Riding high on the successful launch of the Switch in March, Nintendo rolled into E3 to show off arguably the weirdest Mario game ever created and announced new Switch games for several of its most popular franchises, including Metroid, Pokémon, Yoshi, and Kirby. Here are some of the most exciting trailers from the event.
Rocket League (Holiday 2017)
Psyonix’s popular soccer with cars “simulator” is hitting Switch with exclusive Nintendo-themed customization items and vehicles.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Holidays 2017)
The hit action-RPG Wii game gets a massive open-world sequel featuring beasts called Titans.
Nintendo’s adorable pink whatever-he-is brings four-player co-op to this colorful adventure.
Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid: Samus Returns (TBD; Sept. 15)
Nintendo thrilled fans with little more than a logo saying that Metroid Prime 4 is in development for Switch, although it likely won’t hit for some time. Fortunately, they later revealed Samus is returning to 3DS in September to tide us over.
Mario’s dinosaur pal is ditching the yarn aesthetic of his previous game for a cardboard world that looks like a miniature diorama.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass (June 30)
The Switch’s launch title masterpiece is getting two DLC drops as part of the $20 Expansion Pass. The Master Trials hits at the end of the month, while the story-based The Champion’s Ballad releases this holiday season.
Super Mario Odyssey (Oct. 27)
Hats off to Nintendo for crafting the most fantastical Mario game ever. The plumber uses his magical hat (called Cappy, of course) to control Goombas, Koopas, and even a T. rex (!) in this sprawling 3-D odyssey.