Nintendo E3 2019 Revealed a New Zelda Game & More! | See it All Here
Just like last year, no traditional stage press conference has been made for Nintendo’s appearance at E3 2019. Nintendo showcased a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct instead for this year’s E3 presentation. Although no live press con has happened, Nintendo remains as one of the most anticipated presenters on E3.
Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation lasted for about 45 minutes. It revealed new looks and release dates for the upcoming Switch games. Plus, a new Zelda game is in the works! (We did not see this coming!) As of the moment, Nintendo just provided a teaser for the upcoming game, with no title, no release dates, and other details. All that we know so far is that it is going to be a direct sequel of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
From Animal Crossing to Trials of Mana to new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC and more, we’ve got it all for you!
Are you ready to check out all the latest announcements from Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct? Let’s get it started!
SUPER SMASH BROS ULTIMATE x DRAGON QUEST XI S ECHOES OF AN ELUSIVE AGE
Nintendo’s E3 Direct kicks off with one of the most anticipated announcements for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And yes, it is a new DLC! This time, it’s going to be a crossover with Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age, having the game’s unnamed hero joining the roster of fighters. He’s the second DLC character to arrive in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate following Persona 5’s Joker that was announced back in April.
SSBU Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age DLC is coming out sometime in Summer 2019.
Meanwhile, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age: Definitive Edition is slated to release on September 27th this year to Switch.
You can watch the reveal trailer below, via GameXplain.
DRAGON QUEST XI: ECHOES OF ELUSIVE AGE [DEFINITIVE EDITION]
Along with the newly announced DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in which The Hero will join the fray, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI Echoes of An Elusive Age Definitive Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch this September 27th.
Here’s the official description of the game below.
Ready for a grand adventure filled with memorable characters, an enchanting story and classic RPG gameplay that can be taken on the go? This definitive version of the critically acclaimed game features the same sprawling content of the original, but with newly added character-specific stories, fully orchestrated field and battle music, and the ability to switch between not only between HD and retro-inspired 16-bit visuals but also Japanese and English voice track.
LUIGIS MANSION 3
During the Nintendo E3 2019 Direct today, Nintendo gave us a proper look at Luigi’s Mansion sequel, Luigi’s Mansion 3, for the Nintendo Switch. The game will feature two multiplayer player options and will bring you to the mysterious hotel with Mario, Peach, and others. Also, Luigi will be armed with a new Poltergust, the G-00. The G-00 key feature is the capability to create a Gooigi, which is the slimy clone of Luigi.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 can be played entirely in co-op, with the second player controlling the slimy clone of Luigi.
But that’s not all. The ScareScraper mode is back, pitting four Luigi’s and Gooigi’s against increasingly challenging maps full of hidden ghosts.
Unfortunately, no exact release date has been announced for the game other than the vague 2019 release window.
THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE TACTICS
The upcoming Netflix television series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, is also coming as a video game for Nintendo Switch. In the announcement trailer, it looks like a turn-based tactical RPG and it’s coming this 2020.
Watch the trailer below.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LINK’S AWAKENING
One of the most awaited appearances on E3’s 2019 Nintendo Direct is the full remake of the Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Luckily, we finally got a release date for the game and will debut on Nintendo’s latest handheld console on September 20th.
First announced back in February’s Nintendo Direct, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening features a recreated cutscene version of the Game Boy opening of Link’s Awakening, seeing the main protagonist of the game, Link, who has been washed ashore on the Island of Koholint after a storm wrecked his boat.
The company also revealed that the upcoming remake of the game will feature a fully revamped visuals from the art style to the character 3D models, fully 3D animation setting and more. Furthermore, Link’s awakening Switch version will still be in the top-down camera style.
You can watch the new gameplay video below.
TRIALS OF MANA
Thanks to Square Enix, the remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, Trials of Mana, is coming not only to Nintendo Switch but also for PlayStation 4 and PC and you can play this in 2020.
Here’s the overview of the game below via Square Enix per Gematsu.
