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Nintendo E3 2017 Video Game Trailers: Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon-Tournament DX & More

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Updated: June 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
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Nintendo E3 2017 Video Game Trailers: Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon-Tournament DX & More
Nintendo Super Mario. Representative Image. (Image: REUTERS/Yuya Shino)
Nine trailers from Nintendo's June 13 spotlight video, from a new cardboard-style "Yoshi" adventure to potential year-end blockbuster "Super Mario Odyssey."

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: sends players on a fantasy journey of epic exploration, giant creatures, and conflicting characters. It's still awaiting a release date more precise than Holiday 2017, but remains an important launch given how enthusiastically its Nintendo Wii predecessor was received.


Kirby: adopts a light-hearted approach to adventuring, with the pink puffball setting out with up to three other player companions in a classic side-scrolling franchise style. Announced for 2018


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The Pokémon Company's co-founder Tsunekaza Ishihara appeared to promote spin-off fighting game Pokkén Tournament DX for the Switch and confirmed that the GameFreak studio "has begun developing a core Pokémon title on Nintendo Switch"

"It may not release for more than a year," he advised, implying a late 2017 launch at best. There were no details about the kind of Pokémon game it would be, with prior rumours suggesting "Pokémon Stars," a remastered combination of 2016's dual releases "Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon" on the 3DS.

"Metroid Prime 4" received the briefest of logo teases during the Nintendo Spotlight compilation (,) while a distinct and more fully formed Metroid title, "Metroid: Samus Returns," was demonstrated as part of Nintendo's later show-floor broadcast and is due September 15.

Next up was "Yoshi." Where "Yoshi's Woolly World" had its world and characters made out of yarn, "Yoshi" goes for a cardboard effect. It's a side-scrolling adventure where scenery can be knocked over and players can flip the camera's perspective horizontally to access hidden areas, and it's another one for 2018

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After a successful excursion on mobile, "Fire Emblem" is preparing for another console outing in "Fire Emblem Warriors," which recasts the fantasy role-playing game as a one-against-many battlefield action game, due Fall 2017.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" was a critical and commercial success coinciding with March's Nintendo Switch launch and will be further sustained through its Expansion Pass with a challenge-based "The Master Trials" (June 30,) and then new side-story "The Champion's Ballad" (Holiday 2017.) Both are being made available for Switch and the older Wii U, while Nintendo is rolling out a quartet of Amiibo figurines to complement the Expansion Pass's two components.

"Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle," jointly announced during the Ubisoft conference, was given another glimpse, before grassroots success "Rocket League," a blend of RC car racing and soccer, was confirmed for Holiday 2017; it's to include cross-platform multiplayer so Switch owners can play with players on other consoles too.

Nintendo opened its "Super Mario Odyssey" video with a dinosaur and showcased the game's most novel feature, a hat that lets Mario take control of objects and creatures in the world around him -- even a hulking T-Rex -- opening up new possibilities for the 32-year-old "Super Mario" franchise.

The game will be Nintendo's big late 2017 release and has now been given an October 27 date.

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First Published: June 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
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