Nintendo News: E3 2019 Nintendo Direct


On June 11, 2019, Nintendo released more information on upcoming games in a Nintendo Direct at E3 2019. I will go over what was announced, and add some impressions at the end. There is a fair amount to cover here, so let’s get started.

  • For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Hero (from the Dragon Quest series) will be the next DLC character. It was shown that the alternate costumes will allow you to play as different Dragon Quest protagonists when playing as this character. (Note, this may be why this character’s name is only “The Hero”, and not the default name of any one Dragon Quest character.) This will be released in summer 2019.
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition will be released on September 27, 2019
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 will come out sometime in 2019. Some additional features were showcased:
    • Luigi can slam ghosts while vacuuming a ghost.
    • He can use the suction plunger similar to a grappling hook.
    • He can use a burst to knock ghosts back.
    • He can use Gooigi to get to hard to reach places, and navigate obstacles requiring two people. Gooigi is vulnerable to water, and can be used for co-op.
    • There is a mode called scare scraper, which played in online or local co-op.
  • Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will be released in 2019.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Remake) has a new feature where you can (with some restrictions, it seems) create your own dungeons. The game’s release date is September 20, 2019.
  • Trials of Mana (remake) will release in early 2020
  • Collection of Mana Featuring the first three Mana games, to be released June 11, 2019 (same day as the direct):
    • Final Fantasy Adventure
    • Secret of Mana
    • Trials of Mana (original version, first US release)
  • The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt: Complete Edition to be released in 2019.
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses releases on July 26, 2019.
  • Resident Evil 5 releases in fall 2019
  • Resident Evil 6 releases in fall 2019
  • No More Heroes III releases on 2020
  • Contra Rogue Corps releases September 24, 2019
  • Contra Anniversary Collection releases June 11, 2019 (same day as the direct), it features these games:
    • Contra (arcade)
    • Super Contra
    • Contra (NA)
    • Contra (JP)
    • Super C
    • Contra III: The Alien Wars
    • Operation C
    • Contra Hard Corps
    • Super Probotector Alien Rebels
    • Probotector
  • Daemon X Machina releases on September 13, 2019.
  • Panzer Dragoon remake is coming this winter.
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield barely had new info here (release date November 15, 2019):
    • The Poke ball plus can have you walk with your Pokémon from this game, with some unspecified reward.
    • The game had a demo at the show floor where you face against the water type gym. The dynamic feature is also showcased in this demo.
  • Astral Chain releases August 30, 2019.
  • Empire of Sin released in spring 2020.
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order releases July 19, 2019.
  • Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer featuring the Legend of Zelda Releases June 13, 2019.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 releases in November 2019.
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons release date was pushed back to March 20, 2020
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy releases on September 3, 2019
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong (no release date, yet).
  • Ni No Kuni releases on September 20, 2019.
  • Minecraft Dungeons releases spring 2020.
  • Elder Scrolls: Blades releases fall 2019.
  • My Friend Pedro releases June 20, 2019.
  • Doom Eternal (coming soon).
  • The Sinking City releases fall 2019.
  • Wolfenstein: Young Blood releases July 26, 2019.
  • Dead by Daylight releases September 24, 2019.
  • Alien Isolation releases in 2019.
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition releases this winter.
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 releases on July 12, 2019.
  • Stranger Things 3 the Game releases on July 4, 2019.
  • Just Dance 2020 releases November 5, 2019.
  • Catan releases June 20, 2019.
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale releases fall 2019.
  • Dauntless releases late 2019.
  • Super Mario Maker 2 releases June 28, 2019.
  • Another DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was revealed: Banjo-Kazooie will be available in fall 2019.
  • The final announcement was that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in development.


Overall, this was a very solid E3 for Nintendo. While most of the surprise announcements were from third party and indie developers, some of the best announcements were concerning the Smash Bros. DLC and their final announcement of the Breath of the Wild sequel. I found it interesting that they mentioned that Pokémon Sword and Shield info will be at E3 on social media, but barely anything noteworthy for the game came from the direct. Even though most of the games I’m looking forward to here were already announced, I am still glad that some games I didn’t know about were showcased. I would have liked more details on some of the games shown (Fire Emblem: Three houses, for example), this may be due to time constraints. There were a lot of games in this direct, so there was a need not to make it longer than an hour. In all, I am satisfied, but look forward to hearing more in the future.

So what did you think of Nintendo’s showing at E3 this year? What games are you most excited for? What else would you like to have seen, or known more about? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this news article, be sure to hit that like button. You can also subscribe via email to stay up to date on everything That’s All Games. Until next time, have fun gaming.



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