Trials of Mana is a full high definition remake of the third entry in the Mana series, previously exclusively released in Japan in 1995 as Seiken Densetsu 3. Trials of Mana tells the story of six heroes as they battle against the monsters of destruction that threaten a world where Mana has been weakened. Players can customize their own party of three, selected from six unique characters, to experience different stories.
Watch the trailer below.
COLLECTION OF MANA
After some years since its release, Seiken Densetsu 3 finally arrives at the Western regions. But not only that, Collection of Mana will be available later today at the Nintendo eShop. This collection includes Final Fantasy Adventure, Secret of Mana, and Seiken Densetsu 3.
If you want to get the physical edition of the collection, you’re in luck because we have it opened for pre-order here at Playasia!
THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT – COMPLETE EDITION
CD Projekt Red’s open-world classic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been confirmed for a Nintendo Switch version as announced during today’s Nintendo E3 2019 Direct. The upcoming game is considered as one of the most visually impressive video games of this generation and is expected to arrive on Nintendo’s latest handheld console later this year.
What’s even more exciting is that this version is going to be a “Complete Edition.” It means that players will have access to the actual game as well as the handful of subsequent expansions.
【WHAT’S IN THE BOX?】
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [Complete Edition] includes:
– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game
– Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine expansions + 16 DLC
– The Witcher Universe: Compendium
FIRE EMBLEM: THREE HEROES
Nintendo has unveiled a new story trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This game is coming to the Nintendo Switch this July 26th.
Watch the story trailer below.
Here’s the overview of the game below via Nintendo.
Here, order is maintained by the Church of Seiros, which hosts the prestigious Officer’s Academy within its headquarters. You are invited to teach one of its three mighty houses, each comprised of students brimming with personality and represented by a royal from one of three territories. As their professor, you must lead your students in their academic lives and in turn-based, tactical RPG battles wrought with strategic, new twists to overcome. Which house, and which path, will you choose?
RESIDENT EVIL 5 & 6
Capcom is bringing two more Resident Evil titles to the Nintendo Switch this Fall. Nintendo announced earlier today during their E3 2019 presentation that Resident 5 and Resident Evil 6 are coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Those two upcoming RE titles will join an already long list of the survival horror re-releases on Nintendo’s latest handheld console such as the remake of the original Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Revelations, and Resident Evil Revelations 2 for Switch.
You can watch the reveal trailer below, via EurogamerPortugal.
NO MORE HEROES III
Nintendo has announced No More Heroes III exclusively for Nintendo Switch and it’s coming this 2020.
Here’s the full press release via Gematsu below.
Grasshopper Manufacture has announced a 2020 release date for No More Heroes III, a brand new entry in the No More Heroes franchise exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, during Nintendo’s E3 2019 Nintendo Direct video presentation. Taking place ten years after the original No More Heroes, No More Heroes III follows Travis Touchdown as he returns to his former home of Santa Destroy. There he encounters a huge artificial metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object high above the city. What crazy dangerous assassins will he have to face in this strange new world?
”After the Nintendo Switch unveiling conference in 2017, we released Travis Strikes Again this year, and now we are finally able to make the dream of No More Heroes III a reality,” says director Goichi Suda, or Suda51. “We’re working hard on development day in and day out to ensure that NMHIII goes above and beyond the expectations of all the fans who have been waiting for the game for so long, and we’re going to be rolling it out in 2020. May the Switch be with you!”
In addition to Robin Atkin Downes and Paula Tiso returning to their roles as Travis Touchdown and Sylvia Christel, No More Heroes III features an all-new original score composed by musician and actor Nobuaki Kaneko of the band RIZE.
No More Heroes III is scheduled for an exclusive Nintendo Switch release in 2020. Please stay tuned for more information.
Watch the trailer below.
CONTRA: ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
During Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation, we were introduced to a new Contra game called Rogue Corps. But that’s not all. Nintendo also revealed that the Contra: Anniversary Collection is now available in the Nintendo eShop today.
