Tuesday, June 12, 2018

E3 2018 - the Nintendo Live Stream

Nintendo are one of those companies who truly give no fucks about what we want or expect.  There's no telling what they're gonna' show, here - but I've got my fingers crossed for release dates for Hollow Knight, Mark of the Ninja and Dead Cells on Switch. 

Here we go!

Low-rez low-poly mechs are falling out of the sky!  It looks kinda' cell shaded but not really!

Okay this actually looks kinda' awesome.  Daemon X Machina.  Coming in 2019 to Switch, on the Unreal engine. 

And now... I have no idea what this is.  Japan-produced.   Looks like a JRPG.  Looks like a Xenoblade blade.  Ah - DLC - Torna: The Golden Country, coming September 2018. 

Now Reggie's talking about how awesome the Switch is, and Pokemon: Let's go Evee/Pikachu.  Did you know you have to use movement controls in these games to catch Pokemon?  Launching November 16, with a new "Pokeball plus" peripheral you can control the game with. 


Super Mario Party

Why, this would appear to be a collection of minigames featuring Mario, and company!  October 5, 2018.

Fire Emblem: Three Orders.  Looks pretty nice!  Spring 2019. 

And now Fortnite.  There's no way that's Switch gameplay they're showing. If it is, that's amazing. Download for free, starting today at 10AM.  Wait, is that pacific time?


Overcooked 2Killer Queen Black.  HOLLOW KNIGHT!  Oh release date pleeeease!




(Emails Chamberlain the news, and a "yassss.")


Also Octopath Traveler launches July 13th. 

Now a sizzle reel.  Starlink: Battle for AtlasArena of Valor.  Minecraft.  Sushi Striker. (Wasn't that already out?)  Pixark.  Just Dance 2019.  Dragonball FighterZ.  Splatoon 2 DLC.  Captain Toad: Treasure TrackerCrash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.  Ninjala.  Fifa 18.  Ark.  Wasteland 2.  Paladins.  Fallout Shelter.  Dark Souls Remastered.  SNK Heroines.  Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.  Wolfenstein II.  The World Ends With You.  Megaman 11.  Mario Tennis Aces.  

Now Smash Bros is up and I am heroically stopping myself from grabbing my Switch to see if Hollow Knight can be purchased right fucking now. 

Joining the roster for this Smash Bros..:

  • Mario 
  • Samus
  • Kirby
  • Bowser
  • Link
  • Donkey Kong
  • Fox
  • Marth
  • Zelda
  • Sheik
  • Villager
  • Mewtwo
  • Meta Knight
  • Sonic
  • Peach
  • Pikachu
  • Ice Climbers
  • Inkling
  • Captain Falcon
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Zero Suit Samus
  • A buncha pokemon
  • Lucas 
  • Ness
  • Ryu
  • Ganondorf
  • Ike
  • Cloud
  • Snake (Solid)
  • More Pokemon
  • Roy
  • Olimar
  • Diddy Kong
  • Lucario
  • Lucina
  • Robin
  • Bayonetta
  • Mr Game & Watch
  • Greninja
  • Dr. Mario
  • R.O.B.
  • Duck Hunt
  • Dark Pit
  • Pit
  • Palutena
  • Corrin
  • Bowser Jr. 
  • Toon Link
  • Young Link
  • King Dedede
  • Rosalina
  • Miis
  • Wario
  • Little Mac
  • Mac-Man
  • Shulk
  • Wolf
  • Mega Man
  • Luigi
  • Yoshi
I know what you're thinkin' - that's all?  This is every fighter in every Smash Bros. game ever, including those that were just DLC.  "This is the biggest crossover in gaming history."  But they note the "starting roster may be small," but they've streamlined unlocking new fighters.  

And now they're giving details on changes to the various heroes.  

Okay I need to go grab my Switch, I'll be right back.  And they're still on Smash, pardon me while I log into the eShop...

Damnit.  Paladins and Fortnite are up, but no Hollow Knight... >.<

Huh.  Kirby has power change abilities for every other fighter in the game (he eats 'em and gains their powers).  That's very ambitious! 

(3 minutes later.)  Goddamnit, Hollow Knight's still not up. 

(4 minutes later.)  Goddamnit, Hollow Knight's still not up.  And they're still talking about Smash stuff.  

Apparently Gamecube controllers can be used for the new Smash, and all Amibos, including a character's Amiibo from a different series.  

Why isn't Hollow Knight on the store yet?!

And one more announcement, it would seem... Not actual gameplay footage.  Samus, Mario and Mega Man walk along a catwalk in a sci-fi place.  Mario and Mega are taken out by some creature.  Oh, it's Ridley from Metroid.  New fighter in Smash.  

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, launching December 7, 2018. 

And that appears to be all she wrote!  I'm going to go and refresh the eShop over and over until I pass out. 

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