During this show, I had the excitement of a 6 year old child at Christmas whilst watching the Nintendo conference, as there was just so much talent on offer. In this article I’ll be going over what’s been offered to gamers and Nintendo lovers alike.
First thing they made a bold statement with the added DLC for Super Smash Brothers, the first part didn’t really wow me as this was a Dragon Quest character crossover which didn’t really interest me. However, their second Smash Brothers announcement was breathtaking, the legend that is Banjo Kazooie is making a comeback and is going to be one of the new fighters available. Fingers crossed that now we’ve seen a new brighter and crisp version of the character, and we can hope that they continue to develop it further and bring a new game to either Switch or Xbox gamers.
My favourite green italian plumber has a new addition to the switch library due out later this year. Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a cooler version of the Ghostbusters, with less friendlier versions of Casper the friendly ghost. In this game, you play as a more slick version of Lugi, Gooigi. He can slip his way through fences and weave his way through spiked floor. Now, Scarescraper is a 8 multiplayer mode online or local, meaning the ghostbusters got a few new members.
One of my favourite series is making its way to switch with some of the more classic titles being remastered for the switch only, Resident Evil 5 and 6. 6 for me was one of the best titles so I’m excited to be able to play it, whilst on the go.
For those clinging onto the Wii game play, we are getting a new Mario and Sonic 2020 Olympics game meaning you get involved with games of tennis, football, gymnastics and hockey. This due for a November 2019 release meaning its perfect in time for those drunken christmas parties.
I can’t really comment on the anticipated Animal Crossing title that fans have been crying out for, all I know is that this has been a few years in the making and my fiancé seems to be really excited that it’s getting remade. We can expect that to be out in march 2020.
Now, onto the final bit of this article and I apologise but I have made you wait for the best part, Pokemon Shield and Sword. They revealed 21 minutes worth of game play as well as a lot of new features that this game will have. It also brings back some classic Pokemon memories, in that fighting in the wild has returned as opposed to this Pokemon Go styled game play which we had in Pikachu and Eevee.
The developers have confirmed that this is one of the largest open worlds to date with a complete mixture of Pokemon as the weather will have an impact on which Pokemon appear. It’s a lot easier from the camera options as you rotate the camera around yourself as opposed to it being the above you point of view.
We have seen that raids are making there way to the game so we will be taking on various Pokemon, some with special moves and some being shiny or high level. Now, with regards to encounters, we are two encounters to enjoy, the viewed Pokemon encounter in that the Pokemon you’re about to battle will appear in front of you in the world like it currently does on Pokemon Pikachu and Eevee, then we have the surprise encounter which something in the wild which will show as just an exclamation mark and dependant on the weather again.
I will admit that this was my most looked forward to moment of the Nintendo conference and knew that they wouldn’t disappoint in what they put on during the show.