at Ubisoft’s E3 conference. The idea of Mario and Rabbids coming together doesn’t instantly fill us with joy, however, once we saw some gameplay that showed remarkable similarities to the excellent XCOM games, we were sold.


A charming game for a charming character. Yoshi, that’s the name for now anyway, is coming to the Nintendo Switch next year. If the music in this trailer doesn’t make you smile, then surely the stylish, yet cutesy graphics will. Good to see you back old friend.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Skyrim on your Switch, with the Master Sword in tow. Think about that. ‘Take a Walk’ shows off the potential of having a huge fantasy adventure playable on a much smaller screen – wherever you want. Passion Pit’s vocals help highlight this glorious fact.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Epic sci-fi action on your Switch in time for Christmas. Nintendo not only showed the world and characters in Xenoblade 2 in much greater detail than we had seen before, but also proudly revealed that the game would in fact make 2017 – something we believed wouldn’t happen. Lovely.


Much like Yoshi, Kirby returns with a new adventure literally titled ‘Kirby’. Whether this is the working title, or the game serves as a soft reboot of the series, we don’t know yet. What we do know is that the delightful game is hitting the Switch next year. Stay tuned Kirby fans.

Fire Emblem Warriors

An assortment of Fire Emblem characters, classic and new, meet in the hack and slash game Fire Emblem Warriors. Nintendo’s E3 trailer satisfyingly showed us these folks coming together to fight a powerful new evil. It’s hitting your Switch this fall, because you need more to play!

Rocket League

A short but sweet trailer that showed us Rocket League finally coming to the Switch. This writer has never played the game before, so it seems like a perfect chance to dive in. Exclusive cars, items and cross-network play were also confirmed. The holiday season is getting busy to say the least.

Metroid: Samus Returns

We’ve got to have a 3DS title in here somewhere, right? Nintendo slyly announced Metroid: Samus Returns to the screams of forgotten Metroid fans all around the world on their Treehouse stream. They presented us with a 2D side-scrolling, sci-fi action game that harkens back to the gaming days of yore.

Super Mario Odyssey

A Tyrannosaurus rex in a Mario game? Yep. A catchy new song called ‘Let’s Do The Odyssey’? Check. A Bullet Bill with a moustache? You got it. Super Mario Odyssey’s E3 trailer showed a more playful, wacky and confident Nintendo than we’ve seen for a long time. This one will certainly stay in the memory.

That about covers it. Did you enjoy Nintendo’s E3 this year? What was your favourite trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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