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What to Expect from Nintendo at EGX 2018?

Nintendo will once again be gracing EGX with their presence, hurrah! I’ve never been to an EGX that hasn’t been great, but my least favourite show was in 2016 and that’s because it was completely Nintendo free. This year, Nintendo has a booth and they are bringing some very exciting titles along with plenty of indie games for us all to get our little mitts on. It’s going to be a good one!

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

Eeeeek! If you’re lucky enough to be going to EGX you’ll be among the first people in Europe to play one or both of these titles. Both games are due for release on November 16, 2018, and perhaps playing the games early will help you decide which one to buy. Seriously, I’m finding it very hard to pick between Pikachu and Eevee!

Super Mario Party

Another first hands-on experience is Super Mario Party on the Switch. My daughter was once a huge fan of these party games and we spent a lot of time on the GameCube and the Wii playing against each other. Loads of fun and I’m hoping the mini-games will be just as fun when it’s released on October 5, 2018.

Super Smash Bros.

Hey, Bru, get your hands on newcomers to the franchise, Ridley and Inkling. No mention of Isabelle as yet but as she was only announced a couple of nights ago I guess they couldn’t tell us. It will be amazing if she is playable at EGX but I doubt she will be, got to leave something exciting for the release, right? We shall see.

Take Your Switch Along

Last year, we saw quite a few people standing in line playing on their Switch. This is a great idea, especially if you’re going to be heading for the AAA games over the weekend. There were queues lasting over 3 hours in 2017 and you should really expect the same, especially on the Saturday. Having a Switch with you will help to kill the time. Nintendo will kindly be bringing charging stations at their booth along with extra docks and even screens for you to use. Thanks, Nintendo!

Indie Titles for the Switch

Finally, Nintendo also announced 13 indie titles that are coming to EGX:

  • Oddworld: Strangers Wrath
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpents Curse
  • Into the Breach
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • The Gardens Between
  • Windjammers
  • Treasure Stack
  • WarGroove
  • Stick Fight
  • Baba is You
  • Moonlighter
  • Killer Queen Black
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

Not bad, Nintendo. Get your EGX tickets, here.

 

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