The collection brings together an array of 10 classic Contra games that Konami announced back in March, including the European Probotector games. Contra: Anniversary Collection includes Contra for arcade and NES, Super Contra for arcade and NES, Contra 3: Alien Wars, Contra: Hard Corps, Operation C for Game Boy, and the Probotector versions of Contra 3 and Hard Corps.
The physical version of this collection is now up for pre-order here at Playasia. Reserve yours now.
(Correction 6/13/19: Contra: Anniversary Collection is a digital-only game. No physical release will be made)
You can watch the E3 2019 trailer below, via GameSpot Trailers.
DAEMON X MACHINA
The release date of Daemon x Machina is finally announced. So get ready folks as Daemon x Machina is coming to the Nintendo Switch this September 13. Along with the release date announcement, there’s a brand new trailer as well.
Watch the trailer below.
A remake of the first Panzer Dragoon was also revealed during Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation earlier today. The upcoming remake was announced for a Winter release date this year. Panzer Dragoon for the Nintendo Switch will feature completely revamped visuals completely for a new generation of audience and will also include some improvements to the game’s controls for much easier gameplay experience.
A new, remade version of the Panzer Dragoon game – true to the original, with improved graphics and controls, that suit modern gaming standards! On a far, lone planet, you encounter two dragons awaken from the ancient time. Armed with a deadly gun from the ancient past and the guidance of your armored blue dragon, you must fulfill your destiny and keep the Prototype Dragon from reaching the Tower or die trying!
POKÉMON SWORD & SHIELD
Pokémon Sword and Shield, one of the most anticipated games for Nintendo Switch, is coming. And Nintendo has unveiled that the upcoming Pokémon games will support the Poké Ball Plus. The Poké Ball Plus was debuted in the Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Let’s Go Eevee last year. Plus, when you carry the Poké Ball Plus with your Pokémon, something good might happen.
Watch the presentation video below.
In February, the studio behind NieR: Automata, Platinum Games, revealed the mech-centric cyberpunk action game which will be called Astral Chain via the Nintendo Direct. During the E32019 Nintendo Direct presentation today, Nintendo unveiled a follow-up trailer for the game.
The game brings players in a futuristic city known as Ark. One day, the city of Ark was hit by a disaster when the gates of another dimension suddenly appear. Deadly creatures begin to emerge, wreaking havoc to the entire city and normal police forces are unable to hinder them from attacking the land.
As a solution, a brand new special unit called Neuron is formed to stand up against these foes. And this is where you’ll come in action. You’ll be able to choose between a male and a female character. During your adventure, the character you don’t choose will still be a part of Neuron and will appear as your younger twin.
More so, humanity developed a powerful weapon known as the Legion. Work in tandem with the Legion and use all sorts of combat styles to take down your enemies.
Coming out on August 30, 2019. Watch the new trailer below.
EMPIRE OF SIN
Paradox Interactive and Romero Games announced Empire of Sin coming to the PS4, XONE, Switch and PC in early 2020.
Here’s the overview of the game via Paradox Interactive per Gematsu below.
Empire of Sin, the strategy game from Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. It’s up to you to hustle, charm and intimidate your way to the top of the pile and do whatever it takes to stay there. This character-driven, noir-inspired game puts players smack-dab in the glitz and glamor of the roaring 20s, letting them thrive in the gritty underbelly of organized crime.
- Build A Crime Empire: Raise your criminal empire from the ground up in several seedy enterprises (be it speakeasies, union skimming, or casinos) and building a team of loyal mobsters to make your mark on the streets. Once you make a name for yourself, expand your influence by taking over rival territory and adding more ventures to your repertoire.
- Defend and Expand Territory: If it comes to blows (hypothetically, of course) and your posse needs to send a message, face off in brutal turn-based combat. Recruit your goons strategically to build a strong chemistry within your crew to maximize combat damage and help secure your hold on the city.
- Explore a Living, Breathing City: Explore the streets of vibrant 1920s Chicago and interact with a full cast of living, breathing characters, each with lives of their own that inform how they react to what you do (or don’t do). Schmooze, coerce, seduce, threaten, or kill them to get your way.
