All the juicy gossip, latest announcements and releases fresh from Nintendo's E3
Whether you're completely new to the E3 convention or you are a self-confessed gaming addict, check out our round up of everything you need to know.
What happens at the Nintendo E3 conference?
The E3 conference is an event which happens every year where the biggest gaming companies come together to announce and celebrate their new and upcoming games.
At this event they present multiple games which will be released either late this year or early next year.
Thousands of people attend this event and even more eagerly await the announcements in the comfort of their own home, and watch in anticipation to see which new games will be available to play on their consoles next!
Nintendo’s conference took place on Tuesday 12th June 2018
What can we expect to see released from Nintendo this year?
Fortnite – Instantly available to play once players have created an Epic Games account
Super Mario Party – October 5, 2018
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna: The Golden Country – The new update will be available for Expansion Pass members on September 14, 2018
The most exciting gaming announcement
Over the last weekend, I spent hours playing Mario Party 4 on the Game Cube so when I heard Super Mario Party is going to be released on the Nintendo Switch this made me super excited.
With the new co-operative play, gamers can play across multiple Switches and be able to have different devices per team or connect them to their TV for one large display.
I think it's so ace how Nintendo are making their games even more interactive and it will be interesting to see where their developments take their game offering in the future.
The biggest surprises at Nintendo's E3 presentation
I was surprised to hear about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, because the new release includes every character from the game series so far!
By introducing additional characters that aren't limited to the Nintendo franchise, for example the return of Pac-Man, Nintendo allowed themselves to appeal to a much wider audience.
Also, including the characters which were only available from downloadable content like Mewtwo, who appeared as a fighter you had to previously buy, will now be included on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - pretty cool huh?!
My all time favourite Nintendo games
Before the release of the Nintendo Switch I played a lot of Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Wii. This had been my favourite game for many years, even before it was playable on the Wii - waaaaay back when it was on the Nintendo DS.
However, once I got a Nintendo Switch and started to play The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild early this year, this completely changed my opinion.
The game is so beautifully detailed, and I end up spending hours just exploring. It’s definitely become my favourite game of all time.
I have never been interested in buying DLCs for a game, however, after playing Zelda Breath of the Wild and being able to do so much already, I am tempted to buy the DLCs as this would enrich my overall gaming experience (although this might not help ease my addiction!)
Be sure to let us know your thoughts!
What do you think of Breath of the Wild? What is your favourite Nintendo game of all time so far? Let me know in the comments below as I would love to hear your opinions!