Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct during E3 2019 and blew audiences away with a massive roster of exciting news. New games, unexpected announcements, and even sharing some disappointing delays, this is the place to find the top 5 moments from Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct.
Nintendo didn’t officially take to the E3 2019 stage but in standard Nintendo fashion, they hosted a Nintendo Direct during the massive video game conference. The Nintendo Direct kicked off on Tuesday, June 11 at 12 p.m. ET. There was a slew of information shared with audiences causing the gaming community to collectively lose their minds. From new games to disappointing delays and everything in between, Nintendo once again crushed their E3 appearance.
The entire Nintendo Direct from E3 2019 that took place on June 11th can be found below. Included beneath the video are the top 5 moments from this show-stopping event.
E3 2019: Top 5 Announcements from the Nintendo Direct
Two New Smash Ultimate DLC Characters
The time has finally come for those anxiously waiting to learn which DLC characters Nintendo would add to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo began the Super Smash Bros. DLC character announcement by unveiling the Dragon Quest XI hero that will be making his way to the game. This character has no name as of now but that didn’t stop fans from embracing this new fighter with open arms. As more information is revealed, check back here to find out more about this unnamed Dragon Quest XI hero.
There were rumors circulating that Steve from Minecraft would be joining the extensive list of fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This was not a rumor hard-core Super Smash or Nintendo fans particularly enjoyed. People were begging to play as Doom Guy, Master Chief, or the classic Banjo-Kazooie instead. Nintendo didn’t disappoint.
At the very end of the E3 2019 presentation, Nintendo gave fans the exact moment they’ve been waiting for. The game company announced Banjo-Kazooie will be joining the fray. Banjo-Kazooie and his famous cargo shorts are back, coming to Super Smash Bros in fall of 2019.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
Unfortunately, there isn’t much to report about the massive bombshell Nintendo dropped about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. The short teaser was capped off with the words “The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development,” There was no additional information available such as a release date or its title. With the spectacular success surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo set the bar high. To deliver an experience beyond the first new Zelda game made for the Switch is nearly unfathomable. However, if they offer fans a Zelda game that even comes close to creating a similar experience for gamers, it would still be above and beyond most games on the market today.
No More Heroes 3 for Switch
Fans have been waiting patiently waiting for a new addition to the No More Heroes franchise since “Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes” released in January 2019. Nintendo announced No More Heroes 3 during its Nintendo Direct at E3 2019, finally giving fans of this interesting mess of an adventure some relief. The action-adventure hack and slash published by MARVELOUS! will come to the Nintendo Switch in 2020.
No More Heroes 3 is expectedly weird just like its previous entry to the series. It will pick up 10 years after the first game and thrusts gamers into a mind-bending adventure. The story begins in Travis’ hometown of Santa Destroy where he will encounter a monstrous “artificial metropolis”. Travis is left to face countless unexpected challenges and there’s no telling how this strange story will progress.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Nintendo fans can’t wait to get their hands on the next Animal Crossing, which will also be the first Animal Crossing on the Switch. During the Nintendo Direct, the world got its first look at the new game. Dubbed, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it will undoubtedly be another serene adventure that gamers will play for years to come. Nintendo’s post-show Treehouse presentation dropped even more exciting news about the next installment of Animal Crossing, it will feature couch co-op, supporting up to four players. Gamers will also be able to enjoy doing chores and living their Animal Crossing life with up to eight players online.
There was some bad news to follow the reveal. Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ release was pushed back until March 20, 2019.
Pokemon Sword and Shield Compatible with Poke Ball Plus
Those that purchased the Poke Ball Plus controller with last year’s Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee will be happy to hear it can be used once again. Real-life Pokemon trainers that pick up a copy of either Pokemon Sword and Shield have another chance to use that interesting peripheral. Nintendo hinted at a secret bonus when players send their Pokemon to the Poke Ball Plus controller and take them on walks. Even though the controller will be compatible with the game and allow gamers to take their Pokemon around town, it doesn’t sound like gamers will be able to use the Poke Ball Plus as a controller.
What were your favorites announcements from Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct? Leave a comment and let the Gigamax Games crew know! Check back again soon as E3 continues for even more of the latest news and announcements!