Gaming NewsJun 14, 2017 at 6:50a PSTby luckie

E3 2017 Essentials #3 (June 13) – Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon for Switch, new Brothers in Arms

The last show of E3, Nintendo Spotlight, is now over. Let's sum up the most essential news of the day.

The third day of E3 2017 belonged to Nintendo, which hosted their Nintendo Spotlight. But there has been some other news as well. Below you can find the summary of the most essential announcements made during the day. Note that all games presented at the show are going to launch on Nintendo Switch (although there are some that will hit 3DS too). Follow all Nintendo’s announcements on a special website.

Nintendo Spotlight

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

The show started with a presentation of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The next installment in the jRPG series is going to launch during this year’s holiday season.


Nintendo made a nice surprise for fans announcing Metroid Prime 4 – even though only the game’s logo was shown in the first teaser trailer. So far we know nothing apart from the fact that the game is in development for Nintendo Switch.


Yoshi for Nintendo Switch

Fire Emblem Warriors

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Expansion Pass

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still a hot topic, especially since the adventure is not over. Nintendo has announced two DLC packs included in the upcoming Expansion Pass (wchich will be sold for $19.99). The first one, The Master Trials, is going to offer Trial of the Sword game mode, Master Mode, Hero’s Path, new types of armor, Korok Mask and more. The other one, The Champion’s Ballad, will focus on princess Zelda and four heroes: Goron, Zora, Rito and Gerudo.

Rocket League

Rocket League, one of the most popular online games in the recent time, is coming to Nintendo Switch at the end of the year. This version is going to offer all the existing content and modes, including multiplayer, offline season, cross-network, etc.

A new Pokemon game for Switch

Tsunekazu Ishihara from The Pokemon Company briefly mentioned that a core Pokemon game, in development by Game Freak, is headed for Nintendo Switch, but it’s at least one year away. Other than that no details were shared. However, according to a one-year-old rumor, this could be Pokemon Stars, an expanded, high-res version of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Super Mario Odyssey

The new epic installment in the world’s probably best recognized game franchise was a fine conclusion of Nintendo Spotlight. Apart from a new trailer, which showed off a couple of interesting locations and the many uses of Mario’s hat (including taking control of enemies), a release date for Super Mario Odyssey was announced: October 27, 2017.

Other news

Middle-earth: Shadow of War – dev commentary gameplay

Destiny 2 – 4K PC gameplay


Last year’s cRPG from Obsidian Entertainment has received a free update introducing New Game Plus and an optional skills reset. Tyranny has also got its first DLC, called Tales from The Tiers – you can read more about it here.

Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive was supposed to launch this year, but Konami decided to push the release to early 2018, Polygon learned at E3. The developers simply need a few more months to finish the game, but its future is by no means endangered.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced .hack//G.U. Last Recode for PS4, a remastered trilogy of the series that originally came out for PlayStation 2.

New Brothers in Arms in development

Randy Pitchford from Gearbox Software confirmed that another installment in the Brothers in Arms series is in works – but not developed directly by Gearbox. This is to be “the Brothers in Arms fans are waiting for”, with Sgt. Baker coming back as the protagonist and story inspired by the works of Telltale Games.

Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer gameplay

Life is Strange: Before the Storm first gameplay

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds zombie mode

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is going to get a zombie mode, Bluehole announced on Twitter. It is not yet known when it will launch and what exactly this mode entails, but here’s the first teaser trailer.