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E3 2017: Nintendo unveils new Mario, Metroid and more

15 Jun 2017

E3 has featured some pretty huge announcements already, and yesterday was Nintendo’s turn to surprise us with some brand new stuff… well, sequels to to their tried-and-true fan favourites. But, it’s still exciting!

Nintendo’s showcase featured the level of fun and colourful, childish wonder we’ve come to expect from the gaming pioneers.

Gaming royalty Mario is back with an exciting new game Super Mario Odyssey, which features a new mechanic letting our mustachioed hero take over enemies’ bodies with his handy hat.

As usual, the game looks like it will be unbridled adventure fun, but fans will only have to wait until October to get there hands on it.

Check the trailer below and see what you think.

Next up in the big announcement queue was another crowd favourite and classic character. Samus is back in a reimagining of of 1991’s Metroid 2: Return of Samus on the Game Boy.

Metroid: Samus Returns (2017) brings classic side-scrolling, alien blasting action back to handheld, with the game landing on Nintendo 3DS in September.

To complete the trifecta of Nintendo ‘nouncements Fire Emblem Warriors brings the classic cast of Fire Emblem to a Dynasty Warriors-style strategy beat-em-up.

If either of those things interest you, and hours of endless waves of squishy enemies is something you feel the series was lacking, this may be the game for you.

Sega's blue hedgehog with a need for speed also made an appearance, with a new Sonic ensemble game: Sonic Forces also being announced during the showcase. 

The showcase also featured a live Splatoon 2 competition and smaller announcements landing on the Switch and 3DS later this year.

With one more day of E3 to go, we’re excited to see what else the industry has in store. Watch this space.

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