Nintendo E3 2019: 12 games for Nintendo Switch we’ve played and seen

By June 12, 2019 No Comments

Nintendo would possibly have gained E3 2019. Whilst it did not cling a bodily press convention like Microsoft, Ninty nonetheless knocked it out of the park with its on-line exhibit for the Nintendo Transfer this yr, saying a slew of incredible-looking new video games, important updates to present favorites, good ports and remakes, in addition to no less than one bombshell sequel. 

However right here in LA we no longer best were given the risk to look trailers for the video games, however we even were given fingers on time with 4 of the most important titles: Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokemon Sword and Defend, The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening and Wonder Final Alliance 3. 

Cannot make it to E3 to play Nintendo’s subsequent spherical of video games? Those are the most efficient Nintendo Transfer video games now we have noticed and performed E3 2019.

  • As for a Nintendo Transfer 2? That’ll have to attend, it kind of feels…

An (unnamed) Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel

It was once the general mic-drop second of Nintendo’s E3 are living circulation, however what a second it was once. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn’t getting extra DLC – it’s getting a complete new sequel.

At this degree, there’s no identify or unlock date to move on (we will simply have to name it The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 for now), only a temporary clip as a substitute. It confirmed Zelda and Hyperlink exploring underneath Hyrule Fort, prior to encountering a resurrected warrior foe – probably an undead Gannondorf. The digicam cuts to a view of Hyrule Fort from location. There’s a ground-shaking quake, Hyrule Fort is engulfed in mud. And that’s it.

Very a lot searching to be consistent with the brand new Zelda method laid down via Breath of the Wild, this may well be this era’s Majora’s Masks.

Luigi’s Mansion 3

You might not be frightened of no ghost, however Luigi nonetheless is. We were given a longer have a look at Luigi’s Mansion Three all over the Nintendo livestream, which offered us to a couple of new mechanics for the sport. Specifically, it’s searching love it’ll be a a lot more kinetic day out for the scaredy-cat plumber, who will have the ability to use his ghost-catching vacuum cleaner factor to slam spectors in opposition to partitions, whilst additionally doing an area-of-effect air blast. At the flooring at E3 we were given to play via heaps of content material from the trailer (noticed beneath) and made it to our first boss combat with the King Ghost. 

There’s additionally a brand new multiplayer mode introduced for the sport known as ScareScraper, letting you compete for ghost-hunting prowess in opposition to your friends, in addition to a co-op mode that introduces a brand new personality known as “Gooigi”. Consider a Flubber-fied model of Luigi, and also you’re there, with the golf green gooey model of Luigi in a position to stroll on spikes and squeeze via fences like a pleasant T-1000 terminator. He’ll even be the secondary personality sofa co-op avid gamers get to play as. 

Unfortunately, there’s nonetheless no company unlock date for Luigi’s Mansion Three past “2019”. We’ll stay you posted.

The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening 

We knew the remake of the GameBoy vintage, Hyperlink’s Awakening, was once going to be at E3 2019 however we did not understand how a lot amusing we might have with it. In a 15-minute demo with the sport we had been in a position to get our trusty sword from the seaside, trudge throughout the mysterious woodland and combat the primary dungeon’s mini-boss, Rolling Bones. 

Nonetheless conserving to that top-down taste that the collection was once as soon as so well-known for (however with a brand new, modernised, Pixar-like artwork taste), Hyperlink’s Awakening for Nintendo Transfer has now been published to have a build-your-own dungeon mode. Drag-and-drop tiles will assist you to construct new demanding situations throughout the sport – right here’s hoping there’s a web based component with the intention to proportion them with your folks.

The Witcher Three for Nintendo Transfer

Anyone had higher ship a demon hunter to Nintendo HQ – there should be some form of darkish magic being forged so as to make The Witcher Three run at the Nintendo Transfer. However monster hunter Geralt is certainly headed to the hybrid console, each in its docked and on-to-go hand-held modes.

It’s all the version of the sport, together with all its growth packs, and whilst the long, engrossing journey is easiest for cellular play-anywhere periods, we’re nonetheless stumped as to how they’re going to make it paintings on somewhat underpowered {hardware}. We will be able to’t wait to look it in motion for ourselves.

Pokémon Sword and Defend

We’ve noticed so much about Pokémon Sword and Defend, which is coming to Nintendo Transfer November 15, 2019. The hype is top, the discharge date is quickly, however Nintendo doesn’t have a lot more to sing their own praises than it did all over its Sword and Defend-dedicated Nintendo Direct presentation launched every week prior to E3 2019.

Our demo at E3 gave us a style of the Galar area that avid gamers will probably be exploring, and particularly confirmed off the vaunted ‘Dynamax’ characteristic that briefly evolves your Pokémon to colossal dimension and gear. We took at the Water Gymnasium Chief Nessa in an enormous area in entrance of cheering crowds the use of an outsized Grookie and, in any case of the demo, were given out first badge.

