Nintendo at E3 2017: Predictions!

It’s only March but it feels like E3 is just around the corner.  I can’t help but find myself imagining what Nintendo’s E3 showing will be like, so I figured I’d jot down some of my predictions.  These aren’t in any particular order as I don’t find much enjoyment in “planning” shows. Here we go!:

  • Nintendo Switch paid online is detailed along with a start date for the “free trial”
  • ARMS releases in late May, but Nintendo talks future support
  • Splatoon 2 is given a release date, launches alongside the trial of the online companion app
  • Smash for Switch is confirmed and will be out in fall.  Releases alongside Bayo and Cloud Amiibo and supports the Gamecube Controller adapter via the dock.
  • Speaking of Gamecube, Virtual Console launches in summer with Gamecube and Wii support.  A Switch OS update allows the use of Wii remotes for Virtual Console titles. The Virtual Console name is abandoned in favor of the “Classics” branding
    • Nintendo will also offer a retail package for “Classics” that contains a bluetooth Gamecube controller and a selection of two to three Gamecube games.
  • Breath of the Wild DLC pack 1 is detailed and given a release date.  We also get a small teaser for pack 2.
  • Fire Emblem Warriors is given a concrete release date, Xenoblade 2 is still listed as “fall”.
  • The first big OS update for Switch is shown off.  It brings purchasable themes, support for certain controllers via bluetooth (Wii, re-release Gamecube), support for streaming apps, a web browser, and a proper activity log.
  • Retro’s secret project is shown off with a short trailer.  It’ll release in 2018.
  • Some other 2018 titles for Switch and 3DS are teased, including Pikmin and Animal Crossing.


As you can see, I have some high hopes for Nintendo at E3! What are your predictions?

— Burdmayn Out —


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