Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017 live report Finished
That was an action-packed 25 minutes. Nintendo confirmed the return of Samus with Metroid Prime 4 - although we only saw a title screen and little more - and showed some more of the frankly bonkers looking Super Mario Odyssey. That and a new Yoshi game, a new Kirby and glimpses of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. See it all as it happened here.
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Hello, hi, welcome, you.
Under an hour to go until Nintendo's short presentation begins.
This isn't like the other conferences, of course - as is Nintendo's style in recent years, it's a pre-recorded video presentation.
And a brief one, too - this'll be 30 minutes long.
Though Nintendo will keep up with a steady drip-feed of news and announcements with its Treehouse streams straight after and throughout E3.
And - most importantly - there'll be an Arms tournament on the 14th.
September is Pokken.
That does leave October, November and December. Games we know are coming this year include Xenoblade, Fire Emblem Warriors and Super Mario Odyssey which could all fit into those remaining three months.
And yes, Xenoblade is still down for 2017. No, I don't believe it either.
And honestly, a game a month? Nintendo's doing a good job of making sure there's a steady stream of things to play for the Switch.
My own hopes for this? I'd actually take Mario Kart 8 DLC, word on new characters/maps for Arms (yes I know it's not out yet but I've been playing it a while and I'm already hooked) and Virtual Console coming to Switch TODAY along with Super Mario Sunshine, F-Zero GX and Super Monkey Ball.
We're probably just going to see some more Mario though. I'd also be okay with that.
Five minutes until 2017 is officially declared The Year of Birdo.
We live in exciting times.
Imagine, though. Koizumi waddles on-stage in a Birdo outfit.
Doesn't even say anything.
Just stands there, staring down the camera for a good five minutes, soundtracked by silence.
Then, a nod.
Screen fades to white, text fades in.
Stop egging him on.
2017: The Year of Birdo.
Yes! And it cracks open and a naked Kimishima in pink body paint walks out and just quietly squawks 'Birdo'.
That's 60 seconds. Less than that now!
We're up and running with Arms. Which is out this week!
It's quite good.
Next, Rocket League - confirmation that it's coming to Switch.
That's a thing.
Then! FIFA on Switch, which we know about - not parity with the PS4 versions etc, but it does look decent.
And! Splatoon 2 - it's out next month.
Can. Not. Wait.
Reggie at home. He's probably just taken the dust sheets off those sofas.
This is what it'd be like to go around Reggie's for a coffee.
Reggie's home is weird.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to begin.
Also get over yourselves you ninnies and play Xenoblade Chronicles X. Yes the music isn't all that but it's a brilliant game - and a fascinating precursor to Breath of the Wild with its open world play.
Corr blimey guv'nor let's go to Elysium wotcha!
A similar battle system, with fresh anime styles. And crazy English accents that skirt all across the country.
I think Tom's pointed out in the past there are strong Skies of Arcadia vibes to this.
A good thing, of course.
It does look a bit tamer than Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Confirmation that it's sticking with Holiday 2017.
I'm going on holiday the first week of July, so maybe it's then?
A new Kirby!
And another reminder that you owe it to yourself to play the two most recent 3DS Kirby games - they're wonderful.
2018 release for that.
Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi is standing outside the Nintendo office looking very pleased with himself.
And here's Isihara from the Pokémon company. What's it all about?
Pokken DX is one thing.
The other important thing is that I'm writing Pokémon correctly. Tom gets angry if we don't.
Game Freak is working on a new mainline Pokémon for the series?
Metroid Prime 4.
It's in development for Switch.
Just a logo for now.
And to bring us crashing down to Earth, another mediocre Yoshi game.
That's in 2018.
Straight into Fire Emblem Warriors.
This'll be our first proper look at the game in action - we've known about it for a while.
Though I'm sure you know what to expect. You'll smash up lots of baddos.
Chrom, Marth and all the crew are in. Smashing things up.
It's a nice fit of theme and series, so I'm sure it'll be fun if familiar. Hyrule Warriors was rather lovely after all.
That one's this autumn.
Aonuma, who did a Zelda or two.
He makes centre partings cool. He makes me want a centre parting. What a dude.
This'll be Breath of the Wild DLC - Trail of the Sword is what we're getting this summer.
A challenge mode of sorts.
And the real big news - a Tingle suit. (Though I think we knew about that already).
And from that, a teaser for the second DLC pack that's coming towards the end of the year.
Zelda at the centre of the key art - which gives some weight to the theory she'll be playable in this new expansion.
New Amiibo for the Champions in Breath of the Wild.
Reggie's on the beach now. He seems very serious about it though.
Only ten more minutes to go. I could take a little longer honestly.
Mario + Rabbids gets a brief mention. Donlan asks whether they're making an Amiibo of Yves.
I still can't get over the fact I want to play that game.
Rocket League gets a little more love.
What a perfect fit for the Switch.
Cross-platform play, and with exclusive items. Oh, and Mario and Luigi hats, of course.
Wow. Yoshi looks... different.
Super Mario Odyssey, which I'm getting serious Hoskins vibes from.
Not sure whether that's a good thing or not.
This theme tune. That cap. This game.
This is just too much.
It's out October 27th.
And that was this year's Nintendo presentation.
Metroid's the headline, obviously. But Mario looks so, so crazy - and we're well overdue a crazy Mario game after the relatively strait-laced 3D World.
We're going to sign off and let you watch the Nintendo Treehouse presentations in peace. And also hit the bottle after a fairly intense few days of E3 conferences and presentations.
Our team in LA will be taking care of you from here on out, bringing you news and impressions from the show floor.
The conferences and presentations are done, but the show most definitely isn't - expect plenty of news and a few more surprises over the next few days.
Keep your eyes on the Treehouse presentations - Nintendo has a knack of announcing new games during them.
I'll leave you there - thanks for joining us these past few days, it's been fun!
And see you all back here for Gamescom I guess - tara!