New Nintendo Switch Games At E3 2018: Fire Emblem, Fortnite, And More
By Kallie Plagge | @inkydojikko on
E3 2018's string of big press conferences wrapped up with Nintendo, which yielded plenty of Switch announcements. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee was announced a few weeks prior, but we now know the release date for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
There were a lot of new games shown at E3 2018 across its half dozen-worth press conferences, so it can be hard to sort through all the news and get caught up on everything. To help with that, we've compiled every Nintendo game announced at this year's E3.
Newly Announced Switch Games At E3 2018
- Daemon X Machina | TBA 2019
- FIFA 19 | September 28
- Just Dance 2019 | October 25
- Fortnite: Battle Royale | Out Now
- Fallout Shelter | Out Now
- Paladins: Champions of the Realm | Fall 2018
- Killer Queen Black | Early 2019
- Dragon Ball FighterZ | Summer 2018
- Overcooked 2 | August 7
- Super Mario Party | October 8
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses | Spring 2019
In this feature, you'll find each game announced during E3 2018 for Nintendo Switch. For all the news, trailers, previews, any gameplay videos, and more, click on the game's name to see its full page on GameSpot.
For more E3 news, be sure refer run through all of our coverage. In the meantime, which Switch games are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below.
Daemon X Machina
Daemon X Machina is an upcoming mech action game. It's a collaboration between developers First Studio and Marvelous Entertainment, with an array of notable Japanese developers. In the game, you take your Arsenal, a fully customizable powered suit, out for an array of missions to fight the enemy at all costs. You can choose and equip your Arsenal with a multitude of weapons, obtain more from downed enemy Arsenals, and swap them on the fly to suit your strategy in the face of ever-changing threats.
Developer: Marvelous Entertainment, First Studio | Release Date: TBA 2019
Dragon Ball FighterZ
The critically-acclaimed Dragon Ball FighterZ is heading to Nintendo Switch. At launch, it'll include all the characters featured in the original release at day one, with DLC characters (already released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC) arriving on the Switch version sometime later. The game is optimized for the Nintendo Switch and includes:
Developer: Arc System Works | Release Date: Summer 2018
Fallout Shelter is making its way to PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. Originally released on iOS, Android, and later on Xbox One, the game is a free-to-play survival simulator where you manage a Fallout vault.
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios | Release Date: Out Now
FIFA is consistently one of the biggest releases of the year, and in a year where a World Cup will attract many new fans to the sport, FIFA 19 will likely be no different. The game will boast the UEFA Champions League license after primary rivals PES and Konami lost the rights to all UEFA club competitions earlier this year. The news means FIFA has a near monopoly over the world's major soccer licenses, including the 2018 World Cup, which came to FIFA 18 just recently.
Introducing the prestigious UEFA Champions League, offering authentic in match atmospheres, featuring gameplay updates including elevated on-pitch personality and a striking overhaul, and providing new and unrivaled ways to play.
Developer: EA | Release Date: September 28
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the latest entry in Nintendo's critically-acclaimed strategy series. It retains many of the core mechanics the series is known for. Though, it does offer some changes. Battle screens are filled with armies, and you directly command one character, but they're leading a small battalion of other soldiers who join in on the attack. In addition, you can explore what looks to be a fully realized 3D world.
Developer: Nintendo | Release Date: Spring 2019
Fortnite: Battle Royale
The immensely popular Fortnite: Battle Royale has finally made its way onto Nintendo Switch. And in a rather surprising reveal, it's out now.
Developer: Epic Games | Release Date: Out Now
Just Dance 2019
Just Dance returns this year sporting a new lineup of songs and dance routines. Like previous installments, players must mimic the on-screen dancer's choreography using either motion controllers or the game's associated mobile app.
Developer: Ubisoft | Release Date: TBA
Killer Queen Black
The 5v5 objective-based side-scrolling arcade multiplayer game Killer Queen Black is coming to Switch this Winter. Players either gather resources, kill the queen, or capture the snail to win in Killer Queen Black.
Fly solo, or team up with three of your friends as you race to complete one of three possible victory conditions. The game is a new take on the arcade eSport Killer Queen, which has been rebuilt from the ground up and optimized for console. Gameplay is immediately recognizable and familiar, yet it introduces exciting new twists and online play for the home audience. Killer Queen Black is the follow up to Killer Queen that fans have been begging for.
Developer: Bumblebear Studios, Liquid Bit | Release Date: Early 2019
Overcooked 2 is serving up more chefs, more kitchens, more recipes, and more co-op madness. You can group up with friends or go it alone to cook up a storm, chopping, steaming and frying your way through levels that keep you on your toes. Online multiplayer can bring four chefs together to save the Onion Kingdom once again.
Developer: Ghost Town Games | Release Date: August 7
Paladins: Champions of the Realm
Paladins is a team-based shooter similar to Team Fortress 2 and Overwatch. Gamers play as Champions, powerful heroes who use a mixture of guns and magic to defeat their opponents. Each Champion belongs to one of four classes. Front Line Champions operate as tanks and protect their allies from enemy fire. Damage Champions spearhead offensive assaults with their faster speed and high attack output. Support Champions keep their allies healed up and ready to fight. Flank Champions excel at circumnavigating the battlefield to ambush enemy teams from behind.
Paladins will be free-to-play later this year. Founders get early access, immediately unlock all Champions and their voice packs now and forever, and receive exclusive cosmetics.
Developer: inXile Entertainment | Release Date: Fall 2018
Super Mario Party
The antics continue in the upcoming mini-game collection, Super Mario Party. It's the first new game in the series in three years; the previous installment released in 2015 on Wii U. The game introduces all-new ways to play, including Joy-Con controller enabled minigames, and new modes to enjoy with family and friends. Board game play goes back to the four-player basics as you take turns and race across the board searching for Stars. You can also pair up two Nintendo Switch systems and delight in this dynamic play style, such as in the new Toad’s Rec Room mode. With new modes and new minigames coupled with original board game play, the party starts anywhere, anytime, and with all kinds of players. New modes include:
Developer: Nintendo | Release Date: October 8