Insta-forum: How Did You Like Nintendo’s E3 2017 Press Conference?

Nintendo may have just had a dream Nintendo Direct, with a core Pokémon, Metroid Prime, and Mario game announced. How do you think Nintendo did compared to the other press conferences?

on June 13, 2017 12:47 PM

What a way to end the press conference circuit — following Sony’s press conference yesterday, Nintendo had big shoes to fill. And, arguably, they did just that.

Starting with a stealth announcement, Rocket League was revealed to be coming to Nintendo Switch this Holiday — this time with exclusive content for Nintendo fans. Not pulling any punches, the House of Mario got down and dirty showcasing Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and featuring a new Kirby and Yoshi game.

Then we have to talk about the dream announcements: both Metroid 4 and a core Pokémon game was revealed to be coming to the Nintendo Switch. One of these news would generally be a Nintendo fan’s dream. Both of them? Simply unprecedented.

Rounding with some more Nintendo Switch and 3DS content was the Fire Emblem Warriors trailer, with the game popping up this fall. And the amazing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild got some new trailer on the upcoming DLC.

Last but not least, Super Mario Odyssey bust down the doors with a brand new trailer and a release date — possibly making October 2017 one of the best months to be a gamer in the history of the genre.

We all think Nintendo had a remarkably strong showing — how do you think it stacked up? Can it compete with the exclusive lineup of Sony, the technical showcase that was Microsoft, or Ubisoft’s (surpisingly) excellent presentation? What was the killer announcement from the conference? Will this sway you into getting a Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below.

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.
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