E3 2018 Impressions - Nintendo

Nintendo dedicated a huge chunk of their conference to Super Smash Bro. Ultimate, and while everything they showed of the game was great, it's sad that the titles many of us were expecting didn't get any time in the spotlight.

With no word on the new Yoshi or Metroid game, and no signs of Star Fox or Animal Crossing, I was a bit bewildered. I was almost sure we'd see Star Fox after the character's appearance in Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

Super Mario Party

It's great to see Mario Party come to switch, as it's pretty much the perfect console for the series. Although the series has always been decently fun, the last few games haven't been particularly interesting. Hopefully, Super Mario Party changes that. The game is planned to release on October 5 for the Nintendo Switch.


Although it's not surprising that Fortnite is coming to the Switch, it's still a cool announcement. It also wasn't surprising that it was released immediately, as pretty much every conference this year had a similar gimmick.

Fire Emblem Three Houses

Many people are excited for the latest Fire Emblem, as an entry playable on the large screen hasn't been released in a long time. Although I'm not personally a fan of the series, it's not surprising that there's a lot of hype surrounding it.


Fighting games seem like such a great idea on the Nintendo Switch, so I'm excited to see how DRAGON BALL FighterZ works on the console. The port is planned to come at some point next year.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is getting a new DLC for players with the Expansion Pass, coming September 14. I've never played Xenoblade Chronicles, so it's hard to say what exactly is happening in the game's trailer, but it looked interesting.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Finally! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gets a real gameplay trailer, showing a huge chunk of what we can expect from the title. Clearly, the coolest thing about the latest Smash installment is the fact that "everyone is here." This pretty much means that all playable characters from previous Smash games are available in Ultimate. We can finally play Solid Snake and Ice Climbers again. I'm also really anticipating the new dodge mechanics, as it introduces more fluidity into the game.

Besides from that, we got an awesome trailer for the reveal of Ridley being added to the roster. While he seems kind of overpowered, we'll have to see when the game launches.


Nintendo had a decent conference, but it was missing a lot of hyped up announcements. Hopefully Nintendo has their next Direct soon, as I'm expecting to see things like a new Star Fox and Animal Crossing.