I was never one to dig too deep into E3 simply because I think over the last decade I’ve kind of slipped out of being a major gamer. Ironically I’ve become more picky about what games I play versus back in the day. Back in the day, I used to play every single video game I can get my hands on we’re talking both PC and consoles.
Despite the fact, the PlayStation, Sega Genesis, other random consoles were all pretty fun to play. I grew up in the era of Nintendo.
Today I’m going to cover what Nintendo E3 will be sharing this weekend, E3 takes place June 12th to June 14th.
The good old days of Nintendo
Back in the day, I used to love playing Nintendo games they were the cream of the crop everybody Under the Sun inspired to be like Nintendo. It wasn’t really into the GameCube that I personally started to fall off from Nintendo games and started to learn more towards PlayStation. Some would argue that perhaps it was the graphics but really it was just the availability of good games.
Graphics have never been a huge seller for me. You have those really terrible titles where the graphics are so bad the game is actually unplayable. Then you have that rare occasion where you have a complete and total balance between both gameplay and graphics.
I’ve always inspired myself to play games that I enjoyed playing. Games that interested me rather than games that were popular. That is why today I’m going to focus strictly on Nintendo.
Nintendo E3 Games I’m excited about
There are five games that Nintendo E3 is going to be showing off this weekend, but I wanted to focus on the two that I’m super excited about. First being Super Mash Bros. Ultimate which is coming out December 7th and Super Mario Party for Nintendo Switch.
Back when I was much younger, me and my brother where huge Mario Party fans. In fact, I think we played every single Mario Party game that was released on the original Nintendo 64. We did play the one on the GameCube and mess around with the one that came out on the Wii but that was about as far as it went for the franchise.
Ironically I thought it was going to be called Mario Party Switch. So I was pleasantly surprised that they’re calling it Super Mario Party. From what I’ve read it seems is going to keep the same board game elements the series has known for while introducing new mods mini-games and characters.
Really wish Nintendo would give us great online gameplay. Super Mario Party is expected to be released on October 5th, 2018.
Smash, Smash, Smash
I remember the first Super Smash Brothers game I really loved it probably one of my favorite fighting games other than Mortal Kombat and DOA. But we’re lucky enough to get Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and if I’m reading it correctly everybody’s going to be in it.
So of what I read talk about the game is going to build on the Wii U version, I wouldn’t say this troubles me. I don’t think it’s going to be a port over of the source code. I’m looking at this more than the Wii U version just worked so why change it. If it’s not broke why fix it.
One of the nifty features that were actually quite surprising to me is that there’s going to be added GameCube controller support. All the Smash Bros Amiibos are going to be compatible. The biggest drive for me is the announcement was the hint of online battles coming in the future.
This news I find to be huge. Seriously finding a GameCube controller nowadays other than a pawn shop, GameStop or an online outlet will be rare. It almost makes me want to go and buy a couple of controllers now. Before the price skyrockets later this Christmas.
An expected release date for Super Smash Bros Ultimate is December 7th, 2018. Don’t miss Nintendo E3 2018 Panel this year, let me know hit me up on Twitter or join our Facebook group and let me know your thoughts.