Nintendo’s Top Announcements From E3 2017: Pokémon, Legend Of Zelda And More

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, included the unveiling of several major upcoming releases from Nintendo. During the past few months, the Nintendo brand has received a boost from their latest console, the Nintendo Switch. Therefore, it’s no wonder that most of the top announcements from the long-standing video game company revolved around their latest effort to remain competitive with Playstation and Xbox.

Pokémon Fans Rejoice!

Last year’s release of Niantic’s Pokémon Go reignited worldwide interest in Pokémon, so it’s no surprise that Nintendo plans to release a new game for the Nintendo Switch. Gamers have already been looking forward to the upcoming Pokken Tournament DX, but thanks to E3, we now know that Nintendo is also developing an RPG Pokémon game.

Unfortunately, there is no firm timetable for the new game’s release. A Nintendo representative said it might be more than a year before Pokémon trainers can get their hands on the new RPG experience.

Super Mario Odyssey Has a Release Date

The Super Mario series has been with Nintendo since the beginning, and gamers are still clamoring for more. The latest game to bring the former plumber to life is Super Mario Odyssey, and it’s going to hit store shelves on October 27. This fully immersive game will let players explore anything and everything, and they’ll also be able to take control of other characters.

Legend of Zelda Expansions

Actress Alexis Knapp visiting the Nintendo booth at the 2016 E3 Gaming Convention [Image by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Nintendo]

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has so far been the runaway hit of the Nintendo Switch. As a result, it was anticipated that Nintendo would decide to expand the latest offering from this long-term property. What gamers might not have expected, though, was the E3 announcement of two expansions. The first one, entitled The Master Trials, is coming on June 30.

Rocket League is Headed to Switch

Super Mario, Pokémon, and Legend of Zelda are all long-term Nintendo favorites, but it’s also necessary for the Nintendo Switch to snatch up some beloved properties that are available for other consoles. Rocket League is well-poised to be a fantastic addition this holiday season, especially because the developer plans to make cross network play a possibility.

In other words, gamers who play the super popular Rocket League on their Nintendo Switch will be able to face off with people who are using a different console. This alone is a major E3 announcement that deserves a lot of attention and could change the face of gaming.

Other Highlights Besides E3

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'Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle' discussed on stage during the Ubisoft E3 conference

Nintendo unveiled many other exciting things at E3 2017 such as plans to release two games for 2018: Kirby and Yoshi. Other Nintendo games in development that elicited cheers from the E3 crowd include Metroid Prime 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles II.

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