Another E3 has come and gone, and as usual, we got a special
Nintendo Direct E3 Presentation along with several days of Nintendo Treehouse Live streaming. Nintendo focused much of their attention on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the Pokémon: Let’s Go games, but they also showed off Super Mario Party, Daemon X Machina, Fire Emblem Three Houses, and a slew of third-party titles and indie games.

Nintendo is sure to sell a lot of Switch consoles in 2018 with that holiday lineup, but there are still some fans who aren’t satisfied with what Nintendo has revealed so far. Can we expect any more big announcements from Nintendo later this year, or will we have to wait until 2019 for the next wave of Nintendo excitement? Speaking with Game Informer, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime shed some light on the topic.

Game Informer: Switch continues to snowball and build on its base. I still see stores selling out of hardware. You have Smash Bros. coming out this holiday. You focused the messaging of the Direct to what is coming soon. Can we expect more announcements for this timeframe in the months ahead, or is what we saw at E3 the bulk of the lineup?

Reggie Fils-Aime: We’re going to continue to make announcements. E3 is not the only opportunity that we use to break news. We break news in Nintendo Directs when we want. Historically we’ve broken news at San Diego Comic Con, at PAX Prime, at Gamescom in Europe. We’re always looking for the right opportunity to share information about a particular game. Certainly for the holidays our lineup is set with Super Mario Party in October with Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee in November right before Black Friday, and with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on December 7. We believe that pacing is going to give us tremendous momentum during the holiday season.

As Reggie points out, E3 is just one of many big gaming conventions that could serve as a suitable spotlight for Nintendo announcements. Additionally, Nintendo doesn’t need to share the spotlight at all, as they can reveal games through their Nintendo Direct presentations. Nintendo’s holiday lineup is firmly set, but we can still look forward to other announcements in the near future.

Source: Game Informer

Ben Lamoreux


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