A new trailer shown at Nintendo’s E3 Direct has revealed some extra characters coming to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order on Switch.
We get to see Ghost Rider, Elsa Bloodstone and Elektra who join a massive playable roster, including:
- Black Panther
- Black Widow
- Captain America
- Captain Marvel
- Doctor Strange
- Drax the Destroyer
- Elsa Bloodstone
- Ghost Rider
- Groot and Rocket Raccoon
- Iron Fist
- Iron Man
- Luke Cage
- Miles Morales
- Ms. Marvel
- Scarlet Witch
- Black Dwarf
- Corvus Glaive
- Doctor Octopus
- Ebony Maw
- Green Goblin
- Proxima Midnight
- Ronan the Accuser
The new E3 trailer, shown during the Direct, can be seen below:
Will it be ropey, reasonable or remarkable? We’ll find out soon — Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out July 19th, 2019.
Rare’s Banjo and Kazooie will be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the planned DLC this year. The historic pair were shown off along with Dragon Quest’s Hero at Nintendo’s E3 Direct.
Banjo and Kazooie both debuted on the N64 in 1998’s critically acclaimed Banjo and Kazooie. Rare’s partnership with Microsoft would have, at one stage, made the inclusion feel all but impossible:
Dragon Quest’s character called ‘The Hero‘ will also make an appearance — including the protagonists from Dragon Quest 3, 4 and 8:
When are they released? Banjo and Kazooie are out autumn 2019, while The Hero joins at some point this summer.
A new story trailer was shown off in Nintendo’s E3 Direct for the upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
We get to see the central premise of the game with what is set to be an epic war between former friends and classmates — ‘sweet memories, twisted by time’s cruel hand’:
Three Houses has been in development for quite some time, so we’re hoping the delays are justified. As the first authentic home console Fire Emblem since 2007’s Radiant Dawn, expectations are high.
It’s out next month on Switch, July 26th.
The new Animal Crossing game for Switch has been revealed as ‘New Horizons’ at Nintendo‘s E3 2019 presentation.
Along with the official name for the game, we finally got a March 20th, 2020 release date and a trailer too:
It’s been seven long years since New Leaf came out on the 3DS, so: can you take a few more months?
Nintendo confirmed during their E3 Direct the release date for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake.
A trailer also showed us some brand new gameplay, which you can see here:
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening released initially way back in 1993 for the Game Boy. A second version, that literally added more colour to the game, released in 1998 for the Game Boy Colour.
When’s the remake out for Switch? September 20th.
A new trailer has been released for Astral Chain in Nintendo’s E3 Direct.
The title, from Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya, is set in a cyberpunk city known as ‘The Ark’. You must work together with the Legions to fight back against the invading Chimera and save humanity — naturally.
Astral Chain appears to feature the awesome action-gameplay we’ve come to expect from the talented studio:
It’s set for release on August 30th.
After months of teasing from Suda51, Nintendo confirmed the existence of No More Heroes 3 in their E3 Direct today.
There wasn’t much information on offer, but you can find the expensive-looking reveal trailer below:
No More Heroes 3 is set to be released in 2020.
The upcoming Luigi’s Mansion 3 has been detailed in a new trailer shown off at Nintendo’s E3 direct. This time around Luigi gets invited to a spooky hotel, so technically, it’s ‘Luigi’s Hotel’ then…?
Besides that, the green brother gets some fancy new moves in the sequel, including the ability to slam ghosts, use suction shots to destroy furniture, disperse enemies with the burst shot and our new favourite: he can turn into ‘Gooigi’.
Gooigi, a gooey doppelgänger of Luigi, can slip through traps and gates, and, most importantly, enables co-op play with another. It’s all looking pretty impressive:
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is set for a 2019 release, but we don’t know exactly when yet.
Nintendo has officially announced a full sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at their E3 Direct.
In development for the Switch, details are thin at the time of writing, but the huge announcement wasn’t one most predicted:
Expect this one late next year at the earliest.
Square Enix has revealed that a remaster of Final Fantasy VIII is finally coming to the Switch (and other consoles/PC) later this year. Yes, that one.
Announced during the E3 Live event, the remaster brings the game’s classic story to modern platforms, now with new visuals that help bring the game’s characters to life
You can see an example of the graphical update below:
The story of Final Fantasy VIII involves the military nation of Galbadia declaring war on the Dukedom of Dollet, who must hire the mercenary force, SeeD.
Squall Leonhart, a new member of SeeD, together with his friends and Rinoa Heartilly, a member of a resistance group, get pulled into the war, unaware of their fated task to save the world:
We don’t have an exact date for release, but it’s due out this year.
Released way back in 2008, The Last Remnant captured the minds of gamers with its enthralling story, likeable characters and intricate battle system.
Now it returns — this time on Nintendo Switch in a remastered, portable form:
Features of the Switch remaster include the following:
- Enhanced graphics enabled by Unreal Engine 4, allowing for a more immersive adventure
- UI updates to make it look and feel better
- Over 100 hours of gameplay
- A unique morale system that changes the outcome of battle
- A battle system where commands change depending on the status of allies and enemies
A developer featurette was also released, providing an in-depth look at some of the secrets behind the creation of the adventure:
It’s yours for £15.99 in the UK.
Microsoft pulled out all the stops during their E3 2019 Press Conference showcasing a total of 60 games.
Twenty-two of those games are indie titles, all of which will be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch.
A handful of the games really stood out to me. Which? Well, Blair Witch, Blazing Chrome, Riverbond, Star Renegades and AfterParty which I covered a while back here on Nitchigamer.
The full list can be found below:
ID@XBOX Games Shown at E3 2019
- Dead Static Drive
- Star Renegades
- Way to the Woods
- Creature in the Well
- Killer Queen Black
- Pathologic 2
- Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game
- The Good Life
- Blazing Chrome
- TABS: Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
- Secret Neighbor
- Supermarket Shriek
- Blair Witch
- Unto the End
- Night Call
- Felix the Reaper
- Totem Teller
It is important to note that both Riverbond and Supermarket Shriek are available on Game Pass right now! The other titles are set to release later this year.
As a Game Pass subscriber, I will add more than a few of these to my library. I hope you do too!
Next up, of course, is Nintendo’s E3 Direct. We’re hoping to see some rather unique games on show there.