Nintendo reveals 'Super Mario Party,' 'Fire Emblem,' 'Fortnite' for the Switch

Laverne Mann
June 13, 2018

While underwhelming on the whole, the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct was a fine demonstration of what makes the Switch such a runaway sales success: add pretty much any title to it and, voila, it's a whole new game.

Support for current Switch titles We know Splatoon is getting a single-player-focused DLC pack, and Nintendo hasn't said conclusively that Mario Odyssey won't get any more content this year. The sequel includes kitchens that change themselves up on the fly. For example, Ryu now always faces his opponents in one-on-one battles, and some Fire Emblem characters have received new voices. It's sure to bring more fun, frenetic, slightly stressful multiplayer as you hurriedly serve up orders and scream out assignments in pursuit of high scores.

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The trailer showed a number of attractive young people playing Mario Party Super using two separate Switch consoles in handheld mode, Joy-Cons detached from both.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé showed off the Poké Ball Pluss controller for the upcoming Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee titles.

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Instead of hosting a big glitzy press conference, Nintendo stuck to an online Direct webcast to announce its E3 news. Fortnite is now available on Nintendo Switch.

Outside of that, news from Nintendo was a bit thin on the ground. Nintendo is pumping up the list with free-to-play games with the announcement of Fortnite and Paladins. Ultimate launches on December 7. Perhaps just as importantly, though, Nintendo will also bring back some of the series' most beloved stages from previous entries as well. Adventure is available today on the eShop, as is Bethesda's Fallout Shelter.

1713: Now it's time for a few indie darlings in the form of Overcooked 2, Killer Queen Black and Hollow Knight.

Another small but long-awaited information that Firs-Aime provided is that Octopath Traveler is finally releasing this summer, on July 13th.

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