The one factor lacking from that demo was once a have a look at the mythical Pokémon that give this era its identify, Zacian (sword) and Zamazenta (protect). However there is at all times a possibility Nintendo will put out a demo prior to the sport’s release in November.


Panzer Dragoon

Panzer Dragoon firstly got here out for the Sega Saturn in 1995, which tells you the way iconic the sport has change into as the one identify from that doomed console to be remembered so fondly. The sport has been totally remade for a Transfer unlock later in 2019.

The unique Panzer Dragoon perched the participant at the again of a dragon and gave them a gun. It’s a rail shooter on a dragon. Want we are saying extra? K, the sport didn’t simply make its bones on then-novel 3-d gameplay – its colourful international and lore captured avid gamers’ imaginations, too. We knew the sport was once being remade via Polish writer Perpetually Leisure, however didn’t know the Transfer could be integrated in its unlock plans.

Wonder Final Alliance 3: The Black Order

The Wonder’s Avengers sport from Sq. Enix made numerous waves, positive, however Wonder Final Alliance 3: the Black Order merits numerous consideration too. You’ll have the ability to play as considered one of numerous characters from around the wealthy Wonder universe in an interesting-looking motion RPG. Plus, we were given to look Magneto wielding an Infinity Stone, and we will be able to’t wait to look how that pans out. 

Fortuitously, we best have to attend till July 19 to get our fingers on it… no longer that it stopped us from taking part in it at E3 2019. In a brief demo 3 of our editors had been in a position to group up, taking keep an eye on of Wolverine, Captain The usa and Typhoon, whilst combating via Hand forces in Hell’s Kitchen. 

We did not get to look all the checklist of characters coming to the sport, however in case you’re partial to non-Avengers Wonder lineups just like the Improbable 4 and the X-Males, stay an eye fixed out for the Wonder Final Alliance 3: The Black Order season move that may have heaps of cool characters.

Animal Crossing New Horizons

Our first gameplay pictures of Animal Crossing: New Horizons presentations the villager farming and crafting new furnishings – one thing that hasn’t ever been a facet of the primary Animal Crossing video games. A few of these options appear to be they’re lifted from Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, whilst different sides are totally new for the collection. 

The setup for the sport, as was once published via the trailer, is that Tom Corner is now chartering holiday applications to a abandoned island which you, because the villager, should discover and domesticate right into a thriving group. It’s a neat spin at the vintage method, and person who we’ll listen extra about prior to it comes out on March 20, 2020.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

This one’s a fit made in heaven for Nintendo’s transportable device. Ni no Kuni is, in our humble opinion, one of the underrated JRPGs of the decade. 

With artwork course helped alongside via one of the most Studio Ghibli group, it combines stunning anime visuals with a Pokemon-like combat device that has you coaching up spouse monsters for turn-based battles. It’s additionally were given a completely center wrenching tale. It’s a protracted and fairytale-like journey, making it completely suited to on-the-go play.

Doom Everlasting

The impending newest version within the Doom collection has been showed to be making its method to Nintendo Transfer, which means you’ll be able to transverse the hellscape whilst for your paintings travel. A really terrifying concept.

Sadly we don’t know precisely after we’ll be seeing the Doomslayer making his method to Transfer – seeing as Doom Everlasting doesn’t in fact have a unlock date but – however we do realize it’ll be later this yr.

Whilst violent first particular person shooters don’t precisely have the allure issue that Nintendo is understood for, the newest Doom sport went down a deal with on Transfer and we’re anticipating Everlasting to do the similar. Who stated the Nintendo Transfer was once only for youngsters?

Alien Isolation

Nintendo’s no longer identified for its horror titles both, however it’s getting one of the most perfect ever made within the form of a port of Alien Isolation.

In keeping with the vintage sci-fi franchise, you play as Ellen Ripley’s daughter as she’s hunted down via a lone xenomorph aboard an deserted area station. It’s extra survival-horror than motion, the place hiding and retaining your breath is a greater guess than getting in all weapons blazing. And, with the Nintendo Transfer being a hybrid hand-held, you’ll be able to deliver the sport on the bathroom to play should you get so scared that you just… smartly. You get the image.


Dauntless formally introduced in Would possibly 2019 with a bang, drawing tens of millions of avid gamers to the free-to-play monster looking sport. Positive, it kind of feels to boost so much from Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise, however no less than F2P makes it out there to lovers who can’t abdomen the top price ticket of a brand new sport – and shall we their pals check out it for free of charge.

Dauntless exists in an international torn asunder via a cataclysm that releases gigantic monsters, Behemoths, that the avid gamers should hunt and wreck. Like Fortnite prior to it, Dauntless permits cross-platform play, so be expecting to hyperlink up along with your friends on WIndows, PS4 and Xbox One when the sport launches on Transfer later in 2019.

  • E3 2019 is the most important gaming match of the yr. TechRadar is reporting are living from LA, telling you all in regards to the largest bulletins of the week, from epic sport trailers to stunning unlock date unearths. Observe our knowledgeable research of the keynotes and what we see at the E3 display flooring.