For this morning’s announcements, it features one of our favourite companies, Nintendo. They did not manage to introduce as many games as Sony or Microsoft, but there are still games that are worth mentioning. Other games not from Nintendo were also shown, so let’s take a quick dive into them.
Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!/Eevee!
The latest instalment from everyone’s favourite monster catching game, Pokemon is coming with some major changes. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! primarily features Pikachu and Eevee. But, don’t fret, other Pokemon can still be found in the game. Gameplay wise, the game focusses on catching Pokemon, just like Pokemon Go. Whenever you encounter wild Pokemon, you can catch them by flicking the Pokeball towards the wild Pokemon, or feed it berries to catch them easier. You still have your traditional battles, but it only happens when you face trainers. Catching Pokemon increases the EXP of the Pokemon in your party as well, so there’s no need to worry about not having sufficient levels facing opponents.
The frantic co-op or singleplayer cooking game is back again, with a much more colourful cast and with a variety of colourful levels as well, along with more recipes. The gameplay showcased a dynamic level, starting out in a hot air balloon in the middle of nowhere, and midway through the level, you are suddenly dropped into a sushi kitchen and you will have to cook sushi as well for no reason. The game will also feature online co-op, so for people with faraway friends, you can rage at them from the comfort of your own PC. The game launches on the 7th of August this year.
Super Mario Party
A new Mario Party is finally on its way. And the usual suspects are back in the game again with movement based or button prompt inputs. You can also pair two switches together to create an interlinked map as well. In the short trailer, you can see a variety of different mini games that you will be tasked to pass at the end of each round. Make friends or even enemies with this game, coming 5th of October 2018.
Yakuza 0, Kiwami & Kiwami 2
Everyone’s favourite gangster turned good guy turned gangster was always a PlayStation exclusive, even way back during the first game. But it is about to change as Yakuza 0, the prequel to all the other games, Kiwami, a remake of Yakuza 1 and Kiwami 2, the remake of Yakuza 2 will be made available for PC gamers. Yakuza 0 will be available on the 1st of August this year, while the others will arrive shortly. Starting with Yakuza 0 will also not be a bad idea as well.
Daemon X Machina
This game was shown right at the start of the Nintendo conference, and it certainly wowed us. Not much information was given about how the game is played, but we can sort of expect a 3rd person perspective fast paced robot battles. The game will be available come 2019.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
All your favourite characters are back with redesigns, new battle styles and Echo characters. With some characters, there will be an E or “ɛ“, to mark that these characters behave very similarly to another character. Take for example, Daisy. She plays roughly the same as Princess Peach but with slightly different characteristics. Most of the characters will be returning to the game now. The combat shown also seems to be faster paced as well. We can’t wait to test out the game when it finally arrives on the Switch on the 7th of December this year. Two new characters are also introduced to the game with the Inklings (Splatoon) and Ridley (Metroid).
This concludes our coverage for E3. We know that we might’ve missed some of the games that you are interested in, but please do check out the official YouTube for Sony PlayStation, Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA, Bethesda, Square Enix, PC Gaming and Nintendo for everything that was shown this year. It is definitely great to be a gamer!