Gaming News: E3 2018 – Nintendo Conference Recap

Super Mash Bros Ultimate was the featured focus for E3 2018


Nintendo has presented their annual E3 presentation. As with previous years, the Direct Presentation was a special edition of the company’s regular program, with an extended look at some titles being launched for Nintendo Switch

Among the previews were the latest DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, entitled Torna: The Golden Country, another look at Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go Eevee and the Pokeball Plus item as well as a look at the upcoming Super Mario Party.

In addition, there was the announcement of Fire Emblem Three Houses and the debut of Fortnite on Switch. Fans also got a preview for Overcooked 2 – scheduled for an August release – as well as Hollow Knight – which will come with all DLC included for players on Switch. Also, a demo for Octopath Traveller is now available ahead of the July release and the arcade classic Killer Queen Black will be launching on Switch later in 2018.

The focal point of the presentation, however, was the reveal of Smash Bros Ultimate. Set for release on Nintendo Switch on December 7, this edition will feature the biggest roster ever assembled as every character who has ever appeared in a Smash Bros title – including DLC and single appearance characters – will be available in this game.

As well as the playable roster, there will be over 50 characters who will appear in the game as Assist Trophies to help the player win battles. New move sets, upgraded and altered finishing moves and new arenas will all feature as well. In addition, the game will be compatible with GameCube controllers and all character Amiibo.

As for new characters, both Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon will feature in the game, with eight different ink colours and outfits to choose from. As a surprise at the end of the presentation, Director Masahiro Sakurai also confirmed that Metroid antagonist Ripley would be coming to the Smash Bros universe as a playable character.

Full information about all the games featured can be found at

Watch the presentation in full below

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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