E3 2019 featured conferences from a number of the greatest gamers within the trade, nevertheless it appeared as if Nintendo was the one firm that really targeted on video games which are popping out this 12 months, as a substitute of creating guarantees for 2020.
Nintendo has downplayed its E3 presence in recent times, which is partly as a result of the truth that the corporate holds a number of Directs every year that promote the upcoming Nintendo video games at a time when there may be much less competitors for headlines. E3 2019 was completely different than different years, as Sony had no presence on the occasion, which meant that different corporations had an opportunity to steal the limelight. Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct was the final of the main press conferences to happen throughout the occasion and it managed to keep away from any main leaks, which can have one thing to do with the truth that the corporate tracked down and despatched a stop & desist letter to a outstanding leaker.
The bulk of video games that have been showcased at E3 2019 aren’t out till 2020. The huge names at E3 2019 have been Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Watch Dogs Legion, and others like them, but none of them will arrive in 2019. There have been additionally outstanding video games that don’t have any launch date, similar to Baldur’s Gate III. Nintendo’s convention, alternatively, targeted on video games that might be out there in 2019, with unique titles for the Nintendo Switch like Astral Chain, Cadence of Hyrule, Daemon X Machina, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Super Mario Maker 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening all being mentioned throughout the E3 Direct.
There was additionally plenty of dialogue about third-party video games coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019, similar to Alien Isolation, Collection of Mana (which was launched shortly after the Direct), Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, Panzer Dragoon, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition. The trailers additionally confirmed plenty of gameplay footage, reasonably than counting on cinematics. The solely 2020 video games that have been targeted on have been Animal Crossing: New Horizons and No More Heroes III. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will possible even be a 2020 title.
Nintendo additionally put plenty of effort into its E3 cubicles, with the demo sales space for Pokémon Sword & Shield wanting like a Pokémon Gym, the sales space for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening that includes lovely dioramas that confirmed scenes from the sport, whereas the Luigi’s Mansion 3 sales space was made to appear like a spooky mansion. It bears mentioning that many of the video games talked about within the Direct have been playable on the present ground.
The online game trade is presently going by a transition, with Microsoft and Sony teasing their upcoming consoles and outdoors gamers like Google threatening to steal the present with their streaming platforms. Nintendo is doing nicely by specializing in what it has, which is a profitable console that also has a number of years value of content material. Nintendo was the corporate that left us probably the most impressed after E3 2019, because it feels as if their video games are nearly inside our attain, reasonably than being titles that we cannot get to play till subsequent 12 months.
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