The last of the three gaming giants, Nintendo, has just held their E3 2018 press conference. Unlike Microsoft and Sony, the big N settled for a Direct-style presentation, which is pretty typical for them. And while there wasn’t a fancy venue, the company still managed to deliver what the conference is all about: games. As expected, we’ve seen a big look at their upcoming their this year, as well as a few new surprises for 2018.
For 2018, Nintendo is placing a lot of focus on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. We’ve also seen a good look at the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles DLC and the new Fire Emblem game, Three Houses. That said, the gaming giant has kept a tight lip on their games, such as Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4, during the presentation.
There was a lot to dig into during the 45-minute presentation, and fans have been sharing their thoughts on the internet. From fan art, memes, and rants, here’s what the people of Twitter have to say about the Nintendo E3 2018 conference.
As usual, Nintendo busted out the big guns with their first-party exclusive games. Fire Emblem: Three Houses looks absolutely gorgeous and a big step up from its predecessors, while Super Mario Party is looking like a blast to play with friends. But if one game took the cake during the E3 2018 conference, it has to be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The upcoming title is the pinnacle of crossover games, bringing back all the characters from the series. On top of that, Nintendo has also shown off two new fighters in the fray: Daisy and Ridley. Who knows what other characters they have in store for the game?
With their surprises out of the way, Nintendo still had to keep some of their cards up their sleeve. After all, what good would it be to announce all of your famous franchises in one go? Smash and Fire Emblem aside, other games such as Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 were missing from the event, and that’s not even counting the slew of other IPs that were missing.
The lack of other fan-favorite franchises obviously led to some backlash towards the event. Sure, plenty of fans love Smash, but there are a ton of other gamers who are looking forward to games such as Pikmin 4, a new Animal Crossing, Bayonetta 3, and Metroid Prime 4. On top of that, Nintendo also hadn’t brought up the alternative to Virtual Console, and not to mention the Switch still lacks third-party apps. Still, this certainly isn’t the last Nintendo Direct, and there could always be a chance we might see another one before the year ends.
Overall, the Nintendo E3 2018 conference was another exciting addition to the ongoing event. Not only did they show what they have planned for the rest of 2018, but we also got a sneak peek at what to expect early next year. It’s a big year for Super Smash Bros. fans, and as for the other Nintendo games, we’ll just have to wait and see what the Big N has in store.