Nintendo let loose the Direct that everybody wanted from E3, with heaps of details on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, looks at a few things that we knew about and the odd surprise new title.

There was little in the way of order to proceedings, rather a series of title drops of varying magnitudes. We’ll tackle them in the order that they originally hit.

Daemon X Machina, coming in 2019…


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna: The Golden Country DLC, due in  September…

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Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aimé popped up next, with more info on the forthcoming Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! More specifically, there’s a new Poké Ball Plus controller, which will come packing Mythical Pokémon Mew and, with its analogue stick and button, players will be able to control the new games with it. The very cool accessory launches alongside the two new games on November 16.

Poké Ball Plus

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Then came one of the big new announcements – Super Mario Party. It’s dropping on October 5, and you can find out more about it in our news item here.

Super Mario Party

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The first canon appearance of the series on the Switch, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is set for an autumn 2019 release…

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Another quick “BAM!” drop – battle royale superstar Fortnite is downloadable from the eShop on Switch today, for free!

Now a hyper-quick look at three new indies – Overcooked! 2, Killer Queen Black and Hollow Knight – then it’s on to the next big one…


Square Enix’s Switch fantasy epic Octopath Traveler will land on July 13 – with a demo available from tomorrow.

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Mention had to be made of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and it was. The intrepid little mushy adventure is out on July 13.

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Finally, the biggest and potentially best was saved for last – you know it, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Get a whole bunch of details and a brilliant video look at it via our separate news item here. Oh yes, it hits on December 7!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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This is how you do it, with a mixture of great titles that we knew we wanted, and some that we didn’t know were on their way. Although we’d have liked an update on where the new Yoshi game is at, we’re sure that we’ll hear more soon.

Well played, Nintendo.