[E3 2018] Nintendo: Fire Emblem, Fortnite and Super Smash Bros

All characters are returning to Smash.

Nintendo Direct E3 kicks off the show immediately with an extensive cinematic of a robot game Deamon X Machina coming 2019, with some hardcore Rock music in the background and multiple Gundam looking characters. This game looks to be a larger than life possible co-op experience.

Moving quickly, Nintendo continues onto what looks like some upcoming DLC for none other than Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Xen Torna The Golden Country September 2019.

Wasting no time, every Pokeball plus will come with a Mew! The new Pokemon Pikachu and Pokemon Evee comes November____ 2018.

Sure enough Mario Party has been announced! Called Super Mario Party, it looks like you can connect two switch screens on the go, that make one consistent experience. I imagine if there isn’t online functionality that there will be riot in the streets. The trailer was heavy on the joycon play and being able to play on the go. Releases October 5th 2018.

Not even taking a breath, the next gameplay we see is from Fire Emblem Three Houses

Hardly an announcement we have Fortnite coming to Switch. Don’t worry it’s still free and it is on the Eshop starting today. Overcooked 2 has been announced with what looks to be pure chaos, online and local gameplay relaeases August 7th 2018. Killer Queen Black is coming to Nintendo Switch, a multiplayer old school game later in 2018. Hollow Knight which has been teased plenty, but finally a release date, which is….Today! Complete with all DLC.

Octopath Traveler is coming July 13th, a new demo is available June 14th.

A few upcoming games announced (can’t keep up,none of them big and all of them are coming soon) Dragonball FigherZ comes out on Switch in 2018, most noteworthy one.

What we’ve all been waiting for, a detailed look at Super Smash Bros. Fighter Roster video. Mario, Samus, Kirby, Bowser, Link Botw, DK, Fox, Falco, Marth, Zelda, Sheik, Villager, Mewtwo, Meta Knight, Sonic, Peach, Pikachu, Ice Climbers, Inklings, Captain Falcon, Zero fsuit Samus, Pokemon Trainer, Ness, Lucas, Ryu, Ganangodr, Ike, Wii Fit Trainer, Cloud, Snake, Jigglypuff, Pichu, Roy, Olimar, Iddy, Lucario, Lucina, Robin, Bayonetta, Toon Link, Young link, Rosalina, King Dee Dee, Wario, Little Mac, Pacman Shulk, Wolf, Mega Man, Luigi, Yoshi and more. Starting with a small roster, 8 player battles return.

There are some changes to some fighters though. Mario has the hat from Odyssey. Link is from BOTW with bombs that remote detonate and an ancient arrow finisher. Ice Climbers are back, there will be a female version of Pikachu and Fox’s design based on StarFox zero.

Final smashes are shorter. Samus charging can power in midair, marth’s dancing blade is faster and easier to unleash as is the other characters. Snake is back as is Shadow Moses Island. Zelda is a link between worlds, more regal, finesse like. Sonic is back. Pacman is faster with his final smash. Cloud has both costumes, advent children and 7. Villager can pocket things that are thrown such as bombs. Bowser has a huge final smash, and Young Link is back! Three Links in one game!

Wolf returns after 10 years, all moves have seen an upgrade. Kirby is as puffy as ever, has a copy ability for every character. Shulk monado arts is easier and faster on the fly. Ganondorf Ocarina of Time style, and he transforms into Demon King Gannondorf. Pit’s final smash is Lightning Chariot, while Zero Suit Samus uses a power suit to attack her opponents. When Olimar is damaged his helmet gets cracked. Bayonetta has both her Costumes and Rodin comes in as an assist trophy. DK’s smash is rapid fire punches and his old school level is back. Oh and Megaman Stages are back as well. Lastly, Daisy is in the house! As Peach’s “Echo Fighter.”

Inkling can actually run out of Ink and will have to refill, each outfit has a different color, paint actually gets on the level, squid sisters as an assist trophy. You can actually fight assist trophies, some but not all. Bomberman shows up as a trophy and there are more than 50 characters making appearances.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Biggest announcement? Gamecube Controllers are compatible with the new version, amiibo work too and even carry over previous data.

Last announcement for the game? It looks like the dragon like Riddley from the Metroid series will be coming as a new playable character. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases December 7th 2018.

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