Everything Nintendo Announced At E3 2019

Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (Screenshot: Nintendo)

As is tradition, Nintendo finished out the four-day marathon of E3 livestreams with its Direct presentation. The big news? A full sequel to Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We also got updates on Luigi’s Mansion, Animal Crossing, and a bunch of smaller announcements, plus two exciting new Smash characters.

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The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in development.

We didn’t get more than a teaser trailer, but it showed Link and Zelda exploring a dungeon together, so let your mind wander as far as what that might mean.

Banjo-Kazooie and Dragon Quest’s Hero are the next two Smash Ultimate DLC fighters.

While the bear and bird, formerly a Nintendo property but now Microsoft’s, might have seemed like a pipe dream, Nintendo’s big reveal at the end of its show was that Banjo and Kazooie are indeed coming to Smash this spring. Before that, this winter will be The Hero, a single character that can represent the heroes from several different Dragon Quest games.

Animal Crossing: New Horizon for Switch has been delayed to March 20, 2020.

That’s a lot of twenties. And a bit more waiting than we first thought we’d have to do for Animal Crossing on Switch, which was initially promised for 2019. “Early 2020” was already jam-packed and now it’s jammer-packed. Nintendo said it would reveal more information about Animal Crossing on its Treehouse Live livestreams, which run today through Thursday.

The Switch remake of Link’s Awakening will have a sort of custom-dungeon mode, and drops on September 20.

A new feature for this remake of the classic Game Boy game: You’ll earn different “chambers” throughout the game and you can then place them to create a sort-of customised dungeon. Beat your creation and you’ll win rewards. It’s all hosted by Dampe the gravedigger.

Cadence of Hyrule will be available this week.

The crossover of Crypt of the NecroDancer and Legend of Zelda, in which you fight through Hyrule to the beat of guitar-shreddin’ Zelda soundtrack remixes, will be out on June 13.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 has couch co-op and an online mode.

A second player will be able to join in the fun when Luigi’s Mansion hits Switch in 2019. They can play as “Gooigi,” which the Oxford dictionary defines as “a Luigi made of goo.” Gooigi can walk on spikes and through obstacles, but will melt in water. You’ll also play as both Luigi and Gooigi in single-player, swapping between them to solve puzzles. The “ScareScraper” online coop mode lets you seek out Toads and take out ghosts with 8 players.

Daemon X Machina will be available on September 13, 2019.

What do you get when you cross a daemon and a machina? We’ll find out!

No More Heroes 3 is in development, and will arrive in 2020.

As teased at the end of Travis Strikes Again.

The Pokéball Plus controller can be used with Pokémon Sword And Shield.

It can’t be used as a controller in the game, but it will let you take your Pokémon out into the world. “If you spend some quality time with a favourite Pokémon of yours, then something good might happen,” said Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi.

Third-Party Games

A previously untranslated Mana game is coming to Switch—twice.

1995's Seiken Densetsu 3, the followup to the legendary action RPG Secret of Mana, has never left Japan until now. Today, it’s finally going to be available in America as part of Collection of Mana, a Switch retro collection that includes the first three games in the Mana series: Final Fantasy Adventure for the Game Boy, Secret of Mana for the SNES, and the third game, now titled Trials of Mana for its English-language debut.

But wait! Don’t want to play the game in its original beautiful pixel-art 2D form? Weird, but OK: A 3D remake of Trials of Mana, in the vein of last year’s Secret of Mana remake, is heading to Switch in “early 2020.”

Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition will hit Switch on September 27.

It’s been “spring” for a while now, but now we have a date.

Witcher 3 is coming to Switch.

It’s called the “Complete Edition” and will arrive this year.

Resident Evils 5 and 6 are coming to Switch.

Switch draws ever closer to housing the complete Resident Evil collection. They’ll both be out this spring.

Contra: Rogue Corps is coming to Switch on September 24.

Whoa, a new Contra! It’ll have local and online multiplayer for four players. Also, the Contra anniversary collection is available today.

Panzer Dragoon for Switch. (Screenshot: Nintendo)

The remake of Panzer Dragoon is coming to Switch this winter.

If you don’t know what that is, I have a feature you can read.

The Netflix Dark Crystal series is getting a tie-in tactics RPG.

Called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, it’s got Claymation-style graphics. Coming this year.

Empire Of Sin is a new game from John Romero.

Looks like a sort of film noir 1930s zoot-suit crime drama sorta thing. “Speakeasies” and “dames” and such. In development from Doom creator Romero and Paradox Interactive, it’ll be out autumn 2020.

More Games!

A sizzle reel showed off even more games getting ported to Switch: The Spyro the Dragon trilogy (September 3), Ni no Kuni (September 20), Minecraft Dungeons (autumn 2020), The Sinking City (spring 2019), Alien: Isolation (2019), New Super Lucky’s Tale (spring 2019).

Other games that had already been announced but that had release date updates during the Direct: Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics (November 2019), Dead By Daylight (September 24), Dauntless (late 2019).



    The rogue AI James Thornton finally had his wish come true!

    Banjo in smash!

    Holy crap....great E3!!

    My 9 year old son just about shit himself with excitement when the BOTW 2 stuff came in. Lol

    That's right djbear my wish did come true we are finally getting Banjo and Kazooie added as our second DLC along with the heroes from Dragon Quest XI added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    I have to say a big thank you to Head of Xbox's Phil Spencer and the team at Microsoft and British developer Rare for making my wish come true.
    Although the Xbox E3 2019 conference wasn't good Phil Spencer still deserves a good pat on the back.
    Well done Phil Spencer you did it.
    Anyway back to business finally the rumours to bring Spyro Reignited Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch were definitely true and we're finally getting Spyro Reignited Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch coming out at the beginning of September later this year.
    Thank you very much Activision for making that announcement you guys have made me very happy and I'm looking forward to getting Spyro Reignited Trilogy on the Nintendo Switch because my childhood memories of playing Spyro are finally coming back.
    Also thank you to Playful Studios who just announced New Super Lucky's Tale arriving for the Nintendo Switch in Fall 2019 I'm looking forward to that.
    Oh my god Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is going to include surfing and skateboarding and it's getting a November release looking forward to that.
    All exciting stuff thank you very much Nintendo you are definitely going to rule the world by the end of this year.

    Wait, so is the Seiken Densetsu stuff US only? Or is it one of those cases where American reporters only report on America because America?

    The nice thing about Nintendo is that, because they're not holding back for next-gen, they can actually show stuff at E3.

    Definitely saved the show this year, for sure.

    No Bayo 3 makes me rage though.

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