E3 2017: Nintendo E3 Spotlight Recap

Nintendo’s Brief Presentation Had Several Announcements

As they have done in recent times, Nintendo did not have a traditional press conference at E3 2017 instead opting for a spotlight – which was basically like a Nintendo Direct. We got a better look at Super Mario Odyssey, were given a few surprises and got confirmation of some new games coming to Nintendo Switch. Without further ado, here’s a recap of Nintendo’s E3 2017 Spotlight:

The spotlight kicked off with a montage trailer followed by Reggie Fils-Aime introducing the presentation.

The first game shown was JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 2 from Monolith Soft which is coming holiday 2017 to the Nintendo Switch. Here’s a new trailer:


The first new game we learned about was Kirby, a 2D game coming sometime in 2018 to Nintendo Switch. Here’s a trailer:


After a reminder that Pokkén Tournament is available to play at E3 this year, a core Pokémon game was revealed to be in development for the Switch. No trailer or footage was shown suggesting the project is still early in development.

Perhaps the biggest surprise from the Spotlight was a very brief confirmation that Metroid Prime 4 is in development.


Similar to Kirby, Nintendo character Yoshi is also getting his own side-scrolling adventure in 2018:


Koei Tecmo also put in an appearance to show a new trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors coming this Fall:


Next Nintendo announced more details about the expansion pass for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We already knew about The Master Trials but also included was The Champions Ballad which is said to be more story-based. Here’s a trailer for both DLC packs:


The first DLC pack will be available soon meanwhile the publisher announced four Zelda themed amiibos coming soon – the four champions form Zelda.

Multiplayer sports arena game Rocket League was confirmed to be coming this holiday. The game will feature exclusive cars and items for the Switch as well as cross network and local play:


Finally, the game most people expected to see more of was shown – Super Mario Odyssey. You can check out the trailer below which showcased more of the game’s mechanics and worlds:


What did you think of Nintendo’s E3 Spotlight? Are you excited to get your hands on a new Mario game later this year?

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