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E3 2017 Nintendo Press Conference Highlights

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Nintendo renewed its commitment to "fun multiplayer gaming anytime, anywhere, with anyone," and looking at the games confirmed for the Switch it's exactly what players can expect. At E3 last night, Nintendo confirmed an exciting lineup of games coming to not only the Switch but also for the 3DS.

“Nintendo Switch provides everyone a ticket for a journey to new worlds and fun, exclusive experiences,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This journey continues through all of 2017 and beyond, and it’s one that video game fans of all types won’t want to miss.”

3DS Games

  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • Miitopia
  • Hey! PIKMIN
  • Ever Oasis
  • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Fire Emblem Warriors

The Nintendo Switch lineup expands with big names like Rocket League, Skyrim, Splatoon 2, a Zelda expansion, and more. When the Switch launched earlier this year, one of the main concerns was the shortage of games - that's all changing as a variety of third-party games and Nintendo games join the lineup.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Release date: Holiday 2017

"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch includes all-new gameplay features like motion controls for combat and lockpicking, outfits and gear from The Legend of Zelda, plus additional loot unlocked from compatible The Legend of Zelda amiibo figures. Take down enemies with the Master Sword, protect yourself with the Hylian Shield or look heroic in the Champion’s Tunic. Skyrim also includes all official add-ons – Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn. Use all-new motion controls for combat and lockpicking – battle with melee weapons, aim your bow and arrow, and more."

Rocket League

  • Release date: Holiday 2017

"Rocket League on Nintendo Switch will include the same features, upgrades and content that millions of players worldwide have come to know and love on other platforms, plus several exclusives available only to Nintendo Switch owners. Exclusive Battle-Cars and Customization items will also be available, including Mario and Luigi hat toppers to decorate your car, with additional details to be announced later this year. Rocket League will support all of the various play modes on Nintendo Switch, including TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode, both Online and Local Multiplayer, and be available for 1-8 players. It will also launch with Cross-Network support for players to compete against opponents on other available platforms. Additional details on the Nintendo Switch version will be announced in the coming months."

Fire Emblem Warriors

  • Release date: Fall 2017

"In Fire Emblem Warriors from Koei Tecmo Games, players take control of favorite Fire Emblem franchise characters such as Marth, Xander and female Corrin, as well as new characters exclusive to this game. Players unleash over-the-top moves and strategize with the classic weapons triangle as they try to defeat hordes of fighters in a variety of areas, including some that are inspired by well-known Fire Emblem locations, such as Hoshido Castle."

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

  • Release date: Holiday 2017

In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the latest entry in the acclaimed RPG series, a new hero will seek out Elysium on an immense journey through a new world. Explore an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization 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."

Yoshi for Nintendo Switch

  • Release date: 2018

"In Yoshi’s new game, players explore a huge world decorated like a miniature diorama. Each side-scrolling stage has the traditional front side as well as a back side that lets players explore the world from a different view to find new surprises. Explore a great big world decorated like a miniature diorama, look for items throughout the stages and team up with a friend in a new art style for the franchise."

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pack

Nintendo will release two DLC packs which will be "available only as part of the Expansion Pass for$19.99. The first pack, “The Master Trials,” launches June 30, and the second one, “The Champions’ Ballad,” arrives during the holiday season. Nintendo also announced upcoming amiibo of the four champions from the game for release during the holiday season: the Goron champion Daruk, the Rito champion Revali, the Zora champion Mipha and the Gerudo champion Urbosa."

Super Mario Odyssey

  • Release date: October 2017

"Players roam massive 3D kingdoms to collect Moons to power Mario’s airship, the Odyssey. The kingdoms around the globe are filled with secrets and surprises. Mario can don a variety of costumes and interact with his environment in many creative ways, such as by driving vehicles or exploring sections as Pixel Mario. Mario’s new partner, Cappy, gives him new moves like cap throw, cap jump and capture, which provide a fresh take on the classic Super Mario formula and define this new adventure. The game offers new locales like the skyscraper-packed New Donk City. Three Super Mario Odyssey series amiibo figures – Mario, Princess Peach and Bowser in their wedding outfits – will be sold separately and as a three-pack when the game launches on Oct. 27."

From previous announcements we know that FIFA 18 will also release on the Switch, delivering "the best FIFA you can take with you anywhere, play anytime and with anyone” Other Switch games include Splatoon 2, a new Kirby game, Sonic Forces, Metroid Prime 4, and the Pokken Tournament.

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