Now that gamers have finally gotten their hands on the Nintendo Switch, it’s time to look ahead. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is right around the corner. So while the verdict on the Switch has generally been lukewarm, a huge Nintendo E3 2017 presentation could help them jump in front of the pack.
E3 has always been a big day for the gaming world, if not the biggest. There, we can expect all the giants to come in, drumming up news and ramping up excitement for upcoming games. You can expect Sony will bring their A-game for the PlayStation 4. Microsoft will leap in with big news for the Xbox One.
But that kind of competition hasn’t fazed Nintendo of America President Reggis Fils-Aime.
“We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story,” he said, in a recent Fox News interview. “And we’re gonna have a big E3 this year… So I’m not gonna tell you all of the various games and all of our little secrets for E3. But I can tell you that E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us to showcase not only Nintendo Switch, but also content coming to Nintendo 3DS.”
What can we expect, then? Here are 3 Predictions:
Super Smash Bros.
One of gaming’s most popular fighting crossovers ought to be back for the Switch. Super Smash Bros. has been present on every one of Nintendo’s major consoles starting from the N64. While some are suggesting the For Wii U version will simply be given a makeover and transferred to the switch, it will make much more sense for Nintendo to give us a whole new game.
Expect that the news will be accompanied by an announcement of brand new playable characters on the roster as well.
This one should be a given. Sony and Microsoft have been running premium paid online services for years. And now Nintendo will be joining them with its own online counterpart. There hasn’t been much in the way of Switch’s online service, so the Nintendo E3 2017 presentation will likely have a few exciting bits about this. Just in time, too: the paid service goes live this Fall.
With the general success of Pokémon Sun and Moon, it’s safe to say that the Pokémon franchise is still going strong. While a brand new Pokémon game should be announced (such as a sequel to Pokémon Snap or Pokémon Colosseum), it would also be exciting to see a Switch port for Pokkén Tournament, the arcade fighting game that made its way to Wii U just last year.
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