Yep, it’s a me Mario, again!
At E3, Nintendo really shone with its 2017 line-up. Let us guide you through some of the highlights of this year’s big titles from the Kyoto-based gaming wonder-house!
What is a new Nintendo console without it’s mascot? Coming soon to a Switch near you is Super Mario Odyssey. This time, Mario’s weapon of choice is his red cap. Throwing it at enemies to defeat them, even taking over some of them to control classic enemies such as Bullet Bill or Koopas. It makes us wonder if Mario really is the red cap, taking control of a clueless Italian plumber…
Next, Nintendo announced something that made blood rush to our heads and hearts pump like crazy. A new Metroid Prime – oh boy! It’s ten years since the last sequel in the Samus-turned-3D-shooter series. Though to be fair, Nintendo gave us Metroid: Other M, a top-perspective arcade-like game back in 2010. However, the annoying and totally disrupting cut-scenes aimed at fleshing-out Samus’s character, actually hurt the franchise more than it did good. Samus was depicted as a needy girl with a father-complex instead of the badass, silent bounty hunter other games made her out to be. Putting that aside, just take a look at this shiny new installment in the series:
The above game is for the Switch. However, Nintendo didn’t leave its portable console hanging, with a re-make of Metroid II: The Return of Samus for the 3DS. This year could definitely be called the year of Metroid and the return everyone’s favorite bounty hunter!
Other Switch games from the line-up:
- Splatoon 2
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Extension Pass
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- Rocket League
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2
- Sonic Forces
- Fire Emblem: Warriors
- Yoshi (Working Title)
Worth mentioning is Rocket League cross-platform multiplayer with PC and Xbox One players announced by Nintendo. Rocket League experienced a boom on the PlayStation 4 as one of the more popular online multiplayer experiences. However, PS4 users can as of yet not play against PC or Xbox One players. Sony has had its run-ins in the past with Microsoft when it comes to cross-platform play; though, being the market leader in console gaming, Sony can still get away with not supporting cross-platform play.
So, what do you guys think if Nintendo’s line-up? Leave a comment below and let us know!