No More Heroes III, Panzer Dragoon and more announced in Nintendo Direct E3
Nintendo announced a bunch of surprise titles during its E3 presentation, including a remake of Panzer Dragoon and No More Heroes III.
The company’s Direct presentation may have been headlined by new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters, a Breath Of The Wild sequel, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing, but there was a number of new titles which debuted between.
Still trying to fan yourself down over the big hitters? Here’s everything you may have missed in Nintendo’s E3 Direct presentation.
No More Heroes III
While the spin-off Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes failed to take off earlier this year, a new mainline entry in the franchise from Suda 51 was announced in a stylish trailer. No More Heroes III is set to be released on Nintendo Switch in 2020.
A remake of the original Panzer Dragoon will be arriving on Switch later this year, an on-rails shooter which originally released on the Sega Saturn. This new edition features improved graphics, controls, and is said to be staying faithful to the original game, over the sequels.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age – Definitive Edition S
Along with Dragon Quest heroes in Smash Bros, Nintendo also announced a Switch version of Dragon Quest XI definitive edition previously seen in Square Enix’s conference. This, however, featured the release date of 27 September.
The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics
Working as a tie-in with Netflix’s new Dark Crystal show, this new turn-based strategy game looks similar to Fire Emblem, while featuring some Jim Henson puppetry in the trailer. The Netflix show is scheduled to arrive on 31 August.
Trials Of Mana
The third entry in the Mana series has been given the remake treatment in Trials Of Mana, set to be released in 2020. The announcement also coincides with the release of Collection Of Mana, a bundle of the first three games in the Mana series available now on Switch.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
A new story trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses was released, which shows off the game’s impressive anime visuals. The game releases on 26 July.
Resident Evil 5 & 6
Following the release of the original Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 4, and Revelations on Switch, Nintendo has announced Resident Evil 5 and 6 will also come out on the platform. The two games are scheduled to be released in the autumn.
Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
The remake of the 1993 Game Boy game also received a new trailer, showing off the Amber Dungeons where you can create your own level, and explore them for items. The game releases on Nintendo Switch 20 September.
Daemon X Machina
The third-person action shooter received a release date of 13 September. In the trailer, fighters in mechs and on-foot are shown taking on all manner of enemies, while a giant battleship looms in the sky.
From developer PlatinumGames, Astral Chain is an action game where players take control of two characters to pull off stylish combos to save the world from invaders threatening mankind. The game’s release date was announced for 30 August 2019.
Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
A new edition in the Mario and Sonic sports series is set to arrive this November ahead of the Olympics next year, where you can even trigger a toggle to make the visuals look like Track & Field on the NES.
Empire Of Sin
John Romero, the creator of the original Wolfenstein, DOOM, and Quake, showcased his new title Empire Of Sin in Nintendo’s presentation. Set in 1920s Chicago, this strategy game looks like a slick mix of noir, jazz, and tommy guns.
Other games featured in Nintendo Direct E3
Contra: Rogue Cops – 24 September
Cadence Of Hyrule – 13 June
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – 19 July
Dead By Daylight – 24 September
Stranger Things 3: The Game – 14 July
Spyro Reignited Trilogy – 3 September
Just Dance 2020 – 5 November
New Super Lucky’s Tale – Autumn 2019
Minecraft: Dungeons – Spring 2020
Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch remake – 20 September
The Sinking City – Autumn 2019
Catan – 20 June
Alien: Isolation – 2019
Hollow Knight: Silksong – TBA
Dauntless – 2019
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition – 2019
Wolfenstein: Youngblood – 26 July
Doom Eternal – TBA
The Elder Scrolls: Blades – Autumn 2019
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