Nintendo at E3 2019: Pokémon, Luigi's Mansion 3 and the new Zelda

As with everything in life, there are precursors and precursors. Once again, also on the occasion ofE3 2019 it's the turn of Nintendo to close the round of pre-fair conferences, with its own Nintendo Direct already widely launched for years. Let's see in detail what the Kyoto company will have in store for us this time for its near future, now with the Nintendo Switch in mind.

The Direct begins with the reveal of the next DLC of Super Smash Bros Ultimatewhich foresees the arrival this summer ofDragon Quest Heroes. Below you can see the featured trailer.

Immediately afterwards, it was the turn of Doug Bowserthe new president of Nintendo of America which debuts for the first time at E3 with a cute gag that also involves Nintendo's dragon, Bowser. This is how the president presents Luigi's Mansion 3soon on Switch, during 2019.

Luigi goes on a dream vacation with Mario and his friends, but the dream quickly turns into a nightmare. In this chapter also, we will be helped by the Professor Strambic, and the reluctant Luigi will have to make his way through the different floors of a mysterious hotel. This new chapter in the series brings with it many new features, including the Polstergust G-00, the Slam ability to crush ghosts to the ground, Suction-Shot to destroy objects, and the Burst function. It will also be possible to summon Gommiluigi, a very green imitator of Luigi capable of overcoming obstacles of all kinds.

Finally, the multiplayer aspect of the game was presented: it will be possible to play with eight people, respectively spread over four Nintendo Switch consoles, in Tower of Chaos mode, or locally.

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Nintendo then announced The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance Tacticsstrategic title based on the film of the same name available on Netflix, Black crystal. Players have the ability to control and manage multiple units, taken directly from the Dark Crystal fantasy universe.

He finally arrives The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, remake of the famous title initially released on Game Boy in 1993. Link is shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by strange creatures. To escape, he must find magical tools and wake up the Wind fish. Players will explore a faithfully recreated Koholint Island with a new artistic style and, during their adventures, will have to explore numerous mazes. Different gameplay sequences are presented, highlighting the colorful and joyful style of the game. Finally, the release date has been announced: the game will be available from the next September 20. The limited edition of the game will include the game card, an artbook with sketches of this new version of the game and an exclusive Steelbook case inspired by Game Boy.

Several multi-platform titles were then announced which will appear on Nintendo Switch: on the one hand CD Projekt RED with the famous The Witcher 3 (in its full editing capacity), on the other hand Capcom with Resident evil 5 And Resident Evil 6. The titles will be available on the Nintendo console in the coming months.

Then, it's time for the official announcement of No more heroes 3which after the announcement of recent months finally shows itself with many new and adrenaline-filled gameplay sequences. Travis Landingthe protagonist of the game that we have already seen in previous incarnations for the Wii, will return to the Switch during 2020.

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Move to DAEMON: Players must defend the planet and defeat robots controlled by corrupted AI using their own Arsenal, a fully mechanized combat suit. In the game, it will be possible to choose which Arsenal to use and which weapons to equip it with. DAEMON X MACHINA will be released on September 13.

The word then passes to Shinya Takahashi, which talks about the new Pokémon Sword and Shield. The player will find themselves heading to the Galar region, to hide the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamamenta. It will be possible to explore Wild Lands, vast expanses of untouched nature where players can freely control the camera. It will then be possible to participate in the Dynamax Raid, in which players will face giant and very powerful Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon. We remind you that Pokémon Sword and Shield will be available from the next November 15exclusively on Switch.

It is then presented ASTRAL CHAIN, the new game from Platinum Games. Humanity faces an interdimensional invasion, and its last hope is a sentient weapon called the Legion. As a recruit to a special police force, players must work with their Legion to solve cases and save the world. A collector's edition will also be available in Europe, which includes a 152-page artbook, a Shikishi panel with an illustration by chartist Masakazu Katsura and a CD with the original soundtrack. ASTRAL CHAIN ​​​​will be available from August 30.

We come to Cadence of Hyrule, an action/adventure game set in the universe of The Legend of Zelda. Players can explore a randomly generated world and dungeons that change for each player as they attempt to save Hyrule as Link or Princess Zelda. In addition to items from The Legend of Zelda series, in this title it will be possible to use spells and weapons from Crypt of the NecroDancer. The game will be available on the Nintendo eShop on the evening of June 13.

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Here at this point Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Mario, Sonic and friends take the field for their biggest adventure at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, only on Switch. Players will be able to compete in many different disciplines, including four events that will debut at Tokyo 2020: skateboarding, karate, surfing and sport climbing. The game will arrive November.

Surprisingly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is officially announced. After purchasing the exclusive Desert Island Pack from Nook Inc., players will be able to enjoy a peaceful experience filled with creativity, charm, and freedom. On the island, they will be able to gather resources to create whatever they want, from comforts to useful tools, and customize their home to their liking, inside and out. Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive on March 20, 2020.

Quite surprisingly, another character joins the list of Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Banjowith his feathered friend Kazooieprotagonists of the famous series born on Nintendo 64.

So here we are at the coup de grace of the Nintendo Direct of this E3: Nintendo announces that a new chapter from the Serie The Legend of Zelda is currently in development for the Switch. The title will be a prequel to Breath of the Wild, released a few years ago now. At the moment no further statements have been released, so we just have to wait for the next few months to find out more. We therefore leave you the trailer and wish you a good viewing.

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