Nintendo reveals new games to build on Switch's strength

Mario is back with another brand new game: Super Mario Odyssey, also for the Nintendo Switch, which will be released on 27 October. Adding to the popularity is the new Super Mario Odyssey game.

For example, I thought there was next to no chance Nintendo would do anything with their Metroid franchise, but Nintendo not only teased a long-awaited Metroid Prime title for the Nintendo Switch but also a complete re-imagination of Metroid II from the old Game Boy in the updated form of Metroid: Samus Returns. Nintendo also revealed a new game for the Metroid series, which is popular in the US, as well as the development of a role-playing game for the Pokemon franchise. Since the Nintendo Switch was revealed, players pointed to Rocket League as one of the games that would best be able to take advantage of the console's portable capabilities.

Metroid isn't the only fan favourite getting a new title.

One of the biggest announcements at E3 this year is Microsoft's brand new console: Xbox One X. They just need to tell us what that is. For owners of Nintendo's latest console, the Nintendo Switch, it's hopefully a confirmation that it won't be gathering dust for weeks or even months at a time with a regular slate of quality releases.

Yes, one of my bold predictions for E3 was there was no way Nintendo would mention a full Metroid adventure game.

Nintendo, a pioneer in the video-game industry, had struggled in recent years as new devices disappointed and demand shifted toward edgier, shooter games that didn't fit the company's family-friendly image. Numerous new products will be multiplayer. As usual, there are a ton of games to get excited about.

They sadly don't drop any details on the actual game but knowing that it's an RPG from Game Freak means that it's going to be designed in similar fashion to the DS and 3DS Pokemon games.

Apart from Metroid 4, Nintendo also announced an unnamed Pokémon RPG game in the making.

What a weird and wild ride this year's E3 has been, and following on from EA, Microsoft, Bethesda and Sony is Nintendo, who again flouted the typical conference formula in favour of their own brief Nintendo Spotlight livestream.

Including some exciting new gameplay footage of the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 game. I personally would prefer a more hardcore RPG as playing Persona 5 really made me think how great a Pokemon game would be in a similar setting.

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.

  • Carolyn Briggs