Nintendo recap: first day at E3 adds new titles for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS!
14th June, 2017 – Nintendo’s activities so far at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles have included the announcement of a remake of a classic Mario & Luigi game and the crowning of the winning team in the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational.
Following a morning packed with new announcements, the Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 show included in-depth playthroughs of a variety of games for both Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family systems. During the show, Nintendo announced that an updated version of the first game in the Mario & Luigi series is in development for Nintendo 3DS family systems. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions contains all the fun gameplay and dialogue of the Game Boy Advance original, as well as an optional Easy mode for younger or more inexperienced players.
The game also includes a side story called Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser, which tells the story of the game from the perspective of Bowser’s minions, led by Captain Goomba. Nintendo also revealed two new amiibo figures: Goomba and Koopa Troopa. The new amiibo and the existing Boo amiibo figure will be compatible with the game. The amiibo, and the game, are scheduled to launch separately on 6th October.
Nintendo ended the day by making a splat-tastic mess with an international flair. Competitors from four different global regions competed for world dominance in the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational. U.S. team Deadbeat emerged as the new global champions, scoring an upset win against Japanese champions Dynameu in a thrilling 4-1 final, after European hopefuls Rising Moon were knocked out in the elimination round.
The four-person teams competed in a best-of-seven final round featuring Ranked Battle modes from the game, and it was U.S. team Deadbeat whose name was engraved on a special Splatoon 2 trophy and can claim global bragging rights.
Check out the video below to see all the action from the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational:
A sampling of other exclusive content revealed so far during Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 includes:
Fire Emblem Warriors: Colosseum mode offers different scenarios with Fire Emblem heroes facing off and highlighting their over-the-top moves and action. In this scenario, Xander, the crown prince of Nohr, storms Hoshido Castle on horseback through a gauntlet of different Fire Emblem heroes, like Corrin, Marth, and Chrom to an ultimate final showdown with Ryoma. Additionally, two newly announced amiibo figures, Chrom and Tiki will be compatible with the game (sold separately).
Super Mario Odyssey: Members of Nintendo Treehouse showcased live gameplay of an exclusive area not available in the show-floor demo, revealing new gameplay mechanics, new Capture targets, and new ways of interacting with the environment. This lush, wooded Kingdom showcased some of the surprises in store for players when Super Mario Odyssey launches on Nintendo Switch on 27th October.
Metroid: Samus Returns: Nintendo announced a new Metroid game for Nintendo 3DS family systems, Metroid: Samus Returns, a modern reimagining of the 1992 Game Boy adventure Metroid II: Return of Samus. Nintendo Treehouse members also announced two new amiibo figures – Samus Aran and Metroid – that will be sold separately. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros series. amiibo functionality details will be revealed at a later date.
While supplies last, fans will also be able to purchase a special edition of Metroid: Samus Returns which includes a physical version of the game, a download code for the original Game Boy game Metroid II: Return of Samus to be redeemed in Nintendo eShop, a SteelBook®, a sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid franchise, a gold “S” pin badge, a Morph Ball 3D keyring and a 40-page artbook.
Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 returns today at 18:00 BST. The day will include live gameplay, game details and developer commentary, as well as two competitions. The Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational is scheduled to run at 18:30 BST, while the 2017 ARMS Open Invitational is scheduled for 23:30 BST on Wednesday 14th June.
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Nintendo of Europe’s E3 2017 hub http://e3.nintendo-europe.com
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