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E3 2019: Nintendo’s Killer 2019 Lineup


Nintendo’s latest E3 Direct definitely did not disappoint, unless you were hoping to see Bayonetta 3. Bigger looks at anticipated games, shocking reveals of new ones, and BEAR AND BIRD IN SMASH! Below is the full list of revealed games from the Direct, culled from meticulously going thorough it. As always, these are listed in release order.

Collection of Mana — eShop today, physical coming August 27
Japan has had this on Switch since 2017 and I had given up all hope of it appearing here. I plan to buy both versions since I am a money-wasting Mana junkie.

Cadence of Hyrule — June 13
Everyone thought this would be released during the Direct, but we guess it needed….two more days of polish. Will there be a physical version?

My Friend Pedro — June 20

CATAN — June 20

Super Mario Maker — June 28
Barely anything was said about this game, because another Direct already covered it. It’s gonna be great.

Stranger Things 3: The Game — July 4

Dragon Quest Builders 2 — July 12

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 — July 19
What the Switch is getting instead of Square’s Avengers game.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses — July 26

Wolfenstein: Youngblood — July 26

Smash Bros gets “The Hero” From Dragon Quest — Summer 2019
Due to some data mining, fans already figured out this one was coming, but it’s still cool to have. Not nearly as cool as the other Smash reveal, though…

Astral Chain — August 30
With the absence of Bayonetta, this was the only trailer with a “P” and sparkles on it. Platinum usually does good work.

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy — September 3

Daemon X Machina — September 13
This was shown off last year and no one’s seen hide nor hair of it until now. It will likely fly under the radar, unless it’s really really good.

Link’s Awakening — September 20
The remake is extremely faithful to the original, with one exception: the addition of Dampe and a dungeon-rearranging feature. Zelda-themed amiibo will let you add additional features to your custom dungeons.

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch — September 20
This and Link’s Awakening are two great games; sorry you have to choose between them.

Banjo-Kazooie in Smash — Fall 2019
My favorite trailer in all of E3 thus far is Duck Hunt Dog faking out everyone, only to see the actual Banjo behind him. Sakurai sure knows how to tweak his fans.

Contra: Rogue Corps — September 24
We don’t get to see Contra often enough these days; from the looks of things this appears to be faithful to its spirit. Nothing will ever top the 2D originals though; Contra Anniversary Collection is in the eShop now.

Dead By Daylight — September 24

Dragon Quest XI S — September 27
Ironically you’ll get to play its main character in Smash BEFORE you play the actual game.

Just Dance 3 — November 5
Also available on the original Wii!

Pokemon Sword and Shield — November 15
We just had a lengthy Direct on this, so the only new information today was that the game will be compatible with the Poke Ball Plus.

Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 — November
Mario and Sonic skipped the last couple of Olympiad due to the floundering sales of the Wii U. Now the Switch is strong and the Games are back on (and just in time to host in their home country).

Resident Evils 5 and 6 — Fall 2019
Note that if you didn’t know already, RE0, the remake of 1 and the remaster of 4 are already on the eShop.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades — Fall 2019

The Sinking City — Fall 2019

New Super Lucky’s Tale — Fall 2019

Dauntless — Late 2019

Luigi”s Mansion 3 — 2019
It’s shocking this still doesn’t have a release date or even release WINDOW, given how much of Nintendo’s E3 booth is devoted to decorations themed around it. Will it really be released in 2019?

Alien Isolation — 2019
I not only want this and Luigi’s Mansion 3 to come out on the same day, I want a crossover.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — 2019
Everyone’s played this already, but better late than never. And who can really argue against one of this generation’s best games coming to Switch? (Wait’ll you see Cyberpunk 2077 on Switch 2 in 2025!)

The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics — 2019

Doom Eternal — release date not listed, but probably 2019

Panzer Dragoon — Winter 2019 or 2020
What a cool surprise. Now remake Panzer Dragoon Saga!

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles — Winter 2019 or 2020

Trials of Mana — Early 2020
You know what this is? This is otherwise known as Seiken Densetsu 3, aka The Best Mana Game America Never Got To Play. Don’t miss either the remake OR the original, which is in Collection of Mana now.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — March 20, 2020
I don’t know what’s worse: that the new Animal Crossing was delayed into March of next year, or that it now has to compete with Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Cyberpunk 2077 and Marvel’s Avengers.

Empire of Sin — Spring 2020
Some kind of old-timey-themed shooter, from the looks of it.

Minecraft Dungeons — Spring 2020

No More Heroes 3 — 2020
Suda said if enough of us bought “Travis Strikes Back” in 2018, his studio would have the support to move forward with No More Heroes 3. And so it has come to pass.

Silksong — 2019 or 2020

Breath of the Wild sequel — eventually
With all the ghoulish imagery, it looks to be somewhat darker than the original. It also appears to be using the same engine. This is all very Majora’s Mask (that’s fine with us).