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12 games from Nintendo’s Spotlight and Treehouse Live presentations

As I’m sure you’re aware, Nintendo showed off its wares last night in its E3 presentation, and though there wasn’t anything particularly surprising or current, it wasn’t half bad. 

But because we all love simplicity, here’s all of the announcement from yesterday’s presentation condensed into a nicely laid out list just for you. Here’re the 13 things we learnt. 

1 – Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilisation live on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Experience the story of Rex and his new friend, Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power. Together, search for Pyra’s long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity.”

Yes, our favourite little pink friend is back and this time on the Nintendo Switch with a bunch of friends and the return of epic copy abilities. In Kirby you’ll recruit enemies by hitting them with hearts (so cinnamon), and gather up a party of up to four characters. You can also be joined by up to three friends to battle through the Kirby universe. 

Much like Kirby, one of our favourites it coming to the Nintendo Switch with his own game. Yoshi leads us on a brand new side-scrolling adventure absolutely dripping with charm. Exploring a big world decorated like a mini diorama, each stage has a traditional front side as well as a flip side with various views and surprises. You can also be joined by one other friend to enjoy simultaneous two-player action. 

4 – Pokken Tournament DX/Pokemon RPG

Pokken Tournament DX is another game ported and made a little better from the Wii U and arcade versions. Aside from all of the features from the Wii U game, you’ll also be getting Decidueye as a new main Pokemon, and Litten and Popplio as new support Pokemon. It’ll never be easier to challenge and battle people on-the-go. 

As for the mysterious new Pokemon game being developed there’s no title, release date, or details at all. We just know it’s going to be a Pokemon RPG for the Switch, and we’re pretty stoked for it. 

5 – Fire Emblem Warriors

Clash with legions of soldiers and fierce monsters as Marth, Xander, Corrin, and other Fire Emblem heroes unleashing over-the-top-powerful Dynasty Warriors-style move. Fire Emblem Warriors is launching on Nintendo Switch, Fall 2017

Where some game details have been pretty rich, others are sitting a little thin but gamers from around the internet are still stoked to see Fire Emblem Warriors on the way.

6 – Metroid Prime 4

As the first of two Metroid games to get announced yesterday, Metroid Prime 4. What a tease though as the 40-second trailer only showed off an empty, galactical background followed by the title. 

7 – Metroid: Samus Returns

At the Treehouse Live presentation following after the Spotlight we learnt that Metroid: Samus Returns was headed to the 3DS and would essentially be a remake of the 1992 Metroid 2: Return of Samus. Check out the full article here

8 – Skyrim for the Switch

We all knew this was coming since the Switch was announced in October, but yesterday they just showed another snippet of what we saw from the Bethesda conference a couple of days ago. Yep, if you’ve got a Link amiibo, you can don his clothes, shield, and wield the Master Sword in-game. Sweet.

9 – Legend of Zelda DLC

Again, this wasn’t really news to us BUT we got to see some awesome footage of what the first DLC, Master Trials, will be bringing us. New armour, a Hero’s Path Mode, Master Mode, and more. While we don’t have any footage of the second DLC but we do have the name, so come the holidays later this year we’ll also have The Champions’ Ballad. Oh, and Champion amiibos are coming.

10 – Rocket League 

Possibly the most exciting news of the bunch, Rocket League is on its way to Switch. Cross compatibility, exclusive items and battle cars, jeez, if you’re addicted to Rocket League like I am you’ll get how brilliant this is. Not only to be able to play with your friends whether they’re playing on PC or console, but to be able to play wherever you are.

11 – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Though it was revealed and covered during Ubisoft’s conference a couple of days ago, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle made a welcome appearance on the lineup and, like I said in my article, it looks pretty darn good considering how confusing it seems. It’s like strawberries and balsamic: it just works somehow.

12 – Super Mario Odyssey 

Finally, the Spotlight ended with a bang as Super Mario Odyssey was shown off briefly. The following Treehouse Live presentation went into much further detail, however, which I wrote about right here. So, make sure to check that out if you’d like a better insight as to what to expect.