Recap: Nintendo’s E3 2017 Press Conference

Nintendo closed out the press conferences on day four of E3 2017. Here are the highlights.

The spotlight opened with Reggie Fils Aime appearing onscreen to introduce a trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It will release holiday 2017.

A trailer for Kirby was shown. It will release in 2018.

A core Pokemon title is currently in development for the Switch. It will release next year.

Metroid Prime 4 was announced.

A trailer for Yoshi was shown. It will release in 2018.

A trailer for Fire Emblem: Warriors was shown. It will release in fall 2017.

Eiji Aonuma appeared onscreen to introduce new content for Breath of the Wild called The Master Trials expansion pack. The Champions’ Ballad will be the follow up expansion pack.

The Master Trials expansion will release June 30, 2017. The Champions’ Ballad expansion will release this holiday, 2017.

New Zelda Amiibo will be released this year.

Reggie Fils Aime returned to discuss upcoming Nintendo-related tournaments.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle was shown. It will release on August 29, 2017.

Rocket League will be coming to the Switch with exclusive content this holiday, 2017.

A trailer for Super Mario Odyssey was shown. It will release October 27, 2017.


And there we are! The pressers for E3 2017 are officially concluded. What was your favorite moment from this presentation?

I will see you back here tomorrow for my personal take on each presser. There’s a lot to unpack. Cheers, friends!

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    • I agree! If they had announced an Animal Crossing for Switch, that would have changed my mind, but I think all the announcements were solid and I’m glad they are looking to support this system far better than they did the Wii U.


  1. I was waiting for switch Pokémon game to buy one, so here we are! But there was absolutely nothing to show, so I don’t expect for a release so soon.

    Odyssey looks pretty good, but I can’t buy a Switch now and I already a lot to play in other consoles, so I will not hype this too much, lol.

    Good presentation for Nintendo, short and sweet while giving the Pokémon and Metroid announcements everybody wanted. Rocket League is also a nice fit for the console.

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    • I am just so glad they at least said they were working on one. I hope this means Nintendo now understands that even if nothing is shown, just confirming it is happening is a good start.

      Odyssey looks bonkers and I love it! I’m also not ready to buy a Switch, but I feel like the software support is heading the right direction.

      I completely agree. Short, sweet, and promising.

      Also, two Metroid announcements in one day!! Metroid fans must be bouncing off the walls!


  2. I was really disappointed, no Animal Crossing and more of the same kind of games that seem to rule the Switch. I guess I’ll have to look at third parties for a Switch game that I might like. I know a lot of people are over the moon with the many platformers and action games announced, but it’s just not my cup of tea…

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    • Aww, I’m sorry. :( I was really hoping for an Animal Crossing announcement, too. I feel like if they are making a Switch Pokemon game, they are likely working on a Switch Animal Crossing. I mean, people LOVE those games. Here’s hoping!

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