The last one. But certainly not the least: a new Animal Crossing, whatever weird crossover ends up in Smash Ultimate, and more Pokemon Sword & Shield. Plus that little Fire Emblem game. Just a few things, really.
And by a few, I mean a few hundred. The Switch is arguably the most popular indie platform right now, and Nintendo loves jamming its Direct pressers with a ton of the games. So,
What games will be there
This weird bloke and his creative genius, for one. That’s Animal Crossing, in case the face doesn’t ring a bell.
We’ve mentioned a few first-party games, but also expect:
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Detective Pikachu (Switch)
- Pokemon Sword & Shield
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Smash Ultimate
- Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
- Astral Chain
- Daemon X Machina
- Town (Gamefreak’s RPG that isn’t Pokemon)
- Upcoming Nintendo Switch Online games/exclusives
- Mario Kart Tour (we’re due for a global release)
- Final Fantasy remasters (with FF8 announced just now)
- Animal Crossing Switch
- Dragon’s Quest XI / Dragon’s Quest Builders 2
- Untitled Goose Game (in the indie section)
- Bayonetta 3 (PlatinumGames are working on it, so there’s a slim chance we’ll see it)
- Metroid Prime 4 (I’m hoping on this one)
And that’s not including all the new indies/Switch ports that always get a run.
Nintendo @ E3 2019: How to watch
YouTube is usually the best bet with Nintendo – and you can watch the stream below right here. There’s Twitch as well, if you want.
Everything kicks off from 0200 AEST / 0000 AWST / 0400 NZST / 0130 ACST. But we can all sleep afterwards.
Well, you can. I can’t. But let’s not worry too much about that.
What do you want to see the most from Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct?