5 predictions for Nintendo at E3 2019

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Nintendo is poised to have another solid showing at E3 this year. Here are our five predictions for what it will reveal during its presentation.

The only sad aspect about Nintendo at E3 every year is the fact that it now opts for a video presentation. The Nintendo E3 directs are always a great time, but there’s something special about having a presentation in front of a live audience. The reactions from the fans are priceless and seeing the speakers in person is second to none.

However, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be returning to that anytime soon, which is still okay. As long as the company is showing great gaming content, the fans will be happy. With that being said, what will Nintendo be revealing this time around?

Some fans have speculated about a potential appearance from former Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime. That would be awesome, but this list is going to focus more on the games (already released games, upcoming games, surprise announcements, etc.).

Before we get into the list, it should be said that Metroid Prime 4 won’t be on there. Yes, it’s one of our most anticipated games and any news on that would be fantastic. In fact, a short development update is likely. But, that might be as far as it’ll go since the development team was switched from Bandai Namco Studios to Retro Studios this past January. If anything, maybe a cinematic teaser trailer, but don’t get your hopes up.

The same can be said about Pokemon Sword and Shield. A dedicated Nintendo direct happened right before the show, so its presence may not be as big at this E3 (at least during the presentation).

Here are our five predictions.

5. Quick updates on upcoming video game releases

Expect Nintendo’s E3 direct to come with a slew of updates for a few upcoming games. Some of those games include PlatinumGames Astral Chain, Daemon X Machina, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, and many more.

Each of these games could be getting more love on this list. However, some of these games have gotten a lot of focus from Nintendo the past few months, especially Fire Emblem: Three Houses. But, we have a feeling Nintendo might shift its focus to games that are more well-known to the casual audience. It might also be gearing up for some huge surprises, including new IP’s, so it’ll dedicate a majority of the presentation to that.

But yes, these games should have some sort of presence during the direct. Some new gameplay footage for each of these games would be great. Maybe even some release dates for those who don’t already have one.

Nintendo also seems to be amping up its third party support. Don’t be surprised to see some already existing games being ported to the Nintendo Switch.

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