- Wield Your Influence: Make and break alliances, bribe cops, and trade on the black market to gain an edge and expand the influence of your crime family. Always keep your enemies close and ensure you have a mole on the inside and eyes everywhere.
- Pursue Multiple Victory Strategies: Whether you make it to the top with violence, business smarts, or city-wide notoriety, there are a number of ways to become King or Queen of Chicago. With various starting conditions and constantly changing crew dynamics, no two playthroughs will ever be the same.
Watch the trailer below.
MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: THE BLACK ORDER
A new trailer has been revealed for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order during Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct, unveiling a number of heroes and villains that will arrive in the game. It will include Ghost Rider, Elektra, MODOK, Mysterio, and more.
More so, Nintendo announced that MUA3 will be receiving several pieces of additional content after its launch later this year through an Expansion Pass that will begin offering content this fall.
Enjoy the new trailer below.
CADENCE OF HYRULE: CRYPT OF THE NECRODANCER
Switch users, get ready as Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer is coming to your consoles this June 13 digitally!
Take a look of the overview of the game below via Nintendo.
In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the NecroDancer in the setting of The Legend of Zeldaseries. As Link – or even as Princess Zelda – you’ll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and boss…or face the music.
From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, you must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy, and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat. Equip yourself with an arsenal of iconic The Legend of Zelda items, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the NecroDancer. You must be prepared to face Hyrule’s most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty, new forms.
- A rhythmic action-adventure game in the world of The Legend of Zelda series.
- Explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons to save Hyrule as Link or Princess Zelda.
- Use items from The Legend of Zelda series, plus spells and weapons from Crypt of the NecroDancer.
- Outstep legendary enemies and bosses in rhythmic combat.
- Keep the beat with 25 remixed classic The Legend of Zelda tunes.
MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games stood out at E3 this year. Announced during Nintendo E3 2019 Direct, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games will celebrate the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Join Mario, Sonic, and friends as they compete in sports such as surfing, skateboarding, sprinting, climbing, boxing, horse racing, swimming, fencing, soccer, baseball, hurdles, long jump, basketball, shot put, volleyball, BMX, and gymnastics.
Coming out in November exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS
The highly anticipated game Animal Crossing, with a brand new title Animal Crossing: New Horizons, is coming to the Switch this March 2nd, 2020. This was supposed to be released this year. However, Nintendo disclosed during the press conference, “We must ask you to wait a little later than we thought.”
Here’s the overview of the game via Nintendo.
Beloved franchise Animal Crossing gets ready for its Nintendo Switch debut!
If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a new business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package! Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colorful characters near and far. Had a grand time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service! But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that longs for…freedom? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered!
Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be. Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply. Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more!
This new addition to the Animal Crossing series launches March 20, 2020, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.
- Customize your character and home, and decorate the landscape (with furniture, if you like!), as you create your very own island paradise.
- Experience a robust new crafting system—collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools!
- Enjoy a variety of relaxing activities like gardening, fishing, decorating, interacting with charming NPCs, and more, as classic Animal Crossing experiences come to life in fun new ways within the deserted-island setting.
Watch the trailer below.
BANJO KAZOOIE DLC FOR SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE
Along with the Hero from Dragon Quest XI, Banjo Kazooie finally joins the fray as a downloadable content character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it’s coming this Fall 2019.
Watch the trailer below.
THE SEQUEL TO THE LEGEND OF ZELDA BREATH OF WILD
Nintendo called their E3 2019 presentation off by leaving us one of their biggest surprises. Nintendo confirmed a new Zelda game is in the works! Yes, we did not see this coming! As of the moment, Nintendo just provided a teaser trailer for the upcoming game, with no title, no release dates, and other details. All that we know so far is that it is going to be a direct sequel The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Yes, this is not a DLC, folks, this is a new fully fledged sequel.
Enjoy the teaser trailer below!
Nintendo also revealed a huge number of games that are set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch this 2019 and in 2020. See the gallery below for the full list.