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Finally, it's time for the final E3 "conference." Nintendo is up; and while they've generally been in a league all their own compared to Xbox and Microsoft, we're ready to see some big things considering their recent release of the Switch, which propelled them back into popularity.

As it starts, we see a quick compilation video of people playing Arms, Rocket League, FIFA 18, Splatoon, and other games you'd probably expect to see in this video. in the company of friends. Because I guess Nintendo still thinks people are gonna carry their Switches around and bring them to diners and soccer practice. 

Reggie comes on to talk a bit, and tease the awesome things we're about to see.

The first trailer is already really exciting, showing us Xenoblade Chronicles 2 with an all-new cast of characters. It looks massive in scale, and like a really fun game. That'll be releasing sometime in 2018.
Next up is an adorable Kirby game called... um... Kirby. It's a typical side-scroller, and doesn't seem to differentiate itself too much from previous Kirby titles. It does have 4-player co-op though, so that should be fun. We'll also be seeing this one sometime in 2018.

Next up, we get a small tease that emphasizes Nintendo's commitment 3rd-party games. This is huge, as the lack of third-party titles are ultimately what led the Nintendo Switch to its demise.

The Pokémon Company comes on next, making one small announcement, and one huge one. The first is that Pokken Tournament DX will be playable at E3, but the second is that Game Freak actually is developing a core RPG Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch. After the disappointing Pokémon Direct last week, and the dismissal of the long-rumored Pokémon Stars, I think I speak for everyone when I say all Pokémon fans have something monumental to be excited for.

After this, we get a small tease of what seems to be the Samus logo... and well... yes, you guessed right. Metroid fans can rejoice; Nintendo has heard your prayers, and Metroid Prime 4 is stated to currently be in development for Nintendo Switch.

Next, there's a new Yoshi game titled.... well... Yoshi. I guess they're taking a simplistic approach to titles this year.  It looks similar to previous Yoshi titles, and shares a few similarities with Yoshi's Wooly World. But despite the typical gameplay style, the game has more of a Paper Mario aesthetic. The Yoshis look normal, but the backdrop is comprised of cardboard enemies and platforms. It looks cute though, and is sure to be a hit.

A new core Fire Emblem game is coming out for Nintendo Switch: Fire Emblem Warriors, slated for Fall 2017.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is up next, and we get a good look at the upcoming DLC pack. It looks like it'll include some new places to explore, new armor, a Korok Mask, and two new modes: Hero's Path Mode, and Master Mode. It'll be called The Master Trials Expansion Pack 1. This will release at the end of the month, on June 30th.

The Champions' Ballad will be BotW's second DLC expansion, featuring the four champions: Mipha, Urbosa, Daruk, and Revali. This expansion pack will drop sometime in Holiday 2017, and the four champions will also be available as Amiibo.

Back to Reggie, he starts teasing a few competitions. Not much to say here if you aren't into eSports. Splatoon's gonna have one, Pokken Tournament is gonna have one, and so is ARMS.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is up next, being developed exclusively for Nintendo Switch. It looks surprisingly complex and fun, and will be available on August 29th.

Rocket League gets announced for Switch! Cross-network support, exclusive cars, and local multiplayer wireless support. Also, Mario and Luigi hats for your cars. Cool! This will be available sometime this holiday.

Now, we get to the game everyone's been waiting for: Super Mario Odyssey, and it looks absolutely fantastic. It's vibrant and colorful, as you'd come to expect. It looks ridiculously diverse, with tried-and-true Mario mechanics, as well as a bunch of new ones. It seems your hat is your new companion, and provides you with powers that allow you to inhabit other people, objects, and creatures (like a dinosaur apparently.) The game will span a ton of environments ranging from castles, majestic canyons, huge cities, and other diverse areas. The most exciting news though, is that it'll release on October 27th, 2017. 

Nintendo absolutely cut the crap this year, and provided us with a bunch of exciting announcements that really showcase their dedication to the Nintendo Switch. It's refreshing to see Nintendo want to be great again, and fans are sure to be happy that they're finally getting what they've wanted for years now.

What about you guys? Excited about these announcements? Disappointed you didn't see anything else? Let us know in the comments, and keep posted here at Geeks+Gamers for more E3 coverage and discussion.
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