Images posted online, alleged to be internal Nintendo documents could have given away everything planned to be shown for Nintendo E3. The documents show a list of games and also a list of times and guests to appear on the Treehouse Live stream to discuss games, host competitions and more.
The Nintendo E3 documents hold some incredible information and if true show that the Switch is about to receive some great games, both old and new.
Games on the list that are most of note include Fortnite, Fallout 3 Anniversary Edition, Pokemon Lets GO! Pikachu and Eevee Editions and F-Zero SX.
None of these games has officially been announced, so a leak of this magnitude would be absolutely huge.
Nintendo E3 – Best laid plans?
I’ve included the documents at the end of this post for you to see, but I’ll run through each point on them individually.
First off, the document which contains the list of games to be shown includes the following;
- Intro trailer showing Dragon Ball FighterZ, FIFA 19, NBA 2K19, Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, Octopath Traveller and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- Super Smash Bros – Developed by Bandai Namco
- Punch Out!! Become the Champion – Developed by Next Level Games
- Metroid Prime: Renegade – Developed by Bandai Namco
- Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion
- Fire Emblem Memories – Developed by Intelligent Systems
- Fallout 3 Anniversary – Developed by Bethesda
- Yoshi’s Flipping Island – Developed by Good-Feel
- Pokemon Lets GO! Pikachu and Eevee Editions – Developed by Game Freak
- F-Zero SX – Developed by Platinum Games
- Fortnite – Developed by Epic Games
- Star Fox Lylat System – Developed by Retro Studios
This is an absolutely bonkers list, but frankly, nothing on here seems unreasonable, out of the realm of possibility or even all that far-fetched.
We know, or assume, that the games being shown in the intro trailer mentioned by the document are coming to Switch. So that’s an easy one.
We already know Super Smash Bros is in development and we know we’re seeing it at E3. Again, easy and believable. Then we get our first surprise.
Punch Out!! Become the Champion is a game we’ve not heard of before, nor even heard rumours of. The listed developer, Next Level Games, did develop Punch Out!! on Wii and the original Punch Out!! is available on Switch, so this one isn’t too far-fetched either.
A new Punch Out!! on Switch would be a great addition to the library, so let’s hope this is all true.
Next up, Metroid Prime: Renegade. Again, we know that Metroid Prime 4 is in development and we know that Bandai Namco is handling it. We are expecting to see it at E3 so this one is a no-brainer. The subtitle is a bit out of left-field, though Nintendo is far more likely to include subtitles than numbers lately. Metroid Prime: Renegade also sounds far better than Metroid Prime 4.
Fortnite and Fallout and Fire Emblem!
Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion is up after Metroid. This doesn’t even bear mentioning since it’s already on the eShop for pre-order.
Following Splatoon 2 is Fire Emblem Memories. This is another new title that was previously unannounced, although we have been told in the past that a Fire Emblem title would be released on Switch. It would make sense to announce it at E3 and who else would be developing it aside from Intelligent Systems.
This next one is totally insane, but let’s roll with it. Fallout 3 Anniversary coming to Switch is absolutely huge. Fallout 3 was released in 2008 and this year is its 10th anniversary so the name checks out. Bethesda has also said how pleased it is with Switch software sales and ported Skyrim, DOOM and Wolfenstein II to Switch.
Does that mean Bethesda would release Fallout 3 on Switch? I’m not sure, but the idea of playing Fallout 3 on Switch is one of the most appealing things I’ve heard for the console altogether. This one might be just crazy enough to be true.
Yoshi’s Flipping Island is another previously unannounced game from Good-Feel and is the same team who developed Yoshi’s Woolly World. Good-Feel is already announced as the developer on the unnamed Yoshi Switch game and Yoshi’s Flipping Island has that Nintendo sound to it.
Pokemon, we know it’s happening at Nintendo E3
Pokemon Lets GO! Pikachu and Eevee Editions have been separately leaked today, which makes me think that this list is entirely legit. It may have been that someone was clever enough to include the names of those games as part of a troll, but I’m more inclined to believe this list is true. It’s always been suspected that the Nintendo E3 announcements would include Pokemon.
Everything that’s been coming out about Pokemon Lets GO! Pikachu and Eevee Editions just seems to be confirming what everyone has already suspected.
F-Zero SX from Platinum Games is interesting as F-Zero was one of the games trademarked by Nintendo in the past week. The other being Star Fox. Platinum Games is a good fit for F-Zero SX as it is known for it’s fast-paced, high octane action titles. The move to a racing game wouldn’t be too much of a stretch.
Besides, Platinum Games developed Star Fox Zero for Wii U, so we know they can handle games with vehicles.
Fortnite is a game that’s been rumoured to be coming to Switch for some time and honestly, it’s a no-brainer. It’s developed using the Unreal Engine which is reportedly incredibly simple to use with Switch and it’s the biggest game in the world right now. If it can run on an iPhone, it can run on Switch.
Star Fox is a given
Finally, after Nintendo trademarked Star Fox and F-Zero it was rumoured that Retro Studios was working on a new Star Fox. If this list is true, that’s now confirmed with Star Fox Lylat System being developed by Retro.
What exactly this game will be, when it will be set and what players will be doing remains a mystery, but let’s hope it can bring back the glory days of Star Fox.
The second document, which includes a run sheet for the Treehouse Live strea, includes additional details about what will be shown for each game and who will be presenting. There isn’t a whole lot of new info here except for Link’s Awakening for 3DS.
It’s been rumoured since early this year that Nintendo was working on a remake of Link’s Awakening and it seems like we’ll be seeing the first hour of the game at E3.
As with all rumours and leaks, none of this information is verified or confirmed and Nintendo refuses to comment on speculation or rumour.
However, the details on these documents, while easily faked and cobbled together, seems to add up and doesn’t seem like something that’s made up or simply put together to make fans excited.
I’m remaining hopeful and believe that these documents are legit and that we’ll be seeing all of these game on Switch and 3DS at Nintendo E3.
What would make you most excited?