The E3 2019 Nintendo Press Conference is once again with Treehouse Live this year. The broadcast aired today, and has revealed brand new information about Nintendo’s Switch game lineup. Nintendo’s E3 2019 keynote conference started on June 11th at 9:00AM PDT (Pacific USA) / 12:00PM EDT (Eastern USA) / 5:00PM BST (London) / 2:00AM AEST (Sydney, Australia) opens for 45 minutes with a spotlight and the livestream continues afterwards for 3 hours all day and again the 2 days after. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup…
Exciting surprises this year were: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (EPIC!), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (the reveal!), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020, No More Heroes 3, Contra: Rogue Corps, Panzer Dragoon Remake, Trials of Mana, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC characters.
And more info on Pokemon Sword & Shield, Super Mario Maker 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Astral Chain, Killer Queen Black, Daemon X Machina, and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
Here’s the full E3 2019 Nintendo broadcast video: (starts at around 30:00)
E3 2019 Nintendo Press Conference Roundup:
Show Game Reveals:
- The Hero from Dragon Quest XI joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster! Trailer shows this DLC comes out Summer 2019.
- Dragon Quest XI: Definitive Edition RPG trailer shown. You are the Luminary, the hero of light who must save the world. Traveling to the past reveals a jump from 3D to retro 2D graphics. Coming September 27, 2019.
- Reggie’s replacement Bowser comes onto stage, Doug Bowser promises games for every time of gamer on Switch.
- Luigi’s Mansion 3 gameplay trailer shown. “Maaaaaaaaaaaarioooooooooooo” is missing again in a haunted hotel. The Poltergeist weapon has new functions like Slam, Suction Shot, Burst for attacking multiple enemies at once. Gooigi makes a Luigi clone to double-team for co-op gameplayer. 1-8 Players local or online multiplayer ScareScraper Mode. The Switch app is used again for voice chat online. Release date is still Fall 2019.
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics turn-based RPG shown with an isometric viewpoint. Gameplay looks very Final Fantasy Tactics. Developers BonusXP & En Masse Entertainment working with Netflix. It’s a Netflix TV show tie-in, with the TV show’s first episode premiering August 30th, 2019. The game’s release date will come out after that, later in 2019.
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake new trailer shown. Beautiful clay diorama style of graphics. Includes Dungeon Maker Mode where you can get extra powerups for the main game! The Game Boy Color’s EX version’s exclusive Color Dungeon is included in this remake! Release date is September 20th, 2019.
- Trials of Mana (the Secret of Mana 2 HD remake) action-RPG from Square Enix is coming to Switch worldwide. Trailer looks great with nice cell-shaded graphics. Release date is Early 2020.
- Collection of Mana available later today on the Switch eShop. Includes 3 titles: The original Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana & Secret of Mana 2. Price is $40.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition trailer shows it’s coming to Switch. Includes the big Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine expansions. Release date set for later in 2019.
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses new trailer shows the worst class reunion that results in all-out war against our team of heroes. Release Date is July 26th, 2019.
- Resident Evil 0, 1 Remake, 4, 5 & 6 will all be available on the Switch. Resident Evil 5 & 6 will now be released on Switch as well. Live-action trailer revealed this.
- No More Heroes III reveal trailer shown! Travis Touchdown is the last hero around and he’ll save the world. Release in 2020.
- Contra: Rogue Corps reveal trailer shown! Surpsing it’s not titled Contra 5. Battle aliens, kill everything and save the world. 4-player local and online co-op gameplay shown which included alien characters from Contra 3: The Alien Wars. Release Date is September 24th, 2019.
- Contra Anniversary Collection coming to Switch later today! It’s also on PS4, Xbox One & PC Steam. We’re going retro now. This series is known as Probotector outside of America/Japan, funnily enough all the Japanese and European exclusive versions of the game will be included as well (either directly or as a post-launch free update). The collection includes these 10 titles: Contra (Arcade), Contra (NES), Contra (Famicom), Super Contra (Arcade), Super C (NES), Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES), Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (SNES), Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis), Probotector (Sega Mega Drive), Operation C (Game Boy). Price is $20.
- Deamon X Machine new trailer shown. Action-packed mech battles. Release date is September 13th, 2019.
- Panzer Dragoon Remake is coming to Switch this Winter.
- Pokemon Sword & Shield games coming November 15th, 2019. Pokeball Plus compatible, even if you can’t control the game with it like you could in Let’s Go. There will be a demo where you can do Dynamo-giant-Pokemon enabled gym battles. Lots of gameplay will be shown all week during E3.
- Astral Chain new trailer shows the Platinum action-packed Switch exclusive. Earth is under extra-dimensional attack. Defeat the Chimera alien invaders.
- Empire of Sin 2.5D top-down Mafia shooter shown in trailer. From Romero Games. Coming in 2020.
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order new gameplay trailer shows more of the characters like Elektra, Black Panther, Spider-Gwen, Scarlet Witch, etc. Release Date is July 19th, 2019. Expansion Pass’s Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Marvel Knights characters & content coming Fall 2019 and is priced at $20.
- Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer‘s Zelda-based rhythm-action game has a new gameplay trailer shown. Release Date is later this week on June 13th, 2019! Price is $25.
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020 reveal trailer shown for the Switch exclusive. This series is very popular often selling around 10 million each. Do sports for Olympic glory, including 21 Olympic games (4 new to the Olympics) like surfing, skateboarding, sprinting, climbing, boxing, horse racing, swimming, fencing, soccer, baseball, hurdles, long jump, basketball, shot put, volleyball, BMX & gymnastics. Multiplayer: 1-4 players local or 1-8 players online. Release date is in November 2019.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons reveal trailer. It’s The Deserted Island Getaway Package. Play in the snow, polejump water and much much more. Release date has been delayed from 2019 to March 20th, 2020. Early game gameplay will be shown at E3.
- More first & third party games trailer: Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Hollow Knight: Silksong. Ni No Kuni Remastered, Minecraft Dungeons, The Elder Scrolls Blades, My Friend Pedro, DOOM Eternal, The Sinking City, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Dead by Daylight 4, Alien Isolation, Crystal Chronicles Remastered, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Just Dance 2020, CATAN, New Super Lucky’s Tale, Dauntless, and Super Mario Maker 2.
- Banjo-Kazooie character announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in a funny trailer! They are Rare-ing to go! So excited I got the DLC Characters Season Pass! Coming Fall 2019. More info about DLC coming in the future.
- There are more games in development for Switch for the future. Makes sense, Nintendo usually focuses E3 on the games coming out in the next 6 to 9 months.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 reveal trailer shows there’s a sequel to the Switch launch game in development! Wow, looks beautiful! Shows the land being corrupted and Zelda’s healing touch. No release date announced, it’s probably still in full development.
Post-show Game Reveals:
• The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake chibi amiibo announcement possible during the post-show. Adds a new plus-effect gameplay variance to the Dungeon Mode like the Shadow Link boss (lots of Rupees rewarded upon beating him). Other Zelda character amiibo will work with the game too.
Tuesday to Thursday E3 Schedule:
• June 11 – 9:45 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET
• June 12-13 – 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET
Day 2 Livestream Video:
Day 3 Livestream Video:
[Work-In-Progress: Nintendo’s Treehouse gameplay show is spread across Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday!]
Credit: Nintendo Livestream. 400,000 & 800,000 on Twitch & Youtube and a million more spread across other streams/platforms.
What’s your favorite E3 2019 Nintendo announcement?
Tags: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020, No More Heroes 3, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2