Nintendo came out with the big guns for its pre-recorded E3 conference this morning, delivering updates on a couple veteran franchises while also bringing some new titles to its Switch console.
The game also includes Splatoon's Inklings and the highly-requested villain Ridley from Metroid, that being saved as a surprise announcement at the end of the presentation. Ultimate, built in a shinier version of the Smash Wii U engine, would celebrate the entire series by including every character ever I almost screamed in this office like a jerk YouTuber.
Over at Game Informer, Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen and localization manager Nate Bihldorff provided some more insight into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch will be released on December 7. This took up the bulk of the Direct, as it went over changes and updates to numerous characters' attacks and appearances.
Recent installments in the Mario Party series have been disappointing and just not fun, full of confusing game mechanics and unnecessary new features. Even better, it's free-to-play. Enemies also move slower and take more damage if they're covered in ink, which allows you to line up an easy shot or grenade them to death.
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses will release for Nintendo Switch in spring 2019, or sometime around March through May.
- You can play the game with any Nintendo Switch controller, or any Nintendo GameCube controller (sold separately). From the new trailer, it seems that Super Mario Party has done away with the unusual everyone-travels-together-in-a-car premise and brought the game back to its individual dice-rolling roots.
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There's still plenty more to be discovered from Super Mario Party. There are over 80 mini-games in the title, making use of the unique characteristics of the Switch in many different ways. Yes, this means you can play as Mario in his dapper white wedding suit from Odyssey and Link in his blue Breath of the Wild tunic. One such mode even encouraged players to put their systems on a table near each other, with the action taking place across all the screens as if they were one giant display.
Are you looking forward to the next game?